Group Executive Chairperson
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
Srikant Jilla, is the Managing Partner/Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Nexdigm (SKP). Srikant joined the firm in 1987 as a qualified Chartered and Cost Accountant and within a year was promoted to the position of Partner.
During his 30 plus years of service at Nexdigm (SKP), he has held multiple leadership positions including heading the assurance practice, one of the oldest and large practices at Nexdigm (SKP). Several members of the current leadership team in our organization have been trained, coached, and mentored by Srikant.
He has been a pillar of strength for Nexdigm (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 Nexdigm (SKP) of companies focused on driving the firm’s strategic direction along with other board members and responsible for building the organization to the next level of growth.
As a Managing Partner/Chief Operating Officer, Srikant provides firm-wide leadership, management, and vision, and helps guide Nexdigm (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.
With over 20 years of rich experience in Business Process Management (BPM), Kartik leads the Global Finance and Accounting Process Management, Contract Management, Commercial Processes, and related Advisory and Analytics Services at Nexdigm (SKP). He holds the operational executive responsibility for the BPM services, and acts as a coach, mentor, and leader for the diverse team.
Kartik leads strategic initiatives for the business line with the vision of continually striving to improve value creation for a more extensive client portfolio. He strongly believes in cross-functional collaboration within the firm to best employ these immense capabilities within finance, contract management, analytics, process management and improvement, change management, and risk management.
With rich and diverse experience from his leadership roles with organizations like HCL, WNS, Aviva, Avaya, and WPP, Kartik has significantly bolstered the team’s capabilities. He has successfully turned around global captive and shared services operations, accelerated revenue, and delivered ROI to the stakeholders in the IT, BPO, Media, and Insurance industry verticals. Kartik has held multiple Country Head positions, and has been responsible for Operations, Services, Finance, Sales, HR, Admin, IT, and Automation. He has led global innovation initiatives, including the set up of innovation labs, digital technologies, and an India-based COE.
Kartik holds a BSc in Electronics and an MBA from Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business. Driven to stay ahead of industry developments, he has also pursued management development from leading institutes like the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM C) and INSEAD.
Resonating his keen interest in business improvement through digital innovations, he has contributed to industry thought leadership around ‘the future of Digital Transformation’, by speaking at forums organized by NASSCOM, CII, and Deloitte among others.
Senior Executive Director - Business Process Management; Executive Director - Nexdigm
As the Senior Executive Director – Business Process Management (BPM), Darius leads the BPM services at Nexdigm (SKP). He aims to build service capabilities and enhance innovation by integrating processes, knowledge of business functions, and technology to improve the customer experience of our esteemed clientele. Darius plays a central role in driving our vision of ‘Making the BPM practice an industry leader that provides innovative, integrated solutions to clients globally.’
Darius holds over 19 years of diverse experience in Capital Market Operations; he has expertise in driving client value propositions through risk assessments, process efficiency enhancements through LEAN, robotics, analytics, visualization, and operating model redesign. He has worked extensively with senior stakeholders and C-suite leaders across the US, European, and Asian markets.
From a strategic perspective, Darius plays a pivotal role in creating the right ecosystem to enhance our Business Services offerings, with a multi-disciplinary team capable of facilitating our clients’ long-term growth.
Darius holds extensive experience in implementing automation and digital transformation projects for a vast portfolio of clients. He has delivered considerable cost and efficiency impact for clients in specialized process-driven, high-precision projects with organizations like Cognizant, Deloitte Consulting, eClerx Services, and Selectica Inc. In his last role, he was leading a team of over 700 associates, working across a multi-million dollar client portfolio.
Darius holds an MBA in Marketing and Technology from the prestigious Indian School of Business Hyderabad and is an Electrical Engineer from Government College of Engineering, Pune.
On a personal front, Darius enjoys traveling and going for long drives in the countryside with his family.
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 leads the Account Management team for the Business Process Management practice at Nexdigm (SKP). He regularly engages with our diverse clientele, including a number of Fortune 500 companies, across client onboarding, delivery assurance, quality and performance management, exceptions management, and ongoing business support. He acts as the first port of call for clients, helping identify, assess, and address their emerging requirements.
Sandeep specializes in dealing with dynamic situations and changing business needs. He has been instrumental in forging deeper relationships with clients, using his partnering approach to delivery and process improvements.
With strong technical and practical knowledge of global business dynamics, Sandeep brings an innate ability to interact with senior client stakeholders and co-create solutions by leveraging smart technology, process clarity, and domain knowledge. He drives client value propositions using comprehensive risk assessment and process efficiency frameworks, using technology as a catalyst.
A home-grown leader, Sandeep has worked with multiple operational and leadership roles within Nexdigm’s BPM practice. In his last role, he led a team of over 350 professionals across Finance, Accounting, Contract Management, Global Capability Center Management, and Commercial Operations Management. Since he joined in 2007, he has been instrumental in growing and developing the F&A service line holistically.
In his tenure at Nexdigm, Sandeep has invested considerably in talent development and partner management. His ability to create a learning environment for team members has enabled him to consistently deliver client requirements and exceed expectations. He has worked with and trained a number of current leaders across services and guides the problem-solving process for multiple teams.
Sandeep qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998. He is currently based in Pune, and he enjoys playing table tennis in his spare time.
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 – Sales and Marketing, North America region and Corporate Services
Nimish heads the North America Sales and Marketing for Nexdigm (SKP), leading the global strategy that focuses on developing the North American market. He is an MD (Doctor of Medicine) by qualification and holds over 28 years of experience across multiple industries. He uses his diverse experience to build business relationships, foster client engagement, and create visibility for the group in the region. He also mentors the Corporate Services practice, which helps MNCs set-up in India and provides compliance management for their Indian entities.
He has played a significant role in building Nexdigm (SKP)’s 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 Nexdigm (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 enhance efficiencies.
As the former head of both the Information Technology and Automation teams at Nexdigm (SKP), he was instrumental in bringing dramatic efficiencies and redefining how rule-based, repetitive tasks are performed. He successfully led the certification of Nexdigm (SKP)’s information security management system under ISO 27001.
Before Nexdigm (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 US-based software companies, and was also the past president of the Software Exporters Association of Pune, India.
Nimish believes in working with the commitment of a partner and the dedication and discipline of a vendor. His ability to create tailor-made solutions for each client is born out of passion, stemming from his absolute belief in the services Nexdigm (SKP) provides.
Vice President - Global Sales and Strategic Initiatives
Deepti heads Nexdigm (SKP)’s Global Sales, Business Development teams. She is responsible for building strategic relationships with clients and manages Nexdigm (SKP)’s key accounts. As part of Global Sales, she helps in aligning Nexdigm (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.
Some of the projects she has led are:
- Establishment of a greenfield manufacturing unit in record time, for a US-headquartered medical devices company
- Development of policies and processes for a start-up non-banking financial company
- Devised creative solutions to integrate tax, regulatory, accounting and business aspects for a large and complex social impact business which operates through a public-private partnership model in more than 1,000 villages in India
- Led the strategy of an M&A implementation for a Japanese listed company that had acquired another listed entity
- Led the investigation into the affairs of a leading American bank on behalf of the tax office
- Merger integration support for a Fortune 500 company across 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region
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 and Administration
As the head of Nexdigm (SKP)’s Global Marketing and Communications function, Manoj is responsible for our overall marketing strategy. He plays a pivotal role in the service expansion and innovation at Nexdigm (SKP), by leading multifaceted marketing initiatives that strengthen our presence in the market, as well as by designing effective go-to-market strategies for new services. Manoj plays an important role in building, standardizing, and communicating our brand, and is currently leading our most significant branding initiative yet. Manoj uses his exceptional interpersonal skills and intellectual agility to establish and maintain strategic relations with trade associations and industry networking organizations globally.
A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Manoj is a homegrown leader with over 20 years of experience supporting cross-border businesses. His work with global organizations spans business consulting, business establishment, Greenfield and India-entry support, and global expansion advisory. He has extensive experience in cross-cultural interactions and has been instrumental in building relationships with companies from USA, Europe, and Japan.
Manoj currently leads 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.
Manoj actively propagates the importance of conveying our ethos in all facets of interactions we undertake. As the leader of Nexdigm (SKP)’s communications, branding, and administrative teams, he emphasizes on streamlining the communication and infrastructure to resonate our focus on customer-centricity, innovation, and collaboration.
Manoj's skill stems from his thirst for innovation. He believes that there is no set formula to be the best at his job, so he must be able to think 'with' and therefore 'for' the client. No two businesses face the same challenges, and the ability to understand their unique concerns and provide creative solutions is his biggest strength.