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Meet the people who are conceiving and crafting the first Antara community.

As CEO of Antara Senior Living, Tara’s aim is to give a new dimension to senior living in India. With an extensive education and experience across the world, and as a keen learner throughout her journey at Max India, Tara has imbibed the values of Sevabhav, Excellence and Credibility. A natural leader, she represents the dynamic new cadre of young women entrepreneurs in India. A globetrotter, she’s deeply rooted in India by her love for family and country. A super-organized, detail-oriented perfectionist, nothing misses her eye. Tara loves travelling, reading, theatre and is always looking for new experiences.

Badar spearheads the IT function with focus on setting up the entire IT operations. He has almost 15 years of experience in Information Technology, Communications and Computer Applications. He has done has done his MBA in Information Technology and Post-Graduation and Graduation in Computer Applications, from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. In his last assignment he was associated with Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd, as Deputy General Manager – Information Technology (Corporate). Prior to this assignment, he has worked with organizations like ITC - Fortune Park Hotels Ltd, DLF Recreational Foundation and Radisson Hotel. Badar is an ardent technology enthusiast, always ready to reinvent.

Sanjay heads the Relationship Building at Antara. His key role is to showcase the Antara value proposition to the prospective residents across India and international markets. Sanjay and his team are brand ambassadors of the Antara Way of Life. He has been a part of Max family, for over 14 years and in his last role he was working as Vice President and Head – Strategic Initiatives, Max Life Insurance. A CA by qualification and a commerce graduate, Sanjay has over 27 years of experience in the area of strategic initiatives, revenue generation and Sales. Sanjay is loaded with knowledge and knows something about everything.

Ambica steers the Human Capital function of Antara, from Talent Acquisition, Rewards Management to Talent Development and Management. She also plays a strategic role in maintaining and strengthening the Antara values and culture. A graduate in Commerce with a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration from ITM, Mumbai, Ambica has previously worked for Kalpataru Constructions, Mercer Consulting and Essar group. Ambica is an approachable person who gives a fair hearing to everyone and makes sure to never let her point of view go unheard.

Renuka heads Branding & Communications function at Antara. She leads the strategic marketing communications which is focused at enhancing the Brand and maintaining its reputation. She is also responsible for defining and driving the brand to a range of stakeholders, tailoring messaging and developing marketing campaigns and activity. A Masters in International Business & Bachelor of Commerce, Renuka has worked with Mary Kay Cosmetics, The Times of India Group, American Express. You will never see Renuka without a smile on her face or without a positive approach to everything that crosses her path.

AVK spearheads all the financial aspects of Antara - Financial Planning, Funding, Operational Finance, Business Modeling and Accounting along with playing a key role in the growth and strategy of Antara as a whole. A qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience as a financial expert, AVK has earlier worked for DCL Polyesters, Mattel Toys, Ballarpur Industries, Daksh and Taj Hotels. His last venture was with Premier Inn India as the Chief Financial Officer. AVK is always ahead of the game whether it is in the numbers game or in his style quotient.

Saumyajit spearheads the Business Planning and Performance function at Antara. His key responsibilities includeBusiness Planning, Governance, Quality Management, New business initiatives and IT. Saumyajit has over 12 years of experience in the development planning sphere. With a Bachelors in Urban Planning from SPA Delhi, an MBA in Marketing & Financefrom ISB, where he was also awarded the Young Leader award, Saumyajit has previously worked at RMSI Noida and Jones Lang LaSalle, Gurgaon. He is a regular speaker at CII, ET and other industry conferences in education and senior living sectors. Calm, cool and composed, he is one person always curious to know more. At any cost!

Kenneth is a founder member of Antara Senior Living. Under his able guidance and direction, Antara has evolved as a brand while creating meaningful relationships with its future residents.He has been an integral part of the Max India Group since 2001 while being associated with Max Life Insurance as Director & Chief Distribution Officer. Kenneth has held several leadership positions with Eureka Forbes, ATCO, Modi Hoover, EasyCall and Singer International. He holds a Business Leaders Masters Programme from IIM Kolkata.A fearless leader who leads by example and makes sure everyone laughs in the process, he loves playing golf and travelling with family in his free time.

Harsh’s key role is to lead the entire project from Project Planning, Design, Procurement to Execution and Contract Management. A Masters in Finance and a Post Graduate in Engineering, Harsh has over 35 years of experience in the area of project management, real estate and execution. In his last assignment, he was associated with M3M India Limited, which is a real estate venture as Senior Vice President for Projects. Prior to this he was also associated with Landmark Landholdings Pvt. Ltd, Ramky Group and Silverline Holdings Pvt. Limited. He is a happy go lucky person with a strong hands-on technical approach to resolving day-to-day matters.

As a major support function to Projects function, Gyanendra’s key role is to lead the procurement and contracts function. A Masters in Environmental Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering and a Graduate in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee, he has over 25years of experience in the area of managing procurement, contracts and projects & planning in Construction.Gyanendra has been previously associated withGovernment of India, Umang Realty, ATS Infrastructure Ltd., Advance India Projects Ltd., Triveni Infrastructures Development Company Limited andAmbuja Urban Housing Infrastructure Ltd. The depth in his voice truly personifies the strength of his humility.

Deepa spearheads legal compliance and secretarial at Antara. An LLB from Delhi University, Associate Company Secretary from ICSI & Bachelor of Commerce, Deepa has over 14 years of experience in the area of Compliances and Legal. In her last assignment Deepa was associated with Akme Projects Limited and in this role she was working as Head – Legal and compliance. Prior to this she was associated with Hemant Sahai Associates, Dua Associates, DSK Legal, Chatterji Associates and Hindustan Lever. She is a daring futurist who can see beyond words and always finds loopholes that no one can see.

Jishnu is spearheading the entire community operations of Antara Dehradun. His key responsibilities include service delivery for residents as per Antara standards of care and excellence. Along with being a Post Graduate from the prestigious Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, Jishnu also holds a masters degree from Cornell University and is pursuing his post graduate business studies from IIM, Kolkata. He has around 18 years of experience in the area of hotel management and has previously worked with Skansa MEA, prior to which he was associated with The Oberoi Group for over 12 years, as well as The One and Only Royal Mirage and Sea Club Stella Di Mare. A happy person who spreads joy and warmth with a hospitable nature, Jishnu is always dressed to kill.

Tara Singh Vachani CEO
Badar Afaq Information Technology
Sanjay Bhatia Relationship Building
Ambica Chaturvedi Human Capital
Renuka Dudeja Brand & Communications
AVK Rao Finance & Accounts
Saumyajit Roy Business Planning & Performance
Kenneth Sannoo Community Development
Harsh Sharma Projects
Gyanendra Pratap Singh Procurement & Contracts
Deepa Sood Legal & Secretarial
Jishnu Veliath Community Operations

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