» Core Management


Pratham Group is a professionally managed business group.
The Management comprises of a team of professionals from different fields and expertise.

Rajiv Bhale - Chariman & CEO
› Founder, Pratham Group
› An entrepreneur par excellence, a visionary and a great motivator
› Played a pivotal role in creating strong brand name for the Pratham Group through a singular commitment to excellence
› Instrumental in diversifying the Pratham Group’s interests
› Established automobile dealerships of motorcycles & passenger cars
› Set up state-of-the-art units for manufacturing Automobile Exhaust Systems, Hand Tools and Large Steel Castings
› Established a JV with Tenneco Automotive, USA, the World’s largest exhaust systems manufacturer
› Initiated Realty Projects aggregating 12.9 million sq. ft.
› Added PLM-based Engineering Services, Hospitality, Tourism and Aviation sectors to the Pratham Group’s core functional areas
› National Champion for Motocross and Himalayan Rally Winner

Ishan Bhale - Vice Chairman
› Manages Pratham Motors – Hero MotoCorp Dealership
› Masters in Business Management
› National level Billiards player

Vandana Bhale - Director
› More than 25 years experience in Publishing and Media
› Founder of Aashay Flim Club - a club of flim ethusiasts and organization dedicated to showcasing international and regional short flim, documentaries and hosting flim festivals in Pune city
› Chairperson of Manus Pratisthan - a local charity trust that works towards excellence in Jouranalism
› Extensive social network.
› Key member of serveral voluntary / welfare organizations
Umesh Vanpal - Director
› Started Career as HR Officer in one of the large group in Pune
› Started Health & Fitness Club and achieved great recognition
› Sole distributor for ESPN & STAR SPOTRS Channel for Pune District
› Joined the group in Realty and Iron Ore activities
› Currently spare leading this activities within the group
Suhas Gosavi - Director
› Co-founder, Pratham Group
› Key strategist and senior team leader
› Excellent liaison network in Business, Industry and Government
› A diverse business experience of 25+ years in efficiently managing the Automobile Dealerships, Manufacturing and Realty businesses
› Additionally, leads the Group’s Legal Department, with sound knowledge in business litigation and trade law
› Exported one-of-its-kind 3 km long, fully-automatic carpet winding machine to Ministry of National Heritage, Sulatanate of Oman
› As a Member, represented Small Scale Industries to establish Manufacturing Units in USA

Yogesh Karandkikar - Director
› Promoter of Pratham Advanced Handling Technologies Pvt. Ltd
› Wide experience of more than 13 years in Industrial Sales and product Promotion
› Sole Distributor for Rexnord India Pvt. Ltd. in Power, Steels and Cement in India
› Managing precise product distributorship related in Power, Steel and Cement Industries
› Managing Lock in relationship with Clients BHEL, MahaGenco, GSECL, NTPC, JSW, L&T
Girish Pandit - Director
› Worked as Country Head for PTC in India
› Expertise of more than 12 years in Knowledge Based Engineering
› Has more than 8 years of domain experience in Product Lifecycle Management, along with expert knowledge in mathematical
- modelling, conceptual design and analysis
› Started a Software Company with two colleagues and grew it to 200 people company
› Joined Pratham Group to establist Engineering IT Services Business
› Established Subsidaries of Pratham Design Innovation Pvt. Ltd in U.K. & U.S.A
Vijaykumar Tamhane - Director
› Wide experience of more than 35 years in auto repair and servicing industry
› Management expertise in Automobile service centers
› Managing car fleets of reputed companies such as Racold, Indian Card Clothing, Thermax, Sandvik, Atlas Copco, Kirloskar Brothers,
. Bharat Forge, Tata Motors and others
› Managing vehicles for more than 1000 clients and sharing years of excellent customer relations
› Member, Managing Committee, PYC Hindu Gymkhana, for the last 15 years. PYC is Pune’s most reputed club
› Committee Member, Maharashtra Lawn Tennis Association for the last 6 years
› Committee Member, Maharashtra Cricket Association

Mandar Tamhane - Director
› Manages after sales services of TATA Motors
› Managing car fleets for reputed companies such as Idea Cellular, Deepak Nitrite, Venkys Group, BOSCH Chassis India Ltd and
. many others
› An avid football lover and player, involved in football for the last 15 years
› Committee Member, Pune District Football Association
› Active member, Deccan XI football club – one of the top football club in Pune

Vandana Bhale - Director
› More than 25 years experience in Publishing and Media
› Founder of Aashay Film Club – a club of film enthusiasts and an organization dedicated to showcasing international and
. regional short films, documentaries and hosting film festivals in Pune city
› Chairperson of Manus Pratisthan - A local charity trust that works towards excellence in Journalism
› Extensive social network
› Key member of several voluntary/welfare organizations

T.R. Reddy - Director
› Promoter of Pratham Land Developers Pvt. Ltd.
› Primarily focused on fund-raising activities for the Group
› Consultant in Land matters and Government liaison

Neha Bhale - Director
› Promoter of NV Jewels
› Graduate (Diamonds) - GIA from Carlsbad, USA
› Diploma in CAD/CAM – GIA from Carlsbad, USA
› Coloured Stone Graduate – G.O.D.S
› Exporting jewellery to USA and UK markets
› Actively support animal welfare activities
› Medic Nurse of Pune Snake Park
› Member of Tiger Trust (Madhya Pradesh) Bandhavgarh