Core Team

Sameer Ladkat

Founder & Chairman

Sameer Ladkat is the Founder & Chairman of the Panama Group. A visionary leader and multitalented individual, Sameer spearheads the overall strategy of the Group.

Endowed with a rich entrepreneurial experience of 28 years, Sameer is credited with successfully initiating several ventures across diverse industry verticals. He epitomizes a synergy of thought leadership, business acumen and penchant for high performance; he has been instrumental in taking the Group to exciting new heights of growth.

It is his dislike for the ordinary and desire for the extraordinary that has fostered a culture of excellence within the organization. An optimist, avid reader, keen learner and inspiring orator, Sameer motivates colleagues to think out-of-the-box.

Gautam Ladkat

Co-Founder & Executive Director

A highly dynamic individual with infectious enthusiasm, Gautam Ladkat has played a pivotal role in the incorporation and management of the Group’s several businesses. His strategic insights have made positive impact on the operational and financial performance of the companies.

Gautam brings to the table 15 years’ hands-on experience in the real estate sector; he spearheaded the land and property acquisition processes for all the Group companies, besides being a key decision maker for colossal infrastructure projects in India.

It is Gautam’s visionary leadership and futuristic thinking that is empowering the Panama Group to break new ground in the premium property development arena.  

Dinesh Jagdale

Director & CEO – Panama Renewable Energy Group

Dinesh Jagdale serves as CEO of Panama Renewable Energy Group. He brings to the table a variegated experience spanning 26 years in the Electrical industry and Renewable Energy space. Prior to taking up the leadership position at Panama Renewable, Dinesh had spent 10 years at Enercon (India) Ltd in various capacities. A passionate proponent of Renewable Energy, Dinesh has done groundbreaking work in the Renewable Energy sector in India. He is a techno savvy, innovative person, symbolizing a judicious blend of profound technical knowhow and fine leadership qualities.

Dinesh holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration (Marketing specialization).

Sagar Shah

CEO - Water & Agri Divisions

A qualified agriculturist with an innovative outlook, Sagar is blessed with a deep understanding of the complexities in the Indian agriculture landscape. As head of the Water & Agri verticals at the Panama Group, he leverages 14 years of rich domain experience to make things better. He wholeheartedly believes that things can be turned around by improving efficiency and strengthening the entire agricultural production cycle. He strongly advocates the standpoint that innovative technologies, when applied appropriately, would greatly improve food production, storage as well as delivery. Consequently it will lead to increasing the availability of food grains for the subcontinent’s growing population.   

Sagar is equally passionate about Water Management. His valuable expertise in planning for water supply systems, water conservation, planning in reduction of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) has been instrumental in bringing in accountability and transparency in the water distribution system.