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About us

India’s premier corporate specialist.

We are Acclime India.

Acclime is a premier provider of professional formation, accounting, tax, HR & advisory services across Asia-Pacific. We focus on providing high-quality outsourcing and consulting services to our international clients in India and throughout the region.

Across Asia-Pacific.

Acclime India is a part of the Acclime Group – an Asia-focused premier corporate services specialist. Our regional network of grass-roots experts is pushing the corporate services sector with bold, innovative solutions that are seamlessly delivered to the highest global standards.

Vision & mission

Elevating the standards of corporate governance in Asia-Pacific.

At Acclime, we aspire to become Asia’s premier corporate services firm, elevating the standards of corporate governance everywhere we operate. We are active in all Asian markets, with a particular focus on emerging Asia, where it is difficult to find corporate services firms offering the same high standards and responsiveness as it is in the more mainstream locations such as Hong Kong and Singapore.


The Acclime difference

Built from the bottom up.

We are unique in the field of corporate services in Asia in that Acclime is partner owned and its partners are the primary shareholders in the company. What does it mean to you and your business?

Seamless regional service

In Acclime’s obstacle-free structure, our partners have the drive and willingness to collaborate across borders irrespective of which of our offices will reap the benefit.

Hands-on attention

Our clients receive far more hands-on attention from our senior managers and partners than they would at Big Four firms or similar corporate services providers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Speed & flexibility

We are nimble, responsive and always able to help. Our partners can make swift and effective decisions on your behalf, cutting through bureaucracy and guiding you forward.

Brand values

Our beliefs unlock true potential.

Expertise.

Our local knowledge of complex markets in Asia-Pacific is unparalleled. But we get the big picture, too — with a global perspective that will help your business interests prosper.

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Agility.

We help you navigate the most complex aspects of operating throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Applying speed and dexterity to win you success, our reliability eases stress in your operations.

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Innovation.

Innovative thinking and new technology are what make Acclime different. Everything we do is geared to serve you and accelerate your business.

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Collaboration.

Across Asian markets or in our own teams, working with you and for you, we believe combined efforts give the best outcome.

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Empathy.

It’s emotional intelligence that really sets us apart, thanks to deep roots country-by-country. Driving your business forward with fairness and humility.

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Our people

Leadership.

Our experienced professionals focus on maximising the opportunities
and incentives available to you in the India market and beyond.

Sujay Sen Gupta.

Managing Partner & Director

Yajna Prakash.

Partner & Director
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Ritesh Dudeja.

Partner & Director



Saurabh Gupta.

Partner


Adil Mohammad.

Project Manager, Design Outsourcing Team


Aarushi Ray.

Consultant


Deepsikha Das.

Sr. Consultant, Execution & Implementation


Gaurav Kirti.

Vice President – Transactions, Alliances & Global BD


Jatin Gupta.

Associate Vice President, Operations


Prince Khandelwal.

Consultant


Priyanka Puri.

Advisor, Social Impact – Research and Programs


Shriram Bharathan.

Advisor, Sanitation Projects


Vijay Kumar.

Senior Consultant – Business Development


Vivek Kalra.

Senior Consultant, Operations


Sujay Sen Gupta.

Managing Partner & Director

As the Managing Partner and Director of Acclime India, Sujay is responsible for managing the overall operations of Acclime India.

Sujay works on projects for multilateral agencies and Foundations such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, IFFREE, USAID, NORAD, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry with more than three decades of experience in business strategy and growth consulting. Sujay has helped over 150 companies from Europe, US, and Asia including many Fortune 1000 companies setup operations in India and hone their emerging market strategies. He also serves on the Board of Indian subsidiaries of various US and European companies. His expertise extends across a wide range of sectors including industrial, steel, chemicals, petrochemicals, energy, renewable and non-conventional energy, building and construction, heavy engineering, telecom, and consumer products. He is involved with a large foreign not-for-profit foundation to help them with their social initiatives in India.

Sujay has a master’s degree focused in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

Yajna Prakash.

Partner & Director

Yajna Prakash is a Partner and Director at Acclime India, and is responsible for Business Development in the Americas, Australia and select other markets for Acclime. He will be responsible for the clients from USA, Europe, Australia foraying into emerging markets at Acclime India. He specializes in leveraging India as a strategic growth hub for South-East Asia, Middle East and Africa – an expertise he gained from forging global partnerships over the last 2 decades. He helps global companies succeed in Indian markets through strategic advice on Smart market entry and expansion strategies in India, Cross-border stakeholder engagement and collaboration, Tackling the talent agenda through Executive Search services, and Policy advocacy & lobbying.

Yajna brings more than 2 decades of experience in developing winning internationalization strategies for MNCs from developed countries to succeed in emerging markets. He has been at the forefront of the globalization movement in India and has played a key role in helping over 300 MNCs from USA, Europe, Brazil, Mexico, China and Australia establish a presence in India. His body of work spans across multiple sectors including Industrial products, Consumer Goods, Building Materials, Technology and Health Care services, and has served as a director on the board of over 24 American and European companies in India. Yajna is currently involved with actively setting up an Asia-Pacific think tank to further the mission of establishing India as a favored investment destination for global companies.

Yajna is currently pursuing a doctoral program in Emerging Markets/ International Business from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He holds degrees in Engineering, MS in Consultancy Management (BITS, Pilani) and a post-graduate diploma in International Business (IIM Calcutta).

Ritesh Dudeja.

Partner & Director

As the Partner of Acclime India, Ritesh is responsible for managing the Business Development across Europe for Acclime India. He also specializes in finance and is responsible for structuring deals for global clients looking to expand into India via M&A route.

Ritesh is serving as a Resident Director of Indian entity of select few clients to advise on future growth opportunities. In an executive advisory role, he has been able to set up a successful venture for assisting foreign companies to start up in India across industry sectors. He is also an advisor to Liticap Partners and an angel investor.

His strength lies in bridging “knowledge & insights” gaps related to Cross Border businesses with combination of Strategy & Implementation solutions. He is a business focused & result oriented professional with over 26 years of experience in Auto Components, Facility Management Services, Engineered Products, Industrial B2B, Specialty Chemicals, Electrical, Electronics etc. He was a key member of the transaction team for a 100 Mn Euros acquisition in India for a French company and has a track record of 22 inbound acquisition transactions.

Ritesh holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Amity University.

Saurabh Gupta.

Partner

As the Partner of Acclime India, Saurabh is responsible for Global project execution for Acclime India. He specializes in conceptualising, strategizing and operationalising entry strategies via Greenfield set-ups, Contract manufacturing and development, Global strategic sourcing, and partner identification, setting up start-up teams for global clientele.

With more than 25 years of experience in management consulting and operations, Saurabh is currently on the board of multiple American and European companies. Much of his experience has been devoted to devising and executing “Go-to-Market” and “India entry strategy” for foreign companies.

He has executed assignments for over 200 companies from US & Europe. He has developed knack of designing and successfully executing comprehensive industry research and investigation exercises, detailed business intelligence, due-diligence, and business modelling, irrespective of their scale and complications. Saurabh unique strength has been his granular understanding of local challenges and operating mechanics of India. Additionally, Saurabh has implemented Microsoft’s MSUP and Samsung’s Digital hope CSR programs in India. He has also worked closely with U.S, European and Japanese companies investing in India.

Saurabh holds a Graduate degree in Mathematics and completed his Management degree at Newport University.

Adil Mohammad.

Project Manager, Design Outsourcing Team

Adil is based in Gurugram and heads the Architecture Design Outsourcing team for Acclime India. His role is to manage a team of architects, engineers and designers in order to get the best possible performance and output from them. Given his experience of a decade working with various architects and engineers in India, he also deals with clients in order to make them understand the benefits and advantages of outsourcing design work to India.

Prior to joining Acclime, Adil spent more than 8 years of working in Construction Project Management, Architecture & BIM with various clients like CBRE Asia Pacific, pan India. After years of working in India, Adil realized that the value of architects and their ability is undervalued in India when compared to the western developed world, which leads to a lack of platform for Indian architects to properly show their skills and talents. This need of expertise and skills is felt much more when working for international clients and that is the reason that Adil decided to join Acclime and he along with the directors started the Design Outsourcing team of Acclime India.

Adil is a Registered Architect by Council of Architecture, India. He has an MBA in Construction Project Management from RICS School of Built Environment and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Amity University Noida.

Deepsikha Das.

Sr. Consultant, Execution & Implementation

Deepsikha is based out of Gurgaon and is a consultant in the Execution and Implementation department. Her role is to assist clients in understanding market and consumer dynamics along with identifying potential business opportunities in emerging markets, with a focus on India. She further supports stakeholders in devising their market entry/ramp-up roadmap and operationalizing their businesses in India.

With over four years of experience with Acclime, Deepsikha has built strong expertise across consumer goods sectors such as homewares, foods, beverages, home and personal care, working for sizeable American and European clients.

Prior to joining Acclime, Deepsikha obtained her Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Rohtak. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology from IIIT Bhubaneswar.

Gaurav Kirti.

Vice President – Transactions, Alliances & Global Business Development

Gaurav based in Gurugram/India is involved in cross border strategic consulting along with global business development and international project management. He will be spear heading the operations for Life Sciences and Healthcare business vertical along with other allied business areas in targeted international markets as Vice President-Transactions, Alliances and Global Business Development.

With 18+ years of experience in management consulting spanning a dozen countries in Europe, US, The Middle East and Asia Pacific, Gaurav brings a wealth of experience across cross border consulting practice. Skills and experience include from project management to strategy consulting, cross border collaborations, business advisory and India entry consulting including partner search & selection and market research among others. Gaurav has strong management consulting background, supporting both large corps and SMEs in their growth strategy (both organic and inorganic). He brings a strong experience of working with the Government and multi stakeholder ecosystem and has relevant and proven experience in Trade and Investment Promotion on both sides of Investment arrow, inbound and outbound. Prior to joining Acclime, Gaurav has worked in multinational corporations/Eli Lilly, Biocon, Leading Global Management Consulting firms and The Swedish Trade and Investment Council/Business Sweden, Under the ministry of foreign affairs, Government of Sweden in Senior Management Positions.

Gaurav holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business from the prestigious Indian Institute of Foreign Trade/IIFT/New Delhi. He has a bachelor degree in Pharmacy.

Jatin Gupta.

Associate Vice President, Operations

Jatin is based in Delhi-NCR and is a AVP in the Operations & Client Servicing team. His role is to assist clients to understand market opportunities, strategy formulations and implementation support in emerging markets specially in the area of Industrial, Automotive and Chemical sectors. He is also responsible for sourcing and contract manufacturing activities for varied clients ranging from industrial products to chemicals, food and other FMCG sectors across India and South-east Asia.

Jatin has around 20 years of experience. Prior to joining CIBC/ Acclime, Jatin was working with another India entry consulting firm in Delhi as Senior Manager – Business Development & Client Servicing. He was responsible for Sourcing activities, Technical Sales & Marketing activities (Technical Presentations in Seminars/ Conferences, advertisement, participation in exhibition) for advanced technological industrial products. Prior to that, he worked in manufacturing sector as Asst. Engineer and then subsequently worked on various positions as Incharge (Production & Maintenance), Asst. Manager (PPC, Maintenance & vendor development).

Jatin is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Zakir Hussain college of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University.

Vivek Kalra.

Senior Consultant, Operations

Vivek is based in Gurugram, India and is a Senior Consultant in the Operations team. His role is to assist clients to understand the market analysis as they look to establish their businesses in jurisdictions across India and outside India. Given his prior experience of spending over 14 years in client servicing, market research and strategy consulting he can assist clients find the optimal structure for their expansion into India and other parts of Globe.

Prior to Acclime, Vivek spent 3 years in Airware Inc, based out of Noida, Uttar Pradesh as a Consultant, Market Research. Prior to that, he worked with Indiabulls based out of Gurugram, India as a client servicing manager for around 4 years. An Indian by birth, Vivek commenced his career in 2008. His skills set includes a combination of market analysis, strategy consulting, partner identification, project execution and business advisory.

Vivek holds a Post Graduate degree in Marketing from All India Management Association, New Delhi, India.

Aarushi Ray.

Consultant

Aarushi is involved in global business development for emerging & nascent markets along with international business advisory and project management. Her body of work includes multiple sectors, including specialty and fine chemicals, building materials, industrial products, consumer goods, tech-allied sectors along with healthcare & life sciences. She will be spearheading the operations for new-age startups & sectors along with other allied business areas in targeted international markets.

In her current role with Acclime, Aarushi is involved in supporting global firms in their growth strategies in emerging and nascent markets via strategy consulting & business advisory. She has experience in a broad spectrum of advisory disciplines including strategic alliances, emerging, nascent & frontier market entry & expansion, turnaround strategies, private equity engagement as well as global capability centers & shared services setups. Aarushi is also well-acquainted with industry-academia collaboration and regularly advises clients on academic collaboration for business optimization and turnaround strategies.

Aarushi has earned a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the prestigious Dr. S. S. Bhatnagar UICET, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Prince Khandelwal.

Consultant

Prince is involved in Global Business Development for nascent markets at Acclime along with strategy consulting, global project management and operations. His work spans across multiple sectors including consumer healthcare, FMCG, food and beverages, Agri-inputs and healthcare & life sciences. He will be heading the operations for new-age startups & sectors, including drones and electric vehicles. Prince also leads multi-stakeholder engagement and networking with trade & investment bodies and industry associations. He also works with academia to advise international companies on their market entry and expansion.

Prince has over 3+ years of work experience in project management, strategy, and operations across FMCG, Automotive, IT and Consumer goods. He has also been actively involved in various operational processes of international brand’s rollout in India, and other emerging markets. His work has skilled him in international strategy consulting, market entry & expansion, business optimization, private equity engagement, Strategic alliances, and business diversification & expansion along with corporate & outsourced services setups.

Prince holds a Bachelor’s in Science (Hons), Statistics from the renowned, Delhi University.

Priyanka Puri.

Advisor, Social Impact – Research and Programs

Priyanka is based in Gurgaon and is an advisor in Social Impact Research and Programs. In this capacity, she leads the strategy on helping international development organizations and Foundations to better understand the landscape In India including segments and communities that they wish to serve enabling them to realise their developmental goals.

Since 2020, she has been guiding efforts at Acclime as key market development and Project Coordination partner for large multilateral aid agencies in India. She is facilitating, designing and leading various social impact projects for our clients encompassing Market studies and Developmental Reports, setting up and evaluating Pilots and Demonstration Projects with adaptive cycles, Impact Assessments through complex Measurement, Evaluation and Learning plans and Technology Commercialisation including identification of engineering and commercial partners for transformative technologies, expanding their serviceable market, seeding them in identified use-cases and supporting the adaptation and adoption of these technologies on a commercial scale.

Priyanka has over 17 years experience in consulting, technology, real estate and construction. A silver medalist (B.Tech.-2005) from IIT Delhi, Priyanka started her corporate career in consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Shriram Bharathan.

Advisor, Sanitation Projects

Shriram is based out of Bengaluru, India and is an Advisor – Sanitation projects. His role is to work with clients in the sanitation portfolio, specifically across non sewered sanitation treatment solutions. He is currently supporting the work on Faecal Sludge and Septage Treatment across research and implementation.

Prior to working with Acclime, Shriram has been associated with various projects in the environmental sector across Solid Waste Management, Sanitation, Renewable Energy and Climate Action including Carbon offsets and GHG consulting. Shriram is also actively involved in the startup ecosystem – mentoring and supporting startups in the Environment and Education sectors. (He is one of the organizers of an annual startup challenge (hackathon) called Reimagine Waste that helps solve problems of waste management by identifying new incubatable ideas, designs and teams.) He has also worked in the Education, Infrastructure and Automobile Design sectors in a career spanning 17 years.

Shriram is a graduate mechanical engineer with post graduate qualifications in Marketing and Strategy. Shriram also holds additional qualifications in teaching and training design, design and planning of sanitation systems, ISO 14064 – GHG Emissions Quantification and Audit. He is a Social Impact Accelerator Fellow and volunteers as an independent director with a Federation of Non Profits.

Vijay Kumar.

Senior Consultant – Business Development

Vijay is based in Gurugram, India and heads the global business development for Acclime India. He will be spearheading the operations of presales and sales across multiple sectors in targeted international markets of North America, South America, and Europe as Senior Consultant – Business Development. Vijay is also responsible for building, managing, and analysing the client and outreach database at Acclime India.

With over 14+ years of experience in management consulting spanning multiple industry verticals, Vijay brings a wealth of experience across cross border consulting practice. He is a skilled in multi-stakeholder engagement for presales and sales for potential companies. Prior to joining Acclime, Vijay has also worked in the domain of management consulting focusing on providing strategy consulting and implementation assistance to global companies. His previous experience spans the domains of product engineering & product life cycle management for software & technology product firms as well as offshore and turnkey application development for multiple sectors including healthcare, telecom, education, finance, insurance and agriculture.

Vijay holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Sales & Marketing from the MDU.

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