BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ashok Vithlani CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN ashokvithlani@polad.net Connect with Ashok Vithlani

Director for Polad Group of Companies

Ashok Vithlani has spent an impressive 40 years in the industry, finding his way through the ladders up to the top. Having started off as a selling agent for a variety of products, his hard work and dexterity earned him the CEO position of Rasna, a highly popular soft drink concentrate in India. The marvels of Rasna and its expansion from being a local brand to having existed in the conscience of the national and international masses have all been through the strategic finesse of Ashok. He has been instrumental in launching marketing communications plans for different consumer products and brands. Today, he is an eminent speaker and many premier business institutes employ his esteemed services to let their students learn the ropes of marketing communications and branding. He is on board of several companies and consults various national and international organisations.

Amit Somaiya CO-FOUNDER AND CEO asomaiya@imspeople.com Connect with Amit Somaiya

‘Protean’ is how you can best define Amit Somaiya. With interest, experience and expertise in an assortment of different fields of business, he has made his presence felt quite considerably through the course of his stay in the industry. Most part of his 15 years experience has been spent in planning and designing of marketing strategies. A variety of modern day organisations and start ups can thank Amit for his adroitness in driving foreign direct investment into such firms. He also has rich experience in setting up of direct marketing, tele marketing, and customer care and customer relationship management centers. Having trained more than 500 executives at middle and senior level management for leading companies, Amit can also boast of his penchant and skill in core HR functions, especially the recruitment process.

Spencer Wreford Director wrefords@empresaria.com

Director,
Empresaria Group Plc UK

Spencer was appointed the Chief Executive Officer in May 2018. He has been with Empresaria for eight years, during which time he has gained a deep understanding of the Group and has worked closely with the operating companies on a wide range of financial and operational matters. He joined as a Group Finance Director, before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer in September 2017. Prior to joining Empresaria, Spencer worked in senior finance roles, particularly with international businesses in the services sector. He joined Empresaria from BPP Group, where he was the Finance Director of the BPP Professional Education division, a provider of international professional training. Prior to this he spent eight years at ITE Group Plc, the international conference and exhibition organising group, as Deputy Finance Director, during which time he also spent six months as Acting Group Finance Director. Spencer is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, qualifying with Arthur Andersen.