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Chaitanya Kumar

Chaitanya founded SIB after working with Lehman Brothers in London and Mumbai. Chaitanya helped Lehman Brothers to establish their Investment Banking outsourcing business in India. His role revolved around training Lehman Brothers' analysts and provided him valuable insight into both project management and business development. In London, Chaitanya worked in the Telecoms M&A team where key transactions included :

The €1.2bn sale of Bivideon's stake in Ceske Radiokomunikace and T-Mobile Czech Republic to a consortium comprising Mid Europa Partners, Lehman Brothers
   Private Equity and Al Bateen Investments
The €1.6bn sale of TIM Hellas to Apax & Texas Pacific Group
The $4.5bn disposal of Telesystem International Wireless (TIW) to Vodafone
Sale of 51% stake in Intracom Telecom to Sistema Group for €440m
£80m convertible bond issue for Pipex Communications Plc

Prior to Lehman Brothers, Chaitanya worked with Arthur Andersen in London providing Assurance Advisory services to leading financial institutions. Chaitanya completed his MSc. in Banking and International Finance from the Sir John Cass Business School, London. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a first class honors degree in Accounting & Finance.


ESHAN SHARMA

Eshan joined SIB after working with Nomura. At Nomura, Eshan covered the Industrials sector across Europe and Asia Pacific, focusing on construction, infrastructure and transportation companies. He worked on various key mandates including: US$ 90.0 billion all-share merger of equals of Glencore International and Xstrata, Post-turnaround US$ 8.5 billion IPO of Japan Airlines, Anglo American's acquisition of 40.0% interest in De Beers for US$ 5.1 billion, among others. Additionally, he was involved in the recruitment and training of new IBD analysts and interns at Nomura. Eshan also possesses wide experience in fundraising and development activities in the Mumbai real estate market.

Eshan completed his Executive Post Graduate Program in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur – Xavier School of Management. He also holds a Master's degree specializing in Banking and Finance from the University of Mumbai. He graduated in Bachelor's of Management Studies specializing in Special Studies in Finance and International Finance from the University of Mumbai.


MOHIT JAIN

Mohit joined SIB after working with ICICI and UBS. At ICICI, Mohit worked as a credit manager in the personal loans department where he was responsible for implementing credit policies through the processing unit and devoted almost 250 hours in training various teams about policies relating to personal loans. At UBS, Mohit was an integral part of the Infrastructure M&A team and continuously provided support on US$8bn Deutsche Bahn IPO deal pre and post mandate. In addition to this, Mohit played a key role in training IBD analysts and provided them with investment banking skills and industry knowledge. He was also visiting faculty to the learning & development team at UBS where he took CFA International level 1 lectures. Mohit carries with him a rich teaching experience of 7 years.

Mohit is a Chartered Accountant and an alumni of SIB from its inaugural batch . He graduated with a first class honors degree in Commerce from Hansraj College, Delhi University.


KUNAL LAKHARA

Kunal has trained and mentored a generation of SIB alumni. Kunal joined SIB after working with AFL and Citigroup. At AFL, he assisted the CFO in raising funding via a private placement. He played a vital role in conducting due diligence and finalizing the investor. Prior to AFL, Kunal worked at Citigroup where he was a part of the Insurance & Asset Management M&A team in New York and worked on a number of transactions including:

  • Arranging a $1.2bn credit facility for Chubb Corporation
  • Advising ZFS on its $4bn proposed acquisition of part of AIG's business
  • Advising AAMAC on its $1.0 billion proposed acquisition of Halcyon Asset Management LLC
  • Arranging a $1bn credit facility for Liberty Mutual

In addition to this, Kunal played a key role in training IBD analysts and provided them with investment banking skills and industry knowledge. Kunal is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He graduated with a first class in Commerce from Tolani College, Mumbai from Tolani College, Mumbai University.