Indian Management Team


Venkataram Arabolu

Managing Director, BSI Group India

Venkataram Arabolu

An engineer by qualification, Venkataram came on board BSI as the Managing Director for the Indian business in 2006. He has extensive international experience, having worked in several countries and with people of different nationalities and cultures. Prior to this appointment, he held global responsibilities at DNV and also handled businesses in various capacities. His career started with working as Site Engineer building parts of a refinery, fertilizer plant, oil/gas terminal and boiler. He was a part of the Global senior management team at DNV.


Pankaj Srivastava

Director - Sales & Marketing, BSI Group India

Pankaj Srivastava

Pankaj joined BSI in 2008 as Director-Marketing for the India business. Recently he has taken over the role of Director - Sales & Marketing for BSI Group India.

He is a Sales and Marketing expert with over 2 decades of rich global experience in IT, ITES, Telecom and Service Industry spanning the US, the UK, and the Asia Pacific, having led global initiatives in Sales and Marketing projects spanning several countries. He has over a decade of experience in Customer Relationship Management, State-of-art application-based software’s and Digital Marketing.


Mini Sharma

Director - Operations, BSI Group India

Mini Sharma

Mini Sharma has over 28 years of experience in Management systems certification, Training and Project Management. She has specialisation in Social Accountability and Quality Management systems. She also has rich domain experience in running Business operations at National as well as Global levels. She joined BSI in 2006 and currently handles the position of Director- Operations. Prior to this, she served as Director- Training for BSI Group India. She has worked with DNV for over 11 years, where she also took care of international responsibilities.  Prior to this, she has worked with an Italian NGO DISVI in the Healthcare Sector for six years in Bhutan.


J Sandhya Murthy

Director-Finance, BSI Group India

J Sandhya Murthy

Sandhya joined BSI in April 2015.  She has two decades of rich experience. Prior to BSI, she held various controllership positions, mostly as Head of Finance, with Multinational and Indian Companies. Her prominent tenures were with Kobelco Construction Equipment India ( Japanese Co.), Prexus  Health India ( captive BPO of US based Healthcare major)  Lufthansa Cargo India and the Thapar group.  Her strength lies in her operational involvement, setting up operations and Financial Planning and Analysis. She firmly believes that the CFO has to partner with the operations to drive and sustain growth, to deliver excellence. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India ( FCMA) and a first class graduate in commerce( Honours) from Delhi University.


Premanand Ramakrishnan

Director - Training, BSI Group India

Premanand Ramakrishnan

Premanand joined BSI in August 2013 as Director-Training for the India business. He is responsible for managing the training business vertical in India. An engineer by qualification, Premanand has more than 21 years of work experience, including 9 years in the Process Industry and Corporate Management, followed by 12 years in the Management System Certification Industry. He has vast experience in Business Development, Key Account Management, General Management and Project Management. He has carried out more than 1000 man days of audits & trainings on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301 & SA 8000 standards in India and overseas, across various industry sectors. 


Kavita Kavanal

Head - HR, BSI Group India

Kavita Kavanal

Kavita joined BSI in 2007, and is currently heading HR, which is a holistic activity in BSI India, supporting the strategy and the business by employee engagement, creating culture and therefore, enabling successful business. Prior to this, she has worked at Bluedart and Idea Cellular.


Sandeep Dua

Head-Compliance & Risk, BSI Group India

Sandeep Dua

Sandeep joined BSI in December 2013 and is currently heading Compliance & Risk for the India business. He is responsible for managing the Assessment Certifications in India and maintaining Accreditation as per ISO 17021. An Engineer and Masters in Business Administration by qualification, Sandeep has more than 22 years of work experience, including 5 years at production floor in Steel Industry, followed by 5 years in the Third Party Quality Inspection Services. He has vast experience in Third Party Inspections, Auditing, Certification, Key Account Management, General Management and Training. He has carried out more than 1000 man days of audits & trainings on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 & SA 8000 standards in India and overseas, across various industry sectors.