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Edward THOMAS

Managing Director (MD)

Edward Thomas, Executive Director Passenger Service Delivery for Keolis Downer since 2017 has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) for the Hyderabad network on 10 October 2019.

Mr Thomas joined Keolis Group in 2015 as Director Special Projects for Keolis Downer in Melbourne, where he successfully secured the Yarra Trams franchise extension. Between 2017 and 2019 Edward served as Executive Director Passenger Service Delivery and led the execution of Service Delivery, Passenger Experience and Operational Planning, managing a team of 1,800.

After studying Industrial Economics in Nottingham University in the UK, Mr Thomas held several senior finance roles, before being appointed Finance Director for Connex Transport UK in 2003. Prior to joining Keolis he worked for Transdev as Chief Financial Officer, Deputy CEO & COO, before becoming CEO of Transdev Melbourne in 2013.

SANJAY JAIN

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Sanjay Jain joined Keolis Hyderabad on 15th July 2017 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Keolis Hyderabad, he was DGM – Stations with Metro One Operation Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture of Veolia Transdev and Reliance group for O&M activity in Mumbai. He as associated with Mumbai Metro from 27th September 2010. He got Operations Training for two and half month in Seoul Line 9 in South Korea (Operated by Veolia).

Before joining Mumbai Metro on 27th September 2010, he has also working for Indian Railways in Operations team from March 1987 to September 2010. During this period he was part of DMRC project as Group Station manager from January 2002 to March 2007. He was the member of Core team for Operations and nominated for Metro operations training in MTR Hong Kong for two and half months. He comes with a vast experience in Railway and Metro Rail Operations for thirty years.

JOHN HICKEY

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

John Hickey joined Keolis Hyderabad on 1st May 2017 as Chief Technical Officer.

With an engineering background, John possesses 35 years’ experience in the rail industry in Australia and has occupied various roles from hands-on frontline management positions, asset and project management roles, through to General Management and Executive Management positions.

He has developed strong technical engineering, project management and leadership skills and possesses strong technical expertise in the application of Total Asset Management to a broad range of freight and passenger rolling stock and related equipment and facilities.

SRINIVAS DUDUKA

Chief Quality Health Safety Environment & Training Officer (CQHSETO)

Srinivas Duduka has joined KEOLIS group on June 01, 2015. Prior to joining KEOLIS, he has spent his career with leading Chemical & FMCG companies which includes BASF, KANSAI, Goodlas Nerolac and Asian Paints, who has worked at various geographies.

Srinivas comes with an experience of 20 years and above, who has expertised in SAFETY (Process & Behavioral), EHS (ISO 14001), OHSAS 18001, Total Quality Management (TS 16949 : ISO 9001), Responsible Care Management System, TPM, BSC, Production Planning, Vendor Management and Lean Methodology � Six Sigma Project implementation.

He holds a Post Graduation in Inorganic Chemistry (M.Sc) and Business Management (Specialization in Operations Management).

KRISHNA M JONNALAGADDA

Chief Finance Officer (CFO) & Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Krishna M Jonnalagadda has joined Keolis Hyderabad on February 15, 2017 as CFO.

He is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by qualification with over 20 years of experience from various Multi-National Companies and which includes industries like Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and Infrastructure.

Prior to joining Keolis, Krishna was heading Finance and Secretarial functions at Harsco India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad.

Harsco India is a group Company of Harsco Corporation,USA dealing with Metals and Railways industry based out of Pittsburgh, PA. In Harsco, he was instrumental in concluding long term contracts with Steel giants in India such as JSW, JSL, Essar Steel.

His core strengths are corporate debt structuring, business valuations, internal controls, implementation of ERP, designing and setting up systems and procedures etc.