Mr. R.K. Saboo, Chairman Emeritus
He is a Bachelor of Science from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, past President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member of Managing Committee of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Founder Chairman of CII (Northern Region), Chairman of All India Manufacturers’ Organisation (Delhi and Punjab Chapter), Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh, Member of Board of Governors, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, Member of Board of Governors, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Member of Chandigarh Administration, Sub Committee appointed by Governor of Punjab.
He has been conferred with Degree of Doctorate by Punjab University, Chandigarh by the President of India in 2007, “Padma Shri” award by the President of India in March, 2006, Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) by H.N. Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttaranchal in 2006, “Udyog Ratna” in 2005 and “Punjab Ratna” in 2005.
He has been the Trustee Chairman of the Rotary Foundation, 1994-1996 and World President, Rotary International, 1991-1992.
Board of Directors
Mr.Yashovardhan Saboo, Chairman and Managing Director
Mr.Yashovardhan Saboo is B.A. (Hons.) and MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He started his career in 1980 as Director of Groz-Beckert Saboo Limited, Chandigarh and was the Managing Director of the company from 1991 to 1993. In 1983, he set up Kamla Dials and Devices Limited (now KDDL Limited) as Managing Director of the Company. In 2003, he set up Ethos. In 2006, he set up the Precision Stamping division, EIGEN Engineering, at Bangalore. He has been conferred with “UdyogRatna” Award from PHDCCI in 2005 for valuable contribution to the economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
Mrs. Ranjana Agarwal
Mrs Ranjana Agarwal is a Director of our company since 2013. She is a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
She founded Vaish & Associates, Chartered Accountants in 1985. She is on board of many reputed listed companies. As a Senior Partner in Deloitte Haskins & Sells, she started their Delhi practice and was managing the firm up to 2000. She is the recipient of the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for professional excellence and entrepreneurship and was National President of FICCI FLO in 2010. She is also involved with a number of NGOs working in the field of education and health.
Mr. Praveen Gupta
Mr.Praveen Gupta is a Director of the company since 2014.He is a B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) from IIT, Kanpur and PG Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has 36 years of experience at very senior levels in the industrial products and auto component industry.
Mr. Anil Khanna
Mr.Anil Khanna is a Director of our company since 2004. He is a Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Mathematics), Chartered Accountant and FCA DISA. He is in practice and has over 34 years of post-qualification experience. He is a Certified Arbitrator by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is also certified as Business Counsellor by Entrepreneur Development Institute (EDI), Ahmedabad.
Mr. Sanjeev Masown
Mr. Sanjeev Masown is an Executive Director of our company since 2016, in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2011. He is a Qualified CMA and Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and also a Commerce Post Graduate. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt holder. He has 30 years of experience in manufacturing companies listed in the Stock Exchange.
Mr. Jaivardhan Saboo
Mr.Jaivardhan Saboo is a Director of our company since 2017. He is an M.Tech from Virginia Tech University, MBA from Kellogg School of Management and is a fellow of Wharton School at Penn State. He, as a Promoter Director of Saboo Coatings Limited, with his strategic direction, developed the company to new heights. He has over 20 years of international business experience spanning across the US, China and the Far East. He is managing and actively pursuing business interests in the USA.
Mr.Sanjiv Sachar is a Director of our company since 2016. He is Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was previously with A.F. Ferguson as an Auditor, Senior Consultant and thereafter worked as Senior Manager Finance in SRF Nippon Denso before setting up his independent consulting practice. He is the Founder Partner of Egon Zehnder International, India Practice.
Mr. Vishal Satinder Sood
Mr.Vishal Satinder Sood is a Director of our Company since 2015. He is BE in Computer Science and MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has worked in investment banking at Kotak, SSKI and SBI Capital Markets. He has spent three years as an ERP consultant with Quinnox. His primary area of focus at SAIF is growth equity.
Mr. V. Srinivasan, Business Head, Eigen
Mr. Srinivasan is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University and has undergone an Executive Education Program at IIM, Bangalore and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has 30 years of experience in the Automotive Industry, proficiently managing product development, tooling, manufacturing operations and business management. He was heading precision fine blanked parts business for Tube Investments of India previously and contributed for its significant growth.
As a Business Head of Eigen Engineering, he is responsible for providing strategic direction as well as drive the execution of growth strategy for the company.
Mr. B Satish, Business Head, Watch Components
Mr. B. Satish is an MBA graduate.
He possesses 29 years of experience across Manufacturing & Horological industry. He has been associated with KDDL Limited from last 26 years and has significantly contributed to its momentous growth. Businesses are scaling new heights under his able leadership.
Mr. Xavier Jourdain, Managing Director, Estima
Mr. Xavier Jourdain is a Switzerland native.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering & C.A.S in Management and Strategy.
He completed his International Marketing study at top-ranked IMD Management School.
He holds over 20 years of rich experience in Horological industry and has held the position of CEO at Favre-Leuba& COO at Victorinox-Swiss Army watch during this journey.
Mr. Pranav Saboo, Chief Executive Officer, Ethos Watch Boutique
Mr. Pranav Saboo, Chief Executive Officer of Ethos Watch Boutiques, is a highly ambitious second-generation entrepreneur. Pranav started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 22 by setting up Dream Digital Technology Limited, which now serves as a digital marketing and technology solutions provider to some of the largest MNCs in India.
His passion for the digital world has led the digital initiative for Ethoswatches.com, which transformed Ethos into a truly omni-channel business. His strategic thinking has persuaded many luxury watch brands to expand their footprint in India with Ethos. Under his leadership, Ethos has increased its presence significantly in markets across India.
In the 9 year stint with Ethos till date, his insight into digital marketing has given Ethos Watches a competitive edge to lead in this segment. He advocates great team spirit & nurtures the human assets of the organization.
Mr.Torsten Buchwald, International Sales Advisor, Eigen Engineering
Mr.Torsten Buchwald is a German native and has earned a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.
He has 25 years of experience in automotive, marine, aerospace and energy markets, which includes, more than 10 years of work experience in USA and Mexico.
He has been CEO at Proficient earlier and trusted advisor with experience in manufacturing, sales & business development, and finance in various organisations.
He is a Managing Partner of I-CI Global Services LLC, McAllen, Texas. He is Member of the Board of various companies and non-profit organisations across the globe.