Our Management Team

Neelanjana Sarker

Chairman & DirectorM Com, CA, CPA, Series 7, 63, 65, Life & Health
  • Expertise in Financial & Risk control in groups capital markets business in partnership with local and foreign brokers.
  • Heads 1857’s Forensic & Accounting Research team providing inputs on coverage names to both local research and corporate finance team and to financial sponsor clients.
  • Deep knowledge of housing finance, capital markets operations and cross border corporate tax structuring
  • Go to person for Board on finance and legal matters as representative on Audit committee.
  • Certified US CPA. Series 7/63 registered and a completely independent IAR (Investment Advisor Representative) affiliated with multiple platforms (Series 65). Neela also holds the Life & Health Insurance licenses as an independent broker with Guardian.

Poojan Mahesh Kumar Goyal

Director Chartered Accountant
  • Responsible for overall coordination, planning, team leadership, reporting, liaison with client in connection with the Audit
  • Specializes in International Financial Reporting standards certificate by ACCA.
  • Partner in-charge for IFRS convergence and reporting and brings a rich meritorious experience in the convergence and reporting.
  • 11 years post qualification experience having worked with multiple domestic & international clients.

Munish Goyal

DirectorChartered Accountant, Company Secretary, Cost Accountant
  • Responsible for managing international client relations and supervising audit teams,
  • Dynamic understanding and knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards on Auditing,
  • Being from a strong academic background, he has a substantial hold over the technicalities of the accounting and auditing.
  • Deep technical knowledge of financial, cost and tax accounting, IFRS and auditing.
  • 16 years post qualification experience and association with multiple corporate houses across Asia and the Middle East.

Anshuman Ray

Director BSc Delhi University, MBA, Finance and Strategy, Boston College
  • Specialist for Asian Equities and corporate finance for more than 26 years.
  • Land mark transactions in emerging markets for global family offices.
  • Since 2014 broadened firm’s mandate to Middle East and Africa through two regional partnerships.
  • Advisor to financial sponsor on global high yield offering and delisting of portfolio companies.
  • Chief liaison for relationship with corporates, funds, financial sponsors and with global, regional and local market intermediary partners.
  • Education: BSc Delhi University, MBA, Finance and Strategy, Boston College

Michael J. Kessler


Led the continuous development and ongoing management of a 100 employee manufacturing business and three subsidiaries thereof. Provided P&L oversight and reporting to the corporate entity. Developed the annual operating plan, working capital and capital budgets. Recruited management team members including chief technical officer, business development manager, manufacturing manager and controller.

  • Spearheaded the delivery of 400%+ organic growth over 18 years while tripling the percentage of operating profit to sales. Successfully improved working capital position by 300%+ over the same period.
  • Developed new business and negotiated $75 million+ in high profit margin sales contracts with Fortune 500 customers, and major distributor and channel arrangements with prominent industry partners.
  • Grew export revenue from various global customers driving a 150%+ increase in sales over seven years.
  • Provided ongoing insight and leadership as the head of acquisition teams focused on valuing synergistic businesses. Guided due diligence efforts and executed integrations, resulting in closing three critical transactions with a total cost basis of $25 million.
  • Developed new accurate job cost valuation for largest product line and recaptured 75% of North American market share previously lost to overseas competitors by implementing new competitive and profitable price structure.
  • Obtained industrial revenue bond financing, including over $1 million in property tax savings, for the construction of a $5 million 33,500 sq. ft. manufacturing facility; supervised construction and resulting relocation of the entire operation to a new facility with no loss of revenue or profit.
  • Avoided in excess of $100,000 in income tax assessments after successfully defending against a New York City Department of Finance audit.
  • Conceived and implemented an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) for a closely-held business that became 75% employee-owned and was subsequently acquired by a $1 billion public entity at a 40% premium.
  • Education: BS in Accounting | BS in Mathematics | Certified Public Accountant

Core Team

Nitesh Singh


Nitesh advises client in both Direct and Indirect taxation. He handles all the litigation and tax advisory cases of our corporate clients (domestic and international) and possesses deep knowledge of Companies Act. Nitesh heads our tax return preparation services business for US clients.

Rohit Arora


Rohit is an Associate Chartered Accountant and a graduate from Delhi University with more than five years of experience in the field of Internal, Statutory and Forensic audits. He specializes over the direct taxation and managing with client in connection with the Audit of Private, Government and Social Sector. He also holds a certification in international taxation by Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of India. He possess deep knowledge in handling all the Direct and Indirect taxation matters.

Deepika Chawla

Audit & Outsourced CFO Vertical

Deepika is an associate auditor, having 5 years of extensive experience in handling external and internal audit. Her Experience has given her an edge in analytical thinking and conducting audits with a unique perspective. Responsible for managing our prominent client relations and supervising audit teams. She has brought with her a globally recognized audit methodology and best practices.

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