The Team

t1Humayun Dhanrajgir (Chairman)
Is a graduate Chemical Engineer from UK and has done an Advanced Management Program from Harvard. Mr. Dhanrajgir has a very rich experience in the industry having held several senior management positions including that of Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Glaxo India Ltd. After his stint with Glaxo he joined Lupin Laboratories Ltd. for a brief period after which he joined Kodak India as their Managing Director. He is an erstwhile President of the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India and member of the General Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has experience in various facets of corporate management, such as finance, sales and marketing, corporate financing, international marketing, HRD and project control.

Mahesh-TahilyaniMahesh Tahilyani
Mahesh Tahilyani is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and an Information System Analyst from India and a Cost and Management Accountant from UK, CIMA. He is with SP group as a Group Financial Controller since 2 years and has been involved in various areas like Financial Performance management, Investment Management, Capital Allocation in addition to looking at business controls, Acquisition (Incl. due diligences) and restructuring. Prior to this, he has total experience of around 22 years with a leading multinational organization in areas of Finance and Control, Budgeting, Commercial, Governance, Internal Audit Risk Management, Business process reengineering and Corporate Planning.

shankar_krishnanShankar Krishnan
Shankar Krishnan is Group Head – Strategy of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Shankar joined the SP Group in October 2009. He is responsible for driving the Group’s strategic growth agenda, for which he works in close coordination with the Promoter, his peers in the Group Centre, and the leadership teams of the Group’s diverse businesses. Shankar also serves on the Boards and Management Boards of select companies and business divisions of the SP Group, including that of Eureka Forbes Ltd. Shankar graduated with a B.E (Honors) in Civil Engineering from VJTI (Mumbai University) and was a recipient of the JN Tata Endowment scholarship. He worked for a year with Tata Consulting Engineers, an engineering consultancy, upon completing his engineering. He then obtained an MBA at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), majoring in Business Policy and Finance. Prior to joining the SP Group, Shankar worked for 15+ years in the management consulting practice of Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).

t5Rudra Narain Jha
Is a B. A. (Hons.) and has held several senior positions in Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) over the years. He retired as a executive Director of LIC. Mr. Jha was appointed as Nominee Director of LIC on the Board of Forbes Gokak Limited and subsequently was appointed as regular Director. His area of expertise includes funds management and resource mobilization, general management, formulation and implementation of compensation packages and development and administration of properties.

  t6Hoshang Billimoria
A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Mr. Hoshang Billimoria has over 20 years of experience in the publishing & printing industry. He was responsible for starting the directories & magazine publishing business at Tata Infomedia, where he was instrumental in transforming it from a loss making printing company to a successful publishing company. During his stint with Tata Infomedia, the company reported 14 successive years of increased profitability and turnover without a break, one of only 7 Indian companies to have managed this feat. During his tenure, several special interest magazines in the B2B and B2C space were launched. Also, the Tata Press Yellow Pages directories were introduced in 12 cities and went on to become a huge success. Prior to his stint with the Tatas, Hoshang was a partner in S B Billimoria & Company (a professional accounting firm). He started his articles with Whinney Murray & Co (now E&Y) in London, UK and worked with them for five years before returning to India. He also serves/has served as non-executive/ independent director on several companies including HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd., Fenner Conveyor Belting Ltd, etc. Currently, he is the immediate past President of the Council for Fair Business Practices.