Senior Management

Mr. Bhaskar Bhat
Managing Director

Bhaskar Bhat assumed the position of Managing Director of Titan Company Limited on 1st April 2002.

He is a B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) degree holder of IIT - Madras, and a post graduate diploma holder in Management from IIM – Ahmedabad, India.

Most of Bhaskar's working experience has been in Sales & Marketing. Having started his career as a management trainee with Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. in 1983 he moved on after 5 years and joined the Tata Watch Project (initiated at Tata Press Ltd.)

Since 1983 Bhaskar has been associated with the Tata Watch Project, later to become Titan Watches Ltd., and now Titan Company Ltd. At Titan, Bhaskar dealt with Sales & Marketing, HR, International Business and various general managerial assignments.

Bhaskar is a member of the Governing Council at the T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal and the SDM Institute of Management and Development, Mysore.

He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Madras in 2008.

Mr. C K Venkataraman
Chief Executive Officer - Jewellery

Venkataraman has headed the Jewellery Division since January 2005. He is a post graduate diploma holder in Management from IIM-Ahmedabad. Venkataraman joined Titan Company Limited in 1990, and worked in the Advertising and Marketing functions before becoming the Head of Sales & Marketing for the Titan brand in 2003.

Mr. S Ravi Kant
Chief Executive Officer - Watches & Accessories & EVP Corporate Communications

Ravi heads the Watches & Accessories business of the Company as its CEO and Executive Vice President. He also handles the additional responsibility of leading Corporate Communications for the Company.

Ravi completed his Masters in Business Management from FMS Delhi in 1982 and started his career with HCL, handling different sales and marketing responsibilities. He joined Titan in 1988 as Head- Direct Marketing and moved on to head Retailing, followed by Exports and also set up the watch assembly plant in Dehradun as Project Leader. Till 2005 Ravi managed the Middle East and Africa operations for watches, jewellery and fragrances as M.D. of Titan International (ME), based at Dubai. He subsequently moved back to the Company headquarters at Bangalore and took over the International Business Division – managing both businesses – watches and jewellery in over 25 countries. Ravi then moved to set up a new business of the Company as CEO-Eyewear and established Titan Eye Plus as a national chain of optical stores backed by a state-of-the-art lens manufacturing facility. He took over the watches business in 2015.

Mr. Ronnie Talati
Chief Executive Officer- Eyewear

Ronnie is a B.Com, LLB from the Bombay University. He is a sports and fitness enthusiast and joined Tata Press in 1976. Ten years later with Titan Industries, Ronnie as GM Finance was largely responsible for setting up the Finance Department. In 2005 he headed the new business unit to target youth. Thus 'Fastrack' came into existence. In 2013, Ronnie took over as the Chief Marketing Officer of Watches & Accessories Division.

Mr. S Subramaniam
Chief Financial Officer & Head Of IT Function

Subramaniam is the Chief Financial Officer for Titan Company Limited. He heads the Finance, Accounts and Commercial functions for the Company. A CA and ICWA by profession, he has over 25 years of experience in Finance and Business roles. Subramaniam has been driving strategic finance & has been a part of the top management teams for the past 10 years.

Prior to joining Titan Company, he was the CFO for the Telecom vertical of the Essar Group, responsible for Finance Strategy, working on M&As and on improving operational performance of the Group Companies. He has also held senior positions with ITC, BPL Mobile, Mannai Corporation, Doha, etc.

Mr. Rajnarayan
Chief Human Resource Officer

Raj is a graduate in Economics from Madras Christian College, Chennai and a post graduate in Personnel Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has 29 yrs of experience in Human Resources management, Training, Leadership development & Talent management. He has worked with HCL, TNT, SHV Gas and Metro Cash & Carry before joining Titan Company.

Mr. Sandeep Kulhalli
Senior Vice President - Retail & Marketing, Tanishq

Sandeep is currently the Senior Vice President of Retail & Marketing, Tanishq. He is a B.Sc. Chemistry graduate from Fergusson College, Pune. He joined Titan Company Limited in 1988 as Area Sales Manager and handled Sales Operations in MP and Vidharbha. Later becoming Area Sales Manager, West Bengal & North East. With the launch of Timex, he moved north as Regional Manager in 1994

Mr. Ajoy Chawla
Senior Vice President - Strategy & Business Incubation

Ajoy is a Mechanical Engineer from VJTI Mumbai and a post graduate from IIM - Calcutta. He joined the Tata Administrative Services in 1990 and has been with Titan Company since 1991. He has over 20 years of experience with Titan Company, across geographies and businesses, covering Sales, Distribution, Retail and Business. He has held many senior portfolios in the company business and is now the Chief Strategy Officer of the Company.

Mr. Dinesh Shetty
General Counsel & Company Secretary

Dinesh is the General Counsel & Company Secretary of the Company. He heads the Legal & Secretarial functions of the Company. He holds a Master Degree in Commerce and LLB from Mumbai University, and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of Corporate & Securities Laws, Litigation, Arbitration, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance.

In his previous assignment with Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd., the Leisure & Hospitality Sector of the Mahindra Group, he has worked as General Counsel & Company Secretary for over six years. Prior to Mahindra Group, he has worked with Schenectady Herdillia Limited (SI Group), Marsh India Insurance Brokers Private Limited (Marsh & McLennan Companies,) and Parle AgroPrivate Limited.

Mrs. Suparna Mitra
Chief Marketing Officer- Watches & Accessories

Suparna has a degree in electrical engineering and a post graduate from IIM, Calcutta. She has extensive sales and marketing experience, mainly in the lifestyle / retail marketing area in companies like Hindustan Unilever, Talisma Corp and Arvind Brands Ltd.

She has been Global Marketing Head – Titan where she was responsible for all marketing in India and international markets. Her last assignment was as Regional Business Head- South for Titan Company Ltd. for all businesses of Titan including watches, jewellery and eyewear for the South region.