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Management Team

A successful enterprise is driven by its talented team of people, at the helm of which lie its strategists and thinkers. Our strong work ethic and entrepreneurial skills are supported by our owner-manager culture where each business is CEO-led and supported by a team of professionals. The ICS vision is thus guided by its diverse and experienced management team, whose collective strengths and business acumen are directed towards a common goal: that of creating value for our stakeholders.

Mr. Deepak Premnarayen

Executive Chairman & Founder, ICS Group

Mr. Deepak Premnarayen is the Executive Chairman and founder of ICS Group, a real estate, asset management and financial services company that is headquartered in Mumbai and is involved in executing projects across India and Africa. He has a diverse career spanning four decades across the Indian corporate sector and has been following his entrepreneurial aspirations since 1995.

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Kunal Premnarayen

Group CEO and Board Member, ICS Group

As CEO of the ICS Group, Kunal is strategically involved in the real estate businesses and has played an important role in laying the foundation of the various Group companies. He holds a BA degree from Wake Forest University (USA) and has worked with Merrill Lynch and Lucent Technologies (USA).

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Deep Kantawala

Group CFO and Board Member, Pioneer Property Zone

Deep is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a professional diploma from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom (RICS). He has been with the ICS Group for more than 17 years, wherein he has managed several businesses, new initiatives

 

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Biswabhushan Beura

Director, Bentel Associates

Bhushan leads the Indian operations of Bentel Associates and has spearheaded several prestigious projects for them, including South City Mall (Kolkata), Oberoi Mall (Mumbai), Inorbit Mall (Mumbai) and UB City (Bangalore), among others.

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Zubin Cooper

Principal Design Director

Zubin has over two decades of experience in the architecture and real estate development sector and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the design and development of urban planning, mixed-use, hospitality and retail projects.


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Arvind Mayar

CEO, Secure Parking Solutions, India

Arvind has twenty five years of experience in wholesale and retail of goods and services in Indian and international markets. He has spent five years in real estate construction and in the development of commercial and residential complexes (including parking management).

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Ian Watt

Director and Board Member, Pioneer Property Zone

A Director and mentor at Pioneer Property Zone, Ian has had a career spanning over four decades with Old Mutual Investment Group Property Investments (OMIGPI), South Africa, where he retired as a Director. His projects have won prestigious global awards from organisations

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Najeeb Kunil

Executive Director, Pioneer Property Zone

A graduate from Mumbai University with a business program from the University of Michigan and IIM-A, Najeeb has over 18 years of experience in the real estate sector. Over the years, Najeeb has been actively involved in closure of multiple transactions in the property segment.

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Gautam Vaswani

Executive Director, Pioneer Property Zone

An MBA from NMIMS, Gautam has over 20 years of experience. He is involved in securing projects from the investment stage to mall management pan India. Gautam’s excellent stake holder management and networking skills gives PPZ the edge to succeed and execute projects effectively.

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Akhil Behl

CEO, Ayana Hospitality

Akhil is the CEO and co-founder of Ayana Hospitality. He has been involved in conceiving and conceptualising luxury eco-lodges projects in Kanha and Pench National Park. His experience at Mantis Properties has enabled him to understand the critical aspects of delivering a luxury boutique experience.

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Mr. Deepak Premnarayen

Executive Chairman & Founder, ICS Group

Mr. Deepak Premnarayen is the Executive Chairman and founder of ICS Group, a real estate, asset management and financial services company that is headquartered in Mumbai and is involved in executing projects across India and Africa. He has a diverse career spanning four decades across the Indian corporate sector and has been following his entrepreneurial aspirations since 1995.

Mr. Premnarayen is on the board of FirstRand Limited, the No.1 financial services group from South Africa listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He is also a member of FirstRand’s Directors’ Affairs and Governance Committee and the Chairman of FirstRand Bank India Advisory Board. His other Directorships include TATA International, TATA Africa Holdings (SA) Proprietary Ltd., Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited, Triangle Real Estate India Fund LLC, a FDI compliant fund for India raised in conjunction with Old Mutual Property in South Africa (listed on the Mauritius Stock Exchange) and Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd. (listed in India & AIMS in UK).

Memberships – Currently the President of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a Committee member of All India Management Association (AIMA), he is also the Convenor of the India-South Africa CEOs forum and Chair of CII National Committee on Nordic countries. Apart from these, Mr. Premnarayen is a member of CII’s National Council and Committees for Banking, Public Policy, Financial Inclusion and Services and Task Force on Employment Generation and CII International Council 2016-17. He has led CII’s business delegations to Libya, Norway and Sweden in 2014.

In June 2014, Mr. Premnarayen was conferred the 'Indian Business Leader of the Year' award by ‘Horasis Global India Business Meet’ at Liverpool, UK.

Kunal Premnarayen

Group CEO and Board Member, ICS Group

As CEO of the ICS Group, Kunal is strategically involved in the real estate businesses and has played an important role in laying the foundation of the various Group companies. He holds a BA degree from Wake Forest University (USA) and has worked with Merrill Lynch and Lucent Technologies (USA) before his return to India. Kunal’s extensive knowledge regarding best practices of international organisations has enabled him to develop the core leadership team and develop long-term strategies for the business. He has introduced dynamic developments in the asset management business.

Kunal is a member of the CII-Real Estate National Committee, CII India-Africa Committee and also serves as a Director on the AMC Board of Triangle Real Estate India Fund LLC, Mauritius.

He is also a member of the CII Africa Committee.

Deep Kantawala

Group CFO and Board Member, Pioneer Property Zone

Deep is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a professional diploma from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom (RICS). He has been with the ICS Group for more than 17 years, wherein he has managed several businesses, new initiatives and the legal portfolio of the Group.

Over the years, Deep has specialised in structuring cross-border transactions and risk management. In addition to his responsibilities as CFO, Deep also heads the Group’s asset management business. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bombay Chartered Accountants Society and is an eminent member of RICS.

Anand Sundaram

CEO, Pioneer Property Zone

Anand brings with him immense domain experience spread over two and a half decades. He started his career in the hospitality industry, but over the years gained significant experience in the retail sector. Prior to joining Pioneer Property Zone, he was with Phoenix Market City as Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for launching, creating and operating their retail led developments across the country. Previously, Anand has worked with Inorbit Malls, managing their malls portfolio and handling strategy development for the new assets.

Anand holds a Commerce degree from Delhi University and an MBA from the University of Durham Business School, UK.

Ian Watt

Director and Board Member, Pioneer Property Zone

A Director and mentor at Pioneer Property Zone, Ian has had a career spanning over four decades with Old Mutual Investment Group Property Investments (OMIGPI), South Africa, where he retired as a Director. His projects have won prestigious global awards from organisations like the International Council of Shopping Centres and the International Real Estate Federation. He has served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Global Real Estate Institute and was the Chairman of the 2005 World Summit hosted by the ICSC in Istanbul, Turkey.

Najeeb Kunil

Executive Director, Pioneer Property Zone

A graduate from Mumbai University with a business program from the University of Michigan and IIM-A, Najeeb has over 18 years of experience in the real estate sector. Over the years, Najeeb has been actively involved in closure of multiple transactions in the property segment. He has in-depth knowledge on the local markets, demographics and an extensive network with leading developers, land owners and national retailers.

Gautam Vaswani

Executive Director, Pioneer Property Zone

An MBA from NMIMS, Gautam has over 20 years of experience. He is involved in securing projects from the investment stage to mall management pan India. Gautam’s excellent stake holder management and networking skills gives PPZ the edge to succeed and execute projects effectively. Prior to PPZ he worked for an infrastructure company where he secured multi-million dollar deals across the country.

Zubin Cooper

Principal Design Director

Zubin has over two decades of experience in the architecture and real estate development sector and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the design and development of urban planning, mixed-use, hospitality and retail projects.

Previously Zubin has worked with prestigious architectural firms such as SOM and RTKL both as an Architect and Urban Designer. Now based in Mumbai with Bentel Associates, Zubin looks forward to being a part of India's exciting future, growing the Architectural business and delivering creative designs across Bentel’s offices in South Africa and in India.

Zubin is a graduate from Oxford Brookes University as an Architect and Urban Designer. He is also an active member of the RIBA and a visiting lecturer at Oxford.

Biswabhushan Beura

Director, Bentel India

Bhushan leads the Indian operations of Bentel Associates and has spearheaded several prestigious projects for them, including South City Mall (Kolkata), Oberoi Mall (Mumbai), Inorbit Mall (Mumbai) and UB City (Bangalore), among others. A B.Arch (specialisation in construction management) from NIT, Bhopal, he has about two decades of experience in the architecture business and was previously with RACPL, Mumbai.

Arvind Mayar

CEO, Secure Parking Solutions, India

Arvind has twenty five years of experience in wholesale and retail of goods and services in Indian and international markets. He has spent five years in real estate construction and in the development of commercial and residential complexes (including parking management). Arvind is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology and holds a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management.

Akhil Behl

CEO, Ayana Hospitality

Akhil is the CEO and co-founder of Ayana Hospitality. He has been involved in conceiving and conceptualising luxury eco-lodges projects in Kanha and Pench National Park. His experience at Mantis Properties has enabled him to understand the critical aspects of delivering a luxury boutique experience.

Prior to this, Akhil was instrumental in building Avendus Capital’s M&S and private equity syndication practice in the life sciences sector. Akhil has also worked as a Senior Associate of Grail Partners (London) and Berkshire Capital (New York).

Akhil graduated from Trinity College (USA) and completed his MBA at INSEAD (France/Singapore)