Mr. Richard Francis Theknath
Promoter & Managing Director
Mr Richard Francis Theknath is the Promoter and Managing Director of the Company. He equipped himself with an FMBA from NMIMS before he began his career under the guidance of his father and the founder of Jet Freight, Mr Francis Theknath in the year 1998. Starting off as a documentation trainee, he has thereon successfully risen through the ranks by getting involved in various aspects of the company.
During the 20 years of his progressing career with Jet Freight, he has pioneered a new culture in the organization. He has been working closely with the team of agents and operators and has taken a personal interest in creating and developing a committed, hardworking and skilled troop of employees for his organization. Under his chairmanship, Jet Freight has received numerous notable awards from airlines like Air India, Cathay Pacific, Saudia Airlines, Gulf Air, Emirates and many more.
Mr. Dax Theknath
Whole Time Director
Mr Dax Theknath is the Whole Time Director of the Company. He is a licensed commercial pilot, certified by the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration (United States of America). He is the Director of the Jet Freight since 2006. He has significant experience in the field of freight forwarding, logistics, customs clearance and handling and is currently responsible for marketing and maintenance of operational excellence in the organization.
Mrs. Agnes Francis Theknath
Non-Executive and Women Director
Ms Agnes Francis Theknath, the wife of Late Mr Francis Joseph Theknath, who has matriculated from Bombay, initially supported Jet Freight just by giving advice for the better of the family business but has now transcended into mentoring her two sons and participating in the key decision-making process. Having worked with the founder has groomed her with the required intricacies of the business and her business sense has yielded exceptional results, facilitating the company to reach new heights.
Ms. KAMALIKA GUHA ROY
Ms Kamalika Guha Roy has been appointed as an Independent Director of the company with effect from September 13, 2019. She is an MCA (Masters of Computer Applications) who specialises in building technology-driven start-ups from scratch. In her 17+ years long career she has mentored several start-ups build products and teams from ground zero including her own. She started her career with a service-based technology company and gradually moved towards tech-enabled product companies, the combination of both helped her grow an enormous techno-functional knowledge-base in diverse business domains like retail, e-commerce, logistics, supply chain, finance, media services, distribution, food-tech, ed-tech, gaming, and many more. In January 2018, she incorporated a technology start-up moving on from a 15 year-long corporate career and leaving behind a lucrative pay package. Her start-up is committed to building end-to-end scalable software products using multi-stack technologies and cloud computing for new-age enterprises. Kamalika, a strategic leader and thinker but above all, is a dreamer who believes that she can accomplish her dreams through hard work, integrity, and sincerity.
Dr. Yasho Verdhan Verma
Dr Yasho Verdhan Verma has been appointed as an Independent Director of the company with effect from March 09, 2020. He is an Engineering graduate with, master in personnel Management & Industrial Relations and a PhD in Organizational Behavior from IIT, Kharagpur. He started his career with TATA Steel in Jamshedpur and worked there for around 12 years. He has served as the CEO of MIRC Electronics Limited and also served in various capacities in LG Electronics India such as Director (Home Appliances), Chief Operating Officer of Indian Operations and Vice President (Human Resources). Presently, he is a member of the Executive Board of FORE School of Management, Delhi. He was a Director of Dena Bank. He was rated as ‘HERETIC’ by Business Today and Gallup and covered on the cover page of Business Today, a prestigious business magazine in India in 1997. First non-Korean to be elevated in the Global hierarchy as Executive. He has delivered several lectures in India and abroad and has addressed boards / leadership teams of prestigious companies in India and abroad viz. ITC; JK Group; Ispat Group, Bangkok; Oerlikon, Italy; GE etc.