Company Management

founder, ceo,cfo
alyzaa merchant

Alyzaa a.k.a. Yogita Salvi is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, has a Masters Degree in Accounts and Finance from the University of Mumbai and a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. She has completed her basic and advanced level operations course in Retail F& B Management with MC.OP. Co(Jakarta, Indonesia)in her industrial training. She has basic certifications in C++, UNIX programming languages. She has a completed a certificate course in CPM/PERT Techniques (PGDME) and a certificate course in Export and trade management (JD Institute).

She has worked with the Taj Group, the Ambassadors group and has been on the core team of MC Donalds, India (Systems management and operations) during launch of India operations.  She has been on the internal audit team for Companies like Birla Group of Companies, RPG Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Videocon group, various pharmaceutical companies and Soram, Hongkong.

A chartered accountant since 1997, she practiced under the name Y.J. Salvi & Co and her expertise has been in internal audits, international taxation and forensic audits. She has vast experience in tax planning and has appeared before the Tribunal for redressal and advance rulings for MNC. She has over 2 decades of experience in audits, accounts, finance, management, operations and business development.

She has played a key role in strategic advisory roles in the growing space of fintech. The key role as strategic advisor involved advisory on annual budgets and growth and expansion strategy and overseeing the central audit department of the bank and liaison with the Reserve bank of India for compliance and regulatory issues and supervision of the vigilance cell at the corporate office. She has also assisted in drafting of bank policies (such as credit policy, HR policy ) as per central bank guidelines and designed human resources review programme’s integrated with training programmes endorsed by the senior members of the RBI training college and conducted training workshops at the head office of the bank based in Mumbai. She has worked as empanelled auditors for public sector and co-operative banks. She specialises in debt restructuring and works closely with asset reconstruction companies and banks for redressal of disputes and settlements of large NPA recovery accounts.

She was the Founder of Oxford Group of Companies based in Africa and Asia which invested and operated in diverse industry segments of manufacturing, logistics, textiles, pharmaceuticals and trading, and successfully managed the group for a decade with turnovers exceeding 100 million dollars. She has set up turnkey projects for Indian HNI investors in Africa, Middle East, Far East in manufacturing sector, such as textiles, plastics, cement, water, waste to energy, packaging & recycling.She has worked on consulting assignments across industry segments specialising in business advisory, business development, green projects, turnkey projects in the manufacturing sector, merger and acquisitions, restructuring of sick units through debt restructuring, technology upgrades, fund mobilisation and strategic advisory to the companies for growth and expansion.She has worked on various assignments in India, Sri Lanka, USA, UAE, Oman, Africa (Ethiopia, Djibouti, Rwanda, Congo, Lagos).

She has facilitated project funding for SME sector and corporate clients for projects valued at over 500 million dollars through debt and equity funds over the last decade. She has been a keynote speaker at corporate training sessions and other CPE training seminars of the ICAI and has judged paper presentation by ICAI students at the Annual student conference of the Institute. Her multidisciplinary skills, knowledge and global exposure has steered the company within a short span of 5 years to a full service turnkey project consulting company.

vikrant ponkshe

Vikrant is a Fin-tech expert with  MBA (Finance & Strategy, UK), Certified PMI(Program Management), Certified BSC(Balance Score card) Implementer, and Executive Director (Institute of Directors, IOD Certified), LLB (Bachelor of Legislative Law) and a Bachelors degree in Commerce. He is a professional with 30 years of cross-functional, multi-cultural experience in Banking & Financial Services sector in the areas of Fin-techs, Start-ups, Risk Management, Strategy implementation, Operations, Quality Assurance, Compliance & Client Service. He develops enterprising initiatives and nurtures organisational progression through change and has adept team leadership skills with strong stakeholder management experience. He has vast experience in organisational review and restructuring, strategising, performance management, people development and leadership.

He is a think tank of an award winning relationship management solution and has won many awards and recognitions such as, CEO with HR Orientation by Asia Pacific HRD Congress, International Stevie Award for best Relationship Management Solution and the Barclays Eagle Award. He has held many key positions over 3 decades, Business Head(International) LIC Housing Finance Ltd, Head of Credit-Barclays Bank, Head of Credit Administration & Relationship Management & Quality Assurance-Abu Dhabi Finance, Consultant-Valzon Consulting, CEO & Managing Director-Cosmos Bank, CMD – Being Catalyst.

He is currently an independent director on board of companies a renowned Keynote speaker, a think tank, opinion maker and industry expert (BFSI, Fintech), a visiting faculty in top B-Schools and regulatory training programs and a subject matter expert and trainer at various forums including RBI, Symbiosis and VIT. He is core competencies are governance, risk, strategic thinking and implementation abilities to draw up and roll out strategic imperatives for the organisation, including products, processes, striking business alliances and is able to install best practices utilising varying strategic methodologies.

ramesh nair

Ramesh is a Hotel & Tourism Management Graduate with 3 decades of hands on professional and entrepreneurial expertise in the Hospitality, Tourism, Mining, International Trading and Corporate workspace, spread across Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific region. He is adept at repositioning assets to maximise profits by efficiently working within challenging business markets.He specialises in developing accurate business models and achieving goals through solid leadership and negotiating abilities. A seasoned professional with vast experience in hospitality and tourism industry with leading brands across India, Middle East and Far East. He has expertise in Operations, Branding, Setting up of projects, Designing, Layout Planning, Feasibility study, Coordination with Architects, etc.

He has vast experience in Executive Management and sales and is skilled in creative & strategic planning and leadership experience involving geographically dispersed and cross functional teams, life cycle program management, external and internal investment targeting and acquisition, strategic technology business road map development assessment and triages are his key skills. He started his career with the Taj Hotels and was part of many leading brands like CGH Earth Hotels, Sterling Resorts, Evolve Back Resorts, in India. He has designed and developed large resorts and hospitality projects in Africa, Middle East and Singapore. He has been associated with AVP, Pioneers in Ayurveda medicine, in designing, setting up and operating centres across various hospitality chains in India.


Nagabhushan has a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication and has completed his Masters of Technology in Industrial Electronics from SJCE Mysore and is pursuing PhD in Cloud Security and Data mining.

He is a technocrat with versatile technology experience and holds a track record of over 18 years rich industry experience in different roles and responsibilities in his capacity as VP, Chief Operations Head, Director of IT services, senior program project delivery manager, pre-sales and business development head. He comes with rich experience as global business leadership team heading strategic engagement in IT services, government projects, Strategic Partnership Engagement and handling onsite and offshore team, setting up new verticals and domain centric business verticals and technology focused practices and services.


Namrata has over 2 Decades of IT Experience in managing and developing projects. She is experienced in Project Management and has managed multiple developments and project operations for Retail Banking, Automobile and Public sector. She has  varied experience of over a Decade working in US as consultant with companies like eFunds, BI performance, Deluxe Cheque Printers, Best Buy, Morgan Stanley in various roles.

Her Expertise is in Client engagement writing contract and proposals documents, Managing & leading diverse teams across geographies – USA, India, Sweden, Europe and Philippines ensuring delivery while meeting organizational objectives. She has driven several innovative initiatives resulting in winning new business and opportunities.She has written various Solution and Solution approach documents using RequisitePro. She specializes in developing prototype and use cases for initial solution phase and process, experience in Development, Implementation, and Migration of ETL projects, Migration of legacy data to oracle using SQL*Loader, PRO*C, UNIX shell scripting and UTL_FILE utilities. Designed and developed various java based projects using Java, J2EE,Message Broker, Message Queue, JavaBeans, Java Server Pages (JSP), Java Server Faces (JSF), Spring, Hibernate, Struts, AJAX, JDBC, Servlets, JavaDoc, Axis, Web Services, XML, XSL, XSLT, WSDL, XSD, XML DTDs, HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, ANSI SQL, UML, Agile.


Bazil has been a central banker over the last 4 decades and has served in different capacities with the Reserve Bank Of India, including Secretary to the Bank. His work areas have spanned trade, exchange rate and reserve management, rural development, human resource management, strategic planning and governance, amongst others. As Regional Director for Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, he headed the Banks operations in two states. He has Headed the team which conceived, researched and curated the Reserve Bank Monetary Museum in Mumbai

He has a Doctorate in Economics and a Masters Degree in Philosophy.Having studied Economics at The Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics as well as Public Policy at The Princeton University, he served on several Committees of Government of India and the National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD) and was associated with projects funded by the Asian Development Bank. His doctoral thesis was on the “Evolution of Modern Banking India”, and he has authored several websites and publications, notably ‘The Paper and the Promise’,Mint Road Milestones:RBI at 75 and ‘THe Conjurors Trick:An Interpretative History of Paper Money in India.


Dinesh has over 25 years diverse, hands-on experience in the areas of Defense systems, Clean Technologies, Renewable Energy, Smart Grids, Engineering & Design, Disaster Management (QR) and Environmental Management Technologies. Dinesh did his bachelor’s in engineering from IIT Madras. He received his master’s in environmental design from California College of Arts (CCA), USA. He is an accredited LEED Professional and a Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Consultant.

Dinesh started his career in USA working in aerospace engineering, information technology and strategic data analytics. He quickly moved on to become the Head of Design at Hamilton Corp, a leading engineering design house empaneled by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), USA. He continued his work in USA as a senior product / project management and strategic design specialist with several reputed firms such as General Electric, Mind Tree Consulting, General Dynamics. In 2010, Dinesh moved to India and became an independent consultant advising several multinational clients including BP Solar (UK,USA, Spain, India divisions) for Renewable Energy Devices and Wind Power Systems; GE Healthcare for Neonatal Ventilators and Mobile X Ray Machines; BEL/TADRIAN for military night vision products, HLL for POP, Packaging & Vending machine designs; CAFE COFFEE DAY(CCD) for vending machines & Store interface design express Kiosks; MIND TREE for New product development, DVR, Digital tablet & Android based phones; MERLIN HAWK for Palm sure biometrics & Hi frequency digital mobile X ray machines; VIDEOCON for full consumer durable range of white goods; BROWN DOVE for Pulse oxy-meters, Defibs & PO skid machines for dialysis machines and CATERPILLAR for Collaboration with a local CAT dealership to redesign the Caterpillar 320D Midsize Excavators.

Dinesh is currently working as an advisor to the Government of India on the renewable energy and Defense Systems and to the State of Karnataka, India for the green (sustainable) projects (Energy, Waste and Water). He is also an advisor to the World Bank on the waste to energy program, a clean tech advisor to the Asian Development Bank and a panel advisor to HUDCO. Other international projects he has worked on are the Sea Mounted wind systems of the Louisiana Coast, USA, Vajra & Zing series Thermal systems and & Smart Card based Power Metering devices. He has designed studios for Collaborative RPD models(C2rPD), Lexaeon, USA. Dinesh is also a consultant to the Energy and Agriculture Minister in Djibouti (UNDP) and Ethiopia, Africa.

ashwariya kumar doval

Ashwariya has a masters degree in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee with a distinction in Mathematical Economics. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management from IIT, Roorkee.

He has a rich working experience of over 20 years in the realm of Industrial Advocacy and Policy formulation. His spectrum of work experience includes engaging and leasing with the Indian Industry, Government, International multilateral agencies, Foreign Embassies, regulatory authorities India, sector specific industry associations and regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Over the years, he has developed expertise in conceptualising and convening strategic initiatives and programmes for result oriented advocacy.