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Ravi Puravankara
Chairman and Managing Director, Puravankara Group
Chairman and Founder Director, Provident Housing Limited.

Ravi Puravankara has been associated with the real estate sector since 1975 and has been involved in several real estate ventures. He is the promoter of the Puravankara Group. He was the president of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), Indian Chapter, Paris. He is the driving force behind the Puravankara Group's initiatives. He has over 35 years of experience in the field of real estate and development. Under his leadership the Group has forayed into premium affordable housing to enable to fulfill the dreams of owning a home by the Indian middle class.

Ashish Puravankara
Joint Managing Director, Puravankara Group, Founder Director, Provident Housing Limited.
Ashish Purvavankara holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Virginia State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Company. He has over 10 years of experience in the field of real estate. He has been responsible for the identification of opportunities for the Puravankara Group and has also been instrumental in implementing best construction practices by the acquisition of new materials and focusing on technology as a means to achieve quality construction.

Nani R. Choksey
Deputy Managing Director, Puravankara Group, Founder Director, Provident Housing Limited.
Nani R. Choksey has over 35 years of experience in the real estate development, construction and finance sectors. He has been associated with the Puravankara Group since its inception in 1975. He played a pivotal role in the growth of the Group. He has been actively involved in all projects of our Company.

Jackbastian K. Nazareth
Chief Executive Officer, Puravankara Group
Jackbastian Nazareth holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Goa Institute of Management and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the Karnataka University. He has over 21 years of experience in real estate development, corporate affairs, financial management and civil engineering consultancy. He is actively involved in the operations of the Company which include the detailed project conceptualization, design, sales, marketing and finance functions. Earlier, he has served as an Executive Director of Sobha Developers Limited. His other major assignments include as the Director - Sales of TSI Ventures Private Limited, and subsequently as the Managing Director- Head Sales and Marketing of Tishman Speyer India Private Limited.

Vasudevan Madhu
Managing Director, Provident Housing Limited.
V. Madhu, is an I.A.S. (Retd.) Officer, with about 33 years in Government of Karnataka. He started his career at Baba Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai for about 3 years, before serving the Government of Karnataka as I.A.S. Officer. Madhu brings the expertise in the field of infrastructure to the table. He was in charge of guiding and implementation of a number of projects taken on PPP in the transportation sector – Airports, High Speed Rail to Airport, Monorail Systems, Ports, Food Parks, Roads, Industrial Estates and Railway Projects and Gas Pipeline. He was instrumental in identifying critical gaps in the sector and ensured that he build new capacities in the governance structure to manage large PPP projects.

Anup S Shah
Independent Director, Provident Housing Limited.
Anup S Shah graduated with a Bachelor's degree in commerce from H.R. College in Mumbai and a Bachelor's degree in law from Government Law College, Mumbai. He has over 30 years of experience in the legal field. His areas of expertise include commercial and property due diligence, corporate and commercial litigation, property related issues, land laws, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He also answers readers' queries through "Legal Eagle", a weekly article in The Times of India, Bangalore. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Puravankara Projects Limited and Sobha Developers Limited. He has been an independent director on our Board since 6 May 2011.