A. V. Seshadrinathan (Aditya Sesh), is a Chartered Accountant by training & a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is the Founder & Managing Director of Basiz Fund Service Private Limited and has been closely associated with the international fund accounting and administration industry for the past 25 years.
Sesh earlier worked in the Caribbean, Europe and the US. In his early years, Sesh worked for Fortis Fund Services, Curacao, (then the second largest offshore fund administrator in the world). He also worked for PFPC Inc, Delaware US (the second largest fund administrator in the US) .
Under his leadership, Basiz scaled to be among the largest agencies in the world in financial reporting for funds and built an enviable track record within the top 50 firms in administration.
Sesh’s core competency is deep knowledge of global fund administration, tax laws and regulations of various domiciles besides investment philosophies, sound understanding of data analytics and technology; all in all a formidable combination.
Sesh is also a Committee Member at the North American Fund Administration Association & a Member at Israel Hedge Funds Association besides an active member in the supporting group of GIFT City helping to create India’s first offshore AIF domicile.
Mr. R. R. Chandrasekhar - Executive Vice President
Mr. R. R. Chandrasekhar, Executive Vice President, is the Head of Strategy at Basiz and based in Mumbai, India. He is a seasoned industry professional with more than 40 years of experience, a large part of it at the CXO level. His industry exposure spans banking, logistics and business process outsourcing. He brings to the table his vast knowledge in strategy implementation, oversees all financial and control metrics within the organization and keeps tabs on operational risk factors and their mitigants. Chandrasekhar is based in Mumbai, India.
Mr. Howard Seligmann - Country Director AMERICAS
Mr. Howard Seligmann is the Country Director (Americas) at Basiz Fund Service. He has 35+ years of experience in marketing services in the financial services Industry. He has served as an Investment Attaché to a sovereign government and was a principal founder of the Star Trade Funds, a country specific fund family serving as the investment advisor of a group of funds consisting of equity, fixed income, balanced and money market mutual funds. Under three gubernatorial administrations, he has served as an active member of a NJ State Commission on the International Trade and Education Exchange committees defining program objectives. Currently he is a Director of an Investment Advisory firm and a member of the firm’s Investment Review Committee. Howard is based in New Jersey, USA.
Dr. Viswanath Krishnan - Director
Dr. Viswanath Krishnan, Ph.D., (Krish), Director and Investment Banker has more than 25 years’ experience across projects and assignments in India, Middle East and Nigeria covering private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, project investment evaluation, business incubation and post investment monitoring. He holds a Masters Degree in Management and a Ph.D. qualification for his work on pre and post merger evaluation. Krish is based in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Mr. Gerard J. Benares - Director
Mr. Gerard J. Benares is Head of Operations for Compass Group LLC in the New York office. He is responsible for supervision, risk and regulatory oversight for the registered investment advisor and broker dealer businesses. He also develops and manages the firm’s relationships with custodian banks, prime brokers, administrators, counterparties and other service providers outside Latin America, as well as coordinates and oversees planning and implementation of regional projects and initiatives. His three decade plus exposure includes stints at Salomon Asset Management, EH Capital, UBS Private Banking, Lazard Asset Management etc. Mr. Benares is a licensed Operations Professional (FINRA) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance (1985) from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
Ms. Sujata Sesh - Director (IT & Process)
Ms. Sujata Sesh is the Director - IT & Process at Basiz. She has 16+ years experience in IT/ITES, specifically in Technical/Domain Training, Business Process Management, Process Control and Product Development. Prior to joining Basiz, she worked with Syntel and Foster Wheeler. At Basiz, she is responsible for software development, quality assurance procedures, product development and training. She is also a Research Scholar pursuing her Doctorate on Blockchain Application & Techno Management Sujata is based in Mumbai, India.
CA Suthesh Nair - CFO
CA Suthesh Nair heads the Indian Tax Practice at Basiz and based in Mumbai, India. He is a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University & Chartered Accountant from ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) with more than 15 years of post-qualification experience in Finance, Auditing, Taxation and Accounting. At Basiz, he drives the GST, TDS and Tax Audit compilations along with Income Tax return filings for the PE clients based in India.
Mr. Nishith Shetty - Vice President - HR
Mr. Nishith Shetty is a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University. A Recruitment and HR specialist, he was instrumental in recruiting more than 3000 personnel. Over his 12-year career, he worked extensively in the BFSI, IT & Oil and Gas industry in India and the Middle East. Prior to joining Basiz he was with Tutis Resource Management Services. At Basiz he works on HR strategy, talent acquisition and employment engagement initiatives. Nishith is based in Mumbai, India.
CA Samuel Sebastin Jacob - Heads Financial Reporting
CA Samuel Sebastin Jacob (Sam) heads the Financial Reporting Vertical at Basiz. He is based in Chennai, India. Sam is a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Madras & a Chartered Accountant from ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) with 10 years of post-qualification experience. He previously worked with Tata Consultancy Services & Citi Trust (Citi group) in Financial Reporting.
CA Varadarajan Viswanathan - Compliance And Financial Crime Specialist
CA Varadarajan Viswanathan (Varada) is a Compliance and Financial Crime Specialist whose background spans nearly 20 years in financial and investment banking sectors for both start-ups and international conglomerates. He is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Company Secretary from Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Certified Advanced AML Audit Specialist and Anti Money Laundering Specialist. Varada is the Head of Compliance in Basiz and is based in London, United Kingdom. He was formerly Director-Compliance & MLRO of Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd.
CA Vinesh Semlani - Manager NAV / PEVC Segment
CA Vinesh Semlani is a Manager for NAV / PEVC segment at Basiz. He is a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University & a Chartered Accountant from ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) with more than 5 years of post-qualification experience in Finance, Auditing, Taxation and Accounting. Prior to joining Basiz, he worked with J P Morgan Chase & Co - an Investment Bank as Team Leader-Fund Accounting. At Basiz, he handles Fund accounting operations of Hedge Funds, Private Equity funds & Family Wealth Managers in addition to assisting in tax work of US clients.
Mr. Helge Naber - General Counsel
Mr. Helge Naber, General Counsel, has over 20 years’ experience representing corporate and individual clients in the areas of immigration, contractual law, finance, bankruptcy, consumer protection, criminal and international matters across the United States and Europe. Helge holds a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) qualification from the University of Montana, USA, over and above his Masters in Corporate Law and Finance (LL.M.) from Widener University, Delaware, USA. He is licensed to practice law in the United States of America and Germany & European Union.
Mr. Trinanjan Dutta - Assistant Manager - US TAX
Trinanjan Dutta is an Assistant Manager for US Tax at Basiz. He is a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University & an MBA in Finance with more than four years of post-qualification experience in Finance, Taxation and Accounting. Prior to joining Basiz, he worked with Grant Thornton as Consultant in US Tax. At Basiz, he handles all US Tax engagements including the tax returns for US clients encompassing individual taxation, corporation taxation and partnership taxation.
CA Shabarish Seshadrinathan - Vice President (Operations and Business Development)
CA Shabarish Seshadrinathan is Vice President, Operations and Business Development, at Basiz. He is based in Mumbai, India. He is a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University & a Chartered Accountant from ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) with three years of Articleship at KPMG. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA US).At Basiz, he handles Fund operations.