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

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.

Apeksha Jain

Associate Company Secretary

Apeksha is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. She has over 8 years of experience in Corporate Secretarial matters and has worked as a Full-Time Company Secretary with various Corporates. She specializes in area of Corporate Laws, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Corporate Governance issues, Legal drafting, XBRL filing, incorporation matters etc.

Languages Spoken : Hindi, English.

Sonia Kaur

Administration Coordinator

A graduate from Delhi University with over 11 years of experience in front office and administration work. Proven expertise in travel management, vendor coordination, and day-to-day administrative activities. Adept at maintaining a smooth workflow, implementing efficient systems, and delivering high-quality support.

Languages Spoken : English, Hindi, Punjabi.

Hrishikesh Rajeshirke

Legal Associate

Hrishikesh is a graduate from Ajeenkya DY Patil University School of Law, Pune, with comprehensive and diversified legal experience. He has demonstrated proficiency while working with esteemed organizations & Law Firms such as Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Obhan & Associates, Synlitigators, and the Chambers of Adv. Satish Maneshinde. Throughout his tenure of internships, Hrishikesh gained invaluable practical experience by actively participating in court hearings across multiple jurisdictions in Mumbai and Pune, offering astute client consultations, and conducting extensive research and drafting on a wide range of legal domains, including POCSO, M&A, Family Law, RERA, IBC, and other miscellaneous civil laws.

Languages Spoken : English, Hindi, Marathi.

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.

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