Sachin Nikumbh (CEO)
Sachin Nikumbh is the CEO of Zara Consultancy Services Private Limited and Lai Televentures Limited, which are the holding companies for Talent Drivers International, Resume Clip, Video Matri, Your PA, Ear To You, Zara Advisory, Plant A Wish Foundation, Video Presence and Lai Tele business divisions. He has a varied multi functional, multi industry exposure at various levels and profiles. He has worked with Promoters & Directors, as Consultant and on Special Projects as well as into ground level functional sales role handling direct sales team and building channel partners.
Sachin started his career as Management Trainee in Ion Exchange (India) Ltd at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai where he did product development of Mineral Water Vending machine and established a sales & service network in a year. He joined Bajaj Tempo Ltd (now Force Motors) as Manager-Special Projects in CMD Abhay Firodia’s office and worked on project which culminated into launching MAN Heavy Vehicles and JV with MAN of Germany. This project gave interesting platform to work independently on small modules such as International Vendor Development, Commercial & Product Pricing, Business Planning and into Manufacturing & automobile engineering. He then joined Tata Motors in vehicle financing division which saw creation of Tata Capital. He worked on TBEM, Process Re-Engineering, and lead engagements with consultant appointed to advise on change management, strategy & business restructuring. He worked as a Consultant with Ispat Industries Ltd with Mr. Vinod Garg, ED of Ispat on Global Steel Holding, Philippines assignment. He joined as DGM-Business Planning and Executive Assistant to Jeh Wadia and was a core team member of GoAir, when GoAir was conceived and later launched. He also advised on promoters personal holding in an Home Furnishing company for scalability. He moved to Bangalore to join three way JV with Motorola, Zee Group and SDM of Israel, as Head Strategy & Corporate Planning function. He worked with Tata Communications and headed Buried Fibre project in Mumbai. He later headed Direct & Indirect Sales in Tata Communications / Tata Teleservices.
Sachin has done Diploma and Degree in Mechanical Engg and full time MBA course in Marketing from Pune University. He pursued distance learning program in Strategic Finance & Control from ICFAI and also did Executive Education program in Strategy from IIM Bangalore. Besides, he has done internationally acclaimed projects in WTO, Transfer Pricing, Technology Transfer with JRA Aerospace, UK (2001), Designing digital experiences for youth, with Nokia (2002), during studies and has industry exposure in Consumer Products, Steel, Automobile, Home Furnishing, Airlines, and IT & Telecom. He had set up Onus Software immediately after Graduation in 1999 for a brief period and executed assignments in CAD/CAM/ProE/Ansys based engineering design & analysis solutions.
He is very systematic, full of initiatives, highly charged, enthusiastic and hardworking. He brings a charisma in our organization and is driving and leading the change efforts. He serves as CEO for the both the promoter companies.
Anupama, Vice President – Operations
Anupama has done her BE, MBA (Mktg.) and PGPM from TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences). She started her career from BPL Mobile, worked in Samsung then took a sabbatical and did two year course from TISS, post which she decided to pursue her own interests in outdoor & experiential learning. What it started with outdoor training programs, counselling and skill development assignments, turned into full fledged assignments, after co-founding Zara Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd. Anupama also takes care of Customer Service & Operations as direct functional responsibility.