Rohan has over fifteen years of unique experience across Investment Strategy and Management for Institutional clients, along with transaction advisory and consulting for family businesses. Rohan was an Equity Strategist at the Institutional Research desk of JPMorgan Chase for five years before joining Ghalla Bhansali.
Rohan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, USA), a Qualified Family Office Professional (USA), and an MBA from NMIMS. He holds a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) from CFA Institute (USA).
His strengths are portfolio strategy, investment banking and family-business dynamics.
Rohan is a committee member of KCF, a forum dedicated to bringing relevant and timely ideas and thought leaders to family businesses. He has volunteered with the Indian Association of Investment Professionals, the Indian society of the CFA Institute and has been a visiting faculty at various MBA Colleges. Rohan loves to engage in conversations on science, philosophy and spirituality.
Sahil has over a decade of experience across Investment Management, having previously worked with Motilal Oswal. His strengths lie in alternative investments, portfolio strategy and family-business dynamics. Sahil is an alumnus of Newcastle Business School, UK, and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is a Certified Financial Planner (IN), Qualified Family Office Professional (USA), and CFA Level 2 Candidate (USA).
Sahil is currently pursuing the Professional Coach Certificate (PCC) from the International Coach Federation, and the Senior Practitioner Certificate from the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. He is a Coach & Mentor to young leaders of Family-Managed Businesses. In 2018, he was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals in India. He has also worked with Union Minister Kamal Nath as a Swaniti Fellow. Sahil is passionate about fitness and motorcycles, and spends his free time meditating, travelling, or playing golf.
Rishabh is an LL.B from the London School of Economics, London. He was admitted as an Advocate in the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa (India) in 2007. He is also a Solicitor, Supreme Court of England & Wales. With over 12 years of experience, Rishabh is the Co-Head of the Private Client Practice at renowned law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, specializing in family constitutions and settlements, trusts, wills and succession planning. Rishabh is a Director and a senior member of ‘STEP Estate Planning India Private Limited’, the Indian Chapter of the Society of Trust Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is a Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP) in STEP. He is a Committee member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western Region Family Business Committee, and a member of the CII Family Business Network & the Family Firm Institute. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Priwexus, an HNI Family Office & Forum.
Rishabh was ranked as BAND 1 by the prestigious Chambers & Partners Chambers HNW 2017 & 2016 Guide. In 2015, he was awarded the ‘Private Client Lawyer of the Year 2015’ award by ‘The Asian Lawyer’. He was also awarded the ‘Rising Star’ Award at the ‘Legal Era Gennext Congress & Awards’ in March 2016.
Rishabh frequently publishes various articles on the Firm’s blog. You can view these here. Rishabh is a keen writer, and hopes to release a number of publications in the area of Private Client law in the near future. When he is not writing, Rishabh can be found reading, travelling extensively and playing the piano.
Gautam is a corporate lawyer with over 18 years of experience in India. Gautam is an alumnus of the Government Law College, Mumbai, and has completed his Master of Laws from the University of Chicago, School of Law. Gautam joined as a Partner at Platinum Partners in December 2009 after working with two established law firms in the past. Gautam has extensive experience on corporate and commercial transactions, and has advised several marquee clients on a variety of matters ranging from corporate mergers & acquisitions, private equity financing, and infrastructure projects, amongst others. Outside office, Gautam is very passionate about football, and has keen interests in economics & political science.
Dr. Parimal Merchant is the Director of the Family Managed Business Program at SP Jain School of Global Management, India’s premier business school. He has been associated with Management education over 26 years, of which 21 years have been specialized in the area of creating programs & adapting management education to the context of Family Managed Businesses.
Armed with a Ph.D. from BITS Pilani India, and an ICWAI from AICWAI, India, Dr. Merchant is a celebrated business academician
Senior partner of the firm and a far sighted visionary, practising as a Chartered Accountant for 35 years. His expertise lies in Personal & Family Taxation, coupled with Financial and Investment Analysis, Family Business Consultations and Restructuring, and Arbitration. He has been the President of Kutch Corporate Forum, a not-for-profit organisation focused on raising the bar of businesses and taking them to the next level. He is a practitioner of the Vipassana technique of meditation.
Senior partner of the firm with 30 years of experience. He has in-depth knowledge and proficiency in Business and Corporate Restructuring, Transaction Advisory and Taxation (Domestic & International). An excellent motivator who champions the entrepreneurial model, Haresh inspires the GBCA team to dream big and to take on challenging opportunities.
Mukesh Dedhia has over three decades of experience across capital markets and private wealth. He believes in the process of continuous learning, and is a Chartered Accountant (CA), CFA Level 3 candidate, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) & Financial Risk Manager (FRM). He has also completed the Senior Management Program from IIM Calcutta. He has authored numerous articles for various dailies and magazines. He is a visiting faculty at leading management institutes and speaker at various events. He has been a Board Member of the Financial Planning Standard Board India and is a Committee Member of Kutch Corporate Forum. Mukesh has also authored a book called ‘Money Plant’.