Subhabrata (Rontu) Basu

Partner (Mumbai)

Subhabrata (Rontu) Basu, is based in Mumbai.

Rontu is a banking professional with over 30 years experience in the financial sector and has worked in senior positions with DSP Merrill Lynch, ANZ Grindlays, Jardine Fleming, Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank. His experience in investment banking covered industry and company analysis, business and equity valuation, financial structuring, primary capital market transactions and Mergers & Acquisition Advisory, across diverse industry sectors, including, FMCG, Information Technology, Clean Tech, Industrial & Media. He was part of the core team which set up Commerzbank’s branch in India and established its corporate banking operations. In his stint with Deutsche Bank Private Banking he was responsible for conceptualising and executing the bank’s wealth management strategies targeted towards entrepreneurs and professionals in the Information Technology and Media sectors.

He played a key role, in the launch of the Strategy and Business Consulting practice of Quest, in 2004, and has led several India entry strategy assignments across, education, media and publishing. He has also been the “India Country Advisor” to the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, since 2005 and has helped them formulate and execute their India strategy and presence.

He is the current National Board Member and Past President of the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) and through this association, is active in the India-Canada corridor, covering trade, investment & institutional linkages.

Rontu has a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from the University of Bombay and a Diploma in Accounting Studies from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. He also holds an Accounting Technician Certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Rontu is a keen badminton player, having represented his club in tournaments on several occasions and enjoys trekking and the outdoors.

Imran Panju

Partner (Mumbai)

Imran Panju is based in Mumbai. Over the past twenty five years he has been closely involved in both, the areas of manufacturing & industry, as well as financial services & consulting and brings a rich and varied experience to the practice.

He started his career as an Industrial Marketing consultant in the U.S., and then held progressively senior roles in investment banking when he moved back to India. Early in his career he set up a boutique financial Advisory firm which became part of a large financial group, where he served on the Board of Directors for several years.

He also managed and grew the business of an automobile ancillary manufacturing company (OEM supplier), which is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, where he is now a member of the Board of Directors.

Imran has been ‘India Country Advisor’ to the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada since 2005 and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Indo – Canadian Business ChamberMumbai Regional Chapter.

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Simmonds Marshall Ltd, Harlequin India Ltd, J.N. Marshall Ltd and other privately held companies.

Imran has a Masters degree in Business Administration with majors in Finance and MIS.