Shalu Kedia

Shalu has over 12 years of extensive professional experience in audits and other assurance services and is associated with the Firm for more than 9 years. She has developed expertise in executing various assurance engagements across a varied range of industries including start-ups, e–commerce B2B & B2C, civil construction & real estate, healthcare, business support services & advisory service sector. She has successfully worked for clients from various business and economic sectors that primarily includes, domestic companies (public and private), subsidiaries of foreign companies, project office and joint ventures. Besides her expertise in statutory audits and tax audits, she has successfully advised and helped clients with complex financial accounting and auditing issues, assists in streamlining and managing accounting and compliance function, conducts financial due diligences, performs ICDS impact assessment and direct tax implications under IND AS framework. She is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India. She has also completed the certification course in INDAS and Independent director’s databank.

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Lakshmi Sankar

Lakshmi Sankar is a Chartered Accountant with around 11 years experience in assisting clients navigate Indian tax & regulatory challenges. He has worked with Indian promoters & MNEs from Middle East & western world, build their business in India and is currently focusing on dealing with the Government at the Centre State level, on emerging fiscal policies with specific context to financial sector reforms. He is currently working in the capacity of Associate Director- Financial Sector with the firm. He has been involved in establishing financial undertakings in India for large foreign banks, foreign venture capital investors and helping promoters/ Indian conglomerates to set up financial service business, navigate acquisition opportunities, create structure that unlock and preserve value creation. He has extensively worked on engagements/ projects cutting across the financial services spectrum of FinTech, family offices, estate planning, banks, NBFC, peer to peer lending platforms and insurance players. He has successfully helped start-ups and their promoters by exploring the expansion opportunities in India & globally and holds significant experience in advising clients in the areas of transaction advisory, fund structuring, inbound investment advisory, corporate & international tax. Lakshmi Sankar has worked on tax dispute resolution certainty initiatives including focused discussions with CIT & need based advocacy with the CBDT, Ministry of Finance. He has assisted clients in obtaining complex regulatory approvals with the key arms of the Govt including RBI, DIPP, SEZ.

Amit Arora

Amit Arora is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with over 11 years of professional experience. He has extensive professional experience in handling Direct Tax and International Tax matters of domestic/ multinational companies. He is a commerce graduate from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, University of Delhi. Apart from being a multi-disciplinary professional, he has over the years developed expertise in domestic and international taxation and has since assisted the firms’ clients on numerous tax strategies and tax policies. He is representing the firms’ clients before various levels of tax forums – be it the first level assessment stage, transfer pricing officers, or the appellate forum at Commissioner (Appeals), Dispute resolution panel, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. There are several reported decisions in cases argued by him, which have set precedents in the field of Direct Taxation. He has also had the privilege of working with some of the best known lawyers in the country on the tax matters of the firms’ clients whenever the need has arisen to engage them for representation before the High Courts or the Supreme Court of India. He is an avid reader and he loves traveling to distant locales with his family during vacations. He has a prior experience of working in Tax and Regulatory practice with renowned Tax Firm. Currently, he is a part of the Direct Tax team in the capacity of Director with the firm.

Isha Gupta

Isha Gupta is the Director, Healthcare, at Nangia Healthcare Managed Services that provides staffing and a suite of advisory and consulting solutions to healthcare, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic and medical technology firms and related industries globally.

She specializes in liaising with the international/overseas medical and healthcare clients in order to identify and address their requirements through various offerings of NHMS from India. She has been involved with NHMS operations and strategy for over a year and has helped this arm build capabilities and expand capacity to meet ever-growing international requirements within medical and healthcare verticals. She integrates NHMS’s Indian operations with its global healthcare market across countries. 

Previously, Isha holds over five years work-experience with a research and consulting company called, The Smart Cube, India, where she worked closely with many global Pharmaceutical and Healthcare companies. Her key areas of expertise were to study new product and technology innovations encompassing market research analysis and provide successful actionable pricing and marketing strategies for the clients. She has also helped some startups in the FMCG export industry and Interior Design Companies strategize content and offerings to drive business development for domestic and international clients. 

At a personal level, she runs an e-commerce company called Blingg as she passionately feels about fashion and accessories to accentuate daily lifestyle. She uses various technology platforms to sell fast-moving fashion jewelry and accessories for men and women under this brand in her free time. She also feels strongly about fitness and a healthy lifestyle and hence practices yoga regularly and other physical fitness routines. She is a big foodie and loves to cook varied cuisines for her twins. 

Isha holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance from IILM, Lodhi Road, India; and a Bachelors in Mathematics Honors from prestigious Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi University, India. She specialized in accounting and mathematics disciplines at a prominent senior school, The Mother’s International School, Delhi, India.