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An Analyst who is a Planning Catalyst


G T Kannan as he is popularly known is a man of action; actioning pre meditated plans and working towards performing goals for his clients to drive professional excellence and success in their businesses as is his regular practice.

A Commerce graduate with MBA in Finance from Alliance business, he has a rich experience spanning over 2 decades across a gamut of functions in the corporate world including business management and leadership, change management and across the spectrum of corporate finance. His deliveries include private equity transactions, debt funding, corporate restructuring, process driven financial controls and business operations to increase productivity and efficiency resulting in bottom line profits.

G.T. Kannan works with diverse sectors including sunrise Industries like Real-estate, Hospitality and Infrastructure; defined and impacting industries like Auto components, Electronics, Steel plus niche segments like Air pollution Control Equipments too. Adept at corporatizing the legacy business operations and breaking barriers of mindset in industries his vast and varied experience at Autoliv-IFB as Country Financial Controller, Stokvis Tapes as CFO and BCIL as CFO now fuels his entrepreneurial venture elEVAte.

An out of box thinker, Kannan is a popular face in the CFO circle and has to his credit awards and recognitions from the fraternity; the CFO institute awarded him for Winning Idea among Finance Thinker. He also received Roll of Honor CFO 100 Year 2014 in recognition of the Exceptional contribution to Corporate Finance.

He can be reached at kannan@elevatebusiness.in




Around 40 Years of experience in Automobile and Automobile Component Manufacturing Industries . He retired from I.F.B. Industries, where he has been posted as Managing Director in 2012. He had been actively involved in supporting SME’s in their endeavor to scale up to the next level and in overcoming the hurdles.

His experience spans across production, operations, general management. He has also served as Board Member in various Companies. He specialize in setting up green field projects as well as joint ventures, He has to his credit setting up and operational zing of 10 such projects. Also adopted in implementing the systems to include and benefit from new technologies and best manufacturing practices. His success includes Marketing, Lean Management and Working Capital Management and Team Working.

He has travelled widely and his experience includes large overseas stints. Mr. Raghu holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.


  • Nominated by the Government of India to head the Panel on Passive Safety in the harmonization of Indian and Global Standards.
  • Active Member of Automobile Component Manufacturers Association.
  • Was Closely involved in the formulation of safety standards relating to Passive safety for the Indian Auto Industry.
  • Held key positions in the Vendor association activities of Toyota and Hyundai .
  • Set up the First Crash Sled Facility in the Country.


Mr. KRISHNAMURTHY HEGDE – Company Secretary & Compliance Advisor


Mr. Hegde is a Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). During his CS training, he has handled Initial Public Offering of Snowman Logistics Ltd, Due Diligence of Gokaldas Exports Ltd and Secretarial Audit of Sobha Limited. He recently handled the Secretarial Compliance of amalgamation of Cerner India Health Services (Subsidiary of NASDAQ listed Company). He is also providing Secretarial and Compliance advice to few Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) viz. Vistaar Financial Services, Olety Finance and Manhattan Associate (Subsidiary of US Listed Company). Presently he is handling elEVAte existing client on Secretarial and Compliance matters.


D.N.PRASAD –Business Development and Marketing head


D.N.Prasad heads the Business Development and Marketing at elEVAte. prior to joining elEVAte, Prasad has 27 years of work experience across different industries - Electronic and Automation, Health care TPA, Banking and securities, Food Industry, Retail, Telecom, Market Research and Analysis, Media (TV Channel). Prasad's expertise lies in identifying new markets, channel partners and business opportunities

Professional Achievements

  • Played key role in introducing Electronic Weighing scales and Electronic Weighbridge for the first time in Karnataka Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) - Received “Best Market Explorer” award.
  • Received Star Award for Cost reduction program in optimization & usage of IBM Mainframe CPU.
  • Certified Internal quality auditor for CMM Level-5 American company.
  • As a Business Development Consultant helped a client to establish Sales hub and Franchisee offices (11 Sales Hub in 11 states and 247 Franchisee offices across India in 6 months ) – Which helped them to increase sales from 10 Crores to 30 Crores PA in a period of 1 year.



J.BENNY – Head of the HR team and administration


J.Benny heads the Admin and HR team at elEVAte. J Benny has over 27 years of work experience across different sectors and profile - Logistics, Ready made Garments, Human Resources and many more. J Benny has worked across values chain. Benny has an expertise in developing systems and processes which can address the Human Resource needs of a business which forms a strategic part of every organisation. Core strength of J Benny lies in bringing an effective work environment by enhancing productivity of the workforce