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The stepping stone for building a winning team is an inspiring coach. This apart the credibility of the coach also lends credibility to the team. Therefore, while laying the foundation of Team CA we thought of constituting an inspiring and credible Advisory Board. We at CA work under the close supervision & guidance of our Advisory Board.

CA's Advisory Board includes an impressive roster of Industry vide veterans including Eminent Family Business Leaders, High Profile Senior Corporate Heads and Successful Business Entrepreneurs and Professionals. The Firm believes that the insights and expertise of its broad based Advisory Board will provide an invaluable strategic edge as the Firm strives to maintain its leadership position in the industry.

Mr. Ajay Relan

Managing Partner, CX Advisors Pvt Ltd

Prior to his current Assignment Ajay was the Managing Director of Citigroup Venture Capital International in India and before that he was the CEO of Citicorp Securities & Investments Ltd.

He is one of the most respected face of Private Equity Industry in India.

He is on the board of leading Indian companies including i-flex Solutions Ltd., Suzlon Energy Ltd. To name a few.

Ajay has an MBA for the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and BA Honours (Economics) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Mr. Madhukar Kamath

Madhukar is the MD & CEO of the Mudra Group. His experience in the field of Advertising and Marketing Communications spans nearly three decades.

One of the most influential people in the industry, he is the Chairman of Mudra Foundation and serves on the Governing Council of MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad.

In the past, he has been the President of the AAAI (Advertising Agencies Association of India) as well as a board member and Chairman of ASCI (Advertising Standards Council of India).

An MBA from XLRI in Jamshedpur, Madhukar began his career with Clarion McCann in the late seventies. Beginning 1988, he spent over a decade with Mudra, then joined the Bates Worldwide Network in early 1999 and following the successful acquisition of Clarion, he was appointed the MD & CEO of Bates India. Madhukar returned to Mudra in 2003 as MD & CEO.

Richard B. Saldanha

Mr. Saldanha, a graduate Mechanical Engineer, served Hindustan Lever & Unilever plc with distinction for 30 years. He spent almost 10 years in Latin America. He was Technical Director of Unilever Venezuela, Vice-President – Supply Chain for Unilever Andina, (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador) rising to be Chairman and CEO of Unilever Peru and a Member of the Unilever Latin America Board.

He returned to India as Managing Director of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, a 1.5 BN $ enterprise, Mr. Saldanha brought to the Company, experience and expertise gained in Unilever Companies worldwide as well as in India. He defined his Role at Haldia as “ a role that provides clear vision and strategic direction, that builds culture, business ethic, structure and processes to deliver outstanding business performance and Good Corporate Governance”.

He then became a Member of the Board of The Times of India Group where he spent 5 years to help build organizational capability, culture and competitiveness. Later he joined Blackstone India as an Executive Director responsible for shaping Operational Excellence in a clutch of Portfolio Cos He retired from Blackstone recently and is Currently Chairman of Gokaldas Exports and TransMaldivian Airways . He is also on the Court of Governors at The Administrative Staff College (ASCI) Hyderabad

His 49 years of corporate experience in a gamut of functions that ranged from Manufacturing and Planning to Corporate Development and General Management have given him learning and insights which have proved to be invaluable for restructuring and reorganizing companies as well as for managing partnerships and strategic alliances in an international arena. He has been a Board Member since the mid 80’s on several Boards nationally and internationally.

Mr Saldanha also has wide international experience gained, as Founder Member of the National Board for Advertising Self Regulation (Peru); Founder Member of the National Board for e-Commerce (Peru); President of the International School in Valencia, Venezuela; Member of the Dutch–Peru Chamber of Commerce; Member of the UK–Peru Chamber of Commerce.

On return to India, was Chairman, Eastern Region of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Vice-President, Eastern India Council of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce; He was Founder President of Bal Raksha Bharat and a Former President of Delhi Management Association. Also CoFounder of CherYsh Foundation an NGO dedicated to the Girl Child

Mr. Shantanu Prakash

Mr. Prakash founded Educomp Solutions Limited, India’s first school centric education Solutions Company in 1995, which is now listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, a few years after acquiring an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

His vision has been to transform the teaching-learning process through the use of technology. Educomp has grown to be the largest education technology company in India.

Educomp works with over 6200 schools and 3.6 million students across India, US and Singapore. Educomp was conferred the "CNBC-ICICI Bank Emerging India Award" as the "Company of the year 2005, in the ICE and ITeS category.”. It was ranked 346 in the BT 500 list of the most valuable private companies in India in November 2006, ranked 319 by ET 500 March 2007 issue. Educomp was chosen as the “FUTURE TITAN”; one of the 10 hottest companies in India by Outlook Business Magazine in November 2006.

He is the founder and Managing Trustee of the Learning Leadership Foundation (LLF) an organization dedicated to bringing best practices in education to under-resourced schools. He is also chairman of the board and co-founder of Lakshya Digital Pvt Limited a pioneering game development studio based out of New Delhi, India along with

He is also a member of the Board of Globio, an international non-profit based in Portland, USA  which focuses on the area of bio-diversity education and the founder of Education Quality Foundation of India ( EQFI) a non profit body focused on setting up national quality standards for benchmarking schools and helping them move up the quality value chain.

Mr. Prakash is a charter member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) an organization that connects entrepreneurs. He is a frequent speaker in mentoring and business workshops for entrepreneurs.

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