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The Team

SKP’s growing team currently comprises of 14 partners and directors, several senior business advisers and over 600 team members. Our adept team includes Chartered Accountants, Certified Internal Auditors, Information Security Auditors, Cost Accountants, Masters of Business Administration, Company Secretaries, Lawyers, Engineers and Information Technology professionals.

Leadership

Beyond being experts in their respective areas of work, our management team is a set of people who share the same definition of joie de vivre – foundational values that showcase passion in every aspect of their lives, from their work to their relationships. To them, the complete-solution mantra is a life choice, not a tag line.

Guljit Singh
Guljit Singh
Executive Chairman

With his knowledge, diverse business experience and global exposure, Guljit plays a vital role in the management of SKP Group, keeping in mind our rapid growth and future expansion plans. He has known SKP for over nine years, first as a client and since 2013, as a Senior Global Adviser.

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Srikant Jilla
Srikant Jilla
Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer & Member, Board of Directors

Srikant Jilla, is the Managing Partner / Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SKP Group. Srikant joined the firm in 1987 as a qualified Chartered and Cost Accountant and within a year was promoted to a Partner.

During his 30 plus years of service at SKP Group, he has held multiple leadership positions including heading the assurance practice, one of the oldest and large practices at SKP. Several members of the current leadership team in our organisation have been trained, coached and mentored by Srikant.

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Ramesh Bangera
Ramesh Bangera
Independent Member, Board of Directors

Ramesh is presently on the managerial Board at SKP. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987 and ranked eleventh at an all India level. He also won the Shapoorji Billimoria Award for the best paper in Advanced Accounting and Financial Management. Thereafter, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Bombay University and also cleared the Company Secretary exams.

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Deepti Ahuja
Deepti Ahuja
Senior Partner and Vice President - Global Sales, Business Advisory, IDT & TP

A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Deepti heads SKP’s transaction support and business advisory team with over 13 years of post-qualification experience. She has experience in handling advisory assignments across several industries including banking, textiles, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, services and non-profit entities. She has been actively involved in valuations, due diligence, restructuring, synergy estimation in mergers, intangible valuations, transaction structuring, greenfield set-up services and all phases of transaction advisory services.

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Manoj Gidwani
Manoj Gidwani
Senior Partner and Vice President - Global Marketing

Manoj heads the Marketing and Communication teams at SKP and is responsible for the Group’s overall marketing strategy and initiatives. He supports the various practices at SKP in maximising visibility and demand for their services, providing insights into how to effectively go to market. While focusing on brand building, he is constantly working towards developing strong relationships and expanding the Group’s network. He plays a lead role in connecting the practices with prospects and clients, helping them find tailored solutions to meet their business goals.

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Mehul Shah
Mehul Shah
Senior Partner and Vice President - BPM Operations, Global Payroll and Compliances

Mehul heads SKP’s process consulting and business process management function that he helped set up in 2004. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mehul has worked with clients in a range of industries including automotive, engineering, retail, aviation, food processing, healthcare and consumer finance. With his deep insight into processes in the context of client businesses, he works with clients on performance improvement projects. He also spearheaded the implementation of SKP’s quality management system and its certification under ISO 9001:2008.

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Nimish Shah
Nimish Shah
Vice President – North America Sales and Marketing, Global BPM Sales and Corporate Services

Nimish heads the North America Sales and Marketing for SKP. With SKP’s global strategy of developing the North American market, he helps in building business relationships, fostering client engagement and creating visibility for the group in the region. He also heads the global sales for SKP’s BPM practice and mentors the Corporate Services practice which helps multinational clients set-up in India and provides compliance management for their Indian entities.

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Pushkar Bagmar
Pushkar Bagmar
Partner and Managing Director - Corporate Services

Having specialised in accounting, Pushkar heads the corporate services function at SKP. Along with his team, he provides financial-controller-level services to the Indian entities of foreign/multinational companies and has handled clients from over 30 countries. He focuses on companies setting up operations in India and on servicing them throughout their business lifecycle. Providing a full suite of services that includes accounting, payroll, tax and regulatory compliances, he takes complete ownership, enabling clients to focus on their business.

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Maulik Doshi
Maulik Doshi
Partner and Senior Executive Director - Transfer Pricing and Transaction Advisory Services

With over 13 years of experience in cross-border tax, Maulik head’s the transfer pricing and transaction advisory services at SKP. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, he advises multinational corporations on Indian and foreign transfer pricing rules in all contexts, including planning, litigation, Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs), and contemporaneous documentation studies.

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Jigar Doshi
Jigar Doshi
Partner and Executive Director - Indirect Tax

Jigar Doshi qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007. He has over 10 years of work experience in indirect taxation.

Jigar’s strengths include GST, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, VAT/CST and foreign trade policy. He has substantial experience in service tax advisory, compliance, refund assessments and representation and litigation. He has assisted corporates on the optimisation of indirect tax costs and has been working on clients with various industries with a focused approach on banking, FIIs and information technology.

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Pakzad Nussirabad
Pakzad Nussirabad
Executive Director, Group People (Human Resources)

Pakzad Nussirabad leads the People (Group Human Resources) function for the SKP Group. With over 17 years of multidisciplinary experience in diverse organisations ranging from fast-growing mid-sized firms to established multinationals, he is adept at end-to-end people management, spanning the entire employee lifecycle from pre-inception to separation. Besides having led several innovative people-acquisition and retention initiatives, he places great emphasis on coaching and developing people. His information technology background also helps him bring about balanced automation into the people domain without losing sight of the required human interface.

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Alpana Shirgaonkar
Alpana Shirgaonkar
Partner and Executive Director - Business Process Management

Alpana heads SKP’s BPM practice for offshore clients and holds additional responsibility of process improvement and automation for all practices. She has a passion for people development and continual improvement. She has been a part of client acquisitions and has led several new project set ups including transitions. Prior to SKP, she was the Financial Controller for a mid-sized hospitality services company in London. A Commerce graduate, Alpana qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002. She is also a CPA from Georgia State board of accountancy.

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Sandeep Jain
Sandeep Jain
Partner and Executive Director - Business Process Management

Sandeep heads the finance and accounts operations of several large domestic clients. His key strength lies in dealing with dynamic situations and the changing client needs. He has been instrumental in deepening client relations with his partnering approach to delivery and process improvement. Sandeep graduated in Commerce and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998.

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Paul Halpin
Paul Halpin
Senior Business Adviser

Paul Halpin is a Chartered Accountant, a business services entrepreneur and a former Partner at PwC Johannesburg, London and Dublin, where he was an Advisory and Business Process Outsourcing Partner. With a strategic mindset, supported by 34 years of experience, Paul is a shareholder-focused business adviser. He has worked with clients in more than 30 countries, addressing complex problems for CEOs and for board chairpersons. He acts as a senior business adviser to SKP internationally, and holds several other independent positions.

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Dr Shyam Khemani
Dr Shyam Khemani
Special Adviser

As Special Adviser, Competition Policy, Dr Shyam Khemani brings extensive global and country-specific experience in providing advice, analytical economic and litigation support to public and private sector entities in the area of competition/antitrust (mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, cartels and monopolisation cases, economic damages), industrial organisation, competitive strategy, economic regulation, international trade and investments.

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K B Ravindranath Menon
K B Ravindranath Menon
Senior Business Adviser

Ravindranath (Ravi) Menon has extensive international experience in regions like India, ASEAN, Greater China, Korea and the Middle East in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer-product industries. He has successfully established business start-ups and has driven growth in more developed areas. Ravi has a proven and effective leadership style with excellent communication and interpersonal skills that have enabled him to build, lead and motivate high performing teams across diverse cultures. He has also successfully built and managed complex relationships with joint venture business partners in India and Korea. Being involved in direct operations as well as in strategic roles of overseeing different businesses, Ravi brings a deeper perspective to his role of advising clients in the healthcare and FMCG industries.

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Mark Shircel
Mark Shircel
Senior Global Business Adviser

Mark Shircel is a seasoned global human resources professional with over 30 years of experience across various industries including Manufacturing, Finance, Healthcare and Food Processing. He has overseen various HR initiatives in M&A, Greenfield, and Restructuring. Mark has experience across all facets of human resources in North America, Europe, and APAC regions.

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Samuel Brilliant
Samuel Brilliant
Senior Global Business Adviser

Samuel Brilliant is an accomplished global financial leader with over 46 years of experience, 42 years of them in the Healthcare industry. He has held CFO and VP level positions (both Strategic & Finance) at some of the major Global US corporations namely, Hollister Incorporated, Baxter International, American Hospital Supply Corporation, Applied Immune Sciences Incorporated, and Walt Disney Company.

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