Mr. Sudeep Saha, CFA (Founder)

Mr. Sudeep Saha, CFA is the founder promoter of Avant Group. Prior to founding Avant Group in 2010, Sudeep had around 8 years of experience as a successful Investment and Private Equity professional. Previously Sudeep was Vice President – Investments for India Property Fund (a US$ 315 MM Offshore Real Estate Fund managed by Vornado Realty Trust, USA and The Chatterjee Group). He led transactions across Real Estate, Private Equity and Banking, including one of the largest commercial Real Estate projects in Mumbai (FIFC at BKC, Mumbai with a market Value of US$ 500 MM). At TCG, Mr. Saha gained experience in planning and execution of Residential, Commercial and SEZ projects. He was a key member in real estate projects with combined valuation exceeding US$ 1 billion. He was also involved in proposed IPO of a TCG real estate company with valuation in excess of US$ 600 million.
He has worked in large MNCs & conglomerates at pivotal positions and handling crucial roles. His experiences during his work career inculcated strong work ethics & process orientation. An amalgamation of his work experience in the real estate industry, close understanding of the ground realities in the sector and an opportunity to serve the underserved market of affordable and good quality housing for the aspirational middle class, inspired him to kick-start the Avant group. It has been over a decade that he has worked in the real estate industry and whenever quizzed about the murkiness of the industry, he always emphasizes that every man has to live by their own values, and his highest value is that of honest commitment in all the homes he builds for people. In addition to his current role as CEO of Avant Group, Sudeep also heads its strategy and new acquisition functions within the Group.
Sudeep holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering from MERI, Kolkata and has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Sudeep is also a CFA charter holder from the CFA Institute, USA.

Udham Singh Jakhar (Director)

Udham is a qualified marine engineers and has worked in various capacities across the globe in marine transportation and oil & gas industry. He has practical hands-on working knowledge of installation , commissioning, running and maintenance of machineries and plants of large capacities. He has experience of over 20 years, operating internationally in a multi-cultural work environment. He has used his engineering and people management skills to promote and run successful facility management company across North India bringing international standards and increased efficiency to the industry. At Avant Group, Udham Singh is part of the core strategy & planning team. He is also in charge of conceptualizing and setting up luxury & hospitality vertical.

Harsh R Shah

Mr. Shah is a commerce graduate from Sydenham College. During 80’s Mr. Shah ran multiple businesses such as bulk drugs formulations, electronics and leather. Since 1990, he became a developer and has many large projects to his credit. He is credited with very sharp business acumen and he renowned for finding solutions in impossible situations.

Anil Shinde - Chief Operating Officer

A Pioneer and seasoned entrepreneur in business across Industries and also social sphere, having over 40 years of experience both in the Indian hinterland as well as International Markets. His father Late Shri Annasaheb Shinde, a visionary and pioneer of food security of India, has passed on legacy understanding of the Indian agricultural and social scenario of farmers in particular and India in general to Anil Shinde. He has high experience in Real Estate being the Executive Director of Lok Housing And Constructions Ltd. since 2007. He was owner of Octopussy Exports Ltd involved in exporting electronic toys from India. It was awarded with “Top Toy Exporter Award” for three successive Years.

Ar. Ashutosh Kane – VP, Design Development

Ashutosh is an architect by training and has previously held senior Design & Development roles with Tata Housing, Omkar Developers, India Property Fund, The Chatterjee Group (TCG), Arogya Bharti Health Parks, Khubchandani Group etc. Apart from this, he has practiced as an architect with Gherzi Eastern Limited. He has over 17+ years of experience in this field and has been with Avant Group since inception. Ashutosh holds a PG Diploma in Advanced Construction Management from NICMAR, Pune and a B. Arch from Bharati Vidyapeeth, Mumbai.

Gopi Gupta – SVP – Finance & Accounts

A Commerce Graduate and Chartered Accountant having 32 years of domain experience in fund raising – export finance, pre-shipment and post-shipment, External Commercial Borrowings, Term Loans, Equipment Finance, fund and non- fund with Bank, SFCs and All-India Financial Institutions. Have strong experience in revival and restructuring of Sick and Industrial Companies under BIFR and AAIFR liaison with compliance with operating agencies appointed under BIFR.

Manoj Nirmal – VP, Liasoning Management

Manoj has 12+ years of corporate experience and has previously held roles with American Express, Standard Chartered Finance, Shah Group (Navi Mumbai based Real Estate firm), Laxmi Developers, etc. Manoj has been with Avant Group since early 2013 and handles liasoning for the Group. Manoj holds a B.Com from Mumbai University.

Vishal Kumar – Business Head

Vishal is a Senior Management Professional, possessing dual MBA – Finance & Marketing and around 20 Years of versatile experience across Business Management - P&L - Sales - Branding - Marketing - Tele Sales/Mktg - CRM - Overall Business Operations Strategies. He has exposure in real estate, property portal, e- commerce, start-ups, management consultancy, loan, bank, Insurance, etc.

Mr. Sudeep Saha, CFA (Founder)

Mr. Sudeep Saha, CFA is the founder promoter of Avant Group. Prior to founding Avant Group in 2010, Sudeep had around 8 years of experience as a successful Investment and Private Equity professional. Previously Sudeep was Vice President – Investments for India Property Fund (a US$ 315 MM Offshore Real Estate Fund managed by Vornado Realty Trust, USA and The Chatterjee Group). He led transactions across Real Estate, Private Equity and Banking, including one of the largest commercial Real Estate projects in Mumbai (FIFC at BKC, Mumbai with a market Value of US$ 500 MM). At TCG, Mr. Saha gained experience in planning and execution of Residential, Commercial and SEZ projects. He was a key member in real estate projects with combined valuation exceeding US$ 1 billion. He was also involved in proposed IPO of a TCG real estate company with valuation in excess of US$ 600 million.
He has worked in large MNCs & conglomerates at pivotal positions and handling crucial roles. His experiences during his work career inculcated strong work ethics & process orientation. An amalgamation of his work experience in the real estate industry, close understanding of the ground realities in the sector and an opportunity to serve the underserved market of affordable and good quality housing for the aspirational middle class, inspired him to kick-start the Avant group. It has been over a decade that he has worked in the real estate industry and whenever quizzed about the murkiness of the industry, he always emphasizes that every man has to live by their own values, and his highest value is that of honest commitment in all the homes he builds for people. In addition to his current role as CEO of Avant Group, Sudeep also heads its strategy and new acquisition functions within the Group.
Sudeep holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering from MERI, Kolkata and has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Sudeep is also a CFA charter holder from the CFA Institute, USA.

Udham Singh Jakhar (Director)

Udham is a qualified marine engineers and has worked in various capacities across the globe in marine transportation and oil & gas industry. He has practical hands-on working knowledge of installation , commissioning, running and maintenance of machineries and plants of large capacities. He has experience of over 20 years, operating internationally in a multi-cultural work environment. He has used his engineering and people management skills to promote and run successful facility management company across North India bringing international standards and increased efficiency to the industry. At Avant Group, Udham Singh is part of the core strategy & planning team. He is also in charge of conceptualizing and setting up luxury & hospitality vertical.

Harsh R Shah

Mr. Shah is a commerce graduate from Sydenham College. During 80’s Mr. Shah ran multiple businesses such as bulk drugs formulations, electronics and leather. Since 1990, he became a developer and has many large projects to his credit. He is credited with very sharp business acumen and he renowned for finding solutions in impossible situations.

Anil Shinde - Chief Operating Officer

A Pioneer and seasoned entrepreneur in business across Industries and also social sphere, having over 40 years of experience both in the Indian hinterland as well as International Markets. His father Late Shri Annasaheb Shinde, a visionary and pioneer of food security of India, has passed on legacy understanding of the Indian agricultural and social scenario of farmers in particular and India in general to Anil Shinde. He has high experience in Real Estate being the Executive Director of Lok Housing And Constructions Ltd. since 2007. He was owner of Octopussy Exports Ltd involved in exporting electronic toys from India. It was awarded with “Top Toy Exporter Award” for three successive Years.

Ar. Ashutosh Kane – VP, Design Development

Ashutosh is an architect by training and has previously held senior Design & Development roles with Tata Housing, Omkar Developers, India Property Fund, The Chatterjee Group (TCG), Arogya Bharti Health Parks, Khubchandani Group etc. Apart from this, he has practiced as an architect with Gherzi Eastern Limited. He has over 17+ years of experience in this field and has been with Avant Group since inception. Ashutosh holds a PG Diploma in Advanced Construction Management from NICMAR, Pune and a B. Arch from Bharati Vidyapeeth, Mumbai.

Gopi Gupta – SVP – Finance & Accounts

A Commerce Graduate and Chartered Accountant having 32 years of domain experience in fund raising – export finance, pre-shipment and post-shipment, External Commercial Borrowings, Term Loans, Equipment Finance, fund and non- fund with Bank, SFCs and All-India Financial Institutions. Have strong experience in revival and restructuring of Sick and Industrial Companies under BIFR and AAIFR liaison with compliance with operating agencies appointed under BIFR.

Manoj Nirmal – VP, Liasoning Management

Manoj has 12+ years of corporate experience and has previously held roles with American Express, Standard Chartered Finance, Shah Group (Navi Mumbai based Real Estate firm), Laxmi Developers, etc. Manoj has been with Avant Group since early 2013 and handles liasoning for the Group. Manoj holds a B.Com from Mumbai University.

Vishal Kumar – Business Head

Vishal is a Senior Management Professional, possessing dual MBA – Finance & Marketing and around 20 Years of versatile experience across Business Management - P&L - Sales - Branding - Marketing - Tele Sales/Mktg - CRM - Overall Business Operations Strategies. He has exposure in real estate, property portal, e- commerce, start-ups, management consultancy, loan, bank, Insurance, etc.