Santosh is a managing director in the Valuation Advisory Services practice in Bangalore. He is responsible for overseeing key engagements, relationships and strategic initiatives for Indian operations.
Santosh has more than 15 years of experience in valuation and financial advisory services. In the last 15 years, Santosh has managed and has provided a range of financial advisory services including Due Diligence, Valuation, IFRS & USGAAP assignments, Business Plan Review, M&A, Internal Audit, Accounting Assistance and Risk Advisory services.
Santosh has managed and executed a range of financial advisory engagements for Agriculture industry, Automobile, Consumer Durables, e-Commerce, Hospitality & leisure, Infrastructure, IT & ITeS, Logistics, Manufacturing, Media, Natural Resources, Petro-chemicals, Pharma & Healthcare, Power, Refineries, Real estate, Telecom & Textiles. He has provided financial advisory to clients for purposes such as financing, project finance, mergers & acquisitions, negotiations, settlement of disputes, strategic assessment, accounting and tax reporting etc.
He was heading the Financial Instrument Valuation practice in American Appraisal India earlier and used to chair the Complex Financial Instruments Valuation committee in AA, a global initiative taken by the firm to grow this particular service line. He was South India Valuation leader in Deloitte and was part of the founding team in Grant Thornton Bangalore.
He has been a speaker at several seminars/ workshops, including those organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He was an International Key Note speaker in a conference on Business Valuation organized by RICS in London. Santosh’s prior work experience includes stints with Grant Thornton and Deloitte.
Santosh is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India