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About the Business Valution Summit 2018

With a population of over 1.25 billion India is one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world - standards and professionalism are of significant importance.In the absence of standards of business valuation the valuation is more on an art based on the professional experience of the valuer rather than a science based on empirical studies and logics.At present there are no prescribed standards and codes for valuation in India, in many cases the valuation lacks the uniformity and generally accepted global valuation practices.Though the value of a business can be objectively determined employing valuation approaches, this value is still subjective, dependent on buyer and seller expectations and subsequent negotiations and use of professional judgment is an essential component of estimating value. New laws regarding Valuation are being discussed and is in the process of being drafted by government bodies. At the summit, we will have a discussion on the requirement and the importance of these laws. We will try to find out how these proposed laws will impact the current practices of the valuation profession.

We have invited experts from International Bodies like IVSC,IIBV, stakeholders from India, including different regulators, corporations and corporate affairs ministry to discuss the future of Valuation in India. We also intend to invite Private Equity and Startups professionals to discuss the significance of valuation for Startups. We are expecting a 200+ audience to be part of this summit.

About International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC)

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) is an independent, not-for-profit, private sector standards organisationincorporated in the United States and with its operational headquarters in London, UK. IVSC develops international technical and ethical standards for valuations on which investors and others rely.
IVSC is responsible for developing the International Valuation Standards and associated technical guidance. To ensure that the public interest is effectively protected it also engages with other bodies active in the regulation of the financial markets to ensure that valuation issues are properly understood and reflected.In developing its standards and technical guidance, IVSC follows a process of issuing discussion papers and exposure drafts for public comment.
As of 2017, the IVSC has over 70 organisations in membership from around the world. The organisations in membership accredit and regulate the conduct of individual valuers who specialize in the valuation of many different types of assets and liabilities, such as business interests, real property, intangibles, capital equipment and financial instrumentsThe International Valuation Standards (IVS) are international standards that consist of various actions required during the undertaking of a valuation assignment supported by technical information and guidance. The IVSC Standards Board is responsible for the development and maintenance of the International Valuation Standards. .


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Shri G N Bajpai
Former Chairman

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CS Makarand Lele,
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Raymond Moran
MG Valution (USA)
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Amit Jain
KPMG India
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Sorabh Kataria
Ernst & Young India

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Raj Mishra
I-Deals Network
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Abhishek Sharman
Founder & MD
Carpediem Capital
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Mr. Nalin Kumar
Head Investment Banking
IDBI Capital
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Chander Sawhney
Partner Valuation
Corporate Professionals

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B. Sridhar Rao
Managing Partner
Truscel Capital
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Rajesh Khairajani
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Gagan Ghai
Crest Capital Group Pvt Ltd
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Andrew Strickland
Scrutton Bland Chartered Accountants (UK )

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Shashank Randev
Z Nation Lab
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Dinesh Tiwari
Managing Director
Broad Peak Capital Advisors LLP
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Sahil Narula
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Mr. Sanjay Agarwal
Tata Communications Payment solutions Limited

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Mr. Rajkumar S. Adukia
Competent Valuation Pvt Ltd
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Darpit Kanadia
Partner, Corporate Finance Advisory Services
Baker Tilly DHC
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Darshana Kadakia P
Grant Thornton India
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Piyush Goenka
Managing Director
Tano India Advisors Pvt Ltd

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Amit Mehra
Unicorn India Ventures
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Sanjay Mehta
Angel & PE Investor
Core Media
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Pradeep Rathi
Managing Partner
CSI Incubation
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Dr Aniruddha Malpani
Angel Investor
Malpani Ventures

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Pratik Singhi
Nine Rivers Capital
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Ravi Prakash Ganti
Insolvency Resolution Professional
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Vaibhav Manek
KNAV & Co.
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Bharat Ramnani
Valuation Advisory Services

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Aakash Kakkad
Compliance Officer
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Sandesh Hegde
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Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
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Paritosh Basu
Senior Professor and Chairperson MBA (Law)

Agenda - Business Valuation Road Ahead

Date 3rd May 2018
Event Hall Ball Room
Venue Westin Mumbai Garden City,Goregaon East, International Business Park, Oberoi Garden City, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063
9.00 AM - 10.00AM Registeration and Welcome Remarks
10.00 AM-10.15 AM Keynote address by Chief Guest
Speaker Shri G. N. Bajpai (Former Chairman SEBI)
10.15 AM - 11.00 AM The need for regulation for the business valuation profession.
i. Importance of valuations in financial reporting
ii. Valuation standards – whose standards for technical methodologies, ethics and professionalism, performance standards
iii. Proposed regulations in India
iv. The future of the business valuation profession
v. International and India designations
vi. The ecosystem of the BV profession in India
vii.Protecting the public - Peer reviews and complaints processes
Moderator Andrew Strickland - Consultant, Scrutton Bland Chartered Accountants
Panelist i.Chander Sawhney- Partner & Head, Corporate Professionals
ii. Rajesh Khairajani - Partner, KNAV
iiiShrenik Baid - Partner, Deloitte India
iv. Darshana Kadakia- Partner, Grant Thornton
v. Sridhar Rao - Managing Partner, Tuscel Capital
11.00 AM - 11.15 AM Networking Morning Tea Break
11:15 PM-12:00 PM Best Practices in Business Valuations
i. Valuation methodologies and challenges
ii. Determining the cost of capital in India
iii. Complex financial instruments
iv. Contingent consideration
Speaker i.Ray Moran - Executive Director, IIBV
Panelist i.Bharath Ramnani - Valuation Head - Aranca
ii.Pratik Singhi - Partner, Nine Rivers Capital
iii.Rajesh Khairajani - Partner, KNAV
iv.Darpit Kanadia - Partner,Baker & Tilly DHC
v.Gagan Ghai - Director, Crest Capital
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Presentation - Valuation of Blockchain based companies and ICOs
Sanjay Mehta - Investor, Core Media
12:15 PM-12:30 PM Q&A
Sandesh Hegde- SHCA & Akash Kakkad -XinFin
12.30 PM - 1.30 PM Luncheon
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Panel lll : Valuation of Start-ups
i. How is it different from other business valuations?
ii. Key issues and why they matter
iii. Is valuation of Techstartups a bubble?
Moderator Raj Mishra - CEO, I-Deals Network
Panelist Shashank Ranadev - Director, Z Nation Labs
Pradeep Rathi - Managing Director, CSI Incubation
Sandesh Hegde - Founder, SHCA
Dr Annirudh Malpani - Angel Investor, Malpani Ventures
Amit Mehra - Principal, Unicorn Ventures
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Panel lV : Valuation in M&A transactions
Business Valuation in M&A deals
How M&A transactions are diff from a PE transaction? What are the valuation drivers?
Different requirements of valuations in a M&A deal – price discovery, regulatory, accounting, tax, stock markets
Key deal breakers in M&A transactions?
Role of Investment Bankers in price discovery for M&A transactions?
How identify and track the KPI in M&A deals?
Moderator Darpit Kanadia - Partner,Baker & Tilly DHC
Panelist Paritosh Basu - Senior Professor and Chairperson MBA (Law) NMIMS
Vaibhav Manek -National Lead Partner, KNAV
Amit Jain - Partner, KPMG India
B. Sridhar Rao - Managing Partner,Truscel Capital
Nalin Kumar - Head Investment Banking, IDBI Capital
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Panel V : Private Equity perspective on Valuation
i.What factors influence valuation in PE investments?
ii.What differentiates evaluation between an Angel Investor, VC and PE?
iii.Key deal breakers in PE transactions specific to valuation??
Moderator Pratik Singhi - Partner, Nine Rivers Capital
Panelist Amit Mehra - Principal, Unicorn Ventures
Dinesh Tiwari - Managing Director, Broad Peak Capital Advisors LLP
Vaibhav Manek -National Lead Partner, KNAV
Paritosh Basu - Senior Professor and Chairperson MBA (Law), NMIMS
Piyush Goenka - Partner, Tano Capital
Abhishek Sharman - Founder & MD, Carpediem Capital
3:45 PM-4:00 PM Networking Evening Tea Break
Panel VI: Valuation in Insolvency and the Bankrupcy Code
4.00 PM-4.45 PM i.Role of Registered Valuers
ii.Distressed Asset Valuation
iii.Litigation arising under the I & B Code
Moderator Gagan Ghai - Director, Crest Capital Group
Panelist Sahil Narula - Director, Rakesh Narula & Co.
Sorabh Kataria - Partner, EY India
Ravi Prakash Ganti - Insolvency Resolution Professional
Rajkumar S. Adukia - Chairman, Competent Valuations
4:45 PM - 5.00 PM Q & A
5.00 PM Closing Remarks

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Nick has been the CEO of the International Valuation Standards Council since August 2016, following a previous 10 month period as a part-time interim CEO to bring a new strategy to the organisation. Prior to this he had a global director role in professional body RICS helping develop their professionalism offering around the world. This followed an extensive amount of time working internationally as a senior consultant with Ernst and Young and then KPMG from the 90s through to 2011. Nick also has non executive roles for a Legal Chambers in London and the charity arm of a global pharmaceutical company. He speaks 3 languages and has lived in a number of different countries. Outside of work Nick has a strong media and speaker profile for his mountaineering and fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis charities having set a record on his Everest climb in 2016. A number of media and organisations have recognised his endeavours and he has received a Point of Light award from the British Prime Minister.

Raymond Moran, ASA, MRICS is CEO of MG Valuation LLC, and has 35 years’ experience with International valuation and accounting firms. He serves on the Board of the International Institute of Business Valuers (“iiBV”), Chair of the IIBV Marketing Committee, past Member of ASA and RICS Valuation Committees, and frequent speaker and author on global valuation and accounting topics. Ray has spent much of the past 15 years in Asia/Pacific, focusing on improving education and coordination amongst valuation professionals and VPO’s. He is a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and has testified in United States Bankruptcy Court. Prior to his current position with MG Valuation, he was a Senior Vice President and Managing Director- Asia/Pacific with American Appraisal, and served with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Amit is a part of the Valuations practice under Deal Advisory in India. His role at KPMG entails advising clients with their valuation needs across key strategic purposes including (i) Transactions / Fairness Opinions / Funding (ii) Regulatory – RBI / Tax (iii) Accounting / Purchase price allocations (iv) Disputes / Arbitration etc. and has an experience of about a decade and a half in this space.

He has an experience of about a decade and a half ranging across several industries especially Infrastructure, Power, Renewable energy, Roads, Airports, Construction, Oil & Gas (Upstream/Mid / Downstream) and Chemicals sectors.

Prior to joining KPMG India Ltd., he was with Ernst and Young LLP as a Director in its Valuation & Business modelling practice leading many complex engagements such as (i) For Supreme Court / Company Law board (ii) For shareholder dispute resolutions (iii) For overseas listings and (iv) For merger of public companies which are significantly in public domain. He also has experience with ICICI Bank Limited, as part of their project finance team, where he was involved in credit assessing / structuring various marquee projects for project funding purposes. He has also worked with SBI Capital Markets Limited in their Project Appraisal and Structured Finance division.

He is a management graduate from IIM Lucknow and a B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur.

Sr Elvin Fernandez, PPRISM, FRISM, FRICS Sr Elvin Fernandez is a Registered Valuer (V-170) and Estate Agent (E-82) and presently the Managing Director of the Khong & Jaafar Group Of Companies. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sunway REIT, a Fellow of RICS, UK, the President of the Business Valuers Association Malaysia, an Exco Member of the Private Valuers Association (PEPS) and the Secretary General of the ASEAN Valuers Association. Sr Elvin is Life Fellow of the Institution of Valuers and Member of the Practising Valuers Association (India), the Institute of Philippine Real Estate Appraisers, the National Association of Romanian Valuers, the Indonesian Society of Appraisers and China Appraisal Society. He is a Past President of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), PEPS and a Past Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council. He also served as a Member/Exco Member of the Board of Valuers from 1993-2007. In appreciation of his invaluable contribution to the valuation profession, he was awarded “Property Consultant of the Year 2005” by the Board of Valuers, “Professional Excellence” Award in the “Engineering, Construction & Property” Category on 20 May 2011 by the Malaysian Professional Centre, “Valuer of the Year 2013” Award on 10 January 2014 by the Valuation Division of RISM, Honorary Membership of the International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts (IACVA) on 12 December 2015 by IACVA, “Million Dollar Roof Top” Award on 1 October 2016 by the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents and the RISM Excellence Award 2017 “Malaysian Surveyor of the Year by RISM on 20 May 2017.

Abhishek Sharman is Founder and Managing Director at Carpediem Capital Partners, an SME focused private equity firm targeting investments in consumer and services focused themes. He was previously Principal at India Equity Partners, a $350Mn India focused private equity fund. During his tenure at IEP, he worked across diverse sectors such as Healthcare, Education, Managed Services, Consumer and Financial services. He has served on the boards of Ikya Human Capital Solutions, ILFS Education, Sagar Ratna Restaurants, RG Stone Hospitals and Axiss Dental and also played key role in IEP’s investments in Coldex and Manappuram. Prior to IEP, he was an investment professional with SUN Group, a private equity firm focused on emerging markets, primarily Russia and India, with $2Bn in investments. Mr. Sharman has close a decade of experience in private equity and has played a key role in investing, portfolio management and exits across more than 15 companies. Mr. Sharman serves as a member of economic affairs sub-committee of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Mr. Sharman received a management degree from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and an engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Sorabh is an Executive Director in the Valuation and Business Modelling Group in EY Mumbai. The group provides valuation and modelling assistance to a broad range of clients through building new models or reviewing existing models. Sorabh has been extensively involved in helping his clients navigate the transaction cycle. HIs experience across both the private sector and advisory role has given him invaluable insights into the valuation and find raising cycle.

His previous role was with EY Australia where he spent 8 years providing decision support, valuation and transaction services to some of Australia’s largest businesses and technology companies.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young Sydney in Jan 2007, Sorabh worked for General Electric for over ten years. In his years of GE experience, Sorabh has done a number of roles across the d Capital units roles in Finance, Integration , Risk, Quality and Operations.

D S Vivek is a Chartered Accountant and Principal Consultant of Annveshan Business Solution. He has more than 20+ years of experience in providing Out of the Box solutions to challenges faced during Business Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions . Known for providing Practical solutions with a 360 degree perspective of all regulations impacting M & A . He is passionate about working with Start Ups with Unique Business Models exploring unchartered regulatory paths . His skills and assessments on Business Valuations have stood the test of time by India’s top Court and Regulatory agencies. He is a Partner for the last 18 years at Suresh & Co, Bangalore, a reputed Chartered Accountant firm. In his capacity as a partner he heads a team of 120+members. The firm has been an epitome of reliability & value generator for its clients and has demonstrated stability over the past 49 years. He was earlier working with consulting firm M/s PriceWaterHouseCoopers Ltd in their Tax & Business Advisory Division. His other areas of specialization are Tax and regulatory advice, Transaction Support , FEMA Consultancy, Corporate Law Consultancy, Domestic & International Tax Structuring & Corporate Business Consultancy He has handled various projects at domestic and international levels which include due diligence and advisory functions relating to German , UK, Laos, Dubai & US based companies

Ajay is a founding member of the Firm and was closely involved in setting up the Firm. He has over 24 years of professional experience and brings a deep understanding of Indian entrepreneurs, capital markets, financial structuring, and matters relating to taxation and regulations. He also brings a considerable network of relationships with the banking community, financial institutions and regulatory bodies. At Ascent Capital, Ajay focuses on investments in consumer, pharmaceuticals, technology, and agri sectors. Besides, raising funds from institutional investors has been part of his responsibilities across all the three funds. Previously, Ajay worked with UTI for nearly seven years across diverse fund management roles. In his last stint there, he managed the India Access Fund, the first India dedicated offshore index fund. He played a key role in UTI’s investment monitoring team and was involved in restructuring several companies across diverse sectors. Ajay qualified as a Chartered Accountant where he was amongst the top rankers in India. He holds a B.Com. from Shri Ram College of Commerce and is also a qualified Cost Accountant.

Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam is a versatile and passionate leader with 2+ decades of global experience (decade in the USA and a decade+ in India). As a full time angel investor, invested in 21 start-ups and seen 4 exits. Spearheaded Impact thinking in Indian Angel Network and co-founded IAN Impact. His personal mantra is “Start-ups should focus on India’s strength – people, problems, Tech (PPT)”

Mark was recently named Chairman of the Standards Review Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (“IVSC”). Mark also serves on the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee. Mark is a member of the Business Valuations Committee of the ASA where he also serves as Chairman of the Business Valuation Standards and Technical Issues subcommittees. Mark is on the Advisory Council of the Master of Science in Finance program at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013, Mark was inducted into the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame. Mark is also Managing Director of Acuitas, Inc. an Atlanta Georgia based valuation and litigation consultancy firm. Mark is the practice leader of the firm’s valuation practice. Mark is a frequent presenter and author on valuation issues. He is on the faculty of the Federal Judicial Center and the National Judicial College teaching business valuation concepts to judges. Mark is author of Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation 2nd ed published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2013). Mark is also the author of the course, “Fair Value Accounting: A Critical New Skill for All CPAs” published by the AICPA. Mark is also co-author of several portfolios related to Fair Value Measurement published by Bloomberg BNA.

Mr. Gowda has over twenty years of management and entrepreneurial experience in USA and India. He started his career with AT&T Bell Labs in USA; managed various software and quality initiative projects for about ten years. Then he started his own company Global Associates, Inc. in 1995 in USA that offered staff augmentation, project out-souring, and training services to many fortune 500 companies. Since then he has added few more companies to his portfolio, he is also Angel Investor, holds advisory role to companies. Specialties: Merger & Acquisition, Equity Fund Advisory, Business Creation, Project Management.

Sridhar Rampalli has been in the financial services industry for more than 16 years with varied experience in banking ,wealth and investment management. He started his career with ITC Limited and worked with ICICI Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, Yes Bank and was a Senior Vice President in Wealth Management Division at Anand Rathi Financial Services Limited prior to founding Blue Ocean, a boutique investment advisory services firm. His strengths are Business ,investments and Financial Strategy with strong analytical mind and passion for numbers. He is an economics graduate and a diploma holder in hospitality management from IHM-Hyderabad.

Srini Vudayagiri is partner director at Peepul Capital which is a private equity platform with about US$700 million under management. Peepul Capital is a growth-focused private equity fund with close to 50 investments across consumer services, consumer products, healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment and technology. As one of the early entrants into Indian private equity industry, Srini started his private equity career as part of founding team of ACTIS India (then known as Commonwealth Development Corporation). Over the last 20 years in the industry, Srini played a key role at Intel Capital (as partner of South Asian operations), Thomas Weisel International (as founding head of Indian operations) and Lightspeed Ventures (as founding Managing Director of Indian operations). As an active investor, Srini has been involved in investing close to $300 million across 15 companies. He was instrumental in identifying, making and managing some of the early PE investments in sectors like education, power and financial services. Srini currently serves on the boards of Maiyas Foods, Vishal Personal Care, Unibic Foods and Innovative Foods. In the past, he has invested and served on the boards of ECom Express, Motherhood Hospitals, BPL Cellular, Career Launcher, Netkraft and Accel Frontline among others.

Kumar Ganjam is a descendant of the family that founded, built and owns the famed heritage jewelry brand-Ganjam. Completing 128 years of existence in 2017, Ganjam is a heritage brand built over seven generations. As the co-owner and Joint Managing Director of Ganjam Group of Companies:
• Under Kumar's leadership the company has grown at a CAGR of over 35% in past 6 years. He has been instrumental in establishing 3 boutique retail outlets in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi.
• He has also built the hospitality business of the Group (Restaurant and Stay) in India (currently in 3 locations) and is on course to operate 150 units in the next 3 to 5 years.
Kumar’s formed Stridam Global Ventures Pte Ltd, with sector agnostic business interests, headquartered in Singapore. Through Stridam Global, Kumar intends to identify and promote economically viable, durable and scalable venture opportunities.
Kumar is a graduate in Jewelry manufacturing and techniques from the University of Central England, Birmingham. He is a Graduate Gemologist from Gemological Institute of America. Kumar is also a MBA alumnus from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.

Senior Management at IDBI Capital. Head Investment Banking and Private wealth division.
MBA (IIM – Calcutta), B.Tech (IIT – Kharagpur) with 25 years of experience in financial services including corporate and investment banking as well as investing.
Has worked in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai
Has worked at HSBC, J.P. Morgan, DSP Merrill Lynch, JM Morgan Stanley.
Has Worked as Managing Director at Rabobank and CEO at First Rand India
Independent Director on Boards of various companies including Bodal Chemicals Limited

William A. Hanlin is the founder and managing partner of Hanlin Moss Yi, PS and is the current President & CEO of the International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts (IACVA). He is a part-time professor and research fellow at the Chinese Central University of Finance of Economics. He is an honorary member and serves as an advisor to the Standards Committee of China Appraisal Society

Varun Gupta is the country managing director for India. He set up the firm’s operations in India and is responsible for its overall growth and strategic direction. Additionally, he oversees the Southeast Asia and Japan operations of the firm. Varun has over 20 years of experience in valuation and financial advisory services. He has advised clients across a wide range of industries including IT/ ITES, energy (conventional as well as renewable), pharma and life sciences, infrastructure, internet and eCommerce, telecom, media and entertainment, etc. He has provided valuation opinions for purposes as diverse as financial reporting, strategic decision making, tax planning, restructuring, collateralization, transfer pricing, litigation and dispute resolution. Besides valuation of businesses in general, he specializes in valuation of early stage companies, intangible assets (e.g., brands, intellectual property, IPR&D, etc.) complex financial instruments, contingent consideration and ESOPs. He has also provided expert witness testimony in courts of law. His prior experience includes stints with the valuation and financial advisory arms of Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

From last 20 years, I have been involved in analyzing businesses, companies and assisting in key management decisions in constantly evolving ecosystem. I have assumed very diverse roles, from being corporate treasurer, managing funds for family offices & corporate treasury, to creating valuations for startups/SMEs/PSUs/Fortune 500 companies for diverse objectives. Because of our holistic approach & rich background, we bring lot of value across asset class for clients. We have been recognized as preferred partners with many leading Institutions and Consulting firms wherein we bring our expertise and collaborate astute execution across INDIA since 2004. With our multidisciplinary expertise accentuated by our honored board of advisors, across various industry segments, we have brought clarity to difficult and complex valuation situations and to provide defendable reports to more than 1000+ cases.

Based out of Singapore, Yang Yen Thaw is a CoAggregator, M&A specialist, cross-border consultant, investor and an entrepreneurial lawyer. He is the Managing Director of 2iB Partners, a specialist M&A company that provides the full suite of services and pioneers the CoAggregation® model which is a deft combination of M&A with organic growth that helps SMEs scale up, internationalize and innovate their systems. He has worked as a corporate lawyer for 25 years in different jurisdictions. Apart from living and working in Singapore, India, Japan and Hong Kong, he was involved in mergers and acquisitions in companies based in US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and France. He has also assisted companies extensively in doing business in China

Rao has more than 20 years of Expertise in valuations, M&A, corporate finance and management consulting. He has advised numerous companies on valuations and has led more than 500 M&A transactions for the purposes of of Restructuring, Taxation, Financial Reporting, Dispute Resolution, Liquidation and Fund Raising. He is the Founder of TRUSCELCAPITAL, a Merger & Acquisition Advisory Firm. Prior to establishing TRUSCEL, Rao held leading positions in advisory firms such as Arthur Andersen, UBS, Deloitte. He earned his Master of Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines in 1995 and Master of Commerce from the Bangalore University, India in 1991. He has in-depth knowledge in valuations with specific trainings such as “Equity Valuation of Strategies and Methodologies” conducted by the New York Society of Security Analysts in New York City, “Equity Valuations in Volatile Markets” conducted by the London School of Economics and “General Management Program” conducted by the National University of Singapore.

Vikas is currently working as Director - Valuations with KPMG India. He has around 15 years of experience in Corporate advisory and valuations across diverse industries.His stints include strategic advisory at Ernst & Young India Private Limited, Corporate & Strategic Advisory at the Murugappa Group. Vikas has extensive experience in valuations of businesses, equity and brands and has advised a wide range of clients on merger swap ratios, joint venture situations, valuation advice to boards for divestitures or acquisitions, valuations for group consolidations, regulatory valuations, valuations for business restructuring, portfolio valuations and intangibles valuation. He is an alumuns of ICAI.

Raj Mishra is Founder and CEO of I-Deals Network. He has total experience of 14 years as an entrepreneur .Prior to I-Deals Network he was also involved in launching HR Startup. He has also worked in companies like Star Tv, Newscorp and FPSB India..He has mentored Startups and helped them in fundraising.He is also invited on panels of different Startup Events. He enjoys reading books and travelling is his passion. ‌

Namit Jain, an enthusiastic entrepreneur and dynamic personality started his career from Mumbai as a Chartered Accountant. Prior to starting ONN Bikes, Namit was working as a Management Consultant with PwC and EY for 3 years. Namit along with Shanky Munoth launched ONN Bikes in Nov 2016, to provide frugal two wheeler rental solutions to the ever-increasing population of migrants and travellers in major cities and tourist hubs across India. ONN Bikes was launched with a vision to provide access to mobility in the most affordable way for every individual. Company is currently offering rental solutions starting from min of 4 hours to max of 1 year. In last one year, company has expanded its business on both B2B and B2C front and partnered with leading companies like UBER, OLA, Swiggy and Foodpanda. ‌

Karthik specializes in advising clients on stakeholder value maximization strategies through fundraising, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic advisories. •A commerce graduate from Madras University,Karthik is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years of experience with Deloitte.At Deloitte, Karthik was leading the southern india practice for Fund Raising, Mergers& Acquisitions specific sectors.Karthik has worked across offices in India and United States and has extensive experience across various functional lines covering corporate finance,restructuring services and dispute resolutions. ‌

Manishh is the Founder & CEO of Utilis Capital, a Bengaluru based Late Seed / Pre- Series A Fund. Utilis is a sector agnostic VC fund investing in Disruptive & Innovative Technology Start-ups. He has 30+ years of Leadership experience across 11 Diverse industry domains, having founded 8 Businesses and mentored over 44 Entrepreneurs to Success. An Engineering Graduate from Bangalore University, with Post Graduate Studies in Home Electronics, Fashion Design, Cisco Network Technologies, Global IT Solutions, Mythology, Neuro-Physics, Genetic Engineering, Anthropology, Alternate & Natural Therapies, SPA & Wellness Techniques, Horology, and Renewable Energy. Prior to starting Utilis, he headed a Strategy consulting & Business advisory practice, primarily focusing on helping early stage technology companies charter their growth. Prior to that he held top management roles in a Multi-Business Conglomerate, a Healthcare & Wellness Company, and a Network Infrastructure Consulting Firm. He is an Avid Reader persistently seeking knowledge in New Realms, Die Hard Foodie, Plays Snooker & Poker, Fond of listening to Opera, Western & Indian classical music. ‌

Ankur Chhapolika, a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, is the acting corporate advisor to the QuEST group on global taxation and company law matters. QuEST Global is a pioneer in the engineering service industry (estimated to be at $621Bn) which is currently witnessing dynamism, aggregation and consolidation as well as a technological disruption as it move towards Industrie 4.0.

Ankur has been instrumental in advising QuEST on more than ten acquisitions spanning across US, UK, Australia, Germany, Romania, Japan and India viz sale side advisory, acquisition structuring, funding structures, choice of acquisition vehicle, repatriation planning, ETR optimization strategies, PPA etc. He has extensive experience in structuring the acquisition of IPR’s, valuation of IPR and defending the same during tax assessments. He has also played a key role in investor relations and raising $350 mn funds from Bain Capital, GIC and Advent in 2016 for the company. ‌

Mr. Chander Sawhney, a seasoned professional is a Fellow Member of ICAI (2005), also holding Membership of ICSI (2007), besides being a Certified Valuer – ICAI (2011). He possesses post qualification experience of over 12 years in Investment Banking, specializing in Business Valuations, M&A, Transactions Advisory and Corporate Deals. He is a Partner & Head of Valuation & Deals Department of Corporate Professionals Capital Pvt. Ltd., a SEBI Registered Merchant Banker (Cat-I), headquartered at New Delhi. He is providing sophisticated and robust advisory with ability to identify and manage strategic issues, both regulatory & commercial and guiding his clients in making well informed investment decisions. He has executed 750 Valuations (worth 25Bn$) including Business, Shares, Derivatives, M&A and Intangible valuations for eminent clients covering various Industries including Auto, Chemicals, e-commerce, FMCG, Financial Services, Healthcare & Pharma, Hotels, Industrial Machinery, Internet Software and Service, Logistics, Media & Entertainment, Metals and Mining, Mobile VAS, Power and Renewable Energy, Real Estate, Retail, Sugar, Tourism etc. Mr. Sawhney is a Member of National M&A Council of ASSOCHAM and visiting faculty to ICSI, Business Leadership Programme of SOIL and IMT, leading B schools. He is the face behind India’s first and only online web portal in the unstructured field of Business Valuations viz. www.corporatevaluations.in. Mr. Sawhney has addressed several conferences and seminars organized by ASSOCHAM, PHD, IICA, ICAI, ICSI, VC Circle, Headstart Delhi, Rotary Club, CKF etc. He has contributed numerous Articles on Business Valuation, Valuation under IND-AS, Startup Valuation, Sweat Equity Valuation, Registered Valuer, Impairment Charge, GAAR, Tax treatment on sale of Unlisted shares etc. including quotes, which have been published in leading financial daily and business magazines. He is also currently writing a comprehensive book on Business Valuations in India. Mr. Sawhney has also gained global exposure by travelling overseas to United Kingdom, Spain, Singapore, Dubai and Australia for Valuation, Transaction & Deal advisory and negotiations. ‌

Manish is a partner with Grant Thornton and has more than a decade of experience in the area of valuation, research and corporate finance. Manish has been involved in offering valuation consulting services for some of the large and reputed Indian companies in various sectors including IT, Telecom, Healthcare, manufacturing, financial services etc. He has significant experience in valuation of businesses, intangible assets and complex financial instruments for transactions, dispute and compliance. Manish is an MBA from MDI (Gurgaon) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical). He is also a CFA (CFA institute, USA) and FRM (GARP, USA). ‌

Lata is leader of the Valuation Practice with BDO India. She has specialized knowledge in areas of valuation of business, intangibles, IFRS etc. Lata has carried out valuation for Arbitration/disputes, Mergers & Acquisition, Regulatory based valuation involving regulators such as SEBI, RBI, High Court, Income Tax, etc. Lata has represented before domestic and international arbitration panel as an expert witness for various corporate and supported counsel for cross examination of counter party valuations etc. She has undertaken 1,000+ valuations in her career. ‌

I am passionate about Women's Economic Empowerment and evangelising entrepreneurship , actively involved in a number of startups helping them with their business strategy and promoting transparency and good governance. ‌

Sandesh Hegde is a Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India . Also passed the uniform CPA exam from state of Michigan. In his previous role Sandesh was a Associate Director for Corporate Finance - Valuations with BDO Consulting India. Currently he manages his own finance & strategy consulting practice working with a diverse list of listed / privately held companies, consultancies & VC’s / PE’s. Additionally he is also a mentor for startups, being one of the mentors on Startupbootcamp (leading global accelerator program). He is also associated as Head – Valuations (India) for BizEquity a global cloud based valuation platform. their business strategy and promoting transparency and good governance. ‌

Rishi is a director in the Valuation Advisory Services group and is based in Mumbai. He is responsible for overseeing Portfolio Valuations and Secondary Market Advisory in India. Rishi has over 14 years of financial advisory experience, both on the consulting and client side. His clients primarily include alternative asset managers, including private equity funds, hedge funds and credit funds both in India and in the U.S and U.K. Rishi specializes in mark-to- market valuations across diverse portfolios of illiquid and privately-held securities including loans, bonds, convertibles, preferred equity, equity, and derivatives under the guidelines of IFRS 13, ASC§820 or the equivalent local GAAP standard. Rishi returned to Duff & Phelps in 2015 through the firm’s acquisition of American Appraisal. Prior to joining American Appraisal, Rishi provided Apollo Global Management, then a $160bn investment firm, a range of internal advisory services for its Credit funds domiciled in the United States, India and Singapore. Prior to this stint, Rishi worked with the Avista Houlihan Lokey partnership in India, and Duff & Phelps in the New York office where he advised Board of Directors, CFOs and Controllers on a variety of valuations of businesses and assets for transaction, financial reporting and tax purposes across a broad spectrum of industries. Rishi has also been a speaker on valuation-related topics at forums organized by the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA), VCCircle and ASSOCHAM. Rishi received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. Rishi has passed the FINRA Series 7 exam and is a CFA charter holder. ‌

Rajesh Khairajani is well recognized in the field of valuation and selected amongst the ‘best under 40’ valuation specialists by the NACVA USA. His specialty includes performing Financial Reporting Valuations under US GAAP, IFRS and IND AS and conducting Financial Due Diligence for cross border M&A.

  He is the Lead Valuation Partner at KNAV. 

Rajesh is an Accredited Senior Appraiser, an Indian Chartered Accountant, a US Certified Public Accountant and holds the Accredited in Business Valuation credential (ABV) from the AICPA, USA

​With over 25 years of international experience, Vaibhav is an astute professional with exceptional focus, superb management skills and an innovative mindset. Vaibhav articulates the unique language of a business and its financial needs while delivering valuable propositions to our clients. His portfolio of clients includes owner-managed and entrepreneurial businesses, which cover small and medium enterprises, leading Indian businesses and MNCs.

He has had executive education at Harvard Business School on “Leading Professional Service Firms” and is a Certified Drucker Fellow, having being trained in management at the Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University, California. Vaibhav current teaches Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Drucker Curriculum program in India and is also regularly invited to present papers and speak at various conferences and seminars organized by CII, NASSCOM, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, ICAI and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. He has also spoken at various training programs and conferences at New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, London, Dubai, Madrid, Singapore, Amsterdam and Zurich.

Vaibhav is an fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with an all India ranker position at Foundation and Intermediate level of the CA examinations and a US Certified Public Accountant. He also serves as a member of Board of Accountancy of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Andrew was for many years a corporate partner based in our Colchester office. He is now a Consultant to the Partnership. He is chairman of the Review Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); this committee hears appeals from two other regulatory committees of the ICAEW. Andrew has been involved in a large number of corporate finance transactions, and is accustomed to providing close support to clients through the sale of their businesses. He recognises the importance of planning in ensuring that the best possible tax result is obtained: this requires the careful management of any proceeds which are to be received on a deferred or contingent basis. Litigation support is one of the specialist services offered by Scrutton Bland and Andrew heads up this service, with a special focus on business valuation. Andrew is a member of the valuation committe of the ICAEW and of the education sub-commitee of the International Institute of Business Valuers. In addition to business valuation reports, other work has related to personal injury claims, contractual disputes and Fatal Accident Act claims. Andrew acts as an expert who is very comfortable in giving evidence in court and in being subject to robust cross-examination on that evidence. The keynote to this service is simple: any report that is produced has to be written with the awareness that it may need to be defended in detail in court.

Shashank brings entrepreneurial and investment understanding with 10+ years of cross functional experience. He has worked in large companies and an investment research-data product start-up.

In 2016, he joined Z Nation Lab as Director and Zsolt Capital as Vice President to lead India operations & early stage funding. Additionally, he is a member of the Maharashtra Executive Committee at People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PIOCCI).

Previously, Shashank was the founding member and Vice President of VCCEdge, the data platform by VCCircle. He led revenue, product development and growth initiatives for close to seven years at VCCEdge. VCCircle was acquired by News Corporation in 2015 where he served as business head for the division until 2016. He has also worked with NIIT Ltd. and Zensar Technologies Ltd.

Shashank holds an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Engineering from Nagpur University and an MBA from International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi.

Dinesh is a private equity professional with over 25 years of experience in investing in Emerging markets, predominantly India-related businesses with significant years of Partner/leadership roles. He has been the founding member of 3 early-stage private equity franchises – India business of Standard Chartered Private Equity, Alcazar Capital and Multiples and worked with established funds like Actis and ICICI Venture. He has a strong understanding of Indian corporate/taxation regulations in the context of equity transactions.

Prior to Broad Peak Capital Advisors LLP, he was a Partner at Multiples Alternate Asset Management, an India focused private equity platform with US$ 1 billion under management. At JP Morgan, he led the India business for the US$750M Private Capital Asia group where he sourced several equity and equity related investment opportunities in India, and supported many transactions in SE Asia. He also managed the existing investment portfolio of US$ 450M and developed exit opportunities. Prior to JP Morgan, he was a founding Partner at Alcazar, an emerging markets private equity business in Dubai, where he conceptualized and launched a US$ 200M India focused fund on infrastructure services and logistics. Before Alcazar, Dinesh was with Standard Chartered Private Equity where he was part of the founding team of the India office and helped establish the private equity franchise in India.

Mr. Sahil Narula is a techno commercial professional who is heading the valuation division of Rakesh Narula & Company (RNC). He is a third generation entrepreneur and has been instrumental to leapfrog RNC into Valuations for IBC.

Mr. Sahil Narula is a member of INSOL, Institution of Engineers & Indian Institute of Valuers. Under his leadership, RNC's valuation services have grown exponentially in terms of team size, international quality of reports, client base and geographical locations.

Today, RNC is a preferred consultant for the best industries in the country, having three decades of experience in the field of valuation of Assets for M&A, Bank Lending, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Financial Reporting, Statutory Compliances etc.

Mr. Sahil Narula has been a speaker at various conferences and summits and has shared his views on Valuations for Insolvency & Bankruptcy and newly framed Registered Valuer.

Experienced Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Strong finance professional skilled in Risk Management, Accounting, Financial Planning, Working Capital Management, and Internal Controls.

Introduction Dr. Rajkumar S. Adukia is an eminent Valuation Expert, Insolvency Professional, International Forensic Expert, Business Advisor, Author, Speaker and an authority on, Indian GAAP, IFRS and Ind AS. He is the Chairman of Competent Valuation Pvt. Ltd. which is a leading entity providing unerring Professional Services by delivering excellence to the clients and meeting the commitments while following the law in letter and spirit. He is a member of Institute of Valuers, India. He has successfully handled Valuation Assignments in various asset classes as well as the whole business of his clients. He has been conducting seminars and lectures across various countries on valuation and other matters.

Lata is leader of the Valuation Practice with BDO India. She has specialized knowledge in areas of valuation of business, intangibles, IFRS etc. Lata has carried out valuation for Arbitration/disputes, Mergers & Acquisition, Regulatory based valuation involving regulators such as SEBI, RBI, High Court, Income Tax, etc. Lata has represented before domestic and international arbitration panel as an expert witness for various corporate and supported counsel for cross examination of counter party valuations etc. She has undertaken 1,000+ valuations in her career. ‌

Darshana Kadakia, ACA, became a part of Grant Thornton to develop and enhance the existing valuation practice of the firm. She brings with her over 20 years of extensive valuation experience including business valuations, valuation of intangibles, Valuation for Financial Reporting Purposes, valuation of Investment Portfolio of Private Equity Funds as well as valuation for transactions. Her experience also encompasses Transaction Support Services including Accounting & Financial Due Diligence, Commercial Due Diligence, Financial Model Validation and Feasibility Studies. Her experience spans across industries such as Engineering, Pharmaceutical, Media & Entertainment, Logistics, FMCG, Retail, IT-ITeS, Auto ancillary, Textiles, Fertilizers, Stock Exchanges, Food Products, Education and Electronics. ‌

Piyush has over 6 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to his work with Tano, Piyush was working with IL&FS Ltd. in investment banking for over 3 years and was part of the team headed by Hetal Gandhi. Before that Piyush worked with Export Import Bank of India in Corporate Banking and with First Global Securities as an equity analyst.

Piyush is a Postgraduate in Business Administration from Management Development Institute, India and a Graduate in Commerce from St. Xaviers College, India. He is also a CFA Charterholder. ‌

Amit Mehra is a Principal with Unicorn India Ventures, managing investments in early and growth stage startups. He brings hands-on experience scaling startups and helping them raise institutional funding. He is also an experienced Management Consultant with over 12 years experience advising Fortune-100 companies in India, US and Europe across Corporate Strategy, Turnaround and Restructuring, Post Merger Synergy realization, Cost Optimization and Investment Analysis.

Prior to this, Amit was based out of Chicago where he managed $1.5B spend for Exelon, the largest electric Utility in US. He was responsible for maximizing share-holder returns. His job entailed analyzing investments, managing relationships with credit rating agencies and understanding impact of debt in various operating cash-flows. He was the driver in post-merger integration and financial re-structuring during Exelon’s acquisition of Pepco Holdings Inc. ‌

Sanjay Mehta is a Private Investor. Since 1993 he has been a technology entrepreneur with 2 successful exits, first one was a tax software product company, second one was in business intelligence & data analytics. Since 2011 he has been an investor in private equity, startups & from 2015 investing in cryptocurrencies. He has been an early investor in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). He is evangelizing globally on topic of disruption with decentralized economy by open source organization using blockchain. He has portfolio of 70+ startup companies. He was voted & honoured as Angel Investor Of The Year 2017 by Let'sVenture. He helps large corporations to build startup investment thesis, founder hiring strategies & setup model for innovation on hire with technology assessment. He is an early investor in Block.one publisher of world's first blockchain operating system. He is also Independent Director Of Board on Public Listed Company ABM Knowledgeware Ltd, Director on CORE Media, TiE Mumbai Board Of Trustees. ‌

He is Technology driven Entrepreneur, specializing in business start-ups, social enterprises and shared value with 34+ years successful experience focused on ROI, Broad Leadership, and Operational Expertise. He is currently Advisor cum Mentor to FIRST the startup incubator of IIT Kanpur, with TISS Mumbai he is jointly mentoring social startups and he is associated with eCell of IIT Bombay. Currently he is also powering Computer Society of India’s initiative CSI Incubation as Managing Partner mentoring social and commercial startups. He is setting up 10,000 incubation seats network all over India. He is one of lead consultant’s in India for CSR and Affordable Housing. In his corporate career he has headed Limited Companies and managed global operations. Throughout his career he has been very active in implementing Rural Social Initiatives and he is part of several Charitable Trusts. He has done Business Management in Social Enterprises, NGO Management and CSR from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai. ‌

Dr Aniruddha Malpani is an IVF specialist who passed out from Bombay University, winning over 20 gold medals during his academic career. His clinic at www.drmalpani.com attracts patients from all over the world. He founded the world's largest free patient education library, HELP , at www.healthlibrary.com. He has authored many books , including - How to Get the Best Medical Care; Successful Medical Practise; Using Information Therapy to Put Patients First; Decoding Medical Gobbledygook, all of which are available free at www.thebestmedicalcare.com. His passion is patient empowerment; and he believes that using Information Technology to deliver Information Therapy to patients can heal a sick healthcare system ( www.patientpower.in)

He is an active angel investor ( ). He invests across all domains, and admires entrepreneurs because they have the potential to change the world ! ‌

Mr. Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai, a distinguished leader in Indian business was the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Earlier Mr. Bajpai was Chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Mr. Bajpai is known for his visionary leadership and exemplary integrity. He has served/serves as non-Executive Chairman and a Director on corporate boards in India and other countries, received awards for contribution to business, and authored several books. Mr. Bajpai has been Chairman of the Corporate Governance Task Force of International Organization of Securities Commissions and the Chairperson

of the Insurance Institute of India. As Chairman of SEBI, Mr. Bajpai oversaw the orderly functioning of India’s securities markets. With a vision to make India a global benchmark, Mr. Bajpai initiated numerous reforms and innovations in India’s securities markets. The Indian securities market now ranks as one of the most advanced in emerging markets and may well surpass developed markets in certain respects.

As Chairman, Mr. Bajpai transformed LIC to meet the challenges of deregulation and competition from global insurance companies. Under his leadership, LIC became a financial powerhouse with the largest asset base in the Indian Sub-Continent.

CA Pratik Singhi is a thoroughbred finance professional with over 2 decades years of industry experience. He possesses rich functional and managerial experience in fields of corporate finance and financial consulting. Prior to setting up Lakshya Consulting, a boutique corporate finance advisory services firm, he has worked with numerous multi-nationals such as Zee Telefilms, BDO Lodha, EDS (a Fortune 100 co.), ICICI Bank, etc. Lakshya Consulting was recently merged into Nine Rivers Capital, a boutique investment bank and corporate advisory services firm.

Pratik has provided corporate finance-related services to many organisations and businesses, small and large alike. His specific area of interest and expertise is the practice of valuation – which he has been undertaking since 18+ years. His work includes valuation for international operations of corporates and of other overseas clients. In this space, Pratik is highly regarded as a thought leader by both his superiors and subordinates alike. ‌

Darpit Kanadia has 10+ years of professional experience with a specialized valuation experience of 8+ years. He is a Partner in the Valuations Division of Baker Tilly DHC.

He has developed extensive experience in the areas intangible asset valuations, business valuations, M&A advice, value analysis of business plans and corporate strategies.

Darpit has led various valuation assignments including arbitration assignments, intangible valuation such as trademarks, brands, royalty rate, valuation for impairment purposes, valuation for demerger, merger, purchase price allocations, option valuations, debt securities, etc. ‌

B. Tech (Hons) in Met. Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and PGDBM with specialisation in Marketing and Finance from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Have 36 years of experience in industry in various positions including top management and board positions in listed companies. Worked in sectors spanning consumer durables, light engineering, chemicals and seafood. Directly handled marketing, finance, HR and legal/secretarial functions. Managed stressed companies and was involved in restructuring exercises under CDR and BIFR schemes. Registered Insolvency Professional. Involved in advisory services to IPs, banks and prospective resolution applicants ‌

Vaibhav Manek leads the Corporate Finance practice at KNAV. He specializes in assisting founders in thinking through their business model and organization development, capturing value drivers, monetizing opportunities and assisting in raising funds for ventures. Tech and services space within consumer and enterprise is the focus of the practice. Vaibhav is on advisory boards and boards of several businesses. Strategy review and advising entrepreneurs on growth is Vaibhav’s forte.

Vaibhav is a qualified Chartered Accountant, US Certified Public Accountant and has an Accredition in Business Valuation from AICPA. He has undergone executive education at Harvard Business School. ‌

Bharat is the Head of Valuation Advisory Services at Aranca. Since joining the firm in 2006, he has been instrumental in building and growing the firm’s valuation business. He is currently focused on positioning Aranca’s brand as a pre-eminent global financial advisor to mid-market companies and emerging growth businesses across new age economy sectors including technology, internet and healthcare. His experience of over 15 years encompasses diverse valuation & financial advisory assignments including M&A, corporate restructurings, complex securities, tax and financial reporting. Before Aranca, Bharat worked with RAK Ceramics in the Middle East where he managed the corporate finance function including debt syndication, treasury and business reviews. Bharat has appeared as expert witness in business valuation related litigation cases in US and other jurisdictions. Bharat has authored several articles on valuation issues that are published in journals including TechCrunch, National Venture Capital Associations (NVCA) and Business Valuation Resources. Bharat holds Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Business Valuation from American Society of Appraisers and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Bharat is a timed marathon runner and is regular at distance running events. ‌

Aakash has a very strong base in the fields of liasoning and compliance management. With an extensive experience in the domain of high profile client management, for a financial service firm, Aakash has a good grasp over the skills like client management and communication. After starting his career in a web infrastructure firm, Aakash showed his determination for obtaining knowledge by pursuing the Masters in Business Administration. Currently he is a CFA L3 candidate from the CFA Institute USA. At XinFin, Aakash has taken up the responsibility of global regularity compliance management and will actively take part in the liasoning activities. ‌

Bachelor of Business Management (BBM)  Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi  Info System Auditor, DISA (ICAI)  Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS -London - UK)  Licentiate of Institute of Surveyors and Assessors-Mumbai  Fellow Member of Institute of Valuers –F : 12616.  Govt. Approved Valuer CAT VI-47 OF 1988 issued by Chief Commissioner of Income Tax.  Doctorate on Banking and Real Estate Frauds. ‌

CS Makarand Lele, a Fellow Member of the Institute has been elected as the President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India for the year 2018-19 w. e. f. 19 th January, 2018.

CS Makarand Lele is a Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India since 1992. He has done his Commerce graduation (B.Com) from Garware College of Commerce, Pune and Law graduation (LL.B) from ILS Law College, Pune. Mr. Lele is a Practicing Company Secretary since 1993 and has professional experience of 25 years.

He is actively associated with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) since 1994. Mr. Lele was elected to the Central Council of the Institute for the term of 2015-19 and became the Vice-President of the Institute for the year 2017-18. Earlier, he was elected to the Western India Regional Council and was the Regional Council Chairman for the year 2011-12. Prior to this, in the year 2003, he has served as Chairman of Pune Chapter and during his tenure as Chairman, Pune Chapter was conferred for the first time with the exclusive ‘Best National Chapter’ Award by ICSI. He was appointed as the first Chairman of ICSI Auditing Standards Board formed by The Institute in the year 2016. He is a member of Corporate Legislation Core Committee of  Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MCCIA) and was invitee on the Business Law Syllabus Review Committee of University of Pune. ‌

Shrenik is a Partner with Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP, India in Audit & Assurance practice, with more than two decades of experience. He has also had secondment experience in the United States, South Korea, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Shrenik has helped clients access the debt and equity capital markets in and outside India, by providing them with technical and project management advice on accounting and financial reporting issues associated with debt and equity offerings and conversions to and from IFRS, Ind AS and US GAAP. In his present role, Shrenik focuses on auditing as well as advising in the financial services and infrastructure sector. On advisory space, he is leading financial services IFRS conversion projects and as a firm helping 17 banks, 7 insurance companies and several NBFCs on their IFRS conversion projects. He has advised clients like State Bank of India, IDFC Bank, J&K Bank, IL&FS Group, SREI Group, UFJ Bank (Japan), Kookmin Bank (Korea), Druk Holding (Bhutan), Tata Power, Bhutan Power, Volkswagen Finance, Goldman, J P Morgan, etc.

Shrenik is a Chartered Accountant and regular speaker on IFRS and US GAAP at the ICAI and various other forums. He has co-authored the publication, “Similarities and Differences: IFRS, US GAAP and Indian GAAP”. ‌

Dr. Paritosh Basu is presently a practicing academician. He has served the corporate world for about thirty-four years. He was the Group Controller of Essar Group till June, 2013, preceded by the CFO of Reliance Communications Ltd. till August, 2008. Now he is a full time Senior Professor of the NMIMS University School of Business Management, Mumbai and engaged in several research and consulting activities. He holds a Master degree in Commerce and was awarded Ph. D. on ‘Transfer Pricing’ by the Calcutta University in 1999. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and a life member of the Computer Society of India. ‌

We are: • Government registered valuers for land, building, plant and machinery. • Panel valuers for nationalized bank. • Chartered engineers and consultants. We carry: • Valuation on behalf of banks, financial institutions and corporates for flats, shops, land, factory, bungalow, income tax, 1981 valuation, rental value, mense profit value, business takeover, visa purpose and insurances. • Valuation of brand, goodwill and other intangible assets. • Valuation for the purpose of family distribution of assets. • Specialized in amalgamation, merger and takeover. • Structural audit – visual and mechanical. • Land surveying and land measurement. • Cost estimation report. • Advocate legal opinion / search report / sale instances. Valuation for the following:- • Land; • Bungalow; • Resort and Hotel; • Mall and Multiplex Cinema; • Hospital; • Flat; • Office; • Shop; • Factory; • Plant & Machinery etc. ‌

‌A young influencer and an asset to any organization, Ambar, comes with an experience of 15 years in the field of accounting, auditing & assurance, domestic and international taxation, project finance, company formation/incorporation etc.

He is the founding director at BigWin Infotech, a parent company of an upcoming disruptive P2P lending platform, PaisaDukan. With a mission of transforming the lending and borrowing marketplace of India, Ambar, aims at Financial Inclusion through digital innovation. He is considered to be at the helm of building investor relationships and sailing the organization through the tides of uncertain and unpredictable market.

Ambar Kasliwal, FCA, is a practicing Chartered Accountant. He is also serving as a Senior Partner at Jain Kasliwal & Associates LLP, Chartered Accountants. His vast knowledge, expertise and core competence in diverse areas has led him to achieve customer satisfaction to the zenith.

Before joining Bigwin Infotech, he had advised over 60 top names in the fields of media & advertising, export houses, courier cargo & logistics, diagnostic centers, textiles and heavy industrial companies. Majority of them are leaders of their industry. ‌