Experience: Since March, 2001……………
Engaged in own Practice covering the areas of Company Law Matters, representation before the Company Law Board, Chennai, Drafting of Petitions, Applications, Corporate Secretarial Audit, Corporate Governance, Corporate Due Diligence, Bank Due Diligence, Mergers and Amalgamations, Central Excise and Customs Act and Service Tax.
Expert Advisory Services rendered for Rehabilitation of Industrial Units, SSIs, Business outsourcing for clients through Merger/hiving/acquisitions, Due Diligence Study of Potentially Sick and Sick Units, Project work etc.
Partner and in-charge of Kochi Branch of JKM Associates, Company Secretaries, KOCHI – 682 020.
Head Office: Chennai and Associates in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore & Coimbatore.
From December 1989 to March, 2001.
Worked as ‘Whole time Director’ – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & SECRETARY since June 1998 for a Chemical Process Industry in Cochin, Kerala, – Phosphorus and Chemicals Travancore Limited, reporting directly to the Chairman and the Board of Directors, executing all functions of ‘Chief Executive Officer of the Company with responsibilities of Purchase, Marketing, Finance, Costing, Administration, Insurance, and overall Factory Operations.
Carried out extensive Input/Output Cost analysis covering all aspects of Plant Operations with the main intention to bring down the overall cost of production drastically.
Having practical working knowledge in MS Word, Windows 98 and Excel Spread Sheets, Internet operations etc. Joined the Company as ‘Company Secretary’ and Promoted as ‘Company Secretary & Financial Controller’ from February, 1993. On Finance, functionally responsible and accountable for Funds Management including liasoning with Banks and other Institutions for Credit Facilities as per the requirements of the Company.
Other responsibilities include Purchase, Marketing activities as well as Administrative functions with involvement in key labour matters.
Independency in decision making process on matters relating to purchase of Raw Materials and Consumables pertaining to production as well as marketing of Company’s products and customer relations within the budgetary provisions.
From May 1983 to November 1989:
Worked for Binny Limited, Bangalore, in the Internal Audit/Finance Departments.
Audit Functions includes, Cost Audit, Management Audit and Operational Audit.
In the Finance Department, had exposure to Cash Management, Computerised Ledger Accounting, Debtors Management, analysis of Working Results, preparation of Budget etc.
October 1981 to April 1983:
Worked as Accountant in M/s. Annison Labs, Madras.
Complete incharge of Accounts and Costing including Sales Tax &
Income Tax Representation.
June 1977 to September 1981:
Undergone Articleship training with M/s. Suri & Co., Chartered Accountants, Madras.
Associated with the Cochin Chapter of ICSI as M.C Member from 1995 to 2004. I was its Vice-Chairman in 1997. From 1998 to 200I was the Chairman of the Cochin Chapter. As Chairman conducted
seminars and workshops for the CS students & Members. Conducted joint programmes with the ICAI, Ernakulam Branch for the members and students.
Associated with a well known all India based NGO – Ekal Vidayalaya and Friends of Tribals Society, Kochi Chapter as Joint Secretary rendering social services for the betterment and education of Tribals villages in Kerala.
Empanelled as a Member of the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), New Delhi since June, 2016.
Empanelment as Mediator or Conciliator on the Panel of The Regional Director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, CHENNAI as Mediator/Conciliator, covering the States 1. KERALA 2. TAMIL NADU of both the ROC jurisdiction – Chennai and Coimbatore 3. KARNATAKA.