Executive Council

Pankaj Jain 

Pankaj Jain is a accomplished CMA, CS and alumnus of IIM, Calcutta with vibrant spirit of entrepreneurship, having over 30 years of diversified experience across wide spectrum of industries while working at India and overseas with proven track record of aligning strategies with business and building trust based relationships globally. While working at top corporate level positions like VP, CFO, CEO, Director, he has successfully managed the reputed business houses such as Super Seals, IAP, ERA Infra, Logix and has been instrumental in raising funds for projects (including megha infrastructure projects under Public Private Partnership) having cost of over Rs. 15,000 crores.

He has managed numerous strategic business initiatives involving Venture Formation, Business Modelling, Strategic Financial Planning, Corporate Alliances, Demergers, Divestments, Cost Optimization, Business Restructuring, Capital Structuring, Corporate Governance and Corporate Financing for successful businesses with global foot prints and hold distinction of turning around the financial position of several companies through dynamic initiatives.

He is associated with many socio-economic initiatives in various capacities and is mentor to many startups with the objective of helping them to achieve sustainability and scalability of their businesses. He is post graduate in commerce from CCS University with affiliations of leading professional bodies such as ICAI-CMA, ICSI, IOD, IIM Calcutta, AIMA, IIA, CSI and is faculty to leading business schools, professional bodies, industry associations.

Rajiv Guha 

Rajiv Guha, is an Associate Member of Institute Cost Accountants of India. He has diverse experience in Telecom, Leather Export & Engineering Consultancy Companies and has been associated with Companies like Bharti, SIEMENS, BPL Telecom & Toshiba Water with more than 25 years of experience.

He has involved in Drawing up Annual Operating Plans, Monitoring Revenue gaps & Margins, Worked with Bidding team for Business Proposals, Reporting Key Business indicators to Management. Lead team for Marketing Accounts setups, Auditing of Project Sites.

As a seasoned professional, he has been associated with key Business negotiations with Business Partners such as Motorola USA, Polycom USA, SIEMENS Germany. Successfully completed Commercial Closure of EPC Projects with Public Sector Companies & Refineries. He has also worked closely with Project execution team for accelerating Revenue, additional claims from clients, mitigating risk. He has interacted with Banks on Credit Lines, Letter of Credits & Bank Guarantees.

Aparajita Prasad  

Aparajita Prasad is an IIM Ahmedabad alumna. She is a renowned Corporate Leader and Subject Matter Expert with over 15 years of experience in Business Research and Strategic Consulting across Europe and India. She has worked across many companies including Accenture, TCS, Evalueserve, Heidrick and Struggles etc. She later joined few Start-ups and contributed to their success. She has led huge teams and headed business units. Her experience spans across Strategy, Business Research, Analytics, and Consulting.

Currently, she is Founder and Director of MetaConnect Consulting. She is an investor and mentor to start-ups and on advisory board of many incubators and accelerators. She also takes many leadership training sessions. She Heads the Women Entrepreneurs Network (WEN) in India and is on Board of Directors for IIMSociety.org. She is a well-known speaker and panellist at major events.

Aparajita holds a formidable reputation of adjusting in any environment and bringing out the best in the team. Her value addition has been recognized by her employers and teammates much sooner than most leaders. She aspires to help anyone and everyone who crosses her path.

Aparajita holds a Masters in Biotechnology and MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. She is also a Certified NLP and Life Coach.


Shaifaly Sangal  

Shaifaly Sangal is a commerce graduate with MBA in marketing. She is owner of a recruitment, training and assessment company, Yung Minds, for over 12 years working with over 100 big corporates and startups including Eveready, Toppr, PNB Housing etc. She is the go to person for many organizations for HR related solutions and has got several recognitions for this.

She is also running an NGO , Bhavishya, involved in uplifting the not so privileged ones by providing education (Classes for close to 200 kids in Noida), clothes etc. She is a part of HR SUCCESS TALK (A HR community) where she recently undertook and executed an initiative of ‘Eminent Young HR Leaders Award’ which was well received.

She is also a webinar host with various series running on topics of importance during these testing COVID-19 times for the benefit of students, HRs, industry people and collection for PMcares fund.

Manish Kandpal  

CMA Manish Kandpal is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and Delhi based Practicing Cost Accountant, Currently he is working as a Partner in a Cost Accounting firm M/s. MM & Associates. He is holding position as Secretary in renowned society “Indian Society of Management Accountants” (ISMA).

He has extensive experience in the field of Costing, Auditing, Accounting and Management Consultation. CMA Manish Kandpal is a one of the youngest trainers of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Department of Income tax and Various Commissionrate of Central Excise

He has also served the profession as member of the various committees of the Institute at very young age; He has been awarded by the Institute for his active and special contribution in the professional development

Various articles on various issues like Health Costing, Manufacturing Cost, Captive Consumption, Construction Costing, etc have been published in the NIRC news letter of the Institute.

He has been appreciated by the institute for his special contribution in finalizing the guidance note on Cost Records and Cost Audit in Construction Industry.

Kalyani Karna  

Kalyani is a commerce graduate and member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI). She has been working in the domain of education sector for more than 6 years through her own set up of coaching classes “Kalyani Classes and Training Institute” (www.kalyaniclasses.in) and has been serving other private institutions also. Kalyani Classes & Training Institute envisions delivering quality of education and pursuant to innovation of techniques of learning. It focuses on techniques of study for easier grasp, memorizing and unique pattern of revision cycle. t has been providing regular and online classes for the students of CA/CS/CMA/MBA and training programs in the field of direct and indirect tax, including cost audit, tax audit, secretarial audit, filing at Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Sales tax, VAT, Excise, Service tax, Customs, ESI, PF, Registration of company, and other fields. She is a faculty member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Noida chapter.

She is also associated with Chegg India Pvt. Ltd, (a 100% subsidiary of USA based Chegg Inc. which is developing content as well as offering numerous online educational services to the graduate, post-graduate, and Certified Public Accountant, CIMA, and catering the needs of students of other foreign universities), for more than five years as a solution expert of financial management. She has a proven track record in the field of education and acted as a motivator and prominent mentor building lot of confidence in her students. She strongly believes that confidence and persistent effort will enable to fructify the dreams. She is fond of writing and got her articles published regularly in renowned magazines (including the reputed monthly journal “The Management Accountant” published by Institute of Cost Accountants of India).

Rishabh Aggarwal 

Rishabh Aggarwal is a Post Graduate in Finance from Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur and also completed his graduation from Satish Chandra Dhawan Government College which is affiliated to Panjab University. He has also been part of managing committee of Model United Nations (MUN) held at Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur. He has been a dedicated and passionate person about his career. Having a commerce and finance background throughout, he has exceptionally good knowledge about the numerous financial products which are currently available in financial markets. .

He is a person who generally thrives in fast paced environment and is always ready to face a challenging role. He inhibits an excellent ability of leading teams and to motivate others and in turn these qualities are backed by his quality of excellent communication skills at senior levels and his policy to taking initiatives allow others to work at their best of abilities. He is friendly, open- minded and knowledgeable financial analyst having a positive and sound view on all things in life.

Malti Yadav 

Malti Yadav is Sr. Software Engineer at Aricent Ltd, Gurgaon. In her 5+ years of experience she has responsible for product development, exploring new and promising technologies, exploring best practices of distributed software development.

She have experienced in product development, client engagement, architectural decisions, exploring and implementing industry best practices as well as contributing towards the technology roadmap for the organization.

Malti is actively involved in the entrepreneurship seminar, technical seminar, leadership networking programs and many more. Malti carries strong inclination towards social work.

Malti has completed B.Tech in Computer Engineering from GBTU Lucknow.


Ghanisth is business graduate, an MBA from IIPM New Delhi, and a seasonal entrepreneur. He is an explorer and highly optimistic professional in nature. A Business and Go-to- marketing consultant, an entrepreneur within your organization. Ghanisth helps in building business more sustainable enabling them to be scalable in the future.

Ghanisth works internally as well as externally in the organizations to brought about a new perspective and solutions. With traditional business acumen Ghanisth works with operations and strategy as well as a business analyst for customer's current market high output.

Serving as a catalyst he takes on charge as a team player and have a quite extensive experience of getting teams and new line of work started. Ghanisth has successfully developed a new business line creating a new stream of revenue of movie distribution client.

As young, dynamic in nature he keeps an eye for opportunities and served as the strategy executive for a upcoming resort project in terms of making sustainable plan of action with slow mode of investments in the project.