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There are many Goan professionals who possess exemplary skills , expertise and experience in different fields and who have served various governmental and private organizations, both in and outside Goa. Many of them have now retired and are currently staying in Goa. Similarly there are many other non-Goan experts who have also made Goa their post-retirement home. Many of these corporate executives and other professionals are active and want to share their expertise with the community, specifically by providing consultation to managements of non-profit organizations, young entrepreneurs etc.

The Experts’ Advisory Forum” is intended to give them the platform to interact with the local entrepreneurs and industrialists who will benefit from the expertise and rich experience of these retired professionals. The retired professionals will also have the satisfaction of sharing their experience with the community while being adequately compensated for their time and efforts.

Experts' Advisory Forum (Click on the names to display additional information).

Avinash T Kamat - (Sales Tax, VAT, Central Sales Tax)

Educational Qualifications

B. Sc. L.Lb.

 

Working Experience

37 years in Goa Government Service, out of which 31 years in Sales Tax Dept. Retired as Commissioner of Sales Tax on 31-12-2003. After retirement appointed by Government as Consultant on VAT for one year. Instrumental in drafting Goa VAT Act and Rules. Presently engaged in profession as Advocate and Commercial Taxes Adviser.

Expertise in

Matters regarding Sales Tax, VAT, Central Sales Tax, Entry Tax, Luxury Tax and Entertaiment Tax.

Contact Details

Office: 301, Vagle Vision, 18th June Road, Panaji, Goa.
Tel:Office: 6647264
Res: 2451615
Cell: 9890207779
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Bevinda Collaco - (Journalism, Public Relations)

Age

57

Educational Qualifications

BACHELOR OF ARTS, PG DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM

Working Experience

36 YEARS

Expertise in

JOURNALISM, PUBLIC RELATIONS, EDITING, REWRITING, PROVIDING CONTENT FOR NEW MEDIA (WEBSITES), COMMUNICATION

Contact Details

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Bijon Shaha - (Quality, IT, Environmennt Management)

Age

61 yrs

Educational Qualification

  • Master of Engineering
    • BE – Electrical ( Specialisation: Computers, Telecommunications
    • ME – Electrical (Specialisation: Control Systems)
  • Diploma in Journalism
  • Diploma in Marketing and Sales Mgt

    Other qualifications:
  • Qualified Lead Assessor in three areas
    • ISO 9001 (Quality Management)
    • ISO 14001 (Environmental Management)
    • ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security Management)

Working Experience

38 Years
(in Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, and retired as Director ETDC Goa in 2010)

Expertise in

  1. Quality Management and Technology
    (ISO 9001: Requirements, Implementation, Internal/Lead Audit; Statistical Process Control, Calibration & Metrology, 5-S, TPM, Lean Manufacturing, Documentation )
  2. Environmental Management
    (ISO 14001: Requirements, Implementation, Internal Audit)
  3. Information Technology
    (ISO/IEC 27001: Requirements, Implementation, Internal/Lead Audit, Cyber-security for all, Linux and Open-source, Web-site quality, IT-Ergonomics, Data-centre )
  4. Technical Communication
    All written and oral communication & presentation
  5. Laboratory Quality system
    ISO/IEC 17025: Requirements, implementation, Internal Audit

Contact Details

B1-T2, Prabhu Residency,
Porvorim
Goa 403501
Ph: 9225908815
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Clifford Fernandes - (Growth & Diversification Strategy, Frugal Brand Building)

Age

58 yrs

Educational Qualification

College of Engineering Pune (COEP), B.E. Mechanical

Working Experience

  • 35 years in marketing & sales, growth strategy formulation, Brand building & implementation.
  • Experience  across countries & cultures including India,  South East Asia, Middle East, Europe, USA and Latin America

Expertise in

Working with Engineering, Technology and other companies in   
  the  Business to Business (B2B) space :

  • Business Opportunities – Identification & Evaluation
  • Evolving Effective Strategy  - Growth & Diversification / Turnaround
  • Practical ways to conduct Market Research
  • Increasing Marketing & Sales Effectiveness
  • Frugal Brand Image building – using innovative techniques

Contact Details

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Dr. H. Y. Karapurkar - (Agriculture)

Age

76

Educational Qualifications

Doctorate in Agriculture
(Dr.SC.Agri) from Goettingen
University (Germany)

Working Experience

  1. Worked as Director of Agriculture Govt, of Goa for 13 years.
  2. Worked as Project Director, Rural Development Agency, Goa for 16 years.
  3. Worked as Chairman cum M.D. of Goa State Horticulture Corporation for 3 years.

Expertise in

  1. Practical Experience in the Field of Agriculture on growth of various Crops in Goa for last 40 years.
  2. Presently I am approved Agricultural Valuer of local Banks like Goa State Co-op Bank and Others. Since last 10-12 years I have prepared and submitted to Banks over 100 such Reports.
  3. Besides I prepare "Project" Profiles on "Development" of Agricultural Farms in Goa and neighbouring Sindhudurg District sof Maharashtra State.
  4. Attended Court Cases to give Technical opinion on disputed cases in Agriculture related subjects.

Contact Details

First Floor, Swati Bldg.,
St.Inez, Panaji, Goa - 403 001
Tel: 3290989

Dr. Naraina P. S. Varde - (Ecology, Environment)

Date of Birth

June 11,1950 (Goa, India)

Education

Ph. D., Agronomy & Soil Science, College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. (1984).

 

M. Sc. (Agri.), College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India (1972).

 

B. Sc. (Agri.), College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India (1972).

 

Post Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Remote Sensing, North Dakota, U.S.A. (1980).

Professional positions held

2006 – till retirement in July 2010
Member Secretary, Goa Energy Development Agency (Govt. of Goa, India).

 

1994 – 2006
Director & Ex-Officio Joint Secretary, Dept. of Science, Technology & Environment (STE), Government of Goa, India.

 

1988 –1994
Scientist-in-charge & Ex-Officio Joint Secretary, Department of Science, Technology & Environment (STE), Government of Goa,India.

Various other Responsibilities Assumed in the above Capacity:

 

  • Member Convenor, Goa Environment Protection Council (Advisory Apex Body chaired by His Excellency the Governor of Goa, India) (1992-2006).

 

  • Member Secretary, Goa State Council for Science & Technology (Government of Goa , India) (1998-2006).

 

  • Member Secretary, Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (Central Statutory Authority) (1998-2006).
  • Member Convenor, State Level Committee for Patents and Geographical Indications, Govt. of Goa, India (2005-06).
  • Member, Ecological Control Committee (Govt. of Goa, India) (1989-1992).
  • Member, Goa State Pollution Control Board (State Statutory Authority) (1989-2006).
  • Member, Goa State Council for Science & Technology (Government of Goa, India) (1990-1997).
  • Member, Goa State Committee on Coastal Environment (Government of Goa, India) (1992-1998).
  • Member, Advisory Committee for Development of Goa University Campus (1992-1999).
  • Member, State Crisis Management Group for Chemical Accident Hazards (1992-2007), Govt. of Goa, India.
  • Member, Goa Energy Development Agency (Government of Goa, India) (1994 –2010).
  • Director, Goa State Remote Sensing Centre (Govt. of Goa, India) (1994-2006).
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Institute of Petroleum Safety, Health & Environmental Management, Goa, India (ONGC, Govt. of India) (2000-2007).
  • Member, High Powered Coordination Committee (HPCC) for Screening and Siting of Proposed Industries, Govt. of Goa, India (2004-2006).
  • Member Convenor, State Level Committee for Patents and Geographical Indications, Govt. of Goa, India (2005-06).

 

1987-88
Project Manager, Soil Conservation Project of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Comoros Islands, East Africa.

 

 

 

1985-87
Agronomist and Extension Specialist, USAID's Rice Production Project, Guinea Bissau, West Africa.

 

1983-85
Post-doctoral Research Fellow & Intern, Environment & Policy Institute, East-West Centre, Hawaii, USA.

 

1979-83
Doctoral (Ph.D.) Scholar under the East West Centre Fellowship at the University of Hawaii, U.S.A.

 

1974 – 79
Agricultural Officer & Soil Scientist, Department of Agriculture, Ela, Goa, India and Indian Council of Agricultural Research Complex, Margao, Goa, India.

International Work Experience

Undertook research on agro-ecosystems and cropping systems in Indonesia, Philippines, India (Hyderabad), Cameroon (Africa), Brazil, Puerto Rico and Hawaii (1982), aided by the East West Centre International Travel Grant.

 

Worked in Hawaii, U.S.A. for the East West Environment & Policy Institute, East West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. (1983-85).

Worked in West Africa and East Africa for the United States Agency for International Development (1985 – 1986).

Attended the International Workshop and Exhibition on Water Treatment with varied Effluent Treatment Technologies /Equipments, held in Singapore (1998).

Visited Germany and Austria as Member of the Government of Goa team, deputed to study different technologies for treatment and safe disposal of Sewage and Municipal Waste (2003).

Academic Honors /Memberships

Merit Scholarship for B. Sc. (Agri) Degree Programme (1968-72) awarded by University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

 

East West Centre Fellowship of US Congress for Doctoral Programme in University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A (1979-83).

 

East West Centre International Travel Grant for Agro-ecosystems Research (1982).

 

Member, Academic Honor Society of Gamma Sigma Delta, U.S.A (1983 onwards).

 

Member, Graduate Programme Committee of the Department of Agronomy & Soil Science University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (1982-84).

 

Member, American Society of Agronomy (1981 onwards).

 

Member, Indian Society of Soil Science (1976 onwards).

Publications/Papers

Has authored several Scientific Papers and Reports, including two chapters in books on Agro- ecosystems published in U.S.A.

Expertise in

Ecology/Environment,
Coastal Zone Management,
Environment Impact Assessment of
development/industrial projects,
Agricultural Technology, Renewable
Energy and S&T
administration/management.

Contact Details

Mobile - 9923795262

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Durairaj M. - (Strategy planning, business modeling)

Age

65 years

Educational Qualifications

B.E. (Electrical) from Madras University and M.Tech (Electrical - Energy Sytems), IIT Madras

Working Experience

43 years in Power and other Industries of Government and private sector

Expertise in

Experience includes governance, policy formulation, strategy planning, business modeling, business process systems, business plan review, besides design and engineering of Electrical systems, project management

Contact Details

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Mob: 9420688481

Dr. Shailesh Nagarsenkar - (Global Quality, Regulatory Compliance Manufacturing)

Age

61 years

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. ( Tech) , (University Department of Chemical Technology; University of Bombay);
M. Pharm.; B. Pharm. (Goa College of Pharmacy , University of Bombay, Panaji, Goa).

Working Experience

39 years in Industry and Academic teaching

Recent positions held in Industry:

Director, Asia Pacific Region, for Quality and Compliance , sanofi-aventis , Singapore.
Senior Vice President, Technical, Indoco Remedies, India.
Associate Director, Research & Development and QA, Rhone Poulenc (I) Limited.

Former Affiliations:

Chairman, Industrial Division, Indian Pharmaceutical Association.
President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Maharashtra State Branch.

Expertise in

Global Quality and Regulatory Compliance Manufacturing Projects; Technology Transfer; and Technical Support
Audits; Assessments; Technical due diligence Product Development and Industrialization. Technical Training ; Education

Contact Details

Mobile : +919820523813 Email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fausto Cardozo - (General Management, Business Strategy, Sales & Marketing)

Age

60 years

Educational Qualifications

MBA (IIM Ahmedabad)
BSc Hons (Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Panaji)
SSC (New Goa High School, Mapusa)

Working Experience

- 38 years' work experience
- in services (telecom, BPO) and consumer durables (paints, storage batteries, luggage)
- in sales (branch & regional), marketing (national & international) and
- general management (divisional & company leadership)

Last held positions: Director, Mphasis BPO (2004-10)
CEO, BPL Mobile (1999-2004)

Expertise in

General Management, Business Strategy, Sales & Marketing

Contact Details

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Gangadhar Shanbag - (Project Appraisal and Project Finance)

Age

61

Educational Qualifications

B.Com. LLb., CA

 

Working Experience

Worked with EDC for 29 years
Retired as Chief General Manager in 2010

Expertise in

Project Appraisal and Project Finance

Contact Details

Mulla Building, 1st Floor
Opp. Cine Aisha,
Ponda, Goa.
Ph. 0832 – 2318542, +91 9890195324
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H. V Rao - (Regulatory Expert in Power Plant Fuel Management)

Name

H. V Rao

Age

64 Years

Educational Qualifications

DME – Mechanical Engineering

Working Experience

Deputy General Manager: Fuel Management & Safety (RIL)
Officer on Special Duty: Electrical Loss Reduction: (BSES)
Project Coordinator (Wind Energy) ( VMSBPL )

Expertise in

Regulatory Expert in Power Plant Fuel Management, BOP Utilities & Plant Safety.

Faculty in Boiler operation & Maintenance,Onsite & Offsite Emergency Plans, Hazardous Manufacturing Process Plants.

Contact Details

Flat G-1, Building C-12, Navelkar Estate Co Op Housing Society, Bainguinim - Velha Goa - Old Goa – Goa - 403402
Tel: 0832-2444963. Mobile-9420164197

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Lawrence Gonsalves - (Media and Strategic Corporate Communication)

Age

51 years

Educational Qualifications

BBA specializing in Media and Strategic Corporate Communication

Working Experience

22 years in designing Customer relations and Corporate Brand image building

Expertise in

CUSTOMER DELIGHT MANAGEMENT

CREATING LOYAL REPEAT CUSTOMERS

KEEPING CUSTOMERS HAPPY

PARTNERSHIP POWER WITH YOUR CLIENTS

ULTIMATE CUSTOMER SERVICE

DESIGNING A BRAND IDENTITY OF YOUR COMPANY / UNIT

HELPING YOUR EMPLOYEES BE YOUR COMPANY BRAND AMBASSADORS

Contact Details

Chapel View society A/G-6
Borda Margao Goa

Mob 9730136230 - 9763185991 - 0832-6480853

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Lucio Miranda - (Environment, Health & Safety in speciality chemicals manufacture)

Educational Qualifications

B. Tech (Chemical)

Working Experience

30 years in various technical functions of batch process chemical manufacturing (including exposure to European plants).

Expertise in

Environment, Health & Safety in speciality chemicals manufacture

Contact Details

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Manuel J. Alvares - (Shipbuilding and Ship-Repair Industry)

Age

72 years

Educational Qualifications

o B.Sc. (MPC),
o BE (Mech) Dublin
o Member of the Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders
(Scotland), o Segundo Circulo Liceu National Afonso de Albuquerque, Panaji. o Certified Surveyor Valuer and Loss Assessor for Engineering
Plants & Ships.

Working Experience & Achievements

  • Extensive experience in Engineering, Shipbuilding and Ship-repair Industry, having worked in leading Industrial Firms both in India and abroad.
  • After retirement as Chief General Manager of Goa Shipyard Ltd. I have for the past ten years, conducted Valuations and Surveys of Ships, Manufacturing Plants and Machinery, being on the panel of leading Banks, and Insurance Companies.
  • Ex member of Board of Directors Western India Shipyard Ltd.
  • Ex President Senior Citizen Guild Campal, Panaji.
  • Ex Member of Management Committee Indian Register of
    Shipping
  • Was conferred Manager of the year Award for 1997 by Goa Management Association for "Outstanding Contribution as Manager and for Professional Excellence".
Expertise In
  • Shipbuilding and Ship-Repair Industry.
  • Shipyard layout and Improvements in Productivity in Shipbuilding,
  • Management of Organizations and Industry.
Contact Details
  • Office: UG6, Excel Residency, Caranzalem, Goa. 403002.
  • Resd: Alankar, St. Mary's Colony, Miramar, Panaji - Goa. 403001
  • Phone: 2463744 Mob.: 9890576483
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Manuel Caldeira - (SQA Engineering/Management)

Age

73

Educational Qualifications

Aeronautical Engineering
Technical University of Berlin , Germany.
P.Eng of Ontario, Canada

Working Experience

Design of jet engine components.
Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineering/Management Canada, for multinationals in North America for civil, military, aerospace, telecommunication and marine industry.
In India design and manufacturing of export quality gift items.

Expertise in

SQA Engineering/Management;
In India design and manufacturing of export quality gift items.
Pioneer of Engineered Governance Revolution.

Contact Details

H/N 44 Novo Portugal , Moira, Bardez, Goa
P: 08322470493 | m:7709886213

Madhukar Phal - (Industrial Relations & Human Resource Development)

Age

62 yrs

Educational Qualifications

MA from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Area: Personnel Management & Industrial Relations.

Working Experience

Jan 2001 – 2009 Sesa Goa Limited, Panaji, Goa
Sesa Group, with a turnover of around 4000 crores and 2000 employees, is a major exporter of iron ore in the private sector with business interests in iron ore mining and exports, manufacturer of pig iron and manufacture of metallurgical coke.
Director – Resources: Group executive responsibilities, for the four group companies, for the functions of human resources, administration, medical services, safety, environment government liaison and public relations.

  • Member on the board of Directors of Sesa Goa Limited and Sesa Industries Limited.
  • Executive responsibilities for the Sesa Community Development Foundation including the NCM Sesa Technical School and Sesa Football Academy.
  • Representation of the Company for all government liaison, liaison and interaction with industry bodies like Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Indian Industries, Employers' Federation of India, Goa Management Association etc.

2009 onwards – Advisor to Sesa Goa Limited and
Magnum Minerals Private Limited
1991 – 2000 General Manager – Corporate Human Resources: Head of the personnel administration and human resources development functions for the Sesa Group.
Focus on Corporate HRD: policy making, implementation of business restructuring and various initiatives directed at human capital development.

  • Major organisational restructuring exercise undertaken in 1999-2000; a shift from traditional personnel policies encompassing changes in structure, compensation, performance, growth, plans etc.

Joined in 1990 as Deputy General Manager, Personnel at the Corporate Office to succeed the then GM.
1983 – 1990 Narmada Cement Company, Bombay,
1988 – 1990 Deputy General Manager, Personnel & Administration, Corporate Office Direct report to Managing Director

  • Special focus on training & development, manpower planning and optimising the organisational structure.
  • Had independent charge of recruitment, employee administration, welfare, union relations and other administrative functions for the Bombay office and three factories.
  • Achieved the distinction of a smooth industrial relations climate and management development atmosphere in the organisation as Head of the HRD function between 1983 – 1990

Joined in 1983 as Manager, Personnel & Administration.
1981 – 1983 Mandovi Pellets Limited, Shiroda, Goa
Personnel Officer

  • Headed the personnel department.
  • Directly reporting to General Manager (Administration) and the Managing Director.
  • Responsible for personnel, industrial relations, welfare, administration, security and transport functions.
  • Handled abnormal labour matters like retrenchment and closure.
  • Negotiated and finalised a long term settlement with the workers' union.

1979 – 1981 Cosme Matias Menezes Group of Companies, Ponda, Goa

Assistant Personnel Officer
Directly responsible for welfare, personnel and security functions.
1972 – 1977 Civil Defence Corps, Bombay, Maharashtra
Organising Instructor, Gazetted Officer
Independent handling of training, public relations and other organisational duties.

Expertise in

Industrial Relations & Human Resource Development

Contact Details

#1832, Shahaji, Pundalik Nagar,
Alto – Porvorim, Bardez, Goa – 403521
Tel: 0832 – 2411265, 9822121410
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Pradeep Sheldenkar - (Advances/Credit Appraisal and Foreign Exchange/Trade Finance)

Age

61 YEARS

Educational Qualifications

MSC. CAIIB

Working Experience

a)- 20 years with Indian Overseas Bank in various functional roles including handling of credit appraisal in Exceptionally Large Branch in Mumbai and as Manager of A Category Foreign Exchange Branch in Mumbai

b)-12 years in HDFC Bank in Goa. Role functions included setting up of Retail Branch Branches, managing the same and thereafter as State Head Goa WHOLE SALE Banking Group

Expertise in

Advances/Credit Appraisal and Foreign Exchange/Trade Finance

Contact Details

Landline: 0832 275926, Cell 9822122785, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Prakash P. Borkar - (Settling techno-legal disputes as an Arbitrator)

Age

65 years

Educational Qualifications

B.E.(Electrical)

Working Experience

35 years in P.W.D. Goa in various capacities right from Assistant Engineer to Principal Chief Engineer.

Expertise in

Settling techno-legal disputes as an Arbitrator

Contact Details

(M) 9822486540, (R) 0832-2451833.
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Rajan Bhatikar - (Business Development, Planning)

Age

65

Educational Qualifications

B.Tech ( Mechanical Engineering )

 

Working Experience

Worked with Larsen & Toubro in their Heavy Engineering Division and Engineering Procurement and Construction Division on their Thermal, Gas Based and Nuclear Power Projects.

Expertise in

Advisory services in the areas of:

  • Business Development ( industrial equipment and capital projects)
    - Business Strategy
    - Business Planning
    - Project Management (capital projects)
  • Contract Creation, Negotiations and Contract Management.
    - Risk Identification and Mitigation
    - Organization Development

Contact Details

Phone : 9850982281
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Ravi Aranke - (Data analysis, predictive analytics)

Age

41

Educational Qualifications

B. Tech.(IIT Bombay)

 

Working Experience

With several high technology companies like Sun Microsystems and Red Hat Inc. in senior management roles

 

Expertise in

Data analysis, predictive analytics

Contact Details

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R K Lakshman - (Start-up environment, marketing & operations)

Age

79

Working Experience

1. ITC LTD
Joined in 1952, appointed to the Main Board in 1976 as Marketing Director.
Chosen in 1978 by Mr. A.N. Haksar, Chairman ITC, to head the company's major diversified entry in the hospitality business as Chairman, Welcomgroup the brand name of ITC's hotel division.
Appointed Deputy Chairman of ITC in 1983 with additional responsibility for ITC's Tourism related businesses world-wide. The subsequent five years witnessed the setting up of two subsidiaries - ITC International & International Travel House. The former provided a platform for entering the restaurant business in USA and the latter served to strengthen Welcomgroup's marketing efforts.

2. ITDC
Left ITC in 1988 on being selected by the Government of India to join India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) as Chairman & Managing Director on a two year contract.
The highlights of the assignment were:
(i) a turn-around of the fortunes of ITDC - from a sleeping giant to a profitable enterprise

(ii) joint ventures with selected state tourism bodies for management and
marketing of strategically located mid - market hotels

(iii) aggressive marketing overseas with introduction of international
operating systems through a Hotel Services Agreement with Radisson
Inc., USA "

3. BENNET COLEMAN & CO LTD

Retirement from ITDC in 1990 was followed by appointment to the Board of BCCL as President and executive Director.

Exited in 1997 in favour of hotel consultancy. Later, was invited by BCCL to rejoin the Board as an Independent Director, a position that was held from 2005 to 2008.

Currently on Advisory Board of a mid size Hospitality Company in Mumbai.

Expertise in

  • start-up environment
  • marketing & operations
  • multi - property & multi - location environment
  • new acquisitions, due diligence & viability studies
  • establishing JV's with foreign partners
  • setting up organization structures, system & processes, manpower recruitment
  • setting up organization structures, system & processes, manpower recruitment
  • management of external environment (government relations, JV's partner's, financial institutions, consultants in various areas, etc)
  • turn - around situations & profitability improvement
  • negotiating & establishing agreements, contracts & partnerships with domestic & foreign partners
  • project management - identification, selection, viability of new projects / proposals - owned & managed properties
  • corporate governance, ethics, culture building
  • proven leadership at the highest level
  • relationship building

Contact Details

F-2 Sterling Heights
La Citadel
Dona Paula
Goa – 403 004

Tel: 2453797 Mobile : 9967002941
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Ramcrisna Varde - (Project Management and Execution of civil engineering projects)

Name

Ramcrisna P. Sinai Varde

Age

68 years

Educational Qualifications

B.E. (Civil), M.I.E., F.I.V., Chartered Engineer and Registered Valuer

Working Experience

Over 40 years:

  • Planning and execution of construction projects
  • Valuation of immovable properties: Land & Buildings/Structures

Present occupation:

  • Consultant, Chartered Engineer and Approved Valuer:

Registered Valuer (under Section 34AB of the Wealth Tax Act, 1957) and Panel Valuer of various Public Sector, Private and Co-operative Banks including State Bank of India, Bank of India, Axis Bank, IDBI Bank, etc.

Expertise in

  • Project Management and Execution of civil engineering projects

Valuation of immovable properties

Contact Details

OFFICE RESIDENCE

2ND Floor, Sehra Apts., “Shanta”
Dada Vaidya Road B.B.Borker Road,
Opp. Mayfair Hotel, Alto Porvorim,
Panaji - Goa. 403 001 Bardez,Goa – 403 521
Tel / Fax: 2227900 Tel: 2417419
Mobile: 9822486274

Shrinivas R. Shinkre - (Electrical Transmission and Distribution)

Age

74

Educational Qualifications

BE - Mechanical (Gujarat University - 1960)

Working Experience

Retired as Chief Electrical Engineer - Govt of Goa

Expertise in

Electrical Transmission and Distribution

Contact Details

House No 581, La-Campala colony, Mirama Panjim Goa.
9822101416 / 832 2462890

Sripati Prabhudesai - (Industrial Safety)

Age

64 yrs.

Educational Qualifications

D.M.E., D.E.E., D.I.S.

Working Experience

Inspector of factories - 28 yrs.
Chief Inspector of factories-04 yrs

Expertise in

Industrial Safety

Contact Details

Cell: 9420686705
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Vallabh Kamat - (Tax and VAT matters)

Age

60 Years.

Educational Qualifications

M.Com.

Working Experience

Worked for more than 38 years, in different Govt.
Departments
and Retired as Commissioner of Commercial Taxes.

Expertise in

Goa VAT ACT 2005 & Rules.

Goa Luxury TAX Act 1988 & Rules.

Goa Entertainment TAX Act 1964 & Rules.

Goa Tax on Entry of Goods Act 2000 & Rules.

CST Act 1956 ( Central Act) and Registration & turnover rules 1957.

Goa (CST) Rules 1973.

Various Govt notifications and Govt policies supporting industrialization in Goa from time to time.

Goa Sales Tax Act -1964 ( repealed law)

Support to the Business Entrepreneurs under various E-services notified by the Govt under Commercial Taxes in Goa.

Drafting & filing of appeals/ revision applications under Commercial Taxes.

Advise under Service Tax matters.

Contact Details

M/s Navadurga Associates
G-24, Jairam Complex (A-wing)
Neugui Nagar, Panaji - Goa.
Ph: 2421712/6644602
Mobile: 9823063808
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Major General Vekateswarlu Pakala, AVSM,VSM Retd. (Expertise in Project Planning and Execution .. and more)

Major General Venkateswarlu Pakala ( Venkat ), has had rich and varied experience in the Indian Army and the Corporate Sector wherein he tenanted many prestigious and indeed challenging appointments covering : project planning and execution ; manufacturing; logistics ; administration; recruiting ; HR management, training and instructional assignments.

For his notable contribution in the Indian Army, he has been awarded the Presidential Awards of AVSM and VSM by the President of India.

Besides holding MSc and M Phil degrees, the General Officer has attended the prestigious National Defence College Course in 2000, at NDC New Delhi and the Independent Directors’ Course .

In the Corporate Sector, the General Officer worked with Bharati Shipyard Ltd, Mumbai as President and Head of their Ship Building yard. He is presently an Advisor with a Singapore Based Ship Building Company which has a Ship Building Facility at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.

The General Officer has travelled abroad very widely and has visited Armed Forces establishments in the UK , Italy ( NATO Forces HQ ), France , Jordan and Maldives. He has also participated in the US sponsored Pacific Area Senior Officers Logistics Seminar (PASOLS ) at Vanuatu ( Pacific Islands ) and at Thailand.

He is presently stationed in Goa .

Contact Details: E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Tel 0832-2558004; 9975010302; 9372348602. Address: 4-A, Jal Vayu Villas, Jai Kisan Club Road, Zuarinagar, Goa, PIN: 403726.

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MAJOR GENERAL VENKATESWARLU PAKALA, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
Address: 4-A, Jal Vayu Villas, Jai Kisan Club Road, Zuarinagar, Goa - 403726
Contact Nos: Tel 0832-2558004; 9975010302. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

EX MAJOR GENERAL –INDIAN ARMY

PROFILE

  • 37 years of distinguished career as an officer in commissioned ranks in the Indian Army (last rank being Major General) with demonstrated excellence in integrating diverse domain objectives with unified agenda of the organization. Post retirement from the Indian Army, held top level assignments with prestigious organizations. Currently positioned as consultant to Bharati Shipyard and Sembmarine Ltd.
  • Core competencies in defining the organization’s mission, contributing policy inputs, setting up work flow systems, mobilizing & managing manpower, machines, material and financial resources to realize the organization’s objectives effectively and efficiently.
  • Creative aptitude with strong track record of - introducing system’s improvements, building competitive manpower, resolving conflicts and setting up effective liaison with regulatory authorities / commercial clubs to build organization’s image and ensure hassle-free operations.
  • Strong credentials in providing strategic and operational drivers across all functional domains including- Human Resource Management, Administration, Training and Development, Financial management, Project Management, Materials management & logistics, Operations, Infrastructure and facilities management, liaison etc- to catalyse growth and prosperity of the organization.
  • Strong analytical, administrative, and resource balancing skills. Effective Team leader, trainer, and a motivator having ability to transform mediocre assembly of people to cohesive team of performers. Superior written and verbal communication abilities and administrative strengths.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

EMGEE INFRASTRUCTURE HOLDINGS (Hyderabad) - Jun 2011 - present

Director in the Company

SEMBMARINE KAKINADA LTD (Kakinada- AP) - Jun 2011- present

Advisor in the Shipbuilding Company

ZUARI GROUP, Goa - 2010- 20 11

Consultant

  • Contributing strategic inputs to facilitate group’s expansion plans covering implementation of new/ expansion projects and related issues.
  • Identifying, acquiring and developing the needed land completing entire formalities /documentation for transfer of property.
  • Recruiting, training and engaging qualified technical and non-technical manpower to man various job slots required for project implementation.
  • Overseeing entire materials and logistics to ensure availability of all machines and materials inputs on most competitive terms as per defined schedules.
  • Setting up effective liaison with port authorities and other govt agencies to seek needed clearances and resolve port related /other operational issues.
  • Conducting review meeting and identifying / eliminating project bottlenecks to accelerate work progress to ensure project delivery within defined cost and time parameters.

BHARATI SHIPYARD LIMITED - 2009 – 2010 (Presently Consultant)
A renowned company building ships for prestigious overseas and Indian clients including Indian Coast Guard.

President / Profit Centre Head

  • Assumed the role of the Head of company’s shipyards at Goa and Ratnagiri with final accountability to achieve production and productivity targets.
  • Provided leadership across all functional domains including - Production; Procurement; Contracts Management; Logistics & Administration; Human Resource Management; Infrastructure Development, expansion project etc
  • Efficiently managed a large work-force and maintained peaceful industrial relations with no incidences of labour unrest. Interfaced with consultants and surveyors and secured needed support as required.
  • Liaised with governmental and non-governmental agencies and arranged clearances while complying with all statutory provisions.

RAKINDO - 2007- 2009

  • Headed the Land Acquisition and Clearances Division of the Township Development MNC headquartered at Chennai, with projects in various States of India.

INDIAN ARMY - 1970 - 2007

Major General (Last Rank)

Highlights of some Major Assignments

Additional Director Recruiting, Army Headquarters, New Delhi (In the rank of Major General)

  • Headed the Indian Army’s Recruiting Organisation with direct control over Recruitment of Officers and Soldiers.

Additional Director General of Army Air Defence (In the rank of Major General)

  • Played key role in designing operational strategies to build up effective Army Air Defence systems.
  • Driven initiatives to arrange procurement of various equipment and manage upgradation related issues involving radars, surface to air missiles and gun systems.

Major General Administration of Southern Army Command

  • Provided apex level support to ensure hassle free management of entire administration related activities including - Security; Lands & Cantonments ; Environment issues ; Disaster relief operations ; Energy, Water Supply & Conservation; Projects & Infrastructure; Housing ; Medical Services including Hospital Projects; Conservancy services ; transportation & traffic management ; ecology – et al.
  • Awarded with the AVSM and VSM by the President of India for outstanding contributions across all fronts.

Head of Training at the Army Air Defence College, Gopalpur / Served in the Army War College, Mhow

  • Managed entire operations of the training institutes including designing training curriculum, managing entire training logistics and organizing /conducting training sessions to impart customised trainings to the participants.
  • Visited the Armed Forces training establishments in the UK, Italy, France, Jordan and Maldives during the course of official duties. Participated in the US sponsored Pacific Area Senior Officers Logistics Seminar (PASOLS) at Vanuatu (Pacific Islands) and at Thailand.

Assumed leadership roles in Security; Administration; Logistics; Recruitment; HR management, Training and Instruction in earlier assignments and consistently delivered superior performances.

EDUCATION

  • M.Sc. and M Phil degrees
  • Attended the prestigious National Defence College Course in 2000, at NDC New Delhi.
  • Attended the Independent Directors Course conducted by ASSOCHAM .

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