President and CEO
Mr. Batra has more than two decades of professional experience in a range of areas including Tax Laws, Accounting, Foreign Investment, Foreign Exchange Control Regulations and Corporate Laws. His expertise lies in advising on Inbound Investment, Cross-Border Transactions and Tax and Regulatory matters related to Direct, Indirect and Transactional Law.
Mr. Batra has previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at the corporate office of one of the largest Japanese trading houses in the world and as General Secretary at the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi for three years.
Mr. Manchanda is a partner at MBG Corporate Services, driving the Middle East operations for the Group. He currently leads M&A, Risk Advisory and the Legal practice, along with the Chinese, Japanese and European Enterprise business development groups. He has in-depth experience in Cross-Border Compliance, Taxes, Finance, Techno-commercial matters and Leadership in Sales & Operations and has worked extensively in several regions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.Over the years, he has led multiple verticals including Power & Water, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, regional shared service organisations and the Corporate Headquarters. For over two decades, Mr. Manchanda has worked with General Electric - a regional pharmaceutical group extensively covering Brownfield and Greenfield projects including multiple multi-billion dollar Power & Water plants and Pharmaceutical setups. He has worked with government agencies to win grants, and resolve complex Financial and Compliance issues.Mr. Manchanda has served in executive committees and compliance boards of several companies, helping businesses grow with compliance and values. By qualification, he is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost & Management accountant.
Mr. Joardar has 27 years of experience in the Finance and Accounts domain, which includes Financial Control, Cash Management and Banking, Fundraising, Business Forecasting and Taxation. Besides advising many global corporates on their Indian ventures, he has been engaged with several Japanese companies operating in India. His expertise includes Strategy, Planning and Execution, Business Process Re-engineering, Financial/Business Restructuring, Commercial Operations, Legal matters, Statutory Compliances and Startups.
Mr. Bishnoi is leading the Risk Advisory Services practice in the UAE for MBG Corporate Services. He is an Indian Chartered Accountant with 10 years of experience in the Middle East and over 20 years of experience in Risk Advisory, Project Feasibility, Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Strategy, Business Process Re-engineering, Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Finance & Accounts.He has successfully led large teams to provide quality deliverables on a timely basis. He has extensively worked for diverse sectors including Healthcare, Education, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Utilities, Investment, Transportation, Infrastructure, Financial Services, etc. in India, the UAE, Qatar, the KSA, the USA, Singapore, Europe and Africa.Mr. Bishnoi has helped multiple investors in their quest for growth and expansion through successful Mergers and Acquisitions across the globe. He has also enabled companies to create and implement comprehensive business strategies. He is a regular speaker at various Education, Finance, Investment, Risk Management and Internal Audit forums.
Mr. Pandey currently leads the tax practice of MBG Corporate Services in the UAE and the GCC. He specialises in the development of tax strategies, Transfer Pricing, BEPS, Cross-Border Taxation and M&A services. Mr. Pandey, who is a Chartered Accountant by profession, has over 18 years of professional experience in the field of regulatory and taxation. He has also worked with two of the Big 4 firms for a major part of his career. He has played a key role in Tax and Regulatory advisory in a Fund Structure, Entity Options on Inbound and Outbound Investments from the perspective of GCC countries, as well as from the Indian Tax & Regulatory perspective.
Ms. Yamane has been associated with MBG Corporate Services for over 15 years and has in-depth knowledge and experience in international business practices in India and the UAE. She is a certified EPYP professional from IIM Kolkata and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Japan.She has been providing advisory services and support to several MNCs including large Japanese corporates, on matters relating to Inbound and Outbound Investments. She has also addressed several seminars on diverse topics in India, the UAE and Japan.Besides having specialist expertise in Indo-Japan business relations, Ms. Yamane possesses strategic management skills, enabling her to offer support to Japanese companies seeking to enter Indian markets successfully.
Mr. Sachdev has specialist expertise in International Tax Advisory, Cross-Border Transactions, and Entry and Exit Strategy Formulation. He has more than 20 years of experience in a range of areas, including Tax Laws, Accounting, Foreign Investment, Foreign Exchange Control Regulations and several Corporate Laws of India.He has assisted several global companies in evaluating Cross-Border Transactions and provides end-to-end assistance in M&A deals including Structuring, Tax and Regulatory Implications.
Mr. Howe has over 28 years of experience across a wide range of areas including International Business Development, International Project Management, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Contract Negotiations, foreign factory setup and operations, ISO 14000s & 9000s and running sales and support operations across Canada, North and Latin America, as well as the South and Southeast Asian regions.
Mr. Chawla is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). His extensive experience of over 21 years in understanding business environments coupled with his accounting and financial background has enabled him to specialise in the fields of Internal Control and Risk Management, Accounting, Audit matters, Business Process Outsourcing and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Ms. Wummel-Tyagi is the Director of the European Enterprise Group and the Digital Marketing team of MBG Corporate Services. She has more than 5 years of experience in customer-centric Business Development and Client Relationships across a wide range of industries. Ms. Wummel-Tyagi possesses excellent Communication and Project Management skills, gained through her international engagements across India and the Middle East. She has been providing various advisory assignments for inbound and outbound Investments to European MNCs and large and local family houses. Ms. Wummel-Tyagi has completed her Bachelor of Administration from the University of Bamberg, Germany and Welingkar Institute of Management in Mumbai, India and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. Prior to joining MBG Corporate Services, Ms. Wummel-Tyagi worked with Volkswagen and Bosch in Germany. She is fluent in German and English.
Bjoern Koehler is the General Manager of the European Enterprise Team of MBG Corporate Services and holds a degree in International Management. Prior to his current role, he worked for more than 10 years in International Project Management with KPMG Germany. His clients appreciate his professional knowledge, reliability and enthusiasm. As a dedicated project manager, Mr. Koehler and his team will make sure that the work is effectively performed and represents the quality of the highest standards. He is capable of handling projects in English, German and Spanish.
Mr. Pandey is a Law Graduate and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has over 18 years of experience in dealing with matters pertaining to Corporate Law, Capital Markets, Financial Services, Due Diligence, Mergers/Amalgamations/Takeovers, Private Placements, Financial Restructuring, Debt/Loan Syndication, etc.He specialises in all aspects of investments into India and advises Joint Ventures from their inception, to occasions where ventures have to be restructured or liquidated. He bears the responsibility of undertaking the required compliances under the Companies Act, 2013 and FEMA, 1999. Mr. Pandey has an in-depth understanding of and experience in managing Capital/Commodity market operations, compliances, funds, Planning & Arrangement, Dispute Resolution, etc.
Mr. Sharma is a Director in the RITS practice with more than 12 years of experience involving Internal Audits, Compliance Reviews, Forensic Due Diligence, setting up of Corporate Intelligence frameworks as well as Investigations and Forensic Audits. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Law Graduate and a Chartered Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India.Mr. Sharma has led diverse forensic assignments across geographies, including Fraud Risk Assessments, Dispute Advisory and Anti-Bribery & Corruption Evaluation. His professional experience includes working with the Risk Advisory practice of The Big Four and other leading international consulting firms across the BFSI domain in Risk and Compliance functions.He has also managed risk-based internal audits, developing Internal Control frameworks, Business Process Reviews, Organisational Risk Profiling, Control Mapping, measuring risk exposures, the development of Standard Operating Procedures as well as Risk Control frameworks. Mr. Sharma has handled different engagements across Manufacturing, Power, Automotive, Infrastructure, Pharma, Healthcare, Travel, Hospitality, Education and Financial Services sectors.
Mr. Singh has over 12 years of post-qualification experience in Tax Consulting and dealing with matters pertaining to Corporate Tax, International Tax and Expatriate Tax. He focuses on International Tax and Corporate Tax issues related to EPC Contracts and/or Project Office operations as his area of specialisation.He possesses in-depth insights on various Direct Tax issues faced by Multinational Enterprises operating in India. He has worked on issues related to Permanent Establishment, source-based taxation of income such as Royalty and Fee for Technical Services (FTS). Mr. Singh has significant experience in handling inbound Expatriates and Cross-Border Tax Advisory from a Tax and Regulatory perspective. He has done extensive representations at the assessment and appellate level.
Executive Director – Indirect Tax & Customs
Mr. Arora is a Chartered Accountant and a Law Graduate by qualification, with diverse experience in industries like Oil & Gas. He has experience of more than a decade in the Indirect Tax domain. He is involved in GST, Customs, Excise, VAT, Service Tax, SEZ, STPI, FTP and DGFT-related Advisory and Compliance services on a pan-India basis.
Mr. Sahni has undertaken important assignments in India and abroad as Vice Chairman of the Income Tax Settlement Commission, Director General of Income Tax - Investigation, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Joint Secretary of the Foreign Tax Division, Member-Management Committee of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators London (UK), in addition to holding a Tax Policy and Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with different countries.Mr. Sahni has also held a senior position in the Revenue Department of the Government of India and the Directorate of Enforcement -Foreign Exchange Regulations.