Team

Mr. Prakash Patankar
Expert Associate

Prakash is a highly experienced business improvement consultant and trainer. Over the last eleven years, he has provided consulting services on turn-around strategies through Lean Manufacturing and TQM to a large number of premier organizations including SED (Germany), Schlumberger (Singapore), Triveni Turbines, Federal Mogul Goetze, Philips, Tata International, Bharat Fritz Werner, Samtel Color, Apollo Tyres, Videocon, Blue Star, Usha Fans & Appliances, DGP Windsor, Torrent Pharma, NTPC, Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum, BHEL etc.

 

Prakash received his formal training in Lean manufacturing with Hitachi in Japan and takes personal responsibility for delivering results on projects. He is a Motorola trained Six Sigma Black Belt and has supervised over 100 Six Sigma projects. He is also an experienced trainer having taught Green Belt and Black Belt programmes for Motorola University.

 

Prakash holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Diploma in Business Management with over 30 years of work experience with SKF, Bosch (India), Gabriel India and his last assignment was with the Hitachi joint venture in India as its CEO. He lives with his family in Vadodara.

 

Mr. Rajan Desai
Expert Associate

Rajan is an experienced expert on varied techno-commercial aspects; as well as a trainer – who has trained the trainers. Out of his 30+ years of multi-disciplinary experience; since last 10 years he is associated with a global consortium of a repute – having major presence at the USA and UK. This Industrial Consortium out of 1,400+ Members world-wide, is having the second largest presence in India covering almost 150 Member Companies – including RIL, IOCL, EIL, PDIL, L&T, BHEL, Dow Chemicals, DuPont, Aditya Birla, Godrej, Toyo, Uhde, Lurgi, NIOT, Aker, BGR, Essar etc.

 

His industrial experience covers all the 3 industry-segments – engineering consultants, equipment manufacturers and processors. Diversity of his assignments – technical, legal and commercial – encompasses international exposure and experience in multiple fields including product design & development, production & operations, project management, detailed engineering, marketing, contract management and taxation. This wider spectrum of successful assignments helped him translating his experience while catering the consulting services.

 

He has earned a B.E with concentration in Mechanical Engineering and a post-graduate Diploma in Business Management. He was a national-level track-&-field athlete and captained university and state teams during a decade long active sports career.

 

Mr. Milin Mehta
Chief Strategy Advisor

As the senior partner of the parent firm KC Mehta & Co. he presently leads the overall practice. He heads the Business Consultancy practice and is the technical head for Direct Tax practice. KC Mehta Consulting Private Limited is his brainchild . With his personal exposure to all leading SME firms in the region, direct insight in the challenges they face and his keen understanding of all areas of management facets, he is able to place KCMC in a unique position to match skills to the requirement of his clients.

 

Years of Experience :

27 years as the senior partner of the well known Chartered Accountancy firm KC Mehta & Co.

 

Top 5 Issues He Helps Clients Address :

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Advice & Execution
  • Organizational and Financial Restructuring of both domestic and international clients
  • Succession planning and organization design
  • International taxation including transfer pricing.
  • Inbound and outbound investment advice.

Education

M.Com, Gold medalist, MS University of Baroda, Baroda, India Merit position in ICAI exam (Member since 1986)

Mr. Shripad Deshpande
Advisor

Shripad is a fellow member of the Institute and presently leads the Direct Tax practice, apart from being client relationship head for some large prestigious clients of the firm. Shripad has 18 years of experience with specific focus on direct tax (compliances and representation) and transaction verification services. Shripad has handled complex matters of tax assessments ranging from corporate tax assessments and the assessments made consequent to a tax investigation, searches and surveys. Shripad also ensures that the clients of the firm are able to meet with their direct tax compliance obligations successfully. Shripad's team gives very important inputs to the tax department from time to time in the area of computerization of the compliances by the Assessees. Shripad also handles the HR functions of the firm.

 

Shripad regularly contributes to the Annual References published by the Western India Regional Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

 

Education :

B. Com., F.C.A.

Mr. Chirag Bakshi
Advisor

Chirag is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) with more than 20 years of experience behind him. Chirag is a certified Information System Auditor and has also obtained a qualification in the Computed Aided Auditing Techniques. He has also acquired qualification in valuation conferred by the ICAI.

 

Chirag leads the Management Audit practice of the firm. Chirag also contributes to the Indirect tax and FEMA verticals of the firm. He is a rank holder in the Final examination of the ICAI. Over the period of last 2 decades of practice, Chirag has pre-dominantly focused on various areas of management audit and has handled assignments of internal audits, management audits, risk management, internal control assessments and information system controls. Chirag has successfully led the team of the firm for carrying out the statutory audit of largest bank of the country for continuously 3 years.

 

Chirag is a regular contributor of articles and papers and his articles and papers are published in various journals including the Chartered Accountant Journal – the official magazine of the ICAI. He is also a regular speaker at seminars & conferences organized by professional organisations.

 

Chirag has been a Committee member of Baroda Branch of ICAI since 1994 through 2000 with Chairmanship in the year 1999. He has been a member of various committees of Western India Regional Council and ICAI. Chirag was President of the Baroda Management Association and had successfully led the said organization during his tenure. Chirag has also been member of the Council of All India Management Association.

 

Chirag is a sport enthusiast and not only plays Tennis very religiously but also captains the firm's cricket team. He has been also part of the cricket team of the Baroda Branch of the ICAI. He is licensed as an Amatuer Radio Operator.

 

Education :

B. Com., F.C.A., D.I.S.A. (ICAI), C.A.A.T. (ICAI)

Mr. Vishal Doshi
Advisor

Vishal is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and is also a qualified Information System Auditor and possesses diploma in Insurance and Risk Management. He has also qualified as valuer by the ICAI. He leads the Assurance and Statutory Audit practice of the firm. Vishal also leads the team of the firm working in the area of convergence to IFRS. Vishal has obtained special training for handling the assignments in convergence strategies. Vishal has handled several assignments of statutory audits, financial due diligence, excise, service tax and tax audits. His experience ranges diverse industrial and service sectors and different forms of enterprises. Vishal has to his credit successfully handling some very prestigious IFRS convergence project in power sector and in other industrial entities. Vishal has also also handled assignments of determining fair share exchange ratios in mergers and acquisitions.

 

Vishal has been the chairman of Baroda Branch of Western India Regional Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He is a regular faculty in programs conducted by the ICAI and its branches, universities and other educational institutions. Vishal has been a regular faculty on the courses conducted by the ICAI on IFRS and has trained hundreds of professionals on IFRS during last several years.

 

Vishal is a recipient of Rashtrapati Scout Award from the Hon'ble President of India.

 

Education :

B. Com., F.C.A., D.I.S.A. (ICAI), D.I.R.M. (ICAI)

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