Team

Partners

Subhabrata (Rontu) Basu

Co-Founder & Partner

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. 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 diverse sectors.

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.

Imran Panju

Co Founder & Partner

Imran 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. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Simmonds Marshall Ltd, J.N. Marshall Ltd and other privately held companies. Imran has a Masters degree in Business Administration with majors in Finance and MIS.

Operating Partners

Vijendra Gairola

A graduate of Schulich School of Business , VJ has over 20 years of experience in Banking and Trade Creation in North America, South America and Asia where he held progressively senior positions, shaping and supporting business interests of various organizations.

Shubhro Mitra

Human Resources Leader with global experience in working across various geographies and diverse industry sectors – Manufacturing, FMGC, Hospitality and Financial Services and till recently was the Regional Chief Human Resources Officer of AXA Asia for Life, General and Health insurance business lines.

Mohita Arora

Mohita Arora, has 25 years of strong business, strategic & marketing expertise across Multinational and Indian organizations, diverse industries, work cultures and products. She holds a Master of Management Studies degree from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Ashok Barat

Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.His work career spannedHindustan Lever Limited , Pepsi, Electrolux, Telstra and Heinz. He recently retired as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes

Anil Kamath

Anil Kamath who is based in Dubai assists in originating and executing cross-border corporate finance transactions, in the Indo-UAE corridor. Anil holds over 25 years of multi-faceted international professional experience in investment management, investment banking and research of various asset classes

Vijendra Gairola

A graduate of Schulich School of Business , VJ has over 20 years of experience in Banking and Trade Creation in North America, South America and Asia where he held progressively senior positions, shaping and supporting business interests of various organizations.

Shubhro Mitra

Human Resources Leader with global experience in working across various geographies and diverse industry sectors – Manufacturing, FMGC, Hospitality and Financial Services and till recently was the Regional Chief Human Resources Officer of AXA Asia for Life, General and Health insurance business lines.

Mohita Arora

Mohita Arora, has 25 years of strong business, strategic & marketing expertise across Multinational and Indian organizations, diverse industries, work cultures and products. She holds a Master of Management Studies degree from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Ashok Barat

Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.His work career spannedHindustan Lever Limited , Pepsi, Electrolux, Telstra and Heinz. He recently retired as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes

Anil Kamath

Anil Kamath who is based in Dubai assists in originating and executing cross-border corporate finance transactions, in the Indo-UAE corridor. Anil holds over 25 years of multi-faceted international professional experience in investment management, investment banking and research of various asset classes

Advisory Board

Bahram N. Vakil

Bahram N. Vakil is one of the founding partners of AZB & Partners, and is amongst India’s foremost infrastructure and project finance attorneys. Bahram has been acknowledged as a leading project finance lawyer by most international publications for over a decade. He has a LLM from the Columbia University, and is a member of the New York State Bar.

Syamal Gupta

Syamal Gupta is a Fellow of the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London & Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (London). Mr Gupta has been the Director on the Board of Tata Sons Ltd, the holding company of the Tata group and the Chairman of Tata International Limited, Tata Elxsi Limited, Tata BP Solar India Limited, TCE Consulting Engineers and Tata Advanced Materials till recently

Banesh Prabhu

Banesh is a fintech services veteran and pioneer in Technology & Operations solutions management, with a long career with Citigroup. In his last role, he was a member of the Executive Committee and head of O&T for Thailand’s leading banking group – Siam Commercial Bank. He now spends his time as an Investor, Director, Advisor and Consultant in fintech/ BFSI.

Ashok Sinha

Mr. Ashok Sinha, served as the Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., from March 1, 2005 to August 18, 2010. Mr. Sinha has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, with specialization in Finance.

Our Team

Madhavi Batra

Madhavi Batra is a Senior Consultant at Quest. Over the past decade she has managed consulting projects in the Financial Services & Education space.

Ashnima Lopes

Ashnima Lopes is a researcher at Quest and undertakes research based assignments and also works on Client Execution. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance anda Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University.

Nihad Panju

Nihad Panju is a research analyst for the firm’s consulting projects.
Nihad graduated from the Raffles Institute of Design with a major in Interactive Multimedia Design.

Olinda D’mello

Olinda D’mello has been with Quest Partners since 2001 and is the Head of Administration & Financial Accounting.

Aliasgar Umrethwala

Ali has been with Quest for the past 15 years and heads IT and Systems Administration

Madhavi Batra

Madhavi Batra is a Senior Consultant at Quest. Over the past decade she has managed consulting projects in the Financial Services & Education space.

Ashnima Lopes

Ashnima Lopes is a researcher at Quest and undertakes research based assignments and also works on Client Execution. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance anda Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University.

Nihad Panju

Nihad Panju is a research analyst for the firm’s consulting projects.
Nihad graduated from the Raffles Institute of Design with a major in Interactive Multimedia Design.

Olinda D’mello

Olinda D’mello has been with Quest Partners since 2001 and is the Head of Administration & Financial Accounting.

Aliasgar Umrethwala

Ali has been with Quest for the past 15 years and heads IT and Systems Administration