Mr Vinod Guraddi, aged 46 is an engineer by profession and is an expert in the field of wine making. Mr. Vinod is a member of the Infrastructure Committee of the Indian Grape Processing Board, (a board set up under the Ministry of Food Processing, Govt. of India). He is also an academic council member of the University of Horticultural Sciences, Karnataka. He has travelled extensively in the Europe and other wine making regions of the world and had the opportunity to be familiar with the latest wine making techniques and garner valuable experience in the wine industry. He also have project management experience in various other industries like food and beverages, Power plants, Cement & Petrochemical Industries in India and abroad.
Since inception, he along with a team of professional managers who have individual experience in the field of grape cultivation, wine making, finance management and sales & marketing is leading the company striving towards the best vintage wine producer using ancient voyages to Vinland techniques and adopting the most efficient engineering practices. He is fascinated by the opportunity to serve the native farmers and contribute to the mankind by an environment friendly winery operations.
Mr. Sabu George , aged 58 years, holds a bachelors degree in Chemistry and also holds a diploma in Business Administration. He has over 35 years of experience in Banking and Finance and worked in senior positions in number of Banks and Corporates in the GCC region. George is one of the founder shareholders of Elite and is fully involved in the successful turnaround of Elite. He is directly involved in the Corporate Governance and policy decisions on corporate affairs, Public Affairs, Industry Affairs and Corporate Marketing. His strategic leadership provides the vision and direction for the growth and success of Elite.
Mr. Philips John, aged 56 years, holds a bachelors degree in Commerce and is a post graduate in Business Administration. He also holds a diploma in Management Accounting. He is one of the founding shareholder and act as director with overall oversight over finance, accounts, audit and MIS. He has an extensive background and experience in Finance, Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Restructuring Operations, Export Marketing, International Business Relations, Collaborations and Joint Ventures. Prior to joining Elite group he has worked with various renowned corporate in India and abroad.
Mr. Soly Mathew, aged 51 years holds a bachelors degree in Commerce and is a Chartered Financial Analyst – CFA. He is a seasoned banker with over 30 years of experience in domestic banking, capital market and international banking. He is currently working in a leading Commercial Bank in GCC, holding a senior management position. He associated with Elite over the last 2 years and involved in strategic planning, budget and overall oversight in the operations of the company.
Mr. C. Joseph, aged 50 years, holds a masters degree in Commerce and is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost Works Accountants of India. He also holds a diploma in Agriculture management. He joined management team in 2010 and later became a Director of Elite. He is overall responsible for policy decisions on production of premium wines and cultivation of company’s large scale vineyards through a scientific and forward thinking approach.