GM - Finance
Assistant Vice President
Head - Operations (SCM)
AGM – IT
Mr. Raju Shete
President, Planet Investments & Ventures Pte Ltd
“Start Small, Stay Focussed, Think Big.”
In over 40 years of experience, Mr. Raju Shete has been instrumental in shaping industries, including
founding India’s first organized companies in the Food Service, Food Vouchers, Food Supply Chain
Markets, and Integrated Facility Management.
Mr. Shete served as the Founder and Chairman of RKHS (now Sodexo, India), Founder and Director
of Accor Services India (now Eden Red, India) and Founder and Director of Consolidated Services
(now part of the Compass Group). His past associations also include that with SATS, Asia’s leading
provider of Gateway Services & Food Solutions listed on the Singapore Exchange.
In these roles, Mr. Shete has built large-scale services companies with a workforce of 30,000+ and
thousands of service unit locations in over 27 countries. As the President of The Planet Group, Mr.
Shete has current collaborations with global industry and sector leaders such as BW Offshore
Mr. Ashish Talwar
A passionate leader with global exposure and strategic vision, Ashish owns a
multidimensional career of 25 years in the industries like HR Services,
Manufacturing and IT. He has been known for his proficiency in delivering
substantial gains in shareholder value through his innovative and forward-
thinking approach. With his unwavering attitude towards perfection, he believes that
sustainability is vital for the unprecedented growth of the business. A resolute
leader and a reformist, Ashish is known to ignite cultural transformation under
his guidance for sustainable outcomes.
Prior to taking up the leadership role at Weavings, Ashish had been
instrumental in laying the foundation of multinational company Sodexo in
India. He led the organisation as the MD & CEO and under his able leadership
& vision, the organisation scaled new heights of success and achieved various
Ashish comes with an entrepreneurial approach, thereby leading the
organisation through healthy business development, technological innovation,
customer focus and deep understanding of market dynamics. When not at
work, Ashish likes to play badminton and socialise with friends. He also loves
travelling with his family to explore new destinations.
Mr. Pravin Kale
Pravin holds a rich experience of more than 25 years in the domains like Finance and Accounts,
Commercials and Audits. He has been known to perform critical roles wherein he has delivered
expected outcomes within stipulated timeframe with utmost diligence and impressive quality.
Accuracy with thoroughness has been his trademark for years. With a determination to
surpass, he believes that learning is never-ending and only viable tool that leads to success. A
champion by heart and a conqueror by actions, Pravin is single-minded to achieve planned
Within the group companies, Pravin has extensively worked in the multiple business segments like
Offshore Catering, Facility Management, Shared Service Business and Manpower Supply. He has
been the architect of many transformational projects within the Planet Group.
Playing badminton and listening to old Hindi songs are some of his hobbies.
Mr. Amit Handa
Assistant Vice President
An experienced and dynamic staffing professional, Amit Handa has been engaged in strategic
workforce management for 15 years. Having delivered great value through Managed Service Models
and Outcome-based Business Models while working across organisations in different industries, he
has acquired straightforward expertise in people management. A visionary head, Amit inspires his
peers to grow and excel in a nurturing environment.
Amit has been a successful leader in the areas of Business Development, HR BPO Operations, Client
Account Management, Account Mining, Relationship Management, Customer Service, Associate
Engagement, Recruitment, Operations and Training & Development on a PAN India level.
Amit is a fitness freak who loves to play cricket. He also enjoys reading in his leisure time.
Mr. Raj Singh Rawat
A multi talented connoisseur, Rajendra has hands-on experience of more than 20 years across
various functions, segments and roles in the domains of operations, finance, generalist HR, business
excellence and audits. He has successfully driven large scale business transaction across the length
and breadth of the country by managing several performing teams, virtual groups and complex
administrative processes. He is a start-up specialist with vital tools in his arsenal like strategic
planning, financial disciplining, long term funding, profit centres channelling and change
management capabilities. A relationship-oriented individual, Rajendra is keen on connecting and
collaborating with the most valuable resource in the company, people.
Within Weavings, Rajendra has successfully managed cold chain operations in the food supply chain
for well-known clients like Mc Donalds, PepsiCo, Subway and clients for plant/warehouse operations
like AIS(Asahi) Glass Solutions Ltd, Red bull and Future Group (Food Bazaar)
Raj likes to spend his free time with family and friends. He enjoys watching comedy shows and also
loves to go for long drives to the places bestowed with nature.
Mr. Nayan Shah
Nayan is a competent IT professional with an immense experience of 19 years as IT Head, Technical
Project Manager, Test Manager, Production Support Lead and Software Developer with reputed
brands. He is a pulsating personality with a powerful aura to inspire people. He is a corporate
strategy and development specialist with a proven international track record of successfully
strategising and completing highly complex enterprise-wide IT projects. A creative thinker, Nayan
drives performance with his art of leveraging the human capital in the most accepted way.
Nayan is a project management expert with a will power to create a visible impact through
operational and functional excellence. He is competent in driving process improvements and test
automation, resulting in adequate effort savings. Nayan is fond of travelling to the places that are
close to nature with his family and friends. During his leisure time, he enjoys reading about latest IT
trends and self-improvement books.