Executive Management

Michael Holland

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Michael Holland is Chief Executive Officer of the Manager since 2014. He holds a master’s degree in Property Development (Project Management) from Thames Polytechnic and South Bank University and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate sector in Asia and Europe. Prior to joining the Embassy Group, he was the chief executive officer of Assetz Property Group. He founded the JLW India/ Jones Lang LaSalle India business and has served as its country manager and managing director from 1998 to 2002.

Vikaash Khdloya

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Vikaash Khdloya will be the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Manager prior to the listing of the Units. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Osmania University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He obtained the first rank in the final examination held by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and was awarded the G.P. Kapadia – First President Gold Medal for the best candidate of the examination. He is also a certified fraud examiner, a certified internal auditor, a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. He has over 11 years of experience in the real estate sector. He has been associated with Blackstone Real Estate from 2011 to 2018, where his last held position was Managing Director. He is an employee of Blackstone Advisors India Pvt. Limited and will be on a three year leave of absence prior to commencing his role with the Manager. He will be under a three year agreement with the Manager. In the past, he has also worked as a Vice President at Piramal Fund Management (erstwhile Indiareit) and as the Chief Financial Officer at Gameshastra Solutions Private Limited. He also co-founded Earnest People’s Initiative for a Caring Society Trust.

Rajesh Kaimal

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Rajesh Kaimal is Chief Financial Officer of the Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from K. J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce and a master’s degree in business administration from the Institute for Technology and Management. He has over 23 years of experience in the finance and budget sectors. He was previously associated with the Manipal group of companies from 2000 to 2017, and has worked at Manipal Health Care Private Limited, Manipal Universal Learning Private Limited and Manipal City & Guilds Private Limited. He has also worked with Ruchi Soya Industries Limited as an Assistant Manager – Finance, Blue Cross Laboratories Limited as an Assistant Manager – Budget and Afcons Infrastructure Limited as an Executive – Finance.

Sachin Shah

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Sachin Shah is the Chief Investment Officer of the Manager. He holds a bachelor’s of science from the School of Business, Babson College, Massachusetts and a master’s degree in business administration from the Faculty of Business Administration, Harvard University. He has over 17 years of experience in the real estate sector. He has previously worked at the Starwood Capital Group from 2001 to 2006, where his last held position was Vice President of Acquisitions, and was associated with Blackstone as an analyst from 1998 to 1999. He was a key person of Samsara Fund Advisors Private Limited, the investment advisor to Catalyst Samsara India Opportunity Fund I LP.

Bhhavesh Kamdar

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Bhhavesh Kamdar is the Head of Leasing of the Manager. He holds an executive master’s degree in business administration from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. He has over 26 years of experience in the real estate, technology and engineering industry. He has previously worked at Larsen & Tourbo Limited from 1993 to 2014, where his last held position was Deputy General Manager – Leasing and Marketing (Commercial). He has been associated with the Manager since 2014.

Ray Vargis Kallimel

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Ray Vargis Kallimel heads the Corporate Finance function of the Manager. He has over 11 years of experience in finance and real estate sector.

He has previously worked with Cushman & Wakefield India Pvt Ltd in Valuation & Advisory department and has been associated with Mergers and Acquisition team of Embassy Group companies since 2012. He holds a master’s in commerce from the University of Mumbai, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Oral Roberts University. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Rajendran Subramaniam

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Rajendran Subramaniam is the Head – Projects/ Capex of the Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s degree in commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University. He is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has worked as Manager (Accounts) with Sandur Laminates Limited and as Regional Head (Commercial) – South with Electrosteel Castings Limited. He was associated with Tishman Speyer India Private Limited prior to joining the Manager.

Anoop K. Jain

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Anoop K. Jain is the Vice President – Finance and Accounts of the Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 21 years of experience in various project administrative functions including preparation of capital expenditure reports for financial institutions, monitoring of project financial assets, coordinating statutory audit, general ledger, subcontractors accounts and taxes. Prior to joining the Embassy Group in October 2015, he was working as the Director - Finance & Administration for URS Global. Between 1997 and 2000, he was employed with Energy Overseas International and Badger Energy Inc. (subsidiaries of Raytheon (USA)), in relation to the Toranagallu India Project of Jindal Tractebel Power Company Limited power project. Between 2004 and 2012, he was employed with AXA Business Services Private Limited. He was appointed as the Compliance Officer of the Embassy REIT with effect from June 12, 2017.

Kunal H. Shah

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Kunal H. Shah is a Vice President – Finance and Accounts of the Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai, and is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 15 years of experience in the finance sector. He has previously worked with various accounting firms being Grant Thornton, Deloitte and Ernst and Young. He has also worked as a ‘Business Management Consultant’ with Natixis Pramex International Consulting Private Limited and as a ‘General Manager – Finance and Accounting’ with Sky Gourmet Catering Private Limited. He has been associated with Blackstone real estate group companies in India since 2014.

Raghu Sapra

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Raghu Sapra is the Assistant Vice President – Hospitality Business of the Manager. He holds a diploma in hotel management and catering technology from the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi. He has over 18 years of experience in the hospitality sector. He has previously worked at the Radisson Hotel, Delhi as Shift Incharge – Front Office, at the Imperial, New Delhi as Assistant Front Office Manager, at Hyatt Regency Mumbai as Front Office Manager, at the Hyatt Regency Delhi as the Director of Rooms and at Marriott Executive Apartments & Renaissance Hotel & Convention Centre as the Director of Rooms. From 2011 to 2017 he has was employed as the General Manager and Director of Operations at various hotels managed by the ‘Hilton’ brand.

Ramesh Periasamy

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Ramesh Periasamy is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of the Manager and the Compliance. Officer of the Embassy REIT. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Bangalore University. He is an associate of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is enrolled as an Advocate on the Rolls of the Bar Council of Tamilnadu. He has previously worked as a Company Secretary and Compliance Officer at Manappuram Finance. Limited and has several years of work experience in legal, corporate compliance and secretarial function with Chemmanur International Jewellers, Kalyan Jewellers India Private Limited and SFO Technologies Private Limited. He has been working with the Manager since January 7, 2019.

Ritwik Bhattacharjee

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Ritwik Bhattacharjee is the Head of Investor Relations of the Manager. He holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in economics from Middlebury College, a master’s degree in business administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, and a master of arts degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has over 12 years of experience as an investment banker. He has previously been associated with Nomura Singapore Limited as an Executive Director and UBS AG Singapore Branch as a director in the investment bank division. Prior to joining the Manager in 2018, he was responsible for overseeing an internal family office portfolio of real estate as well as public and private investments.