Board of Directors
Ujwal Kunte ( Founder and Managing Director of CQRA )
Since the year 2001 he has focused on researching quality practices at construction projects in India. He established CQRA in 2004 and was responsible for developing the 10 point rating system for quality of construction.
He regularly conducts workshops and training on the subjects and has contributed papers in National and International seminars.
After completing his Civil Engineering from Pune University in 1991, worked with Afcons as Design Engineer. He completed his MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in 1994.
He has keen interest in subjects like Operations Research, Mathematical Methods and Research Methodology and has taught these subjects at many reputed Post Graduate Management Institutes like Pune University MBA Programme, MIT School of Management and Goa Institute of Management Panjim.
Shyamal Basu ( Executive Director )
After few years of working on the shop floor of steel plants and foundries in Eastern India, Shyamal switched his career to Sales and Marketing in the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors.
During the course of his career he has worked for long periods in reputed companies such as L&T, Thermax and KK Nag as well as an independent consultant for several years. The course of his assignments took him geographically all over India and exposed to products ranging from fast moving consumables such as foamed plastics to heavy capital equipments such as waste heat boilers and refrigeration machines.
Shyamal has also very recently completed an assignment for few years with UK based Comcraft group in Lagos, Nigeria where he held a senior business development role in the construction sector.
The course of his career has exposed him to varied Sales and Marketing functions such as direct sales, branding and sales promotion, product management, training, implementing ISO systems, independent consulting, manpower recruitment and managing accounts receivables.
Dr. Dilip Sarwate ( Independent Director )
He has completed four decades of teaching at MBA Programs in institutes affiliated to Pune University and is a full professor of Strategic Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship Development and all sub-functions of Marketing. He is a PhD Guide at Pune University and several students have completed PhD under his guidance in Commerce & Management so far. He was appointed as Professor Emeritus at Indira Institute of Management in the year 2009.
He has written 23 books on management subjects. His book Political Marketing –The Indian Experience published by Tata McGraw Hills Publications in 1989 was a pioneering book on the subject. He has written over 500 articles in business magazines and over 400 case studies on different management areas.
He was National President of the Institute of Management Consultants of India ( IMCI ) for the year 1999-2001. He has been involved with CQRA from its inception and has provided crucial strategic inputs for business.