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WHO WE ARE - Practice Leadership Team
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our group of practice specialists are people who first and foremost like their work. They are IT specialists or Internal auditors or whatever, because they like it, and they like what they can do for clients. Of course they have spent years achieving results in their chosen area and have worked with a diverse array of clients, but to repeat, they are our practice leads because they like doing it.
 
GEORGE ANTONY
Strategy & Planning
George has deep experience in helping organizations of all sizes and shapes to come up the growth path by helping them set strategy, raise finances and performance improvement. His formative years were spent in Ernst & Young and later KPMG. Prior to founding this firm he helped steer a 2 month old startup to be one of the top three in the Cable TV space by setting up the Finance team, overseeing acquisitions and raising equity. He also looked after the Procurement function. He is on the board of some of the companies he consults with in line with the firm's philosophy of walking the talk.
MARIA ACHILLEOUDES
USA and Process Consulting
Maria Achilleoudes has a MSc from Columbia University and a BSc from City University of New York and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt . She first worked with IBM’s Quality, then Marketing Division in New York. She then joined the Marfin Financial Group as an internal consultant in operational improvement and afterwards, the Universal Bank as a Manager of Quality and Productivity Improvement, in Cyprus. Thereafter, she started a consulting firm with expertise in Cost reduction, Process Improvement and Quality Management.
 
SHANTHI GANESHAN
Finance and Accounts: Chennai
Shanthi is our lead Consultant having rich experience in Finance, Systems, Risk analysis and consulting. She began her career with Royal Enfield after doing CWA. In her tenure of nearly eight years there she started on the shop floor and then moved as Commercial Head in their Export Division and then to Financial services division getting good exposure in  Sourcing of Funds. She then moved to Montari Group of Companies, Heading Finance Dept for their Leather Division.

After approx. 4  years of tenure in Montari, joined  Ernst & Young in Delhi in its Risk Consulting division as Sr. Project Manager for assignments with Textiles, Power and Chemicals. She then served as CEO with a software company in Madras for a couple of years before she took a sabbatical when the company got funding. In this period she invested in a Ecofriendly  boutique and monitored a project as Director Finance and Contract,  funded by USAID for the prevention of Aids in Tamil Nadu.  
 
NARAYANAN RAMAN
Kerala Internal Audit Practice leader: Cochin
Raman has experience of working in the South and in all functions in the Finance Department. He started his career in Cochin and after working with Cochin Minerals Rutile Ltd he moved onto Vallabhdas K as Head of Finance. Before starting with Ubika he last worked with Merchem Ltd as its COO. Raman helps clients with Internal Audit, Cost Strategy and Indirect Taxes.
 
 
INGO POTSCH
Germany Partner
Ingo was faculty at Daging Petroleum Institute where he taught Management. He then joined a global travel facilitation company in a senior role. Having travelled around the world and developed deep contacts in international business he functions as a Business consultant to various entities. He helps Ubika in sourcing business from the Euro region.
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REGINA ANTONY
Managing Partner - Communication Strategy
Regina Antony is an experienced, qualified B2B marketer with 8 years’ experience helping small, medium & large companies to craft profitable marketing solutions.By utilizing multiple tools she has ensured that marketing and sales have harmonized to deliver the right image for the firm and provide valuable business leads.

She has a passion for all things digital but strongly believes in the power of a fully integrated approach to marketing - where every channel has its place. She is an entrepreneurial, detailed oriented, collaborative, analytical, open-minded and concept-driven marketing strategist. Based out of London she has worked in the financial services, retail, technology, consultancy & travel sectors across Europe & North America. Her area of specialty are content marketing communications, brand development, digital media strategies and Social Media management.
 
NAND SHERMAN
Financial Advisory
Nand is a career CFO with multi faceted experience in Finance, Legal, Human Resources, General Management, Commercial, Software solutions and Administration with excellent people management skills. He has managed multiple functions including HR Designed, implemented and managed various policies and MIS solutions. He has rehabilitated several sick companies and arranged for crucial equity, term and working capital funding. Nand has also saved companies huge outflows through adroit negotiations with vendors.
NUTAN GONEHALLI
Managing Partner - Accounting Advisory and IFRS Specialist
Nutan has ten years of experience in the Accounting field with a wide variety of industries giving her the much needed diversity in knowledge that is essential for a good accounting professional. She acquired a diploma in IFRS from the ACCA (UK) and has advised clients on IFRS related issues. She also has experience in Tax which comes naturally to those who have managed the accounting function for companies.

She was with Aptech where she was assisting the Finance head in all Accounting issues. Her last employment was with Sulzer a Swiss company where she was the Finance Controller. She managed the entire accounting function and reported to the Divisional Financial controller . Wanting to start out on her own, made her partner with Ubika. Here she looks after the Accounting advisory practice in Bombay and the IFRS advisory practice for Banks.
MADHU BHATIA
Managing Partner-Tax Advisory
Madhu began her career in Investment Advisory at Morgan Stanley having diverse experience with investment banks and the Big 4. At Morgan she helped clients with analyzing their performance, helping them build strategic plans, implementing and reviewing them. At E&Y she worked on Corporate tax as well as Expatriate taxation.

After 6 years of working, she felt the compelling urge to start out and create an enterprise which resulted in Ubika. Here Madhu helps clients with raising and managing funds. She also helps them with creating strategy which is tax efficient, cost effective & tailor made to their businesses. Madhu is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA from IBS (ICFAI) Mumbai. When she is not helping clients, she likes to guide young learners in their careers. She has been associated with IBS as a visiting faculty. Further she also helps small individual tax payers with their queries through a Facebook page – Decoding taxes.
 
JYOTHIRMAI GOVINDRAJU
Hyderabad Office Partner
Jyothi was with ING Vysya as a Manager in the Credit Department for nearly 11 years where she started in the Treasury Department and then spent time in Branch Operations and finally was Manager at teh Credit Department. She was responsible for apprasing several large transactions. She then believed that it was time to move out on her own and she began a solo corporate finance and consulting practice. At Ubika she looks after the Hyderabad office and specializes in Project Finance and India entry for foreign companies.
 
RAVI DORAISWAMY
Corporate Finance
Ravi spent most of his career with banks that include Citi and Standard Chartered and has deep experience in raising credit for mid sized corporates. He specializes in the ability to spot a good credit risk and then work closely with the borrower in financial planning while providing general business insights. He works with the Strategy and Process practice of the firm to identify clients who can be scaled up based on his understanding of the business. His industry focus is the manufacturing sector.
 
 
 
 
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