Our Team

Dr. Roy C.J.

It is the keen business acumen and the courageous vision of Dr Roy CJ that has made Zion Hills possible. Dr Roy CJ is the founding Chairman of Confident Group. Foreseeing the potential of distant underdeveloped suburbs to emerge as future luxury destinations, Confident Group acquired this large tract of land and backed the vision to create a golf community in a very unlikely location.

Dr. Roy is a PhD in Business Administration from SBS Business, Zurich. Dr Roy has more than 2 decades of Real Estate and entrepreneurial experience preceded by experience in companies such as HP, TVS & BPL. He continues his patronage of ZionHills especially with regard to all land related matters and as non executive Chairman of ZionHills Golf Pvt Ltd, the operating company that operates the golf course through a lease arrangement.

P. Sunil Krishnan

Founder & President

Sunil is the President of Confident Group, is an Industrial Engineer and a university topper. He started his career with Mico Bosch, moved on to Hewlett Packard and worked with the company for over 16 years. He held top positions in manufacturing, supply chain services, operations and finance and gained insight into varied aspects of corporate management. He was last posted by HP to Singapore as Director (Finance), South East Asia.

Leaving an extremely successful career in HP, Sunil joined Confident Group as its founding CEO. His skills and charisma have lent much impetus to the Confident Group and to the development of the golf course.

George Menomparampil

Founder & Managing Director

George as a founding promoter & MD of Zion Hills is in charge of delivering this dream. George, after completing his MBA, started his career with Hindustan Lever and thereafter worked with ANZ Grindlays, with HSBC Bank in India, Australia, UK, and the USA, he worked in many senior positions. He was instrumental in conceptualizing the project. His determination and perseverance have been key to the project’s progress to date.

Rishi Jain

Promoter & Chairman

Rishi Jain is a Delhi based entrepreneur and businessman hailing from a reputed business family with varied business interests ranging from logistics to NBFC to Real Estate. As a customer of Zion Hills from its inception, Rishi has been a strong believer in the vision and potential of Zion Hills. Rishi has recently expanded his involvement in the project to be the main promoter and an active decision-maker. A seasoned Real Estate investor, Rishi brings his keen business acumen, experience, and industry network across the country to help take Zion Hills to its true potential as a landmark project in the country.

George Menomparampil

Founder & Managing Director

George as a founding promoter & MD of Zion Hills is in charge of delivering this dream. George, after completing his MBA, started his career with Hindustan Lever and thereafter worked with ANZ Grindlays, with HSBC Bank in India, Australia, UK, and the USA, he worked in many senior positions. He was instrumental in conceptualizing the project. His determination and perseverance have been key to the project’s progress to date.

Vivek Bekal

Chief Operating Officer

Vivek is a qualified electrical engineer and management professional and has over 3 decades of diverse experience in project management, operations management, HR  and P&L management, at global MNC’s like Saint-Gobain group.  With his vast experience spanning core engineering, HR and General Administration, he brings a very practical perspective and significant depth to the management team at Zion Hills. His focus on sustainable growth – both financially and organizationally has been invaluable.

PN Nagabhushan

Director – Golf & Property Maintenance

Nagabhushana is a veteran at Golf Maintenance. A post graduate in Agriculture by education, Nagabhushana’s golf career started as Golf Course Superintendent at Bangalore Golf Course. After a successful stint there, he went on to help build and later manage the Oxford Golf Course in Pune, another much admired golf course in India. Thereon he moved to KGA in Bangalore, where under his care, the course was rated the best golf course in India.

Nagabhushana has been part of the Zion Hills team since inception. As Director of Golf and Property Maintenance, he is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the overall property including oversight of golf course construction, management of public relations within the local community and positive engagement with the community. The highly lauded A4 Bent grass greens at Zion Hills is a proud testimony to his skills and passion.

Nagaraj Setty

Project Manager, Construction

Nagaraj heads construction responsibilities at Zion Hills. Prior to joining Zion Hills, Nagaraj has worked in leading consulting firms and Real Estate firms such as Synergy Consultants, Jurong, Saint Gobain Group, Adarsh Developers amongst others. With more than 24 years of experience brings with him a wealth of practical experience in the construction of homes at Zion Hills.

Sudesh Kumar

Golf Operations Manager

Sudesh is a veteran of the golfing world in Bangalore. He cut his teeth over 20 years of experience in Karnataka Golf Association, the Mecca of Golf in Bangalore, in a variety of roles. After that he has been with Rishi Narain Golf Management, the leaders in organisation of golf tournaments and events in India for 5 years. At Zion Hills he aims to provide golfers a great golfing experience.

Dinesh Babu

Head of Security

Dinesh Babu makes the residents and staff at Zion Hills breath easier. A law enforcement veteran with 20+ years experience in the CRPF including as part of the UN Peace Keeping Force in Bosnia and hailing from near by Kolar Gold Fields, his friendly yet dominating presence is a very comforting one at Zion Hills.

Jayakumar

Dy Golf & Landscape Superintend

Jay joined the Zion Hills team in 2013 after about 15 years of experience at Laguna National Golf Course in Singapore. His team and he are responsible for the great golfing conditions and beautiful landscapes at Zion Hills

Ronald Fream

Golf Course Architect, Zion Hills

Ron is possibly one of the most well regarded golf architects of modern times. In 1966, Ron began his career as a golf course architect with Robert Trent Jones Sr., before venturing to start his own design firm, Golfplan Inc in 1972. Over an illustrious career spanning 40+ years he has designed about 200 courses over 65 countries. He has been the winner of many prestigious accolades including life time achievement awards from the Asian Golf Magazine and being ranked amongst the 15 most powerful people in Golf worldwide by Golf Inc magazine.

Ron has a particular passion for golf in Asia and is almost unmatched in his knowledge and experience of golf in the South Asian region. His leading courses in Asia include the Serapong golf course in Sentosa, Singapore where the Singapore Open is played, Saujana in Kaula Lumpur, a venue for the Malaysian Open, Nine Bridges in Korea etc.

Ron’s courses stand testimony to his low intervention approach, with every course designed uniquely to best leverage nature’s special gifts for each site. Zion Hills is Ron’s first golf course in India and is inspired by Ron’s belief in the unique appeal of this site and his firm belief that Bengaluru is poised to be one of the world’s leading golf destinations.

William (Bill) Kessener

Director Golf Construction
Bill is the Creator in Chief of the golf course at Zion Hills.
A very seasoned and highly talented shaper and golf construction expert, Bill and Ron Fream have partnered together on several leading golf projects around the world over an association spanning 30+ years. Around the world, Bill’s artistry has helped to translate Ron’s design vision into some of the world’s leading
At Zion Hills, Bill was Director of Golf Construction. During the construction of the front 9 holes of Zion Hills, he made Kolar his home personally working his magic on the ground to shape the course. The much-admired contours of the course is a testament to his skills. We expect Bill to return soon to do his magic on the back 9 holes of Zion Hills.

Srinath Advani

Architect

Advani and Associates headed by Srinath Advani as been the main architect for the homes in Phase I at Zion Hills. A visionary and an artist, Srinath is particularly fond of designing boutique get away homes, an interest that he has brought to life well at Zion Hills.

Arun Nalapat

Architect

Arun Nalapat Architects (ANA), is a bangalore based design practice doing a wide variety of projects across India, the Middle East and North Africa. The firm has won numerous awards and has been recognised in various fora for design excellence both in India and abroad.

ANA believes that each project is a singularity, built on a unique site, for a particular client at a specific time. It will never happen again. Each project, a beginning, a movement towards an unknown end. Their approach, while informed by their previous projects, is not guided or limited by them.

More information about the firm is available on their website – www.nalapatarchitects.com and on their facebook page.

Tarun Sardesai

Director, Tarun Sardesai Golf Academy at Zion Hills Golf County

Tarun is an entrepreneur and founder of the TSG GOLF ACADEMY at Zion Hills.

He is an IGU Certified Class A coach with certifications in golf fitness (from TPI USA), putting (Harold Swash Putting School, USA), Aim Point Express (USA) and Flight Scope (USA).

Tarun’s passion is to create golf champions of the future. He partners with Zion Hills to create one of the leading centres of advanced golf learning in India. He is committed to building an academy system of training rooted in one teaching philosophy. His eco- system today comprises experts in various fields allowing students to access the right people at the right time. The latest addition to the academy is the indoor training studio. In this space, he uses the Sam Putt Lab and Flight Scope technologies for golf analytics and custom club and putter fitting for serious golfers.

Tarun’s passion for the sport is contagious and his commitment to his students is the basis of everything he does. He is constantly learning and furthering his own knowledge to help every student be the best that he/she can be. He has recently been inducted in to the NGAI Teaching staff and will be responsible for training the new crop of teachers.

Tarun’s partnership with Zion Hills has propelled the TSG Golf Academy at Zion Hills to become one of the most sought after destinations of advanced golf learning in the country. Apart from his program at Zion Hills, Tarun also leads the Junior Golf Development program in Bangalore cutting across KGA, Bangalore Golf Club & Zion Hills.

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