Saagar Govil, CEO
Saagar Govil has been with Cemtrex since 2008 and has been the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President since December 2011. He was recently named #17 on Business Insider’s “Top 100 of Silicon Alley” and “Top 40 Under 40” by Stony Brook University. Prior to becoming the CEO, he was Vice President of Operations, responsible for sales, marketing, production, and engineering. He began his career as an applications engineer providing customer support on-site and designing turn-key engineered systems for various customers and projects. Saagar Govil has a B.E. in Materials Engineering from Stony Brook University, N.Y.
Renato Dela Rama, CFO
Renato Dela Rama has been Chief Financial Officer of Cemtrex since December 2004. Prior to that, he worked in various accounting , banking and financial management positions. Mr. Dela Rama holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an Accounting major, with a Master’s in Business Administration and Certified Public Accountant (Foreign country).
Board of Directors
Aron Govil, Director
Aron Govil is the Executive Director of Cemtrex. Mr. Govil is also the founder of Cemtrex and was Company’s CEO until 2011.
Mr. Govil is also the President of Ducon, a privately held company, involved in environmental control, material handling systems, and infrastructure projects world wide. Ducon, established in 1938, has global subsidiaries, licensees and sales offices that carry out turn-key projects for FORTUNE 500 companies in the power, petrochemicals, steel, mining, food and chemicals industries.
In 2007, Mr. Govil was honored by USPAACC with the 2007 Excellence Award for his outstanding achievements in Business & Entrepreneurship. Ducon was ranked in the top 50 by Long Island Business news and Diversity Business in 2006. Ducon was also ranked as the top Indian owned company in USA by News India Times in 2011. Mr. Govil, was named “Person of the Year”, in 2013, by Global Indian magazine and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio named him to the Board of the Mayor’s Advisory Fund.
Raju Panjwani, Director
Raju is an accomplished executive with over 35 years of experience, including 20 years on Wall Street, and 20 years as an entrepreneur and business builder. Raju was a Managing Director with Morgan Stanley, where he spent 18 years in several senior roles in risk management, audit, strategy and being the Chief Operating Officer and Country Head for the Firm’s India office. Since leaving Morgan Stanley in 2005, Raju has considerable experience in emerging Asian markets, with a reputation built on focused execution, high integrity and strong relationships. He has excellent connectivity in US and India with a proven track record in negotiating complex joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, and capital raises, particularly within the technology sector. Raju is a CPA in New York State and spent several years with Price Waterhouse and other accounting firms prior to joining Morgan Stanley.
Metodi Filipov, Director
Metodi Filipov is an entrepreneur and technology executive with over 25 years of experience creating, operating and driving growth for technology companies. He has a proven track record of identifying business opportunities and building compelling products. Metodi was formerly VP of Operations at Cemtrex from 2008 to 2010. After Cemtrex, Metodi served as Managing Director of Bianor, a mobile consulting company providing solutions for enterprise clients.
Sunny Patel, Director
Sunny Patel presently serves as a manager for Three Point Capital, a premier specialty finance company. He has vast experience in loan origination and creative financing vehicles for growth companies and project financing. Before joining Three Point in 2010, Sunny was an equity derivatives trader at Group 1 Trading for several years. Sunny is an activist investor who focuses on emerging growth companies with strong fundamentals. He is CFA Level 3 candidate and graduated Cum Laude from New York University’s Stern School of Business.