RAJESH KOCHHAR - ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Rajesh Kochhar has over 35 years of corporate experience in companies with varied backgrounds. He has achieved a pre-eminent position in the Indian Lighting Industry and has the distinction of setting up successful enterprises from concept to sustainable longevity. Businesses that he was involved in setting up include Wipro Lighting, Wipro Office Furniture Business, and Usha International’s lighting business – brand TISVA.
Rajesh graduated with B.E.(Hons.) Electronics from BITS Pilani in 1979. In 2005, he participated in an international learning program conducted by London Business School in Tokyo and Bangalore. He has attended strategy and leadership workshops by renowned mentors: Prof. Ram Charan, Prof. Jagdish Sheth, and Ron Kaufman.
Rajesh is an internationally certified Business Coach and works with businesses to achieve their goals and potential through planning, training, and implementation.
Prior to becoming a Business Consultant & Coach, Rajesh was President – Usha International Ltd., where he established Usha’s diversification into Lighting under a new brand TISVA. He was Managing Director of Halonix Limited, the largest manufacturer of automobile lamps in India with revenue of Rs.500 Cr., 3000 employees and four manufacturing locations. He was CEO India of Landis+Gyr, a Swiss multinational in the business of electric metering.
Rajesh was the founder member of Wipro Lighting, the most successful lighting venture in India in the last 25 years. He joined Wipro in 1991 and was Chief Executive when he moved on from there in 2009.
Besides being an expert in LED Lighting, his capabilities include Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Mentoring, Strategic Planning & Execution, Innovation, Human Resources and Customer Orientation. He has experience of handling both “B to C” and “B to B” businesses. His hands-on approach and learning can add tremendous value to any business organization; large, medium or small.
Rajesh is an active Rotarian and a member of Business Networking International BNI. He is contributing to our national endeavour in becoming a global powerhouse by building successful business enterprises.
AJAY DHAGAT - ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Mr. Ajay Dhagat worked in an Electrical MNC after doing BE (Hons) Electrical. He started as a management trainee in 1966 with AEI. Mr. Dhagat went on to work with GEC, GEC – Alstom, Alstom – Areva to Alstom which is now known as GE Grid, British to a French company.
He rose to Business Head position and then moved on as the board member by 1995. After his stint in France as Regional Director Asia Pacific he came to India and was MD and Country President till 2003.
He was also President of IEEMA in India (Industry Association)
Mr. Dhagat was the CEO & MD of a large utility of Delhi Distribution company (before called DVB Distribution ). In 2009 he joined an ICICI Venture company (a ship yard) at Udipi as CEO & MD. After the yard was complete and had built high tech ships used for oil rigs, ICICI venture sold this business.
Mr. Dhagat had small stint with M/S Emco as CEO & MD for one year
He was also associated with Prolec – GE ( a GE JV in India ) as an adviser helping the company in restructuring till 2015.
Currently, he is adviser /mentor or on the board of few companies like Amararaja Power Systems Thirupathi, MPM Foundry Solutions Nagpur, Deccan Insulators Hyderabad, Toshiba India Hyderabad, Voltamp Muscat, Kiara Automobiles.
He is passionate about helping Indian Medium Enterprises grow and compete globally to achieve excellence in all business aspect.