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About the Business Valuation Summit 2019

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 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.


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Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti
Group Chairman
Desai Haribhakti & Co
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Rajesh Khairajani
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Chander Sawhney
Corporate Professionals
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Sahil Narula

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Sandesh Hegde
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Prithviraj Mohite
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Amit Mehra
Unicorn India Ventures
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Pratik Singhi
Nine Rivers Capital

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Venu Yadav
Executive Director
Ernst & Young (Mumbai)
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Darshana Kadakia P
Grant Thornton India
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Dinesh Tiwari
Managing Director
Broad Peak Capital Advisors LLP
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Rajesh Sehgal
Managing Partner
Equanimity Investments

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Umakanta Panigrahi
Managing Director
Duff & Phelps
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Paritosh Basu
Chairperson MBA (Law)
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Nandita Pai
Deloitte (India)
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Vikas Chadha
Group CFO
Ampersand Group

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Rajendra Chitale
Crayon Software Experts India
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Sunil Gupta
Angle Investor
Lead Angles
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Growth Partner
Aavishkaar Venture Fund
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Yagnesh Sanghrajka
Angel investor
Mehta Ventures

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Raj Mishra
I-Deals Network
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Mr. Raj Shroff
Head - Valuation
V.B.Desai Financial Services Ltd
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Shashank Randev
Executive Committee Member
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Ratish Nair
Angel Investor
Lead Angels

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Shailen Shah
BSRR & Co.
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Nilang Desai
Restructuring and Structured Finance Lawyer
AZB Partners
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Neeraj Garg
Deals (Valuations), PwCPL

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Agenda - Business Valuation Road Ahead

An overview of the global valuation profession and the imperative for adopting international standards for business valuations.
i. The global eco system
ii. Speaking a common language for users of valuation reports and regulators

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

i.Role of Registered Valuers
ii.Distressed Asset Valuation
iii.Litigation arising under the I & B Code

i. How is it different from other business valuations?
Ii. Key issues and why they matter
iii. Is valuation of Techstartups a bubble?

What factors influence valuation in PE investments?
What differentiates evaluation between an Angel Investor, VC and PE?
Key deal breakers in PE transactions specific to valuation??

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?

i. Valuation methodologies and challenges
ii. Determining the cost of capital in India
iii. Complex financial instruments
iv. Contingent consideration
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Mr. Chander Sawhney is a fellow member of ICAI, ICSI and Registered Valuer with IBBI under Asset class - Securities or Financial Assets. He possesses post qualification experience of over 13 years in Investment Banking, specializing in Business Valuations and Transaction Advisory Services. He is also a Director at Corporate Professionals Capital Pvt. Ltd., a SEBI Registered (Cat-I) Merchant Banker and has been providing sophisticated and robust Valuation advisory for Business, Shares, Derivatives, M&A and Intangibles to eminent clients, across Industries. Mr. Sawhney is a member of the Central Government Committee to advise on valuation matters, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs under Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017 and is also a member of National M&A Council of ASSOCHAM. He has Co-Authored India’s first comprehensive book on Valuation titled “Business Valuation in India - beyond the numbers” under the new regulated regime and is also the face behind the web portal in the unstructured field of Business Valuations viz. www.corporatevaluations.in Mr. Sawhney has addressed several National and International conferences and seminars organized by IVSC, ASSOCHAM, PHD, IICA, ICAI, ICSI, VC Circle, Headstart Delhi, Rotary Club, CKF, i-Deals Network, MBA Institutes and also contributes Articles/quotes on Business, Share, Start-up, Ind-AS Valuation etc. which are published in leading financial dailies and business magazines.

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

Shashank brings entrepreneurial and investment understanding with 15+ years of cross functional expertise. He has acquired a depth and breadth of experience from having worked in large companies, a startup (acquired by a Fortune 500 Company) and an early stage fund investing in technology-enabled startups.

He is a Member of the Executive Committee at People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PIOCCI) - an organization that works with reputed Indian diaspora entrepreneurs, investors, PIOs and associations across the globe. He is also an Angel Investor and Advisor with a keen interest in B2B emerging technology startups.

Shashank was previously 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.

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.

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. ‌

Prithviraj has 13 years of professional experience, with the last 10 years focused on valuations and corporate finance engagements. • Prithviraj has worked on a wide range of engagements pertaining to merger swap ratio, joint venture, valuations for strategic sale and investments, regulatory valuation and portfolio valuation. He has worked across industry sectors including industrials, pharmaceutical and financial services. • Prithviraj has worked with Price Waterhouse and Co LLP in their valuation practice in Mumbai for over 7 years and prior to that worked with Crisil Ltd

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. ‌

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. ‌

Venu is leading Tangible Assets Valuation Practice in EY India for last 12 years. He is an Engineer, MBA Finance and internationally accredited and certified in valuation of real estate valuation from Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and have a global certification as “Accredited Senior Appraiser” in Machinery & Technical Specialities from American Society of Appraisers, USA. He is also a certified “Chartered Engineer”. He has more than 22 years of relevant national and international valuation experience ranging across all major sectors in India, USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia. He has handled more than 500 valuation engagements with aggregate value of more than USD 4000 Billion covering valuation of assets, useful lives assessment, fixed asset register preparation, componentization etc.

His core competencies include winning and managing large and complex engagements, client management and valuation of assets for various purposes such as mergers & acquisitions, IBC, secured lending/ debt restructuring, JVs / foreign collaborations, financial reporting (impairment testing, Purchase Price Allocation (PPA) as per USGAAP / IFRS / Indian GAAP/ Ind –AS, PPE specific conversion to IFRS/ Ind- AS, insurance, tax etc.

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. ‌

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.

Rajesh is the Founder and Managing Partner of Equanimity Investments, after having made 22 angel investments since 2007 and having had a ringside view of the overall startup ecosystem over the past decade. He is an active member of Mumbai Angels and is also the Founding and current Chair of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum. He is a TiE Charter Member and is the Co-Chair of the FinTech Special Interest Group at TiE Mumbai. He is a member of the Steering Committee of NASSCOM 10,000 Startups. Rajesh has been an active secondary market investor for the last 24 years, 17 years of which, he worked with the emerging markets group of Franklin Templeton. He was also managing Templeton’s private equity investments over these 17 years.

Umakanta Panigrahi is a managing director in the Mumbai office of Duff & Phelps and is part of the Valuation Advisory Services. He has over 10 years of experience in financial advisory services including valuation advisory services, equity research and credit research. Umakanta has managed a range of valuation and consulting services including business valuation, portfolio valuation, intellectual property valuation, purchase price allocation and impairment assessment, financial instrument valuations and other IFRS and USGAAP related engagements.

Dr. Basu is a scholarly academician with a background of thirty-four years corporate experience mainly in finance, strategic planning and IT enablement functions. His last two corporate positions were that of the Group Controller and CFO of two large MNCs of India. Presently he is a full time Senior Professor and Chairperson of MBA (Law) of NMIMS University School of Business Management. and engaged in several research and consulting activities. His current areas of research include professional scepticism, Industry 4.0, blockchain, artificial intelligence and digital transformation. He is a fellow member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He was awarded Ph.D. degree by the Calcutta University in 1999. Dr. Basu has chaired two World Blockchain Summits held in Moscow and Dubai, delivered inaugural keynote speeches there and also lead panel discussions. He has authored two papers on Blockchain, amongst many of his published research papers and presentations in national and international events.

Nandita is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant with over 24 years of professional experience with Deloitte in India in the valuations space. She has performed innumerable valuations for various purposes – deal, regulatory, disputes, accounting etc. She has developed expertise in business valuations especially merger valuations and has been associated with valuations in almost all industries viz. banking and financial services especially life insurance and real estate, manufacturing, consumer business, TMT, healthcare and life sciences including pharma and agro chemicals, infrastructure, IT and ITes etc. In addition to doing business valuation, she has developed and leads the practice of valuation of intangibles, purchase price allocation and other valuations under US GAAP, IFRS and IndAS.

Vikas Chadha is the Group Chief Financial officer at the Ampersand group which is an Indian integrated education services provider, primarily engaged in K-12 education and aggressively expanding into other auxiliary business verticals. It provides education across prominent boards – CBSE, IGCSE, CIE under the brand “Vibgyor”, a premium brand catering to ~50,000+ students across 34 schools across India. It also has several allied management business services, such as School supply chain solutions, Transportation solutions, Sports & Events management, Content development, etc. with a vision to extend these services to third-party educational institutions with a strong presence within metro’s and tier-1 and 2 cities in India.

Diverse educational background – Graduation in Commerce (B.Com), MBA-Finance from Mumbai University, Graduate Diploma in Materials Management (Indian Institute of Materials Management), 2 year full time Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Indo German Training Centre (IGTC)
Enriched by an equally diverse practical work experience – Financial Management, Materials Management, General Management, M&A, Strategic Planning Financial Analysis and Business Journalism
Career spanning over 25 years - combining industry role and consulting
Worked in Top consulting firms like PwC, KPMG, EY and BDO. Established, developed and headed the Due Diligence Service Line for BDO India from 2010 till 2014. Involved building up the team from scratch, establishing and developing standard policies, risk management procedures, best practices, business development, profitability, growth, etc.
Last 5 years joined the industry handling the overall Finance function for India as well as South East Asia – building the finance team, policies, procedures, bank loans, funding, reporting, MIS, etc. Handled the setting up of the India entity right from inception, registrations, office leases, employee policies, general administration, etc. Also engaged in M&A activities for the global organisation including initial analysis, due diligence, negotiations, documentation and post merger integration activities
Teaching as a visiting faculty at a Management college in Mumbai on M&A for more than 3 years.

Serial entrepreneur having rich career successes in handling large Information technology projects, building high technology software projects,product development and services companies. Diversified expertise in leading hands-on in business,managing change, developing strategic business plans, and guiding global operations and teams throughout India, Singapore, Australia, Europe and the United States. Proven track record as a visionary technology strategist, CXO level selling, IT consultant and enterprise business application expert

Vinod is an entrepreneur, an investment professional and a CxO. His experience encompasses entrepreneurship, managerial and leadership roles in finance and investments in the US, India, Middle East & SE Asia. Currently, he works as the Growth Partner at Artha Venture Fund I- a seed and early stage VC fund based out of Mumbai. He is also the Co-Founder & Director of Peachtree Management Advisors, a boutique operational management company and is on the Board of Trustees of TiE Mumbai, and chair TiE Mumbai’s Fintech SIG.  In the past, he has co-founded companies in the technology and services and has undertaken managerial and leadership roles. He has been an active angel investor in the Indian start-up space. He has the experience of working across the entire lifecycle of an enterprise from starting up to exits.

Yagnesh Sanghrajka is a Chartered Accountant (1989 batch). He has had a long and successful career in the corporate world having led Finance, M&A, strategy and investor relations for various organizations, large and medium sized, listed and unlisted. Yagnesh has worked for Hinduja Group (their IT/ ITES biz, now known as Hinduja Global Solutions - HGS), Entertainment World Developers P Ltd, part of the Atul Ruia led Phoenix Mills Group and MT Educare (brand name - Mahesh Tutorials), a listed education services player, now part of Essel Group. He has also worked as 'India Operating Partner’ for Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), a top ranked US based Global VC/PE firm. Yagnesh has been part of the key management team at all the above organizations, and has worked closely with Board of Directors. He has also been part of due diligence and valuation exercises both from acquirer and target companies’ perspective and hence possesses expert knowledge in these areas.

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. ‌

Mr. Raj Shroff, Founder of Aarayaa Advisory Services Private Limited (“Aarayaa”) has been involved with Aarayaa since May 2004 and navigated its journey to be ranked as one of the top 10 M&A advisors in India*. Aarayaa is also a part of The CFI Group which is ranked as one of top 20 M&A advisors globally*. He is also associated with V. B. Desai Financial Services Limited a Category I merchant banker which has handled more than 100 public offerings. Being associated with closure of more than 100 deals, he has vast experience in the field of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, globalisation, merchant banking, international tax, etc. His role involves leading the transaction to its successful closure which includes valuation, negotiation, review of agreements, coordinating due diligence, structuring of transaction, etc.

Neeraj anchors valuation strategy group in the western India. In his ~20 year stint with PwC India, he has provided services across the deal continuum including target identification, due diligence reviews, transaction structuring, valuation, business plan reviews, model analysis, purchase and financing agreement reviews, and post-closing consultation. Neeraj has provided valuation services across a range of industries, including infrastructure, manufacturing, pharma & healthcare, entertainment & media, technology, telecom and consumer and industrial products. Neeraj has also been involved in multiple business/ financial restructuring engagements. Neeraj is a management graduate from IIM-Kokatta

Experienced in various aspects of online & new media marketing & communication. Interested in knowing about new technologies, etc in the space of online marketing. Specialties: Internet communication & marketing strategy and planning, media buying and online marketing technology solutions, Internet marketing consultancy

Mr. Shailesh V. Haribhakti is an inspiring thought leader of DHC. Over decades of hands-on professional involvement, he has worked through myriad engagements. His passion for quality is reflected in the ISO 9000 certification for various processes of the Group's operations. He represented India on the Standards Advisory Council (SAC) of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). He worked with PBAS, an affiliate of IFC Washington, to establish activity based costing and strategic planning processes in Polish SMEs. Mr. S. V. Haribhakti is a staunch believer in corporate social responsibility, governance and promoting a greener environment. He actively promotes these causes through forums like ASSOCHAM, CII and the Indian Merchants' Chamber by participating in the process of framing regulations and standards.

Experienced M&A and finance professional with over 12+ years of experience including 9+ years in Big Four Accounting firm. 7+ years of experience of advising global corporations, Indian promoter companies and private equity funds on M&A related work. Cross-sector experiences with special focus on BFSI Sector having experience of working on transactions involving Banks, NBFC’s, Broking house, Insurance Companies, Asset Management Companies and other Banking technology related Companies amongst others. Experience spanning over 60 transactions across India and overseas and have led cross-functional teams in evaluating financial and operational performance of companies as well as evaluation of internal control processes and governance matters. Seconded to Lehman Brothers India Operations and actively involved in the planning and implementing the exit strategy for the Entities post liquidation of the US Parent.


Neeraj anchors valuation group in PwC in the western India. In his ~20 year stint with PwC India, he has provided services across the deal continuum including target identification, due diligence reviews, transaction structuring, valuation, business plan reviews, model analysis, purchase and financing agreement reviews, and post-closing consultation. Neeraj has provided valuation services across a range of industries, including infrastructure, manufacturing, pharma & healthcare, entertainment & media, technology, telecom and consumer and industrial products. Neeraj has also been involved in multiple business/ financial restructuring engagements. Neeraj is a management graduate from IIM-Kolkatta.

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. ‌