Torben Nielsen

ex. Governor of the Danish National Bank,
Currently Chairman of SydBank and Audit Committee of Tryg (Insurance and pension), Denmark

Mr. Torben H. Nielsen, ex-Governor of The Danish National Bank (1996-2011). He is on the board of directors of Copenhagen Compliance, chairman of SydBank (4th largest Danish Bank), and Vice-chair of Tryg (3rd largest Pension and Insurance company), and the Chairman of Tryg's Audit Committee. Mr. Nielsen is an Honorary Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and a member of the board of directors of 3 other International Financial Institutions.

S Bhaskar

Chief Internal Auditor
Tata Capital Limited

r. S. Bhaskar, Chief Internal Auditor of Tata Capital Limited, heads the Internal Audit function for the Tata Capital Group comprising of Corporate Finance, Consumer Finance, Housing Finance, Private Equity, Investment Banking, Broking, Wealth Management, Forex, Travels, Cards, BPO & International Business across multiple legal entities spanning India, Singapore & the UK.

He has over 28 years of rich and varied experience. He has been with the Tata Group since 2008 preceded by stints with several reputed companies like Hindustan Unilever Ltd for 15 years, Sical Logistics Ltd. Shaw Wallace, Marico and New India Assurance.

He is widely experienced in the field of Internal Auditing, Business Excellence, Finance & Supply Chain. He is a regular speaker on the topics of Internal Audit, Ethics & Innovation, for IIA, ICAI, Marcus Evans, Goldman Communications etc & a regular participant in the IIA events both Internationally and in India.

Mr. S Bhaskar is a member of the IIA Inc's Global IRC Committee. He was the past President - IIA, Bombay Chapter and he is currently a member of the IIA India - Advocacy Committee apart from continuing to be a member of the Board of Governors –IIA, Bombay Chapter.

He is also in various committees both the National and Regional levels like
  • Member of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Internal Audit & Corporate Fraud.
  • Core Committee Member of the Bombay Chartered Accountants Society (BCAS)'s Membership & Public Relations Committee.
  • Member - CMII - WIRC of the ICAI
  • Member - Study Group of IASB - ICAI

Mr. Bhaskar has carried out TBEM (Business Excellence) assessments of the Tata Group of Companies as a Senior Business Lead Assessor.

Mr S.Bhaskar is an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay. He is also an Alumni of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, USA (Advanced Management Program).

Kersi F. Porbunderwalla

Secretary General
Copenhagen Compliance®

Kersi F. Porbunderwalla is a global consultant, teacher, instructor, researcher, commentator and practitioner on Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and IT security (GRC) issues. Kersi was associate professor, examiner and tutor at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) from 1984-1993. Currently he lectures at The Govt. Law College (Thrissur, India) and at Fordham University (New York). Kersi has conducted several hundred workshops, seminars and international speaking assignments on GRC, Corporate Stakeholder Responsibility (CSR), Bribery, Fraud and Corruption (BFC) issues. Kersi is an executive business coach with extensive experience in implementing change projects and opmimising GRC/BFC/CSR processes. Kersi is a graduate in accounting and finance, member of the Danish Financial Analyst Association, Danish Lawyers and Economists Association, Confederation of Danish Industries, Danish Management Council, British Chamber of Commerce, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is the founder and secretary general of Copenhagen Compliance® that provides global GRC solutions. His first managerial position was as Chief Accountant in 1973 after graduation. Until 2005, he held senior accounting and finance positions at ExxonMobil. His consultancy and speaking assignments focus on developing and implementing GRC, CSR and BFC applications & frameworks into operational environments on 4 continents.

Jitendra Jain

Chief Financial Officer – Corporate Finance
GMR Group

Jain has more than 21 years of strong background in financial markets in areas such as Treasury and Forex Management, Investor Relations, M & A, Asset Liability & Risk Management, Equity / Debt Capital Markets & Corporate Finance.

Before joining GMR Group in July 2009, Mr. Jain has worked in Treasury department in one of the India's leading public sector Bank in Kolkata, as a Fixed Income Fund Manager with a leading private sector Asset Management Company in India, and in Finance department of a major Corporate handling Treasury, Corporate Finance, and Investor Relations & Strategic planning functions.

Mr. Jain is an Engineering Graduate and has also completed Post-Graduation Diploma in Management, Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (I) and Diploma in Operation Research. He is also Gold Medalist in Diploma in Business Finance Course from Institute of Certified Financial Analyst of India, Hyderabad.

Mr. Jain is a regular speaker at various financial markets, seminars, conferences and forums. He has been extensively quoted on various newswires.

Mr. Jain has great interest in policy advocacy and presented various papers to MoF/SEBI/RBI on various policy initiatives on Infrastructure Financing.

Pratik Shah

CPA, Partner, Indirect Tax
SKP Business Consulting LLP

With over 10 years of experience, Pratik heads the Indirect Tax practice at SKP. A qualified Chartered Accountant, he also holds an Advance Diploma in Indirect Taxes. Pratik has successfully handled indirect taxation matters across sectors such as pharmaceuticals, construction, infrastructure, information technology, hygiene, finance, oil refineries, manufacturing and services.

He specialises in handling VAT compliances across India, advising clients on supply chain set-up and distribution, conducting diagnostic reviews on potential leakages, preparing financial models and structuring transactions to mitigate tax exposure. He has substantial expertise in conducting due diligence reviews, feasibility studies and location analysis for business establishments in India. He has assisted various companies in setting up in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in India.

Prakash Hamirwasia

Partner - Offshore Taxation
SKP Business Consulting LLP

Prakash heads the International payroll and compliances functions, mainly for Indian multinational companies operating globally. Prakash is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has more than 25 years experience in Tax consultancy, Expatriate taxation, Global Payroll Taxes with main focus on the relevant employment related tax laws of UK, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and India.

He has also worked with a wide array of Indian companies operating in the IT / ITeS sector on STPI policy matters, Income tax related issues and other incentives available under Government schemes.

He has shared his experience and knowledge further by addressing seminars on different topics at various fora including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in Mumbai and Pune.

R. Kannan

Head of Corporate Performance Management
Hinduja Group

Mr.Kannan is an expert in Finance and Strategy with more than 30 years experience and during his career as a Management Consultant and as a Key member of Corporate Head Quarters in Various corporates including TCS / PWC as Management Consultant, Hinduja Group as VP and Head of Strategy, ICICI Infotech as EVP and Head of Straegy, ICICI Bank ( Group ) as EVP Strategy, carried out assignments relating to Corporate Finance, Fund Raising , Treasury Management, Strategy Formulation/Implementation, Organisation Restructuring,Corporate Performance Management, Business Development and Mergers/Acquisitions.

At present he is heading the Corporate Performance Management Function at the Group level in Hinduja Group dealing in aspects relating to Planning, Budgeting , Performance Monitoring, Business Development M&A and Global Economic and Industry Research. He is a member of Expert Committees in FICCI/CII/ Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Indian Merchant's Chamber on Committees relating to Private Equity, Industry, Economy, Banking, Transportation, Environment, etc.

The sectors where assignments completed include Airlines, Auto, Auto Components, Banking and Financial Services/Insurance/Venture Capital/ Mutual Funds, Cable/Internet/Media, Education, Engineering, FMCG, Healthcare, IT/ITES, Management consulting, Mining, Oil and Gas, Pharma. Power, Retail, Rural/Urban/Infrastructure Development, Telecom and Textiles. The assignments were carried out for Public, Private and Social Sectors.
He had attended programmes organized by World Bank , International Institute of Finance and Asian Development Bank on International Finance and spoken in Seminars on Union Budget, Indian Economy, Banking and Management , Annual CFO and Management conferences as a speaker in various forums.

He was a member on the board of Studies of SIES school of Management and Presently the Member of Academic Advisory council in Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida. He is the President of 75 year old Bombay Tamil Sangam.

He has delivered guest lectures including Management Development Programmes for Top level Executives/Senior Bankers from India and abroad on various aspects of management in various forums. He is a visiting faculty in Leading Management Institutes on Finance, Strategy, Organisation Restructuring and Turn Around Management. He has a personal interest in Global and Indian Economy and shared his ideas on Economic Development and Economic Crisis with the Government Stake holders from across the world and some of the recommendations on crisis resolution and Economic Development were implemented by the Government Authorities across the world. Received several awards from the employers .

Rahul Magan

Corporate Treasurer
EXL Service Holdings

I am Rahul Magan working as Corporate Treasurer in US NASDAQ Listed firm , EXL Service Holdings , Inc. having operations in more than 35 countries across the Globe. As a Corporate Treasurer taking care of Treasury Front Office Desk, Treasury Middle Office Desk , Treasury CFO Desk ( Treasury Mgmt. Reporting Desk ) where by covering Onshore & Offshore exposures like ~ Treasury Risk Management , Foreign Exchange Risk Management , Derivatives Trading , Currency Trading , Fixed Income Markets ( Debt Markets , Capital Markets , Money Markets ) , Treasury Wealth Management ( All Assets Classes in Financial Markets ) ## , Trade Finance ( Domestic Trade Finance , International Trade Finance ) , Treasury Accounting ( IFRS , US GaaP , IAS (International Accounting Standards ) , Indian GaaP , IND-AS ) , Global Cash Management ( Cash Flow Forecasting , Cash Reporting's ) , Management Reporting Deck ( CFO Deck , CEO Deck , Board Deck Investors Deck , Treasury Reporting ) and respected roles as a Corporate Treasurer.

Well besides acting as a Corporate Treasurer also acting as a Proprietary Trader where by running its own Proprietary Trading Desk covering Assets Classes like Currencies , Equities , Interest Rates Futures , G Sec Futures in Asian Markets. Rahul also acting as a Management Consultant covering variety of topics for Corporates at Asia Pacific level. Well currently he is associated with almost 26 Global forums as a Speaker covering Conferences / Seminars / Workshops / Round table Conferences / Brain storming sessions. Rahul also Co -authored his maiden book ~ "Options for Risk Free Portfolio "published in NY during Year 2013 by McLaren Palgrave and currently working on his second book titled ~ " Techniques to Hedge your Interest Rates Exposures "to be published in Australia / Singapore during 2016. Rahul decides to launch its own venture in India which would cover Financial Markets at Asia Pacific level and also decided to launch its own Treasury & Derivatives Magazine " The Maverick Treasurer " at Global level effective Oct 2015 which would cover Treasury & Foreign Exchange Risk Management , Derivatives Trading , Currency Trading , Fixed Income Markets ( Debt Markets , Money Markets , Capital Markets ) , Hedge Accounting , Financial Markets , Frauds & Forensics and respective sections.

Sundaraparipurnan Narayanan

CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Head of fraud investigation and compliance review

A Chartered Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner by qualification with over 8 yrs of fraud investigation and compliance review experience.Promoted a start-up TRUSTUS Solutions. Led several investigations/ proactive reviews uncovering senior management misconduct, embezzlement of funds/ misuse of authority, conflict of interest, collusion and vendor favoritism, potential mis-management or compromise of responsibilities etc. Led a number of unique investigations involving technology frauds including deletion of logs in key revenue application in telecom business and potential theft of source code. Also worked on investigations involving potential attempt to siphon funds using counterfeit cheque, possible diversion of funds and anti-corruption regulatory compliance investigations. Have experience in handling fraud investigation in Manufacturing, IT & ITeS and Infrastructure sectors. In addition, had conducted specific reviews focused on assessing whistle blower effectiveness and improving efficiency in investigations. Have made presentations and conducted trainings for clients during his earlier employment tenure with consulting majors, on fraud investigation and anti corruption compliance. Played a pivotal role in many of the thought leadership publications, as a part of his role with his earlier employers, including the Fraud Survey and Anti-Bribery Compliance related Point of Views.