Board of Directors
With his knowledge, diverse business experience and global exposure, Guljit plays a vital role in the management of SKP Group, keeping in mind our rapid growth and future expansion plans. He has known SKP for over nine years, first as a client and since 2013, as a Senior Global Adviser.
His key role involves enabling SKP to develop into a truly global organisation, providing the necessary leadership and guidance in developing strategies, and providing a governance model based on human values to become an employer of choice with a continued focus on customer satisfaction. Educated in the US and India, Guljit has over 42 years of successful global business experience and has worked in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific and has travelled extensively to all parts of the world.
He has played a major role in global outsourcing and has set up several large entities/businesses in the US, Europe and Asia. One of his major undertakings, a greenfield project, was the development/set-up of a manufacturing base of a world-class medical device operation in north India for a US corporation in record time. An engineer and manager by training, Guljit has extensive experience in all aspects of running a global business. In his earlier years, he led the building and development of large and complex automated manufacturing pieces of machinery in the US to produce medical devices for global distribution.
Chief Operating Officer & Member
Board of Directors
Srikant Jilla, is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SKP Group. Srikant joined the firm in 1987 as a qualified Chartered and Cost Accountant and within a year was promoted to a Partner.
During his 30 plus years of service at SKP Group, he has held multiple leadership positions including heading the assurance practice, one of the oldest and large practices at SKP. Several members of the current leadership team in our organisation have been trained, coached and mentored by Srikant.
He has been a pillar of strength for SKP and a core member in the growth story of the firm from 40+ associates in 1987 and two locations, to our current strength of over 1000 associates with multiple locations, practice lines and functions.
Srikant is also a Member, Group Management Committee / Board of Directors of SKP Group of companies focused on driving the firm’s strategic direction along with other board members and is responsible for building the organisation to the next level of growth. As a Chief Operating Officer, Srikant provides firm-wide leadership, management and vision, and helps guide SKP in the execution of growth-focused strategies.
Board of Directors
Ramesh is presently on the managerial Board at SKP. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987 and ranked eleventh at an all India level. He also won the Shapoorji Billimoria Award for the best paper in Advanced Accounting and Financial Management. Thereafter, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Bombay University and also cleared the Company Secretary exams..
He has over 30 years of varied experience right from heading the tax practice at SKP to working as Director of the Real Estate and Infrastructure vertical with one of the Big Four Companies and was also the worldwide CEO of KGK Jewelers.
Ramesh has conducted various trainings at the National Institute of Direct Taxes. Besides being on SKP’s Board, he also runs his own real estate development business.
Senior Global Business Advisor
Mark Shircel is a seasoned global human resources professional with over 30 years of experience across various industries including Manufacturing, Finance, Healthcare and Food Processing. He has overseen various HR initiatives in M&A, Greenfield, and Restructuring. Mark has experience across all facets of human resources in North America, Europe, and APAC regions.
Senior Business Advisor
Ravindranath (Ravi) Menon has extensive international experience in regions like India, ASEAN, Greater China, Korea and the Middle East in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer-product industries. He has successfully established business start-ups and has driven growth in more developed areas. Ravi has a proven and effective leadership style with excellent communication and interpersonal skills that have enabled him to build, lead and motivate high performing teams across diverse cultures. He has also successfully built and managed complex relationships with joint venture business partners in India and Korea. Being involved in direct operations as well as in strategic roles of overseeing different businesses, Ravi brings a deeper perspective to his role of advising clients in the healthcare and FMCG industries.
Senior Global Business Advisor
Samuel Brilliant is an accomplished global financial leader with over 46 years of experience, 42 years of them in the Healthcare industry. He has held CFO and VP level positions (both Strategic & Finance) at some of the major Global US corporations namely, Hollister Incorporated, Baxter International, American Hospital Supply Corporation, Applied Immune Sciences Incorporated, and Walt Disney Company.
Mehul heads SKP’s process consulting and business process management practice that he helped set up in 2004. It enables him to leverage his passion for business processes and performance improvement. He has worked with clients from different parts of the world, in a range of industries including healthcare, business aviation, automotive, engineering, retail, food processing and consumer finance.
As part of guiding the business, he performs a number of roles ranging from operational sales, building and nurturing client relationships, problem definition and solution design, people development, and initiating and mentoring projects under the center of excellence.
In the early part of his career at SKP, Mehul was involved with different responsibilities including setting up the processes and methodology for the Firm’s Assurance practice and leading the implementation of SKP’s quality management system and its certification under ISO 9001:2008.
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mehul lives in Pune, India. An active hiking and trekking enthusiast, he enjoys going off the digital grid occasionally.
Alpana heads SKP’s Business Process Management practice for offshore clients. Alpana leads a team of 120+ accounting professionals that manage our clients’ finance and accounting (F&A) processes. She also leads a team of 40+ attorneys that provide contract lifecycle management to our clients.
Her specialization is understanding clients’ needs across cultures, geographies, and industries, designing customized transition plans and implementing them, handholding the project through hyper care to steady state and then guiding continual improvement efforts. Building strong and lasting client relationships is core to her role.
Her passion is in organization development including leading improvement projects and investing in the growth of our people. She heads the 'Learning and Development' function for SKP BPM. She set up SKP's training center to help post-graduates fresh out of college to become corporate ready. For several years, she led a team of 18+ IT professionals who provide technology solutions to the firm.
Since the time she joined SKP in 2006, she has been exposed to every aspect of the business and has been an integral part of the organization's maturing to its current position as a delivery partner trusted by its clients.
A Commerce graduate, Alpana qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002. She is also a CPA from Georgia State board of accountancy.
Sandeep heads SKP’s Business Process Management practice for domestic clients. Sandeep leads a team of over 200 accounting professionals that manage our clients’ Finance & Accounting (F&A) processes. He regularly engages with Fortune 500 companies and Indian companies in a range of activities ranging from Client Acquisition, Delivery Assurance and Ongoing Business Support.
With strong technical and practical knowledge of business dynamics in India (including tax and accounting), Sandeep brings an innate ability to interact with senior client stakeholders and co-create solutions by leveraging smart technology, process clarity and domain knowledge.
His operational and functional skills include areas such as Operational Excellence, Talent Nurturing and Partner Management. Sandeep also excels at creating a learning environment for team members which enables him to deliver and sustain client requirements.
Sandeep specialises in dealing with dynamic situations and changing client needs. He has been instrumental in forging deeper client relationships with his partnering approach to delivery and process improvements.
Since he joined in 2007, he has been instrumental in growing and developing the F&A practice holistically.
Sandeep qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998. He currently lives in Pune and in his spare time, he enjoys playing Table Tennis.
Associate Director, Sales
Senior Manager, Quality
Monica is a Quality Specialist with over 20 years of experience from Manufacturing and Service industry.
She is a certified Master Black Belt, Lean Champion, Organizational Excellence Champion, CMMi L4L5 lead and ISO 9001, 27001, 20000, BS 10012 certified auditor.
She has executed over 50 projects that include improvement of Gross Margins, Customer Satisfaction Scores, SLA, TAT, Billing Cycle Time and productivity. She has implemented breakthrough process improvements that helped organizations achieve their business goals and has been the Lean Six Sigma champion in driving initiatives across the organization.
Before joining SKP, Monica has worked with Marico, Reliance Retails, Zensar and Mphasis where she spearheaded the improvement projects and worked on continuous quality focused improvement initiatives across verticals.
At SKP, Monica plays an enabling and catalytic role in taking us to the next level of quality and business excellence.
Global Sales and Marketing
Vice President – North America Sales & Marketing
Nimish heads the North America Sales and Marketing for SKP. With SKP’s global strategy of developing the North American market, he helps in building business relationships, fostering client engagement and creating visibility for the group in the region. He also heads the global sales for SKP’s BPM practice and mentors the Corporate Services practice which helps multinational clients set-up in India and provides compliance management for their Indian entities.
He has played a significant role in building the Business Process Management practice. He has engaged with many multinational clients, including Fortune 500 Companies and successfully headed the transition and migration of their processes to SKP’s delivery center. He has worked closely with clients to ensure their objective of outsourcing operations were met during their engagement and led multiple initiatives to improve client processes and bring in efficiencies.
As the former head of both the Information Technology and Automation teams at SKP, he was instrumental in bringing dramatic efficiencies and redefining how rule-based, repetitive tasks are performed. He successfully led the certification of SKP’s information security management system under ISO 27001.
Before SKP, Nimish had worked extensively on the business development of the digital signature and networking products of a US-based IT firm. He had set-up an international business partner network in various locations including the UK, US, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East for that firm. Also, he was responsible for bringing in government organizations as clients, including those in the UK, US, and India. He defined and implemented comprehensive marketing programs, including activities at international trade shows.
He is a past member of the American Group of Businesses, a consortium of Indian subsidiaries of USbased software companies, and was also the past president of the Software Exporters Association of Pune, India.
Vice President - Global Sales
Deepti heads SKP’s Global Sales, Business Advisory, Indirect Tax and Transfer Pricing practices. She is responsible for building strategic relationships with clients and manages SKP’s key accounts. As part of Global Sales, Deepti helps in aligning SKP’s service and solution capabilities to the needs of clients across geographies/global strategic business partners. She engages with clients in understanding issues that affect them in the business and assists them in addressing these challenges.
As part of her oversight role, Deepti mentors the service leaders in evolving their service segments and exploring opportunities for innovation and technology in service delivery models. She plays a key role, along with the service leaders, in strengthening the firm’s presence in emerging areas of consulting.
In 2017, Deepti was felicitated with the ‘Personality of the Year’ Award by The Accountant and International Accounting Bulletin (TA & IAB) Awards 2017 at London. This global award ‘celebrates leaders who have shown a remarkable contribution to the firm as well as the accounting and consulting industry.’
Vice President - Global Marketing
Manoj heads the Marketing and Communication teams at SKP and is responsible for the Group’s overall marketing strategy and initiatives. He supports the various practices at SKP in maximising visibility and demand for their services, providing insights into how to effectively go to market. While focusing on brand building, he is constantly working towards developing strong relationships and expanding the Group’s network. He plays a lead role in connecting the practices with prospects and clients, helping them find tailored solutions to meet their business goals.
A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Manoj has over 20 years of experience in cross-border business. He has handled numerous business consulting assignments, providing pertinent investment guidance and advisory to global companies planning on setting up greenfield businesses in India. He has been instrumental in building relationships with companies from USA, UK, Germany and Japan, and has also helped several businesses with their international expansion plans.
Manoj is the Chairperson of Nexia International’s Business Group for Global Expansion and Financial Outsourcing. He is also listed as a Certified Expert in Switzerland Global Enterprise’s pool of experts. With extensive knowledge across diverse industries, he regularly speaks at various forums in India and abroad.
The 360-degree way of life
Manoj's skill stems from his thirst for innovation. He believes that to be the best he can be at his job, there is no set formula; he has to be able to think 'with' and therefore 'for' the client. No two businesses face the same challenges – the ability to understand their unique concerns and provide creative solutions has become Manoj's strength. Having been with SKP since he started his career as a trainee, he has consistently demonstrated commitment in all that he does.