Durgaprasad Khatri qualified as a CA in 1974. He heads the firm's Assurance practice for the banking and financial services (BFSI) sector.
He has contributed extensively in developing computerised inventory management services, setting up internal controls and analytical reviews of financial results.
He has participated in the statutory audits of banks as the central statutory auditor, handled the audit of a large depository participant, monitored the concurrent audit of the Registrar and Transfer Agent for a mutual fund and bank, carried out risk audits of mutual funds and also headed the NAV audit of one of the largest mutual funds in India.
Prakash Hamirwasia qualified as a CA in 1989. He has years of experience in Tax consultancy, specialising in UK Tax, UK Payroll Tax and India-UK Employment Tax.
Apart from domestic tax, his major assignments include UK Individual Tax Returns, UK Payroll for software and telecom companies and Indian Payroll for FMCG and pharmaceutical companies.
He has shared his experience and knowledge further by addressing seminars on income tax topics at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in Mumbai and Pune. He is also a regular speaker at various domestic forums, seminars and conferences.
Ch. Somaraju qualified as a CA in 1990. As the head of the firm's Hyderabad office, he is actively involved in helping clients set up operations there, along with carrying out statutory, internal and systems audits.
He handles advisory transactions such as Business Valuations and Due Diligence. He has substantial experience in overseeing corporate services including book-keeping, compliances under various Acts and management reporting.
He has represented clients from sectors such as manufacturing, services, real estate, BFSI, agriculture and poultry, with tax authorities.
With over 18 years of experience in the field of direct tax, Anita has served clients across various sectors including manufacturing, services and information technology. She specialises in representation, and has been handling income tax and wealth tax for corporate tax clients including full-fledged retainership services.
Tejas Vora qualified as a CA in 1999. As the head of the firm’s Bengaluru office, he is actively involved in maintaining client relationships and supporting clients set up their operations there, along with providing various services including corporate accounting and compliances, statutory audit, internal audit and other assurance services.
He has extensive experience in providing set-up services including greenfield projects and has supported a number of Indian subsidiaries of foreign companies in carrying out their accounting, payroll, tax and statutory compliances.
His strength lies in providing one-stop solutions to clients for their regulatory and administrative matters, thereby allowing the client to focus on their core business.
Tanwir Shirolkar qualified as a CA in 2006 and also holds an MBA from London Metropolitan University, UK. He is also a certified Valuer as recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
With around eight years of experience in transaction advisory, he is currently handling the firm’s Transaction Advisory services. His experience includes financial due diligence, business valuations, joint venture establishments, equity and asset purchase deals, hive offs and transaction structuring.
He has extensive experience in managing diverse clients from sectors including retail, hospitality, automotive ancillaries, pharmaceuticals, IT-enabled services, electronics, telecom engineering, real estate, agro, education, logistics, chemicals, food and packaging, etc. He is also an adviser to many top multinational clients, and private equity and real estate funds on their investment deals in India. He has worked on evaluations of investments through the cornerstone process for one of Indonesia’s largest IPOs (USD 3.5 billion) in the retail industry, and for an online appliances (e-commerce) player in the UK (approx. USD 1.6 billon). He has also carried out over 100 valuations, including complex business and intangibles valuations across diversified industries.
Nemish Kapadia qualified as a CA in 2002. He has over 14 years of post-qualification experience in Assurance, and has managed and led teams for various statutory audits and group audits, including reporting under various international GAAPs.
He has extensive experience in managing and leading audits across sectors including construction, manufacturing, services, transport (ports and shipping), electronics, power, etc.
Partner | Risk Assurance and Advisory
CFE, CIA, CRMA – USA | MBF - ICAI
Viswanadh Kuchi is a veteran Chartered Accountant with a versatile skill set and over two decades
of experience in Risk Management, Internal Audit, and Consulting domains.
He holds extensive experience in designing and evaluating operational, compliance, and financial
risks for their effectiveness, as benchmarked against global standards and frameworks. He comes
as an authority when it comes to the subject matter expertise in internal, operational, and
management audit, fraud vulnerability assessment, and investigations, including technological and
privacy concerns. He is a vocal proponent of the crucial nature of change management and strategic
risk management framework implementation for organizations. His immense experience in
presenting to Audit Committees and other governing bodies helps him develop effective,
customized solutions for a myriad of client concerns.
In his role at Sudit K. Parekh & Co. LLP, he is responsible for driving client satisfaction. Accordingly,
he guides the global operations and product development and leads the Risk Assurance and
Advisory practice. He guides the team’s engagements in Risk Management, Internal Audit, Internal
Finance Controls, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), Forensic Accounting, and Fraud Investigations. Service
offerings extend to Information Systems Audit and special areas of management importance,
including Business Consulting.
He holds diversified and extensive experience across industries like IT and ITeS, Manufacturing,
Pharma, Engineering, Automotive, Healthcare, FMCG, Infrastructure, Banking, etc. He has advised
large and mid-sized corporate clients in India, the USA, Europe, and the Middle East.
With a quest for knowledge, he acquired diversified global certifications to make the portfolio
comprehensive. He is:
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA, USA)
Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA, USA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE, USA)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA, USA)
Certified by the COSO for Internal Control Certificate Program (COSO, USA)
Trained in Machine Learning with Business Applications (FDP) by the IIM, Bangalore
Privacy Management Professional (OneTrust, USA)
Master in Business Finance (MBF, ICAI)
Insolvency Professional (IBBI)
Member of the Institute of Directors
Besides work, Viswanadh believes in knowledge sharing as a way of giving back to society. As a
knowledge partner and regular speaker at seminars and conferences, he has spoken at various forums
and conducted several masterclasses and corporate training sessions over the last ten years.
He has been associated with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) for more than seven years. He
serves on the National Council of the IIA India and is the Treasurer for the year 2020-21.
He is a senior faculty for the Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection (FAFD) – Post Qualification
course of the ICAI.
Viswanadh is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is based out of the firm’s Bengaluru office and leads the Forensic services and the Internal Audit practices, and is involved in creating better visibility in the South Indian market for assurance and the firm’s other services.
He has over 16 years of experience in the professional spectrum of services including fraud investigation services, information security risk assessment services, SOX implementation and compliance, audit and assurance services, CFO support services, business process re-engineering and tax representation among others.
He has addressed various forums at various Indian and global platforms and serves the ICAI, the IIA and the ACFE in diverse capacities.
A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Bhadresh has over 18 years of experience in indirect taxation and is well versed in sectors such as construction, infrastructure, information technology, manufacturing, petrochemicals, etc. He has substantial experience in both consulting and has also worked with leading organizations in the construction industry.
He specializes in handling GST impact studies, service tax and VAT compliances, supply chain set-up and distribution advisory, conducting diagnostic reviews, preparing financial models, and structuring transactions to mitigate tax exposure.
Bhadresh has also conducted due diligence reviews, feasibility studies, and location analyses for various business establishments in India.