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Manoj Jain

Founder and Director
  • CA, CPA, MBA-Finance (USA), FRM (GARP)
  • Over 10 years international experience – 6 years in Bahrain and 4 years USA
  • 18 years exp in risk management consulting and internal audits, Specialization in Operational Risk, Basel II, Sox and Control design
  • Worked for Ernst & Young (Bahrain), Arab Investment Company (Bahrain), Navigant Consulting(USA), Kotak Mahindra Bank (India) and Credit Suisse(India)
  • Sox Compliance project for Fannie Mae, USA ( $900+ Billion Mortgage 
    Company)

Rita Shewakramani

Executive Vice President – Risk Advisory Services
  • Chartered Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Risk Mgmt Professional (CRMA). 
  • She has more than 25 years of post qualification experience into Internal Audits, Risk, Application Reviews, Operations / Process/ Internal control reviews, Fraud Investigations.
  • She has worked with consulting firms like Baker Tilly Singhi Consultants Pvt Ltd, Price Waterhouse Coopers, EY, Aneja Associates and Corporates like Reliance (Internet Exchange), GE Capital, CMS Computers etc.

Laxmikant Gupta

Principal
  • CA, CMA, CS, FRM
  • Laxmikant has over 25 years experience in risk management, governance, compliance, ethics, control, internal audit.
  • His experience has been across areas like operational risk, market risk, settlement risk in addition to SEBI Compliances, internal compliances, governance norms based on new Companies Act, new Insider Trading laws etc.
  • He headed risk management/compliance function for Franklin Templeton, Tata TD Waterhouse, Birla Sun Life, ICICI Venture, NCDEX. He also worked with I-Sec, A F Ferguson & Co.

Vivek Dixit

EVP – Risk Management and Governance Advisory
  • B.Com; DFM. Numerous Work related and Leadership trainings in Corporate World.
  • Experienced, multi faceted, techno functional corporate professional with 35 yrs in the industry. Worked in top notch organizations viz. Dell, Microsoft, IBM, Atos (Origin), Ingersoll-Rand, Siemens. Global judge for certification of YB and GB Six Sigma projects in Dell.
  • Associated with PMI significantly. Initially Vice President of PMI-Pearl City Chapter when it was started. Invited as a Speaker for various PMI events.

Ashok K Agarwal

EVP – IT Risk Advisory
  • CISA, CRISC, ISO27001, ISO/ IEC 20000 qualified
  • Over 30 yrs of work experience in IT Risk Management and Assurance, of which 3 years of global experience.
  • Worked in multiple Banks (Punjab National Bank- Delhi, AXIS Bank, DCB Bank – Mumbai and Bank Dhofar – Muscat) heading Technology Audit.
  • As principle project assurance lead, done project review of Core Banking Solution upgradation and data migration adopting big bang approach.
  • Core expertise in Cyber and Cloud Security, Concurrent Audit of Data Centre and Privilege User Access review.

Priti Sikdar

EVP – Risk Advisory and Training
  • FCA, CISA, ISO 27001:2013 LA, CISM, BCCS, CRISC, BS 25999 LA, PRINCE 2 FC
  • Information security and Data privacy professional with over 28 years of experience in IT sector
  • Experience in implementation of systems to comply with ISO 27001, GDPR, Privacy Shield and GLBA, conducting ISMS audits, security and privacy risk assessments as well as SOC 2 audits
  • Worked for leading firms such as Grant Thornton, KPMG London and Sharp & Tannan

Senior Management Team

Niveditha Hampiholi

AVP - Risk and Compliance
  • MBA (Finance)
  • She has over 15 years experience in Risk Management and Internal Audits (mainly in Banking and Financial Sector).
  • She also has specialization in operational risk, Sarbanes Oxley and Internal Controls.
  • She has prior experience with Northern Trust, Ocwen Financial Services & ADC Telecommunications Inc.
  • Sox Compliance project for Fannie Mae, USA ( $900+ Billion Mortgage Company)

Sucheta V. Upendra

SVP – Information Security
  • MCA, CISA, ISO 27001:2013 LA
  • Information security and data privacy professional with over 25 years of experience in IT sector
  • Experience in implementation of systems to comply with ISO 27001, GDPR, Privacy Shield and GLBA, conducting ISMS audits, security & privacy risk assessments as well as SOC 2 audits.
  • Worked for leading firms such as TCS and Siemens Technology Services

Ritu Thakkar

VP – Information Security
  • Certified Lead Auditor (ISO LA), CEH, Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt, ITIL Professional. 
  • She has around 15+ years of post qualification experience into Internal Audits, Enterprise Risk Management, CMMi, SOC 2, ISAE 3402, GDPR, COSO, NIST, ISMS, ITIL, Six Sigma, CMMi ML3, QMS, Operations/ Process/ Internal control reviews Banking & Financial sector, ISO & System audit, Project management, threat Intelligence & compliance management etc.
  • She has worked with Vakrangee Limited, Network Solutions – An IBM Company, CMS Computers, Ministry of Defence etc.

Vinaya Punekar

Consultant – IA and Risk Advisory
  • Chartered Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • She has 20+ years of post qualification experience in Internal Audit, management reviews/support, SOC2 Type 1 and Type 2, Review of automated / manual Business Cycle controls and IT General controls, SOX, IFC and ICoFR.
  • She has worked with Deloitte, P G Bhagwat and R B Dubash. She has also worked with the clients in Software, Manufacturing, Power and Telecommunications domain.

Natarajan Mohan

SVP – Risk Advisory
  • CMA, CISA, DCPLA, PMP, CSM
  • He has over 23+ Years of varied experience in Internal Audit, Risk Management, Regulatory and Compliance audit, Cost Management, Project Management and PMO.
  • He has worked for leading companies like Sundaram Finance, Satyam Computers, Cognizant, Hexaware & Tech Mahindra

Raghvendra Mishra

Head – Sales & Marketing
  • PGDM, a Certified Cloud Computing (IBM) and Cyber Security Professional (CISCO).
  • He has around 15 years of experience in the area of Account Management, Lead Generation, Pre-Sales, Government Sales & Business Development, Channel Sales, Finance and IT Sales (mainly in Banking & Large Enterprises). He also has technology experience in the area of Cyber Security & GRC.
  • He has handled multiple roles over the years at organizations for India & SAARC Countries like HUGHES Communications, Leaseplan India, GE Capital, Claptek

Venkatkrishnan G

EVP-Internal Audit & Risk Advisory
  • Chartered Accountant, CISA. ISO 27001 Certified
  • More than 25 years of experience in the space of Internal audits, process and controls, IT audits, operations and finance
  • In the past Venkat has worked with audit and consulting firms like Price Waterhouse, Deloitte and GT. In addition he has also worked in multinational corporates like IBM, Shell, SCB.
  • He also did a stint in Muscat, Oman and has worked in various engagements in the USA, Far East and UK.

Nitesh Shanbhag

Senior Advisor – Strategy & New Initiatives
  • PGDM – IIMA, B.E (Mech) – NITK, Financial Risk Manager (FRM -GARP)
  • Over 25 years experience in Risk Assessment and Management covering credit risk analysis and credit rating, credit underwriting for corporate and equipment finance, impact and social financing, and Enterprise Risk
  • Prior work engagements with National Skill Development Corporation, a PPP in the skilling sector; GE Capital Services India, and credit rating agency ICRA Limited.