Our Team

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.

Ramesh Kumar P Shah
Director, Cariot Auto

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 Shah
Director, Cariot Auto

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
Director, Cariot Auto

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.

Kamal Kishore Avutapalli
Director, Cariot Auto

Kamal Kishore Abutpali is a renowned legal professional with over 18 years of experience around MNCs, and Public Listed Companies in India and abroad. In his extensive career, he has been exposed to a wide range of areas such as IPO listing In NSE & BSE, IPO listing in NASDAQ, Funds raising through private equity funding, FPOs and QIBs, procuring licenses and permits for operations in India, US, UAE and APAC, incorporation and compliances of entities in Mauritius, US, Europe, APAC, GCC & LATAM, compllances of Companies Act, RBI, FEMA, Labor laws, SEBI and FCPA (US), Interaction with Investors and directors for board and committee meetings, IPR disputes and arbitrations, Public policy/advocacy for regulations: working with various ministries and much more.

Ankit Maheshwari
Director, Cariot Auto

Ankit Maheshwari is a Chartered Accountant with a CFO Programme credential from IIM-C, complemented by a B.Com and M.Com degree from Rajasthan University. Currently serving as the VP & Head of Finance at Cars24, he brings a strategic and driven approach to his role.

Ankit is known for his visionary mindset and foresight, ensuring Cars24 maintains financial efficiency, profitability, and compliance. Leading a large professional team across various finance departments, including Investor Relations, Treasury, Business Finance, FP&A, Controllership, Supply Chain, Taxation, Risk Management, Governance, and Finance Transformation, Ankit focuses on establishing strategic business partnerships and driving optimal unit economics from both operational and strategic perspectives.

With a rich professional background, Ankit Maheshwari gained valuable experience at prominent companies such as Den Networks Limited (Reliance Group) and Fortune 500 company, IBM. His outstanding contributions have earned him prestigious accolades, including the Global Icon award in finance by Economics Times in 2023. Ankit has also been honored with the BW 40 U 40’23 and CA Business Leader 40 U 40’23 awards. Additionally, he received the Global Icon in Finance by Economics Times, Asia’s 100 Finance Power Leader – 2022 award by White Page International, and the Future CFO of the Year in the automobile sector by Transformance Forum in 2022.

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