The Staff

The Staff

Octagona India’s team is a group of closely-knit, smart and enthusiastic professionals who believe in a collaborative approach to building customised solutions that work for our clients.

We believe in building relationships with our clients and being seen as partners in their growth. Challenges posed by diverse business issues stimulate us and we strive to develop solutions that best fit the client situation. We appreciate the value created by solutions that are developed through collaborating with all levels in the organisational hierarchy – right from the boardrooms to the front line.

Ajay Chaurasia

Head - Accounts & Taxation

Ajay holds a degree in Accounting for Chartered Accountants in 2010 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has more than 16 years of experience in accounting, finance, direct and indirect taxes, goods and service Tax, foreign taxation, transfer pricing, auditing, tax audits, internal audits and preparation and submission of tax returns. He has previously worked for a major accounting firm in India as well as for an IT company.

Languages Spoken : Hindi, English

Yogesh Vaghani

Operational Excellence Consultant

Currently Chairman & Managing Director - Vedzen Lean Consulting Group. Consultant in Kaizen movement and Lean implementation. Received the concepts directly from Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), USA and Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), USA. Recipient of many Awards for his achievements as an Industrialist and a KAIZEN Guru.

Languages Spoken : English, Marathi, Hindi.

Nidhi Bhalla

Manager - Office Administration & HR and Certified POSH Trainer

Nidhi is a commerce graduate from Delhi University and a post-graduate in Public Relations and Advertising. She has work experience of over 16 years with various organisations across a range of industries. She has worked in roles such as Operations, Administration & Corporate Communications. Key organisations worked for in the past include Ozone Overseas, HCL BPO Technologies, and Exl Services.

Languages Spoken : Hindi, English.

Upender Kumar

Senior Manager - Accounts & Taxation

Upender holds PGDM in Finance from IMT Ghaziabad, Degree in Commerce from Delhi University and Semi-Qualified CA from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has more than 15 years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Payrolls, Direct and Indirect Taxes, Audits, Tax Audits, Transfer Pricing Audits, TDS Compliances, GST Compliances, MIS Reports, Finalization of Books of Accounts, Budgeting and Scrutiny & Tax Assessments, filing of all types of tax returns and liasoning with various government departments. Previously worked for a major Chartered Accountant Firm, providing services in the field of Accounting, Auditing, Payroll and Taxation matters in India. He started working with Octagona India in June 2016.

Languages Spoken : Hindi, English.

Anshul Sharma

Senior Manager - Business Development

Anshul is a graduate in Statistics from Delhi University and holds an MBA degree in Marketing and International Business from a reputed college. He has over 12 years of experience in the consulting industry and specialises in International & Domestic Business Development, Business Intelligence/Market Research, Project Management & Client Relationship Management. Prior to joining Octagona, he worked for IndiaMart, Crisil, Infraline Energy and FranGlobal.

Languages Spoken : Hindi, English

Ankit Kumar

Senior Business Analyst

Ankit holds a bachelor's degree in production engineering. Prior to joining Octagona India, he has gained 6 years of work experience having worked for various multinational companies in Sales and Business Development duties. He has also worked in the franchising sector for various international brands for their India market entry.

Languages Spoken : Hindi, English

Naina Goyal

Company Secretary

Naina is a qualified Company Secretary and has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Law. She specialises in conducting corporate compliances and due diligence. She assists foreign companies in setting up their Indian businesses and ensures all the pre and post incorporation compliances of the companies as per the Companies Act, 2013 and FEMA. She has an experience of over 8 years and has previously worked with a construction company and a consultancy firm.

Languages Spoken : Hindi, English.

Lakshay Sethi

Practising Company Secretary

Lakshay is a Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) along with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Delhi. He has done his masters from IGNOU. He has also completed Bachelors of Law from B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra.He has a rich experience & exposure of working around 3 years with corporate & company secretary firms and more than 4 years working as an independent consultant.He has qualified online Proficiency Self-Assessment of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs & has served as Independent Director as well in past in NBFC Companies.

Languages Spoken : Hindi, English.

U.M. Deviprasada

Senior Executive - Accounts

Degree in Commerce from Mangalore University, India. More than 8 years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Direct Tax and Indirect Taxes, Preparation and submission of tax returns and Sales Tax and Service. Previously worked for a major Chartered Accountants Firm and for a Manufacturing Company, providing services in the field of Accounting and Tax matters in India. Started working with Octagona India in September 2016.

Languages Spoken : Kannada, English, Hindi.

Ramesh Ahir

Senior Executive - Accounts and Taxation

Ramesh has graduated from Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce, Pune with the degree in commerce. He has over 15 years of work experience in Accounting, Finance, Payrolls, Direct and Indirect Taxes, Statutory Audits, Tax Audits, GST Audit and Stock Audits, TDS Compliances, GST Compliances, MIS Reports, Finalization of Books of Accounts, He also has experience in handling Direct & Indirect Tax Compliances, Legal Compliances. Previously worked for a Chartered Accountants Firm and for a Manufacturing and Consultancy Company in India. Started working with Octagona India in March 2023.

Languages Spoken : Marathi, Hindi and English.

Shriram V

Senior Executive - Accounts and Taxation

Shriram V graduated from Bangalore University. He began his career as an Article in a CA Firm called Umesh R Associates, where he worked for 3 years. Later, he joined Guru and Jana CA Firm as an Accountant, and he also served as a Yoga instructor in the Firm, conducting weekend Yoga classes. Following that, he co-founded a startup firm named S.P & Associates, where he held the position of Managing Partner for 3 years. His work experience includes finalizing accounts, coordinating with clients, overseeing Statutory Audits and GST Audits, managing TDS, GST, and other statutory compliance, as well as handling GST Appeals. Additionally, he holds a GST Practitioner certificate.

Languages Spoken : English, Kannada and Hindi.

Aaina Gupta

Senior Executive - Accounts and Taxation

Aaina Gupta has completed her graduation (B.Com) from Delhi University and her post-graduation (PGDM - Finance) from Welingkar Institute of Management. She possesses 9 years of work experience in Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation, with expertise in Accounts Payable and Receivable, TDS Compliances, MIS, Payroll, and Internal Audits. Aaina also has extensive experience in managerial roles, SOPs, and financial reporting. She has worked with multiple companies across various sectors, including Infrastructure, Trading, Event Management, and a Chartered Accountancy Firm.

Languages Spoken : English and Hindi.

Vikas Kumar Kamat

Senior Executive - Accounts and Taxation

Vikas is a graduate in B.com(H) from Delhi University, brings over 6 years of expertise in finance, accounting, and compliance. Vikas is currently on the path to becoming a fully qualified company secretary.
He demonstrates proficiency in direct and indirect tax compliances, statutory audits, GST audits, taxation, audits, goods and service Tax, auditing, tax audits, internal audits and preparation and submission of tax returns, payroll management, financial reporting and more.
He's worked with various Chartered Accountants Firms. People appreciate him for paying attention to small details, being professional, and thinking smart. He loves learning new things and keeping up with what's happening in the finance world. He's always ready to help and make a positive impact wherever he goes.

Languages Spoken : English and Hindi.

Rupali Thakuri

Associate - HR & Administration

Rupali is a commerce graduate from Delhi University. She has work experience of over 3 years across a variety of roles ranging from operations, administration, recruitment, payroll and compliance. She was last working for an organization in the manpower supply field handling payroll and compliance for more than 1,000+ employees.

Languages Spoken : English and Hindi.

Joseph Mathew

Head - Logistics and Customs

Joseph is a senior level professional having more than 30 years’ experience in handling activities related to import-export in different types of industries namely: Engineering, EPC, Chemical, Electronics, Automotive. Besides, he also has experience in handling supply chain, purchase and general management related functions. He has a degree in B.Sc (Chemistry) and M.B.A (Materials Management) - From Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune.

Languages Spoken : English, Hindi and Marathi.

Priyanka Kulkarni

Senior Associate - Secretarial Compliance

Priyanka has a degree from Pune University and has completed a diploma program in finance and accounts from the Indian Institute of Finance and Accounts. Moreover, she is a Semi-Qualified Company Secretary from The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is presently in the process of completing her finals. She has over 6 years of experience in corporate compliance, due diligence, funding transactions, and matters related to Company Law, FEMA, Foreign Collaborations, and other legal areas of corporate interest.

Languages Spoken : English, Hindi and Marathi.

Chandrima Pramanik

Senior Associate - Secretarial Compliance

Chandrima holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University. She is a Semi-Qualified Company Secretary and is currently pursuing her studies in Law. With more than 7 years of professional experience, she specializes in corporate compliance, due diligence, and various legal aspects such as Company Law, FEMA, Foreign Collaborations, and other pertinent areas of corporate law.

Languages Spoken : English, Hindi and Bengali.

Elena Revinskaya

Partnership Consultant - Russia

Elena is a Financial Strategist and an expert in cross-border partnerships with companies that want to establish businesses in India. She was awarded an MBA degree in Finance from Merrick School of Business, USA, and has more than 20 years of experience in India, Russia, USA, and Africa. Elena has a strong background in the manufacturing industry and the startup ecosystem, which includes expertise in strategy, finance, compliance, IT, legal, and manpower. Being in India for the past 16 years, she has established herself as an expert in supporting foreign, especially Russian companies, in India.

Languages Spoken : English and Russian.

Vansh Srivastava

Head - Marketing

Vansh holds a post-graduation degree (MBA) from Symbiosis, Pune in Media Marketing with an experience of more than 5 years catering to distinguished sectors like Finance, Automobile, Manufacturing and FMCG in India, USA and parts of Europe.
He has a strong background in uplifting company’s brand value and thus converting into forecasted numbers with the help of conventional and digital marketing along with a in depth analytical approach. He also has experience in cross platforms analytics & performance marketing leading to a sustainable marketing strategy for brands.

Languages Spoken : English and Hindi.

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