Chief Executive Officer & Whole Time Director
Mr Suvajit Karmakar is the Chief Executive Officer and the Whole Time Director of ALD India. He has been working with us since 2005 where he joined us 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.
Mr Karmakar started his career as a Sales Officer with Eternit Everest Ltd. for a year and the moved to Phillips India Ltd. for three years in consumer electronics. He was associated with Whirlpool India Ltd. as a Sr. Territory Executive for a year and moved to ICICI PFS Ltd., New Delhi as a Franchisee Manager. He was transferred to ICIC PFS Ltd, Mumbai as a Product Manager – Consumer Loans where he worked for almost two and half years. He joined ICIC Bank Ltd, Mumbai as a Product Head – Medical Equipment Loans, were he was promoted as National Sales Manager – Medical Equipment Loans with ICICI Bank Ltd, Mumbai and worked there for three years.
Mr Karmakar has a Bachelors 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 18 years of experience as a Qualified Chartered Accountant.
After his qualification, Mr Joshi spent eight months with PAL – PEUGOET Ltd. in the Finance & Accounts department. He then spent almost three years with DyStar India Limited (A Bayer Group Company) as a Financial Accountant assisting the CFO in various activities and moved to Tech Pacific (India) Ltd. as a Deputy Manager – Finance for the next three years. He worked as the as Head – Finance of Asia Pacific Brands India Ltd. for the next four and a half years. This was a transfer of assignment from Tech Pacific India Ltd, a group company.
Chief Administrative Officer.
Mr Paul-Antoine Stirn is the Chief Administrative Officer at ALD India since September 2017. He has been working with ALD since 11 years. Starting with ALD Brazil in Sao Paulo for 4 years as Credit and Risk Manager, he then moved to ALD International from 2011 to 2017, first, as Partnership Manager and then as Head of the Partnerships department. Before joining ALD, Mr Stirn worked for 4 years for PSA.
Mr Stirn has a Master II Degree in Management (Major in Automotive Networks Management) from ESSCA Business School (France) and a BBA degree in Management (Major in Automotive Marketing in Management) from Northwood University (USA).
Country Head – Sales & Marketing
Mr Venkatesh K is the Country Head of Sales & Marketing at ALD India. He joined us in 2005 as Regional Business Development Manager, South, where he developed the client base for ALD for 7 years. He has been elevated to the position of Country Head – Sales & Marketing since 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 Rivandu Toyota, dealers of Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt. Ltd., as Manager - Sales, were he was elevated to the position of Head – Corporate Sales within a span of one year.
Mr Venkatesh has a Diploma in Mechanical Automobile Engineering.
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.