Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Raju Sheté
Raju Sheté

Director

Mr Shete is the promoter of the Planet Group of companies, and provides stewardship support and strategic guidance to the Planet Group of companies and ventures in which the Planet Group participates. The Planet group is headquartered in Singapore and has businesses across industry sectors in a number of jurisdictions including India and UAE. The Group’s present interests are focused on 6 industry sectors – People, Logistics, Aliment (French for Food), Nature, Energy, and Technology. Some past partnerships, joint ventures and business collaborations that Mr Shete has been associated with include those with Accor, the Compass Group and Sodexo. Mr Shete served as the founder and chairman of Radhakrishna Hospitality Services (RKHS; now Sodexo, India), Founder and Director of Accor Services India (now Eden Red, India) and Founder and Director of Consolidated Services (now part of the Compass Group). In these roles, Mr Shete has built large-scale services companies with thousands of staff and hundreds of service unit locations globally and in India.

Palepu Sudhir Rao
Palepu Sudhir Rao

Independent Director

Palepu Sudhir Rao nurture early/growth stage enterprises to assisting listed entities in the areas of Strategic Direction, Business Research and Revenue Management, Performance & Capital Management, and Stakeholder Relations. He has invested and advised a number of Technology Ventures that impact Education, Healthcare, Banking & Financial Services from incubation through to listing them on Public Markets. Rao was a key participant in the Indian Capital Market, between 1989 and 1999, a period that saw the emergence of structural change and reforms in the Indian Financial Services and Capital Markets.

Hitesh B. Reshamwala
Hitesh B. Reshamwala

Independent Director

Mr. Hitesh Reshamwala is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in finance, tax and statutory compliance related matters. His know-how is spread across diverse sectors and geographies such as manpower, logistics, and oil & gas. Mr. Reshamwala has extensively worked with industries that are food and near food related. With tax and statutory compliance being his forte, he is an adviser to companies at various levels of their growth cycles from start-ups to established companies with thousands of FTE’s in India and abroad.

Balasubramanian Iyer
Balasubramanian Iyer

Chief Operating Officer

Bala, as he is popularly known, is the force behind the entire set up which keeps the business in good health and shape. Bala is a Chartered Accountant with a rich experience of more than 25 years.

MEMBERS OF THE TEAM

Girish Deshpande
Girish Deshpande

Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, has more than 20 years experience in the Finance Field in SCM , Retail along with IT and Legal. He has led various cross functional teams for standardization, automation and productivity improvement projects within the organizations.