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.
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.
Mrs. Shanthi Chauhan (DIN: 08608338)
Mrs. Shanthi Chauhan is the quintessential Woman of Substance, who has always given one hundred percent to anything that she takes upon herself. As the creator of bespoke Jewellery brand ‘Sattviki’’, Mrs. Chauhan has carved a niche for herself in that sector, at the same time giving opportunities to Jewellery craftsmen by opening new corridors of creativity. She has designed menus for famous FMCG brands which include teaching the crew how to manage corporate and consumer level orders.
As environmental torch bearers Mrs. Chauhan and her husband have worked tirelessly towards saving the Solanpada dam and the surrounding area in Karjat, from extensive green coverage and creating self-sustaining employment to the villagers. Her never ending energy for life stems from her deep rooted values and understanding of the human psyche. Her natural aura of confidence and calm leadership has won over many, who can vouch for her spirited enthusiasm and determination with which she takes upon any task and completes it successfully.
Mrs. Shanthi Chauhan is a Diploma holder in Hotel Management.