Meet the main architects of Aequs INFRA. It is their vision that is reflected in the ecosystems we build to transform manufacturing across verticals.
With over 40 years of work experience, Kishore Rao has essayed diverse leadership roles. As CEO of Aequs Infra, a division of Aequs Group, he assists on various infrastructure development projects including the Koppal Toy Cluster. His responsibilities include the formulation of a strategic growth plan for 2025 and the execution of the same.
A career spanning over two decades, involving 3M Company USA, as the country head for India, Kishore had launched well-known brands like Scotchbrite and Post It for 3M. He also set up the Manufacturing, Engineering and Lab organization in India. As a part of the 3M Leadership team, he played an integral role in setting up operations in India and Sri Lanka.
Other notable achievements involved handling Asia Pacific Operations for QuEST Global Engineering Services, an Engineering Services company with 12,000 employees.
Kishore’s leadership strengths vary from Start-Up, Business Development, Strategy Planning and Operations Excellence across verticals, including Automotive, Telecom, Electrical, Consumer Markets and Engineering Services.
Kishore is a Mechanical Engineer from The University Visveswaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Leadership Coach with affiliation to the International Coaching Federation. He has represented his company at various forums such as the CII Innovation and Start-Up Initiatives.
Mr. Vikram Annappa is Executive Director, responsible for establishment, operations of Special Economic Zone and industrial estates business vertical at Aequs. He joined Aequs group since from inception, works closely with the management, business establishments to develop integrated growth support and solutions across Aequs’ group.
Vikram brings over 18 years of experience in the town planning, real estate and industrial cluster development, His operations spanning conceptualization, commercial viability, supply chain, business development and maintenance & operational roles. Vikram holds a master’s degree in structural engineering and PGC industrial building design and development from the University of Oklahoma-US and has worked in the U.S.
Madan wears multiple hats at Aequs. Apart from heading Human Resources, he also holds charge of Industrial Relations, Administration, CSR and EHS.
Over a period of 30 plus years, he has served in the Dept of Production and Supplies, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, and several other industries, including the Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML), TVS (Head of HRM & TQM) and Aditya Birla Group as VP-HRM.
Trained under Prof. T V Rao and Prof. Udai Pareek on Performance Management Systems, Manpower Planning, T&D, CDP, Succession Planning, OD initiatives Madan has undergone training in ‘EQ’ & ‘MDP’ at Lausanne– Switzerland. He is certified auditor of the Thomas Profiling System and a Hey Score certified professional. He has been awarded as ‘Best Executive Award’ and ‘Young Manager Award’ for his works at various levels.
Madan is postgraduate in HR Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Bombay, and a Postgraduate in Economic History from Central University of Hyderabad.
He is associated with several prominent educational institutions including the Velammal Engineering and Management Studies, Chennai, as a member of the Board of Governors, as a member of the Academic Advisory Council. the Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneshwar and Hyderabad. And as a member of the Board of Studies, VTU. Madan is also a visiting faculty at SRM University.
His significant and noteworthy efforts towards Strategic Manpower Planning, Competency Mapping & Development, and innovative methods in Employee Development make him a distinguished HR leader.
Vikash heads the finance function at Aequs Infra. He brings over two decades of experience in Financial Planning & Analysis, Business Finance, Taxation, Internal Audit, Fund Raising and Investment Analysis.
An effective communicator with strong analytical, problem solving and organizational abilities, he has worked in leading Non-Banking Finance Companies and other equity research, software services, corporate and trust services firms.
He is a commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and a qualified Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary.
With close to 2 decades of work experience, Kaushik Sarkar is a purpose driven business leader with experience in value added products, solutions & consultative selling in a B2B industry through direct & distribution channels. As VP – Business Development of Aequs Infra, a division of Aequs Group, he drives various infrastructure development projects which include Belgaum SEZ, Koppal & Hubballi clusters and potential expansion opportunities outside these clusters. His responsibilities include the formulation of a 5-year strategic growth plan and the execution of the same.
A career spanning over two decades, involving Timken, as the enterprise sales head for their ABC brand, Kaushik has successfully turned around declining business, set up sustainable business processes, scaled teams et al. In his earlier role for automotive aftermarket in Timken, he had set up growth-oriented business processes, incentive schemes and able teams which helped to grow in India and expand in SL, Nepal & Bangladesh.
Kaushik is an Electrical & Electronics Engineer from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra & is an alumnus of prestigious IIM, Ahmedabad having successfully completed his 1-year Senior Management Program.