Soon after Graduation, J. K. Valecha was at the helm of affairs and got involved in the Infrastructure/

Construction Business. His ability in the field of evaluation of projects, planning the future course of action, and project implementation skills saw him taking challenges in setting new standards and getting cutting edge technology in the Civil Construction sphere. J. K. Valecha, with this risk taking ability and quick decision-making, made rapid progress in taking Valecha Group to great heights by bagging prestigious projects on a global bidding basis. The Valecha group has got interests in Construction, Power Transmission & Green Field Investment.

He is the prime mover in bringing GOLD”S GYM to India with a mission for GOLD”S GYM – “When Indians think of Fitness, they think of GOLD”S GYM”.

In a dynamic global business environment, Mr. Valecha is always looking to fuel newer ideas that could shape the future contours of business in India.

He is a keen sports enthusiast with special interests in water sports like skiing, kayaking, rafting and scuba diving. He cherishes the dream of making infrastructure for every indian and also making fitness a way of life for all.



On graduation with a Masters in Hospitality Management from Cornell University in 1996, Rajesh, a second generation entrepreneur, took over as head of the Sun-n-Sand Group. He brings with him his association with the hospitality field and heads the group with a view to consolidate its brand strength.

A hectic schedule does not keep Rajesh away from pursuing other interests. He is a health and fitness buff and an avid follower of cricket. He does not miss out his regular morning workouts, no matter where he is. He enjoys playing tennis, badminton and table tennis. The concept to provide world-class fitness standards in India was followed up with intense research across the globe culminating in the signing up with the leaders in fitness- GOLD”S GYM.



A cornerstone of the growth and development at the Valecha Group is Mr. Karan Valecha. With a degree in Business Management, he is involved in the Finance, Business Development, Legal & HR matters at Valecha Engineering limited and plays an important role in the strategic & brand building of Gold’s Gym all across India. Youthful & dynamic, Karan is always looking at newer opportunities across the start-up universe by lending his varied knowledge and experience across sectors.

He is a keen sports and fitness enthusiast and an avid follower of football. He has special interests in all adventure sports including scuba diving, skiing, sky diving, bungee jumping, rafting and anything Extreme!



Nikhil’s journey so far, from a person selling medicines to making the country fit by making Gold’s Gym the leader in India in the fitness industry, has been a fascinating one. Leading him to travel to more than 150 cities globally and look at fitness as a way of life.

Nikhil never thought of selling & opening gyms would land up in his dream Job when he joined Gold’s Gym as a franchising head for the Northern region over 10 years back and within five years he was given the responsibility to handle pan India franchising. In his role as franchising head he has taken the brand to a whole new orbit & in the last five years, under his leadership India became the first and the only country outside USA to have more then 130 gyms with a foot print in 90 cities .
Now Nikhil spear heads the entire organisation from Business development, Gym operations, HR, Finance & Technology.
Looking at adding training of people to gear up to the ever expanding fitness market and expanding to neighboring countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Nepal etc is the next goal for him in the coming years.



Prashant spearheads Finance & Accounts function of Gold’s Gym, India, he is associated with the brand for last 3 + years.

An astute professional in the field of Finance, Accounts, Legal, Human Resources and Implementation of ERP System, Prashant brings in an overall experience of 30 + years to Gold’s Gym, India. He is team a man with inspirational leadership qualities and avid follower of sound & fool-proof systems and processes.

Prashant is a Pro Table Tennis player having represented India in World Veteran Table Tennis Championship 3 times and is winner of many national and state level tournaments. A fitness enthusiast, he keenly follows lawn tennis, football and cricket.



A graduate in life sciences backed by a post graduation in nutrition Shraddha started her career at the prestigious Breach candy hospital as a nutrition specialist.After a brief stint Shraddha joined the company in the sales department honing her skills in selling different products in the fitness industry to begin with .

In the last 13 years it has been a rounded experience having understood all aspects of the gym business now straddling various verticals including sales ,Training ,operations ,marketing and above all strategy

A constant engagement to keep the brand at the forefront as a leader has been the main focus and now spearheads the entire corporate owned gym business of the company

Shraddha is constantly seeking greater challenges and keeps herself fit as part of her passion to be a role model to youngsters in the organisation.