Country Managing Director India & Asia Sub-Regional Director ofALD Automotive | LeasePlan
Mr Suvajit Karmakar is the Country Managing Director India & Asia Sub-Regional Director of ALD Automotive | LeasePlan. He has been working with us since 2005 where he joined as Country Head – Sales & Marketing and was elevated to the position of the Chief Executive Officer & Whole Time Director of the Company in January 2013.
Prior to joining ALD Automotive, Mr Karmakar worked with Eternity Everest Ltd., Phillips India Ltd., Whirlpool India Ltd., ICICI PFS Ltd. and ICICI Bank Ltd.
Mr Karmakar has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Pune University and is an MBA with specialization in Marketing.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Sarvesh Joshi is the Chief Financial Officer of ALD India. He has been working with us since July 2007. He has around 24 years of experience as a Qualified Chartered Accountant.
Mr Joshi started his professional career with PAL – PEUGEOT Ltd in the Finance & Accounts department. He then worked with DyStar India Limited as a Financial Accountant for 3 years assisting the CFO in various activities and moved to Tech Pacific (India) Ltd. as Deputy Manager – Finance for the next three years. After his transfer of assignment to Asia Pacific Brands India Ltd, he worked there as Head – Finance for the next four and a half years.
Ms Shoba Krishnan
Chief Administrative Officer
Ms Krishnan is the Chief Administrative Officer at ALD India since November 2022. She is responsible for managing Internal Control, Compliance, Operational Risk, Credit Risk and Project Functions,
Ms Krishnan started her career with MaFoi Management Consultants Ltd. in Chennai, handling tax and processing payroll for their clients for around 2 years. Following that, she worked for a year as a Senior Executive - Accounts and Finance for Systime Computer Systems India Limited (a CMS group company), reporting to the CFO, taking care of Accounting and Finance operations of international subsidiaries and audit finalization of Indian operations.
Ms Krishnan joined ALD India in 2005 as a Finance Manager, responsible for accounting, for about 2 years. She re-joined ALD and by 2012 she was heading Accounts, reporting to the CFO, in charge of accounting functions including finalization of the annual report. She moved on to head Taxation from June 2018. Following which, she was appointed as Deputy CFO in October 2020, becoming a part of the Executive Committee.
Ms Krishnan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an all India rank holder in ICWA Inter.
Director - Sales
Mr Venkatesh K is the Director of Sales at ALD India. He joined us in 2005 as Relationship Manager and was promoted as Regional Business Development Manager, South, where he developed the client base for ALD for 7 years. He was elevated to the position of Country Head – Sales in January, 2013.
Mr Venkatesh started his career as Technical Assistant in Bharat Electronics Limited, a Government of India Undertaking, in 1994. After two years, he joined Mandovi Motors Pvt. Ltd., authorized dealers for Maruti Udyog Ltd., as Sales Executive in 1996. He then joined another authorized dealer for Maruti Udyog, RNS Motors, as a Sr. Sales Executive in the year 1998, followed by joining Ravindu Toyota, dealers of Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt. Ltd., as Manager - Sales, where he was elevated to the position of Head – Corporate Sales within a span of one year.
Mr Venkatesh has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Automobile.
Director - Operations
Mr Rakesh Bajaj is the Director of Operations at ALD India. He joined us in January, 2015 as Head of Customer Service Delivery and was further elevated to the position of the Director Operations of the Company in August, 2015.
Mr Bajaj started his career with Philips India Pvt. Ltd. in June 1995 as a Graduate Apprentice and grew the ladder to be the Assistant Manager, Customer Support for Consumer Electronic Products handling Madhya Pradesh and later Maharashtra. He spent almost eight years in the organization. He then moved to Nokia India Pvt. Ltd. in August 2003 as Regional Service Specialist in the Telecom Domain. He was associated with Motorola India Pvt. Ltd. as the Regional Service Manager since September 2006 for two years and then moved to ESSAR - The Mobilestore Ltd., Mumbai as Head of Technical Services in May 2008.
Mr Bajaj has done B.E. (Electronics) from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune.