Management TeamDr. M.R. Jayaram – Chairman, Valdel Group
Dr. M. R. Jayaram is the Chairman of Valdel Group. He provides strategic advice, direction and wealth of experience in managing large organizations. He started the engineering services initiative in 1991 by a Joint Venture with M/s John Brown, UK which in 2000 became the first vehicle to enable creation of Valdel Group by acquisition of the partner’s stake.
He is also the Chairman of M.S. Ramaiah Group of Educational Institutions, one of the leading educational organization in the State of Karnataka. The institution has established 17 professional colleges apart from establishing preschool to graduate education – all in a unitary campus, providing education to more than 10000 students, including international tie ups with Coventry University, UK and Government of Malaysia.
He had a brief stint in politics and served as the Member of the Legislative Assembly, Government of Karnataka from 1972 to 1979.
Dr. M. R. Jayaram is the Managing Trustee of M. S. Ramaiah Charities Trust, which provides scholarship to deserving students and carries out various related charitable activities.
He is the “Dharmadhikari” of Yogi Nareyana Sri Kshetra in Kaiwara, Kolar District, Karnataka, a very popular tourist destination famous for temples with historical significance.
He was awarded Doctor of Business Administration by Coventry University, UK, in November 2006.
M.J. Shantharam - Managing Director, Valdel Group
Mr. M J Shantharaam launched “Valdel” as the group identity in the year 2000 with the acquisition of engineering business of Kvaerner, USA’s Bangalore operations. The engineering business was further consolidated with an equity arrangement with S&B Engineers & Constructors, USA, a US $ 1.4 Billion EPC company.
In 2004, the Engineering business was de-merged into Upstream and Downstream. He brought in Larsen & Toubro to acquire a major stake in the Upstream Business and with that L&T Valdel Engineering Private Limited was formed which today, is one of the leading engineering companies for the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector. Simultaneously, he consolidated the Downstream Business with S&B Engineers & Constructors, USA by opening the second engineering centre in Delhi to cater to the growing demand in the Downstream Oil & Gas Sector.
He made foray into Retail business in 2003 with the opening of Family Mart, the one stop Superstore destination, which now is in the process of being transformed into a Shopping Mall and Hotel with Unitech. A leading Real Estate Group in the country as the Joint Venture Partner.
The group diversified into Real Estate in the year 2006 and successfully tied up with major real estate companies including, DivyaSree, Vaishnavi and Valmark to promote Residential, Commercial, SEZ and other mixed use developments.
He is the chief strategist for the group and his responsibilities include, managing organizational performance, formulation of business strategy, explore new business areas and financial planning. His vision and leadership has led Valdel to be recognized as an important player in the industry and markets it operates.
He is a member of the Bangalore Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global community of business owners.
C.R. Subramanya - CFO, Valdel GroupMr. C. R. Subramanya is the Chief Financial Officer of Valdel group of companies, instrumental in finance planning & strategy. He is a member of the core team for all the new business initiatives of the Group. He has over two decades of experience in the field of finance & accounts, legal, corporate affairs and general management in manufacturing as well as service sector.
Prabhakara Rao, GM Projects
Mr. Prabhakara Rao is involved in the group’s real estate business including project planning, management etc., He handles corporate strategies for new business opportunities & growth in Real Estate. He holds Engineering degree and Executive MBA - PG diploma and has over 22 years of experience in management of residential, industrial and commercial projects.