Vaibhav Gupta
CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Leadership team

Mr. Sahil Vachani
Mr. Sahil Vachani
CEO & MD, Max Ventures & Industries Limited

Sahil Vachani is CEO & Managing Director of Max Ventures and Industries Limited, one of the three listed companies of the USD 3 billion Indian conglomerate – The Max Group.

MaxVIL is the holding company for Max Estates, a Real Estate development subsidiary, Max Speciality Films, an innovation leader in the Speciality Packaging Films business and Max I., an Investment subsidiary.

He also serves as a Director on the Boards of Max Financial Services Limited and its subsidiary Max Life Insurance as a representative of the Owner Sponsor Group led by Mr. Analjit Singh.

Sahil joined the Max Group in 2016 with a focus on creating a powerful Real Estate brand – Max Estates Limited and steering MaxVIL’s other businesses towards growth. Since assuming his role at MaxVIL, Sahil has successfully completed key transactions which will have an enduring impact on the Company’s growth journey over the next few years. These include the on boarding of New York Life Insurance Company as an investor with 22.5% stake in MaxVIL and the induction of Toppan Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (Toppan) as a joint venture partner with a 49% stake in MaxVIL’s legacy manufacturing business – Max Speciality Films (MSF).

Under Sahil’s leadership, Max Estates recently opened its doors to its flagship office project, Max Towers, located on the Delhi Noida Directway (DND), a few minutes’ drive from South Delhi business hubs such as Okhla, Nehru Place etc. With an investment of nearly Rs 600 Cr, with a super built up area of over 5.5 lakh sq ft, Max Towers is a blend of thoughtful design and superior hospitality which helps integrate work and life through its philosophy of “WorkWell”. Developed in a brisk time period of approx 2 years, it is probably the only stressed real estate asset in North India to have witnessed such a speedy revival and completion.

Sahil is now focusing on Max Estates second project, the redevelopment of Max House in Okhla, New Delhi, work on which is well underway.

Sahil has also facilitated intellectual & financial Capital to promising and proven early-stage organizations across identified sunrise sectors led investments through, Max I. So far, the company has invested in Azure Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., which owns and operates successful F&B brands such as Mamagoto and Dhaba, and FSN E-Commerce Ventures Pvt. Ltd, which owns and operates the leading online beauty destination Nykaa.com.

Sahil started his career as an investment banker with Citigroup in London, where he worked on Mergers and Acquisitions across the Middle East and Africa region. In 2004, he joined Dixon Technologies, a consumer appliance manufacturing firm as Business Head and setup new verticals across multiple locations and was involved in the launch of new products, setting up of new manufacturing facilities and establishing relationships with leading brands as customers.

His next career progression was in 2008 as Co-founder and Managing Director of Dixon Appliances Pvt. Ltd., where he was responsible for the business from inception including designing of products, building the team, setting up the manufacturing facility, operations and building relationships with leading brands in India such as Panasonic, Godrej, LG, among others. The Company emerged as the single-largest third party contract manufacturer of Washing Machines for the Indian market. In July 2015, Sahil sold his shareholding in the company to pursue opportunities in Max Group.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Sciences from the University of Warwick, U.K. and an Executive Management Program on Disruptive Innovation from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Rohit Rajput
Mr. Rohit Rajput
CEO, Max Asset Services

Rohit has over 17 years of experience across a variety of disciplines from engineering, banking , entrepreneurship & consulting.

Prior to joining MVIL Rohit was a Senior Principal in the management consulting firm, Hay Group. Whilst at Hay Group he was involved in organizational transformation & Strategy Execution for his clients across all stages of their organizational evolution while executing responsibilities of client relationship management, project management, and active business development.

He has deep expertise in the area of leadership development, organisational transformation and behavioural finance. He has served clients across industry sectors in his consulting and entrepreneurial career. Sectors including Industrial goods, consumer goods, consumer electronics. BFS, IT, Fashion, Healthcare, & Media.

In addition to organizational transformation & Strategy projects at Hay Group, Rohit also supported the corporate governance study with Economic Times on “Indias best boards” and worked in an area of Board Consulting for a consumer goods client. He was also a coach to various C suite leaders and advised on succession and mentoring in family businesses. He played the role of a mentor to starts ups selected within Indian’s Next 100 initiative to mentor 100 start ups pro bono.

He has contributed to Economic times & Entrepreneur Magazine on topics like entrepreneurship, diversity on Indian boards and mentoring the next generation in the family business.Rohit has served as an independent advisor on the boards of clients in Fashion, IT, Hospitality & Non-Profit sectors.

Rohit holds an MBA finance from MDI, Gurgaon and is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering.
Prior to his career at Hay Group, Rohit was a successful entrepreneur in the leadership development space. Early in his career, Rohit worked as a banker at Citigroup across its various retail businesses. An avid reader Rohit has interests in golf, swimming and motorcycle touring

Mr. Nitin Kansal
Mr. Nitin Kumar Kansal
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Nitin Kumar Kansal plays a crucial role in supervising the operations of Treasury, Finance, Accounts and Audit function for the organization. Mr. Kansal has been part of the Max Group for the past 7 years where he has held many senior management positions.

He has a professional experience of more than 17 years in Finance, Treasury, Reporting, Accounting Compliance and Commercial functions with large and reputed organizations in the Hospitality and Real Estate sectors. Prior to joining Max, he was working at Emaar MGF Land Limited as Project Controller.

He is an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India

Rishi Raj
Mr. Rishi Raj
Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO), Max Ventures and Industries Limited

Rishi Raj is a Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) of Max Ventures and Industries Limited (MVIL). He joined MVIL on 01st April 2019 and is responsible for strategy, growth and new business at MVIL with specific focus on accelerating the business development and expansion of MVIL’s footprint in commercial office segment as well as evaluating attractiveness as well as timing of entry into other asset classes via both organic and inorganic routes. In addition, he serves as an advisor to the MVIL’s MD & CEO on strategy and related topics for other businesses of MVIL including Max Speciality Films.

Rishi has 20+ years of experience in research, analytics, consulting and corporate strategy. Prior to joining MVIL, Rishi was with Max India Limited leading Strategy and Corporate Development function for the Max Group. In this role, Rishi reported to the Group President and his responsibilities included evaluating annual budgets and 3 year plan of Operating Companies; monitoring performance and health of the businesses; surfacing adjacent and new growth options and potential risks; initiating and driving projects to capture Enterprise synergies; and, driving key advocacy efforts/representations at the corporate level.

Before joining the Max Group, Rishi worked at McKinsey & Company for 17 years. As a global COO of McKinsey’s Center of Excellence (COE) for Strategy and Corporate Finance Practice, Rishi led a global team of 70+ client service professional based out of Costa Rica, US, Poland, Holland, China and India. He owned P&L, drove reach & relevance of the capability, expanded geographical footprint, managed delivery to clients across continents, and, implemented product, process & people related innovations & transformations in collaboration with global and regional Firm leaders. And, in his individual capacity, Rishi has served clients across sectors and geography on broad range of strategy and corporate finance topics. Rishi is also passionate about training and has served as senior faculty for capability building programs for consultants and clients globally in his area of expertise.