The Board of Directors at Accelya Kale Solutions Limited are thought leaders with wide expertise in technology business & social environment. The team is a perfect blend of healthy enthusiasm and balanced entrepreneurship.
CEO, Managing Director
Philippe Lesueur is also the Chairman of Accelya Holding World SL headquartered in Barcelona, Spain and all Accelya Group companies worldwide. Mr. Lesueur is well known and highly respected in the airline industry where he has spent close to 30 years. Under his leadership, the business of Accelya has grown from BSP (billing and settlement plan) processing in one country in 1982 to cover more than 108 countries and volumes that exceed 180 million tickets per year.
CEO, Managing Director
Vipul Jain is a B.Tech from IIT - Kanpur and a Post Graduate in Management from IIM - Ahmedabad. He won the President's Gold Medal for topping the 1980 MBA class at IIM - Ahmedabad. He joined the prestigious Tata Administrative Service and was deputed to the Taj Hotels Company to set up and head the Information Systems Department. He was responsible for development and implementation of the country's first on-line Hotel Management System in 1982. Other pioneering systems for the hospitality industry included Food and Beverage Control systems, Central Reservation systems, Flight Kitchen Systems etc
In 1986, Vipul left a high-flying corporate career to begin life as an entrepreneur. Along with Narendra Kale, he co-founded Kale Consultants. Starting with a team of 8 and a one room office, the dream was to build a global company that would be "Best of Breed" in the businesses it chose to be in. With this vision, Kale chose to specialize in selected vertical industries and create innovative software products. Banking, Healthcare, Hospitality and Airlines are some of the industries that Kale has worked in during the last decade
In 1992, he took on the responsibility of CEO and Managing Director. He took the initiative of setting up the airlines business and has personally been responsible for the company's success in marketing products in the fiercely competitive international market. He is also responsible for the strategy that has transformed the company into a global player in the travel and transportation industry.
Vipul is a widely known IT professional in the airline and hospitality industries. IATA has invited him many a time as a speaker to international conferences. Within the country, Vipul is an active member of NASSCOM and has extensively participated in the development of the industry during the last two decades.
Kewal Krishan Nohria currently serves as an Independent Director at Accelya Kale and Senior Executive Officer of Maini Precision Products Private Limited. Dr. Nohria has over 50 years experience in Electrical & Electronics Industry. He served as Managing Director of Crompton Greaves Ltd. since 1985 and has been associated with them since 1978. He later went on to serve as Chairman of Crompton Greaves Ltd., from1997 to July 22, 2004.
He is actively associated with a wide range of organizations covering businesses, industry associations and educational institutions- serving as a Non Executive Independent Director of Pradeep Metals Limited, Director of Paxonet Communications & Grow Talent Company Ltd , Independent Non-Executive Director of Igarashi Motors India Ltd, Director of Jolly Board, Chairman of TIET (Thapar Institue of Engg Technology) University; and NRBPT (National Board Of Registration & Training of Personnel) under QCI (Quality Council of India).
He has also served as President of ASSOCHAM (Association Chamber of Commerce And Industry), Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, All India Management Association, All India Electrical and Electronics manufactures Association, Cll (Confederate of Indian Industry) Western Region, amongst others. Dr. Nohria is recipient of various awards including the Golden Key Award for Value Engineering, the Lifetime HRD Achievement Award and Best Corporate Manager of the Year Award. He graduated in Electrical Engg from BHU (Benaras Hindu University) in 1954 and pursued further Management studies at Manchester Technical College, UK. He was awarded an Honorary D. Litt Degree from Benares Hindu University.
Sekhar Natarajan is a well-known industry professional. Known for his integrity and passion for results, Sekhar has led and built Monsanto India as an organization that is a growth leader in Indian Agriculture. He was instrumental in creating and managing a multi organization partnership to give a significant and positive impact to the Ag biotech acceptance and cotton landscape of India. He is a strategic thinker with rich global experience in Business Development and M&A. He is a great people leader who has developed and nurtured talent for Monsanto and the Ag sector in India. He has taken early retirement from Monsanto after 30 years of working for the company.
Sekhar is the managing partner at S N Consultants. He also holds the position of Chairman and Director at Monsanto India Ltd. Additionally; he serves as a Director at Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company Ltd and is also a Member of CII’s National Council on Agriculture and National Committee on Biotech.
Bahram Vakil is a founding partner with AZB & Partners, one of most dynamic and respected law firms in the country. He is one of India’s foremost infrastructure and corporate attorney’s. He has an LLM from Columbia University, and is a member of the New York State Bar.