FACULTY & MENTOR - Business Plan & Financial Modelling 

FACULTY - Finance & Cost Accounting


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 & Start-ups 
  • Weaving Magic with Numbers i.e. helping individuals acquire Financial Acumen & businesses & NGOs institutionalise robust Finance & Accounting (F&A) processes & systems  


  • Chartered Accountancy - Trained at Ernst & Young in Audit (ICAI, 2002) 
  • Certification in Financial Valuation (ICAI, 2009)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (R A Podar, Mumbai 2001)

Academic experience

  • Visiting Faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai for their Executive Post Graduate Diploma Program in Organisation Development and Change for Mid-Senior Executives from MNCs & large Indian cos. 
  • 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 cos. (e.g. Citi)

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)

Consulting experience

  • Growth Strategy development (Business Plan & Financial Model) for a home textile manufacturer exporter & turnkey implementation viz.  Process Re-engineeering, ERP / SAP Implementation, Organisation Structure Redesign & Top Management Recruitment, Performance Management / Balance Scorecard, MIS, Private Equity (along side a KPMG partner)
  • Entry Strategy development for a luxury retail start-up (along side a KPMG partner)
  • Financial Modelling for a Telecom start-up (client of an 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 an accounting firm, KDP)

Social Enterprise Experience

  • CFO, then COO & finally CEO of an EU backed start-up in the area of Fair Trade set up an American in India

Sector experience

  • Business Enterprises (Foreign MNCs, Indian Family Businesses & MNCs, Start-ups) across industries e.g. Manufacturing (e.g. Textile, Steel, Chemicals), Engineering, Civl 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 & with international teams & travelled worldwide e.g. US, UK, UAE, Sri Lanka

Based on extensive primary & 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 or NRIs (for an accounting firm, KDP) 
  • Enabled the home textile client I consulted > 3 years successfully raise US$ 6 mn. 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 (<2% of the executives rated A+)
  • Got top MNCs & Indian companies to buy products from fair trade certified farmer groups, promoted to the position of CEO in <4 years and converted the Fair Trade Start-up from a 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