Our team is the heart of Cariot Auto. We believe that the greater the mission, the greater the team. Our mission is to become India’s biggest online marketplace for used cars. Making this possible is a lot more than just selling cars or even achieving a million customers all across India. It takes an exceptional team of people like the ones we’ve got at Cariot Auto. We take pride in being a part of Cariot Auto and building one of the coolest teams around. Each one of us fills that role because they believe in our mission and want to create a legacy for themselves and their family every bit as big as ours.
Now let’s meet our board members.
In the late 1980s, Ramesh Kumar P Shah began his foray into business with a small setup as a source for wholesale textiles in the competitive city market of Chickpet, Bangalore. He then gradually expanded RK Group to become a leader in retail, distribution, health care, and angel funding by the end of the century. After 26 years in the industry, he graduated from Harvard Business School in 2009. He is an avid tennis player.
Akshay is Director at Cariot Auto, one of India’s leading E-Commerce platforms for pre-owned car buyers. He graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and worked at McKinsey & Company. Later on, he did his Master’s as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University, China.
Sonal Shah began her business journey early at the age of 22. She went on to establish Tempus capital – a proprietary angel firm that has invested in 27 companies across diverse industries. While doing this, she went to New York to pursue graduation from Columbia Business School. After completing her graduation, she returns to India to see what was going on around the online businesses in India.
Gopal Singh Rana is a well-known Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience, specializing in addressing intricate finance and accounting challenges for listed companies. As a seasoned professional from a Big4 background, he has held leadership roles in finance functions for a Global IT and Consumer product Company, both in India and Overseas. His expertise spans taxation, finance transformation, and controllership, with a focus on establishing robust financial structures, group-level risk management, strategic governance, business controls, and accounting process transformation. He played a key role in implementing effective governance, controls, and transformation strategies, resolving regulatory issues, disputes, frauds, legal matters, and ensuring statutory reporting compliance. His skills also extend to internal and external audit issue resolution, commercial business partnering, and developing plans for annual budgets.