Board of Directors

  • Mr Anil Kumar
  • Mr John Paul
  • Mr Kumaran Nayak
  • Mr Devidson
  • Dr Solman
  • Mr Nanda Kishan
  • Dr Kulkarini Satya
  • Mr Akash Guptha
  • Mr Satyanarayana

Mr Anil Kumar


Mr Anil Kumar was a member of West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) & West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBIIDC). He is an executive committee member of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He was also president of Bengal National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BNCCI).

Other Directorships held in:
The Devan General Finance & Investment Co. Ltd.,
Bengal Devan Housing Development Co. Ltd.,
Devan Securities Ltd.,
Devan Trust Management Company Limited.
Devan Financial Services Ltd.,
Devan Hotels Ltd.,
Devan Financial Product Distribution Company Limited.,
Shikha Holdings Pvt. Ltd.,
Bichitra Holdings Pvt. Ltd.,
Kaizen Hotel & Resort Ltd.,
SKR Residency Pvt. Ltd.

Chairmanship held in: Devan Hotels Ltd.,
Devan Hospital Hospitex & Research Center Ltd.,
Devan Developers Ltd.,
Kaizen Hotels & Resorts,
Shikha Holdings Pvt. Ltd.,
Bichitra Holdings Pvt. Ltd.,
SKR Residency Pvt. Ltd.

Mr John Paul


Mr John Paul has extensive experience in the fields of finance and administration. He worked as Secretary, Department of Production & Supplies, Ministry of Defence, Chairman of State Bank of India, Chairman of Philips India Limited, Chairman of L&T Limited; Chairman of Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

Other Directorships held in:
Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited
Birla Corporation Limited

Dr Kumaran Nayak

Managing Director

Dr. Kumaran Nayak is presently the Managing Director of Devan Hospital & Research Centre. After more than 30 years of working abroad, primarily in the UK, he has returned to India in 2010. He has been a Consultant Physician in a NHS Trust Hospital in the UK and has vast experience in clinical medicine primarily in Gastroenterology and General Medicine. During his long career, he has also been involved in administrative works which include Membership of Postgraduate Advisory Panel in University of Liverpool, Royal College Tutor for the trust, Chairmanship of Medical Education Committee, Clinical Audit Lead for the trust to name a few. He has been a passionate teacher and has organized many teach-in courses in various hospitals, he has worked. He is an examiner of MRCP PACES for the Royal Colleges of UK and has also hosted the examination.

After qualifying as a doctor from Dibrugarh Medical College in 1973, he completed MD in General Medicine from Calcutta University. Subsequently he went to the UK for further training and obtained MRCP. He became Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Royal College of Physicians of London in 1998 and 2002 respectively.

He was accredited “Physician as Educator” by the Royal College of Physicians, London and is also a member of the British and Indian Society of Gastroenterology. He maintains a strong link with the college and has tied up Devan Hospital with the college in the MTI (Medical Training Initiative) scheme which allows suitable medical graduates from India to obtain 2 years of clinical training in UK hospitals. His ambition is to bring transparency and honesty in the medical practice and he is committed to this.

Mr Devidson


Mr. Devidson being a Banking Professional has vast experience in Commercial/ Corporate Banking, Management Consultancy and Corporate Governance. He headed the team which led to the foundation of IDBI Bank, one of the most profitable Banks in the Corporate and Retail Sectors of the market. He was appointed the first Managing Director of the Bank. He had worked extensively for setting up IDBI Bank with M/s KPMG for deciding market positioning, preparing mission statement, setting up policy guidelines on key areas such as Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Credit, Corporate Banking, Marketing, MIS, Retail Bank, Risk Management, Treasury, HRD and Technology selection based on world wide tenders. He was an executive member of the Credit Committee of Directors at ANZ Grindlays Banking Group in London. He formulated supervisory protocol for Board members covering appointment of Directors, rotation and functioning of the Committees. He has worked with ANZ Grindlays plc for over 32 years and held important positions. He headed Operations Audit in India and at headquarters in London, he was Head of Corporate planning and MBO, Corporate Banking in South India, Business Banking Unit as General Manager, Business Banking, treasury and Investment Banking in India, Credit and Investment Risk Supervision, South Asia. He was Deputy Director, Credit and Risk Management for ANZ Grindlays Bank's Credit and Investment portfolio at its Headquarters in London.

Other Directorships held in:
The Devan General Finance & Investment Company Ltd.

Dr. Solman


Dr. Solman is Emeritus professor of Surgery, Grant Medical College, University of Bombay. He is President and Founder Secretary General Association for Trauma Care of India. He heads a Medical Foundation, Health Care International, whose primary thrust area is to establish Continuing Professional Development course in India, so that our doctors, nurses and health care administrators become safer, up to date in knowledge and skills so that they become responsible health care providers to face the challenges of 21st Century needs. He is Director of Surgical Education, Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), premier apex body of Surgeons of all specialties in India. He has been teacher and examiner in Surgery for University of Bombay, National Board of Examination, Tribhuvan University of Medical Sciences, Nepal, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Nepal, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow. Prof. Sen’s main interest is in issues relating to reforms in Medical Education in general and Postgraduate Surgical Education in particular.

Other Directorships held in:
Integrated Health Care Consultants Private Limited.
Wellspring Healthcare Private Limited.

Mr. Nanda Kishan


Mr. Nanda Kishan was heading heading the Department of Merger, Acquisitions and Development for the Taj Group of Hotels. He had been associated with the Taj Group for 33 years working in Sales and Marketing, was heading operations and development for Eastern Region and International Division. He served on the Board of International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH&RA), currently a member of the Chain Council, President of Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association (FHRAI), apart from being the Chairman of West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation and Chairman Tourism Sub-Committee of the Associate Chamber of Commerce and industry (ASSOCHAM). He has been instrumental in creating Taj Asia Ltd. and for bringing CC Africa to develop Wildlife Safaris in India with Taj Group. Mr. Gujral was on the board of Taj International Hotels(Hong Kong) and Oriental Hotels (Hong Kong). He had been appointed the Chairman of the All India Board of Hotel Management and Catering Technology by the Union Ministry of Human Resources for a period of 3 years. He is also a member of World Presidents Organisation (WPO).

Other Directorships held in:
La Opala R G Limited.
R 3 Hotels And Resorts Private Limited.
Devan Hotels Ltd.

Dr. Kulkarini Satya


Dr. Kulkarini Satya specializes in cancer surgery and has vast experience in his field. He is a Consultant Cancer Surgeon at the Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai since 1999. He is also consultant cancer surgeon at a number of other hospitals like Bharat general Hospital, Motiben Dalavi Hospital, Asian Institute of Oncology and Rajeja Hospital. He is the former executive council member at the Indian Cancer Society and also presently a member of the Asian Cancer Foundation.

Mr. Akash Guptha


Mr. Akash Guptha has vast experience in the legal Field. He has worked as Law Officer at Burn Standard Co. Ltd. (Govt of India Undertaking) from April, 1975 to June, 1986. Presently working as Head of Legal Department of The Devan General Finance & Investment Co. Ltd. as President (Compliances & Legal)

Other Directorship held in:
Bengal Devan Housing Development Co. Ltd.
Devan Financial Products Distribution Company Limited.
Devan Hotels Ltd.
Kaizen Hotels & Resorts Limited.
Devan Financial Services Ltd.
Shikha Holdings Pvt. Ltd.
Kaizen Leisure & Holidays Limited.

Mr Satyanarayana


Mr Satyanarayana has vast experience in the field of Finance, Accounts, Internal Audit and other related areas. He worked with Lovelock & Lewes (Management Consultancy Services Division) as Associate Director. He also served The Devan General Finance & Investment Company Limited at different capacities since 2000 and presently working a President and Group Financial Co-ordinator with the said company.

Other Directorships held in:
Devan Hotels Limited.
Kaizen Hotels and Resorts Limited.
Kaizen Leisure & Holidays Limited.