Anil Sivadas, President
Anil is a visionary leader, with over 25 years of management experience. A true entrepreneur by spirit, he has consistently guided the company with his exceptional aptitude for innovation and strategic direction.
Through his career, he has garnered many years of multi-sectoral experience in manufacturing, IT services, consulting and investment management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Having started many successful ventures on his own, he is aware of the problems an entrepreneur encounters and has developed a system of markers and indices that allows an entrepreneur to grow his business successfully through minimum intervention. He has an innate ability to find the simplest root cause for even the most complex of problems and is an ardent proponent of the win-win methodology to resolve any negotiation.
Ravi Sankar, Chief Executive Officer
Ravi Sankar is an enterprising leader, with over 30 years of senior management and entrepreneurial experience. Before joining Fonds Nikkel, Ravi founded and led a BPO services company for 15 years. A mechanical engineering graduate, Ravi has also done the Management Program for Technologists from IIM, Bangalore. He is also an experienced Management Auditor.
Always cheerful and fun-loving, pushing the envelope also comes naturally to him. It is his intrinsic nature to question stereotypes and to seek unique ways of approaching a problem and finding solutions that no one else has considered.
Sujit Mathew, Chief Operating Officer
Sujit Mathew is an Economics graduate with a Master of Management Studies from BITS, Pilani.
His versatility comes from his 34 years of industry experience which includes 12 years in Manufacturing and Distribution Management, 12 years in Construction and Engineering Management, 4 years in Retail and Trading and 6 years in Healthcare and Education.
He also contributed as a Board Member for 5 Years, working closely with the CEO and CFO to grow the various companies under the Group.
His areas of expertise include Manufacturing, Materials Management, Financial Management, Information Technology, Human Resources, Strategy & Planning to name a few.
He has been associated with companies like Eicher Goodearth Ltd, Hindustan Unilever, Bahwan Engineering Co. LLC, AJM Kooheji group Bsc, KIMS healthcare Pvt Ltd, St. John's national academy of health sciences.
Maj Gen Sanjeev Narain, AVSM (Retd), Academics Director
Sanjeev has had a distinguished career spanning approximately four decades in the Indian Army. He has held illustrious command, staff and instructional appointments. He commanded in active combat as also disaster management endowing him with exceptional qualities in leadership, planning, management, and administration. His selfless services during the Kerala Floods were applauded by the Chief Minister.
His command assignments gave him a deep insight into appreciation of fast emerging situations, analysis of rapidly flowing information, risk analysis, and quick decision making. He has gained valuable experience of functioning in an international environment as a result of his services as a UN Military Observer in Iraq-Kuwait as also defense cooperation efforts of the Indian Army including training of foreign students.
Having attended all possible career courses based on merit he concurrently attained the degrees of M Sc (Defence Studies), M Phil (Defence and Management Studies) and M Phil (Defence and Strategic Studies). He has held prestigious instructional and training assignments. In recognition, he was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India.
Wilfred Fernandes, Head of Delivery
Wilfred is an industry leader with more than 28 years of diverse experience. He holds a degree in Engineering and a degree from IIM, Bangalore. He has been associated with BPL Soft Energy Systems Ltd & BPL Ltd and has also steered Enventure Engineering LLP as it's Managing Director.
He has an incredible ability to compartmentalize complex processes and is constantly finding ways to help improve efficiencies, save time and reduce aggravation. His expertise lies in Business Development & Management, Customer Orientation & Leadership, Manufacturing, R&D, Engineering, Supply Chain and Quality Management to name a few.
Ajay Jain, Principal Consultant
Ajay is a seasoned Theory of Constraints Practitioner having been trained by the Founder of Theory of Constraints (TOC) and renowned Management Guru - Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt himself and his team. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Mumbai. He is Certified by the Theory of Constraints – International Certification Organization (TOC-ICO) as a Theory of Constraints expert in the areas of Operations, Supply Chain and Distribution and Project Management. He is also a Certified Corporate Director by the UK based World Council for Corporate Governance.
He has been associated with various organisations, as
Executive Director at Waaree Energies Ltd., Mumbai (India’s largest solar module manufacturing company) from 2011-2014. (www.waaree.com),
Independent Director at Diffusion Engineers Limited, Nagpur from 2009 onwards (www.diffusionengineers.com),
Independent Director at Waaree Infrastructure & Agritech Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai from 2011-2014. (www.waaree.com) and
Honorary Editor – Process & Plant Engineering – Business Management & Maintenance Solutions from 2010 onwards (www.shanviks.com).
His strength lies in implementing TOC practices in large and complex organisations and in the process bringing in large cost savings and efficiencies in client organisations.
Fonds Nikkel has appointed a Board of Advisors comprising of eminent personalities who have vast experience and have excelled in diverse fields such as the Indian Administrative Service, Consultancy, Banking, Academics, etc. The BoA advises the Management Team of FNC on short and long-term strategy, reviews projects, and acts as a Think Tank to brainstorm on the various issues faced by FNC as well as our clients.