our founder

Sunil Sanghai

Founder & CEO

Sunil Sanghai is an investment banker with over three decades of experience in M&A and capital markets advisory across sectors.

Prior to founding NovaaOne, Sunil has been in key leadership positions including Vice Chairman – Investment Banking and Head of Global Banking at HSBC, India; Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs, India; and Executive Director at JM Morgan Stanley.

He chairs the National Committee on Capital Markets of FICCI and was also a member of the SEBI Primary Market Advisory Committee (PMAC).

He is closely associated with philanthropic organizations working towards the development of children.

our team

Dhruv Bhatia

Managing Director, Head of M&A Group

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Dhruv has worked as an Investment Banking Associate at J.P.Morgan covering consumer and retail sector across multiple geographies.

Dhruv holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and B.Com. (Hons.) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.

Prateek Agarwal

Executive Director, Head of Capital Markets Group

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Prateek has worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at HSBC covering UK Healthcare sector for 2 years.

He has also worked at Yes Bank for 2 years where he was working as Deputy Manager with Financial Market Team.

Prateek is a Chartered Accountant and has cleared CFA Level II. He also holds a B.Com. (Hons.) degree from St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi.

Prateek is cricket and fitness enthusiast and loves running and travelling.

Sreyans Manu

Vice President

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Sreyans has worked as a Consultant at Deloitte covering Pharma, Healthcare and Life Science sectors across multiple geographies.

Sreyans holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Raipur and B.Tech. from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI), Kanpur.

Sreyans loves following sports and playing video games.

Viraj Gopani

Vice President, Head of Corporate Finance Group

Prior to Novaaone, Viraj has worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at HSBC in capital markets division having coverage across EMEA region. He has also worked as a Finance Executive at Ramdev Food Products Pvt. Ltd. where he was responsible for corporate finance and treasury functions.

Viraj holds Master of Business Administration from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and B.Com from Ahmedabad University. Besides this, he is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Viraj loves playing tennis and travelling.

Rajat Singhal

Associate, Corporate Finance Group

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Rajat has worked as a Corporate Banking Manager at ICICI Bank Ltd catering the banking requirements of some top Indian Conglomerates, gaining exposure in the steel, automobile, and renewable energy (solar) industry.

Rajat holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Indian Institute of Management, Raipur and B.Com. (Hons.) from Hindu College, University of Delhi.

Rajat loves travelling and binge watching.

Rahil Shah

Associate

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Rahil has worked as a staff accountant at KPMG in their statutory audit division.

Rahil is a Chartered Accountant, has cleared all the three levels of CFA examination, holds B.Com. (Hons.) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and pursuing LLB from L.J. School of Law, Gujarat University.

Rahil is a movie buff, loves watching sports and an avid trekker.

Kashish Gupta

Associate

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Kashish has worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Rothschild & Co covering consumer and healthcare sector. Before that, she was with J.P. Morgan covering Industrials and Transportation sector across Asia region.

Kashish holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur and B.Com. (Hons.) from Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University.

Kashish loves playing cricket.

Neerja Ajit

Associate

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Neerja has worked as a Consultant at Ernst & Young covering Banking and Capital Markets in the EMEIA region and as an Investment Banking intern at J.P.Morgan Chase.

Neerja is an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Chartered Accountant from ICAI and B.Com graduate from Mumbai University.

Neerja enjoys reading and dancing.

Aditya Parakh

Analyst

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Aditya has worked as a staff accountant at Ernst & Young in their statutory audit department.

Aditya is a Chartered Accountant, has cleared all the three levels of CFA examination, holds B.Com (Hons.) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

Aditya loves playing cricket and travelling.

Venktesh Toshniwal

Analyst

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Venktesh has worked as an Investment Banking Off Cycle Analyst at Bank of America covering multiple sectors across geographies.

Venktesh is a Chartered Accountant, holds B.Com. (Hons.) from Indira Gandhi National Open University

Venktesh loves playing badminton and travelling.

Drishti Dedhia

Analyst

Drishti is a Chartered Accountant and holds a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics

Drishti loves swimming, dancing and travelling.

Mandvi Dixit

Head of Operations and Compliance officer

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Mandvi has worked for Prikar Venture Capital for around 2 years.

Prior to Prikar, she has worked at Version Next for 3 years where she was working as an analyst & EA.

She is an MBA (Symbiosis, Pune) and C.A. Inter (ICAI).

Mandvi is a trained kathak dancer and loves reading.

Sneha Pai

Assistant

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Sneha has worked at DC Advisory.

Sneha have completed BSC from Kirti College, Mumbai.

She loves Travelling and Reading Books.

Vishal Naik

Senior Manager

Prior to joining NovaaOne, Vishal has worked with Elara Capital for around 3 years.

He has also worked with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co for 4.5 years where he was supporting Global Investment Bankers to create Infographic Presentations.

He is an MBA (Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research) and a B.Com. from Mumbai University.

In his free time, Vishal likes to go on treks. He is also a pet lover.

Fay Dsouza

Manager

Prior to joining Novaaone, Fay has worked as Talent Acquisition Manager at Square Panda India.

She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from SCDL and B.Com from Mithibhai College, Mumbai University.

Fay loves to cook and read fiction.

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