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

Bansari Joshi

Legal Consultant

Bansari graduated from Symbiosis College, Pune; She is a qualified Company Secretary and has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Law from ILS Law College, Pune; She has completed Executive Program in Disruptive Strategy, from Harvard Business School Online.

She specializes in legal drafting, corporate & business structuring, strategic advisory, due diligence, negotiation and in providing legal solutions in complex matters. She also has experience in providing advisory on foreign direct investment (debt & equity), conducting corporate compliance, and in providing consultancy on matters related to employment laws, international dispute resolution mechanism, legal metrology, Corporate Social Responsibility, Special Valuation Branch orders, and protection of intellectual property rights.

Languages Spoken : Gujarati, English, Hindi, Marathi, French, Italian

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

Pooja Chaurasia

Senior Executive - Accounts and Taxation

Pooja graduated in Commerce from Delhi University and is currently pursuing Master of Commerce from IGNOU, New Delhi. Started her career with Octagona India in the capacity of Accounts Executive in October 2017.

Languages Spoken : Hindi, English.

Naina Goyal

Company Secretary

Naina is a qualified Company Secretary and has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Law from Delhi University. 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 7 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.

Tejas Patade

Senior Executive - Accounts and Taxation

Tejas has graduated from Garware College of Commerce, Pune with the degree in commerce. He is a CA Intermediate from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.He has over 5 years of work experience in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation with expertise in GST Compliance, Transfer Pricing, and Statutory Audits. He also has experience in handling Scrutiny related matters of Direct and Indirect Taxes and liasoning with various government departments.

Languages Spoken : Marathi, Hindi and English.

Veeranjaneyulu D

Senior Executive - Accounts and Taxation

Veeranjaneyulu D is a Semi Qualified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has more than 4 years of experience in Accounting, Direct and Indirect Taxes, All statutory compliances, Finalization of books of Accounts, Statutory Audits, Tax Audits, GST Audits, Bank Audits, Income Tax returns and ROC related compliances. Previously he worked for a Chartered Account firm, providing services in the field of Accounting, Taxation and Auditing matters in India.

Languages Spoken : Telugu, English, Kannada.

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