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Ram SarvepalliRam Sarvepalli
Leader- Advisory Services, India and Partner – Emerging Markets Center, EY India
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Ram Sarvepalli is the leader of the Advisory Practice in India, as well as Partner for the Emerging Markets Centre. A qualified Chartered Accountant by vocation, Ram manages a number of key relationships for EY India, and overseas.He is the anchor Partner for a number of Global and Indian corporates, and plays a leading role in advising clients on pressing strategic, operational and risk mandates. He has significant experience in the areas of institutional, sectoral reforms in India focusing on financial management. Ram also facilitates C-suite workshops with the executive management and Independent Directors.He is also a key note speaker at several forums, including Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on topics related to risk management and governance. Ram is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Neville DumasiaNeville Dumasia
National Leader, Risk Advisory Services, India, EY, India
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Neville is the National Leader Risk Advisory Services in India. His areas of interest lie in the topics of governance of risks, working with Boards and C-suite in their journey towards better compliance and management. Some of Neville’s publications/thought leaderships are in the areas of – “The state of corporate governance in India”, “Governance in the public sector”, “The state of Internal Audit in India”, “Risk Management – a driver of enterprise value in the emerging environment”, etc. He is a regular speaker at public forums, colleges, panel discussions, etc.,and has served on committee and Board of Governors for the ICAI and the IIA in India.
Samiron GhoshalSamiron Ghoshal
Partner and National Leader IT Advisory Services, EY, India
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Samiron is a member of Global IT Advisory leadership based in India. With an experience of more than two decades, Samiron specializes in Technology and Business connect, advising CXOs on how latest technology trends like Digital will reshape their business. He has worked globally and has extensive experience in key sectors like Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, CPG, eGOV and FS sectors. He is on the advisory panels of key industry bodies and media organisations. Finally, he is a key contributor to thought leadership across multiple business strategy and technology areas. Samiron has recently been inducted as a member of EY’s Global Emerging Markets core Advisory team. This team is tasked to strategise and help EY member organisations in the Emerging markets build scale and depth in their respective regions.Till recently Samiron also led the Global offshoring arm of EY in the IT Advisory area.
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Partner and Technology Sector Leader, Advisory, EY IndiaMilan Sheth is a Partner with Advisory Services and Technology industry leader for EY India. He also leads the firm’s efforts in building sector trends and relevant thought leadership publications. Milan has over two decades of experience in advising IT Services, IT enabled services companies, hardware and software product clients in various areas of growth strategy, performance management, operating model design and commercial due diligence. He also leads EY India’s finance transformation practice supporting leading companies on CFO agenda and business transformation initiatives. He leads a Global In-house Captive (GIC) forum in India with over 30 leading GIC organizations. He is a frequent contributor to leading business media publications as a technology expert. He has a post graduate degree in management science and graduate degree in engineering from University of Mumbai.
Devendra ParulekarDevendra ParulekarPartner, IT Risk and Assurance, EY India
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Devendra is a Partner with the Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group of EY. He is in charge of the IT Risk & Assurance (ITRA) practice for ‘Technology, Communications and Entertainment’ operating unit in the western region in India. Devendra, joined EY in 2000 and is based in the Mumbai office. He is an MBA (Operations), BCom, CISA and CISSP. Devendra specializes in IT Risk & IT Security and has 11 + years of experience in various projects relating to Information Security, Risk Assessment, IT Strategy, IT Assurance, Application Reviews, due diligence, BCP & DR across different Telecom operators, Media clients and other Technology companies in India.
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Anurag is a Partner, People and Organization, India, EY. An MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur in 1998, Anurag after working with the Corporate HR Function of Asian Paints for a few years, joined as a consultant in the HR Advisory practice, where within a short span of 8 years he was elevated as a Partner, the youngest HR Advisory Partner within EY. Anurag has over a decade of HR consulting experience and has consulted with CEOs and HR Heads of more than 100 organizations globally and across almost all major sectors. Within the HR domain he focuses on assisting his clients in building a robust organization structure to support strategy, strengthen leadership capacity, manage change, and streamline HR function’s capacity to support business.
Sardul Seth.jpgSardul Seth
Partner- Advisory Services, EY IndiaSardul is part of the Leadership Team in Ernst & Young, with demonstrated track record of advising large enterprises and government institutions on their most pressing governance, management and operational challenges. He has significant experience in delivering solutions targeted towards improving business, strengthening performance and enabling change in the organisation. He has worked in BPO, Technology, Automotive, Consumer Durables, Chemicals, Metals & Mining and FMCG sectors. He has 12+ years of experience in business consulting, having worked across 25+ countries providing customized solutions keeping in view regional sensitivities. His expertise lies in shaping and delivering large scale Governance and Strategic Growth programmes. Sardul has designed systems and processes for many large organizations and has worked with CEOs to redefine monitoring/operating processes for better business management. Sardul has been a notable voice in media and leading C-Suite forums on tropical subjects around governance and efficiency.
rsz_jaspreet_2_-_copyJaspreet Singh
Partner, IT Risk and Assurance Practice, EY IndiaJaspreet is a Partner with IT Risk and Assurance practice for EY India focusing on the Technology, Communications & Entertainment sector. He joined the firm in 2005. He leads the Business Continuity practice and has worked across a broad range of companies in Telecom, IT, ITES and Entertainment sectors.Jaspreet’s specializes in Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Advisory / Review, IT Audits, IT due diligence reviews, SOx Compliance and Advisory reviews, ISO 27001 Advisory & implementation, Application reviews and Vendor Evaluation.Jaspreet enjoys the flair for writing and is a regular contributor to some of the leading IT Magazines in the country. Some of the topics include “Legal compliance in India”, “Information security policy” and Is a regular speaker in national/ international conferences.
rsz_dinesh_mishraDinesh Mishra
Leader- Customer Practice and Leader- Advisory Services, EY, IndiaDinesh is an Advisory Partner who leads the Customer Practice for EY, India. He has nearly two decades of Industry and consulting experience in Sales, Marketing and Services. His key areas of expertise include sales growth strategies, sales force effectiveness, customer economics, digital, customer experience and relationship management. Dinesh has led multiple customer transformation projects across sectors for both global and Indian clients.His ability to translate strategy and innovation into operational reality has helped many of his clients achieve their goals and show real results in sales growth and increased customer engagement. Dinesh has an MBA degree specialising in finance and strategy from London Business School.
Manoj JhaManoj Jha
Associate Director, IT Advisory Services, EY, IndiaWith an 18 years of sales, business development & alliance management experience with brands such as the Hinduja Group, HCL, SAP, Peoplesoft & IBM Manoj has also led the Global Solutions Alliances at IBM, front-ending the organization’s engagements with its largest partners -SAP, Oracle, Cisco & Infor in India and South Asia. Manoj has co-authored articles on relevant topics like- Indian IT industries next vistas; usage of Big Data in India; Analytics conundrum that organisations face and many more. Manoj is an ICWA qualified professional and has regularly contributed thought leadership pieces to the business media in the areas of information technology particularly on the impact of various technologies on driving business value.
JasjeetJasjeet Singh
Director- Analytics, Advisory Practice, EY IndiaJasjeet is a Director in the Analytics Advisory Practice at EY India. In his role, he’s responsible for leading the Analytics Practice for EY in North India across industry verticals. He’s an Analytics Business Leader with 12+ year’s experience advising Fortune 500 companies on leveraging Data Analytics to drive business growth and profitability. He has extensive experience in setting up Analytics Labs for his clients as well as leading analytics consulting engagements across India, US, US and South-East Asia. He’s a recognized industry thought leader in the field of analytics with multiple publications on the topic, and has been a regular speaker at Analytics Industry Forums.
Sumeet MSumeet Malhotra
Director- Development Advisory Services, EY IndiaSumeet is a Director with theDevelopment Advisory Practice of EY India which provides consulting services to clients in the not-for-profit sector. A Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by qualification, Sumeet specializes in internal audit, diagnostic reviews, risk assessments, due diligence, internal control reviews, governance reviews and compliance management. He has assisted several global institutions set up non-profit operations in India and is currently assisting companies in operationalizing CSR as per section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. Sumeet has been a key note speaker at several eminent forums on CSR and has regularly contributed thought leadership pieces on governance, financial management and regulatory issues related to the not-for-profit sector.
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Director- Advisory Practice, EY IndiaAbbas Godhrawala is a Director with Advisory Services of EY in India. Abbas has over 13 years of experience in the management consulting profession with companies such as EY,GT, KPMG, TechM and K&M. Abbas’s expertise lies in providing Information Systems Assurance, Risk Management, and Information Security consulting services across varied industry verticals such as Technology & BPO, Telecom, Financial Services, and Manufacturing. Abbas has lead a range of assignments, which includes analysis of business processes, Service Organization Controls Reporting, IT Security Reviews, Privacy reviews, BCMS reviews, Third party vendor reviews, Application reviews, Information Technology audits and process documentation/ control testing for Sarbanes Oxley requirements. In the last 4 years I have been focusing on the clients in the IT-ITES sector in the west addressing their information security, risk management & compliance needs.
Jignesh ThakkarJignesh Thakkar
Partner- Advisory Services, EY IndiaJignesh is a Partner in the Advisory Services practice with more than 14 years of experience. He has been working with EY since July, 2004. He is a Chartered Accountant from India and a Chartered Management Accountant from London. Jignesh is a key member of the Technology vertical at EY and has worked extensively on various advisory solutions for the large Indian and Global IT service companies. Jignesh leads the global compliance solution at EY for TMT sector. He has helped various clients with global compliance review covering more than 30 countries. The assignment involved understanding of complex global laws in the space of employment, immigration, data privacy, intellectual property, payroll tax and social security for the major countries in America, Europe, APAC and Africa regions.
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Partner- Internal Audit, Advisory Services, EY IndiaManesh Patel is a Partner with EY’s Advisory Services in India. He is currently leader of the Internal Audit competency for India. He has over 22 years of experience supporting clients in the areas of Risk Management, Internal Audit, SOX Compliance, Revenue Assurance and other compliance and governance solutions. In the past, Manesh has worked in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance and also led an Internet Travel startup. Most recently, he was Advisory Service Line leader at EY’s Global Talent Hub where he was responsible for building EY’s global delivery centers for IT and Process Risk solutions, Quantitative Advisory Services, Analytics and IT Advisory services
Amar ShankarAmar Shankar
Partner, Advisory Services, EY IndiaAmar Shankar is a Partner with EY’s Government & Public Sector Practice and has over 16 years of experience. He has anchored key accounts and led growth of EY solutions focused on Private Sector Development, Public Sector Project Management Skill Development and Sports. He has won and delivered large public sector programs at Government of India, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, National Skill Development Corporation etc. He has also advised clients outside India in Turkey, Qatar, UAE, Australia and Sri Lanka. Amar works closely with EY’s Advisory practices in Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and APAC in supporting large and transformational pursuits across sectors. He is an active contributor to delivering EY’s Talent Management Strategy and is a regular speaker at public forums
BasanrBasant Shroff
Partner- Advisory Services, EY IndiaBasant is a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP, India. He is part of the Advisory Services and he leads the technology risk and cyber security practice for financial services clients in India. He has been advising clients for over 18 years on variety of topics on technology and operations. He has had experience of working internationally in a few geographies. He currently serves a range of banking and insurance companies in India and globally. He is regularly invited to speak at various events including the ones hosted by Reserve Bank of India, ISACA and other industry bodies.
Vishal JainVishal Jain
Partner- Advisory Services, EY IndiaVishal Jain is a Partner at EY after completing his MBA in Telecom Management from Symbiosis University and then, during a career spanning more than 14 years, he has worked at various Technology and Security projects for different companies across the sectors.He is presently focuses on Technology Risk Advisory for Telecom & Technology sector in India and Middle-East. He is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and has wide range of experience in Telecom security, Data Privacy, Maturity Assessment & Benchmarking assessments for leading Telecom & Technology clients across the globe. He is also the Privacy Leader for EY India, to drive the Data Privacy agenda for EY clients. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and has also, been honoured with DSCI Certified Privacy Professional (DCPP). He has led large Privacy engagements across sectors and was instrumental in setting up the Data Privacy services portfolio for EY India.
Vikas PhotographVikas Aaggarwal
Director- Advisory Services, IndiaVikas is a leader with GPS Practice at EY and focuses on Smart Cities, Digital India, Defence and Technology in Education. He also leads EY’s engagements with the DeitY, Government of India. Vikas has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of Technology & Government Advisory focusing on Technology & Process led Transformation in the Government. He has led several nationwide and state level Governance Transformation programs, with focus on Optimum Service Delivery, Government Process Engineering, Citizen Centricity and ICT Intervention to bring efficiency, transparency and effectiveness in functioning of the Public Sector. He has managed advisory engagements for multiple ministries in the Central Government and for many of the State Governments apart from the Governments in the Caribbean and in the Middle East. Apart from Transformation in Government and PPP in IT, Vikas has experience in the domains of IT Services and Solutions in Health, Public Safety, Telecom, Transport, Oil & Gas and Meteorology verticals.
Gaurav SharmaGaurav Sharma
Senior Manager- Advisory Services, India
Gaurav Sharma is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Practice in India. He specializes in advising clients on the pressing issues and challenges relating to contract lifecycle management. He has significant experience of delivering mid and large scale transformation projects which included driving improvements across people, process and technology in the contract management. He has assisted clients in design and roll out of governance framework on large and complex contracts based on potential areas of risks, non-compliances and value leakages. In addition, Gaurav also has experience of assisting organizations across industries in the areas of risk based internal audits, SOX 404 compliance, internal control framework and process reengineering.

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