The NeST Group of Companies, with its head-quarters at 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 accounts for development centers, factories and front-end offices over 32 global locations across the USA, Europe, the Middle East, India, Japan and Australia.
From an Engineer in semiconductor development and manufacturing to the post of head semiconductor development operations in just 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 semiconductor 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. 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 next 10 years time, he diversified AMP into fibre-optics and wireless technologies. He retired from AMP as the President of Global Inter Connect Systems business in 1998 and started off his career as the 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, 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 Hitech industries in Kerala. He has won many laurels for his entrepreneurial achievements, such as – Best Regional Exporter 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, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), etc. 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 Group as its Executive Director and CEO (Software Business) in 2009. A trained Engineer, she has aggressively led the growth of NeST’s software businesses in the past 10 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 such as CII, NASSCOM, etc. Destination Kerala, a leading business magazine, in partnership with Women Entrepreneurs Network (WEN) Kerala Chapter, All Ladies League (ALL) Kerala Chapter and TiE Kerala, had conferred her with the prestigious “Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in 2018.
Mr. Althaf Jehangir, as CEO of the Manufacturing Businesses at SFO Technologies Pvt. Ltd, is responsible for the management of SFO’s operations and is credited with instituting a performance based culture for the company. Leading from the front, he has revamped the existing manufacturing lines to bring in higher flexibility of operations and has set up new high volumes production lines. Enabling a road map for technology led manufacturing, the company is well on its way to become a truly Industry 4.0 factory. He is also responsible for the Food & Beverages division of the NeST group.