Speaker - Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti

A Chartered and Cost Accountant with all India ranks, Shailesh Haribhakti started his career at Haribhakti & Co as its Managing Partner. He learnt computer-based auditing at global majors like McDonald’s Corporation while working for Arthur Young & Co, US. He is also India’s first qualified and certified internal auditor. 

After his return from the US, he took up a visiting professorship in Management Accounting at the world-renowned Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad.  

In waves of innovation, he established System based Internal auditing, fraud investigation, financial planning, valuations, forensic auditing, mergers and acquisitions support, cyber security, and many other related services. His current innovations include - Digital Board Governance through the GOvEVA platform, Social impact investing, Data led lending, diligence, scoring and rating, Digital Treasury and Foreign Ex management.

Currently he is the Non-Executive Chairman of L&T Finance Holdings Limited, L&T Mutual Fund, Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, Blue Star Limited, He is also the Vice Chairman of Intuit Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

His other Key Directorships are ACC Limited, Ambuja Cements Limited, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (Times Group), Cloud Infosolutions Pvt Ltd, Epigeneres Biotech Pvt Ltd, Gaja Trustee Company Pvt Ltd [Gaja Capital Group] and Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited. 

Mr. Haribhakti has in the past engaged as: Chairman: NPS Trust, Western India Regional Council (WIRC) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI),Financial Planning and Standards Board (FPSB - India), President: Indian Merchant Chambers (IMC), Rotary Club of Bombay, Institute of Internal   Auditors (IIA), Bombay Chapter, Bombay Management Association (BMA).

Mr. Haribhakti has a passion for teaching, writing and public speaking.

Moderator - Mr.Bimal Mehta

Bimal Mehta is the Managing Director of Vakils Premedia Pvt Ltd, a global premedia and IT services company. Vakils Premedia is a subsidiary of Vakil & Sons Pvt Ltd (Vakils), a premier printing and publishing firm based in Mumbai.  Over the last 26 years, he has been involved in the restructuring of Vakils from a traditional print company to a technology driven ITES Company. At Vakils, he was instrumental in bringing NYSE listed Bowne & Co Inc. (recently acquired by RR Donnelly), the world’s largest financial printing company to India.