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Independent Director, Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) & CarTrade Tech Limited (CTT)
Lakshmi Narayanan Subramanian
Independent Director, Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) & CarTrade Tech Limited (CTT)

Lakshminarayanan Subramanian is the Chairman of Shriram Finance Limited (SFL) & Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL). He holds a bachelor’s degree of science from University of Delhi and diploma in Advanced Studies in Economic & Social Studies from the Victoria University of Manchester.
He was a member of the Indian Administrative Services and has served as a Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. He also held senior positions at the Ministry of Communications and IT, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India and in the Department of Tourism, Culture & Public Relations, Department of Mines, Mineral Resources, Revenue and Relief and Rehabilitation of the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Independent Director, Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) & CarTrade Tech Limited (CTT)
Kishori Udeshi
Independent Director, Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) & CarTrade Tech Limited (CTT)

Kishori Jayendra Udeshi is an Independent Director of Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited (STFC), CarTrade Tech Limited (CTT) & Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL). She holds a master’s degree of arts in economics from the University of Bombay. She is an associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.
She was appointed as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India from June 10, 2003 to October 12, 2005. As Deputy Governor, she was on the Board of SEBI, NABARD, Exim Bank and was the Chairman of Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran (Private) Limited, Bangalore as also Chairman of the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation. In 2006, the bank appointed her as Chairman of The Banking Codes and Standards Board of India. She is the nominee of the Government of Maharashtra on the Board of the Indian Red Cross Society, Mumbai.

Executive Vice-Chairman, Shriram Finance Limited (SFL)
Umesh Govind Revankar
Executive Vice-Chairman, Shriram Finance Limited (SFL)

Umesh Govind Revankar holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Mangalore University and a master of business administration (MBA) in finance. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Revankar started his career with the Shriram Group as an executive trainee in 1987.
He has been associated with the Shriram Group for the last 28 years and has extensive experience in the financial services industry. During his stint with the Shriram Group, he has shouldered various responsibilities and worked in several key roles of business operations.

Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, CarTrade Tech Limited
Vinay Vinod Sanghi
Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, CarTrade Tech Limited

Vinay Vinod Sanghi is the Chairman, Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of CarTrade Tech Limited (CTT) and Director of Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL). He is the Founder of Cartrade and Carwale. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Bombay. He has previously been associated with Mahindra First Choice Wheels Limited and Project Automobiles (Bombay) Private Limited. He has over 30 years of experience in the automobile industry.

CEO of Shriram Automall India Limited
Sameer Malhotra
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL)

Mr. Sameer Malhotra is the Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL). He pursued his graduation from University of Delhi and later joined the Institute of Cost and Work Accounts of India (ICWA). He further completed his post-graduation in Financial Management from Sardar Patel College of Communication and Management.
Before establishing Shriram Automall India Limited, Sameer worked for over 5 years as the Country Manager and Director, Asia Subcontinent, for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA). He also has a decade long experience in heading several divisions of SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited (SREI), India’s largest finance and rental group focused on infrastructure equipment as Sr. Vice President. Sameer’s strong acumen in strategic analysis and focused management has contributed immensely to the business expansion of Shriram Automall India Limited, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited.

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director, Shriram Automall India Limited & Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, CarTrade Tech Limited
Aneesha Bhandary
Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director, Shriram Automall India Limited & Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, CarTrade Tech Limited

Aneesha Bhandary is non-executive and non-independent Director of Shriram Automall India Limited and Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cartrade Tech Limited. She joined CarWale in 2015. She has been instrumental in taking the Company Public. Had a 9-year stint with S. R. Batliboi & Co. LLP (Ernst & Young) as a Statutory auditor and has over 15 years of experience in the field of Finance.

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director, Shriram Automall India Limited & Chief Product Officer – Group
Akshay Shankar
Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director, Shriram Automall India Limited & Chief Product Officer – Group

Akshay Shankar is non-executive and non – independent Director of Shriram Automall India Limited and Chief Product Officer of Cartrade Tech Limited (CTT)– Group. He holds a master’s degree in science (with honours) from University of Twente, Netherlands. He has 15+ years of experience in product management. Akshay Shankar started his career at ABN AMRO Central Enterprise Services Private Limited. He was one of the first directors of Nassau IT Services Private Limited, erstwhile owner of the CarTradeIndia.com portal, in 2007. He joined CTT on August 1, 2009 as a product manager and has held technology and product leadership roles since then. Akshay was promoted to the position of Chief Product Officer –CTT Group (CPO) on October 1, 2020.

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director, Shriram Automall India Limited & Chief Strategy Officer – Group
Varun Sanghi
Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

Varun Sanghi is non-executive and non-independent Director of Shriram Automall India Limited and he heads CarTrade Ventures. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Management with a specialization in Finance from the University of Mumbai. Varun has been a part of CarTrade Tech for the past seven years, beginning his journey as a product manager. During his tenure, he led the acquisition of OLX India, incubated CarTrade Infotech and also worked on multiple other projects. Varun has also been featured in Forbes India's 30 Under 30 Class of 2024.

Chief Financial Officer
Vineet Anand
Chief Financial Officer

Vineet Anand holds a Bachelors’ degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He comes armed with 32 years of experience in diverse industry background. His core strength lies in charting out the financial strategies for the organisation and partnering in sustainable business growth and profitability. Prior to joining SAMIL, he was associated with CJ Darcl Logistics Limited, Subros Group and Surya Roshni Limited at various managerial levels in their Corporate Offices. His role has been pivotal in Banking, Private Equity, Strategic Equity, Public Fund raise and Corporate Governance domain.

Chief Operating Officer
J.V. Sudhakar
Chief Operating Officer

J.V Sudhakar is a mechanical engineer by Bachelors, PGDBM/ MBA in Marketing & Finance with a total experience of over 22 years in Shriram Group, spanning across commercial vehicle loans, credit & recovery. He is proficient in creating policies, processes and their implementation related to business operations of Shriram Automall India Limited. For over 11 years, he is responsible for business operations in Pan India through Automall business units and bidding event management. He innovates policies and processes related to business operations of Shriram Automall and its implementation. With his strong business acumen, he was awarded with ‘Innovator of the Year’ in 2016 and ‘Employee of the Year’ award in 2021. His areas of interest are - Bidding events operations, policy guideline, business management and commercial vehicle loans.

CEO, Adroit Auto
Jyoti Jain
CEO, Adroit Auto

Ms. Jyoti Jain is Chief Executive Officer at Adroit Inspection Services Private Limited. With over 18 years of experience, out of which 11 years is with SAMIL group, she has established herself as a successful person in various roles throughout her career. She demonstrated history of working in the Transport, Automobile, Information Technology, Education & Real Estate industry. She is skilled in Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Brand building, Customer Relationship, HR, Operations, IT Product development & Business Innovations. Strong professional with a Post Graduate degree focused in Marketing & General Management from IIM Lucknow. She has won several awards including ‘Women Achiever award 2016’ & ‘Innovation in Branding & Marketing’ award in 2016. She also acquired a position among 100 Influential Marketer in 2015 which proves her dedication in this male dominated pre-owned Automobile industry. For her output-oriented skills, team marketing has won ‘Best Team Support Function of the Year’ in 2018 and ‘Best Team Support Function of the Year’ in 2014 and she have been recognized as ‘Employee of the Year’ in 2015 and ‘Innovator of the Year’ award in 2020.

Chief Sales Officer, CarTradeExchange
Phalguni Hari Pillai
Chief Sales Officer, CarTradeExchange

Ms. Phalguni Hari Pillai is Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of CarTradeExchange.com which is a state-of-the-art online auction portal of Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL). With a journey of over 10 years in the group, she started as sales executive and reached the position of Chief Sales Officer. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing along with Business Development and General Management Programme from IIM Lucknow. She has professional experience of over 20 years in multiple industries including Health and Fitness, F&B, Media publication and Automobile auction business. She was honoured with ‘Employee of the Year’ award in 2016 and ‘Innovator of the Year’ award in 2021. She has in-depth customer relationship and employee management skills which made here climb through the corporate ladder. She is a diligent, smart worker, dedicated and has a go getter personality.

Chief Experience Officer
Vibha Sarin Prabhakar
Chief Experience Officer

Ms. Vibha Sarin Prabhakar is the Chief Experience Officer at Shriram Automall India Limited. She is responsible for Stakeholder Engagement & Retention, Demand Generation & Branding initiatives for all Group companies of SAMIL. She has over 22 years of Global exposure in Transforming Organisations through Smart Business Development, Leading Offline and Digital Operations, Customer Experience, Digital Marketing, Media and Partner Relationship Management. Vibha has worked in Multi-National and Indian Companies both in India & abroad like GE, Convergys, ICICI Bank, ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland, MMTC-PAMP and eJOHRI. She has a layered exposure as an alumna of London Business School, Wharton-USA, IMD-Switzerland, INSEAD-France. She has been a Keynote Speaker at various industry forums & panel discussions.

Chief Technology Officer
Manish Panjwani
Chief Technology Officer

Manish is a techie by passion and digital native. He has architected award winning products to building tech Organisation. Manish have led world’s renowned technology initiative for many Bluechip clients such as Canon, Learning.com, Pearson etc. From finTech and edTech CEO to presently for last 4+ years as Chief Technology Officer with Shriram Automall India Limited group companies – leading tech innovation led business growth for the company. He has been awarded as ‘Employee of the Year’ in 2022. He is a writer and a speaker on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Cyber security, Blockchain, Metaverse, Digital first, Super apps, AutoTech as well as a Leadership Mentor with tier-1 tech-colleges in India.

Chief Accounting Officer
Kalyan K Malla
Chief Accounting Officer

Kalyan Kumar Malla is the Chief Accounts Officer of SAMIL Group. He is a seasoned professional with over 27 years of experience and associated with the group since 2001 in managing accounts, admin, business analysis and audits. He expertise in creating process flows, cost optimization and IT system upgradation. He has been recognized as ‘Employee of the Year’ in 2012, ‘Innovator of the Year’ in 2016 and ‘Best Team Support Functions’ in 2015 & 2017. His team received ‘Team of the Year’ award in 2022. He holds a diploma in General Management from IIM Lucknow and CMA Inter (2001).

ZBH, Hyderabad Zone
Rajasekhar K
ZBH, Hyderabad Zone

With over 23 years of group experience, Rajasekhar K started his career as a management trainee with Shriram Investments Limited in 2001 and later got associated with Shriram Transport Finance Company & then joined Shriram Automall in 2011. He is responsible for sales operations & creating strategies for business development at South Zone 1 at Shriram Automall which covers Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. With his commitment and dedication towards his work, he was honoured with ‘Best Regional Head’ award in 2012 & 2013, ‘Employee of the Year’ award in 2014 and ‘Innovator of the Year’ award in 2020. He is passionate about sales & diligent about team management. He has prepared a number of strategies for effective customer and team management.

ZBH, Chennai Zone
S Senthil Kumar
ZBH, Chennai Zone

A mechanical engineer with 25 years of experience in automobile industry, S Senthil Kumar has worked in companies like TVS. He has been associated with Shriram Transport Finance Company & later joined Shriram Automall in 2012. He holds a diploma in General Management from IIM Lucknow. He is a techno commercial professional, spearheading business operation in South Zone 2 covering the entire state of Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry. He also caters Pan India accounts of clients head quartered at Chennai. With his hard work & potential, he was honored with ‘Best Technical Team’ in 2015 ‘Innovator of the Year’ in 2016 and ‘Employee of the Year’ award in 2019. Also, his determination has laid him to become Zonal Head Chennai from Head of ‘New Look and ‘Yard Team’ at SAMIL. He is keen in adapting new technology & interested in automotive sales and in establishing new avenues for success of the business.

ZBH, Mumbai Zone
Sandesh Singh Bhadauria
ZBH, Mumbai Zone

A post graduate in tourism, Sandesh Singh Bhadauria has over 21 years of experience in Shriram Group of companies. He started with STFC and then shifted to Shriram Automall as Regional Head where he managed UP, Uttaranchal, J&K, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh regions. At present, he is responsible for business operations & creating strategies for business development in Mumbai Zone at Shriram Automall covering Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Previously as a Zonal head, he has managed to open many Automalls for the company in his zone at strategic locations. He played a crucial role in tying up with various Leading Regional Banks in his zone. He has been honoured with ‘Employee of the Year’ award in 2020 and with ‘Innovator of the Year’ award in 2019 and 2023. He is known to drive a team of multi-dimensional professionals who play a key role in business development of the zone and SAMIL on the whole.

ZBH, Delhi Zone
Subhash Kumar Rana
ZBH, Delhi Zone

With over 29 years of experience, Subhash Kumar Rana started his career in 1992 with Reserve Bank of India as New Delhi Staff Cooperative Thrift and Credit Department and later joined STFC (Shriram Group) as Accounts Officer in 1994 before joining Shriram Automall in 2012 as Regional Head for Chandigarh, Punjab & J&K. At present, he is taking care of overall business including physical & online bidding events, corporate clients & profitability of North West Zone at Shriram Automall which covers entire states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. His commitment & dedication has helped Shriram Automall in many ways. He managed to open 6 Automalls just in a time span of one and a half years. He was also honoured with ‘SAMIL Promising Region of the Year’ award in 2016, ‘Innovator of the Year’ award in 2019 and ‘Employee of the Year’ award in 2022. He is passionate about his work which involves productivity through sales & team management for long term results and better outcomes.

ZBH, Kolkata Zone
Sudeep Banerjee
ZBH, Kolkata Zone

A generalist, with an MBA in IT, Sudeep Banerjee has extensive experience in C2C, B2C & B2B ecommerce business operations, category management, online retail, business development & has been part of the online industry since its inception in India. He holds an M.B.A degree in Marketing & IT from IMS Roorkee, and a diploma in General Management (MDP Program) from IIM Lucknow. He is also a science (Hons.) graduate from St. Xavier’s College Ranchi. His areas of expertise for over last 10 years are - Responsible for spearheading new strategic initiatives under internet business, m-commerce and scaling up business by developing unique business models & inking new client relationships at national level. His Innovations includes - chief enabler for launching, running & growing the business of B2B online portals - bids.samil.in, gold.samil.in, property.samil.in & eauctions.samil.in. With his strong business acumen, he was awarded with ‘Innovator of the Year’ in 2015 and ‘Employee of the Year’ in 2018. Strategic planning to enhance efficiencies for the OEM Automobile verticals is his area of focus.

ZBH, Bangalore Zone
M Prashanth Shetty
ZBH, Bangalore Zone

M. Prashanth Shetty is a highly accomplished professional with over 22 years of experience in the Shriram Group. He holds a bachelor's degree and began his journey with the organization in 2002. Prashanth possesses a proven track record in effectively managing people and businesses across multiple levels. In his current role, Prashanth will take the helm in leading the business and operations of the Bangalore, Hubli, Kerala, and Mysore regions within the Bangalore Zone. His primary focus will be the development and implementation of business strategies aimed at fostering the zone's continued growth and profitability. His extensive expertise and strategic acumen make him a valuable asset to the organization and a key driver of its ongoing success. He has been honoured with “SAMIL Promising Region of the Year – Mangalore Region,” in 2017-18 and Recognition award for “Best State Product Head 2021.”

Business Head, Retail
Dinesh Kumar
Business Head, Retail

A seasoned professional with MBA in marketing, Dinesh Kumar has over 25 years of diversified experience. He joined Shriram Group in 2001 before continuing his career in Shriram Automall in 2011. At present, he is the Business Head and is responsible for the revenue generation and heads the retail operations pan-India. He has been honoured with ‘Best Profitable Region’ award in 2014 and ‘Most Promising Region’ award in 2017. His areas of Interest are to build good network & healthy relationship with customers while understanding their requirements.

Business Head, Retail
G Sunil Kumar
Business Head, Retail

With over 32 years of group experience, G Sunil Kumar has been associated with Shriram Transport Finance Company & later joined Shriram Automall in 2011. He is responsible for sales operations & retail business development across Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore Zones. His innovations of strong business acumen & potential brought in business growth in Retail segment. His area of interest is to learn more and more about the new technology in automobile industry. He has been honoured with ‘Employee of the Year’ award in 2020 and ‘Innovator of the Year’ award in 2023 at SAMIL.

Business Head, Bank & NBFC
Chetan Srivastava
Business Head, Bank & NBFC

Chetan is an experienced Business Head with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry and setting up businesses from scratch. He is skilled in Business Development, Channel Sales, Corporate Sales and Sales Management, Operations Management, Risk Management. He is a strong business development professional with a full time PGDBM focused in Sales & Marketing. He has over 18 years of work experience working with AMUL (GCMMF), SHARP, ICICI Lombard, AUOonline, CarTrade, Reliance Retail, Copart, TSG and Shriram Automall.

Business Head, Banks & NBFC
Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal
Business Head, Banks & NBFC

Rajesh is a multi-faceted professional offering 25+ years of rich corporate and entrepreneurial experience at Volkswagen Finance, ICICI bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Ford Credit with core areas of focus in Strategy Consulting, Business Planning & Growth, Operational Efficiency, Service Delivery & Team Leadership functions. He is a business leader with a demonstrated history of working with financial services and Automobile industry. He is known to drive business growth by extending brands/products to new categories/regions/verticals, establishing highly-successful new ventures/channel partnerships/strategic alliances for sustainable unit economics for architecture of operational & customer service excellence. Successfully executed transformations, Process & Change Initiatives, Strategies, Sales Initiatives, SAS products, helping B2C & B2B corporate relations.

Business Head, OEM
Sanjay Khanna
Business Head, OEM

He has a varied experience of over 30 years in both Asset Financing and CE Auctioning & Valuation businesses. He is veteran in Used Construction Equipment Industry and was instrumental in successfully establishing CE Auction business in Indian market way back in 2005 for his earlier employer and was also responsible for conducting overseas Auctions in SE Asia and Africa. He was also credited for starting the Used Construction Equipment Trading business for the group in Middle East and other markets. To get the understanding and exposure of Used Equipment and Machinery business in International markets he has extensively travelled to various countries like UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, South Africa, Russia, Sri Lanka etc. Prior to joining with us, his last assignment was with Quippo Valuers & Auctioneer as COO.

Business Head, Auto
Rahul Bhardwaj
Business Head, Auto

Rahul Bhardwaj is a senior entrepreneurial executive with over 22 years of experience in managing automotive sales, marketing, and network at the district, regional and corporate level in automotive industry. He is a post graduate in Marketing and was associated with leading automobile groups like Ford India, TATA Motors, Hindustan Motors, Sonalika Group before joining Shriram Automall in 2014. He is responsible for Channel Sales Management, Direct Sales, Dealer Network Expansion, Rationalization & Consolidation, Customer Satisfaction, Corporate Sales, Fleet Sales, Sales Training, Dealer Business Management. He takes care of pre- owned vehicle business through Automotive (OEM) dealerships, car rental, leasing companies and managing relationships with OEMs. He is result oriented with excellent track record in identifying opportunities for accelerated growth. He believes in punctuality, integrity and empathy.

Business Head, Online Demand
Dilip Kote
Business Head, Online Demand

Dilip Kote is a mechanical engineer by degree and has over 20 years of diverse industry experience in the automobile industry in sales & marketing, banking, and online auctions. He has over 10 years of Group Experience. He has deep understanding of team building and providing services to clients and buyers. He is proficient in using consultative selling strategies to build relationships in target markets. Currently he is the Business Head of Online Demand, Insurance Salvage & Buyer Marketing for Banks, NBFCs & Insurance companies and manages a team of 100+ members for online auctions. His achievements include - Awarded as Best customer Relationship Manager in Dubai in 2018. He is honoured by ‘Innovator of the Year’ award in 2022.

Chief Operating Officer, Adroit Inspection Services
Bhaskar Ghosh
Chief Operating Officer, Adroit Inspection Services

Mr. Bhaskar Ghosh is the Chief Operating Officer at Adroit Inspection Services Private Limited. He is a technology professional with over 34 years of experience in automobile service industry. He is responsible for overall operations conducted in the company across the country. He is keen to adapt new technology & is always interested to bring in new innovation in the automobile industry. Before joining Adroit, he was the yard and operation head in Shriram Automall, where through his massive knowledge in the field he created best technical teams for support and function in north, east and west zones.

Business Head, Adroit Inspection Services
Mohammed Taj
Business Head, Adroit Inspection Services

Mohammed Taj is an Engineering Graduate with 19+ years of experience in Automobile Industry. He has worked with TVS group, Shriram Group, Mahindra & Mahindra and SAPL and he presently associated with Adroit Auto Inspection Private Limited as the Business Head. His diversified experience in the automotive industry makes him seamless in the inspection, valuation and verification on his current position.

Business Head, Yard Operations
C Ravindran
Business Head, Yard Operations

C Ravindran is a self-motivated professional backed by 21 years of experience in the industry. He was associated with DCA Dubai & Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, world's largest industrial auctioneer before joining SAMIL in 2011. At present, he is the national head of yard operations at SAMIL. He is responsible for security operations, yard operations and infrastructures for Shriram Automall. He was solely responsible for building yard team as well as infrastructure of yards in Shriram Automall. With his commitment towards the work, he was honored as ‘Employee of the Year’ award in 2016. He was honoured with ‘Best Team Support’ award three times in 2012, 2016 and 2020 for his great relationship management, business development and team management skills.

Business Head, Legal
Sunil Chopra
Business Head, Legal

Mr. Sunil Chopra is a strategic and proactive professional with abilities in managing legal issues and providing Legal strategy, planning, operations, management, training & development and client servicing with focus on continuity of business and profitability with diverse experience of 20+ years in the Service Sector, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Tax & Accounts Management. Currently working as a Business Head-Legal with Shriram Automall India Limited for the last 10 years, he has vast experience in handling diversified portfolio which includes Contract Management, Litigation, Real Estate, Disputes, Compliance, Merger & Acquisition. He has close relation with legal fraternity across India. He possesses a strong commercial outlook and excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills. He applies a strategic approach to law and like working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. He has a deep interest in researching and evaluating different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.

Business Head, Human Resource
Monica Katyal
Business Head, Human Resource

A seasoned people success professional with over 19 years of experience Monica drives her passion by effectively balancing the needs of the employees with the goals of the organisation. A focused professional with logical mind, she is spearheading Human Resource in SAMIL with her problem solving approach. An architect in building the innovative people practices carries the belief system that the people success can thrive in an environment where trust, culture of learning, collaboration and agility is highly valued.