Ajit Prasad is Professor of Strategy at S P Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai. An alumnus of St. Stephens College, the Delhi School of Economics and International Management Institute, he has had rich experience in the Government, Industry and Academia. His past industry experience relates to organizations including the State Bank of India, Planning Commission (Government of India), Steel Authority of India, and the UN/ESCAP at Bangkok.
His past academic experience relates to teaching at Delhi University and Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He has been a visiting faculty at the IIMs, S P Jain, IIFT, MICA and other leading business schools. He has also been on the international faculty rolls in UK, France, Netherlands, Dubai and Singapore. His publications and research interests are in the areas of Corporate Planning, Strategic Thinking, and Governance inclusive of issues on Ethics. He is the author of three books, and innumerable research papers in national and international journals. Has been a consultant to several private, public and government organizations including the Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, GOI; the Public Enterprises Selection Board; KRIBHCO; Hindustan Zinc Limited; Larsen & Toubro; Indian Oil Corporation, etc. He is on the Academic Governing board of Milano Politechnique, Milan, Italy. In 2010, he was appointed as Independent Director on the board of Power Finance Corporation.
Mr. Amal Ganguli, born in 1939, is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the New Delhi Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida, U.S. He was the Chairman and Senior Partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC), India until his retirement on 31 March 2003.
Mr. Ganguli’s range of work included International Tax advice and planning, cross border investments, corporate mergers and re-organizations, financial evaluation of projects, management, operational and statutory audit and consulting projects funded by International funding agencies. In the course of his professional career, he has dealt with a variety of clients.
Mr. Ganguli is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of companies such as Hughes Communications India Limited, HCL Technologies Limited, New Delhi Television Limited, Century Textiles and Industries Limited, Aricent Technologies (Holdings) Ltd, AVTEC Ltd, ICRA Ltd, and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Mr. Ganguli is a member of the Audit Committees of HCL Technologies Limited, Century Textiles and Industries Limited, and ICRA Ltd. He is chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company, New Delhi Television Ltd, and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
Anita Ramachandran is the Founder of Cerebrus Consultants and a well known authority on Rewards. Anita began her career in the Management Consultancy division of AF Ferguson & Co. in Mumbai in 1976 as the first woman consultant in the firm. Anita founded Cerebrus Consultants in 1995 to focus on HR consulting including Organization transformation. Her reputation and innovative work helped her build Cerebrus into a national presence in 5 years.
Anita is known as an authority in Reward management in the country and her work in the compensation and rewards area is well recognized. She advises about 100 companies each year on various aspects of rewards and addresses several issues related to top management Compensation and Rewards including Variable pay, ESOP and the enabling Performance Management Systems. Anita has written widely on the Rewards area in several local and international magazines. She wrote for 8 years in Business India, a well known column called “Job Watch”. Anita is a MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai and has graduated from R.A. Poddar College of Commerce, Mumbai University.
Anita champions several women’s issues and is currently the Chairperson for TiE Stree Shakti. Anita is an independent Director on the board of several well known companies including UTI AMC, HCL Infosystems, Geometric Software and Godrej & Boyce.
Barnik Chitran Maitra is a Partner at McKinsey & Company’s Mumbai office and the leader of Strategy & Corporate Finance practice in India. He also co-leads the Telecom, Media & Technology and Agriculture practices in Asia.
Barnik has helped several leading Indian companies globalize their businesses. He has counseled more than 20 Fortune 500 companies on strategies for new market entry, turnarounds of emerging market businesses, and capturing new opportunities in technology and agriculture. He has also helped client organizations build the next generation of leaders.
Barnik is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM-Ahmedabad.
Mr. Deepak M. Satwalekar serves as a Venture Advisor at Nexus Venture Partners. Mr. Satwalekar served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co., Ltd. from November 2000 to November 14, 2008.Earlier, he served as the Managing Director of Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) since 1993. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Human Settlements Program (HABITAT).
Mr. Satwalekar is a recipient of the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and is on the Advisory Council of IIT Bombay. He has chaired and been a member of several expert groups related to industry, government and the Reserve Bank of India.
Mr. Satwalekar serves on the India advisory board of a large European bank and is currently active on the board of trustees of several not-for-profit organizations that are engaged in the field of primary education for the low income and underprivileged members of the society in rural and urban India. He is also advising a company which is establishing a network of BPO companies in rural areas across India.
Mr. Satwalekar holds a degree in Technology from IIT Bombay and an MBA from The American University, Washington D.C.
Dr. Santrupt Misra is CEO, Carbon Black Business and Director, Group Human Resources of the Aditya Birla Group. He is a Director on the Aditya Birla Management Corporation Private Limited Board, the apex decision making body of the US $40 billion Aditya Birla Group. Dr. Misra is a Director on the Board of the Aditya Birla Science & Technology Company Ltd; Alexandria Carbon Black Co. SAE; Thai Carbon Black Public Co. Ltd and Alexandria Fiber Co., SAE, which are part of the Aditya Birla Group.
He holds several key positions in many educational, professional bodies and Chambers of Commerce and Business. Dr. Misra is on the Global Advisory Board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC); is a Member of the Society of Fellows of the Aston Business School Society and is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Committee on Accreditation and Psychological Testing (CAPT).
He was conferred with the Fellowship of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), USA. Dr. Misra was appointed as Honorary Fellow of the Executive & Business Coaching Foundation India Limited (CFI) and was on the Board of the Worldwide ERC (Employee Relocation Council) for the period 2008-2010. Dr. Misra has over 26 years of experience in education, training, consulting and Executive development.
Dr. Chris Pierce is a consultant for Board Evaluation Ltd. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Global Governance Services Ltd. (GGS) based in London. He has been the Master of Ceremony and key presenter on the Directors Club Programme run by Hunt Partners / SP Jain Institute of Management and Research / Board Evaluation Ltd for all cohorts since commencement. He works with policy makers, directors and boards in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the US and South America. Prior to becoming CEO Director of Education at GGS the CCGI, he was the Director of Professional Standards at the Institute of Directors (IoD) in the UK. He has also held senior executive management positions in the Overseas Development Administration, British Airways and Leeds Business School.
Chris has been involved in developing executive and non-executive directors in some of the largest National Investment Authorities, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Banks and Financial Institutions, listed companies, family controlled businesses and State Owned Enterprises in the world. He has conducted a number of board evaluations in both the Private and Public sectors and in many different countries.
He was the author of “The Effective Director” in 2002. His most recent publications include “Corporate Governance in Europe” (2010), “Corporate Governance in the Gulf” (2012), “Corporate Governance in the UK” (2013) and “A Guide to Corporate Governance Practices in the European Union” (2015).
In India Chris has led a number of Board Effectiveness and Evaluation Programmes at Tata Management Centre In 2015, he wrote and delivered a Paper for the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Board Evaluation. In the same year, and the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group) published a paper he jointly authored on “Board Evaluations Insights from India and beyond”.
Chris has a PhD and has been a Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at Cass Business School, City University London. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, a Fellow of the Caux Round Table and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2014, he was awarded the Bertin Medal in Sweden by the International Academy of Quality for his contribution to corporate governance globally over the last decade.
Thirty-four years of experience in consulting, research, teaching and administration of which Dr. D’souza worked at senior leadership positions in HR at Pfizer Ltd., Wockhardt Ltd. and Ion Exchange India Ltd., for thirteen years. He was the founding member of National HRD and the first full time Executive Director of the Academy of HRD. He was the Dean (Academics) at XLRI and played an instrumental role in developing and running the XLRI-AHRD Fellowship Program.
Dr. D’souza consults businesses in the area of HR & OD and is a member of the Governing Board of the Academy of HRD. He teaches OB & HRD at SPJIMR in Mumbai and at S. P. Jain Center of Management- Dubai & Singapore. He has published some books and numerous articles on OB & HRD.
As the founding Chief Operating Officer, Jan created and built, as part of the senior executive team, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (or DFSA). He is now the longest serving Member of the Executive Board and prior to the DFSA, Jan spent eight years with PWC. He has extensive international experience including corporate leadership and strategy, operational oversight and management, risk management and corporate governance. He has a proven track record in building high performing teams, and as an effective multicultural executive, has the innate passion and drive to implement positive change to large, complex organisations.
Jan qualified as the 1st ever accredited Non-Executive Board Member of the Institute of Directors in Dubai. He believes that in the next 10 years we will see a major Corporate Governance upheaval in the Middle East, so as to drive the region’s economy and support the creation of employment for the younger generation. As a Corporate Governance thought leader, and with a deep understanding of the Middle East, he intends to be firmly at the centre of that shift.
Kalpana is a solicitor and partner at Khaitan & C0’s Mumbai office. Prior to joining Khaitan, she worked at Ashurst’s London office for 10 years. Kalpana is qualified to practice both Indian laws and English laws. While working in London, she played a key role in building Ashurst’s India practice and built a team at Germany, Milan, Paris and Singapore. Having set up Ashurst’s India practice and since returning to Mumbai in 2008, she has experience of over 20 years in cross border joint ventures and corporate/mergers & acquisitions by delivering practical solutions to clients on doing business in India. She is experienced in leading diverse teams in dynamic environments while achieving success in competitive markets.
She is focused and has a consultative and collaborative style. She regularly acts for international companies and is recognized in independent guides as one of the leading lawyers.
Kalpana is well recognized expert on corporate governance, diversity and leadership development. Her passion is to bring changes to the corporate Governance principles at decision making level and in this regard she has led several workshops and works with corporates. She also advises on board effectiveness, particularly around issues of corporate governance, leadership, organizational climate and decision-making. Kalpana is also a board member of public companies (including listed companies) and various committees.
Kalpana has also been on the editorial board of International Energy Law & Taxation Review (for India section). She has published numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at conferences. She is co-author of the research “Women on Board”. She has been frequently quoted in newspapers on corporate governance and M&A deals in India.
Nandish is a Partner with AZB & Partners, law firm based out of Mumbai. Having worked in the areas of Merger and Association, Litigation and Arbitration, Nandish comes with rich experience in dealing with various issues related to obligations and legal duties of a Director. He started his career with Chambers of the Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. J. Vazifdar Judge, High Court of Bombay, while also working as a research assistant with Nitin Palkhiwala and Sir Jamshedji Kanga for the 9th Edition of “The Law and Practice of Income-tax”. Earlier he worked at Federal & Rashmikant, Advocates and Solicitors, a Mumbai real estate boutique firm. He currently deals with issues related to acquisitions, joint ventures and investments and also lends his expertise to issues in Anti Trust and Competition Law, Litigation and Arbitration etc.
Nawshir is an independent director on the boards of Thermax Ltd., Tata Power Ltd. and some of its subsidiaries. Since 2003 Nawshir has been involved in the movement for improved governance in the corporate sector.
Nawshir is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was with S.R.Batliboi & Co./Ernst & Young, from 1967 till his (early) retirement in April 2003, in its Calcutta and Mumbai offices. He also worked in the London office.
Nawshir was the country head of Jardine Matheson Ltd. for over ten years after retiring from the profession, during which time he also served on other boards of companies and charities.
Nawshir has contributed to the governance and accounting professions, being a speaker or the chair at conferences in India & abroad and authoring a number of professional publications. He has chaired and served on the boards of various professional bodies and chambers of commerce.
Nawshir is actively involved with the Indian Red Cross.
Nitin is a Partner with the Risk Consulting practice of KPMG. Having joined KPMG in 1998, he has over 15 years experience in providing risk management, process re-engineering and assurance solutions to clients across sectors. He spearheads the Enterprise Risk Management solution for the firm. His clients include marquee names in Auto, Infrastructure, IT-ITES, Healthcare and several other industries. Nitin is passionate about the subject of Risk management and is credited with building the firms current approach to assist clients in Managing Risks. His multi-pronged approach to managing risks incorporates assessment of an Organizations’ culture and the impact of the risks faced by its various stake holders contextualized in the back drop of developments occurring in macro-economic environment, competition, regulatory landscape and the strategic choices being made by the organization. Nitin has trained several corporate on Risk Management.
O.P. Bhatt is currently an independent Non-Executive Director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Tata Consultancy Services as well as serving as an Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered PLC since January 2013. He is also a Governor on the Board of the Center for Creative Leadership, a US non-profit leadership development organization.
In a career spanning 38 years with SBI, Mr. Bhatt held a number of roles beginning with the Lead Bank Department, which ushered in financial inclusion, leading the project team that pioneered SBI’s technology initiative in the 1990s, assignments at SBI’s London and Washington offices, general management roles between 2004-2006, and Managing Director of SBI in 2006, culminating in his appointment as Chairman in the same year. Under his leadership, SBI rose on the Global List rankings of Fortune 500.
Mr. Bhatt has also served as Chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association.
Mr. Bhatt was nominated ‘Banker of the Year’ by Business Standard and CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for Business in 2007. Mr. Bhatt holds a Graduate degree in Physics and a Post Graduate degree in English literature (Gold Medal).
Pradeep Mallick, an executive coach and mentor to corporate executives, focuses on leadership development. Pradeep’s one-on-one interaction with his mentees helps them attain major goals in their life. Through his articles on mentoring, Pradeep throws light on the role of a mentor in improving the quality of talented people in an organization.
Pradeep is also on the Boards of several other leading Companies including Elantas Beck India, ESAB India, Mount Everest Mineral Water and Tube Investments of India. In addition, he is associated with Industry Associations such as Confederation of Indian Industry, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and social organizations like Population First.
He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, London. Pradeep was the Managing Director of Wartsila India Limited from 1988 to 2003, prior to which he worked with several leading Companies in the field of electrical power transmission and distribution. He was conferred Knight First Class of the Order of The White Rose of Finland by the President of Finland. Pradeep is a Past Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Western Region and a Past President of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Pradeep has also served the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), London, in various capacities on International Board, Members Board, International Strategy Working Party and Council.
Prof Prem Chandrani is currently teaching courses in S P Jain Institute of Management. Has 30 years work experience encompassing audit, consulting, corporate finance, strategy, business development and general management. Positions held included SBU head at L&T Infotech, Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, CEO of the Indian subsidiary of a Japanese company, Head of Strategy and Finance of an MNC based out of the Middle East, CFO of a publicly listed company in India. His areas of interest include Business Policy, Corporate Finance and Accounting. His qualifications are B.Com (Hons.) Delhi University, FICWA, ACA, MBA (Finance and Strategy) London Business School/Wharton, ACMA (UK), CISA (USA).
Raghu Iyer Associates is a firm of Chartered Accountants based on Mumbai. It is run by Raghu Iyer along with his associates and colleagues. Raghu Iyer is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in November 1984. He secured 4th rank in his Final CA examination on all India and 3rd rank in his Inter CA examination on all India basis.
Raghu Iyer is associated as Adjunct Faculty with S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (Mumbai, Singapore and Dubai) and Great Lakes Institute of Management (Chennai). These rank among India’s top business schools. Raghu Iyer is also associated with The Bombay Stock Exchange and Dun & Bradstreet Financial Education Solutions. His areas of academics are Derivatives and International Accounting and operates in niche areas of high quality services
Ms. Bijapurkar’s is a recognized thought leader on Business-Market strategy and on India’s consumer economy. She has her own consulting practice centered on bringing market focus to business strategy.
She has a deep commitment and experience to match, in raising the bar on governance standards in India, “steadily, and from the inside” as she describes it. She is presently an independent director on the boards of CRISIL, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited, Janalakshmi Financial Services Limited and Redington Gulf FZE. She is also chairperson of Crisil Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Ltd. She has also previously served as an independent director on the boards of Infosys Limited, Axis Bank, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Titan Industries, Entertainment Network (India) Limited, Mahindra Holiday & Resorts India Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. She is a member of the governing council of the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India, the Insurance Information Board, set up by the insurance regulator, and is a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group of the Competition Commission of India. She is on the board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM A), her alma mater, and also of the National Institute of Bank Management.
Belonging to one of the early batches of investment bankers in India, Mr. Mitra was instrumental in setting up the Merchant Banking Divisions of two banks – Bank of India and Standard Chartered Bank. He has also headed Corporate Banking and Investment Banking at American Express Bank. At a stage when asset management was in the early stage of development in the country, he set up the GIC Mutual Fund in India. He has also been active in several important Committees and Chambers in India.
In June 1994, when he joined the Aditya Birla Group as Director, Financial Services he was responsible for establishing the highly respected and successful financial services activities for the Group. Setting up and overseeing the highly successful stock broking company dealing in both equity and fixed income securities, managing the financial services businesses as CEO, being a member of Board, Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Audit Committee of each of the companies in financial services are some of the accolades he has credited to his name at the Aditya Birla Group. With effect from August 1, 2007 he has stepped down from active role for an advisory role. He has been associated with several reputed companies as an independent Director and Advisor.
Shailesh Haribhakti is the Managing Partner for Haribhakti and Co. His passion for quality reflects in ISO 9000 certification for various processes of the Group’s operations. During a career span of more than three decades, he has successfully led many complex engagements involving Business consulting across various geographies and industries. He has also been involved in Forensic engagements on behalf of Government and leading business houses. His prior experiences include stints with the Chicago office of Arthur Young & Co (now merged with Ernst & Young) and a three month consulting assignment in Poland with Polish Business Advisory Services (PBAS) in the areas of Activity Based Costing & Global Strategic Planning in Polish Enterprises. PBAS is an affiliate of International Finance Corporation (Washington). Mr. Haribhakti strongly believes in the virtues of Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance and promoting a greener environment. He actively promotes these causes through forums like ASSOCHAM, CII and the Indian Merchants’ Chamber. He contributes towards their evolution by participating in the process of framing regulations and standards. He is a Director on the Board of many public and private companies and holds chairmanship or membership in the regulatory committees of some Indian companies.
Sid Khanna was previously the Country Managing Partner of Accenture in India & the Middle East and a member of the Accenture global management team. As a part of his international experience Sid worked at the Board level with some leading financial global institutions including, BOA, Citi, UBS, Barclay’s, Nat West and Lloyds Bank. He was responsible for the start up of from scratch all major Accenture businesses in India, including management, consulting, IT outsourcing, BPO and KPO.
Mr. Khanna consulted with the Chairmen/CEOs and boards of directors of most leading Indian corporate groups in large transformation programs including Reliance, Tata Group, Bharti, BSE, SBI, United Phosphorous, UB Group and Murugappa Group etc.
Mr. Khanna serves on the board of Peninsula Holdings, Canara HSBC Insurance and HCL Technologies (lead director). He also chairs the India Advisory Board of CRH, a major Irish conglomerate. He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of IEP a control oriented PE Fund with approximately $400 million under management. He’s recently been appointed as a Senior Advisor with KPMG in India.
Finally, he has recently been invited to become a founding member of Brookings India, a leading global research think tank. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Honors) – First Class degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College (New Delhi) and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales.
Suresh Raina is a Managing Partner at Hunt Partners, having joined in 2010 with two decades of cross-functional experience in various Indian and Multinational companies. Suresh has held leadership positions and gained experience in managing and growing businesses, working in different geographies including South Asia, Middle East & Africa and North America.
At Hunt, Suresh leads the Industrial & Infrastructure practices and has successfully delivered on various C-suite mandates. In addition Suresh also co-leads the Board practice.
Most recently, Suresh held the position of Managing Director for North America & Caribbean, for De La Rue Cash Processing Solutions. Earlier Suresh started and established operations for De La Rue in South Asia, Middle East & Africa. Earlier Suresh has worked with several global corporations including HCL, Invensys, Bristol Myers Squibb and Prudential Financial. He has also been an entrepreneur having led start-ups in the Manufacturing & Technology sectors.
Suresh has a B.TEch from National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, and an MBA in Finance & Marketing from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management, USA. He has also attended several Executive Management programs at Harvard, Stanford and Kellogg Business schools in Leadership, Change Management and Strategy.
Suresh has a deep interest in management and leadership principals with a focus on leadership talent – strategy & practice. He is an avid runner and regularly participates in Marathons. He also volunteers with Non-Profit organizations in his personal capacity.
Prof Sivaraman teaches in the MBA (both one year and two year programs), the Executive MBA (EMP) and executive education programs at SPJIMR. Sivaraman’s areas of interest are in business policy, corporate finance and capital markets. He has taught courses in strategy management, blue ocean strategy, and microeconomics of competitiveness, valuation of companies, investment banking, financial management and decision analysis using simulation (integrated business capstone). Sivaraman has conducted management development programs and public programs.
He has also been an adjunct faculty at Reutlingen University, Germany and a visiting faculty at SPJCM, Dubai. Prior to coming to SPJIMR, Sivaraman spent several years in corporate and investment banking with ING Barings, Indosuez W I Carr, HSBC and Citibank, performing strategic advisory work for companies- this includes assignments for Renault, Ford New Holland, Hamon, Bharti, Lafarge etc. Sivaraman earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai and completed his Post Graduation in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (MBA Class of 1987)
Venkat has been a member of the KPMG’s financial services practice since 1999 and has worked with banks and financial institutions on audit, due diligence and securities offering assignments in India and the UK.
Venkat was part of the team that established KPMG’s Accounting Advisory Services practice in India in 2008 and has been the engagement partner on IFRS conversion and other engagements for a number of banking and insurance companies in India the South Asian Region. From 2010 till December 2012, Venkat was the financial services sector leader for KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice in India, where he was responsible for accounting advisory, financial risk management, governance, risk and compliance and forensic service offerings for the FS sector for KPMG in India. He has also been closely associated with regulators from an accounting perspective including as a member of committees of the Reserve Bank of India and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in addition to being an advisor to the Indian Banks’ Association.
Venkat has been a co-author of KPMG’s insights into IFRS and KPMG’s Illustrative Financial Statements for Banks and is also a member of KPMG’s global financial instruments accounting topic team. Venkat is a qualified chartered accountant and commerce graduate from University of Mumbai.
src=”http://directorsclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/thr-vol-1-1.jpg” alt=”” width=”151″ height=”230″ class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-1745″ />Vladislava (Slava) Ryabota, joined Mumbai office of IFC as a Senior Corporate Governance (CG) Officer in October 2013. She joined IFC in 1997 and worked in a number of corporate governance advisory projects and was covering investment operations in Europe and Central Asia. As a Regional Corporate Governance Lead for South Asia she serves as the main point of contact in the region for both CG investment support and all advisory services operations, including assistance to IFC investment clients. Slava graduated from the Law Faculty of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University in 1993. She continued her education at Essex University, Great Britain. After returning to Ukraine Slava worked as a lawyer.
She holds a PhD on mergers and acquisitions and is a mediator accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in Great Britain. She is a professional trainer and the author of a number of books and articles on corporate governance, commercial law and mediation.