A Bachelor of Science from Allahabad University and M A (Economics) from Cambridge University, U.K., Mr. Pande has an extensive experience of over 44 years in Corporate Planning, Business Management & Development, Personnel & Human Resources and Corporate Finance matters. Mr. Pande joined Indian Administrative Services (IAS) in 1965 & was advisor to Executive Director for India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka at the World Bank, Washington D.C., U.S.A. from 1971 to 1974. He then moved to Corporate Public Sector in 1986, and joined the board of Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and went on to become the Chairman & Chief Executive officer in January 1997.
Mr Pande has been a Director on BAPL's board since 2007 and the Chairman of the company since 2008.
Mr. Manoj Pant joined Indian Administrative Service in the year 1991 and has held various positions in the state of West Bengal. He is currently Principal Secretary of Land and Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department and Land Reforms Commissioner, West Bengal.
Mr Pant was Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka at the World Bank in Washington DC during 2011 to 2014. He also served as Private Secretary toHonb’le Minister of Finance , Government of India during 2009 to 2011. Mr Pant is a Gold Medalist in Master of Technology in Applied Geology from University of Roorkee, now IIT Roorkee and also Masters in Public Administration from Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University, USA.
Mr. Eugene Gan is Managing Director, Asset Management at CAI. He is responsible for driving the business and operating performance of airports in CAI’s investment portfolio; and ensuring that they adhere to business and operating plans, profitability targets and eventual timely divestment.
Mr Gan is an industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in airport investments and management, and aerospace operations. Since joining CAI in 2001, Mr Gan has held various leadership positions in investments and consultancy, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of investment deals, management contracts and consultancy assignments in airports worldwide.
Mr Gan has led the investment teams to successfully secure projects at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd, India; Aeroporti di Roma, Italy; Beijing Capital International Airport, China; and China-Singapore Airport Management Academy, China.
He also led the efforts in clinching and implementing major management contracts and consultancy projects at Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates; King Fahd International Airport, Saudi Arabia; and airports in Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanjing, Kunming and Qingdao in China.
He has served as Director on the boards of airport companies in Brazil, China, India and Russia.
Mr Gan began his career as an engineer with the Republic of Singapore Air Force, and subsequently with Messier-Dowty, the world’s largest aircraft landing gear company. He had also worked in the Singapore Economic Development Board.
Mr Gan holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship that is established by the Lien Foundation to promote the mutual development of Singapore and China.
Ms. Low joined Changi Airports International (CAI) in February 2013 and is now the Chief Financial Officer, supervising areas including corporate finance, finance reporting and controls and tax planning and compliance. As a member of CAI's senior management team, Ms. Low plays an essential role in the development, evaluation and execution of M&A opportunities and the management of CAI's investments.
Ms. Low brings with her a wealth of experience in accounting, finance and banking. Before joining CAI, she worked in London for more than 4 years with Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Plc, an LSE-listed global hotel chain. As the Senior Vice President, Finance, she supervised the full spectrum of finance and was involved in M&A. Before that, as the Director of Finance in Datacraft Asia Ltd, a then-SGX-listed regional IT services company, her responsibilities included regional M&A, treasury, tax, commercial contracts, and SGX compliance requirements. She spent many years as an investment banker and fund manager with DBS Bank after an initial audit career.
Ms. Low is an accountancy graduate from the National University of Singapore. She also holds a law degree from the University of London. She is a Singapore-certified Public Accountant and a US Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Modi is the Chairman and Promoter of Citystar Infrastructure Ltd, the flagship company of the Kolkata-based Citystar Group. The Group, through its various companies, is engaged in the development of myriad projects across residential and commercial realty asset classes in and around Kolkata.
Mr. Modi is a leading entrepreneur with over 31 years' experience in finance, investments and real estate. His maiden project, City High, is one of the finest examples of residential design and development and has played a significant role in establishing Citystar's preeminent credentials in Kolkata's real estate market. Mr. Modi's clarity of vision and his nuanced reading of future business and economic trends have enabled the group to make giant strides.
A Mechanical Engineer by education and an industrialist by profession, Mr. Ghosh has been associated with Infrastructure sector since 1991. He has successfully executed many infrastructure projects in association with Govt. of West Bengal. He is the Founder-Chairman of Pragati, which is engaged in providing infrastructural solutions to a wide spectrum of industries, and has more than twenty years of experience in the infrastructure and real estate sector. He envisioned several new business initiatives, creating robust infrastructural facilities across the urban-rural landscape. In April 2007, Och-Ziff, one of the largest hedge funds in the US, made a significant contribution to equity of Pragati 47.
He has implemented industrial infrastructure, residential township and core infrastructure projects nationally for such illustrious clients as Mistubishi Chemicals, Haldia Petrochemicals and the Jaypee Group. He has also executed two World Bank-assisted projects in Bengal. In 1998, he became the Co-Promoter and Managing Director of Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. Under his stewardship, Shristi successfully delivered many major highway, dam and trench-less pipeline projects. He was also instrumental in forming a JVC — Bengal Shristi Infrastructure Development Limited — with the Government of West Bengal.
A Masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Ms Vandana Yadav joined Indian Administrative Service in 1998. She is also a M.SC in Public policy and Management from Kings College, London. In her professional career as an IAS officer, spanning, nineteen years, she has worked in general administration as district Magistrate, in Urban Development and Planning as Secretary and Special Secretary of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority(KMDA) with the Government of West Bengal. She has also served in Department of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, gaining experience of international trade issues, negotiations and promotion. She also worked as Deputy CEO of the India Brand Equity Fund.
Ms. Yadav is presently working as Managing Director of West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Limited (WBIDC) under Commerce and Industries Department of Government of West Bengal. She is also the Export Commissioner for the state. WBIDC is the premier nodal agency of West Bengal government for conceptualizing, development, growth and facilitation of industry, investment and infrastructure in West Bengal. The corporation acts as a catalyst for bringing investment and industry in West Bengal through its promotion and marketing as an investment destination.
A renowned pioneer in the investment banking space from Eastern India, Utsav Parekh advises top business houses such as the Birlas, Goenkas and Bangurs. He was instrumental in setting up SMIFS Capital Markets Ltd, which has grown to become one of the foremost investment banking companies in Kolkata. He is now the Chairman of the Company.
He is also among the first private equity investors in the country, with investments in a host of companies across sectors as diverse as IT, Real Estate, Entertainment and Telecommunications. He is a Director, in his personal capacity, of several reputed Indian companies such as Mcleod Russel (India) Ltd and Xpro India Ltd and is also a veteran board member of The Indian Chamber of Commerce.
Not being confined to business and commerce, Mr Parekh is also the Honorary Consul to The Czech Republic. A keen sportsperson, who once represented his alma mater and his state in table tennis, he's a member of several illustrious sporting and social clubs such as Royal Calcutta Football Club, The Calcutta Cricket & Football Club, The Tollygunge Club, Cosmopolitan Club and The Saturday Club.
Mr. Shah is the Managing Director of SMIFS Capital Markets Ltd and looks after investment banking operations that include mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, mobilisation of resources through equity placements, underwriting, loan syndication and advisory functions. Previously, he held senior positions at Bata India Ltd, Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd, Assam Brook Ltd and CD Capital Markets Ltd. He has more than 33 years of professional experience.
Mr. Shah, an ACA and ACS, secured first class in BCom (Hons) and stood 4th in the University of Calcutta. He stood third in India and first in Eastern India in the CA Final examination and received AF Ferguson's prize for the best paper in auditing in India. He has also cleared every examination at The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, UK and is a member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Situated right at the Golden quadrilateral near Durgapur, the Skycity, or aerotropolis, is a spectacularly well-connected futuristic township, where industrial and commercial opportunities and state-of-the-art residential facilities have been combined seamlessly.
He has co-authored four books and is a frequent speaker at seminars.
Gregory Ng is Director of Asset Management. Mr. Ng’s key responsibilities include sourcing, screening, structuring, execution and management of airport consultancy and investment projects for Changi Airports International.
Mr. Ng recently led a team for the development of a USD1.5 billion greenfield airport in Myanmar with two consortium partners. He also was the project manager leading a team in the bidding for three major airports in Brazil, namely Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Viracopos, during the first round of airport privatisation in 2012.
In addition, Mr. Ng led a number of projects including advising a consortium comprising some of the most prominent corporates in the Philippines to rehabilitate the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport into a world-class gateway to the Philippines; advising a Cambodian company in developing a new gateway to the capital city of Phnom Penh; advising Japanese companies in the recent privatization of Fukuoka Airport and Takamatsu Airport in Japan; acting as owner’s advisor in the review of master plan, operations optimisation, commercial planning and the subsequent expansion of Samui Airport in Thailand; advising the state government in the development of a cargo airport in Brasilia; acting as government’s advisor for the USD180 million re-development of Brunei International Airport; and advising a consortium in the bidding for Yangon International Airport privatization in Myanmar.
Prior to joining CAI, Mr. Ng was a Director of Business Development at Singapore Food Industries. He was responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, making investments, asset management and divestments. He was also responsible for investor relations and served on the board of directors for many of its local and foreign subsidiaries.
Earlier, Mr. Ng held various investment and advisory positions in global infrastructure companies including Edison Mission Energy, SembCorp and Price Waterhouse. During this period, he accumulated extensive experience in valuation, evaluating, structuring, negotiating and project financing of infrastructure investments and asset management in the energy, environmental and resources sectors. Mr. Ng was in China for a few years as Chief Financial Officer of a Sino-foreign joint venture company, one of the largest waste-to-resource companies in Asia Pacific. He was instrumental in establishing the joint venture company’s management, finance and operational processes.
Mr. Ng graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science, majoring in Accounting and Finance, from Miami University and a Master’s degree in Finance from Georgia State University. He attended the Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure program organised by International Finance Corporation in collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School and a number of senior management programs in INSEAD. Mr. Ng is an affiliate member of Singapore Institute of Directors.