ITCC Elections 2015 – 2017, Team Profiles with their brief introduction

ITCC Elections 2015 – 2017, Team Profiles with their brief introduction

Elections for President & Executive Committee

India Thai Chamber of Commerce

Term 2015 – 2017 on April 2, 2015 at 18:30

Vision for Change Vote for Pradeep as President


Pradeep Agrawalla

Galaxy Group of Companies


Age: 49 years

Education: BA – Sambalpur University

  • Entrepreneur, Founder of Galaxy Group
  • Founder Galaxy Diamonds, one of the largest supplier of diamonds in Thailand with global operations in Thailand, India and Belgium
  • Founder Galaxy Group – real estate conglomerate with 14 projects comprising of 70 towers in Greater Noida in India

Member of India-Thai Diamond & Colorstone Association (ITDCA)


Rakesh SodhiaRakesh Sodhia

Fortuna International Ltd.

Managing Director

Age: 59 years

Education: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), B. Tech (Chemical engineering) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Post Graduation in International trade.

  • Extensive work experience
  • Premjee Limited –
  • Ex-Managing Director

Phoenix Commodities Ltd. – Ex – Managing Director

Ajit MehtaAjit Mehta

Bright Star Diamond Co., Ltd.


Age: 50 years

Education: M.A. (History), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

B.A. (Biology), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

  •  Co-Founded Bright Star Diamonds in Thailand in 1991
  • Operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mumbai, Jakarta and USA
  • Social worker and deeply involved in social activities with various Indian Associations
  • Executive Director & Joint Honorary Secretary of India – Thai Chamber of Commerce

Arun V. Balimane

Arun V. Balimane

Tata Motors Ltd.

VP – Head of Operations

Age: 49 years

Education: BE(Hons) Electrical & Electronics from B.I.T.S. , Pilani


•      Fulbright Fellowship – “Leadership in Management”, Carnegie Mellon University,   Pittsburgh, USA

•      Working with Tata Motors since 1987

•      Transferred to Thailand in 2007 as manufacturing head

•      Currently working as head of operations


harsh vardhan

Harsh Vardhan Sethi

Neon Infotech South East Asia Ltd.


Age: 50 years

Education: Bachelor of Engineering

Diploma in Business Management


•      Member of Energy committee of Franco Thai Chamber and American Chamber

•      Member of Energy Committee of Norwegian Thai Chamber of Commerce in

•      Executive committee Member of Digambar Jain Foundation in Thailand

•      Recipient of Hind Rattana Award in 2008

•      Recipient of Indian Achievers’ award in 2012

•      Recipient of Asia Pacific Most promising Entrepreneurship award in 2014


 Jaimal ThakralJaimal Thakral

Thakral Group, A.G.Textiles

Managing Director

Age: 34 years

Education: Bellerby’s College London, Diploma of Business



•      Thakral Group family business having roots since 1904

•      Assistant to Managing Director of group for 5 years since 1999

•      Co-founded A.G.Textiles in 2004 and managing director of the company since then.

•      Also involved in property development and land acquisition activity of the group.

•      Co-founder of several joint venture projects primarily in real estate business in Thailand.


 Karan SinghKaran Singh

Ambition Engineering Co., Ltd.

Managing Director

Education: Graduate in Business Management

Age: 48 years


•      Executive Director of India-Thai Business Association

•      Member -Swami Vivekananda Center   – Bangkok

•      Committee member -Vishwa Hindu Parishad – Bangkok

•      Member -Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh – Bangkok

•      Member -Indian Association of Thailand- Bangkok

•      Committee member -World Hindu Economic Forum – Thailand

•      President -Overseas Friends of BJP-Thailand Chapter


Kulthep Narula

Kulthep Narula

Benetone Films

Executive Director

Age: 40 years

Education: B.S., New York University


•      Thailand Office – Operating one of the largest foreign film

•      and TV commercial production services company in the country

•      Los Angeles Office – Engaged in production, global sales and

•      distribution of movies

•      President, Foreign Film Production Services Association Thailand

•      Executive Committee, The National Federation of Motion Pictures

•      and Contents Association





Mr. Raju B. ManwaniMr. Raju B. Manwani

Imago Industries Co., Ltd.

Managing Director

Age: 54 years

Education: B Com, DBM


•      2013-15, Chairperson of Constitution Sub-Committee of ITCC, during which period Amendments to the Constitution were proposed on two occasions, thus making the present Constitution more pragmatic and in keeping with the times.

•      Past President & Member of Lions Club of Bangkok Silom since 1989

•      Siam Sindhi Association, In charge of Community Communications

•      Entourage (Social Charitable Activities)

•      India-Thai Sports –Member, Sports Committee

•      Oriental Towers Condominium Board of Directors (as Chairperson and now Advisor)



Samir Yamdagni

Samir Yamdagni

PSS Group & Y Cube Holdings

Chairman & President

Age: 49 years

Education: B. Tech (Hons) – Mechanical Engg – IIT Kharagpur


•      A multi-faceted and seasoned leader with experience of running large companies in the Asia Pacific region

•      Vast work experience

•      Xylem – Developed Xylem’s business in India from $0.5M in to $31 M in 5 years

•      ITT – Remodeling the AP & EMEA strategy, sales & footprint and achieving 220% increase in order bookings from $105 million in 2005 to US $230 million in 2008.

•      Flow Service – –              Increased sales in Asia Pacific region from US$ 93 million to US$ 152 million (including JV) in four years

•      Work experience with other major International companies including Durametallic Corporation, Indo-Rama Chemicals, Thai Acrylic Fiber Co., Ltd.



Tejas Kumar Dinkarlal

Tejas Kumar Dinkarlal

Shvenil Ltd.

Managing Director

Age: 44 years

Education: B. Com


•      Secretary – India-Thai Diamond & Colorstone Association

•      Diamond manufacturers with business operations in Thailand, Hong Kong, China, India and Belgium

•      Founded Shvenil’s offices in Thailand, China & Hong Kong

•      Established Diamond Manufacturing in China with high quality precision cuts for Swiss watch Industry.


V B Singh

V B Singh

Berger Paints (Thailand) Ltd.

Managing Director

Age: 58 years

Education: IIT Kanpur – Mechanical Engineering

IIM Calcutta – Post Graduate in Management


•      Highly qualified, both IIT & IIM graduate

•      Member of IITAAT, ITBA, British Club & ITCC

•      Came in Thailand since 1997 as MD of Berger Paints Thailand and in 2010 through MBO became major shareholder

•      Responsible for growth of Berger paints Thailand.




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