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Mr. Premlal majored in commerce from Kerala and Law from Mumbai. Started his career as practicing lawyer, registered his mark in Bombay High Court. He is an effective communicator with exceptional relationship management skills. He has been appointed as one of the standing counsels for Government of India in Bombay high Court.
He is the founder of legal firm “Sreejiandlal” that rechristened as India law LLP in the year 2011. However, in 2017 August, Premlal started his new firm PLS Legal (Pan India Legal Services LLP). The firm advises clients on various national and international matters commercial issues including but not limited to export/import matters. He also handled Arbitrations in India and Abroad, such as, Shipping, Aviation, EPC contracts, Real Estate players etc.
Significant portion of Premlal’s practice is in the area of litigation. He has successfully handled numerours litigations in Mumbai High Court, High court of Rajasthan (Jaipur Bench), Kolkata, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh apart from the Supreme Court of India. He also attends Sessions and District courts, DRAT, Arbitration Tribunals, NCLT, etc. There are many reported important judgments of Bombay High Court and Kerala high Court argued by him.
Premlal has a special interest in white collar offences, recovery matters and corporate laws. Because of his special interest in Corporate Governance, he got invitation by the corporate world to serve on board of many companies. Noteworthy among them was Apple Finance Limited, a then blue chip company (2001-2003)
Premlal played decisive role in aircraft acquisition, finance, mortgage, regulatory compliance etc., for setting up domestic airlines in Nigeria. He also independently handled mediation involving a major aircraft manufacturer in Brazil.
Premlal penned and published many articles, noteworthy among many are as under ;
- Tale of Two Trials
- Justice or Just..Ice
Olympia London published a fiction “Tale of Kidnapping” authored by Premlal in the Month of January 2022. Premlal also writes play and short stories in Malayalam.
From childhood he worked for various social organisations in leadership positions such as President, Secretary, Convenor etc., and proven track record as a person with excellent organisation skills.
- Real Estate
- White Collar Crimes
- Debt Recovery Proceedings
- Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa
- Since December 1995.
- Bombay Bar Association.
I started my career when I walked out of graduate school at the University of Tennessee in 1988, to embark as a generalist in New York City, my chosen home to start a new life pursuing something I never studied or gave two thoughts to. I all knew was that I wanted to live in New York. I started as a fashion model then a bit of divine intervention took over. I became a magazine editor/writer at a succession of top fashion lifestyle titles such as W, Town & Country and Flaunt.
Around the turn of the century (this one!) the media editorial world began to shift, and I went with it. I was still searching for my purpose. I then became a public relations and events executive, opening my own boutique firm, Kelley Blevins Group, known then as KBG.
For greater than a decade, I represented such “general” clients as Chupa Chups, M&M Mars, Flybook computers, the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles, Custo Barcelona, Tasmanian Rain, Emporio Armani, Diane von Furstenburg, architect Alison Spear, Irene Marie Models and Miami Beach’s Hotel St. Augustine, Still I was unsatisfied.
It was at the end of my PR run that I began to dabble in the emerging concepts of sustainability and consciousness, first with fashion, and then I started moving into architecture and design. In 2012, I answered the call of world-famous Barcelona-based architect Ricardo Bofill, who I had met back when I was an architecture editor at Town & Country Magazine. Mr. Bofill appointed me as the firm’s head of global business development. Meanwhile, I still saw myself as a master generalist. After all, I was not an actual architect. I discovered I enjoyed it and was successful in my role.
It was not until I was about to turn 50 years old that I found my footing, my calling, my purpose. I found myself working throughout India and had the same time, become awed by the concepts of sustainability and consciousness, I yearned to return to New York and so I did. All of a sudden, as if a eureka moment transpired after all the years of doing a little of this and a little of that, it all began to make sense and I accepted what I felt was my purpose. I wanted to make a difference in my world, my country and my city. I wanted to influence the future leaders of the next generation. I began to suddenly see everything I had done up to that moment in my career through a new and refined lens. It no longer became about wearing designer and tailored suits. I wanted to be part of a network — a movement that was contributing to the betterment of humanity and saving the planet where we inhabit. I became my personal version of “woke.” The planet was being destroyed and I was contributing to it. I started to analyze all I was doing. I had learned about many things, but I was no longer an expert at nothing. I had found my purpose.
In 2018, my career transformed into Kelley Blevins and Partners -the first of which is Mexico City based friend and now business partner, Cesar ESPINOSA and recently celebrating 2021, we decided to launch with our strategic partners, Alison SPEAR and Anna KLINGMANN, our sustainable design platform, Redesigning The World.
PREM P V B S KARIP’TH
- Accomplished global manager with 18+ years of proven track record of success in implementing large scale initiatives for the industry.
- Extensive expertise in definition of Strategic and Tactical Target Operating Models, Delivery of Turnkey initiatives from Inception to Value Realization, Industry best practices, Market readiness and Transformational Process Change Management.
- Hands on experience in managing 1.5 B USD + Project Portfolios per year, all aspects of Budget planning & Governance and Advanced analytics / key performance metrics.
- Leadership positions with MNC Banks (New York, Zurich, Singapore). Instrumental in building one of the largest Corporate Banking technology (Payments & Receivables) systems, rolling out in multiple global markets and developing Offshore Competency “Centres of Excellence” across the globe.
- Strategic advisor to multiple Governments in Asia & Africa, UHNW clients in Asia and Middle East.
Master in Business Administration (MBA) has more than 20 years of experience in consumer goods Industry in OTC, FMCG, Personal Care, Luxury and Food with the world class MNCs like Unilever, RANBAXY, L’OREAL Paris, LUXOTTICA – Rayban and McCormick USA. He has the working exposer from India to Global markets.
His major experience and expertise are in Marketing Management, Business management, Advertising, Sales Management, Product management, Product Launches and Market Research.
Kumar started his career as a banker with ICICI Bank after finishing his MBA in Finance. His expertise lies in economics, financial reporting, risk management, wealth planning, and asset valuation. He has rich experience working with Aviva India and Reliance Money as Cluster Head.
He paced into the Real Estate sector in the year 2008, introducing new innovations and developing capital resources in the form of land. He also has distinctive skills in construction and architecture and had some successful collaborations with prestigious projects.
He is an expert dealing with multi-national companies, lenders, borrowers, retailers, institutional and non-institutional real estate investors, developers and operators in a broad range of business arena.
His practice areas included all aspects of investments in real estate projects, creation of security, sale and purchase of real properties, comprising commercial leasing, due diligence, structuring, negotiation and documentation of the transaction, drafting and negotiating agreements relating to sale, mortgage, loans, license, construction, services, agency & franchise, arbitration related to real properties, among many others and advising domestic and international corporates.
After that, in this prolific journey, he entered into the area of Infra (specifically in road and buildings) and put innovative solutions in place that requires capacity building within the institutions/firms/companies/infra groups that plan, finance, and develop infrastructure. Worked in identifying champions with whom an Infra aspirant can work closely in order to build the capacity to implement selected projects using integrated designs implementing tools and healthy and ultimately successful approaches.
Mr. Jatin Sarkar, a former Civil Servant from India; has four decades of experience in planning and development of infrastructure with significant exposure to rail sector operation & planning, infrastructure development and complex dynamics of inter modal transport. During his Civil Service Career, he was associated with Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Planning Commission and RITES, which exposed him to both macro & micro level planning and policy formulation in multi disciplinary fields.
Last ten years of his career was in RITES where he was intricately associated with many signpost national and international projects like Dedicated Rail Freight Corridors, High Speed Rail, Multi Modal Logistic Parks, Tourism Master Plans for Digha and Darjeeling, 50-Year National Transport Master Plan for Kenya etc.
Apart from large number of Detailed Project Reports for rail infrastructure projects. He was also the National Coordinator for ‘Total Transport System Study’, a landmark national level exercise carried out by the Planning Commission (GOI) to formulate an integrated transport policy for the country. His core area of competence lies in formulating optimal strategy for new projects implementation.
Recipient of ‘National Award’ for outstanding performance in rail operations, Mr. Sarkar is credited with many innovative projects like initiation of Mobile Exhibitions on Trains, which is an effective medium of mass exposition; and revival of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata into a film institute of world repute. His status paper on enhancing non-conventional revenues in IR has been adopted by Ministry of Railways for active implementation.
Post his retirement, Mr. Sarkar is actively pursuing a self-assigned mandate of creating project visions for inclusive growth; some of which have witnessed successful implementation. He also carries with him a large and effective network in government agencies, global EPCs and Financial Institutions who play a key role in development of transport infrastructure projects at the global level. Mr. Sarkar also features regularly in wide ranges of international conferences as an invited speaker.