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    Raj Shekhar Agrawal - Managing Director

Mr. Agrawal is a Chartered Accountant (Ranked 6th) and a Company Secretary (Ranked 3rd).

Before helping found Pragati 47, Mr. Agrawal was the CEO of Bengal Shristi Infrastructure Development Limited, a Joint Venture between Shristi Infrastructure and the West Bengal Government.

Mr. Agrawal's professional career began in the year 1982 in ICI India (then, a subsidiary of ICI, UK) in the Explosives Business followed by Corporate Finance. This was followed by an assignment as the Business Manager (preceded by a stint as Company Secretary & Finance Manager) in a Joint Venture between ICI, UK and Nalco Chemical Company, USA. In 1991, Mr. Agrawal moved to Bangkok where he was the Vice President of Lupin Chemicals Thailand Ltd. (a subsidiary of Lupin Laboratories) and contributed significantly to turning around the Company to attain profitability from losses of US$ 1.2 million, within a year. This assignment was followed by 3 years as the Managing Director of Suretex Ltd., a Group of Companies in Bangkok with 1500 employees and a sales turnover of US$ 40 million. Yet again, his significant contributions included attaining profitability within 1 year, expanding manufacturing facilities into India and South Africa, placing US$ 3 million equity at a premium as well as earning an ISO 9002 from BVQI for 3 of the business units. Mr. Agrawal moved back to India in the year 1997 and was the Promoter & Managing Director of an innovative Information Technology organization at Bangalore with sales approaching US$ 1 million.

He was, until recently, Chairman of Calcutta International School (2002 - 2004). He has also held the office of President - Bangalore International School (1998-2001).
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