Board of Directors
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.
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
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.
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.
Mr. Anil Khanna (DIN: 00199924)
Mr. Anil Khanna is a Commerce Graduate with Honors from Meerut University. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is in Practice since 1991, specializing in business management and statutory compliance services, joint ventures, auditing, International taxation, etc. especially in the field of Oil & Exploration related services. He is on the Board of many companies. Prior to starting practice, he had worked with Sedco Forex, a subsidiary of Schlumberger; Rolv Berg Drive A/s, engaged in Marine & Diving Services in India; Price Waterhouse & Co, Chartered Accountants; A. F. Ferguson & Co, Chartered Accountants; and National Organic Chemicals India Ltd. on various position.