Chairman and Managing Director – Quess
Ajit Issac has been instrumental in building Quess Corp into India’s largest Business Services provider within a decade. A gold medallist and a British Chevening Scholar from Leeds University, he has spent over 10 years in leadership roles in the Private Sector. Taking over as the CEO & MD of Quess Corp (then IKYA), he was actively involved in partnering with Fairfax in 2013. Under his leadership, the company went public in 2016, with a record-breaking IP oversubscription of 144x. Ajit also actively involves himself in giving back to the society. He played an active part in setting up the Careworks Foundation, which empowers over 14,800 students in 61 schools. He was also nominated for the ‘India Forbes Leadership Award’ in 2011 and was voted the finalist in the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Executive Director & Group CEO – Quess
As the Group CEO at Quess, Suraj Moraje will be responsible for growing the technology-led strategy and culture at Quess Corp. A BE graduate from the National Institute of Technology in Surat, and a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, he spent two decades working at McKinsey & Company before joining Quess. During his tenure, he played an instrumental role in establishing the Firm’s African Tech Media and Telecom practice, and transforming the Philippines Office as the Managing Partner for the country. He also served on the Firm’s global new Partner election committee, and as a Senior Partner.
Chief Operating Officer – India Region
Guruprasad Srinivasan is the Chief Operating Officer – India Region which includes businesses across Workforce Management and Operating Asset Management platforms in India/APAC geography. In this role, he leads the teams that manage: General Staffing & Recruitment, Digital Compliance, Training & Skill Development, Logistics, Speciality Facilities Management and Security Solutions business. Guruprasad has been associated with Quess since its inception in 2007. He has over 20 years of experience in the Service industry across Strategy, Sales, Business Development and Planning & Operations. Prior to joining Quess, he has worked with Adecco Flexione Workforce Solutions Limited as GM – Payroll and Services where he was handling process implementation, new business initiatives and quality control. His professional tenure also includes a stint with Hewitt Associates where he served as the Client Delivery Manager. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bangalore University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Karnataka State Open University. He also holds a Stanford Ignite Certification from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
President – Workforce Management
Lohit Bhatia, President – Workforce Management, joined Quess Corp in 2011 heading sales for our General Staffing Division and rose to the position of CEO – Staffing by 2016. During his stint as the CEO of Business Staffing, he created the team while establishing our Staffing business as not only the largest by associates deployed or clients managed, also by services offered, and technology used for our associate employees and clients. He has now embarked on a larger role as President where he leads the teams that drive: General Staffing, IT Staffing and Recruitment, Digital Compliance, Training and Skill Development and Logistics Businesses. He is responsible for bringing together the entire Workforce Management platform’s services for businesses in India, Singapore, APAC and the Middle East. Lohit has over 22 years of experience across industries spanning from Textiles, Auto Components and Services with a focus on product and services sales and business development.