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Board of Directors

Manohar Bidaye

Chairman & co-founder of Zicom

Manohar has steered the organisation in its strategic vision to be one of the most admired corporate entities in India. He also oversees the company’s endeavours into allied fields along with lending his expert advice as a panellist on the board for various other organizations.

He earned his Masters in Commerce Degree from University of Mumbai before venturing into professional curriculum of Company Secretary which he completed in 1989. He also has a Degree in Law to his credit.

He completed his Masters in Commerce from University of Mumbai before venturing into the professional curriculum of Company Secretary Course which he completed in 1989. He also holds a degree in Law.

He is a proud recipient of the prestigious ‘Yashashree 2008’ award, given by the Maharashtra Times, in recognition and honour of his achievements across various industry segments. Recently in January 2012, he was awarded with ‘Maratha Udyog Bhushan Award’ owing to his contribution to the state’s business fraternity.

After establishing himself as successful Consultant in Corporate Laws and Finance, he used his expertise knowledge to co-found Zicom in 1995. His vision while setting up the organisation came from his passion to make a difference to the society at large. He sees stake-holders, employees, customers, and vendors as co-partners and believes strongly in creating value proposition in associating with them. He passionately states that employees and stake-holders should be recipients of the wealth that the organisation creates.

Pramoud Rao

Promoter-Managing Director, Zicom Group

Since 1994, the year Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd was founded, Pramoud Rao has led the ‘Electronic Security’ movement in India in many ways. In the process, he also made Zicom a name synonymous with security. The company has been on the fore front with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, a complete package of innovative services, and giving a new meaning to the word 'security' implying safety as a service to the society and not merely a lip service.

Rao has been a trendsetter in well exhibiting the launch of his innovative concept called "e-SaaS" (Electronic Security as a Service) and distinguishing the company as a Quality Differentiator in the industry.

A chemistry graduate, Pramoud, pioneered the organization through a strategic and visionary approach despite many hurdles, trials and tribulations. With his wit and exuberance, he has spearheaded a remarkable turn-around story ensuring that it attains a dominant stature in the electronic security industry.

Pramoud’s 25 years of experience in business spans across him being a marketing person and then as a promoter of new businesses. His enriched experience bank empowers him to provide a strong leadership to Zicom and a source of inspiration for the team to accommodate fresh challenges.

Being the former National President of Fire & Security Association of India, his commitment in fostering values-based leadership to encourage the members has been commendable. His single point focus to incorporate their work the ideals and ideas has helped the organization in defining their actions as per a good society. Pramoud is also the former Security Ambassador for Schneider Electric-Asia Pacific Region and has been on the management board of several companies in India and overseas. He has earned encomiums for serving the causes of security industry and has to his credit many national and international honours bestowed upon him.

Mukul Desai

Independent Director

Mr. Mukul Desai has varied experience in the field of Audits and Taxation and developed expertise in Corporate Law matters, Direct and Indirect Taxation Laws, Corporate finance structuring, etc. He is Chartered Accountant since 1982. At present, Partner of M/s Sundarlal Desai and Kanodia Chartered Accountants, is responsible for looking after over all conduct of Audits and representation before Tax authorities. He is also on board of Remi Process Plant and Machinery Ltd., a public company quoted on Mumbai Stock Exchange.

K. D. Hodavdekar

Independent Director

Mr. K. D. Hodavdekar, a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers and Holder of Masters Degree in Commerce and Bachelors Degree in Law from University of Mumbai, is a Veteran Banker with more than 33 years experience in varied areas of Banking, Finance and management. He retired from IDBI Bank Ltd. in March 2011 as Chief General Manager. Prior to that, he was appointed as Chief General Manager in-charge of United Western Bank’s Strategic Business Unit (SBU). Under his able leadership and guidance the operations of the business unit turned around in 3 months due to aggressive resolution of bad loans and other strategies. The SBU was reorganised and merged with IDBI Bank in a shortest possible time.

During the span of his successful carrier, he has achieved many milestones. He lead and guided his team in various capacities. His specialisation inter alia includes project appraisal, project monitoring, corporate investments and resolution and management of NPAs.

He has been IDBI Bank Nominee Director on the Board of many IDBI Bank assisted companies. He has been Nominee on various committees. He was appointed as a member of Core group of Corporate Debt Restructuring, Credit committee, Audit Committee etc. He has attended many national level and international training programmes, seminars as participant and faculty.

Prabhakar Dalal

Independent Director

Mr. Prabhakar Dalal is a highly experienced banker in commercial and development banking, with extensive international exposure. He joined Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank), premier all-India financial institution, wholly owned by the Government of India, at its inception and was an integral part of institutional development and business expansion journey of EXIM Bank for over 31 years. He worked as an Executive Director of EXIM Bank for over 3 years and upon superannuation, he served as the Senior Advisor of the Bank.

Mr. Dalal has over 37 years of rich and varied experience as Bank Officer, including extensive international exposure. His core competencies include corporate term loans and working capital finance, international trade and overseas projects finance, human resources management and institutional and international relations. He has strong execution capabilities and is adept at innovation, product development, team building and leadership.

Mr. Dalal served as Branch Manager of UCO Bank, at the age of 25, has several achievements to his credit during his long career, which include setting up and heading export Lines of Credit (LOC) Department in EXIM Bank, which grew exponentially. He was also involved in the launch of Buyer’s Credit-NEIA program of EXIM Bank. He has also served as EXIM Bank’s Resident Representative for Africa and has learnt French and German languages.

Mr. Prabhakar Dalal has a Post Graduate in Commerce (M.Com.); a Degree in Law (LL.B.) and a Certificate in Banking (C.A.I.I.B.). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Foreign Exchange & Risk Management (P.G.D.F.E.R.M.) and is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (F.I.I.B.F.). He has led EXIM Bank’s consulting teams to SAARC Development Fund and to Nigerian Exim Bank. He has chaired / lectured at various national and international seminars. Mr. Dalal has served / been serving as Nominee Director on the Boards of several companies in pharmaceuticals, textiles, engineering and finance sectors.

Sanjeev Dayal

Independent Director

Mr. Sanjeev Dayal (DIN: 03490363) is a retired Director General of Police, Maharashtra. He served the post for over three years. Mr. Dayal joined the Indian Police Service in 1977. After completing his IPS training Mr. Dayal was posted in several places in Maharashtra and also did a stint with Intelligence Bureau and the Special Protection Group. During his tenure in the Special Protection Group, Mr. Dayal was in-charge of its Technical Branch for five years and was responsible for evaluation of new technologies and products for induction into the Special Protection Group and for developing new products. This Branch was responsible for training of its personnel, acquisition and maintenance of equipment and conducting anti-sabotage checks and providing communications at Delhi and during tours of the Prime Minister and other SPG protectees in Delhi and abroad.

Mr. Dayal is a Bachelor in Commerce (Hon) and Masters in Business Economics from Delhi University and schooling from Delhi Public School, Delhi.

He has worked as an Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Maharashtra State, for four years and also served as Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, from June 2010 to February 2011. During these years he has helped then Director General of Police to conceptualize Force One and Maharashtra State Security Corporation and the Special Action Group. He has been engaged with IIT in evaluating technology for induction for commercial use. He was an active Member of the CETIS, a Committee set up by Technology Department in partnership with IIT Mumbai for developing technology for use in Security.

Mr. Sanjeev Dayal has been awarded with Indian Police Medal for meritorious service in 1994; President’s Police Medal for distinguished service in 2003 and Director General’s insignia for meritorious service in 1992.


Additional Director

Ms. Tanvi Joshi (DIN: 07703593) is a vibrant, confident and experienced professional who successfully transitioned from client servicing to strategy consulting over a period of 9 years. During these years, she has handled many categories from FMCG (viz. Unilever) to Media (viz. Times Now), Beauty and Real Estate. Ms. Joshi’s core strengths are consumer understanding, competition analysis and category understanding. Her expertise lies in bringing all elements of market intelligence together to create a unique brand and company story.

Ms. Joshi has worked for reputed advertising agencies like Rediffusion Y&R and JWT where she handled client servicing for global clients like Unilever. In JWT, Ms. Joshi was recognized for her planning acumen and was given a big opportunity of transitioning into account planning. Her zest for creativity, focus on idea generation and persistence on effective implementation took her to the next level in her career at a very early stage. As a Senior Planner at Famous, she worked directly with the Strategy Head and drove a number of Big Brands for the Agency. Presently, Ms. Joshi is a Brand Strategy Consultant with TSC and a Senior Member of the Firm.

Ms. Joshi is a Graduate in Commerce from University of Mumbai.

Mrs. Sharada Sundaram

Mrs. Sharada Sundaram (DIN: 07067040), B.Sc. & Certified Junior Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers

Mrs. Sharada Sundaram graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Bombay University and is a Certified Junior Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. She has been with the erstwhile Industrial Development Bank of India now IDBI Bank for over 31 years. She carries vast experience having worked at various centres of the Banks’ offices in the areas of Corporate Banking, Recovery, Retail Banking besides HR & Risk.