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.
Priscilla Popov, CFO
Mrs. Popov has over 20 years of extensive knowledge in Accounting, Finance, Administration, and Operations. During her career, she held numerous executive-level positions with increasing responsibilities and has directed highly skilled financial management teams to support and achieve overall corporate goals and objectives. She has proven track record in financial management, evaluating financial management systems and implementing process improvements, and driving efficiency. Mrs. Popov joined the Company in 2020 and prior to joining Cemtrex, she held senior accounting positions at Videri, Bulgari, and Sotheby’s. Mrs. Popov holds a B.S. in Accounting from Brooklyn College and an MBA in Administration, Finance from New York Institute of Technology.
Board of Directors
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 Verma, Director
Sunil Verma was appointed to the Board on December 2, 2019 and is the Audit Committee chairman. Mr. Verma has over 21 years of diversified IT and software development experience and is Chief Operating Officer of a privately held Seva Technologies Inc., an Information Technology consulting firm since 2009. Mr. Verma has BS in Computer science and has extensive and diversified management and financial operations experience in a variety of technology industries.