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At a time when the real estate industry was in its infancy, when a lot was left to desire from developers and government alike, two visionaries came together to redefine the industry in Bangalore. Circa 1998, sensing a desperate need for quality and aesthetics in the real estate business, B S Shivarama and R Gopal Reddy came together; bringing their years of valuable experience and a keen sense of design and aesthetics to form The Concorde. Experience and knowledge along with able administration and business acumen formed the perfect launch pad for the group to take off and as they say, since then there has been no looking back. In all these years, the two visionaries have been ably complimented by a battery of young, talented and restless professionals taking care of various skill sets and departments.
B.S. Shivarama had more than just a Master’s degree in Arts; he had a whole lot of imagination and a will to succeed as well. With this, he set out to change the industry and the way the Real Estate business was perceived in Bangalore. His background as a professor also equipped him with idealism, values and a dogged determination to change the world. Today, he has been successful in not only changing perceptions, but also in redefining many of the standards in the industry. Respected for his incisive views on industry and his business acumen, B.S. Shivarama has been the motivational force behind the success and achievements of the Group where he has set the highest standards for others to follow. Showing the world how one can be straight as an arrow and yet build a world-class company in a difficult environment.
S.P. Gupta is the Chief Finance Officer of Concorde and thus the man who actually has a strong say in where the business is going. Very grounded yet creative in vision, his areas of responsibilities include Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Business Finance, Taxation and Restructuring for the whole Group. S.P. Gupta joined as CFO in 2012 and has experience in the field of finance, accounts, taxation and audit.
As the Head of Finance, S.P. Gupta's key responsibilities are to fuel the company's growth, manage critical finance functions and adhere to regulatory and compliance requirements making sure all legalities are covered. S.P. Gupta is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and Lawyer by profession. He holds a B.Sc. (Computer Science) degree from Bundelkhand University.
R.G. Sunil spearheads the Company’s expansion into fresh new vertical. He has an MBA in International Finance from University of Wales, Institute Cardiff, UK. He joined the Group in 2010 and has since made remarkable contributions in all aspects of the Group’s businesses. Sunil brings with him a fresh way of looking at things, an inborn talent of multi-tasking mixed with tremendous enthusiasm and a now-or-never-spirit. All this makes for a potent combination in the business environment.
The new generation mantra of ‘business existing for the customer’ is at the heart of Anil’s business philosophy. He has a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Advertising from University of Leeds, UK. So, in many ways, Anil represents the ‘Generation Next’ at Concorde, always enthusiastic and always on a constant learning curve. He is responsible for many of the changes within the Group, particularly in putting customer care at the top of the real estate business. Though it’s been only a short while since his joining, his contribution to the Group and its functioning are already making a marked difference in the Group’s success.
B S Nesara’s broad outlook and international perspective comes from experience garnered through spending time in different countries. He has a Master’s Degree in International Finance from the University of Leeds, UK, and also has a degree from a Management Programme for Entrepreneurs and Family Business from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Nesar brings with him the exposure and talent needed to see things in a new light. He also takes a keen interest in project planning and s trategizing on key areas in which the business can be developed. Ever since he joined the group, there has been a strong never-say-die attitude and with it, fresh infusion of ideas and work ethics that’s fueling the Group’s expansion plans.
A dogged determination characterizes the personality that is R. Gopal Reddy. He comes from the Real Estate and Construction industry and is proud about his antecedents, that have allowed him to be as gentle as a breeze yet tough as concrete when the situation requires. His shared vision with B. S. Shivarama is what keeps the Group on an even keel and like the other co-founder of the Group; he too shares a vision of not just changing perceptions of consumers, but also on how this industry functions in Bangalore.
So when the opportunity arose in 1998, it was as if opportunity itself was bidding time. This was the start of the Concorde. Today, he is primarily responsible for chalking out development and directional strategies for the Group; reinventing the future, as one might say
The man who commands an all round respect for his engineering acumen, Ajaz Ahmed comes with a Civil Engineering Degree and a Post Graduate Degree in Construction Management. With over a decade of experience in the construction industry, Ajaz Ahmed has been instrumental in setting up the entire technical department and in adopting new constructional technologies within the Group.
Usually the first to get involved in a new project, Ajaz Ahmed plays a key role when it comes to deciding on a project, right from technical, financial viability, contracts, to overall project management. Ajaz Ahmed keeps delivery schedules and makes sure quality is never compromised helping keep Concorde's flag flying high.
Grishma Reddy is a consummate professional with deep and diverse experience and expertise across functions and categories. She holds a Master’s in Computer Science Engineering as well as a Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from NTU College, Singapore and Stanford, USA. An integral part of Concorde’s 2nd Generation Leadership Team, she heads the Sales & Marketing function for the Group’s Real Estate division. She also helms the Group’s expansion and diversification forays.
Grishma brings to the table a go-getter attitude, a hunger to learn, and dedication that is second to none. It is these aspects of her that make her a capable leader who loves to lead from the front and set an example that inspires everyone.
Kranti Alladi holds an MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, a Master of Science, Telecommunications Engineering from University of Louisiana and a Bachelor of Science, Electronics and Communications Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India. He has an experience of over 15 years in helping brands and organisations foster practices that sustain a competitive advantage. He is adept at identifying and prioritizing industry segments to drive top and bottom-line growth, leading to accelerated organisational performance. He is an expert at conflict resolution in critical and complex scenarios.
Kranti leads the Sales & Marketing Team at Concorde’s Group. Responsible for strategy and implementation of fully integrated marketing programmes with tangible ROI. Kranti’s passion for driving customer-focused marketing and branding help him devise transformational solutions and innovative market penetration plans. Joined as General Manager in September 2014, he has been integral part of the growth story of Concorde.