Michael Holland is Chief Executive Officer of Embassy REIT, India’s 1st listed REIT, sponsored by Embassy Group and Blackstone. Embassy REIT listed on the National Stock Exchange in April 2019. Embassy REIT is Asia’s largest office REIT by area, comprising over 33 million square feet of business parks and city-centre offices across Bengaluru, Mumbai, Noida and Pune.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Building Surveying and a master’s degree in Property Development (Project Management) from South Bank University and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate sector in Asia, Europe and USA. He founded the JLW India/Jones Lang LaSalle India business and has served as its country manager and managing director from 1998 to 2002. He also served as director of corporate services responsible for the procurement and real estate function of Microsoft Corporation across Asia Pacific, including India and China between 2003 and 2006.
Mike has worked in Asia since 1995 and has lived in India for close to two decades. He currently resides in Bengaluru. He has served on RICS South Asia Board and is a member of the APREA India Chapter Board. He is also a board member of several charitable organizations with a focus on disability and education.
Mr. Vikaash Khdloya
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Vikaash Khdloya is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Manager. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Osmania University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He obtained the first rank in the final examination held by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and was awarded the G.P. Kapadia – First President Gold Medal for the best candidate of the examination. He is also a certified fraud examiner, a certified internal auditor, a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute. He has over 11 years of experience in the real estate sector. He has been associated with Blackstone Real Estate from 2011 to 2018, where his last held position was Managing Director. He is an employee of Blackstone Advisors India Pvt. Limited and will be on a three-year leave of absence during his role with the Manager. He is under a three-year agreement with the Manager. In the past, he has also worked as a Vice President at Piramal Fund Management (erstwhile Indiareit) and as the Chief Financial Officer at Gameshastra Solutions Private Limited. He also co-founded Earnest People’s Initiative for a Caring Society Trust.
Mr. Aravind Maiya
Chief Financial Officer
Aravind Maiya has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer for Manager to Embassy REIT with effect from close of business on May 19, 2020.
Aravind joined the Manager to Embassy REIT in May 2019 as a Deputy Chief Financial Officer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bengaluru University and is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
He has over 18 years of experience in the field of finance, audit, consulting, risk management and compliance. Prior to joining Embassy REIT, he was associated with BSR & Associates LLP from 2001 to 2019 wherein his last held position was Partner – Assurance and Audit Services. He specialised in the real estate sector with specific focus on commercial real estate related work during his long stint with BSR. He was also involved in various assignments for the firm including several capital market transactions, assurance services for multiple listed companies, leading large audit and assurance assignments as well as strategic initiatives for BSR during his tenure.
Mr. Sachin Shah
Chief Investment Officer
Sachin Shah is the Chief Investment Officer of the Manager. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the School of Business, Babson College, Massachusetts and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Faculty of Business Administration, Harvard University. He has over 17 years of experience in the real estate sector. He has previously worked at the Starwood Capital Group from 2001 to 2006, where his last held position was Vice President of Acquisitions, and was associated with Blackstone as an analyst from 1998 to 1999. He was a key person of Samsara Fund Advisors Private Limited, the investment advisor to Catalyst Samsara India Opportunity Fund I LP.
Mr. Ritwik Bhattacharjee
Head - Capital Markets & Investor Relations
Ritwik Bhattacharjee is the Head of Investor Relations of the Manager. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics from Middlebury College, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, and a Master of Arts degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has over 12 years of experience as an investment banker. He has previously been associated with Nomura Singapore Limited as an Executive Director and UBS AG Singapore Branch as a director in the investment bank division. Prior to joining the Manager in 2018, he was responsible for overseeing an internal family office portfolio of real estate as well as public and private investments.
Ms. Deepika Srivastava
Company Secretary and Compliance Officer
Deepika Srivastava is a qualified Company Secretary with graduate degrees in Law and Commerce, and a postgraduate degree in Sociology. She has also completed an Executive General Management Program from IIM, Bengaluru. Ms. Deepika brings over 12 years of rich experience handling statutory and compliance functions for listed companies. Her previous stint was with Tata Consumer Products Limited (formerly known as Tata Global Beverages Limited) and prior to this, she has been part of compliance teams at Mount Everest Mineral Water Limited, Paramount Cosmetics (I) Ltd and Escorts Limited. She specialises in Companies Act and other Securities Laws and was most recently involved as a key member in a business demerger in her previous role. Ms. Deepika's expertise also extends to mergers, post-merger compliances, international commercial arbitration, and related areas.
Mr. Donnie Dominic George
Donnie is a Law Graduate (B.A. LL.B-Hons.) from Gujarat National Law University and has 10+ years of experience and in his prior assignment, he was working as Deputy Vice President at Lodha Group, Mumbai, where he was heading the Non-litigation cell. He has also worked with Bharucha & Partners as Senior Associate handling Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Direct Investment and General Corporate, Regulatory, and Banking & Finance for their clients. In his current role at Embassy Office Parks Management Services Pvt Ltd, he is supporting the senior management on legal, compliance and regulatory framework and acts as a business legal partner.
Mr. Bhhavesh Kamdar
Bhhavesh Kamdar is the Head of Leasing of the Manager. He holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. He has over 26 years of experience in the real estate, technology and engineering industry. He has previously worked at Larsen & Tourbo Limited from 1993 to 2014, where his last held position was Deputy General Manager – Leasing and Marketing (Commercial). He has been associated with the Manager since 2014.
Mr. Rajan M G
Head of Operations
Rajan M G is the Head of Operations of the Manager. He holds a Civil Engineering Diploma from the Department of Technical Education and is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He has around 3 decades of experience in the fields of Construction, Project Management, Facilities Management and Environmental Health and Safety. Prior to joining Embassy REIT, he was the Vice President and Head of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities at EXL.
Mr. Rajendran Subramaniam
Head of Projects
Rajendran Subramaniam is the Head–Projects & Capex of the Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s degree in commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University. He is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has worked as a Manager in Sandur Laminates Limited and as Regional Head-Commercial with Electrosteel Castings Limited. Prior to joining Embassy REIT, he was the Senior Director-Commercial with Tishman Speyer India Private Limited for a period of 11 years. He has vast experience of about 25 years in various fields of Infrastructure and Commercial real estate projects development including that of mixed use real estate developments.
Mr. Raghu Sapra
Assistant Vice President, Hospitality
Raghu Sapra holds a diploma in hotel management and catering technology from Institute of Hotel Management , Mumbai.
He has over 22 years of experience in the hospitality sector. He has previously worked at the Radisson Hotel, Delhi, The Imperial, New Delhi, at Hyatt Regency Mumbai, Hyatt Regency Delhi and Renaissance Hotel & Convention Centre Mumbai. From 2011 to 2017 he was employed as the General Manager and Director of Operations at various hotels managed by the ‘Hilton’ brand.