Subhasis Ghosh is a Business Leader, Mentor & Angel Investor having more than three decades of diversified experience in several sectors. He is a former Indian Air Force (Logistics) officer, contributed in a diplomatic assignment with the Indian Government, then transitioned to a business leadership role. Subhasis has led consulting engagements for NIIT and built business units for Reliance Logistics and Maersk Group. He contributed as a Director on the Boards of several corporates, joint ventures (JVs) with public sector companies (PSU) and startups. Subhasis was accredited through the Independent Directors Certification Program by Hunt Partners, KPMG, Board Evaluations, UK. Currently, he is the Managing Partner of Apex Group, which helps emerging businesses with market access in the supply chain and logistics, infrastructure, services and technology space, and helps increase their revenues through M&A advisory and Masterminds. Subhasis also appears as a judge, mentor and author in his scope of interest. Defense & Aerospace, Petroleum, Retail, Information Systems, Economic Zones, Ports & Logistics are his significant areas of practice. His thought leadership skills bring up a boundless lift to the team.
Sangeet Modi is an Engineering graduate from Manipal Institute of Technology and has completed his Master’s in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University, USA and has taught in the same university for five years. He has an experience of almost three decades in the field of software development. He started his own software business in India under the banner Computree Infotech Pvt Ltd., which has now merged with Optimize IT Systems, the joint enterprise specializing in developing web solutions and mobile applications. Sangeet is also the Director at India Money Mart, which is a tech-enabled online lending platform that brings together borrowers and lenders. He has also operated in textile exports, the export of agro-commodities and metal scrap from Africa. He has travelled extensively and brings a wide range of IT and business experience to this organization.
Deepak Jakate is an Engineer – MBA and has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Bangalore. He possesses over three decades of experience in industry, academics and consulting. He has worked in well-known companies and business groups such as Asian Paints, Tatas and Reliance. He is the founder & managing partner of “Envision Management Services”, a professional services firm providing Business Advisory, Consulting, Research & Corporate Training in the areas of Strategy, Supply Chain & Logistics, Six Sigma, Leadership, Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), etc. Deepak has provided consultancy & corporate training services to reputed multinational & Indian companies. He is also a guest/visiting faculty at several reputed management institutes both in India & abroad and was a core faculty at S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research in Mumbai. His presence brings up sturdy support to the team.
Sanjiv Chourasia holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA with a specialization in Technology & Innovation. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and had also earned certifications in Disruptive Innovation from Harvard and Artificial Intelligence from MIT. He is a seasoned technology strategist and entrepreneur with 25 years of international experience in leading digital transformations utilizing emerging technologies. Currently based in Toronto, Canada, he had consulted top-tier financial institutions in Asia, Europe, and North America. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Public Incubator Inc., a global business incubation platform for emerging entrepreneurs. He is passionate about economic empowerment and volunteers his time in mentoring startups globally. Sanjiv is adept at devising a simple solution to a complex problem by building custom frameworks that intersect business and technology. He believes in “working hard to make things simple”. He brings in a unique combination of creativity, hands-on, and an unbiased observer who knows how to navigate ambiguity and manage risk through agile delivery.
Prerana Shah is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed M. Com. from the University of Mumbai. She has hands-on experience of drafting legal deeds and agreements of more than 16 years. She has legal expertise in Indian real estate laws such as Transfer of Property Act, RERA, Stamp Duty, Registration Act and local real estate laws of Maharashtra along with the practical experience of Stamp Duty valuations, Registration of documents in Government records, RERA compliances etc. Fostering her focus on real estate, she has gained a rich experience on structuring real estate transactions from the standpoint of legal and tax complexities. Prerana has been part of indirect tax teams of top tax firms of the Country, in particular, Indirect tax Executive at Nexdigm Group (Formerly known as SKP Group), Assistant Manager at BDO India and Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young Private Limited. Since the last five years, she has been leading legal division of GSC Intime Services Private Limited as an independent director. She has shared her knowledge through the sessions on RERA with WIRC of ICAI. She brings in the combination of in-depth study and practical approach onto the board.
Ratnakar Mehendale is a qualified ICWA and has completed his M.Com. He possesses industry experience of more than four decades in the fields of Business Process Re-Engineering, Mergers and Acquisitions, Demergers, Foreign Collaborations, IPO and CFO. He had been with various Consulting and Cost Management Audit organizations like Sharp & Tannan, Gammon India Ltd, National Textile Corporation (NTC), Nirlon Limited and Dharamsee Morarji Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd. He has also worked as CFO at NRB Group which majorly focuses on Finance, Management Auditing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Process Re-engineering, Implementation of oracle, Foreign collaborations, IPO listing Costing, Budgeting. He has handled more than 130 PAN India Contracts and has evaluated new systems of capturing revenue and cost over the entire project period, have conducted Investigation Audit of Tata Finlay Mills. Ratnakar is instrumental in getting SICOM subsidy of 10-12 crores every year and have independently managed 15 plants of National Rayon. His unique analysis and the use of information along with leadership skills builds the fundamentals of an organisation.
Dhiraj Sethia is a qualified Lawyer, Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary and is an upcoming legal advisor holding experience of more than a decade working with corporates. His focus area has been advising on the structuring of a transaction in areas of law, tax systems and finance. He was head of Legal and Business Development of PS Group, a leading real estate group of Eastern India for a decade. He was also part of the finance team of ITC, FMCG Division. Real Estate, FMCG and Hospitality are some of the sectors where is advising to many entities. With his pragmatic thinking, business acumen and urge for finding out the best solutions, he is of great help to many business organizations.
Prasanna Sudke is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed his LLB. He has more than 10 years of post-qualification experience in the industry. He’s the proprietor of P. G. Sudke & Co. and was engaged with SKP Crossborder Consulting Pvt Ltd. He has been involved in advising various clients in indirect tax matters in diverse fields like leasing companies, e-commerce industry, real estate industry and the likes. Currently, he is the Managing Partner of GSC & Co. LLP, a firm providing niche professional services in the field of Audit, Direct Tax, Business Advisory, RERA and GST Compliance. Structuring of Loans, Cost Saving, Seed funding, Re-Finance, Tax Advisory & Planning, Investment Planning are few of the services which he has successfully implemented in various organizations.
Naresh Agarwal is a practicing Chartered Accountant, qualified Law Graduate from Calcutta University and also holds the degree of DISA (ICAI). He retains an experience of more than 3 decades. He brings on board a vast experience with wide exposure in all types of Audits and Taxation, especially Internal Audit, MIS, Cost Control & Cost Reduction, system development and audit, various statutory compliances. He’s the Founder & Senior Partner of the firm, Agarwal Naresh & Co and founder member of Kolkata National Company Law Tribunal Bar Association and a Member in Direct Taxes sub-committee of Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has contributed articles on Bank Audit published in Official Newsletter of EIRC of ICAI and house journal of different professionals’ associations from time to time. His wide-ranging approach helps the organization to analyze eclectic compliance of any entity.
Samya Sengupta is a Chartered Accountant, practicing in Insolvency Professional and a Cost & Management Accountant. He possesses an experience of nearly two decades in diversified professional and business on board. He has successfully handled and resolved a number of large and complex insolvency matters as a resolution professional and also as an advisor covering various industries including include engineering, plantations, iron and steel, sugar, MSME, food storage. Presently, he is a partner of K N Jain & Co. Chartered Accountants, Kolkata and a Director of KLASS Insolvency Resolution Professionals Pvt. Ltd. As a practicing CA he acted as consultant, advisor and auditor to a number of Government projects and departments in 3 states. His core area of expertise is financial and management consultancy, fund raising, restructuring in micro finance, NBFC, manufacturing, development and other sectors. With his vast experience in finance and growth strategy, he has proven to be the boosting factor to small and business houses across India.
Abhishek Batra is a Chartered Accountant holding qualification of DISA and CISA and having over 20 years’ experience in handling all aspects of Accounting & Taxation Outsourcing and Compliance Assignments, Audits and Consultancy services in respect direct and indirect tax matters. He’s commercially astute and business-focused with profound knowledge of Accounting Practices & Procedures, Income Tax and GST for performing as well as assisting in Audits, Tax Assessment and the delivery of expert advice. and a commitment to the completion of monthly compliance assignments. He is one of the partners of M/s A K Batra & Associates and has the merit of addressing a couple of seminars as well. He’s a Financial Controller who combines exceptional technical and consultancy strengths with organizational skills, a proactive work ethic.
Dharmendra Shah qualified Chartered Accountancy in the year 1986 and practicing since 1992. Having almost 3 decades of professional experience, he has diversified his practice in fields of Auditing, Income Tax, Goods and Service Tax, ROC, VAT. He is the proprietor of Dharmendra & Co. Chartered Accountants and presently, he is also a partner at GSC & Co. LLP Chartered Accountants. He has provided his valued services in various sectors including Manufacturing, MSMEs, Exporters, Gems and Jewellery, Pharma, Chemical, Electricals, Logistics, IT Products, etc. He has handled several audit assignments including Statutory Audits, Tax Audits, Internal Audits, Transfer Price Audits, Special Audits. He has also been continuously engaged in Returns filing, CIT Appeals, Assessment Representation, NRI taxation, etc. His specialization in Investments provides a stiff support to any organization’s growth.
M B Narayanan
Mr. M B Narayanan is a Chartered Accountant carrying decades long of experience. He has worked in various Senior Management positions in Panalpina, Lee & Murihead Ltd and Bertling Logistics in India and Overseas. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director in Bertling Logistics India Pvt Ltd, one of the world’s largest Freight Forwarders & Ship owners. He was also in the board of Globe Forwarding Agencies Pvt Ltd, one of the leading Custom House Agent in India. Currently, he’s associated as a Director at GSC Edge Consultancy Private Limited, a prestige organization providing personalized professional services. His exposure also covers areas of systems set up, internal controls and developing monitoring systems. His rich experience paves way for services like Risk Management, Due Diligence, Restructuring & Turnaround strategies, Financial Management, M&As, etc.