ADVISORS

Sandeep Dhar
Advisory Board Member
With over two decades of experience in Retail, Retail Banking, Business Operations and IT Consulting in companies across the globe, Sandeep Dhar has a successful track record in entrepreneurship and management. An alum of The Wharton School of Business, Sandeep has a long and proven track record with marquee names like Citibank, ABN Amro, Sapient, and Mphasis. Till recently as the CEO of Tesco HSC, Sandeep was the architect of TESCO’s roadmap to being the next generation e-commerce marketplace. Currently, Sandeep is sharing his deep domain expertise strategy, digitization & automation, and operations scaling as a Management Consultant. His work mantra is to understand and cater to diverse perspectives- an approach that has held him in good stead across stints. We at Baghirathi are thrilled to have him guide and mentor us.
Kallol Pal
Technology Advisor & Chief Technology Architect
Our Technology architects are extremely good at what they do, and if you’ve spent this much time on our website, you know that’s true! Kallol Pal always wanted to only teach. Now, as the brains behind Baghirathi's great strides in integrating technology with transportation, Kallol is surely teaching us what cutting-edge feels like. With degrees from BITS Pilani to back him up and a plethora of ambitious projects underway, he’s surely enjoying the ride!

CORE TEAM

Mahesh Hariharan
Founder - CEO
Three words define our Founder- CEO, Mahesh Hariharan’s world- integrity, adaptability and loyalty. Indeed, these three deeply ingrained attributes have held this London Business School graduate in good stead both in his professional and personal life. He started Baghirathi with a simple idea- of making logistics in India hassle free and dependable. If not for logistics, Mahesh would have chalked a super successful career in sports management. Mahesh cherishes the moments he gets to spend with family, and is grateful for the fact that he could be right beside his wife when their two children were born.
Neil Michael Joseph
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Neil Joseph, our Co-Founder and Joint CEO adds a super green thumb to Baghirathi. After a short stint with PepsiCo, he couldn’t hold down the entrepreneur in him anymore and there has been no looking back ever since! Is it any surprise then that Baghirathi is a way of life for him? Supremely honest and always lending a helping hand, Neil drives the Carbon-Neutral mission with multiple initiatives. Perhaps, if life had other plans, he’d have become a sports manager. A cricket fan, weekends find him playing a game with his sons.
Ram
Chief Operating Officer
Our Chief Operating Officer hails from God’s Own Country. With a Master’s degree from Madras Christian College and a very competitive edge, Ram loves reading in his downtime and would probably have become an anthropologist if not an operations guy! Ram always has one eye on technology for the simple fact that it connects people and he strives to bring new tech practices into Baghirathi. Optimism and perseverance define this man who looks to his organization for both professional and personal growth.
Rajesh Ravindranathan
CFO
Rajesh Ravindranathan, our group CFO hails from a small town in Kerala and believes that in all his global stints, his deep-rooted values have held him in good stead. He is a graduate in Physics and has gone on to become a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers UK. With stints in Qatar, Botswana, and Cochin, he has a keen understanding of financial compliance in global markets. At Baghirathi, he embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that drives all of us to do better each day.
Anthony Vincent
Director Finance
Our Finance Director Vincent is a banker at his core, with over 37 years of experience in Forex, Credit, Treasury Management and Human Resource Development. Talk about being multifaceted! Quite surprising then, the fact that his physical education coach had to ask him to pay attention to his studies! Efficient and trustworthy, Vincent doesn’t believe in scaling the corporate ladder alone- instead, he takes along as many worthy people as he can. To him, Baghirathi is an organization that respects each person’s personal and professional aspirations, and we agree!
Saravanan
Head - Projects, IT Implementation & Contracts
Saravanan is our Head of Projects, IT Implementation and Contracts. With twenty-three years of experience in business processes(23 years in Real Estate & Facilities including 5 years in BPO), he adds immense practical experience to our team at Baghirathi. He takes care of all new Projects, Process Automation, Contracts and Budgeting in Baghirathi. A daring individual, if there was one, Saravanan would move to Brazil in a jiffy if he could. The abolition of child labour and equal opportunity for all children is a cause he cares deeply about.
Aakash Neeraj Mittal
Business Analyst
Remember the guy who sold himself on Flipkart to get a job with them? Well, Aakash Mittal is with us now! This true blue Dilliwala with degrees from IIT Kharagpur is not what we’d call conventional. Tech savvy to the core and always looking for ways to integrate technology and work, our youngest teammate is not to be taken lightly. When we need a breath of fresh air, we look to Aakash and his skills in Operations Research and Planning. So what would he be doing if he wasn’t enjoying working with us so much? Writing scripts for movies of course!
Vishal Ponnappa
Senior Manager - Operations
Our senior manager for operations enjoys the outdoors. This boy from the Nilgiris loves Coorg as much as he loves Bangalore but his second home is the quaint homestay, Woodland Bungalow, he runs in Coorg. It is only natural then that the cause he cares most about is the environment and sustainability. At Baghirathi, we leverage his enthusiasm, passion for process and adventurous streak to come up with innovative offerings.
Srinivas
Head - School Logistics
Srinivas, our Head of School Logistics, is a hipster at heart. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” best describes the life mantra of this seasoned professional who only ever got into engineering because he couldn’t become a doctor. With over nineteen years of industry experience, Srinivas is the very definition of professionalism and care, which is why we could trust him with our school buses so confidently! Someday, he hopes to head back to the villages and become a farmer. His weekends are dedicated to his wife and daughter, two beautiful examples of what love and perseverance can do.
Joseph I
Head – Corporate Logistics
There is perhaps no professional who takes his work life as seriously as Joe. Joseph joined us in the year 2004 and ever since, his knowledge of the mechanical and automobile industries has been unparalleled. A man with deeply rooted values and a healthy respect for friends and fun, Joe comes from the Kolar Gold Fields and is deeply attached to his origins. A specialist in the fields of procurement and operations, his decade long association with us has been nothing short of beautiful. Is it any surprise then, that he describes Baghirathi as his very life!
Suresh J P
Cluster Head – Corporate Logistics
For Suresh, Baghirathi is family, an emotion that so many of our people echo! Our Head of Unit Logistics has been with us for over a decade and boasts of a keen entrepreneurial insight into business. Deeply rooted ethics define him as a person and a professional. This family man with two adorable sons was born in Kolar Gold Fields and knows the simple pleasures of living in a closely-knit community, a value he brings to the table every day. Efficient, organized and logical, there’s a reason our school buses are never late, and we call that reason JP Suresh.
Commander Vinod Kumar
Head – HR & Admin
Commander Vinod Kumar is our Head of HR & Administration. Coming from a defence background with not one but three degrees; from National Defence Academy in Pune, Defence Services Staff College Wellington and Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru. An adventure junkie and a free spirit, he once lost his way on a trekking expedition and lived in the wild until the locals came along and helped him out. Education, especially of young children, is a cause close to his heart. A sincere manager with the discipline of a defence guy, he runs a taut ship.
Sutapa Pal
Technology Architect
Sutapa Pal hails from Bengal but is also a child of the hills, having studied in Ooty. So that’s where all her creativity comes from! She passionately drives our technology advances, making sure we are miles ahead of the pack. It’s no surprise then that she loves trekking and gardening, a couple of hobbies she picked up in the misty Nilgiris. Honest, hardworking and always putting the user needs first, Sutapa echoes many values we at Baghirathi believe.