We are led by a core executive management team with extensive financial services experience with excellent track records in resolving financial delinquencies and providing diligent, dependable services. Our business has grown by emphasizing supervisory skills and leadership development.
THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Rakesh Kumar | Chief Executive Officer
With extensive experience in global leadership positions at multinational Banking and Business Process Transformation (BPT) industries, Rakesh Kumar is the owner and CEO of Astra Global. He is a pioneer in the BPT industry and has expertise in successfully establishing global accounts receivables management networks.
Rakesh was a senior executive with GE Capital’s off-shoring initiative, where he set up their first off-shore call center operation. Under his leadership, the initiative grew into a business with 5,000 employees providing customer service, collections, and telemarketing services to a range of GE businesses in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia from multiple offshore sites.
Following his time at GE, Rakesh set up Global Vantedge. He then became the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at iQor, a $450 million international services company with over 10,000 employees across six countries.
Rakesh received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA from Delhi University.
Amit Takiar | Head - Finance
Amit Takiar is a certified chartered accountant with a Bachelors of Commerce degree from Calcutta University. Amit has over 12 years of experience in the fields of financial accounting and business operations. His early professional experience includes having worked as an audit manager with Bhatia Praveen & Co., after which he moved to Dubai for two years to work with Eurostar Communication LLC. There he managed accounting and reporting functions for multiple operating sites.
Amit has been actively involved with Astra Global since 2005 and has held managerial positions in accounting, client management, and business analytics. He currently heads the Finance Department at Astra. In his nine years with Astra, Amit has successfully led the implementation of various internal business process efficiency projects that yielded a significant reduction in operational costs and a direct improvement to the company’s bottom line.
In addition to his accounting skills, Amit excels is in managing process migration, business analytics and business process mapping and improvement.