Chief Executive Office
Cherian has more than 25 years’ experience of management in diversified industries and formerly headed several divisions within the Tata Group. In addition to his role as CEO of C&C Alpha Group, Cherian sits on the boards of several of the fund’s portfolio businesses. Cherian has a Masters Degree in business management from the Asian Institute of Management.
Bhanu helps provide investment strategy to incubate and grow businesses in order to maximise their potential. He sources deals in emerging market countries and gives guidance and clarity on new and potential markets. Bhanu studied ‘International Business and Marketing’ at Boston University. He is a Director of Customers Bank in United States and also the charity Path to Success. In 2008 he was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the ‘Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards’ in the UK.
Sumant is a graduate of the University of Delhi. He began his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell then joined KPMG in London and Canada till 1982. Since then he has invested in Aviation, Luxury Hotels and property developments in India, Russia and the UK . He was a significant shareholder of Ebookers prior to the listing of the company.
Since 2009, Dhairya has been the Managing Director at Shanti Hospitality, which owns 17 operational hotels. Recently Shanti Hospitality successfully secured a preferred franchises role with Starwood hotels and is positioned to develop 15 further hotels over 7 years. Earlier in his career, he was instrumental in the sale of Grandeur Real Estate to Alpha G: Corp, working with Morgan Stanley. He was also part of the team that grew BIG Malls India with a $32m investment from Silverpeak Asset Management. Dhairya is a graduate in ‘Economics and Business Management’ from Boston’s North Eastern University.