The Management Committee comprises of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary as well as the Conveners of the following Committees:
- IT & Social Media
- Marketing & External Communication
- Assimilation & Coordination
- Special Interests
Anuraag is the Managing Director of Caravel Carbons and Caravel Ores & Alloys. After graduating in Economics and completing an MBA, he has been working in the commodities space with various organizations across India and Hong Kong. Retired from playing cricket he now tracks it passionately along with many other sports. His other interests are music, films, reading, quizzing and opining on current affairs.
Vice President & Convener Membership Committee
Gautam is currently busy curating his garden. Most recently he worked at the Hong Kong Jockey Club as Head of IT Strategy and Governance. Prior to his stint at the Club, he was a Senior Partner with IBM Global Business Services (GBS) and led IBM’s Asset Management Services for the Growth Market Units (Asia Pacific, Latin America, Central Europe & Middle East) where he managed engagements in over 20 countries. Gautam is a Mechanical Engineer, with an MBA and Law degree. His passions include cricket, running, and cooking.
Aditya is a banker and leads a team at Bank J Safra Sarasin. He previously worked with various leading banks like Standard Chartered, UBS and Citi. He holds an MBA from Mumbai University and has worked in three large financial centers in Asia – Hong Kong, Singapore and Mumbai. He is passionate about cricket, food, quizzing and opining on current affairs.
Bala is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Star Plus Limited. He established Star Plus in 1993 with a focus on manufacturing and marketing of Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances. Bala is an expert on China and Russia and has seen the dramatic transformation of these two countries. Bala holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics. He is passionate about quizzing and sports. He travels the world to watch some of the leading sporting events.
Convener - IT & Social Media
Pushkar is the Co-founder & CEO of Convergination Ventures and has over 20 years of experience across Digital, Strategy Planning, Analytics, Data, Technology, Advertising, and Media. He has a unique distinction of working three most dynamic (billion plus audience) markets in the world – Internet, China, and India. He loves travelling as it helps in understanding people, learning new things, spotting differences and celebrating similarities. Passion for traveling is evident from his extensive travel footprint covering over 55 countries. He is also passionate about photography, reading, tennis, golf and chess.
Convener - Marketing & Communications
Alok is the Managing Director of Trans-consult Asia, an advisory firm specializing in Traffic and Transport domain. Previously, he has held senior positions in The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd. (KMB), MVA Asia and MTR Corporation. Alok is passionate about theatre and acting, and along with his wife Priyanka, through a venture called Teacup Productions, produces a radio show “Cultural Dimsum” on RTHK which is broadcast every Sunday. He is also actively involved in a Food & Beverage business and ownership of cricket franchises.
Convener - Events
Asheesh is a shipping professional for 24 years of which first 11 years were spent as Marine Engineer onboard various types of merchant ships, is still at sea, busy exploring life’s trivia whilst managing to steer journey’s crests and troughs. This ‘Sailor is forever” believer, is passionate about theater, food, arts, sports and off course Single Malts (in no specific order)!
Convener - Assimilation & Coordination
Originally from Mumbai, Sudhir has been calling Hong Kong home for the past 13 years. A Chartered Accountant by training, his job in a Reinsurance Company pays the bills and funds his passion and hobbies. He has been a member of FIPHK for the past 5 years and has actively contributed to the forum as a member of Events Committee.
Convener - Special Interests Activities
Aradhana moved to Hong Kong 18 years ago and has been a member from almost the very beginning. She has been a special education needs teacher in an International school for the last 15 years. Her interests include gardening, reading, hiking, the quest for spirituality and photography. She lives in Hong Kong with her husband Sanjay and has a son, Sagar and daughter, Diksha.