ASHOK P. JANGID
B. Com., LL.B., F.C.S., CCD (IoD)
He has over 37 years of professional experience, out of which 35 years in multinational, large & diversified conglomerates / groups and 5 years as an Independent Advisor, Consultant and Independent Director. He had worked in the top Management positions as Vice President, Group Company Secretary, Executive Vice President - Legal, Head - Compliance, Head - Investors Relations, Member of Boards of Directors of Group and Joint Venture companies of Siemens Ltd. (March 1982 - July 2008), Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital Ltd. (August 2008 - March 2010), Suzlon Energy Ltd. (April 2010-May 2011) and ESSAR Group (March 2012 - July 2013). He joined Siemens India in 1982 as a Commercial Trainee and in 1986 he obtained his Law Degree and Company Secretaryship. He. At a young age of 36 years, he became Vice Presidents & Company Secretary of Siemens; and served the BoD comprising of some of the eminent personalities and business leaders of India. He had an outstanding career with Siemens and he made an immense contribution (especially in M&A deals) to Siemens during his long tenure. During his tenure with Siemens, for a year he was on international deputation with Siemens AG at HQ in Munich, Germany. He has also travelled extensively for professional assignments. Core competencies: Companies Act & Corporate Laws, Legal, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Cross Boarder Investments (Inbound/Outbound), Mergers Acquisitions Joint Ventures Foreign Collaborations, Capital Issues including Rights Issues & IPOs, Investor Relations, Anti-Bribery Laws & Policies, Interactions with regulators like SEBI, RoC, MCA, SE, RBI, MoF, Interactions with JV Partners. Foreign Collaborators, Lawyers, Investors, etc. Industry Experience: Electrical & Engineering Manufacturing, Healthcare, Industry, Automation, Power Generation-Transmission-Distribution-Services, Transportation, IT, BPO, Venture Capital-PMS- Wealth Management- Mutual Fund-Financial Services, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Steel, Shipping, Ports, Real Estate. Since 1996, he has been Director [Member of Boards of Directors (BoD)] of about 38 companies including several joint ventures / collaborations with large & reputed groups / companies. He has also been Member of Board Committees for Audit, Investment, Remuneration, Corporate Governance, Investor Grievances, Risk Management, Finance, etc. His past Directorships include EPCOS India Pvt. Ltd. (FKA - Electronic HiTech Components Pvt. Ltd. / Siemens Matsushita Components Pvt. Ltd.), Powerplant Performance Improvements Pvt. Ltd. (Siemens AG-BHEL JV), Siemens Automotive Systems Pvt. Ltd., Sivantos India Pvt. Ltd. (FKA - Siemens Hearing Instruments Pvt. Ltd.), Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd. (FKA - Siemens Shared Services Pvt. Ltd.), Siemens Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. (FKA - Siemens Corporate Finance Pvt. Ltd.), Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems Pvt. Ltd., Torrent Power Services Pvt. Ltd. (Siemens AG-Torrent Power JV), Winergy Drive Systems India Pvt. Ltd. (now Merged into Siemens Ltd.), Progility Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (FKA - Siemens Enterprise Communication Pvt. Ltd.), Automotive Infotronics Ltd. (Siemens - Ashok Leyland JV), etc. Presently he is Director of BNP Paribas Trustee India Pvt. Ltd. (Mutual Fund) Member of BoD and Audit Committee, KK Wind Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. (100% Sub. Of KK Wind Solutions, Denmark), Enerfra Robur Services Pvt. Ltd. - an ISP (JV of WKA Blade Service & RoSch Industrieservice, Germany), Fibre2Fashion Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, etc. He is also Member of Institute of Directors, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, German Business Group.
M.Com., LLB., FCS, CMA (grad.), IP (IBBI)
Srikant Mohan has over 17 years of well-rounded experience in Corporate law, FEMA, Corporate Finance & Taxation, Mergers & Amalgamations (M&As). He is a member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India since 2003 and holds a Certificate of Practice from 2012 as a Practicing Company Secretary in India. His expertise spans over 5 Business Sectors and Industry majors handling the VCs, SEBI & Stock Exchanges, Audits, Corporate law compliances including holding Shareholder meetings. He has an impressive Corporate exposure and has been associated with Suashish Diamonds, Mumbai [as AGM (Finance) & CS] (Industry: Gems & Jewelry); Siemens India (Industry: Heavy Engineering); Asianet Communications (Industry: Media); Bhageeratha Electricals & Structurals (Industry: Construction); Bhageeratha Constructions, Kochi (Industry: Construction) and Integrated Rubian Exports (Industry: Marine Exports). He took up full-time practice and advisory in the year 2012 when he joined MOHANS & Associates, Company Secretaries until when he was with Suashish Diamonds Ltd., Mumbai as the Asst. General Manager of Finance & Company Secretary. He specializes inter alia, in FEMA, Corporate Law matters, SEBI cases, Corporate Insolvency and Structuring and Oppression & Mismanagement cases. He appears before various authorities including SEBI and the National Company Law Tribunal at its various Benches in India regularly. He has done his Masters in Finance and has Graduated in Law from Karnataka State Law University, Hubli, Karnataka. He has also graduate Cost and Management Accountant from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He is also a regular speaker at various start-up forums and also conducts sessions for young professionals.
Kalpana Chauhan is a Corporate Law Advisor with around 15 years of experience in Corporate Laws and Secretarial practices. She is a member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India since 2003 and holds a Certificate of Practice from 2011 as a Practicing Company Secretary in India. Her key area of expertise includes advising Corporates from various Sectors on Company Law, Legal and Foreign Exchange related compliances and issues. At the beginning of her career, she got an opportunity to work with eminent Practicing Company Secretaries like Dr. K. R. Chandratre, Past President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Mr. Rajesh Karunakaran, Senior Practicing Company Secretary in Pune. The unlimited learning opportunities and challenges involved in advising clients in various areas while working with these renowned professionals later motivated her to venture out to practice and consulting. In 2008, she moved to Bangalore and joined ‘Viteos Capital Market Services Private Limited’ Multinational Hedge fund administrator from the USA. She handled all Compliance, Legal and Secretarial function in the Company. She also provided legal operational support for the Private Equity Investments for hedge funds and handled Information Security related compliance and audit support under the SAS 70 (Auditing standard developed by AICPA) framework. In the year 2011, she started full-time consultancy and practice as a Company Secretary and gained vast exposure by handling various projects and assignments for over 100 clients. The projects undertaken mainly include India entry Services, Private Placement/Private Equity Investments and funding related advising, Secretarial Audit, Legal Opinions, Acquisitions and Buyback of shares, ESOPs, FEMA, and Annual Corporate Compliances. During her early post qualification days, Kalpana Chauhan was associated with Sinhagad Institute of Management, Pune for a short period where she was appointed as a Lecturer for students pursuing their master’s in business administration.
Sreeraj Muralidharan is seasoned professional with over a decade experience in Corporate Legal, Corporate Restructuring, Legal due-diligence, Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), Foreign Direct Investment and India Entry Services. He has extensive experience in drafting Shareholders agreements, Joint venture agreements, Share subscription agreements and various Company Law Assignments. Sreeraj Muralidharan is the go-to professional for closing high-impact assignments which involves extensive interaction with various professionals, Regulatory Authorities and stake holders. He has the aptitude to be the nucleus of an assignment and act as the point of communication and manage in toto the corporate assignments including IPO, Restructuring, Mergers and acquisitions, Joint ventures etc. He is actively involved in drafting various manuals, guides, interpretations and providing opinions on Indian Companies Act and FEMA. He has extensive experience in advising domestic and international clients on Corporate Laws and Exchange Control Laws. He regularly represents clients before various Tribunals and Regulatory Authorities and Statutory Offices, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Reserve Bank of India. Sreeraj has advised clients from various industry sectors including software and services sectors, construction and interior design, aeronautics, healthcare, biotechnology, real estate and manufacturing industries. Sreeraj holds a Bachelors in Business Management – Finance and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
B.Com., LLB., FCS, FCA, IP (IBBI), DISA
PRASHANT MOHAN is a Chartered Accountant in Practice, with over 12 years of experience in diversified fields of Taxation, Finance and Accounting, FEMA, legal, Company Secretarial and general management. He is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India since 2005 and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 2012. Mr. Prashant had a short stint in a Corporate career before entering into the wider world of Practice as a Professional. He was the Finance Head & Company Secretary of a hospitality company based in Bangalore and having pan India presence where he additionally got experienced with the practical insights of roping in and handling Private Equity Partners. Mr. Prashant left the corporate career to move into Practice as a Company Secretary in the year 2010 and joined Mohans & Associates, a company secretaries firm based out of Kochi and Bangalore as its Partner. At Mohans, Mr. Prashant gained Experience in drafting of various Agreements and Petitions, advisory on Private Equity investments and takeovers, advisory on preparations for IPO, financial and legal due diligences, appearances before various regulatory authorities including the National Company Law Tribunal, Regional Director and Registrar of Companies, advisory on various corporate events like bonus issue, preferential issue, capital reduction, etc. In 2012, Mr. Prashant took up the Practice as a Chartered Accountant. He specializes in FEMA and FDI, advise on tax planning, preparation of Project Reports and Information Memorandum, financial due diligence, statutory and internal audits, systems audit, compliance audits, business and project valuations and consolidation of financial statements of companies having both Indian and international operations. Mr. Prashant has done his Bachelors in Commerce and has also Graduated in Law from the State Law University, Karnataka. He is a qualified Insolvency Professional with the IBBI empanelled with various banks and state industrial development corporations. He also holds a Diploma in Information Systems Audit from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Mr. Prashant was one of the youngest in India to qualify as a Company Secretary. He is also a regular speaker at various forums and institutes and is also a regular faculty with the State Employment Offices for their various programmes.