Global Leadership Team

Naresh Kumra
President & Chief Executive Officer

Naresh joined JMATEK in 2013 through a management buy-in. 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).

Chandan Jain
Chief Financial Officer

Sanjay co-founded JMATEK Group in 2007, and led it as CEO for over 5 years. In 2013, Sanjay stepped back from day-to-day operations and transitioned to Vice Chairman role. Previously, Sanjay was VP of Business Development at Alibaba.com in its early days. Sanjay started his career with McKinsey & Company in India and also worked with the family trading business, Oriental American Jaima, in Hong Kong.

Sanjay has an undergraduate degree from University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia University in New York. In September 2013, Sanjay was awarded the “Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award” by Enterprise Asia for his leadership in building JMATEK into a global leader in home comfort and energy efficiency. Sanjay is a Board Member of the social service organization “Running to Stop the Traffik”, and is an advisor to and investor in several startups.

Gaurav Tejpal
Joint Managing Director – North America

Gaurav joined JMATEK in December 2013 as the AVP – Sales & Marketing Promotions. He was promoted as “VP – Global Supply Chain & Sales Operations” in Aug 2014, appointed “Vice President – Business Development and Strategic Global Initiatives” in Nov 2017 and Joint MD – North America in Jan 2019. Previously, Gaurav worked with Belden Inc., (an NYSE listed company) in various sales and marketing roles across Asia Pacific. 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.

Ravi Melwani
Senior Vice President Sales - Latin America

Ravi joined JMATEK in 1990. His achievements include opening-up and establishing the group’s market in Chile, Argentina, and Mexico before restructuring into distributor-focused strategy today. Ravi developed strong partner relationships with distributors in previous markets and also new markets in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and other Central America markets. He is a founding employee of the company.

Anand Vyas
Senior Vice President Sales - Asia Pacific

Anand joined JMATEK in October 2006 as a product manager and was appointed Vice President of Sales for Southeast Asia in September 2011. Previously, he worked in India with Symphony, Reed Elsevier, UTV and the Indian Express Group. Mr. Vyas 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).

Pu Yi
Associate Director-Product Development & Engineering, Evaporative Air Coolers

PuYI joined parent group of JMATEK in May 2017. He oversees development from concept to commercial delivery of new products and subsequent ongoing improvements during product life cycle.

Thomas Lam
Vice President - Global Operations

Thomas Lam joined JMATEK in 2020 with over 27-year experience in engineering, product development, business development, manufacturing operations and quality.

Previously, Thomas worked with Techtronic Industries (TTI) for ~14 years in two different stints. He held various roles such as Director – Product Development, Senior Manager – Business Development, GM – OEM Manufacturing, GM – New Product Development, and most recently, Quality Director. He has also worked with Johnson Electric and Oreck Management Consulting Company. Thomas has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management and MBA, all from The University of Hong Kong.

Manu Nanda
Managing Director – India, Middle East, Africa

Manu joined Jmatek in 2020 with over 20-year experience in sales, marketing, growth strategy and P&L management. Prior to joining JMATEK, Manu was President & MD – India at Meyer, world’s second largest durables manufacturer. Previously, Manu was the President & MD of Wacom. Manu also brings rich experience from his stints at Samsung, Salora, Agfa and Kodak. Manu has a B.E. in Electronics, Masters in Marketing and Ph.D. in Marketing. He has also completed coursework at IIM Calcutta, NUS Singapore and a Lean Six Sigma training at QAI.