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Our People

At ICREA, our team of experts and specialists bring in a unique blend of cross-sector and cross-functional experience. With a dedicated team by your side, we tailor make solutions on a local, regional, national, and international level. Our team boasts of a successful track record in many fields: expansion advisory, business advisory, strategic advisory, transaction advisory, financial consulting, risk mitigation, and structuring.

We add value by assisting clients to capitalise on opportunities and overcome challenges and risks. Ensuring that our clients have a seamless experience and the support they need to be effective today, we drive long-term growth for tomorrow. As we work with them, we ease out industry disruption, transform hurdles into business opportunities, turn insights into business breakthroughs, accelerate growth and realization of their vision, and solve the most pressing challenges facing the industry.

Our People: About
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Our people have worked in the following companies
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Board of Advisory Council Members

Our board members are senior professionals with enormous industry experience.

  Mr. Jimmy is the Director of Shapoorji Pallonji Group of companies, a well-diversified business house, with clients in over 60 countries, delivering complex challenging projects and solutions globally with the help of breakthrough technology.

  He has successfully been advising and shaping the growth of multiple businesses and large corporates to manage change, mitigate risk, resolve disputes, turn around existing businesses and incubate new ventures with deep knowledge, experience, and expertise, coupled with very strong relationships with bankers, investors and key decision makers. 

A seasoned professional with a rich track record in successfully delivering deadlines and shaping the growth of multiple businesses/ companies 

CA Jimmy Parakh

50+ years experience

Expertise: Real Estate, Property Development, Construction, Financial Restructuring, Investment/ Portfolio Management, Running Large Family Businesses, Succession Planning, Fund Management , Identification and incubation of new lines of businesses

Experience: Director, Shapoorji Pallonji Group of Companies, Director, India, UAE, Mauritius

Qualifications: CA, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 

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  Daljit Singh is the President of Fortis Healthcare Limited. He has led the company’s strategy and organizational development functions and has held the office of CEO. Mr Singh is an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the domain of healthcare delivery. He is on the Steering Boards, constituted by the World Economic Forum, to guide two major Global projects: “Scenarios for Sustainable Health Systems” and “The Healthy Living Charter”. He is also on the Forum’s Advisory Board.

  A certified life and executive coach, he works with senior management t o enhance per sonal performance and fulfillment. 

An expert and thought leader in the domain of healthcare delivery with more than 48 years of management experience in the corporate sector 

Daljit Singh 

50+ years experience

Expertise: Multi-dimensional wealth management and financing, private banking, investments, asset management, technical analysis, trading, foreign exchange 

Experience: Advisor, Mentor, Coach, President, Fortis Healthcare; Executive Director: HR, Manufacturing, Corporate Affairs, ICI India; Chairman, Malar Hospitals; Director, Lanka Hospitals Corporation; Member of the Advisory Board, The Economic Burden of Non Communicable Diseases in India 

Qualifications: BTech in Chemical Engineering, Indian Inst i tut e of Technology, Delhi ; Commonwealth Scholar, Senior Management Programme, Manchester Business School 

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Mr. Partha Dasgupta is currently an advisor to Indian Institute of Management under the government of India & Talent Support for ICICI Bank Vietjet – Vietnam (WIP). Parth Das Gupta has closely worked at very senior positions with top giants like Raymond and Vedanta PLC. He has been on the advising panel for the government of China in formulating and implementing various strategies at an international level and is a consulting advisor at Reliance Industries Limited, working closely with the CEO & Executive Director of the Group in resurrecting & repositioning the business to facilitate transition to joint venture formation with a global group. 

An experienced HR professional exposed to var ious spect rum of business including engineering, chemical, textiles, automobile, FMCG and service sectors amongst others 

Partha Dasgupta 

33+ years experience

Expertise: Handling M&A, Managing Greenfield Projects, Business Transformation, Interim Management 

Experience: Partner, X-PM Transition Partners; Consulting Adviser-Corporate Affairs & International Linkages, Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur, Chief Mentor-Reliance Industries Ltd, Reliance Industries Ltd, President Human Capital & General Affairs, Welspun Corp Limited, Group Head HR & ER, Escorts Limited 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Calcutta; PGD, PM & IR, Xavier Institute of Social Service; Certified leadership and corporate coach, Power+Executive Evolution (Australia) & Marcus Evans 

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Among the pioneers of digital marketing, Manazir has been part of the internet industry since two decades. He has leveraged his vast experience and knowledge in the branding and digital marketing domain to transform the industry, and delivered remarkable results to clients of various sizes and markets. He has advised a large number of companies to take a strategic move towards online transformation. He is the Founder – Director of a leading branding and digital marketing consultancy organization, InfoBahn. He is one of the most sought-after speakers in digital marketing and entrepreneurship. 

A competent professional with a wealth of experience and knowledge in managing a multinational, multi-company, diverse business with optimum utilisation of resources. 

Manazir Abbas 

25+ years experience

Expertise: Sales Management, Management Consulting, Web Applications, Business Development, Budgets, Business Planning, Competitive Analysis, Email Market ing, Entrepreneurship, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Program Management, Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Start-ups 

Experience: General Manager, Infobahn Consultancy; Director-Sales and Marketing, American Systems USA 

Qualifications: Bachelors of Commerce, University of Allahabad; Masters in Sales and Marketing, Rizvi Management 

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Top Management

Our partners come from diverse backgrounds, and are widely traveled, and well-networked specialists. They are well-qualified, and have experience working with mid to large companies, across sectors and functions. They have successfully led organisations and executed transactions in different geographies.

  Capt. Sunil has enormous cross-industry entrepreneurial experience across banking and financial services, investment banking, consulting and advisory, real estate, manufacturing, retail and Indian Army. He has helped raise capital across his four firms through 300+transactions across raising capital for banks, NDFIs, trade finance, corporate finance, real estate, education, and healthcare sector 

  As a hallmark achievement, Capt. Sunil has transformed the unpredictable nature of advisory businesses by converting them into superbly process-driven and structured scalable businesses, implementing the ‘Right process will generate right results’ principle. 

An experienced senior professional with a track record of building businesses and financial services investment banking firms, raising debt and equity for banks and non-banks in 40+ countries successfully. 

Capt. Sunil Saraf 

Founder & Partner 

Expertise: Business & strategy, Creative deal structuring, Strategy & management, Marketing/Branding, Process engineering, Negotiation, Business development, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Alliances JV, hybrid structure, management operator model, equity, asset light, propco/opco, sale and leaseback 

Experience: Founder & MD, ICREA; Founder, MD & CEO, Nimai Financial Sector Advisory (NFSA); Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Nimai Corporate Financial Advisory (NCFA); Co-Founder, Creator, Originator & Mastermind, 360tf; Co-Founder, NIRA 

Qualifications: Masters in Economics, Bachelors in Science, Diploma in Defense Studies, MBA in International Business, Diploma in Military Science, Higher Diploma in Defense Studies 

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36+ years experience

  Mr Razdan started his professional journey in the year 1992, and his first stint was with Deloitte in their corporate tax advisory division. Post 1994, he set up his own advisory firm handling assignments for fundraising strategic advisory.

  In Dubai, he has worked as the Regional CFO of a large Fortune 500 advertising and public relations group, and is the GCC head of a large financial services group from India. He is the founder of Indianivesh Firstbridge Fund, an Advisory Board Member of Ziroh Labs, and a member of the evaluation committee of DSCI, a Nasscom affiliate for cybersecurity startups. 

A financial services professional with an expertise in private equity venture capital strategy and business consulting, servicing clients across India, USA, Middle East, Europe and South East Asia 

C.A. Siddarth Razdan 

Co - Founder & Partner 

Expertise: Investment Banking, Financial Products Distribution, Broking and Realty Services, Insurance and Corporate Advisory, Portfolio Management, Business Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions 

Experience: Founder, Indianivesh Firstbridge Fund; Advisory Board Member, Ziroh Labs; Member Evaluation Team cybersecurity startups NASSCOM, NASSCOM; Board Member and Partner, ICREA; COO, Insighters Insurance Brokers LLC; Vice President, Karvy Stock Broking Ltd; CFO Middle East, Euro RSCG 

Qualifications: Laxmi Education Society’s Chinai College of Commerce, India; CA, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 

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35+ years experience

  Mr Mundra has extensive experience in negotiating & re-structuring financing for corporates, structuring trade finance deals for importers & exporters globally from global financial institutions. Being an eminent Char tered Accountant by profession, he has served the CA fraternity in the capacity of Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and as the 19th Chairman of ICAI Dubai Chapter from 2016-2017.

  Due to his wise ideas & out of box thinking, he always stands out from the crowd. Currently, he is the Deputy Chairperson of International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA) MENA Committee. 

An eminent chartered accountant with financial, accounting and banking experience across functions and multinational corporations. 

C.A. Pankaj Mundra 

Co - Founder & Partner 

Expertise: Handling M&A, Managing Greenfield Projects, Business Transformation, Interim Management 

Experience: Partner, X-PM Transition Partners; Consulting Adviser-Corporate Affairs & International Linkages, Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur, Chief Mentor-Reliance Industries Ltd, Reliance Industries Ltd, President Human Capital & General Affairs, Welspun Corp Limited, Group Head HR & ER, Escorts Limited 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Calcutta; PGD, PM & IR, Xavier Institute of Social Service; Certified leadership and corporate coach, Power+Executive Evolution (Australia) & Marcus Evans 

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25+ years experience

  Nisarg has diverse experience in the field of finance, and advises clients on raising debt, capi tal rest ructur ing and merger s and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. Prior to his ent repreneur ial jour ney, he worked i n organizations like Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Nestle and Emirates Investment. He is a member of the ICAI since 2002.

  A strong communicator, he has leveraged his interpersonal and relationship management skills to develop strong networks with individuals and institutions. He is regular speaker at various forums and universities to share his knowledge. 

A senior professional who has held senior positions in firms, with expertise in corporate finance, investment banking, debt advisory 

C.A. Nisarg Dugad 

Co – Founder & Partner 

Expertise: Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting, External Audit, Internal Audit, Project Finance, Financial Analysis, Internal Controls, Financial Modeling, Financial Risk, Risk Management, IFRS, Financial Accounting, Strategic Financial Planning, Consolidation, Management Consulting, Cost Accounting 

Experience: Managing Partner, Nimai Management Consultants; Assistant Vice President, Emirates Investment and Development Company; Finance Manager, Nestle; Audit Supervisor, KPMG; Audit Senior, PWC 

Qualifications: B Com, Mumbai University; CA, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; CIA, Institute of Internal Auditors 

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23+ years experience

Senior Advisors

Our senior advisors are highly qualified experts with enormous industry experience. Working alongside our partners and team, they accelerate project development by providing strategic advice and support.

Dr. Ramkumar Rudrabhatla is the Managing Director of P & P Nexgen Tech Pvt. Ltd, and serves as the Chairman for the Indo American Chamber of Commerce Telangana and AP Chapter. He is an experienced professional with phenomenal industry experience. Mr Rudrabhatla has held Senior Management positions in several multinational companies and was a Consultant with World Bank projects. His experience covers Singapore, USA, Middle East and India. 

A prominent business leader and competant entrepreneur with extensive skills in project management, micro finance, corporate law, company law and public policy 

Dr. Ramkumar Rudrabhatla 

45+ years experience

Expertise: Management, Business Strategy, Leadership, Human Resources, Business Development, Project Management, Corporate Law, Company Law, Public policy, Technology interventions, Corporate Social Responsibility 

Experience: Chairman & Managing Director,P&P NewGen Tech Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad & Mumbai, India/ UAE/Srilanka; Chairman, Rainbow Infra Ventures, Mumbai, India; Chairman & Managing Director, Lanka Rainbow Infra Ventures Pvt Ltd, Colombo, Srilanka; Chairman, Indo American Chamber of Commerce, AP & TS, Hyderabad 

Qualifications: PhD-Micro Finance and Alleviation of Poverty, Birla Institute of Technology, India; Master in Management (Human Resource Management), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India; Master of Laws-Corporate Laws; Bachelor of Laws Company Law 

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Tasheer brings with him an extensive experience as a senior banker. He began his career at JP Morgan as a fixed income trader, and went on to the debt restructuring team in New York, where he advised on several important US corporate restructurings. He went on to build and lead wealth businesses for JP Morgan, HSBC, Barclays, and most recently DBS, managing relationship management teams in Geneva, London, Dubai and in Singapore. In 2015, he set up the Swiss business focused on UHNW life insurance needs, where he is the Principal, advising UHNW clients on complex situations. 

A senior banker with several Tier 1 global financial institutions, building and leading wealth businesses 

Tasheer Gulam 

27+ years experience

Expertise: Multi-dimensional wealth management and financing, private banking, investments, asset management, technical analysis, trading, foreign exchange 

Experience: SVP - NRI Head EMEA, DBS Bank; Managing Director, Bank of China; Regional Market Leader Indian Subcontinent, Barclays Wealth; Director, HSBC Private Bank; Director, JP Morgan 

Qualifications: B.A. in Economics, Cambridge University, United Kingdom 

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Mr Siva has professional experience in specialized transformation of business units and providing cost effective solutions for business success by working with transnational companies in United States, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Far East and India. He was in the capacity of Finance Director-Middle East and India Region for a US based billion dollar multinational company. His industry exposure includes Oil & Gas service, Healthcare, Consulting Services, Distribution, FMCG, Manufacturing, Logistics, IT, Education, Real Estate, Metals, Construction, Financial Institutions, Banks & Investments. 

A senior corporate finance & strategic advisor, trainer, and consulting CFO, with multi-industry and multi-country exposure 

Siva Shenbagam K 

33+ years experience

Expertise: Finance, Business Plans and Forecasting , Business performance measurement and monitoring Enterprise Risk Management consulting, Managing financial, commercial and systems activities, Credit Analysis, Multi-Currency Hedging, Treasury and Working Capital Management 

Experience: Audit Senior, Abhivav & Co; Senior Finance Officer, Sterlite Industries; Senior Manager-Finance, Commercial & Systems, Tionale Enterprises Pte Ltd; Finance Director - Middle East & India Region, Edgen Murray 

Qualifications: Bachelors of Commerce, Madurai Kamaraj University, India; CPA, CIA, CISA, CA, AICWA 

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Mr Sajjanhar has developed his skill in various industries such as Real Estate, Facility Service, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Business Advisory. With over 25 years of experience, Mr Sajjanhar’s track record includes applying commercial acumen in driving the transition of the Dubai Sports City from the construction to operational phase, a role that necessitated extensive board level negotiation, stakeholder management and close collaboration with the company’s Management.

  He is an advisor to various start up businesses, supporting them in their growth phase, helping them structure their business in an efficient way and enabling them to raise finances where required. 

A senior Business leader and Finance Expert with extensive skills in strategic financial management, operational per formance improvement and business planning 

Vijay Sajjanhar 

28+ years experience

Expertise: Management, Business Strategy, Leadership, CRM, Business Development, ERP, Finance, New Business Development, Project Management, Business Planning, Managerial Finance, Restructuring, Auditing, Financial Analysis, Budgets, Due Diligence, Project Planning, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Real Estate 

Experience: Founder, Marigold Capital; Advisor, EP&T Global; CFO, Dubai Sports City; CFO, Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Limited; Group Financial Controller, Emaar MGF; Head - FRC, Bharti Airtel 

Qualifications: Chartered Accountant-Commerce, St. Mary's Academy, Meerut Cantt.; Bachelor of Commerce - BCom (Hons), Meerut College, Meerut; Chartered Accountant, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; Cambridge Judge Business School 

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Khalid Ansari is an experienced senior leader and advisor with a career of over 40 years, starting as a trainee at KPMG UK and rising to supervisor, transferred to KPMG Oman, where he served as Partner in Charge of Oman and a Board Member of the KPMG Lower Gulf. He has also worked as a consultant for government projects, prepared studies for MOCI and assisted in the establishment of the first Islamic bank in Oman. In 2018, Ansari became the CEO of Al Anwar Holdings SAOG, a public listed company in the Muscat Securities Market that has investments in manufacturing, financial services, and education sectors. Since August 2021, he is the Founder and CEO of a recently established consulting firm called Khalid Masud Ansari & Partners LLC. 

A seasoned professional with extensive experience as a senior leader and advisor, experienced in working on strategic assignments with government and multinational corporations. 

Khalid Ansari 

45+ years experience

Expertise: Due diligence reviews; Business valuations; Financial feasibility reports; Assisting in the floatation of public companies, Revival of sick industries, Mergers and acquisitions, Business process re-engineering, Development of strategies, Economic forecasting 

Experience: Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Masud Ansari & Partners LLC; Chief Executive Officer, Al Anwar Investments SAOG; Partner, KPMG; Auditor, KPMG 

Qualifications: Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); Graduate Conversion Course in Accountancy, Sunderland University; Bachelor of Commerce, Government College of Commerce and Economics, Karachi 

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Mrs. Susana possesses a proven track record of successfully working across various business environments in Portugal, Angola, Spain, and Qatar, fostering strong relationships and effective cross-cultural communication in different industries.
Her mentorship and commitment has led to positive outcomes in projects like opening of Thmaid campus for Nord Anglia Education, opening of City University College for Artan Holding, the SAP R/3 implementation for Makro Cash and Carry Portugal, the Oracle implementation for Maxam CPEA, the restructure of the retail network for Sirius with consequent commercial and financial efficiency, financial turnaround of Swiss International School, amongst others.
She played a pivotal role in managing multi-location operations in Qatar for Nord Anglia Education, as well as in Angola for Sirius.

Seasoned professional with a diverse finance, operations, management, and strategic planning background. Wealth of experience in both international and local business spheres.

Susana Gonçalves

26+ years experience

Expertise: Strategic Planning, Operational Excellence, Business Development, International Business Expansion, Project Management, Change Management and Organizational Restructuring, Leadership and Team Management, Compliance and Risk Analysis

Experience: Head of Finance and Operations, Swiss International School; Business and Finance Director, Education Overseas Qatar; Corporate Services and Compliance Manager, Artan Holding; Finance Manager, Build Zone Plus; Operations Manager, Baltazar Roiz Castanheiro Sucessor; Operations Manager, Real Panificadora de Campo de Ourique; Financial, Administrative and HR Manager, Sirius; Finance Manager, Maxam CPEA; Financial, Administrative and HR Manager, Metro Group Logistics (METRO AG), Controller at Makro Cash and Carry Portugal (METRO AG)

Qualifications: MSc Business Administration (on going) UL-ISEG; MSc Education Management (on going) ISCTE;  MSc Logistics and Retail Management, UL-ISEG, BSc in Economics, UL-ISEG; CPA, Member of Portuguese Economists Association, Member of Portuguese Chartered Public Accountants Association

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