Satish Komal - Managing Director
Satish comes from an Electronic Engineering background and resigned from his Engineering job early in his career and became involved in Education as it gave him the opportunity of lecturing Engineering and also being near to and working with youth which has been his passion area. He has been involved in education and Educational Management for the past many years in various senior management capacities and as Executive Director. These roles included policy formulation, project management, strategic financial and HR management. The complete management of Educational Institutions has been his specialist area including being a subject matter expert on the changing Education legislation. Satish's strongest traits are being able to work effectively with people of all race groups and backgrounds. His HR Management and people's skills in the companies that he has worked for have proven to be his greatest assets. Conflict management, counselling, staff training, team-work, managing and leading a group cohesively are areas that he manages successfully.
Apart from having been a part-time TV presenter of a weekly interfaith programme, he is an excellent communicator, presents motivational talks and has conducted team building and leadership development programmes for corporates, schools, educational institutions and NGOs. Besides the Education sector, he has been involved in varied capacities in the Business world with a special focus on commodities trading. As a young entrepreneur, Satish had been involved with business initiatives from the age of 19 years with commodities trading specifically from the age of 22 years. Being well travelled and with his sharp and calculated eye for business opportunities, Satish's current and key focus is the Global Minerals and Energy sector. Besides several business initiatives that he is involved in, he is also the Managing Director of SCiDESK Import and Export.
E. Dhandapani - Executive Director International Operations
E. Dhandapani hails from Chennai, India and is a seasoned businessman. He has extensive experience in India and abroad in heading various operations and Major projects from project management within the broader Engineering sector. Having been stationed in Dubai and the middle east for a prolonged period as part of a major international concern, Dhandapani emerged as a front runner in initiating and setting up various companies in the middle east and India with independent profit centres. He has been able to make inroads into various sectors and turn them into sustainable businesses.
He is widely travelled and has been fearless in turning small opportunities into big business centres. Dhandapani's responsibilities have included strategy formulation, business Development, Communications, Human Resources and Marketing.
He has an eye for detail and examining projects from very unique perspectives which has proven invaluable on multiple accounts. He has been and continues to be a director of various companies.
- Managing Director – Skylog International Communications, Dubai
- Managing Director - Paramount International Cargo, Dubai
- Director – International Operations – SCiDESK Import and Export, South Africa
Dhandapani continues to be involved in several social welfare projects in his personal capacity.
Suresh Chettur - Director: Operations
Suresh hails from Kerala, India and comes from a marketing and communications background. He has wide experience in India and abroad. Having been stationed in Sharjah and Dubai and the middle east for a very long span as part of various companies, Suresh became involved in the commodities trading sector. Suresh's biggest asset is his wide contact base across the globe.
He is well travelled and has an uncanny way of establishing lasting relationships with various stakeholders which has proven an invaluable asset to the organisation. He excels in Operational matters in many of our trade related projects. He has been a specialist in the Heavy Scrap Metal import industry from Africa and other countries.
Besides India based local business initiatives, Suresh continues to be a director of various companies, some of which include the following:
- Director – Apex Global, Dubai
- Director – International Operations – SCiDESK Import and Export, South Africa
G. Ayyam Perumaal - Director: Venture & Acquisitions
Perumaal hails from Chennai, India and has been actively involved in business with a special focus on trade in India and Dubai and other middle east countries having been stationed there for a long period of time. Perumaal has tremendous experience in India and abroad of heading various operations like R&D, Engineering and major projects in very key and critical applications for blue chip clients.
He has a special talent in Steel fabrication and has extensive experience in the Mechanical Engineering arena. One of the key trademark traits of Perumaal is his thoroughness and attention to detail in his business dealings. He has been and continues to be a director of various companies.
- Managing Director – RKMARG Energy and Minerals Pvt. Ltd, Chennai, India
- Director - Paramount International Cargo, Dubai
- Associate of SCiDESK Import and Export
- Secretary cum educational development Director of Sree Swami Vivekananda Trust, Chennai. India
Schalk Pienaar - Head: Business Development
Schalk Pienaar has been in the IT and Security Industry for over 20 years. During this time he has dealt with tenders and contracts ranging in scope from Airlines to the US Military Defence systems deployed in Iraq. In the IT Industry, Schalk has always excelled in difficult and complex Network and Security Systems projects.
As a result of his involvement with the security industry, Schalk came into contact with the Coal & Iron Ore industry which has now extended to include several other products. He found the Mineral and Energy industry vital and challenging, and was attracted to the complexity and scope of the contracts.
Schalk’s past and present clients include:
- Lonmin Mine (South Africa)
- Caledonian Airlines (UK)
- Brijot Imaging Systems(USA) ,with Lockheed Martin (USA)
- Medical Industry (South Africa)
- Cell C (South Africa)
- Casino Industry (South Africa)
- Governments (RSA, DRC ,Ghana , Benin)
Besides his easy going nature, one of Schalk’s greatest assets is the wide network that he has across several spectrum's of trade which is an asset to the company. His is also the Director of his own private concern Omega Consulting.
Xolani Masuku - Head: Coal Mining and Trading
Xolani Masuku is a seasoned mining professional operator and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. A metallurgist by profession, he has worked for a number of mining houses including Anglo American (AngloGold Ashanti and Anglo Platinum), Petmin and also worked as a scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. He holds a B-Tech Degree (Extractive Metallurgy) from the University of Johannesburg, BSc. Hon (Metallurgical Engineering) from the University of Pretoria and Management Development Programme Certificate from Witwatersrand University.
Xolani is an enigmatic and energetic go getter and has a sound grasp and understanding of the Local and International Coal trade. He has a wide network within the industry and able to leverage this successfully to the benefit of all concerned. Xolani also has his ear close to the ground and has developed a strong sense of what makes the Coal industry “tick’ and cut through all the clutter and deal with brass tacks. We value Xolani as a key member of our Management team.
Sanjay Panchal - Business Development (India)
Sanjay Panchal is an BCOM, LLB graduate who hails from Raipur in Chhattisgarh, India. He has in excess of 20 years of marketing experience in capital goods. He is also very experienced in various business projects like road construction and civil turnkey projects etc. He was responsible for monitoring eleven (11) branches all over India.
Sanjay Panchal is a successful businessman in his own right and a specialist in the manufacturing of large category Weighing systems. With over 10 years experience in liaising works with various organisations including the Government of India, Sanjay Panchal remains a formidable strategist and negotiator in resolving and overcoming complex matters and challenging problems/situations at a very high profile level.
Sanjay's unassuming nature and simple approach disguises his immense capacity and wide network across the length and breadth of India.