The ACE group was co-founded by Vikram Sanghani and Sanjay Dhamsania in 1987. Amongst the early pioneers in information technology in India, they obtained the first outsourcing contract from Virginia, USA back in 1992. In 1997 they established a new software company Ace Infoway Ltd. to cater to the rising demand for web programming. This division saw the induction of Amit Mehta and Rahul Kalaria as co-promoters. In 2007 ACE established its operations in Los Angeles through the acquisition of one of the world’s largest online digital artwork companies.
ACE’s foray into real estate began in year 2002 with the successful launch of Vasant Vihar, a plotted development near Christ College in Rajkot. Other developments include two real estate projects in Rajkot in Munjka & Ishwariya; a plotted development in Ahmedabad. Investors in ACE real estate projects have realized multi-fold gains and have remained involved in subsequent ACE projects.
ACE’s pioneering work has been recognized and written about in India’s national newspapers including the Economic Times, Indian Express and magazines Business Today & Dataquest.
The brief profiles of the key promoters are given below:
Mr. Sanjay Dhamsania has been leading the ACE group since 1992. Mr. Dhamsania holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the US. Before returning to India, he worked for two years in a Washington D.C, US firm. Because of his US experience, he has been able to integrate the requirements of US clients with local talent, to consistently meet quality and delivery standards. Mr. Dhamsania was instrumental in formulating ACE's key production system and processes, which later became part of the foundation of the conversion process. Mr. Dhamsania's father Haribhai Dhamsania, is the pioneer in edible oil industry with interest in various Solvent Plant and Oil Mills such as Sanjay Oil Cake Industries, Jamnagar, Rajkot Oil Cake Industries, Rajkot, Dipak Oil Mill, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Sanghani has been leading the ACE group since 1992 and was the Managing Director of several of ACE's Indian facilities, with responsibility for 2,000 staff. Prior to working with ACE, Mr. Sanghani worked at ICICI Ltd, where he was part of the Resources team. At ICICI, he dealt with Chase Manhattan, S G Warburg, and Bank of Tokyo, among many other leading international banks. Mr. Sanghani has spearheaded Ace's Indian operations, nurturing them from inception to the efficient and profitable businesses that they are today. He is also actively engaged in social and charitable activities and has executed exceptionally large projects, including a dam that provides clean water to 100,000 disadvantaged people. Mr. Sanghani has an MBA from the Bajaj Institute of Mumbai.
Shri Jayantibhai is one of the main founder of Aalap group of real estate companies. He has invaluable experience in building quality homes using best of the resources. In the past 20 years his Aalap group has built 2000+ homes. His last project Aalap Twin-Towers received rave reviews from its customer segment for its planning, workmanship & quality & has become a benchmark highrise project in Rajkot.
His tireless & uncompromising attitude towards quality, usability standards & high ethics has made him a prominent, authoritative & highly respectable figure in construction industry of Rajkot. Currently he is a guiding force behind construction activities of Ace Riverside project.
Shri Jayantibhai has been an Ex-Minister of Gujarat & has held numerous senior positions in Gujarat Congress as well as other Government Institutions. He is also a social worker, an activist & is at advisory level & trustee in several NGOs as well as Social Organizations in Gujarat.
He has done his BA, BCom & Law from Saurashtra University & started his career as an Advocate.
Mr. Kalaria joined ACE group in 1994 & played a key role in one of ACE's database conversion facility & successfully ramped up from 70 people to 200+ people. Later in 1997, he co-founded Ace Infoway Pvt Ltd (AIPL) & played a significant role in acquiring & managing several Government/Corporate web projects. During 2000 he initiated Sales activities in US/UK & successfully built & managed relationships with numerous web development companies through onsite, hands on interaction & by participating in various IT exhibitions in US/UK. Started as 2 people team, today AIPL employs 150+ software professionals & offers solutions to clients across the globe with offices in Rajkot, Ahmedabad & Los Angeles. Mr. Kalaria has done his BE (Computers) from University of Pune & holds a Diploma in Computer Science & Engineering from MEI, Bangalore.
Mr. Mehta joined Ace Group in 1997 with a mandate to start software/web solutions business. Started as two people team, today Ace Infoway (Ace’s software & web solutions arm) employs 150+ software professionals & offering solutions to clients across the globe (US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Finland etc) under the brand outsourcing2india.com. Ace Infoway also offers civil, structural & architectural services to American & Middle Eastern markets under the brand eEngineers.com.
Other than technology, Mr. Mehta is also keenly interested in technical analysis/modeling of different financial markets (equity, derivatives & commodities). Mr. Mehta is also involved with local Rotary club & associated with various nextGen projects like International Dolls Museum & hi-tech library in Rajkot.
Arvind Sitapara has been living in The United States of America since 1972. Mr. Sitapara has over 20 years of experience in building and managing a successful electronic manufacturing business. He is President/CEO of "Captron Corporation" located in Maryland.
Prior to his involvement in the electronics business Mr. Sitapara worked in the Aerospace industry for over 15 years including NASA. During this time Mr. Sitapara held a position where he was involved in managing multi – million dollar satellite design, manufacturing, and testing projects.
Currently Mr. Sitapara lives in Maryland with his wife and two children. In addition to his work, Mr Sitapara volunteers for the local KPSNA chapter and is involved in real estate development projects in Ahmedabad.
Mr. Sheetal Arjanbhai Javia owns and operates Anmol Distributors, LLC in NJ with his father Mr. Arjanbhai Javia. Anmol Distributors is a major US distributor for many Indian grocery products. They also have manufacturing and export facility in Rajkot. Mr. Arjanbhai is one of the pioneers of full facility residential real estate concept in Rajkot. Mr. Sheetal Javia and his family are living in Pennsylvania, USA since last 15 years.
Rajesh Shah, settled in Unites Kingdom since 1989 with his family, wife and two children. He has provided the government with over 20 years of service.
During this period he and his brother started to establish their own wholesale distribution services in hair and beauty products. Today Mr Shah is the Director of Bellissemo Ltd which began in the heart of London and now stretched its arms up to mainland Europe. Mr Shah has also been known in London for his local support to the community and helping many people once they have migrated to UK.