Management Council

Rishab Mohan Gupta

Promoter and Director - Rossell India Ltd.

Rishab is the young and dynamic sponsor of the Aerospace & Defence Division of Rossell India Ltd. He is an active strategist in forging relationships with global OEM’s.

Rishab specializes in marketing management and is an alumni of the Suffolk University, MA, USA. He is an avid aviation fan and a non-certified pilot. A travel enthusiast, he likes to explore uncharted places, and discover different cultures and cuisines. He likes authentic biryani. He is extremely passionate about cricket, and enjoys putting bat to ball whenever he gets the time.

He is part of the proprietary group of Rossell India Limited, is a director on the board and also heads the Management council of Rossell Techsys.

Prabhat Kumar Bhagvandas

Chief Executive Officer

PKB, as he is fondly called, is the Chief Executive Officer of Rossell Techsys. He has been at the helm since the company started its journey in 2011.

An industry veteran with career spanning more than 38 years, PKB has held several leadership positions handling a diverse portfolio of responsibilities in many industries such as  Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Automation and Controls and Data Networking. He is a start-up specialist and has started up various offshore development centres and VC funded technology companies.
Prior to joining Rossell Techsys, he had significant stints at Vizag Steel, CMC Limited, Portal Player, LVL7 Systems and Broadcom. He has a scholastic background in Electronics and Communication and a Master’s Degree in Business Management.

He is well-travelled, an avid reader, philosopher & thinker who loves humour at work. He is a tennis fan and unwinds by listening to western instrumental music.

Zeena Philip

Chief Operating Officer

Zeena Philip has close to three decades of  diverse experience in supply chain, manufacturing and operations. She has held various leadership positions in diverse industries such as Healthcare, IT & Telecom. Prior to joining Rossell Techsys, she worked with GE Healthcare where she had an 18-year continuous stint, with the most recent role of leading GE’s largest manufacturing site as Operations Manager, in Bangalore,  with a people strength of close to 700 people. Zeena holds an Engineering degree in Electronics & Communication.

Zeena has a strong execution, quality and process focus. She strongly believes in team empowerment and is passionate about mentoring and coaching, in particular, women in the workplace.

In her free time, she loves traveling with family.

R R J Sudarshan

Senior Vice President – Program Management & Technology

RRJ leads the Program Management and Manufacturing Engineering functions.
Formerly a senior Air Force officer, he has over two decades of experience, providing techno-managerial leadership in Aviation, Communication, Maintenance establishments and Electronic Warfare. He retired as Group Captain from the Indian Air Force.
RRJ is detail oriented and a strong advocate of inter-team communication and cohesiveness with hands-on approach for achieving program objectives.
He has bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Management from IIT Kharagpur. He is a trained internal auditor for AS9100 and ISO 9001. He is a member of Computer Society of India and also a life member of National Institute of Personnel Management.

He loves Carnatic music and enjoys playing squash and volley ball.

Nagasundaram Narayanaswamy

Senior Vice President- Manufacturing Operations & Special Parts

Nagasundaram Narayanaswamy leads the development of special Parts and quality systems.

Sundar brings more than thirty-one years of experience in Manufacturing Operations, Tactical Supply chain management, Manufacturing Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous improvement and startup of production facilities/ greenfield operations in Automotive and Aerospace industry. Prior to this, he worked with Boeing India as Head of production Operations/ Plant Head. Before joining Boeing, he worked with Collins Aerospace Systems, Delphi Automotive Systems and Lucas-TVS.

Sundar holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in production engineering.

Functional Leadership

Daniel M Varagunasingh

Vice President- Information Systems & IT Enabled Services

Daniel leads the R&D and Information systems function. He has 30 years of industry experience spanning across Electricals & Electronics, Telecom hardware & software and Ethernet based Network Stack Software.

He started his career with Larsen & Toubro in Mumbai and went on to work with NEC (USA), AT&T Paradyne Corp and Broadcom, developing and managing a suite of network protocols and products.

Daniel comes to Rossell with Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics from College of Engineering, Guindy (Anna University, Chennai). Ignited by his passion for technology, he has dabbled in design & development of very successful electronic products and software solutions, amongst which are the innovative “Z” line fuel dispensers and various network switches and routers.

In his free time, Daniel loves to travel, explore new places and cultures, and delve into behind-the-scene workings of new gadgets.

Louis Pereira

Vice President- After Market Services

Louis leads the shared services activity and is the organizational Management Representative as well as the Chief Information security officer (CISO).

He is a DGCA certified aircraft maintenance engineer on Boeing 737-200, Hawker Siddeley HS- 748 and Alouette III helicopters and a qualified ISO 9001:2008 lead auditor. A graduate in mechanical engineering, he is a qualified aeronautical engineer. During his service in the Indian Air Force, the key appointments that he held include Chief Engineering Officer for the Transport Aircraft Base, Senior Engineer Presidential Fleet of Aircraft and Senior Engineer (Aircraft) MRO. He has vast experience in setting up production and MRO facilities for aircraft overhaul.

In his previous role at the State Government of Victoria, Australia, India team, he was responsible for identifying business opportunities between India and the State of Victoria. His main role was to advise key players in the Australian Aviation & Aerospace vertical on India market entry strategies.

A keen sportsman, he has represented the state at national level in hockey. He is a great dancer, an enthusiastic traveler and loves spending time with family,

Syam Pramod

Vice President- Contracts & Supply Chain

Syam leads the Contracts activity in Rossell Techsys. In his career span of 20 years, he has worked in diverse domains like supply chain and logistics, manufacturing, material management, equipment maintenance. Syam has worked with leading organizations like GE BE Pvt Ltd, Hitachi Koki India Ltd, Alligator Designs Pvt Ltd. Syam holds a bachelors from Calicut University and has master’s in Business Administration from ICFAI. He is a six sigma and CII certified supply chain management professional from CII Institute of Logistics. He is multifaceted and enjoys travelling, singing and listening to music. He is a sportsman and enjoys playing football and cricket.

Boopathy Sankar P S

Vice President – PPC & HCM

Boopathy has more than 22-years of experience in Production Planning & Control, Program Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Lean Management and managing projects at customer sites in USA and Singapore. He has had stints with Kennametal Widia, Cyient, UTC Aerospace Systems and SRM University. He has led various Engineering, Technology, Cost Reduction, Lean, and Transition Program activities.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from University of Madras, master’s degree in engineering (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Production & Operations).  He is a certified PMP ®, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ-CSSBB) practitioner and a certified Functional Hazard Risk Assessment (FHRA) professional.  He has volunteered for several Project Management International (PMI) activities such as review of standards, and for its chapters in training PMP aspirants, in addition to conducting several in-house workshops for Project Management team members.

Boopathy volunteers for Toastmasters International as a regular trainer, guest speaker in various programs organized by Toastmasters in several Corporate / Community / College clubs. He has been recognized with the highest honor of Toastmasters, known as the Distinguished Toastmaster, in the year 2014.  He is a regular Yoga Practitioner and enjoys the company of family and books.

Prasad B P

Vice President- Quality

Prasad leads the Quality function at Rossell. He brings nearly three decades of industry experience. Having worked with various industries in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Telecommunication, Medical and Industrial Electronics domains, he comes with diverse and rich experience in Quality and Operations.  Prior to joining Rossell , he worked with Cyient DLM Private Ltd. as Head- Quality, significantly contributing in Operational excellence and Quality Management system. In the past, he has worked with Schneider Electric, Continental Automotive Components, Rangsons Electronics, and Advanced Medical Devices and Optics.

Prasad holds bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering and has done his MBA in TQM and Operations Management. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and a qualified internal Quality Auditor for various ISO standards including AS9100D.

Prasad hails from Bengaluru. In his free time, he likes to go for long drive, listening to music, playing cricket and he actively contributes to social causes.

Jayanth Vishwanath

Vice President- Finance

Jayanth comes with 16 years of extensive experience across multiple industries and scale ranging from Fortune rated global MNCs to start-ups and MSMEs across Manufacturing, Food Retail, FMCG and Healthcare industries. His professional areas of expertise include Financial Modelling, Business Finance, Cost optimisation, Turn-around & Transformation and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Rossell Techsys, he has held senior leadership positions at Nandus Foods, Pristine Organics, HCG Group, Caterpillar.

Jayanth is a commerce graduate from Christ College Bangalore. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants and earned Company Secretary certification from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has published multiple papers on issues in financial sector.

When he is not crunching numbers, he enjoys theatre, playing chess and reading books.

Renu Batta

Deputy General Manager- Corporate Communications

Renu leads the corporate communications practice. She has more than 25 years’ industry experience -a major part as a freelancer- in diverse roles such as copywriting, proof-reading, editing, public relations and also teaching the English language.  In addition to her industry experience, she had stints with educational institutions, teaching senior grade students.  Her experience included supporting an eclectic mix of projects for colleges, government agencies and corporates. Some of her industry associations were with CMC Limited, Portal Player, LVL7 systems and Melcole PR. She assisted several doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, primarily in the field of entomology to publish their research transcripts, thesis and dissertations. Her critical word by word reviews enabled error free manuscripts.

While she started her career in an administrative role, her penchant for the written word, keen eye for detail, and her voracious reading abilities led her to make a career in content creation, content editing and proofreading as a freelance subject matter specialist.

Renu received her master’s degree in English Literature from MLSU, Udaipur. She did her graduation from Rajasthan University, Jaipur and also holds a diploma in computer science. She is a certified Proof-reading Subject Matter Expert (SME).

Her hobbies include Interior designs, gardening, crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, cracking crossword puzzles and being an active contributor to various fora in her areas of interests.  She is also a self-taught botanist.

Roseanne Joseph

Deputy General Manager- HCM

As the leader of the HR function, Roseanne brings a wealth of experience in the Human Resource Domain. She has worked in diverse industries, such as Manufacturing, Telecom, IT and ITES. Her impactful professional journey includes leadership roles at Elohim Adonai Infotech, Mobily Infotech, Stovekraft India, Nagarjuna Oil Corporation, HCL Technologies.

With a proven track record in shaping and executing strategic HR practices, Roseanne excels in steering employee engagement initiatives and optimizing operational procedures and performance management systems. An ardent advocate of measuring the effectiveness of HR processes and interventions within the business and the overall organizational culture.
She holds an undergraduate degree from Stella Maris College, Chennai, Post graduation in Business Management from Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Senior Management Certification from IIM-Ahmedabad. She is a certified Organization Development Analyst and a certified Compensation & Benefits Specialist.

When not working, her free time is spent in observing nature in all its glory, and practicing meditation.

Sales & Marketing

Sanil Babu

Vice President- Sales & Marketing, India & Australasia

Sanil leads the sales and marketing team across India and Australasia. He has over 27 years of experience in aviation and automotive sectors.

During his tenure with Indian Air Force, key appointments held by Sanil include Joint Director- Operations, Plant Head- Aviation components manufacturing in fighter aircraft MRO, Fleet maintenance manager for the fourth generation fighter aircraft, Faculty for aeronautical engineering, Project co-ordination manager for National level aviation programs He has also held positions of Senior General Manager (Plant Head) for automotive engine cylinder blocks manufacturing division of a machine tools OEM.

Sanil holds two bachelor degrees, one in mechanical engineering and other one in aeronautical engineering. He did his masters in management. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers India, Life Member Aeronautical Society of India and Member Indian Management Association. Certified in Advanced Manufacturing Methods, Six Sigma Black Belt, Project management & Aviation components indigenization, he is also a lead auditor ISO 9001 & internal auditor AS 9100.

He is a movie buff, passionate gourmet and a keen golfer.

Chandravel Sankarakumar

Vice President - Certifications & Quality Compliance

Chandravel in his 40 Years of Industrial Experience has served various premier organizations like ISRO, HAL, BHEL. He was also the delivery head at Sanmina-SCI, a global EMS Company and Phoenix Technologies, a global Bios Company. He has vast experience in Embedded Systems in the Domains of Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Telecom, Industrial Automation, Consumer Electronics, Multimedia, and Storage Technologies. He made significant contributions in Research & Development, Engineering, Project and Program Management & received several productivity and recognition awards in his career.
He is a certified Lead auditor for AS 9100, a certified Aerospace Auditor Transition training specialist administered by IAQG. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT, Chennai and a Master’s in Aeronautical Engineering from IIT, Chennai.

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