About Our Team
Bringing out the best in each other!
Mayank Sawhney is the Managing Director of our company heading our Global Investment Banking and Consulting Practice, based out of Dubai.He is a high calibre corporate finance and consulting professional with around 18 years experience in the area of private equity, corporate finance, investment analysis, investment management and business consulting. He is highly qualified professional having passed professional qualifications of CFA program, CA & CS from CFA Institute (USA), ICAI (India) and ICSI (India) respectively and B.Com (Hons) from Panjab University (India).He has worked with some of the top notch consulting firms like Ernst & Young in Dubai for around 8 years (where he was the Director of its Transaction Advisory Services Practice for MENA region) and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in India as well as some of large multinational companies and Government Organizations across Middle East and India such as The Office of His Highness Crown Prince of Dubai, Damac Holdings and Crompton Greaves Ltd over the span of his 18 years career, prior to taking over the role of Managing Director of MaxGrowth Ltd . Core areas of expertise include handling mergers & acquisitions, assistance in sale and purchase of real estate & hospitality assets, business valuations, real estate & hospitality assets valuations, private equity, investment analysis, investment research, portfolio management, assistance in raising of debt from banks and other sources, assistance in joint venture, partnership & franchising arrangements, assistance in equity divestment in existing businesses, business and financial restructuring,financial and commercial due diligence, financial modelling, business consulting, management consulting, strategic advisory, new business set up, market research, company formation, company liquidation, commercial and financial feasibility studies, market entry and growth guidance etc.
B.Tech(IT) , MBA(Finance) – Digital Marketing & SEO Specialist,Google Adwords Certified
Aysha Sawhney is the Director of our company handling the Middle East and Africa practice, based out of Dubai.She is a qualified MBA and IT professional with more than 7 years of experience in Information Technology consulting,financial advisory ,corporate trainings and client relationship management.She has carried out wide variety of projects in the fields of software development, app development, website development, e-commerce portals,Digital Marketing, SEO, Social Media Marketing,integrating and anlysing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager platforms, managing PPC campaigns across various social channels,remarketing for abandon users,managing E-mail/SMS marketing,financial advisory and corporate trainings as part of some of the leading corporates in UAE and India. She has worked across Information Technology Industry, Financial Services Industry, Real Estate Industry and Health Care Industry.She has great skills in understanding the client’s requirements and then working towards the most appropriate solution to their problem.Within MaxGrowth consulting division, her role also involves coordinating with various experts in the company and providing a comprehensive and complete solution to the clients.
B.Com – Analytics and Investment Expert
Manoj Sarna is the founder and Managing Director of MaxGrowth Capital Private Limited in India and heads our India practice. He has over 20 years of rich experience in the field of financial services industry. He has been a member of Ludhiana Stock Exchange since 1995. His primary skill sets are stock broking, commodity broking, forex broking, financial advisory and portfolio management .He has also worked on a number of Private Equity and M&A transactions and handled various profiles with top organizations prior to setting up MaxGrowth Capital, such as Director of Ludhiana Stock Exchange from 2004 to 2005, Director of LSE Securities from 2002 to 2004 & 2007 to 2009 and Vice Chairman in LSE Securities from 2008 to 2009.Some of the major industry sectors he has worked on include Financial Services,Retail & Consumer Products, Real Estate and Hospitality, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Education, Healthcare and Trading.
B.Com,LLB – Tax and Legal Expert
Dinesh Sarna heads our Tax and Legal practice in India.He is an experienced advocate with more than 30 years of experience in taxation consulting.He specialises in providing advisory and compliance services to some of the leading clients across India in both Direct and Indirect taxes.Over the past 30 years, he has also represented a number of clients in their appeal cases at the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal .He has a domain expertise in income tax assessment of individuals, companies, firms and trusts. He has been handling appeals and assessment cases of income tax. He also specializes in survey, search and seizure cases. He also leads a team of experts specializing in providing various kinds of advisory and compliance services on indirect taxes applicable in India such as customs, excise, VAT etc .Apart from taxation advisory, he also specializes in Legal Services for setting up of new Pvt Limited Companies, Limited Liability Partnership Firms, Partnership Firms, HUF and Proprietorship Firms as well as ongoing compliance services for existing businesses.
B.Com,Hospitality & Catering Management – Food & Beverage Sector Expert
Sanjay Duggal is the managing partner of our Food & Beverage Sector focused consulting firm registered under the name of Stellar Eastern Food & Beverage Solutions.He heads our global Food & Beverage consulting practice and is based out of Abu Dhabi. He is a Food & Beverage,Retail,Franchising and Investment specialist.He has got in-depth experience of over 27 years in Senior Organizational Management, Strategic Planning and Turnkey Project Feasibility & Execution across multiple arenas, i.e., Five Star Hotels, Industrial Catering & Services, Speciality Chocolate & Confectionery Retail and American Casual Dining Multi-Unit Operations.He has worked with some of the most renowned Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Entertainment and catering companies across the globe such as Hilton,Applebees,Rocky Mountain Chocolates and Fun World Entertainment etc.He has been a consultant to several private equity firms investing in Food & Beverage concepts.He is also a consummate innovator with significant global F&B exposure (13 countries), who believes in building smart teams that achieve big results.
Company Secretary – Corporate Advisory Expert
Ankit Gandhi is a Practising Company Secretary registered with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.He is senior company law and secretarial services professional having rich experience and diverse exposure in the area of corporate advisory services. His primary focus areas and expertise are Secretarial Audit, Securities Audit, Compliance Management & Certification, Diligence Report required by Banks, Due Diligence and other attestation services.He enjoys a strong reputation in the industry for providing outstanding legal solutions in his chosen practice areas with a strong emphasis on ethics. Within MaxGrowth Consulting division, Ankit is responsible for handling SEBI matters,IPO advice and support, FEMA matters, RBI matters, registration of Partnership firms, registration of societies, formation of private limited and public limited companies, certification,audit & compliance services required under Companies Act 2013, advice and support on secretarial matters, Legal & Financial Due Diligence and Company Law Board matters.
B.Tech, Masters In Business (Scotland) – Analytics, Investment and Compliance Expert
Ashutosh Sarna is a Director of MaxGrowth Capital Pvt Ltd in India. He has over 8 years of rich experience in the field of Business Administration, Compliance, Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis and Investment Advisory. He is a well known Analyst in Indian Capital Markets and appears quite regularly on various Media channels and Media Publications such as CNBC,Money Control, Investment Guru etc. He is a research specialist within our company and leads our our Equity Research ,Market Research, Market Entry and Growth Strategy practice in India. He also leads our consulting practice which advises our clients on setting up of new companies within the financial services industry in India as well as maintaining compliances with all applicable laws and regulations in India for the financial services companies.
FCA,B.Com, DISA(ICAI) – Accounting,Auditing and Tax Expert
Rohit Agarwal is a qualified Chartered Accountant with around 15 years of work experience in the field of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.He is a specialist in carrying out both Statutory Audits and Internal Audits. His ability to understand the business environment coupled with his sound financial and accounting background has enabled him to specialize in Business outsourcing operations. His expertise lies in the fields of Payroll Solutions, Tax Deduction At Source (TDS), and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). He leads our practice for outsourcing work which we have gained in the field of Accounting and Book Keeping from a number of Indian and multinational companies.He also deals in Direct and Indirect taxes as well as assists clients in Provident fund matters.
B.Tech – Finance and Tax Expert
Ajar Sarna is a qualified professional with more than 7 years of experience and is the Managing Director of our New Zealand office,that is registered under the name of Simple Tax Solutions NZ Ltd in Auckland.He heads our New Zealand practice and provides public accounting, book-keeping services,company formation services and tax advisory services to companies established in New Zealand as well as to International companies wanting to do business in New Zealand.Prior to joining MaxGrowth, he had worked in financial services industry with some of the leading multinational names such as ANZ Bank in New Zealand, Fullerton Holding’s entity in Dubai and ICICI Bank in India.
Masters in Computer Science- Information Technology Expert
Surinder Pal Garg
FCA,B.com – Accounting and Tax Expert
Surinder Pal Garg is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has an experience of more than 32 years in almost every facet of the accounting and taxation profession. He looks after the entire range of practice relating to Direct Taxes including planning for corporates, non-resident Indians and issues arising in cross border transactions with special reference to Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements, rendering of Consultancy on Accounting, Company Law, and Taxation.
CA, B.Com – Accounting and Tax Expert
Rohit Garg is a young and energetic professional. He has rich experience in the fields of Direct Taxes, US Gaaps , ERP based accounting systems, Insurance sector, Transfer-pricing assignments . He is also actively involved in taxation and litigation services. He is equipped with a sound knowledge of internationally accepted softwares.