Mahesh Pal Singh Gandhi - Managing Director (Corporate Finance)

Dr. Gandhi was the Managing Partner of Arbeiten Fur (India) Inc., as AFII was originally known till 2005 when he founded AFII Corporate Advisors Limited to be able to provide focussed Business Advisory and Financial Advisory services to his Clients - primarily Project Finance solutions for Infrastructure & Real Estate Projects in India as also Structured Finance solutions for his Clients in the manufacturing sector esp., automotive, paper and industries. Now based out of Singapore, he heads the Group's Strategy Consulting and Investment Banking Practices with active support from his Team and Sector Leaders based across India, Europe and the Middle East.

He has been a strong proponent of the Public Public Partnership Model for infrastructure development in emerging economies and was selected by Belgium Railways, because of his this expertise, as their Chief Advisor and India Representative for furthering the cause of partnership between the two countries for re-development of Railway Stations in India. He was also chosen by Israel Electric and Mekorot (national Power and Water utilities of Government of Israel) to support their initiatives of development through Public Public Cooperation with various government agencies in India. AFII has since then helped its Clients sign in over USD 15 billion in Infrastructure Projects in various segments.

Dr. Gandhi is a Ph.D. in Corporate Finance from Delhi University, a Chartered Accountant with twenty years of experience in Merger and Acquisition, Structured Finance, Advisory Services and Investment Banking.

S. Shankar - Managing Director (Infrastructure)

Mr. Shankar has profound experience in Energy sector (Fossil fuel based and renewable sources like Hydroelectricity, Solar and Biomass), Real Estate development and Infrastructure projects from concept to commissioning.

He has extensive experience of over 40 years managing complex projects in Infrastructure and Energy sectors and provides consulting services at all levels of business from contract formulation to advising teams on project management. Mr. Shankar contributes perspective and experience that a project desires at an uncompromising value. He also helps in turnaround strategies for Business having successfully turnaround NBCC, a Govt. of India undertaking. He started his career as a Management trainee in DCM, Delhi and retired as a Director in the BOD of NBCC a US$700Mi Govt. of India undertaking. He has a Bachelor of Engg degree from BIT Ranchi and is a member of institution of Engineers, Institution of Urban Transport, Indian society of Trenchless Technology.

Mr. Shankar has earned an impeccable reputation for dependability and timeliness in implementing complex projects. Clients seek his trusted services to improve corporate, operational and project performances.

Punam Gandhi - Managing Director (Travel Business)

Ms. Punam Gandhi leads Travel business consulting at AFII Corp (India) and is based out of New Delhi. She is ably guides new ventures and startups in this segment specialising in Inbound Tourism. She comes from a family that had its roots in Tourism. Her father has been one of the first Tour Guides of Independent India, from Agra, now with over 50 years of active experience. Punam has imbibed from him the knowledge and art of serving visiting dignitaries and inquisitive tourists from all over the world the unique recipe of Indian History with the mystic and heart warming hospitality of Indian culture - �atithi devo bhavo� (guests are goddesses and gods); describing and untangling the connect between polity and society at various levels, the glitter and the luxuries, the heart rendering realities of the not so opportune people, the colors of festivals and the reverence in God�s innumerable abodes in India.

Born in a traditional Hindu Punjabi family, studied in a Christian Missionary School with Irish Nuns, had keen interest and developed deep knowledge of the advent and impact of Islam in India, as also of the Sufi cults, married in a Sikh family, she has absorbed tenets, history and culture of people from all faiths and religions, which she shares with her visiting Clients with all enthusiasm and a spark, which no one fails to see. She connects with her Clients to provide them a glimpse of the Country and its people, its languages, its cuisines, its architecture, its economy, its political complexities, the rationality of its foreign relations, and more; with her extensive knowledge and intensive reading ability, she is able to help her Clients make the most of it when travelling with her in various parts of India.

She speaks and writes fluent English, German, Hindi and Punjabi and has working knowledge of French. In her over 20 years of experience, she has worked with Clients from some of the best Travel Agencies from UK, US, Israel and Germany.

Extremely modest in her outlook towards life, she is a Post Graduate in History from Agra University besides having earned her M3 in German language from Max Mueller Institute in Pune, India. A committed and successful professional, a doting mother and a caring person all in all � she is one of the better examples of the modern Indian woman.

Lt. Gen. Rafi Peled , Senior Advisor (Israel Business)

Lt. Gen. Rafi served in a number of high-ranking senior public positions and brings with him valuable experience in planning, managing and organization at strategic levels. In addition, he has an extraordinarily wide-ranging network of national policy decision makers. His last public position was Director General of the Prime Minister�s office during the term of Arik Sharon, and between 1995 and 2000 he was CEO of the Israel Electric Corporation. Rafi served in the Israeli Police Force for 20 years, where he held a number of highly sensitive senior command positions, including Head of Intelligence, Commander of the Southern District and Jerusalem District. In 1993 Rafi was appointed to serve as Inspector General of the Israeli Police Force. In addition, he has headed prominent national projects, including the visit of the Pope in 2000 as well as the national effort dealing with the Y2K bug. Among his roles at Policy, Rafi serves as a consultant to energy, infrastructure and security sectors for AFII Corporate Advisors Limited.

Arun Lohia, Senior Advisor (Aviation)

Arun Lohiya has over 25 years of experience, working across various industries, specializing in project management, project startup & execution. Areas of expertise includes complete Project Management , from conceptualizing to developing the infrastructure requirements to execution of the infra part of the project and simultaneously developing the business strategy, entry strategy, business development, competitive intelligence & benchmarking, program management, business processes, organization structuring, client relationship management, etc. Have been an integral part (head/ member) of top management teams specializing in helping organizations transform their businesses by creating innovative strategies, planning and managing change effectively.

R P Gupta, Senior Advisor (Real Estate)

R.P. Gupta, a graduate civil engineer, has over 40 years of rich administrative and technical experience having served with the Govt. of India in top positions, such as Vice Chairman of Rail land development authority, Additional Member of Railway Board, Chief Project Manager of major projects, Director on the Board of Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation etc. He has rich and varied experience, of Corporate Governance including preparation of 20 year Corporate Plan for Railways, planning and execution of complex engineering projects including project formulation, project planning and appraisal, project financing, dealing with international funding agencies, construction management, real estate projects etc.

Nenad Vuckovic, Advisor (Balkans)

Mr. Nenad Vuckovic has successful track record working mainly within sectors of oil & gas trading and infrastructure consortium building where he has been also included in the complete set up of the large energy projects in the Balkans. He has been working and representing mainly high profile clients within mentioned industries. Focusing its expertise on several key sectors in which the relationship between public institutions and private organizations is needed for success, and helping its partners achieving their full growth potential or successful market entry. He has also complete perspective to the aerospace and defense sector in region.

Neeraj Sanghi (LNG & Energy Sector)

Neeraj has extensive experience in business development, finance and project management of Projects (especially in oil & gas and infrastructure sector). His broad experience encompasses new market and business development, selection of partners and structuring of joint ventures, leading and documenting commercial negotiations, business case development, investment analysis and valuation, raising debt finance, project and risk management, capital and revenue budgeting, commercial due diligence and contract management.

After originally graduating in Electrical Engineering in 1984, he subsequently completed MBA in 1988. First 5 years he worked with Price Waterhouse Cooper, Jubilant Organosys and Pasupati Acrylon as consultant, executive assistant and business developer respectively. His foray into large projects started with Essar (1994-98) where he worked on all aspects of development of 2.50 million TPA LNG receiving terminal project at Hazira, Gujarat apart from studying several other projects. He spent 11 years with Total India developing 3 projects viz., LNG terminal at Mumbai (project did not take off), LPG Cavern Project at Visakhapatnam (saw the project from concept to commissioning - was CEO of the project during construction and financing phase) and Hazira Port sub concession project at Ahmedabad (after several iterations, the sub concession was successfully awarded and project is successfully completed). He worked in various capacities with Essar Group (2010 - 2015) viz., Chief Executive Officer of Essar Concessions limited, Chief Commercial Offer for Essar Projects India Limited. He looked after Essar's foray into infrastructure business.