U N Shankar Ram
U N Shankar Ram
With over four decades’ experience across industry verticals, Shankar Ram has established himself in the finance and audit sectors. Aside from serving at the top rungs of the corporate ladder across renowned companies in India (Ashok Leyland, Ennore Foundries, Ashok Leyland Finance, Macneil & Magor) and in the Middle East (The Bahwans Group in Oman), his expertise spans training and education as well, having served as faculty at the ICWA. A rank holding Chartered and Cost Accountant, with a keen desire to teach and train, Shankar Ram is excited about changing the face of the test-prep landscape in India.
Balasubramanian (Bala) is a Chartered and a Cost Accountant with 27 years of experience spans across Banking, NBFC, Stock Broking , Insurance, Investment Banking and Outsourcing Industry. He was involved in the setting up of certain major BPO companies in India.
Held senior position of a leading Bank in the Middle East and closely associated with Mckinsey & Co. in setting up strategies for the group. He was part of Basel Implementation Group set up by Central Bank of Oman. He has hands on experience in the implementation of Performance Management, Balance sheet Management, Capital Management, IFRS and Strategies.
His expertise in advisory services includes ALM, FATCA compliance, Credit Portfolio Risk review , IFRS compliance , LOB performance metrics , Risk based remuneration , ICAAP , Cost Optimization and revenue enhancement , Bancassurance etc
He serves as Director in a leading outsourcing company and also a partner in a capital advisory firm Anthem Capital Advisory Services LLP. Anthem is a boutique investment banking unit which specializes in equity fund raising for niche sectors.
A finance professional with academic qualifications of ACA, ICWA, CIMA(London) and CISA(USA). He has 30+ years of experience out of which 20+ years are in senior roles in finance and operations. He has worked with reputed employers in Statutory & Internal Audit, Management consultancy, Automotive and retail businesses.
He has extensive experience in financial management, corporate banking and treasury operations, financial accounting and consolidation, statutory and internal audit, financial & management consultancy and managing operations of retail businesses.
He has spearheaded many projects in the areas of financial feasibility studies and business valuations, IFRS, VAT, accounting software implementation, setting up of green field operations in auto dealerships, wellness service retail chains, etc .
He is also closely associated with companies operating in automotive dealerships, Franchisee operations in beauty & wellness, training academy, food and beverages as investor / director.
DIRECTOR – OPERATIONS
Ashok Rajaram (Ashok) is a Chartered ( ACA ) and Cost Accountant ( ICWA ) with 27 + years of global experience in Finance & Accounting, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, IT/ERP solutions and implementation, Consulting, PMO,Transition & Service Delivery. His experience across geographies includes countires such as India , Middle East , Singapore, HongKong, USA , UK , ANZ and travelled globally on various consulting engagements. His Industry experience span across Manufacturing , IT / ITES , Outsourcing , Retail, Financial services and hospitality.
Ashok’s Major engagements during his professional career are establishing 4 Finance Shared Services Centers ( SSC – Captive / 3rd Party) for various global companies in India for US / UK based Fortune 100 companies with a capacity ranging from 300 – 2,000 employees and Offered innovative industry solutions like RPA / AI / Cloud based , SaaS , PaaS etc..,
Held Senior Corproate Positions in large MNC & Board member in managing large US MNCs & Controllership functions
Outside of his professional life, Ashok has a passion for adventure sports and has explored many exhilarating activities as part of his globetrotting sprees.