"Everything you can imagine is real"

- Dinesh Makani, Founder - IBS Group

IBS is the culmination of many dreams that sparked its way into the business landscape in 2010.
We are a team of fellow professionals who have come together with the purpose of practising International standards for corporate excellence in organizations.

Armed with our professional degrees and rich corporate experience across various industry and sectors, we started IBS Operations in Mumbai and slowly expanded operations to Hyderabad, Pune, Nagpur, Delhi, Bangalore and then to South East Asia beginning with Singapore. We started with an aim to serve the enterprising Startups, promising SME sector, and various other organizations at all stages of their business cycle. Our Mission is to create holistic business value to organizations across geographies, by bringing together two valuable domains - Financial and Legal consulting services under one roof.

FOUNDER’S DESK

"We took the leap – from being successful industry professionals to establishing IBS Group as we saw the growing need for expert advisories in the changing Indian & Global market. India has been typically a hub of many unorganized businesses existing successfully with the organized sector. But globalization, ever-changing laws & consumer behaviors defined new parameters for existence as well as growth for an organization.

Thus we envisioned IBS – to help plug the gap between the need & supply of corporate advisors. And this is how we picture ourselves – creating growth stories for organizations in India and overseas as we evolve together in our respective turfs."

OUR TEAM

  • Dinesh Makani

  • Leena Makani

  • Chan Chee Lup Joseph

  • Suresh Srinivasan

  • Neha Gupta

Dinesh Makani, Founder (B.com, L.L.B, ACS, AICWAI, and CIMA - UK) Dinesh has over 30 years of experience in structuring business deals, negotiation, corporate finance, M&A, entry-exit strategies, family business and succession planning. In addition to executing several complex projects for his own organization, he has formulated distinctive legal solutions across the IT, Food, Retail, Hospitality, Pharma and Plastics industries.

He founded IBS in 2009 to share his expert knowledge base and assist entrepreneurs and SMEs accomplish their individual vision. Presently, he delivers lectures in multiple forums in the areas of succession planning, risk management, start-up strategies, legal, finance and management subjects, and also acts as mentor for various start-ups.

Leena Makani, Co Founder, B.Com, LLB, and ACS Leena has over 17 years of experience in Corporate Law, wherein she served as liaison to numerous negotiations and was extensively involved in litigation, corporate governance and drafting. As counsel, she has handled commercial transactions like deal structuring, succession planning, and funding across diverse sectors such as IT, Retail, Manufacturing, BPO and Pharma (with both leading MNCs and Indian corporates). An entrepreneur from the beginning of her career, she co-founded IBS to complement legal support as part of the business value chain to varied clients.

Chan Chee Lup Joseph - Director MSc, FCCA, FCPA (Ireland), FCIS, ACA (Australia and New Zealand), CA (Singapore), CPA Australia Joseph Chan holds a Masters in Audit, Management and Consultancy (Birmingham City University) and a Masters in Accounting and Finance (University of Northampton). A well-qualified accountant and company secretary, he is also a Fellow with the ACCA (UK), CPA Ireland and Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). A Chartered Accountant with the ISCA (Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants), he is also an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and holds a CPA Australia membership.

Joseph brings a wealth of specialised experience gained over 20+ years in local SMEs, foreign-owned MNCs in the FMCG, retail and wholesale distribution, manufacturing, shipbuilding, logistics, construction, engineering and fabrication, oil and gas industries. His skills include strategic planning, financial management, non-statutory audit and review, internal audit and risk management, due diligence and tax compliance. He provides discerning advice for corporations and individuals in regards to corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPO listings, business valuation, group accounting and consolidation, compilation of statutory financial statements, budget preparation, financial analysis and forecasting, business health checks, joint ventures, and corporate secretarial areas.

Suresh Srinivasan - COO Suresh is an accomplished Chartered Accountant and Cost & Management Accountant from India, as well as an Associate member of the Certified Management Accountants (Australia). He possesses nearly 30 years of hands-on experience with business management, cost accounting, financial accounting, audit & internal controls, team building and project management. Suresh began his career in Singapore as a finance controller and rose to directorship ranks, expertly handling various aspects of finance and strategy. He has also developed a financial automation system for corporate entities in both India and Singapore. His distinct experience has given him a deep knowledge of Singapore, Indian and International Accounting and Finance regulations.

Neha Gupta, Partner - Corporate Services, M.Com and ACS. Neha displays a keen competence in the field of corporate legal services. She is well-versed in Corporate Law, corporate restructuring and finance, with practical experience in distinct sectors such as F&B, Retail and Hospitality.

Advisory Panel

The IBS advisory panel function as our guiding stars. From time to time, they advise our team strategically and dispense expert advice on a diverse range of subject matters, including paradigm shifts in the industry and related compliance matters.

Kamal Pande

(CMA, LLB)

Kamal Pande (CMA, LLB) Kamal possesses a flourishing career of 30+ years, which spans Finance, Legal, HR, Logistics, as well as IT architecture. He is actively engaged with promoters in the CEO / COO capacity, to formulate and implement tactical business plans that can catapult organizations towards their goals. As a CFO, he has managed finance functions of Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Costing, Private Equity Funding, Audits, M&A, internal controls, as well as legal functions, such as the negotiation of agreements with different stakeholders. An expert strategist, he has ideated and executed large scale processes including key ERP projects across all platforms (Customized, Oracle Financials, Microsoft Dynamics Nav, Microsoft Dynamics AX, and SAP).

Jyotinder Tikku

ICLS (MCom, M.Phil,C.S, FCA)

Jyotinder Tikku ICLS (MCom, M.Phil,C.S, FCA) With over 30 years of experience in Company Law, Jyotinder is tremendously accomplished in corporate law affairs, as well as financial reporting, auditing and financial management. He is in the panel of 20 listed companies as an advisor on corporate laws, in addition to the corporate law advisory committee of ICAI, and various ad-hoc committees (as and when called upon by MCA). He is an expert in the preparation of financial accounts, observing complete disclosure regards the latest Companies Act, 2013, and as per Indian Accounting standards (now called as IND-AS). In his illustrious career, he has served as a Registrar of Companies in different Indian states and worked as a Joint Director in the policy division while drafting the New Companies Bill, overseeing the conversion of IFRS into IND-AS, and various Schedules attached to the Act and the Rules therein (in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs). He has a passion for writing and has penned a book on IND-AS titled ‘IND-AS and their Practical Applicability.’

Pradyumna Gupta

B.Sc Honours, CA

Pradyumna Gupta B.Sc Honours, CA Having worked in Africa, Europe, India and China during the 30+ years of his career, Pradyumna asserts a diverse and comprehensive global experience. An accomplished chartered accountant (trained with PwC), he has worked extensively with MNCs and companies both in India and overseas, engaging as CEO to turn stagnant operations into profitable ventures. He possesses 20 years of experience in the automotive industry alone, and has spearheaded group operations in leading organizations within the sector.