CO-FOUNDER & CEO
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 ESOP Direct in 1998 and continues to head it. Harshu is very active in the policy making initiatives on ESOPs in India.
A member of SEBI’s committee on ESOPs, he has co-authored the Guidance Note on Expensing of ESOPs for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He speaks regularly in national and international conferences on ESOPs.
Apart from handling the overall management of the Company, Harshu devotes time on critical assignments on ESOP consulting, management and statutory compliance issues. Harshu drives the research, knowledge development and branding efforts of the company. He has conceived and developed ESOP administration methodologies and software solutions for the first time in India.