Global Leadership Team

Naresh Kumra Managing Director & CEO

Naresh joined JMATEK in 2013 through a management buy-in (MBI) to help build a global leader. In 2012, Naresh founded La Rochelle Ventures, an investment & advisory firm focused on building highperforming, innovative companies in Asia. During 2006-12, as President-Asia Pacific, Naresh led transformation and building of a highly successful Asia business for Belden Inc., an NYSE-listed technology company. Previously, Naresh spent 6 years with McKinsey & Company in New York area. Naresh started his career with Schlumberger’s electronics business, and held several positions in France and India over 6 years. Naresh has a B.Tech. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and an MBA from Darden Business School at University of Virginia (UVa), where he received the prestigious William Michael ShermetAward for academic excellence. Naresh is actively engaged with several organizations to promote entrepreneurship and improve access to quality education for all.

Melvin Yan Chief Financial Officer

Melvin joined JMATEK in January 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Jmatek, Melvin was CFO Asia for Tai Ping Carpets, a Kadoorie family company listed on HKEX. Previously, Melvin spent 18 years with Federal Express Corporation with roles including Regional CFO for North Pacific region & South Pacific region, CFO China Region, CFO of a China-US JV, and CFO Asia Supply Chain Services. Melvin graduated from the University of Southern California with Bachelor and Master Degrees. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Hong Kong.

Gaurav Tejpal Vice President – Business Development and Strategic Global Initiatives

Gaurav joined JMATEK in December 2013 as AVP Sales & Marketing Operations, and was promoted to his current position in 2014. Prior to joining Jmatek, he worked with Belden Inc., [NYSE: BDC] in various sales and marketing roles across Asia Pacific. Gaurav has extensive process development experience in the field of Market Intelligence, Market Mix Strategy, Go-to-Market Design, Pricing and Sales Funnel Management. Previously, Gaurav also worked at AC Nielsen ORG Marg India, a leading Business Consulting firm where he was Manager – Consulting & Services, and at Synygy Inc. as a Business Analyst. Gaurav holds an Engineering degree and also got his MBA in Marketing.

Horace Chan Vice President – Operations

Horace joined JMATEK in July 2016 with overall responsibility for field quality and customer satisfaction. Prior to joining JMATEK, Horace was Regional Quality Assurance Director for Lowe’s, a large home improvement and appliance retail chain in North America. Previously, Horace was Director of Quality with Jarden Consumer Solutions, a large US company with strong consumer brands in outdoors and home appliances. Before that, Horace worked with Pericom Technology Inc. (a US semiconductor company) for 6 years and Motorola for 8 years in senior manufacturing quality roles. Horace has a Master degree in Quality Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Anand Vyas Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing – APxI

Anand joined JMATEK in October 2006 as a Product Manager. He was appointed VP of Sales for Southeast Asia in September 2011, and was promoted to his current position in July 2013. Previously, he worked in India with leading consumer appliance and media companies. Anand holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, an Executive Diploma in Marketing Management from Nirma Institute of Management and a Diploma in Corporate Communications from Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA).

Giacomo Calzavara Managing Director – USA & Canada

Giacomo joined JMATEK in March 2012. Previously, he held multiple positions with DeLonghi for a period of 30 years in different roles including production, operations and sales. Giacomo studied Engineering in Italy and now lives in New Jersey, USA.

Ravi Melwani Senior Vice President Sales – Latin America

Ravi joined parent group of JMATEK in 1990. He transitioned full-time to JMATEK in 2013, and was promoted to his current position in April, 2015. While at Jmatek, Ravi’s achievements include opening up various new markets across the region, including, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and other Central America markets.

Nishant Kapoor Business Director-Quilo

Nishant joined JMATEK in February. His primary deliverable in this role is to build the Quilo business globally with a Direct-to-Consumer, Digital-First business model. He shall have full responsibility for all aspects of the business to deliver desired financial results. He works closely with many of our team members globally, and especially in Hong Kong and USA, to drive initiative successfully.

PuYi Associate director-Product Development & Engineering, Evaporative Air Coolers

Ravi joined parent group of JMATEK in May 2017. He will have full responsibility from concept to commercial delivery of new products and subsequent ongoing improvements during product life cycle.