Mayank Sawhney, a high calibre corporate finance and consulting professional with more than 19 years experience in the area of private equity, corporate finance, investment analysis, investment management,Taxation advisory, VAT advisory and business consulting, was the founder of MaxGrowth Consulting in United Arab Emirates.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 had 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 career, prior to setting up MaxGrowth Consulting in UAE. His core areas of expertise included handling mergers & acquisitions, assistance in sale and purchase of real estate & hospitality assets, business valuations, real estate & hospitality assets valuations, private equity, VAT advisory, international tax structuring, 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. over the course of time, he had brought together a team of some top notch consultants who are experts in various subject matters and all the client assignments of MaxGrowth Consulting is now managed by the team of these experts.
About Our Team
Bringing out the best in each other!
CA, MBA(Finance),B.Com – Finance & Tax Advisory Director
Ashish Gupta, is a high caliber finance & tax professional with a career of more than 16 years in Middle East/Indian Sub-Continent and is the leader for Financial Advisory & Tax Advisory practice of MaxGrowth Consulting in United Arab Emirates and is based out of Dubai. He reflects leadership qualities with enormous experience in Corporate Finance, UAE VAT, International Tax Advisory, Financial Controls, Internal Audit, Risk Management, System Processes and Treasury Management. He is qualified Chartered Accountant and is an expert in VAT Advisory, VAT Compliance, in designing systems & procedures, contributing towards improved financial performance, heightened productivity and enhanced controls. His key skills include VAT Advisory, VAT Implementation, VAT Compliance Services, Corporate Finance, Working Capital Management, Cost Control, MIS/Financial Reporting, Investment Analysis, Feasibility Studies, IFRS Compliance & Reporting, Statutory Audits and Internal Audits. He is well recognized in UAE market for taking on initiatives, adapting to changing environment, resolving mission critical issues to ensure bottom line success.He has worked across Information Technology Industry, Hospitality Industry, Retail Industry, Wholesale and Distribution as well as in manufacturing industry in various capacities and has delivered exceptional results.
B.Tech(IT) , MBA – 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 8 years of experience in Digital Marketing ,Social Media Management, SEO , Web Designing , Ecommerce Development, Mobile Apps Development, Information Technology Consulting, Corporate Trainings and Client Relationship Management. She has carried out wide variety of projects in the fields of Digital Marketing, SEO, Social Media Marketing, Software Development, App Development, Website Development, E-Commerce portals development & management, SEO, Social Media Marketing, Integrating and Analysing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager Platforms, Managing PPC campaigns across various social channels, Remarketing for abandon users, managing E-mail/SMS marketing and Corporate Trainings as part of some of the leading corporates in UAE and India. She has worked across Information Technology Industry,Hospitality Industry,Retail Industry, Financial Services Industry, Real Estate Industry, Food & Beverage Industry, Health Care Industry, Wellness & Spa 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 22 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 32 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 32 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, GST 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 30 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 , advice and support on secretarial matters, Legal & Financial Due Diligence and Company Law Board matters.
Corporate Finance and Tax Expert- CFA (USA), M.Sc Banking & Finance (UK), B.Com (India)
Accounting and Tax Expert- CA, M.Com (India)
Snigdha Arora is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a University Topper in M.Com. She has an experience in almost every facet of the accounting and taxation profession. She looks after the entire range of practice relating to Direct Taxes and Indirect Taxes including GST, VAT and Income Tax and rendering of Consultancy on Accounting, Company Law, and Taxation. She is extremely diligent, highly motivated, hardworking individual with excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to deliver consistently high quality results on time.
FCA,B.Com, DISA(ICAI) – Accounting,Auditing and Tax Expert
Rohit Agarwal is a qualified Chartered Accountant with around 17 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.
Masters in Computer Science- Information Technology Expert
CA,B.com – Accounting and Tax Expert
Ashray Sarna is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has an experience 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.