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Independent Consultant


1. Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com),

2. ICAI, India, Fellow member (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,

3. Associate Member (ACMA) of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India,

4. ACCA, United Kingdom, Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (Dip IFRS)

5. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM- Calcutta): 15 month Executive Program in Global Business Management (EPGBM),

6. ACCA, United Kingdom, Certificate in International Auditing (Cert IA)

7. ACCA, United Kingdom, Certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards (Cert IFRS)

8. ACCA, United Kingdom, Certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards for SMEs (Cert IFRS for SMEs)

9. Certified Corporate Director from Institute of Directors.

Academic achievements


22 nd Rank at the all India level in Chartered Accountancy Final examination (Nov 1994)


Awarded 4 endowment prizes in the CMA (Institute of Cost Accountants of India) Final examination for scoring the highest marks from Bangalore Chapter in Group 2 of Final examination and highest marks in “Enterprise Performance Management” and “Business Valuation Management” and Strategic Managementpapers.

Industry Experience

Infosys Limited (1995 to 2010)

15 years industry experience with IT major Infosys.

Specifically mentioned as key player responsible for the success of Infosys by Mr. N R Narayana Murthy in his book "A BETTER INDIA, A BETTER WORLD" (Feb 2009 release)

Vice President - Finance, Responsibility of Corporate Financial Controller and part of core top management team and member of Joint Management Council.

Recognized among the Top 10 GLOBAL MANAGERs of INFOSYS in 2009 (Employee strength of


Winner of Infosys Awards for Excellence (Reported in annual reports of Infosys):

1. NASDAQ listing 1999

4. SAP implementation

2. Secondary ADR Offerings

5. Systems and Processes

3. HR strategic initiatives

6. Value Champion

Team lead at Infosys for IFRS implementation (first company in India to report under IFRS). Program managed transition to USGAAP, IFRS implementation, SAP implementation and Business Intelligence systems.

Conducted series of workshops on Finance, Accounting, Controls and Strategic financial decision making for the senior leadership of Infosys at the Infosys Leadership Institute, Mysore

Consultancy and Training Experience

Independent Consultant (2010 to date)

Consultancy spanning corporate finance, financial controls, internal audits, Enterprise Risk Management, US GAAP, IFRS, Indian GAAP, IND-AS to corporates based in India and outside India.

Convergence consultancy - US GAAP, IND-AS and IFRS

Advising start-ups on financial structuring

Consultancy on foreign exchange

Trainings on IFRS and US GAAP to corporates

Conducted series of corporate trainings and workshops on Indian GAAP, US GAAP, IFRS and IND-AS, Valuations, Revised Schedule VI, Companies Act 2013,

Thought Leadership

Author of 116 published articles (as of 9/2014) on IFRS, US GAAP and Indian GAAP in following publications:


The Chartered AccountantJournal


“The Institute of Cost Accountants of India’s” Journal The Management Accountant


Taxmanns –“Corporate Professionals Today


Taxmanns – “The Law Weekly


Publication of “The Institute of Valuers of India”

Regular speaker at various seminars and conferences on Finance, IFRS, Indian GAAP, US GAAP, valuation etc. conducted by various bodies and institutions including:


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India


The Institute of Company Secretaries of India


Standing Conference on Public Enterprises




Ministry of Corporate Affairs


Bombay Chartered Accountants Society


Karnataka State Chartered Accountants Association


Institution of Valuers


Institution of Engineers


Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Regularly quoted in the business press for views as IFRS expert


Nominated member of Financial Reporting Review Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

On the panel of Eminent Writers with Taxmann Publications.