Founder

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Amlan Bhattacharjya

Founder

Amlan founded MB in 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds the following degrees: MS, Economics from Clark University and BA, Economics (Honors) from Delhi University. Amlan began his professional career with Arthur Andersen in the assurance practice as part of the team that established the Risk Consulting practice in India. From the year 2000 he held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Netwala Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. which provided the first web-based CRM Program in India. In this role, he oversaw various deliverables and managed upwards of 200 employees. Throughout his many years of experience, he has spent in excess of ten years in the areas of process consulting, risk management, and governance covering a cross section of industries, such as ITES, financial services, technology, manufacturing, and aviation. Apart from leading client engagement teams in Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions, he has played a quality review role on global Andersen mandates. Amlan has had the privilege to instruct as well as participate in various programs at the global training facilities of Arthur Andersen including Veldhoven, Netherlands.


Management Team

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Gaurav Arora

Chief Operating Officer

Gaurav brings with him over 15 years of experience in Accounting/Finance including more than 10 years in Fund Administration. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (equivalent to CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from St. Xaviers’ College, Kolkata. Gaurav started his career in 2002 with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in the Audit & Business Advisory practice. Gaurav then spent close to 3 years with the CitiGroup’s NBFC India business where he gained expertise in various areas of financial accounting and corporate planning. Since 2008 Gaurav was with Actis, a leading emerging markets private equity fund manager. At Actis he was responsible for investment valuations, investor reporting, annual financials, US tax reporting, compliance with IPEV guidelines, streamlining key processes and budgeting. Gaurav is responsible for the ongoing operations across all verticals and implementation of strategies, plans and procedures at MB.

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Anil Varshney

Vice President – Fund Administration

Anil holds both a Graduate and Post Graduate Degree in Commerce & Accounts from Delhi University. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (equivalent to CPA) from ICAI, New Delhi. He also possesses a specialized degree in the field of Valuation of Business & Corporates from ICAI, New Delhi. He brings with him over 17 years of experience in accounting and financial analysis out of which 11 years is in private equity fund administration at MB. Prior to joining MB he was with leading accounting firm in New Delhi. At MB Anil spear heads the Fund Administration department and is responsible for meeting Client deliverables, system automation and ensuring that quality of services is at par with industry standards and best practices.

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Kudzai Machiri

Assistant Vice President – Fund Administration (New York Office)

Kudzai is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He holds a B Compt. (Honors) from the University of South Africa and a Bachelors of Accounting from the University of Namibia. He brings with him over 15 years of accounting experience with seven years of direct experience in private equity fund accounting. Prior to joining MB Fund Administration, he was a Senior Investment Accountant and Portfolio Reporting Analyst at Bessemer Venture Partners. He started his career at Ernst & Young and held managerial positions in public companies in Harare, Zimbabwe before relocating to the United States.

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Sandip Kumar Bajpayi

Assistant Vice President – Fund Administration

Sandip is MBA in Finance from Sikkim Manipal University, and a graduate in Commerce. He brings with him over 18 years of experience in the field of Accounting, Finance, Variance Analysis and Financial modeling out of which 11 years is in private equity fund administration at MB with expertise in Direct Investments. Prior to joining MB, he was Manager (Taxation & Finance) at one of the reputed CA/CPA firms in New Delhi.

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Abhishek Kumar

Assistant Vice President– Information Technology

Abhishek has over 12 years of experience in infrastructure operations and project management. He has completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and MBA in IT. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and holds ITIL and project management certifications. Prior to joining MB, he has worked with organizations such as CMS Computers, Hitachi Systems and HCL. He has experience in establishing IT infrastructure, ISO audits and security compliance. At MB, Abhishek is responsible for leading the information technology function across all MB offices.

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Sylvie Gillard Cohen

Senior Manager – Fund Administration (New York Office)

Sylvie holds a BS in Finance from Northeastern University and a graduate certificate from Tufts University and is fluent in French. She brings with her over twenty years of experience working in the alternative investment industry. Prior to joining MB Fund Administration, she was responsible for operations, reconciliations, and client reporting at tPlus Technology. Before that she managed the short-term investments and liquidities for Mortgage Backed Securities Funds at Caspian Capital Management. She started her career at Natixis Asset Management (formerly CDC Investment Management Corp.) where she was an analyst and a fund accountant (and eventually led the fund accountant group).

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Rohan Ganguly

Senior Manager – Fund Administration

Rohan is MBA in Finance, and a graduate in Commerce from Calcutta University. Prior to joining MB he was working with in Every Engineering Works as Asst. Manager - Finance. He brings with him 9 years of experience in Fixed Asset Management, Budgeting, Revenue Management and Project Management in the Manufacturing Sector.

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Manoj Singh Bisht

Senior Manager – Fund Administration

Manoj is MBA in Finance from Sikkim Manipal University, and a graduate in Commerce. He brings with him over 10 years of accounting experience out of which 8 years is in Private Equity Fund Administration. Prior to joining MB, Manoj has worked with SS&C GlobeOp Financial Services as Manager PE Fund Administration.

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Ashish Negi

Senior Manager – Fund Administration

Ashish is a graduate in Commerce. He brings with him over 11 years of experience in Financial Sector out of which 8 years is in Private Equity Fund Administration at MB. Prior to joining MB, he served in various capacities in the Finance and Accounts divisions of leading companies like Salora International Ltd, New Era Industries etc.

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ANKUR SRIVASTAVA

Senior Manager – Fund Administration

Ankur brings with him over 6 years of experience in hedge fund and private equity fund accounting and reporting. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (equivalent to CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University. He is also certified in International Financial Reporting Standards from KPMG. Prior to joining MB, he was working with Blackstone Group and prior to that with Citicorp Services India.

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Mahender Singh

Senior Manager – IT & Communications

Mahender has over 18 years of experience in IT and Telecom Infrastructure domain. He is a graduate in Information Technology and holds MCSE certification. He brings with him in-depth technical expertise in managing Email Systems, Server, Network and Telecom systems as well as IT Security. Prior to joining MB, he has worked with renowned organizations such as Fortis Healthcare and HCL as part of the IT Infrastructure Support Team.

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OLIVIER SINAN

Manager – Fund Administration (Paris Office)

Olivier is a graduate in International Management and Finance from INSEEC Business School, France. He brings with him relevant years of experience of accounting in accordance to USGAAP and French GAAP in the financial services industry. Prior to joining MB, Olivier was with EY Financial Services and before that with Grant Thornton, Paris. At MB, his responsibilities include Client interactions and managing fund operations for Europe Clients to ensure that the required deliverables are met accurately and on time.

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Barun Sinha

Manager – Fund Administration

Barun Sinha is MBA (Finance) from Regional College of Management, Bhubaneshwar, and a graduate in Commerce. He has 10 years of experience out of which 7 years is in Private Equity Fund Administration at MB. Prior to joining MB, he was working with Capital IQ as a Research Analyst.

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Gaurav Trika

Manager – Fund Administration

Gaurav is MBA in Finance, and a graduate in Commerce from Delhi University. He brings with him 7 years of experience in French Accounting. Prior to joining MB, he has worked with companies like HCL, iGate Global Solutions, and Fidelity India Business Pvt. Ltd.

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SANTOSH RAWAT

MANAGER – FUND ADMINISTRATION

Santosh is a graduate in commerce from Indore University. He brings with him over 9 years of experience in finance, specifically in GL accounting, reporting and reconciliations for global clients. Prior to joining MB, he was working with Capegemini India.

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Megha Trehan

Manager – Corporate Finance

Megha is a Chartered Accountant (equivalent to CPA) from ICAI, New Delhi, and graduate in Commerce from Delhi University. She brings with her over 5 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Global Taxation and Corporate Decrees and is adept at preparing Financial Budgets and Projections, Corporate Income Tax planning, Tax Return preparation and review, assistance with global tax issues and IRS correspondence and representation. Prior to joining MB, Megha worked with a renowned Paper & Board Distribution Company and several reputed Financial Consultancy Firms in New Delhi.

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Akanksha Ankur

Manager – HR

Akanksha is MBA in Human Resources from Sinhgad Institute of Management, Pune, and a Bachelor of Science graduate in Biotechnology, Pune. She brings with her more than 8 years of experience in managing and leading HR Functions and Initiatives. Prior to joining MB, Akanksha spent around 5 years working as HR Specialist in the BPO sector.

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Xuan Cai

Associate Manager – Fund Administration (New York Office)

Xuan is a graduate in Accounting from Penn State University. She brings with her rich experience in audit in accordance with US GAAP for JP Morgan’s Private Equity Fund and Fund of Funds. Prior to joining MB, Xuan was associated with PwC where she was responsible for reviewing Client’s Portfolio of Investments and performed Valuation procedures for Fixed Income Security, Derivatives, Futures, Forwards, Options and Equity Investments.

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TIA NGO

ASSISTANT MANAGER – FUND ADMINISTRATION (PARIS OFFICE)

Tia is a graduate in Bachelor of Business Administration and has completed her Masters in Finance from IAE Dijon France. She brings with her seven years of experience of accounting in accordance to USGAAP and French GAAP in the financial services industry. Prior to joining MB, Tia was with BNP Paribas Arbitrage, and before that with Ernst & Young, Vietnam. At MB, her responsibilities include managing accounting operations for European clients and to ensure the deliverables are met accurately and on time.

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Ana Misiryan

Tax Specialist (New York Office)

Ana is MS in Finance and a graduate in Accounting from Pace University. Prior to joining MB, Ana was associated with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as Accountant, and most recently out of Tsakiris Mallas International.