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BCIC Office Bearers 2017-18

Smt. Pankajam Sridevi is the Managing Director of ANZ Bengaluru Hub, leading a team of more than 7,000 staff in Technology and Operations.

Smt. Pankajam joined ANZ in 2007 as Head of Quality. She subsequently took over as Head of Institutional Operations (IO) Offshore Hubs and Executive for Global Reconciliation and Sanctions and Anti Money Laundering (AML) in ANZ. In this role, she was responsible for lending strategic direction to elevate the profile of IO across the bank by building a robust culture of customer service, cost to serve, talent build and risk management.

In her current role as Managing Director of ANZ Bengaluru Hub, she has led the Technology and Operations team in supporting the key global initiatives for the bank by building their core capabilities. Smt. Pankajam has worked with the leadership team to embrace end-to-end process improvements through a culture change to get improved customer service, capability build, compliance and cost reduction.

Smt. Pankajam has also been spearheading the automation initiative in the delivery centres of ANZ.

She is instrumental in supporting the spread of Robotics Process Automation (RPA) across multiple functional groups and countries. Smt. Pankajam has worked in reputed companies and has over 28 years of rich experience in diverse segments ranging from manufacturing, technology (including design of integrated process automation/systems, technology service management and software development), and IT-enabled services.

One of her key focus areas has been acquiring the right talent, nurturing and retaining it. She is also passionate about grooming and developing homegrown leaders. Pankajam has been at the forefront of leading the diversity and inclusion agenda in ANZ Bengaluru Hub through her steadfast focus on increasing the hiring of people with disabilities and women leaders in both the Operations and Technology teams in ANZ

Smt. Pankajam holds an engineering degree from NIT, Kozhikode. Prior to ANZ, she has spent most of her career with Wipro and ABB across technology, operations and engineering.

Mr. Kishore Alva is currently holding the position of Joint President – Project Development and Corporate Affairs for Udupi Power Corporation Limited, a subisidary of Adani Power Limited. He is heading the Project Development, Corproate Affairs and CSR team for Adani Udupi Power in the State of Karnataka. Exhibited multi-talent in Corporate Planning, Corporate Affairs, Business Expansion, Handling Bureaucracy at State and National level, Political fraternity and the Media.

Mr. Kishore Alva is instrumental in establishing UPCL project at Udupi i.e., 1200 MW from the beginning after a historic struggle for nearly two decades. Presently UPCL supplies power to the whole power starved State of Karnataka. Bangalore itself gets maximum share i.e., 45% of the total power generated and the remaining 55% is being supplied to other ESCOMs like Hubli, Gulbarga, Mangalore and Mysore.

Mr. Kishore Alva played a vital role in bringing Adani Group in the Invest Karnataka Summit – 2016, which has declared a lead investment of Rs. 27,000 crores in the State of Karnataka. Rs. 11,500/- crores for UPCL’s project expansion by 1,600 MW; Rs. 7,000/- crores of Solar Power; Rs. 2,000 crores for Port.

In his present role, Mr. Kishore Alva has been assigned with the responsibility of expansion of UPCL project for 1,600 MW.

Journey and achievements at bcic:

Active Member of BCIC for the past 6 years
Served as Chairman of the Expert Committee on Energy, Environment and Water for 3 years
Past Chairman for the Special Committee of BCIC formed for Government / Public Affairs.
Active Member for the Management Committee for 6 years
Key role in bringing Hon’ble Chief Minsters of Government of Karnataka, Central & State Ministers, Bureaucrats, Foreign Dignitaries / Embassies / President of US Business Council to the Annual General Meetings of Chamber during last 6 years.


ADANI – Udupi Power Corporation Limited (1200 & 1600 MW)

Presently working as Joint President – Project Development and Corporate Affairs for Adani Group for Karnataka.


Executive Director – Corporate Affairs

United States Indian Business Council, Washington DC

Senior Advisor – Public Affairs, New Delhi.

Unocal 76, presently CHEVRON

Senior Advisor – Planning / Business Development, New Delhi.

China Light and Power – International, Hong Kong

Senior Advisor – Public / Corporate Affairs.

Cogentrix Energy Inc.

Senior Advisor – Public Affairs / Business Development


Formerly, President of Students Council of St. Aloysius College, Mangalore University; President of Post Graduate Students Council, Mangalore University, Konaje and President of All College Students Union for Mangalore / Dakshina Kannada & Coorg Districts.

Mr. Thyagu Valliappa is the Executive Director of the Sona Valliappa Group. He handles various verticals including manufacturing (Textile, Garments) Plantations, Technology, Infrastructure, Warehouse Logistics and Education.

With the Techno Commercial experience, the approach is always being to bring in Technology, Best practices and Process reengineering to build in dynamic and diversified group of Company.

In the Education sector Mr. Thyagu, the Vice Chairman of Sona College of Technology and Thyagarajar Polytechnic College is looking at bringing in new forms of learning methodology.

The Textile Business, the oldest in the Group, Mr. ThyaguValliappa is building a Brand for work wear, uniform and linens on B2B sectors.

Infrastructure and Logistics sectors of the Group has worked with Toyota Kirloskar, Samsung India, Bosch Rexroth, Texas Instrument, Oracle India and Cisco Systems. He has been leading the commercial as well as the operations in setting up built to suit IT parks, Ware housing and Factories. He has captioned the project of nearly 100 thousand sqft factory building for Bosch Rexroth which was built in record 100 days.

He is an active member in BCIC Expert Committees
Past President of EFSI
Senior committee member of SIMA & CITI and is the
Textile Council Chairman of ASSOCHAM all India.