Key Personnel

Astra is led by a core executive management team with extensive financial services experience. The collections management has grown through the ranks with stress supervisory skills and leadership development. Each of our managers has an excellent track record in resolving financial delinquencies and providing dependable and diligent services.

THE LEADERSHIP TEAM


Rakesh Kumar

(Chief Executive Officer)

Rakesh Kumar is the financial services business executive with extensive experience in global leadership positions at multinational Banking and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industries. Mr. Kumar is a pioneer in the BPO industry with expertise in successfully establishing a global Accounts Receivables Management network.
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He was a senior executive with GE Capital's off-shoring initiative in India, 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 US, UK & Australia from multiple sites in India.

Most recently, he has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at iQor, a $450 million international services company with over 10,000 employees across six countries.

He received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA from Delhi University.
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Amit Takiar

(Head - Finance)

Amit Takiar is a certified chartered accountant with a Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com) degree from Calcutta University. Amit has over 12 years of experience in the fields of financial accounting and business operations. His early professional experience included working as an Audit Manager with an accounting firm  Bhatia Praveen & Co, after which he moved to Dubai for 2 years to work with Eurostar Communication LLC , where he managed accounting and reporting functions for multiple operating sites.
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Amit has been actively involved with Astra Business Services since 2005 and has held managerial positions in accounting, client management and business analytics. He currently heads the Finance Department at Astra. In his 9 years engagement with the company, he has successfully led the implementation of various internal business process efficiency projects that yielded significant reduction in operational costs and a direct improvement to the company’s bottom line. Amit’s expertise apart from his accounting skills is in managing process migration, business analytics & business process mapping and improvement.
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