Mr. Ajay Kumar Non Executive & Independent Director
Mr Ajay Kumar is a 1976 batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Officer. He has vast and varied experience in Administration, Urban Development, Real Estate Development, Housing, Poverty, Public Health, Comparative Politics, International Relations & Law. In his illustrious career he had the offices of Principal Secretary, Rural Engineering Organization & Vice Chairman, Bihar Rural Roads Development agency; Principal Secretary, Science and Technology, Govt. of Bihar; Principal Secretary Building & Housing cum Chairman Bihar State Housing Board (BSHB); Secretary Urban Development & Housing Department, Government of Bihar.
Mr. Abdul Redha Mustafa Abdul Redha Sultan Non Executive Director
Mr. Sultan is the Investor representative on the Board of AGSL. He holds a degree in Finance from San Diego State University, USA. He has played an active role in developing the business environment for the private sector in the sultanate of Oman. He was selected as a honoured member of International Who’s Who for the year 1999. He has also developed other institutions within the Sultanate. Some of the renowned ventures in which he actively participated include the Oman Chapter of Young Presidents Organisations Inc. (YPO) since 2003.
Mr. Jagdeep Singh (FCA) Wholetime Director
With over twenty five years of experience in the Financial and Capital Markets (Broking and Retail Distribution), Mr. Singh leads the Business Transformation Advisory services at Almondz. He is also well versed with BOT projects, concession agreements & risk management, matrices, regulatory condition for BOT type projects for several infrastructure related projects and rendered financial advisory services to various Client/ Concessionaire in the field of project financing. He is presently a Whole Time Director on the Board of AGSL and promoter representative in its group companies. He is a Science Graduate - B. Sc. Math (Hons.) and a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Krishan Lall Khetarpaul Non-Executive & Independent Director
Mr Khetarpaul is a seasoned banker with over 44 years of experience with the Reserve Bank of India. He joined the RBI in 1965 as a Probationary Officer and retired from the services in the year 2003 as its Executive Director. Thereafter, he worked as the Director and CEO of Punjab National Bank Institute of Information Technology. He is an M.A. Economic & Statistics.
Mr. Navjeet Singh Sobti (FCA) Promoter and Managing Director
Navjeet S. Sobti, the tactician behind Almondz has been with the group since 1992. He had joined with the intent of seamlessly linking operations, performance improvements and value creation aimed at empowering the company to turn areas of stagnation into channels of scalable and sustainable growth. He is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. Being a Chartered Accountant by profession, Navjeet excels at successfully implementing business strategies, operational enhancement advisory services, corporate restructuring, development & structuring of operational and financial solutions aimed at maximising stakeholders' value in corporate turnarounds.
An outstanding people's manager, Navjeet’s entrepreneurial style of management blends enthusiasm and dynamism. He tends to focus on people's strengths to bring out the best in them. His inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on client’s satisfaction has helped Almondz Group to diversify in different sectors. Under his leadership, the Group has over the last 25 years, grown from ten employees to over 300 in 18 offices across India, making Almondz one of the fastest growing financial advisory companies in the country.
Navjeet also actively devotes his time and efforts in Philanthropic activities like development of hospice, eye care treatment facilities in India as well in the cause that support child development and women empowerment.
Mrs. Neelu Jain Non Executive Director
Mrs Jain is a M.A in English and has vast experience in the field of education, administration and human resources management. She is also associated as a Director in Jan Sikshan Sansthan and works for upliftment and empowerment of women. Mrs. Jain is also a member of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee at the Almondz Group.
Mr. Sanjay Kumar Tiwari (CA) Non-Executive Director
Mr. Tiwari is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a graduate in Commerce. He has 32 years of experience in Industries ranging from Textile, Cement, Tyre & Engineering to FMCG. He has in-depth knowledge of Middle East, South East and South Asian Markets. His core expertise has been to monitor and manage the operations of varied industries from financial and commercial view point. He has also been instrumental in turning around loss making companies in Malaysia, Egypt, India and Middle East. Mr Tiwari sits on the Board of AGSL on behalf of Al Anwar Holdings SAOG.
Mr. S. C. Sinha Non Executive Chairman
Mr. Satish Chandra Sinha, is a seasoned Banker with over 32 years’ experience with in Public Sector Banking space. He started his career as a probationary officer in 1975 with Union Bank of India and over the span of his career he has worked in rural, urban and metro locations in India and eventually rose to the position of General Manager in 2006. Post his long stint at Union Bank of India, Mr. Sinha was elevated to the post of Executive Director in Oriental Bank of Commerce. Upon his superannuation from OBC, he was selected as a Member of the Board for Industrial & Financial Reconstruction (BIFR), Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India for the period 2012 – 2015. Mr. Sinha has also served as an honorary member of the Apex committee of the SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre (SIIC) established in collaboration between IIT Kanpur and the Government of Uttar Pradesh in addition to being a Nominee Director (Non-Executive) on the Board of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Limited between 2011- 2012. Mr. Satish Chandra Sinha is B.Com from Patna University and holds CAIIB from Indian Institute of Bankers.
Mr. Satish Chandra Sinha Non Executive Chairman
Mr. Satish Chandra Sinha, is a seasoned Banker with over 32 years’ experience with Union Bank of India. He started his career as a probationary officer in 1975, over the span of his career he has worked across rural, urban, and metro locations in India and rose to the position of General Manager in 2006. Mr. Sinha has previously been a Member on the Board for Industrial & Financial Reconstruction (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India) 2012 – 2015 as well as being an Executive Director, Oriental Bank of Commerce 2008–2012. Mr. Sinha has been an honorary member of the Apex committee of the SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre (SIIC) formed by the collaboration between IIT Kanpur and the Government of Uttar Pradesh in addition to being a Nominee Director (Non-Executive) on the Board of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Limited between 2011- 2012. Mr. Satish Chandra Sinha is B.Com from Patna University and holds CAIIB qualification.