LEADERS

Mr.Vijay Goel

Founder of IEBF

Mr. Vijay Goel is the Founder Member of India European Business Forum. He is the Chairperson of the London Chambers of Commerce, Asian Business Association and of the UK unit of ASSOCHAM. He acts as an advisor to several business groups and is the Executive Board Member of ‘The Asian Guild’, UK; Senior partner for the London office of Singhania & Co; Charter Member & Former Board Member of ‘T 1 E’ (The Indus Entrepreneur), UK; Economic Consultant to Malta Enterprise; and the Board member of NRI Foundation .
Mr Goel holds a position of authority in various in several other organisations which are continuously benefiting from his invaluable insights and exceptional legal acumen. He is the Vice-Chairman of Africa International Business Forum; Centenary Ambassador’ of SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies); Ambassador of Barnardo’s, Uk’s largest largest and Oldest national children’s charity. Vijay was also conferred Asian Voice Asian Achievers Award for ‘Professional of the Year’ by Britain’s minister of state for Justice Lord Tom McNally. Vijay was awarded ‘Asian Leadership in Europe’ by Asian Who’s Who International at a Gala ceremony held at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London on 30 November 2009. The award was presented by Lord Karan Bilimoria. Vijay was the Coordinator of a high level delegation of the Commonwealth Business Council, UK for the Government of Gujarat for its Vibrant Gujarat Summit in January 2009.

Mr. Sunil Kumar Gupta

Co-Founder, IEBF

Mr Sunil Kumar Gupta is an entrepreneur par excellence, a philanthropist and a great visionary. He is the leader of Indo European Business Forum (IEBF), India; Founder – India Global Chamber of Businesses; Founder Chairman of SARC Associates and SARC Foundation; Expert Member of Northern Railway Audit Advisory Board (constituted by CA&AG); Life Trustee of Rashtriya Antyodaya Sangh, a Public Charitable Trust; Life Member of Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) and National Sports Club of India (NSCI); Advisory Board Member at Raj Luxmi Samvid Gurukulam- Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh; and a Member of Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI); Fellow Member of the Indian Council of Arbitration; Full Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (CPA-U). Furthermore, he holds a Certificate in International Taxation from Wien University, Vienna, Austria; and a Post Qualification Diploma in Information Systems Audit from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. ICAI has also certified Mr. Gupta in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Detection.

Contributions to PSUs and Scheduled Commercial Banks:

SARC & Associates (SARC), headed by Mr. Gupta is the Statutory Central Auditor of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and SBI General Insurance Co Limited and is the Concurrent Auditor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Under the leadership of Mr. Gupta, SARC has successfully carried out the Statutory Audits of various Scheduled Commercial Banks Eke SBI, PNB, BOB, 10B, Canara, BOI, Corporation Bank etc.

Authority (YEIDA) on Income Tax and GST matters.

Other Contributions:
He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of National Co-operative Bank Limited, New Delhi for a period of seven years (2000-2007). During his tenure the bank was awarded as the ‘Best Co-operative Bank’, in the year 2006, by the then Chief Minister of Government of Delhi.
Mr. Gupta acknowledges the concept of entrepreneurship as the strongest pillar of an empowered economy. He appeared in two highly recognized and much appreciated business shows, namely, ‘Business Inside’ on DD National (Doordarshan) and ‘Big Business Ideas’ on Zee Business in the year 2017. The shows were centered on educating the youth about the schemes/initiatives of the government as a step towards nation building with focus on the MSME sector, Make in India, Skill India, Start-Up India, Stand-Up India, Mudra Yojana along with Credit Guarantee Fund and many more. The shows garnered more than eight crore viewership during the 104 weeks of telecast and were among the highest TRP rated shows.
As recognition of his business acumen, his analytical and policymaking skills, Mr Gupta has been a part of several international delegations. He accompanied the Hon’ble Former President of India Ms Pratibha Devi Singh Patil in the business delegations to Seychelles and South Africa to discuss bilateral issues between the two nations. He was also a part of the 21 member delegation from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India to Vienna, Austria in 2011.

Yojana along with Credit Guarantee Fund and many more. The shows garnered more than eight crore viewership during the 104 weeks of telecast and were among the highest TRP rated shows.

As recognition of his business acumen, his analytical and policymaking skills, Mr Gupta has been a part of several international delegations. He accompanied the Hon’ble Former President of India Ms Pratibha Devi Singh Patil in the business delegations to Seychelles and South Africa to discuss bilateral issues between the two nations. He was also a part of the 21 member delegation from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India to Vienna, Austria in 2011.

In keeping with the spirit of dissemination Mr Gupta has also authored many books to share the knowledge acquired through his experience:-

  • Make in India (Updated Edition 2018-19)
  • ‘Make in India’
  • ‘Window to Success- An Insight into MSME Sector’
  • ‘North East – The Land of Rising Opportunities’
  • ‘Big Business India Guru – Know How to Make in India’ – first released on July 2013
  • A Practical Guide to The Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act ,1988;
  • A Practical Guide To The Prevention Of Money Laundering Act, 2002
  • India : A $5 trillion economy by 2025;
  • Moving towards a $10 trillion economy: India 2030.

Mr. Krishan Rattan

Singapore Head, IEBF

Mr. Rattan’s career has been defined by a desire to enable paradigm shifts across industries and geographies. The last decade of this journey has led to a rich and diverse set of experiences spanning sectors and geographies. Prior to founding Mount Row which has grown in to a USD 1.2 bn AUM manager in a very short time span, Mr. Rattan was part of the founding board of River Bank, a Luxembourg based challenger bank with a full ECB banking licence. Mr. Rattan was also responsible for the creation of a leading non bank liquidity provider in the foreign exchange markets, with offices in Chicago, London and Mumbai. He is also the founder of Deep Blue Advisors, a Mumbai based quantitative trading firm with a membership of the National Stock Exchange in India. Mr. Rattan serves as senior advisor to Franklin Park, an affiliate of Guggenheim Partners, and has been on the board of DLI, one of India’s largest logistics companies. Prior to embarking on his entrepreneurial journey, Mr. Rattan was Global Head of Alternative Capital Solutions at Societe Generale. He also held leadership positions at Credit Suisse and Deustche Bank in London, having started his career with Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Rattan maintains close connections with his alma mater, the University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as a member of the steering committee for the business school. He also attended SDA Bocconi where he was a university scholarship recipient. He is also a member of the Greater London chapter of the YPO and an advisor to the Indo European Business Forum. Mr. Rattan is also a trustee of Project Anthropocene, a thought collective of leading academic thinkers focussed on fostering data led debate on human impact to climate change.

Mr. Rattan is a keen sportsman with a lifelong passion for tennis and golf and an incurable malady as a cricket tragic. He is a keen supporter of emerging Indian artists and has a continued passion for reading and Sufi music.