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B.com, FCA, ICA(Australia), CPA(Australia)

CA. Uttam Prakash Agarwal

CA. Uttam Prakash Agarwal has strived to excel and endeavored to reach the pinnacle of professional growth due to which he was rewarded by the President of India, Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil with “Recognition of Excellence Award”. He was elected as the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2009-10. He also holds the honorary membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and Certified Public Accountant of Australia. He had held following positions / achievements to his credentials during his presidency:

CA. Uttam Prakash Agarwal
B.Com, FCA, ICA (Australia), CPA (Australia)

Email: uttam@uttamcorporate.com; uttam@uttamabuwala.com

Post Graduate in Economics (Chennai), IAS officer (Retd.)

Mr. M. R. Sivaraman

He has also held the following appointments:
Former DGCA – India
Union Revenue Secretary
Executive Director - International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Advisor - UN Security Council CTC
He is known for his upright conduct as an efficient civil servant. Among the few bureaucrats in the country known for unimpeachable integrity as well as fearlessness, he was also part of the Vohra Committee which looked into the nexus between criminals, bureaucrats and politicians. As revenue secretary, Sivaraman was involved in several sensitive investigations, including the multi-disciplinary committee appointed by the Supreme Court which probed the Jain Hawala scam.


Dr. Aruna Sharma

Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner in Panchayat and Rural Development, Govt. of MP and Secretary in Department of Electronics and Information Technology and Ministry of Steel, Govt. of MP.

Msc LLB | PGD in Development (Cantab) | Diploma in Management from AIMA | IAS (Delhi)

Mr. Sushil Tripathi

M.Sc., IAS (Retd.), He has served as Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for Government of India until December 2005. Mr. Tripathi holds an M. Sc. and a L.L.B. Degree, a P. G. Diploma in Development (Cantab), and also a Diploma in Management from A.I.M.A. Mr. Tripathi has held several senior level posts including Principal Secretary to Government of U.P., Lucknow in charge of Finance, Additional Secretary Chairman and Managing Director of Mines Ministry, BALCO, NALCO and Secretary to Government of Delhi for Education. He has over 20 years of experience at State, Central & International level in Public Finances, Industrial & Communal Finance & Banking. He has been a Director of Reliance Capital Asset Management Limited since February 1, 2007. He served as a Director of IndusInd Bank Limited Ltd since October 20, 2016 until November 24, 2016.

Business Management (Delhi)

Mr. Amod Sharma

Business Management (Delhi) Executive Director at Related Business, Air India

Commerce Graduate (Mumbai), Film Director

Mr. Subhash Ghai

Subhash Ghai is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter, known for his grand works likeKarz, Hero, MeriJung, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Saudagar , Khalnayak, Pardes , Taal, and Black & White. He started Mukta Arts Private Limited which, became a public company.He founded the Whistling Woods International film and media institution in Mumbai. In 2015, He received the IIFA Award for outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema. Whistling Woods International boasts to export education to many countries including UK and Nigeria and to have designed media studies curriculum for CBSE high schools. Hollywood Reporter has named Whistling Woods International, as one of the top ten film schools in the world.

BSC,ACA,ACS & AICWA (Bangalore)

CA. V. Balakrishnan

Former CFO of Infosys Ltd. Independent director of Kaar Technologiesas a Chairman- Audit Committee and Corporate Governance. He also played a significant role in Infosys’ first acquisition in Australia and public offerings outside India. He has received several accolades in the financial services industry, including the Best CFO award by Finance Asia in its Asia’s best companies poll for 2008, 2009 and 2011 and the CNBC TV 18 ‘Best Performing CFO’ award for IT and ITES sector for 2008 and 2009, among others.

M.Com & CA (Mumbai)

CA. Sushil Agarwal

Mr. Sushil Agarwal is the Group Chief Financial Officer for Aditya Birla Group. He is also the Whole Time Director & CFO of Grasim Industries Ltd. – a leading VSF manufacturer in the world and a market leader in India in the cement and chemical sectors.He has an experience of being the CFO and Whole Time Director of various listed conglomerates. He spends his spare time mentoring young professionals who have joined the Aditya Birla Group fresh out of business schools/colleges/professional course (CA/CS) by sharing his rich experience across the businesses and learnings from Leadership role he has held.

B.Com, FCA, FCS & LLB (Mumbai)

CA. Brij Gopal Jaju

Presently working as a CFO of Welspun group. He is responsible for strengthening internal control and processes. He has been awarded with best performing CFO. Three times Chairperson of Finance & Tax Panel, CII, (2004-2007). He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Finance and Administration at Crompton Greaves Ltd. He served as Director of Zee Media Corporation Limited from August 27, 1999 to September 24, 2001.

B.Com, FCA, FCS (Mumbai)

CA. Nirmal Kumar Jain

Presently Partner of Nirmal K. Jain andAssociates, Chartered Accountants and Guduriand Jain, Chartered Accountants.

B.Sc., FCA, LLB, BA(Economics)

CA. Ved Jain

Independent Director on the Board of NALCO.
Past President ICAI
Presently Director at DLF Limited
Mr. Ved Kumar Jain, is a Proprietor at M/s. Ved Jain & Associates. Mr. Jain served as the President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in India in 2008. He has more than three decades of rich experience on advising companies in various areas including finance, taxation and governance. Mr. Jain served as Independent Director of PTC India Financial Services Limited.
He has been a member of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, Govt. of India. He was also a member of the Committee on Accounting Standards constituted by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India. He is a Member of the Developing Nations Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

Bsc, LLB, FCA (Chennai)

CA. S. Santhanakrishnan

Independent Director on the Board of Reliance Capital Trustee Co.
IDBI Fortis Insurance Ltd.
ICICI Home Finance Company Ltd.
He is the Founder and Managing Partner of PKF Sridhar & Santhanam, Chartered Accountants. He has more than 30 years of experience in Global Assurance and Consulting. He serves as Vice Chairman of The Institute of Commerce Education and Career Counseling.Mr. Santhanakrishnan serves as a Director of TATA Housing Development Company Limited He serves as a Member of the Central Council (General Body) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Mr. Santhanakrishnan is actively involved in numerous industry oriented initiatives of the Reserve Bank of India and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He has been awarded with Professional Excellence Award by Chennai HR Forum.

LLB (rank holder), Expert Professional

CA. Nandkishore K. Bafna

CA. N.K Bafna is a senior partner of Lodha& co., Mumbai and is also on the Board of several companies. He has over 45 years of experience in statutory Audits and in providing financial advisory services to a diverse client base across a wide range of industries.Mr. Bafna is senior Chartered Accountant and a rank holding law graduate. He also passed the management accounting (I) examination conducted by ICAI (Post Graduate Course for Chartered Accountants).

B.Com (Hons), Chartered Accountant (Mumbai)

CA. R. K. Mittal

Practicing Chartered Accountant under the firm name Mittal and Associates. Born on 5th May, 1944 CA. Raj Kumar Mittal is a Chartered Accountant securing 9th rank in Intermediate Examination held in May 1966 and 24th rank in Final Examination held in May 1967.Specialization in corporate financial services including preparation of project reports and syndication of term loans and working capital facilities from financial institutions and banks, financial restructuring and negotiated settlements.

LLB, B. Com (Mumbai).

CA. Nagesh Pinge

Mr. Nagesh Pinge has an extensive experience of more than 3 decades. He is currently an Independent Director of NKGSB Bank, a Multi-State Scheduled Cooperative Bank and Saurashtra Freight Pvt. Limited. He is also an Advisor to Bangalore International Airport Limited, which is a Fairfax (Canada) Company. He has worked as Chief Internal Auditor in Reliance Retail Ltd. & JSW Steel Limited. He has also worked for ICICI Bank & its Group Companies in Risk Management (as Chief Risk Officer), Regulatory Compliance and Internal Audit (Group Head-Internal Audit).He also played a significant role in NANO car project while he was on the board of TATA group.

M.Com, Past President ICAI (2010-2011)

CA. Amarjit Chopra

Director – Indian Bank Partner at Surender K. Jain & Co.
Presently nominated as:

Have been a faculty in India and abroad namely Pakistan, Srilanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Nepal, Indonesia, Mauritius etc. in more than 2750 professional programmes. Have been awarded honorary membership of Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Life Membership of Association of International Accountants London Was on the Board of IRDA, SAFA, CAPA.

B.Com, FCA, CAIIB (Mumbai)

CA. Padmanabh Pundrikray

Presently Managing Partner in M/s. P. P. Vora and Co., Chartered Accountants.Worked as Acting Chairman and Managing Director for 3 Public Limited companies i.e. Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd., National Housing Bank and Industrial Development Bank of India. Mr. PadmanabhPundrikray Vora, BCom, FCA, CAIIB, is a Consultant of C3 Advisors Private Limited. Mr. Vora is Managing Partner of P.P. Vora & Co, Chartered Accountants. He served as the Managing Director and Chairman of IDBI Bank Limited (Industrial Development Bank of India Limited) until 2003. He has over 35 years experience in finance, banking and management. He was also the Chairman of National Housing Bank, the Regulatory body for housing finance in India. He has key managerial position in companies like Reliance, Zandu, National Securities Depository Limited and many other reputed companies in diversified fields. He served as a Director of IDBI Bank Limited until 2003. He served as a Director of BSE Limited. Mr. Vora is an eminent person in banking and financial markets. He is also Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.

PhD, LLB, Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, M.com, Certified Risk Manager (GARP, USA)

Dr. (CA.) Gaurav Vallabh

Ex Director of the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India
Authored “XBRL Demystified”, anauthoritative publication on XBRL software.
Prof. Gaurav Vallabh has been an Independent Director of PNB Housing Finance Limited since He serves as Professor of Finance XLRI Jamshedpur, Xavier School of Management, and Jamshedpur. Has more than 15 years of industry and academic experience. He was nominated as a Member of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (IIFM, Bhopal) Government of India. He has presented papers in many national and international academic conferences. He is FRM (GARP, USA), CA, CS, Ph.D. (UOR, India), M.Com. (Gold Medalist), LL.B. and B.Com. (F) (Gold Medalist).

IRS (Mumbai)

Mr. L. K. Singhvi

IRS (Mumbai) Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Director General of Investigation, Income Tax Senior Executive Director – SEBI. Mr Singhvi has headed the high profile investigations and surveillance department at SEBI for six years. He had joined the market regulator in May 1995 and was on deputation to SEBI from his parent cadre, the Indian Revenue Service.Mr Singhvi, who saw the transition from the outcry system to online trading, is also responsible for implementation of the real time surveillance system at stock exchanges.


Mr. Kelly Bains

IPS (Jaipur)
Former DGP, Government of Rajasthan

IPS (Chandigarh)

Mr. Rajinder Singh

IG (Chandigarh), Punjab Police Since the formation of SAD -BJP Govt. in Punjab, Rajinder Singh was posted IG (counter intelligence) at Pathankot.He also been awarded with the Indian police medal. He fought fearlessly against militants in Amritsar from 1985 to 1990 and never compromised on any issue.


CA. Sunil Talati

M.com, LLB, FCA, Bachelor's Degree in Law, Master's degree in commerce More than 30 years of experience in the field of Accounts, Audit, Finance, Taxation, etc.Currently practicing as a Chartered Accountant being Senior Partner of Talati and Talati firm of Chartered Accountants, which is ranked in Top Five Firms in Gujarat. Elected as PRESIDENT of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Also elected in the Executive Committee of C.A.P.A., i.e. Confederation of Asia Pacific Accountants. Presently working as an Independent Director of TCPL Packaging Limited and IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

B.sc in Accounting (USA)

Ms. Liv Watson

Chairman of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA.) Liv A. Watson is a Senior Director of Strategic Customer Initiatives at Workiva Inc. Watson currently serves as Chair of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).Ms. Watson is a founder of the XBRL business reporting standard and a founder of the XBRL International consortium. Working globally with leading market regulators, accounting associations and institutions, Ms. Watson has visited more than 90 countries as an ambassador for the XBRL and the IFRS standard;. Liv is a long standing active member of IMA and has served in several roles, including the international board of directors and the XBRL Standing Committee.Ms. Watson authored one of the Institute of Management Accountant's most successful CPE courses, “Accounting System Technology for the 21st Century.” Liv, was recently recognized by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) with the Distinguished Member Award for bringing multiple successes, dedication, and honor to the finance profession as a whole.

IAS Working in World Bank

P. A. Sharafudheen IAS

IAS Working in World Bank, Washington for Economic Policies and Development of Asia Zone.


Mr. Naveen Shah

President & CEO, Navika Group of Companies.
Mr. Shah is involved in all areas of the business operation with a particular emphasis on strategic planning, capital transactions, asset management, and acquisitions. Mr. Shah has over 27 years of experience of working in Commercial Real Estate industry, in accounting, financial reporting, business consulting, management advisory, and tax services.


Ms. Joanne Murphy

Graduate (Hong Kong) Rich experience across the Service Intermediary, Buy and Sell side, Entrepreneurial, Educational and Business Environments. Presently working as a Managing Director, Asia Pacific at CAIA AssociationCAIA. Jo has been in Asia for over 18 years, originally arriving in Hong Kong with Morgan Stanley in 1997 and has since worked for a number of global institutions during her time in Asia in management positions, successfully leading sales, business development, marketing, and client relationship management divisions.
After Morgan Stanley, Jo joined HSBC Securities Services (formerly Bank of Bermuda) in 2000 followed by Deutsche Asset Management in 2005 and Triple A Partners in 2008 where she was able to identify successful investment opportunities and raise substantial assets for her clients during times of great economic instability. After joining the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association in 2011, Jo has worked as the Managing Director for APAC overseeing strategic development and management of all regional activities. She is also a member of CAIA’s global management team.Jo has received many honours during her time in Hong Kong and Singapore including Asia’s Most Influential Woman in the Alternative Sector and has been listed as one of The 25 Most Influential People in Asian Hedge Funds by Asian Investor Magazine. Jo was also a founding member of the Hong Kong AIMA Chapter and has been an Executive Committee Member since its inception.


Dr. Girish Ahuja

Non-official director of State Bank of India.Associate Professor at GD Goenka World Institute ( Lancaster University).


CA. Suresh Prabhu

He is currently the Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation of Government of India. He has handled several ministries in past from Railways to Environment, Power and Heavy Industries.He is a Rajya Sabha MP from Andhra Pradesh. He has been four-time Member of the Lok Sabha from Rajapur Constituency of Maharastra. Featured among the top three Indian leaders of the future by Asia Week magazine, Hong Kong in its cover story “Giant on the Move,” he has been guided by the dream and mission to balance the needs of human development while preserving the fragile environment. He is also a believer in people’s participation in the working of the Ministries under him, especially through the involvement of stakeholders and encourages new ideas and view-points.

Governor of Uttar Pradesh

Mr. Ram Naik

Governor of Uttar Pradesh Former Central Petroleum minister and National Convenor BJP MP’s and MLA’s Development Cell. He was the Cabinet Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas in the Government led by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 13th October 1999 to 13th May 2004. After creation of a separate Ministry for Petroleum & Natural Gas in 1963, he has a rare distinction to be the only Petroleum Minister to head the ministry for full five years. In the earlier Cabinet, he was Minister of State for Railways (Independent Charge), Home Affairs, Planning & Programme Implementation and Parliamentary Affairs (from 13th March 1998 to 13th October 1999), a record number of Ministries indeed at one time! He was a member of BJP National Executive Committee and also the National Convener of ‘Good Governance Cell’.

CEO and Managing Partner Haribhakti & Co., Chartered Accountant

CA Shailesh Haribhakti

Mr. Shailesh Vishnubhai Haribhakti, FCA, serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner at Haribhakti Group. Mr. Haribhakti serves as an Advisor to The Team at Fin-e-ssential Infotech India Ltd. Mr. Haribhakti has held key managerial position in all the renowned companies like L&T Finance Holdings Limited, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, ACC Limited, Ambuja Cements Limited ,Blue Star Limited, Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd and many more. Mr. Haribhakti is empanelled by Indian Council of Arbitration to conduct arbitral proceedings. He is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Fraud Examiner and is involved with several prominent financial institutions in India, including the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Mr. Haribhakti is associated with IIM-Ahmedabad as a visiting faculty member. He contributes to leading Indian newspapers and business magazines. Mr. Haribhakti was awarded ‘The Best Non-Executive Independent Director, 2007’, by the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and IMC.