Virtual Forest, one of India’s first companies specialising in manufacturing energy efficient consumer electronics and EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services), has appointed the former EMC India CFO – Sandeep Kejriwal as Co-Founder, COO & CFO, to lead the overall strategy, operations, and financial management for the organization. As the company continues to grow, it aims to further strengthen its business performance and financial position with its demonstrated product and R&D expertise, as well as deep industry and go-to-market experience.
Sandeep brings over two decades of international finance/operations leadership experience spanning MNC manufacturing, technology start-ups, and global IT/ITES organizations. Alongside his CFO role at EMC’s (now DELL-EMC) Global R&D Centre in Bangalore, he had also served as Regional Chairperson for the NASSCOM GIC Forum. In the past, he has worked at senior leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, EXL Service and Goodyear India. For the last few years, Sandeep has been an Entrepreneur – a break he took primarily to work for the social sector, while also helping companies develop senior leadership talent through Outcome-Linked Trainings and Career & Life Coaching interventions. As an ICF-accredited Executive Coach, he has helped over a hundred corporate executives enhance their overall professional and life skills.
Commenting on the appointment, Omer Basith, Co-Founder & CEO at Virtual Forest, said, “Sandeep’s impressive record of creating high-performing work environments, while driving financial & operational excellence aligns with our objectives and growth plans. We are extremely excited that Virtual Forest will now benefit from his vision, guidance, and leadership. We look forward to the growth journey ahead.”
“I am excited to take over the new role at Virtual Forest as it strongly resonates with my entrepreneurial passion to create stakeholder value while also making a difference to our people and planet. We are strongly committed to reduce carbon emissions from the globe and at the same time, support our country’s vision to become “Atmanirbhar” by designing and building innovative electronic components for various industries here in India”, said Sandeep Kejriwal, Co-Founder, COO & CFO, Virtual Forest.