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Harshu Ghate

Non-executive Chairman, ESOP Direct

A fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (FCA) and a licentiate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Harshu has more than 27 years of post qualification experience in the area of corporate finance, accounting and financial management.
He started his career in 1985 as partner with Kirtane & Pandit Chartered Accountants, one of oldest and renowned accounting firms in Pune, India. After co-founding and leading the Investment Banking arm of the firm for 7 years, he co-founded in 1998, ESOP Direct that renders services in the area of equity compensation schemes. Harshu is very active in the policy making initiatives on ESOPs in India.
He was a member of SEBI’s committee on ESOPs and has co-authored the Guidance Note on Expensing of ESOPs for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He speaks regularly at national and international conferences on ESOPs.
Harshu has conceptualized and designed My Insider. Apart from handling the overall management of the company, Harshu leads the research, knowledge development and branding efforts for the company.

Ravi Ravulaparthi

Co-Founder & CEO, Qapita

Ravi Ravulaparthi is a seasoned Investment Banker and an entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Co-founder of Qapita. Prior to his Qapita stint, he worked for about 17 years in investment banking and corporate development space in Asia Pacific. He started his career with the Tata Group and then moved onto banking roles in Macquarie and BNP Paribas. Most recently he was with Rippledot, an independent financial advisory firm based out of Singapore. His areas of expertise includes capital raising, corporate finance advisory, M&A, principal investments, debt financing, leveraged finance & corporate strategy.

He is also an angel investor in multiple startups in the region. He enjoys working closely with entrepreneurs advising them on transactions and strategy. Ravi is an engineering graduate from IIT Chennai and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

Lakshman Gupta Kanamarlapudi

Co-Founder & COO, Qapita

Laksham is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with over 20 years of experience in scaling businesses. As the co-founder and COO of Qapita, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. He holds a Chartered Accountant qualification and has a deep understanding of financial management and accounting principles. He has also completed his MBA from The Indian School of Business.

He has worked with companies of all sizes, from startups to multinational corporations like Hindustan Unilever Limited, Discovery Channel, Astro and MAGICA PTE. LTD.

Vamsee Mohan Kamabathula

Co-Founder & CTO, Qapita

Vamsee is an experienced technologist with a passion for building products and comes with over 20 years of experience. As the Co-founder and CTO at Qapita, he is responsible for driving the company’s technological vision and strategy. He is an alumnus of IIT Madras, one of India’s premier institutions for engineering and technology.

Throughout his career, Vamsee has worked with some very innovative companies in the industry. He has been involved in the development of several successful products and platforms, and has led high-performing engineering teams in the process.