Chairman and Managing Director,
Chief Executive Officer – Consumer Business
Chief Executive Officer of Shriram Automall
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Chief Product Officer – Group
Chief Strategy Officer – Group
Company Secretary and Compliance Officer
Vinay Vinod Sanghi is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Bombay. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company on September 1, 2009. He has previously been associated with Mahindra First Choice Wheels Limited and Project Automobiles (Bombay) Private Limited. He has over 31+ years of experience in the automobile industry.
Banwari Lal Sharma is the Chief Executive Officer – Consumer Business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (computer science and engineering) from University of Technology of Madhya Pradesh. He joined Automotive Exchange Private Limited (an erstwhile Subsidiary which was subsequently amalgamated with our Company) in 2004 and has 18+ years of experience in software engineering. He was promoted to the position of CEO - Consumer Business of our Company on October 1, 2020.
Sameer Malhotra is the Chief Executive Officer of SAMIL since November 16, 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Delhi and a post graduate diploma in financial management from Sardar Patel College of Communication and Management. He has passed the intermediate examination held by the Institute of Cost and Work Accounts of India. He was previously employed with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (ME) Limited, Ansal Housing and Construction Limited, Empire Finance Company Limited, Premium Finance and Leasing Limited and SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited and has over 32+ years of experience in sales industry. He has been awarded the ‘Greatest Marketing Influencers’ by World Federation of Marketing Professionals in 2018 and ‘Best Chief Executive Officer (Auto and Mobility Tech Companies Category)’ by World Auto Forum in 2021.
Aneesha Menon is an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of our Company. She is a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She was previously employed with S. R. Batliboi & Co. LLP and has 14+ years of experience in the field of finance. She joined Automotive Exchange Private Limited (an erstwhile Subsidiary which was subsequently amalgamated with our Company) as AVP - Finance on December 8, 2015. She was then appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of our Company on July 21, 2020.
Akshay Shankar is the Chief Product Officer – Group. He holds a master’s degree in science (with honours) from University of Twente, Netherlands. He has 15+ years of experience in product management. Akshay Shankar started his career at ABN AMRO Central Enterprise Services Private Limited. He was one of the first directors of Nassau IT Services Private Limited, erstwhile owner of the CarTradeIndia.com portal, in 2007. He joined our Company on August 1, 2009 as a product manager and has held technology and product leadership roles since then. Akshay was promoted to the position of Chief Product Officer – Group (CPO) on October 1, 2020.
Vikram Alva is the Chief Strategy Officer – Group (“CSO”). He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Pune and post graduate diploma in management from the Institute of Management Development & Research, Pune, India. He was previous employed with Tata International Limited, Webneuron Services Ltd (JobsAhead.com) and Solutions Integrated Marketing Services Private Limited (Solutions DIGITAS). He has 25+ years of experience in building businesses, product management and marketing. He joined our Company on January 9, 2012 as senior vice president – marketing and was promoted to the position of CSO on October 1, 2020.
Lalbahadur Pal is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of our Company. He holds a masters and bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai and is admitted as an associate with the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa. He has previously worked with Auto & Household Finance (India) Limited and has 6+ years of experience as a company secretary. He joined our Company on October 26, 2015 as the Company Secretary and was appointed as the Compliance Office of our Company on May 13, 2021.