Working Committee

Anil Jain

Director in charge - JIIF

Anil Jain, is a Self-made person and promoter of Refex Industries Limited (Listed on BSE and NSE), Refex Energy Limited, Refex Solar Power Pvt Ltd., Refex Trading (S) Pte Ltd, AJ Ventures & Investments.

Anil Jain was always cut out to be an entrepreneur. His father and uncle came to Chennai in 60’s and started with an Auto Finance business and over the years gradually moved to trading in Industrial Stainless steel. They started with one Company in 1976 in the name of Madras Metals and another in 1980 in the name of Bombay Metals. When his father and uncle split in mid-90’s Bombay Metals had come in Anil’s father’s share. Anil used to take an active interest in the business during his younger days, right from his school days, he used to visit the trading businesses during weekends and saw how business operated.

One thing that was instilled deep in him was the need to be accountable for all his actions. He did not ever mind carrying out even menial jobs, if the situation warranted it. The point was simple – he had to learn every aspect of the business. He used to get paid a princely Rs15 for counting the collections of the firm at the end of the day when he used to go there during his school days. He slowly started learning the trade, and started helping his father during mid-90 till beginning of 2000. This made him independent from an early age; he traded in the stock market and also sold jeans and T-shirts while in college. He wanted to earn his own money to fund his standard of living.

The turning point came after a chance meeting with one of his customers, when he was exposed to a new product – Refrigerant gas. A bit of research and he knew his big chance was at hand. He was able to foresee an exponential growth in the business of HFC gases, as by 2010, the use of HFC gases would be mandatory as per the Montreal Protocol.

There has been no looking back since then.

The challenge now is to establish a global footprint. To achieve this, he will have to improvise constantly and rely on his ability to identify opportunities, anticipate tomorrow, innovate and invest strategically. As a first step in this direction, he has taken majority stake in a Singapore-based company called Kaltech Engineering and Refrigeration Pte Ltd. It is one of the biggest refrigerant refillers in this part, catering to markets in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe. This venture was not very successful and he had to exit from this in 2011. During the same period when he acquired Kaltech, he also started Refex Energy Limited at home, which was focused on Solar Energy.

What drives him is an intense desire to succeed and redefine the parameters of success. He may not win all the time, but the more intense a challenge, the greater the spoils he could take home. It’s not about a 100-metre dash, as much as about a marathon. No milestone is reason enough to stop.

Anil Jain’s biggest strength is his team of people working for him. He has always tried to enthuse them, make them comfortable, create a zone of comfort where they can work without feeling the stress, come out with ideas, take decisions without having to look up to him all the time. This has created a culture of independence and strengthened their loyalty towards the company. He is always there for them, personally and professionally.

Anil Jain’s advice to budding entrepreneurs: Be practical and pragmatic about whatever you do. Once you see the worth of something, take it forward, no matter what.

Narendra Shyamsukha

Chairman - JIIF

Chairperson at ICA Edu Skills, heading ICA since 1999. The organization has a prominent presence in 100 and more cities.

We are the Pioneers in the field of job oriented Accounts & Taxation Training courses. The organisation aims to create professionals who are sound and proficient in the field of Finance and Taxation by equipping students with relevant skills. We understand that ‘Practical Training” is the key to the growth of a person and "Practical Training" is the single most important factor to help people get employed. A strong in house Research and Development team ensures that our courses are most updated, Industry relevant and focused on “Practical Training”.

200,000 candidates are trained and placed every year through ICA’s national network of Placement offices. Touching and making a difference to our student’s life and careers is what motivates ICA. Our work has won us several awards including one of the Top 100 franchising opportunities (2013), Best Vocational Training Company (2013), and Vocational Education Programme of the year (2014). Best Vocational Training Institute (2017) by Assochem. Our courses have been appreciated by Mumbai University. ICA has also partnered with the NSDC , MSD , and is working jointly with central and state governments to train and place candidates in various other fields such as apparels , Construction, beauty and wellness , Retail , BFSI , Hospitality , Healthcare , Logistic , Manufacturing and Power etc. We share the national vision of “Skilled India”. More about us at http://icajobguarantee.com LinkedIn -

Ashok Ajmera

Dr. Ashok Ajmera, FCA, is a well-known CA (1977) and a capital market evangelist. He has garnered a rare expertise in the entire gamut of financial services, gained from a wealth of experience of over 35 years.

Mr. Ajmera is the CMD of Ajcon Global Services Ltd., listed on BSE, engaged in providing services of Stock, Commodity and Currency Broking, Investment Banking, Corporate Advisory and other allied services. The Ajcon Group, led by seasoned professionals and under his able guidance has served more than 100 Corporate Clients and about 400 SSI and SME clients.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ashok-ajmera-fca-1476791a/

Manoj Mehta

Mr. Manoj Mehta a promoter of, MTC Group who started actively working for the Group from the year 1991 to meet business requirements and with a desire of business expansion on large scale.

He holds direct responsibility for the Partnerships, Governance and New Business Initiatives of the group. He is actively involved in framing strategic roadmap and the expansion of Group’s Global business activities. Mr. Manoj Mehta is known for his Charismatic Leadership. He is instrumental in nurturing leadership and self-motivated working environment within the Group. He has an expertise in General Management./

He is a true inspiration to a young dreamer’s life to set & achieve goal in the chosen field with innovation and implementation considering a pioneer key to success. His hobbies includes wide ranges from Sports to travelling. He is also actively involved in entrepreneurial activity of nurturing start up and also an Angel Investor.

He is also involved in all key decision-making processes of the Group dealing into Ferrous & Non- Ferro Alloys Business, Ferro Alloys Bulk, Minor/Base Metals and Virgin Scrap. MTC group also has a biggest unique supply chain management for foundry industries and steel plants having various yards across the countries and also possessing largest Automotive Toyota dealership in Mumbai named as “Madhuban Toyota”. MTC Group has also recently entered into a new vertical of manufacturing copper and copper alloy products in forms of Tubes and coils. MTC Group also covers its presence globally in countries like U.S.A, U.K, U.A.E and Singapore.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manoj-mehta-93765b18/

Anup Mehta

Co-founder – Z Nation Lab - where Startup idea blossoms into meaningful business.

Anup is a persistent, risk taking entrepreneur, always looking for new opportunities. He has more than a decade experience in managing successful businesses in Real Estate, Healthcare and Finance.

Whilst being instrumental in expanding his Enterprises, he participated in all aspects of business cycle i.e. production, finance, business development marketing and people management which gave him the core competence to strategize and expand any business.

Anup strongly believes to be successful in any business, one needs to be innovative and think ahead of time to anticipate the paradigm shifts that are occurring rapidly than ever before.

Anup has done Bachelor of Commerce from Jai Hind College and Business Management program from S.P.Jain Institute of Management at Mumbai, India.

He enjoys playing Table tennis, vacations with family, practicing yoga and trying to learn & practice the philosophy of Vedanta by Swami A. Parthasarathy.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anup-mehta-7a4980111/

Abhishek Kothari

After completing his Master’s in Business Administration from Chicago, Abhishek Kothari joined his family business of textile trading in 2003. He is the third generation into the family run business and has diversified to RMG based supplies to most of the top domestic brands and retailers across the country.

LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/AbhishekDkothari

Siddharth Jain

Siddharth Jain holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Business Administration in Finance. He has been a part of the group’s investment business for the last 12 years. He has been responsible for setting up the financial services business which included an arbitrage desk, sub-broker and remisser network, advised base premium brokerage desk and trading/investment in proprietary book. He is a believer in fundamental analysis and the rich learning on understanding fundamentals of the companies has come to him in legacy. He is a Director of the Investment Manager ( Munoth Capital Market Limited ) where he overlooks the high net worth individuals’ broking desk along with the category III AIF ( Munoth Hedge Fund Scheme A ). Due to this experience of proprietary wealth Management, the group has been able to generate an alpha over normal market returns.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddharth-jain-521035a/

Dhiraj Chhajed

Dhiraj Indrakumar Chhajed: A young scion 2nd generation entrepreneur. A Commerce graduate and an Interior Designer. After which earned an MBA in Family Managed Business from S.P Jain, Mumbai. Director of Kushal Landmarks (P) Ltd. They are into real estate and construction in Pune and Jodhpur. An Avid and enrapt researcher giving credence in investing into new ventures. The youngest and adolescent committee member of 'JIIF'

LinkedIn - http://linkedin.com/in/dhiraj-chhajed-a400121b/

Sandeep Bardia

Managing Director - Bardia Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Active investor, strategist and corporate finance professional with cross border investing, transaction advisory and M&A experience. Deep domain expertise in structured finance.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bardiasandeep/

Hemant Jain

KLJ Group is a multi-product and multi-locational business conglomerate. The Group is the manufacturer and the market leader in Plasticizers & Polymer Compounds in South-Asia. The ultra-modern manufacturing facilities at Silvassa, Bharuch & Daman in India and Qatar in overseas, are equipped with the state-of–the–art technology, that produce a wide range of products to meet our Customers’ need.

One of the Group companies, M/s KLJ Resources Limited is being looked after by Sh. Hemant Jain, Managing Director, who has wide experience of business at national as well as international level. Born in a Business House of international repute, Sh. Jain has an innovative visionary with entrepreneurial skills. He commands a high status in Indian Inc. as well as in Global business arena within a short span of 16 years. The company is primarily engaged in the activity of import of chemical products which are used for trading purposes in India as well as abroad. Under his leadership and with his international exposure in business, the Company has acclaimed reputation internationally among renowned chemical companies namely Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia; Gulf Farabi Petrochemical Company Limited, Saudi Arabia; BASF Petronas, Chemicals SDN BHD., Malaysia; SHELL MDS, Malaysia; Petronas, Geneva, Exxon, NESTE, LG etc. Due to business expansion at international arena, the company has attained the International Standard.

Besides industrial growth, the Group also focuses its attention towards social objectives. The Family also runs Sumer Mal Jain Public School, as part of their charitable activity.

SOCIAL AFFILIATION:

Jain International Trade organization (JITO New Delhi Chapter) – Vice President

JITO Administrative Training Foundation – Vice President

Ramesh Dugar

Ramesh Dugar, Director of Dugar Group of companies, B.com graduate and a Diploma in Marketing Management from LIBA, Chennai. Into the business of Property Development, Financial Services, Mining and Entertainment, having over 25 years experience. Executive council member of Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, Director of Jain International Trade Organisation, Vice Chairman of All India Manufacturers Organisation and Past Chairman of South India Hire Purchase Association. Having interest in Sports and Member of Madras Cricket Club, Presidency Club and Cosmopolitan Club.

Manish Mardia

Practicing Chartered Accountant specializing in Statutory audits, Management Audits, Equity and Debt Syndication and Taxation.

Takes keen interest in social welfare projects and is associated with many NGOs and social organizations.

Milind Shah

Director at Fringe Tech Labs Pvt. Ltd

With over 25 years of experience in Finance, Strategy and Risk Management, Milind is the Promoter of DMS group having stakes in multiple fields like Finance, Realty, Equity, Software Developments, etc. through different companies.

Fringe Techlabs Private Limited got selected amongst Top 30 Fintech Accelerator for Startups by ISME ACE (Yes Bank initiative) in Aug 2017.

His company was invited to participate in #ChampionsofChange for an interactive session with the Hon. Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi organized by NITI Aayog, Delhi in Aug 2017.

He was a delegate at Prime Minister’s Digital India Initiative at Indo US Tie Konnect in San Jose, Silicon Valley in Sept 2015.

He is currently the Chairman of JITO Business Network (JBN) APEX and Vice-Chairman Apex - Good to Great. He is also on the advisory board of JITO Nashik Chapter.

Milind shared countless hours of effort and dedication to put by JBN core team to make the digital platform a reality.

He took commendable efforts to boost its network and make relevant digital business platform accessible across the globe.

Vicky Oswal

Chairman, Oswal Realty

Secretary, Mumbai Zone, Jain International Trade Organization

A young and dynamic entrepreneur and visionary who started on his own, set up a professional team to enhance the prospects and grow the business.

His firm Oswal Realty established in 2008, is based in Mumbai with residential and commercial projects in Mumbai, Vapi, Umbergaon & Nagpur majorly focusing on Affordable Housing segment. He had successfully completed shopping malls and residential township projects. Platinum Commercial Mall in Vapi, Gujarat is one of its kind project which he had executed in a record time of 18 months in city centre. A township is coming up in the rapidly growing area of Umbergaon, Gujarat. He had also handed over a residential township of 400 units in Palghar district, a highly Populated extended suburb of Mumbai. A similar kind of township is upcoming in Virar, which is again a prime destination for affordable housing. He has upcoming projects in Ghatkopar, Chembur and Nagpur too. With such an experience in executing projects in affordable housing it’s not hard to term him as the Master of budget homes. A dynamic motivator and leader, he sums up his motto in life very aptly through his own words In which he says “My main goal in life is to achieve success but it should be shared with people who are involved in helping me achieve. Further I feel compelled to help and do more for Children who are uneducated and blind.” To him the key to success lies in delivering superior quality and ensuring customer satisfaction. A cricket enthusiast, he is playing and leading his team successfully for Jain International Trade Organisation & MCHI. He also supports any kind of sports and is open for new ideas related to Sports and social causes.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vicky-oswal-62003532/

Kishore Jain

Managing Director - Jain Heights & Structures Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru

Rajesh Bhansali

Director - Shri Vinayaka Impex Limited, Chennai

Mahesh S Nahar

Director - Jain Exim, Bengaluru

Vikash Kawar

Executive Director, Vijaylaxmi Group, is currently heading all the major functions in Vijaylaxmi Group for over nine years. He believes in implementing new and innovative procedures to increase company-wide efficiency and cost effectiveness.