Brief biographical details of the Directors and senior management are set out below:
Manjit Rajain, Executive Chairman
Executive Chairman Major Manjit Rajain the Executive Chairman of Tenon Group of Companies, started the Corporation with Peregrine Guarding in 1995.
Over the last 20 years his refined leadership, business insight and operational expertise have strengthened the growth trajectory of the group and expanded the company into new markets, and extended its service portfolio and global reach. Furthering his vision of integrated and comprehensive service provider, in 2009 Major Rajain acquired Roto Power, a leading electrical & mechanical service provider hence expanding Tenon’s ability to optimize value by offering complete range of services. From 2007 to 2014 his entrepreneurial vision saw the continuous and planned growth of the company in terms of business, market and portfolio through acquisition and new business ventures.
At the helm of the Group having 4 distinct yet integrated verticals – Tenon Facility Management, Peregrine Guarding, Roto Power & Soteria, he now provides corporate guidance and best business practices to his highly evolved and professional team.
Major Manjit Rajain clearly drew upon his experience in the Indian Army and the Police Force to define the blueprint of the organization in terms of expertise, discipline and deliverance. In the Indian Army he was commissioned in the 11th Armoured Regiment in 1984 and during the 7 years of service he was actively engaged in operations in Rajasthan and Jammu & Kashmir. Subsequent to his service in the Army, he joined the Police force and rose to the level of Assistant Commissioner of Police, stationed in Jammu & Kashmir.
Under his able leadership in 2006 Peregrine was awarded the Fastest Growing Security Company of the Year. He is also been recognized and felicitated for his thought leadership and prolific contribution to the security industry. He has received CAPSI Security Entrepreneur Award in 2008, Security Leadership Award in 2012, International Award for Excellence by the Institute of Economic Studies in September 2015 at Bangkok and Global Achiever’s Award in 2016 in Dubai. He has been appointed as Chairman, Homeland Security Forum under Indo – American Chamber of Commerce (IACC). Major Manjit Rajain is a Paul Harris Fellow and served Rotary International as an Assistant Governor thrice.
He is a member of various Industry Forums such as FICCI, CII, ASIS and CAPSI. His interface with these industry forums have been on an active level and is often invited by them to speak on issues related to the security industry in terms of insights, trends and sector outlook. Major Manjit Rajain is an MBA and is currently pursuing his Doctorate. An avid reader and an amateur golfer, he has also been a renowned shooter. He now provides corporate guidance and best business practices to his highly evolved and professional team.
Dr. Keith Hellawell QPM, Non-Executive Director
Non-executive Director Dr. Keith Hellawell QPM, is a highly renowned expert in the fields of security and facilities management and brings significant professional experience and academic credentials with him.
Mr. Hellawell since his association with Mortice Limited has served as an entrepreneurial mentor providing inspirational leadership and experienced voice for corporate governance. With his enviable breadth of skills and experience he has brought along a transformative impact in structuring the organization through ethical standards of governance.
As a highly decorated police officer, Dr. Hellawell has served as Chief Constable for the West Yorkshire Police and Cleveland Police; and has advised senior government bodies and officials, including the Home Secretary and Prime Minister of the UK, the European Union, former Soviet Bloc countries, Los Angeles Police Department, Government of Cyprus and the FBI on diverse issues relating to combating crime. In his professional capacity, Dr. Hellawell has served as a Director of Homework, a UK-based corporation involved in manufacturing and installing security alarms. He has, and continues, to lend his professional advice to several leading corporations as a Non-Executive Director – significantly, in the context of Mortice plc, to Dalkia plc, a leading Facilities Management services provider. Dr. Hellawell holds an LLB. from London University and gained his MSc. From Cranfield University. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Leeds/Bradford and Huddersfield Universities. He has won several professional awards including “Communicator of the Year” (voted by PR industry), Top 50 most powerful men in Britain in a national newspaper survey and “Businessman of the Year” for the Yorkshire and Humber Region.
Ms. Pallavi Bakhru ,
Ms. Pallavi Bakhru is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of post – qualification experience in tax advisory and compliance with core strength is cross border structuring.
Currently she is the Group Head of Tax Vedanta, the $14 Billion group and the largest diversified natural resources company in India that has interests in Zinc, Iron Ore, Lead, Gold, Copper, Aluminum, Power and Oil & Gas. At Vedanta she is responsible for driving a strong culture of compliance and aligning the tax function with the Groups long term goals. She also manages risks in multiple jurisdictions and advises on all significant decisions having a bearing in tax.
Prior to joining Vedanta, she was a Partner and Head of Tax at Grant Thornton India with focus on inbound and outbound structuring advisory including regulatory compliance for both Indian and foreign investors
She has the experience and expertise to successfully run her own Firm for 14 years before merging it with Grant Thornton. At Grant Thornton she was responsible for growing the tax practice in terms of top line and addition of talented people within the Tier 1.
She has an impressive and extensive global exposure and has sat on the Tax Advisory Committee (TAC) of Grant Thornton International. At Vedanta she is responsible for compliance and guidance on all big ticket tax advice across subsidiaries in Tasmania, Zambia, South Africa, Ireland and the UK, where the parent company is listed. Mrs Pallavi Bakhru is an Alumni of the second batch of FICCI initiative for “Women of Corporate Boards”
Mr. Richard Gubbins,
Mr. Richard Gubbins has an enriching 27 years of experience as a trusted professional adviser/director/chairman “in the Boardroom” of UK listed PLC’s and a proven business builder and executive leader in the UK, European and emerging markets of South-East Asia, Russia and India. Strong commercial and financial literacy gained from advising professionally and personally on financial transactions as well as Audit Committee experience. He has over 20 years of Executive Management responsibility and his skills include strategic and thought leadership, handling and managing people, mentoring, investor communication, governance, risk management, remuneration and incentivisation issues (five years on Remuneration Committee of Ashurst LLP, a top 10 City law firm). He was appointed as Director and Chairman of Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust Plc in 2014.
He has wide range of experience in international corporate and commercial activities including fundraisings, flotation’s, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, restructurings insolvency, commercial contracts and transactions involving an extensive number of diversified industries in different jurisdictions. Having set up Ashurst Singapore in 1996 and since returning to London in 2000, Richard has specialized in advising on corporate and financing deals with an international dimension.
The Group’s Senior Management includes the following persons:
Brig. Rajan Oberoi, PPMG, VSM – Group CEO
Brig. Rajan Oberoi is an accomplished security professional with over 34 years of experience in the security related domain.
Prior to joining Peregrine Guarding, he has had an erstwhile career in the Indian Army. During his tenure with the Army, Brig. Oberoi was tasked with the responsibility to raise the first combat elements of the National Security Guards – The “Black Cats”, and subsequently went on to head this elite counter terrorist outfit as their “Force Commander”.
Brig. Oberoi’s distinguished services in diverse fields, including counter-terrorism, has earned him accolades while in service, including the prestigious President’s Police Medal for Gallantry(PPMG) and a Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM).
Previously as the Managing Director of Peregrine Guarding, he was responsible for leading business operations and ensuring that the company continually enhances its competitive advantage through the quality of its services, caliber of manpower, training and standardization, and customer service enhancement initiatives.
He is a member of many national business forums such as FICCI, CAPSI and ASIS. His interface with these industry forums have been on an active level and is often invited by them to speak on issues related to the security industry in terms of insights, trends and sector outlook.
He is actively engaged in the Security Sector Skills Development Council that works towards developing a framework for upgrading skills of the Security Guards to international standards.
He has been responsible for formulating a structured program for training and employment opportunities in the field of physical security for the youth of North East in association with the political leadership of Meghalaya.
Currently at the helm of Tenon Group of Companies as the Group CEO, Brigadier Oberoi is responsible for all aspects of the various business verticals along with Tenon Group’s long range development plans. He also oversees various methods of leveraging new technologies to enhance the deliverables of security solutions.
Under his able leadership the Tenon Group recently launched their new business venture – Soteria. This world class remote surveillance command center will produce an enhanced suite of services, processes, systems and technological capabilities to deliver the best customer proposition for security from every possible angle.
Vishnu Sultania, Group CFO
Vishnu Sultania is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary having more than 20 years of experience working with sizeable global companies both in India and Overseas.
He has been associated with Venture Impex of UK, Telstra of Australia, Verint of USA, Srei Group of India and most recently he was the Director Finance – South Asia for OCS Group of UK.
He has been instrumental in acquiring companies, raising funds and providing strategic supports in organization building as well as providing leadership.
As a Group CFO he drives the aggressive growth plan of the Group and provides strategic direction to business through his pervasive knowledge of the financial markets and data driven decision making. Through his expertise in enabling the Group to develop processes, policies and intelligence along with skills in operations and financial management, he leads critical fund raising and international initiatives.