Leadership Team

The pillars of our strength

Dr. Shrikant Bhasi - Chairman

An Indian entrepreneur with over 25 years of rich experience in the field of International Trade, Marketing, Finance and Administration. He has been associated with a number of large Indian Conglomerates and Multinational Companies; spearheading their global trade growth and structured trade finance divisions. His affinity to Arts and cinema got converted to commercial venture by promoting a production house, a distribution set-up as well as exhibition venture through Multiplexes and an Event Management Company to provide wholesome entertainment in the field of Music, Arts and Cinema. His vast business acumen as well as desire to promote the welfare of budding professional and artists, has ensured that the creativity and expertise is nurtured and grown through various enterprises.

Mr. Maneesh Kumar Singh - Director

An Alumnus of Delhi School of Economics and SRCC, University of Delhi. He holds over 16 years of banking experience across reputed organizations such as JP Morgan, ABN Amro and State Bank Group

Mr. A. C. Dinesh - Director Finance

An Alumnus of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He has 20+ years of experience across several finance related organizations. Has been a financial advisor for over 40 companies at various levels

Mr. P.V. Sunil - Managing Director, Cinemas

An Alumnus of the prestigious Karnataka Regional Engineering College, heads the Movie Production, exhibition and distribution business of Carnival Group. After a successful career in conformity assessment in the globally reputed French organization, PV Sunil now drives a dedicated & passionate team to achieve the vision of 1000 screens along with expansion of business across globe.

Mr. Prasanth Narayanan - Director & CHRO

One of the founder directors, Mr. Narayanan has been the instrumental force in aligning and assimilating different acquired company cultures into one ‘Carnival Culture.’ HRO Today has recently recognized Mr. Narayanan as “CHRO of the Year - Asia Pacific 2017”.

Mr. Jijo John - Director

He has been instrumental in laying the foundation of the company and its growth. An agri-trader having previously handled Agri-assignments with many MNCs and Indian corporates.

Ms. Vaishali Sarwankar - Director

An alumnus of NMIMS, one of the only few Indian women to excel in international commodity trading with 16 years of overseas market experience in trade/strategy and finance. Currently leads the international movie & content distribution wing of Carnival.

Mr. Sasi Kumar - Director

He heads the newspaper publishing unit “Metro Vaartha” for the group. A professional with vast experience in areas ranging from sales, marketing, trade finance, administration and HR.

Mr. Sony Ravindranath - Director, Foods

Backed with 15 years experience in Entertainment and Food Industry, he has immense experience in the field of restaurant administration and management

Mr. Sasi Menon - Director

A master in business administration, Mr. Menon has over 17 years of experience in establishing and reviewing key strategic priorities and translating them into a comprehensive strategic plan.

Mr. Manoj Nair - Director

A masters in Commerce, Mr. Nair has expertise in Administration, Business Relations & Development, Finance and other cross vertical operations.

Mr. Rajesh Chalke - Group CFO

Mr. Chalke is a Finance Professional with 20+ years of post-qualification experience and exposure to Strategic Financial Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, etc.