Chairman and Managing Director – Quess
Ajit Isaac is credited with building Quess Corp into India’s largest Business Services provider within a span of 10 years. Under his leadership, Quess has accelerated the transition of informal jobs to formal platforms thereby helping bring predictable incomes, social security, healthcare and other benefits to thousands of workers across India. He is a gold medalist in his PG programme in HR and a British Chevening Scholar from Leeds University and has worked for 10 years in Leadership roles in the Private Sector before becoming an entrepreneur in the year 2000. Ajit invested into IKYA (now Quess Corp) in 2009, took on the role of CEO & MD and partnered with Fairfax in 2013. Quess went public in July 2016 with a record-breaking IPO oversubscription of 144x. This success achieved by Quess can be attributed to a combination of strong organic growth and a series of deep value acquisitions, 23 in all. Ajit’s expertise in identifying value-accretive and transformative deals combined with his focus on operational efficiency and business development has helped Quess scale itself rapidly. He is a first generation entrepreneur and under his leadership Quess is now a 377,000+ strong family with over INR 8,527 Cr in revenues. Ajit is passionate about giving back to society and was instrumental in setting up Careworks Foundation which today supports over 14,800 students across 61 schools. He was nominated for the ‘India Forbes Leadership Award’ in 2011 and was voted as a finalist in the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY).
Subrata Kumar Nag
Group CEO & Executive Director – Quess
Subrata Kumar Nag is the Group CEO & Executive Director of our Company. A seasoned finance professional with over three decades of experience, he is responsible for implementing the Company’s overall long and short term strategies. He has been a part of Quess since 2008. Prior to joining us, he was the Vice President – Finance and Company Secretary of Ilantus Technologies Private Limited. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Calcutta and is qualified from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
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, Specialty 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 & Recruitment, Digital Compliance, Training & Skill Development and the Logistics Businesses. He is responsible in bringing together the entire Workforce Management platform’s services for businesses in India, Singapore, APAC and 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. He also has vast expertise in Manpower Outsourcing Programs with a focus on Managed Services across industries. Prior to joining Quess, he worked with Laurent and Benon Management Company as the Centre Head and was responsible for managing their recruitment and search functions. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Delhi University and a Masters in Marketing and Sales from the Apeejay School of Management besides an Advanced Systems Diploma in Computers from the NIIT.