The NeST Group of Companies, with its twin head-quarters at Sterling, Virginia, USA and Kochi, Kerala, India, has grown from its rather humble inception in 1990 as a single manufacturing plant, to being a diversified conglomerate with a global foot-print and multi-domain expertise in the fields of Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS), Original Design Manufacturing (ODM), System Integration (SI), Application Development & Management (ADM), IT Infrastructure design & implementation, consulting, etc, besides operations in non-technology areas like Education & Training, Food & Beverages, commercial, industrial and residential real estate development etc.
The rapid pace of growth has been made possible due to a rare combination of entrepreneurial vision, technological competencies and managerial expertise that sets off the explosive synergy in its rich pool of employees who are drawn from all corners of the world, and yet, professes a single focus -a desire for exceeding our customer expectations.
The Group now employs around 5000 persons across its development centers, factories and front-end offices over 32 global locations across the USA, Europe, the Middle East, India, Japan and Australia. The diagram captures the multifarious competencies of the Group in a snap-shot.
From an Engineer in semi-conductor development and manufacturing to the post of head semi-conductor development operations in 10 years time at IBM, heading over 2000 engineers and scientists – Mr. Javad Hassan’s excellence had paved for a spectacular growth in his career which started in early 1968. During this period he obtained over 20 patents for his inventions in semi-conductor technology. In later years, he held the positions of the corporate head of engineering and Technology at IBM’s world headquarters in New York as well as the head of their storage business, a 6 Billion Dollar revenue business. In 1988, he joined AMP Inc, world’s largest electronic components/connector company (a fortune 100 company), as their corporate head of technology. In his 10 years time, he diversified AMP into fiber-optics and wireless technologies, and built it to a 1.5+ billion Dollar business. He retired from AMP as the President of Global Inter Connect Systems business in 1998 and started off his career as entrepreneur in his own right. As Chairman, he has been the visionary guiding and managing the explosive growth of the Nest Group since its inception.
Mr. N. Jehangir, our Vice-Chairman and the Group Managing Director, is an aggressive entrepreneur who has set up 30 diversified enterprises catering to the global market in the last 25 years. He brings to NeST, his rich experience in successfully setting up and managing state of the art Hi tech industry in Kerala. He has won many laurels for his entrepreneurial achievements, such as – Best Regional Export Award, Best Entrepreneurship award, Prime Minister’s award for Technology Upgradation and Udyog Ratna award from the government of India for contribution in the field of Industrial development of the country, Top Exporter award from Technopark, Trivandrum. He works closely with the government of Kerala, KSIDC etc for the development of industries in Kerala and promoting Kerala abroad as an investment destination
Ms. Nazneen Jehangir, joined NeST IT in 2009. A trained Engineer, she has aggressively led the growth of NeST’s software businesses in the past six years, taking the company into new geographies, domains and technology areas, especially digital technologies, her core focus area. She also looks after the Group’s CSR and Education & Training initiatives and plays a leading role in local industrial conclaves.
Mr. Althaf Jehangir, is the CEO at SFO Technologies Pvt. Ltd, the main manufacturing company of the NeST Group, from 2007. A trained Engineer, he is also responsible for the Food & Beverages divisions of the group.