Some of our experienced professionals:

Mr. Arun Bedi - FOUNDER and Senior Advisor

A specialist dealmaker, whose forte is building and sustaining relationships across geographies (High Growth Markets, and within the Commonwealth Nations). He started his career by training as a fighter pilot, in the Indian Air Force. Later he left the forces, and trained to be an accountant, in London. Thereafter, he worked with several MNC's in the Oil and Gas and Construction industry at a senior level, and finally in the 90's, he set up Indo British Consultancy, a boutique Management Consultancy, specialising in the High Growth Markets. 


He is presently focused on increasing Foreign Direct investment Inflows both ways, between UK – India, India - Brazil, India – Australia, India – Sri Lanka, India – Malaysia, India-Africa, and India-Indonesia. His father served in the Royal Air Force's (Bomber Command) during the Second World War. He returned to India, after independence, and retired as a highly decorated Air Marshal, in charge of Maintenance Command of the Indian Air Force. He was also appointed the honourary ADC to the President of India. His uncle was also a decorated Air Marshal in the Indian Air Force. 

Ashutosh Mohan Rastogi LLB, LLM - Advisor - Tax, GST and Transfer Pricing Services

Co-founder of Amicus Amicus Advocates and Solicitors and tax lawyer with more than a decade of experience in Tax/Transfer Pricing, consulting and advisory.


Ashutosh has successfully represented several multinational companies before tax authorities in Transfer Pricing/ International Tax audits and advised companies on several complex Transfer Pricing matters. He has been instrumental in advising and shaping the Transfer Pricing policies of Corporates including a telecom major and an e-learning giant. His International Taxation experience encompasses all aspects of Transfer Pricing advisory, GAAR, POEM, compliance and litigation services (including representation at higher appellate levels).


Ashutosh regularly serves as tax counsel on Tax/ Transfer Pricing matters at higher appellate forums including Tax Tribunal and High Court.


Ashutosh is currently providing end to end GST advisory services ranging from Training to in-depth planning and impact analysis. Assisted by a team of Lawyers, Ashutosh is assisting companies in evaluating implications of the new GST law, analysing the legal/financial impact, and devise systems, processes and control framework for successful migration to GST.


Ashutosh has been rated as the Transfer Pricing Lawyer of the Year by Finance Awards and Tax Law Firm of the Year (2016) – Acquisition International Awards. He is highly recommended by Legal 500 (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) for Transfer Pricing advisory and dispute resolution services.


He has authored dozens of articles for leading tax journals such as BNA Bloomberg, IBFD and Tax sutra (online portal). BA (Hons) Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University; LLB, Delhi University; LLM, New York University School of Law.

Mr. Kabir Bedi MBA DIC - Dealmaker - High Growth Markets

In just under two decades, Kabir has secured various projects for start-ups, mid-caps, SMEs, blue-chip companies and UHNW individuals. As a sector agnostic advisor for high growth markets, he has focused on promoting bilateral trade between India and the United Kingdom, Europe and Africa respectively. Currently, he is a family business consultant on talent mining and development for some leading global business dynasties and is advising some disruptive tech founders on their international expansion.


Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams, internationally having coordinated projects spanning India, Canada, the UK, USA, and Africa.


Culturally sensitive, a team player and proven person-manager with a supportive and developmental style. 


Interested in the Homeland Security and Defence Sector as his paternal grandfather served in the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Bomber Command during the Second World War. He returned to India, after independence, and retired as an Air Marshal in charge of Maintenance Command of the Indian Air Force (IAF). He was also appointed the honorary ADC to the President of India. His grand uncle was also a highly decorated Air Marshal in the Indian Air Force, and maternal grandfather retired as the Director General of Ordnance Services, in the Indian Army.

Dr. Tazeeb Rajwani PhD - Advisor - Executive Education

Tazeeb Rajwani is a Chaired Professor in International Business and Strategy and Head of the Department of Strategy and International Business at Surrey Business School. He was previously Professor of International Business and Strategy, Director of Executive Education, Director of Postgraduate Programmes, member of the Senior Management team and member of the Advisory Board at University of Essex. Prior to joining Essex, he was an Associate Professor (Reader) in Strategic Management, Director of Executive MBA and Director of Creating Strategic Advantage (CSA) Executive Programme at Cranfield School of Management, one of Europe’s leading business schools. He holds or has held visiting faculty positions at London Business School, Kings College London, University of Warwick, University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh, University of Notre Dame, University of Peking (China), Strathmore University (Kenya), ESMT (Germany), University of Anáhuac (Mexico), Royal Holloway (University of London), ALBA (Greece), Hult International Business School (London), American University of Beirut, Swiss Hotel Management School (Switzerland) and University of Nottingham. He has been a Director of Strategy at a high-tech start-up, where he still holds an advisory board position. Prior to these roles he held a management position at KPMG Corporate Finance, where he was an Innovation Champion and member of the Thought Leadership group at KMPG Europe. His unique role at KPMG also included managing large complex projects globally with a particular focus on Corporate Finance.


As a recipient of various teaching awards from highly respected universities, he has gained a broad range of executive teaching experience, e.g. IT, energy, casinos, consumer goods, insurance, automotives, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, banking, hospitality and several government bodies. He has taught and facilitated many discussions with executives from major organisations such as Oracle, KPMG, PwC, IBM, EDF Energy, Royal Sun Alliance, Philips, Saudi Aramco, Qatar Petroleum, HSBC, Coca Cola, Henkel, Jaguar Land Rover, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), EY, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), HP, Gulf bank, Co-operative Retail Bank, Telekom Malaysia, South African Airways, Ministry of Defence (MOD), Central Bank of Nigeria, Avon and Somerset Probation Trust, Actavis, Groupe Aeroplan, Stanbic Bank, China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC), Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, Rank Group, United Nations (UN), Quadrangle, Cisco Systems and others. He has facilitated senior management and board level workshops and runs executive programs on corporate strategy, strategic leadership and international business in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. 


He has previously studied at the University of Surrey, University of Nottingham, University of Cambridge (Visiting PhD scholar) and has a PhD from Imperial College London. He is also an active member of Strategic Management Society, Academy of International Business and Academy of Management. He is Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Member of World Economic Forum (WEF) Expert Network, Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) where he was also board member for their Learning strategy (2011-2015).

Veteran Gp Capt DV Arora VSM - Advisor - HR

June 1971 – November 1997, he served in the Indian Air Force (IAF) where he got all the promotions in the first board and is recipient of 4 awards -- VSM (Vishishstha Sewa Medal given by the President of India) and 3 commendations by Chief of the Air Staff/s and Air Officers Commanding–in-Chiefs, respectively. He also had the highest appraisal ratings.


Since leaving the IAF, he has advised a number of India based corporates such as JS Hospitality P Ltd (Pind Balluchi Group of Restaurants), Aeren R Enterprises Pvt Ltd, Nirulas - Restaurants, etc. 


He was honored by Randstand, a leading HR Consulting Firm in the world and also was felicitated by Indian Institute of Marketing and Management, New Delhi and the New Delhi Management Institute for his significant and valuable contribution to HR Fraternity and student community in particular.


He was also the President of Hospitality HR Forum, New Delhi for over 7 years. The HR Forum membership which included all-star category hotels, flight kitchens and leading restaurant chains of Delhi that had a combined workforce of over 20,000 employees.


He is also on the Board of Governors of Banarsi Dass Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi.


He is a Trustee of Shaheed Nanak Singh Foundation, Middlesex, UK. The mission of the Foundation is honoring those who honor India and rehabilitating next of kin of those who gave their lives for the Nation and Unite India.


He was a member of Governing Body of Roop Educare and Anand Education Society, running and managing Lancer’s Convent, a prominent school with a strength of over 6000 students at Prashant Vihar and Lancers International School, with a covered area of over 3.5 lac SFT at DLF Phase-V Gurgaon. 


He was also associated as a Member of Governing Body of some educational institutes like Jagan Nath College of Hotel Management, New Delhi and RMI (a leading college of Hospitality Management, affiliated to a leading UK based University).

Mr. Narendra Kumbhat - Advisor

A successful and seasoned corporate professional specializing in putting up projects, Mergers and Acquisitions, rejuvenating companies and raising large funds. Have has excellent relationships with a number of bankers and lending institutions. 


  • B.Com from University of Calcutta
  • PG Diploma in Business Management 

Professional Membership

  • The Institute of Internal Auditors, New York, USA
  • Have been awarded “Silver certificate” for services rendered to Industry and Institute
  • American Management Association, USA Administrative Staff College of India..

Author

Inside Corporate India

Research

Causes of Industrial Sickness in India and Rehabilitation of Sick Companies and have been visiting faculty on RBI’s Bankers Training college on this subject.


Over the years, he has worked for J.K. Organisation, DCM/Shriram Group, RPG Group, Raunaq Group, Indo Rama, HFCL. In addition, he has also worked as a trouble-shooter and was involved in the revival of Gramophone Company of India Ltd. (HMV), Glass fibre division of Ceat Ltd., Gladstone Lyall and Co. and Upcom Cables Ltd and Asian Cables and now Shyam Telecom Group.

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