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.
Non - Executive Director
John Johnston is the CEO of the Accelya Group. John has more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology & Communications industry. For last 20 years John has been serving airline industry and has held senior executive positions in several countries. He has provided senior management and consulting services to a number of Global Airlines. Before joining Accelya, John was the CEO of Luxembourg based CHAMP Cargosystems S.A.
In her 15 years with Accelya Kale, Neela Bhattacherjee has been instrumental in growing the business and shaping the organizational culture. She has led initiatives in diverse areas of the company, including acquisitions, product strategy, sales and customer relationships.
Neela has been responsible for sales in the Americas/ APAC/ EMEA and P&L and strategy for all Accelya Kale products and services, and has been part of the Executive Committee of Accelya worldwide. She has also been responsible for Accelya’s acquisition of large deals with the LATAM group, EY Group and Tier 1 airlines like American Airlines, Thai Airways and Turkish Airlines. She successfully negotiated and acquired the SIS contract from IATA and has been responsible for Accelya’s introduction of new solutions like Finesse and Revenue Analytics.
She is an industry thought leader and participates in IATA’s Airline Strategy Group (ASG) meetings and other industry events (like the World Financial Symposium) as Accelya’s representative.
Neela has managed the acquisition and transition of Speedwing’s (a division of British Airways) passenger proration and cargo solutions business, and also of Zero Octa (UK based company providing Revenue Recovery and Audit Services (RRPS) to the airline industry).
Neela Bhattacherjee is a B.Sc. in Maths and also holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science. Prior to Accelya Kale she has worked with A.F. Ferguson Management Consultants. Neela had also set up Softcell Consultants Private Ltd, an IT solutions company, and led the company as Director and CEO.
Non - Executive Director
Vipul Jain is a Non-Executive Director of Accelya Kale. He co-founded Accelya Kale (erstwhile Kale Consultants) in 1986 and is former CEO and Managing Director. Vipul is also part of the Board of Accelya Holding and advises the Accelya group on strategic initiatives. He is a widely known IT professional in the airline and hospitality industries.
Vipul is also a recipient of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award in 2015 for creating a leading software product company in Accelya Kale and his passionate contribution to social sector.
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.
Nani Javeri currently serves as an Independent Director at Accelya Kale Solutions Limited. Mr. Javeri has over 42 years experience in Financial Services Industry. He served as CEO of Bank Sohar in Oman from 2006-2009 and Birla Sun Life Insurance in India from 2002-2006.
Prior to joining Birla Sun Life Insurance, Mr. Javeri spent 32 years with Grindlays bank in various capacities in India, London and Melbourne. At Grindlays bank he pioneered Private Banking in India. He had also been associated with Oman International Bank in Oman and Times Bank Ltd in India
Mr. Javeri has played a major role in all the organizations he has been involved with. Under his leadership Birla Sun Life Insurance emerged as one of the leading private sector life insurance companies in India. During his tenure Birla Sun Life was awarded as Best Insurance Company by Outlook in 2004 and among best five life insurance companies in Asia for 2004 by Asian Insurance Review. He joined as MD of Times Bank when it was in difficulty. Through his action-plan he turned-around the company.
Mr. Javeri is associated with various organizations across different sectors serving as Director of INARCO Ltd., Ari Consolidated Investments Ltd., Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd., Union KBC Asset Management Co(P) Ltd., Hannover Re Consulting Services (I) Pvt. Ltd., Voltas Ltd. and Universal Comfort Products Ltd. He also acts as the Chairman of Audit committee at Lifestyle International, Remuneration Committee at Union KBC Asset Mgt, Investment and Audit Committees at Voltas Ltd. He is also a member of Audit committee at Union KBC Asset Mgt and of Remuneration Committee at Voltas Ltd.
Sangeeta Singh has over 33 years of experience primarily in Human Resources but also encompassing employer branding, corporate communications, employee governance, harassment/ grievance/ redressal and some aspects of operations. Sangeeta’s experience spans professional services firms, financial services, consulting and media sectors.
Sangeeta founded Sanguine Consultants in April 2013, which is handling independent consulting assignments in the area of leadership for companies, across varied sectors. Sangeeta is also a member of the Advisory Board of Women in Leadership Forum (WILL) and a champion of encouraging women to leadership positions in corporate India. Sangeeta was also India head of the KPMG Network of Women India chapter. Sangeeta has been actively engaged and is responsible for driving several initiatives in diversity and inclusion - beyond gender diversity, and corporate social responsibility.
In the past Sangeeta has handled key leadership assignments including Partner and Head of Human Resources at KPMG India; Partner and Head of Human Capital at PwC India; Partner and Head of Human Resources Ambit-RSM; Vice President and Head of Human Resources for J Walter Thompson India amongst others. Over the years Sangeeta has been a part of the top management teams consisting of iconic industry leaders and has worked on several leadership issues beyond Human Resources.
Sangeeta has been associated with many academic institutions’ functional forums and leadership development centers. She is an active member and speaker at various HR forums. She has also been associated with various academic institutions collaborating with them on their development needs.
Sangeeta holds a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Psychology from Mumbai University and a certification in Strategic Human Resource Management from Harvard Business School, Boston.