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Jaishankar M Talreja

JAISHANKAR M TALREJA

Faculty & Mentor - Business Plan & Financial Modelling
Faculty - Finance & Cost Accounting

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Education

  • Chartered Accountancy – Trained at Ernst & Young in Audit, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (2002)
  • Certification in Financial Valuation, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (2009)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, RA Podar College, India (2001)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Redefining Learning Experiences for Entrepreneurs/Executives/Students using Learning by Doing e.g. Business Simulations
  • Translating Business Plans into reality for Family Businesses & Startups
  • Weaving Magic with Numbers i.e. helping individuals acquire Financial Acumen & businesses & NGOs institutionalise robust Finance & Accounting (F&A) processes & systems
EXPERIENCE

Academic experience

  • Visiting Faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India for their Executive Post Graduate Diploma Program in Organisation Development and Change for Mid-Senior Executives from MNCs & large Indian companies
  • Product Manager - Simulations at Tata Interactive Systems streamlining and managing a portal (www.simbls.com) hosting 160 simulations for global universities (e.g. Boston) & executives of Fortune 500 companies (e.g. Citi)

Consulting Experience

  • Growth Strategy development (Business Plan & Financial Model) for a home textile manufacturer exporter & turnkey implementation viz. Process Re-engineering, ERP/SAP Implementation, Organisation Structure Redesign & Top Management Recruitment, Performance Management/Balance Scorecard, MIS, Private Equity (alongside a KPMG partner)
  • Entry Strategy development for a luxury retail startup (alongside a KPMG partner)
  • Financial Modelling for a Telecom startup (client of the accounting firm KDP) for raising funds from a Venture Capital Investor
  • Business Plan/Financial Model & Private Equity Advisory for India’s largest chain of hair and beauty salons and a civil construction company (clients of BDO)
  • Institutionalising F&A Processes & Systems e.g. Cost Accounting, Segmental Reporting (clients of the accounting firm KDP)

Authoring Experience

Based on extensive primary and secondary research as well as first-hand Consulting/Corporate experience, developed the following:

  • Business Simulation on Transganisation (Transformation of Organisations) targeting Entrepreneurs (for a leading executive coach)
  • Business Simulation on Post Merger Integration targeting Senior Executives of Acquirers (at Tata Interactive Systems)
  • Manual/Tool-kit (with FAQs & Ready-to-Use Templates) on Financial Management and Accounting for NGOs targeting Senior Executives and F&A Personnel (for Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy)
  • A revenue-generating website (entire content & structure) targeting Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) (for the accounting firm KDP)

Corporate Experience

  • Product Manager - Simulations at Tata Interactive Systems (among the Top 20 training companies worldwide)
  • Associate Director - Corporate Finance at BDO (among the Top 5 accounting firms worldwide)

Social Enterprise Experience

  • CFO turned COO and then CEO of an EU-backed startup in the area of Fair Trade set up by an American in India

Sector Experience

  • Business Enterprises (Foreign MNCs, Indian Family Businesses & MNCs, Startups) across industries e.g. Manufacturing (e.g. Textile, Steel, Chemicals), Engineering, Civil Construction, Retail, Telecom, IT/ITES, BFSI
  • Multinational & Indian Universities/Educational Institutions
  • NGOs & Institutional Donors viz. International (e.g. EU), Indian (e.g. Tata Trust) & Government (e.g. NABARD)

Global Experience

  • Worked in and with international teams and travelled worldwide to places including USA, UK, UAE and Sri Lanka
  • Enabled the home textile client he consulted for more than 3 years successfully raise USD 6 million of Private Equity at the end of the engagement
  • Developed a website (for the accounting firm KDP in 2004) that continues to attract NRI clients and generate revenue
  • Awarded as A+ performer at Tata Interactive Systems (Less than 2% of the executives rated A+)
  • Got top MNCs and Indian companies to buy products from fair trade certified farmer groups, promoted to the position of CEO in less than 4 years and converted the Fair Trade Startup from an NGO to a self-sustaining social enterprise
  • Set up new systems (e.g. performance management for students, handheld biometric attendance with a customised software at zero cost), led creation of enduring marketing assets (e.g. alumni videos) for the GFMB program