Mr. Munesh KhannaIndependent Director

Mr. Munesh Khanna is a Bachelor of Commerce and a rank holder chartered accountant (CA) from ICAI, India.

In 1985, after completing his CA, he joined the accounting and advisory firm of Arthur Andersen in the audit division and was subsequently made partner in the tax practice before rising to become the Country Head-India of its Corporate Finance Division. In 2001, he assumed responsibility as Managing Director and Country Head of NM Rothchild and Co in India. His work experience also includes Country Head of Investment Banking at DSP Merrill Lynch and Country Leader of Corporate Finance and Restructuring at Pricewaterhousecoopers.

These work experiences have provided Munesh with a strong grounding in accounting, extensive understanding of tax and corporate affairs, and an expertise in corporate finance, strategy and business restructuring. He has been involved in complex transactions in India, such as The Enron Dabhol Power company restructuring, the acquisition of Tetley Tea by Tata Tea, listing of Cairn Energy in India, the merger of Bharti Retail with Future Retail, IPO of Air Deccan, privatization of Mumbai Airport, unlocking of value of companies like Arvind Limited, Indofil Industries by way of de-mergers.

Munesh Khanna is currently a member of the Board of Gulf Oil Lubricants Ltd, JSW Energy Ltd. and JM Financial Capital Ltd. and Chairman of the Mumbai Chapter of WPO Organisation in India (an international community of 33,000 Global leaders) and has previously been a Board Member of Arvind Limited and Indofil Industries Limited in the past. He has also served as a member of the national council of several professional and Industry trade bodies such as FICCI and CII and is currently also a Trustee of the Balaji Medical and Diagnostic Research Centre, which operates a 500-bed hospital in New Delhi.

In 2018, he set up Backbay Advisors LLP, a strategy advisory and investment banking firm.

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