The Avalon’s ship is guided by experienced leaders.
With our collective cross industry experience in the vertically integrated manufacturing industry, our executive leadership and board of directors, bring together the knowledge and expertise to support our teams and customers.
Bicha has been pivotal in the establishment of Avalon and has served as our guiding light for over 3 decades. A distinguished philanthropist, he holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Kerala, India.
Board of Directors
Chairman and Managing Director
KB is one of the Promoters and currently the Chairman and Managing Director of our Company. He co-founded Sienna and currently serves as its chief executive officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from PSG College of Technology and a master’s degree in science (industrial engineering) from Wichita State University. He has been associated with our Company since its incorporation. He was awarded the “CII Connect 2017 Award for Entrepreneur of the year (Manufacturing)” by the Confederation of Indian Industry
Bhaskar is one of the Promoters and currently the Non-executive Director of our Company. He co-founded Sienna and currently serves as its president. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Annamalai University, a master’s degree in business administration from Cochin University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree in science (industrial engineering) from Wichita State University. He has been associated with our Company since its incorporation. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Applied Materials, Inc.
Sareday Seshu Kumar is the Non-executive Director of our Company. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in arts from Osmania University and participated in the accelarated management programme conducted by Indian School of Business and was awarded the “Best Project Presentation” during the course of the said programme. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Emantras Interactive Technologies Private Limited as its founder and chief executive officer.
Luqman is the Non-executive Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology (branch II mechanical engineering) from University of Calicut. He has been associated with our Company since March 3, 2017. He has been the legal partner and the managing director at Dhafir Technologies LLC, United Arab Emirates since its establishment in 1970.
Ram is the Independent Director of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from University of Chicago. He has been serving as the managing director of IP Rings Limited since 2010.
Chandar is the Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from PSG College of Technology. He is currently serving as the chief marketing officer of Coupa Software Incorporated. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Badgeville, Inc. and Marketo, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, Eztap Mobile Solutions, Ex- CFO-Intel India
Byas Unnikrishnan Nambisan is the Independent Director of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in science (industrial administration) from Carnegie-Mellon University. He’s currently the director on the board of Ezetap Mobile Solutions Private Limited (“Ezetap”) and has been assoicated with Ezetap since June 2014.
Nandita is currently the Chief Partnership Officer of GUS Global Services Limited, a player in the Education Industry. Her prior experience includes stints at Pearl Academy in leadership positions such as Associate Professor, Executive Vice – President and Chief Executive Officer. She brings with her close to 30 years of experience in General Management covering the areas of marketing, international business and institution building. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Joseph College, Bangalore, and a master's degree in Textile – Tech, (Product Development) from the University of Thomas Jefferson, Philadelphia, US.
Our Executive Team
Chief Operating Officer US Operations
Michael Robinson is the chief operating officer of Sienna and is responsible for overall operations of the manufacturing business in the USA. He joined Sienna on December 15, 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, USA. He has several years of experience in managing global operations, design and development. Prior to joining Sienna, he was associated with Motorola Inc. and as executive vice president and chief operating officer with Wconect, LLC. He co-invented “Battery Identification Apparatus” and “Weldless Battery Pack”, for which patent registrations have been obtained in the USA.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Shriram Vijayaraghavan is a Chief Operating Officer ("COO") of our Company and is responsible to operationalize the strategic goals that the Company has set for itself. He joined our Company on October 18th 2023. He holds a BE (Mechanical) degree from SVCE (Anna University), an MS (Mechanical) from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and rounded off his education with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Shriram's well-rounded experience in consulting, engineering research, export, and manufacturing will bring immense value to Avalon as we aim to establish ourselves as a distinctive player in the Electronic Manufacturing Services industry. He is a distinguished leader in the mobility industry with over 15 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing. His previous role as President at Wheels India was pivotal in the expansion of their manufacturing facility and in vastly growing their export presence. Prior to that, he held key positions as Vice President at Hertz Corporation (USA), Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co (USA), and contributed to research at Caterpillar Inc and the University of Michigan. He also holds Board seat at Sundaram Composite Structures Private Limited (India) and Mind Srl (Italy).
R M Subramanian
Chief Financial Officer
R M Subramanian is the Chief Financial Officer of our Company and is responsible for the financial functions of our Company and Subsidiaries. He joined our Company on August 2, 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science and a post graduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has several years of experience in the financial and accounting functions. Prior to joining the Company, he was associated with A.F. Ferguson & Co as a consultant, Cairn Energy India Pty Limited as general manager-group treasury, Greenstar Fertilizers Limited as chief financial officer, Essar Oil Limited as vice president-finance, Sembcorp India Private Limited as vice president-finance and Chemplast Cuddalore Vinyls Limited as deputy managing director-treasury.
Vice President India Operations
Kesavan P is the vice president - operations of our Company. He joined our Company on May 1, 2000. He completed his higher secondary course in vocational education and attended first year of diploma course in telecommunication from MEI Polytechnic, Bengaluru. He has several years of experience in the electronics manufacturing services sector. Prior to joining the Company, he was associated with Quest Smartech Private Limited as senior factory manager, Texmaco Micro Indo Utama as SMT consultant where he was instrumental in establishing the SMT process and training of staff in various manufacturing processes, Quest Technology, Sun Fibre Optics Private Limited as senior engineer, MiniCircuits Limited, and Talent Packaging Industries.
Vice President Business Development
Shamil Bicha is the vice president – business development of our Company. He joined our Company on July 2, 2002 and is responsible for overall sales, business development, and marketing in the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (branch II) from University of Madras. He has several years of experience in sales, marketing and business development. Prior to joining the Company, he was associated with Applied Materials, Inc.
Vice President Corporate Strategy
Arjun Balakrishnan is the vice president – operations of ATSPL and is responsible for the operations of the metals, aerospace and plastics division of our Company. He joined ATSPL on December 1, 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (production) from Bharathiar University, a master’s degree in science (engineering) from University of Texas, USA and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. He has several years of experience in the various functions including operation management in manufacturing sector, quality management and general administration. Prior to joining the Company, he was associated with the Holm Industries as manager-international business and productivity, GE Power Controls India Limited as director-quality and Panasonic India Private Limited as director-external affairs.
Harold Frederick Schilb III
Vice President Business Development
Harold Frederick Schilb III is the vice president – business development of Sienna and leads the sales function of Sienna. He joined Sienna on December 2, 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science (electrical engineering) from Northeastern University, Massachusetts, USA and a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA. He has over several years of experience in the field of sales and marketing. Prior to joining the Company, he was associated with Dwfritz Automation, LLC, Celestica Corporation, Electri-Cord Manufacturing Co, IEC Electronics Corp, Industrial Electronics Services Inc, Plexus Corp and Solectron.
VP & Head of PCB & Semi Conductor Engineering
O J Sathish is the chief executive officer of Sienna ECAD and heads the design and development division of Sienna ECAD. He joined Sienna ECAD on September 10, 1997. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (electronics and instrumentation) and a post graduate diploma in operations management. He has several years of experience in the various fields including designing and development of printed circuit boards, marketing and quality management. Prior to joining the Company, he was associated with Alpha-Imager Private Limited as manager-systems.
Vice President Design & NPI
Savita R Ganjigatti is the vice president - engineering at Sienna ECAD and heads the printed circuit board design and analysis team. She joined Sienna ECAD on September 7, 1997. She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (electronics and communication) and a master’s degree in technology (digital communication and networking), from Visvesvaraya Technology University, Belgaum. She has several years of experience in various functions including layout engineering and providing solutions for complex printed circuit board designs. Prior to joining the Company, she was associated with Karnataka Telecom Limited as technician and Alpha-Imager Private Limited as CAD designer. She is a member of the Thought Leadership Programme of IPC Design, USA.