Management Team

Arun Giri, Co-founder & Group Editor

Arun Giri is considered among the premier financial reporters in India, with a special focus on tax. He has around 15 years of journalistic experience as a broadcast journalist with leading business news channels – CNBC TV18 and Bloomberg UTV.

Arun has, over the years, been known for consistently breaking the biggest stories in the financial world (Tax, M&A, Corporate law litigations). Some of the major ones include $6bn Hindalco - Novelis deal, $1bn Suzlon - RePower deal, HDFC Bank - Centurion Bank of Punjab merger etc

Arun has established a reputation for being an incisive reporter of all the important developments in the tax world. He has broken almost every big tax story in the last few years and his news has even been relied upon and reported by international news agencies.

Arun is a chartered accountant and a commerce graduate.

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Arun Anant, Co-founder

Arun Anant specializes in media management, Branding, Marketing & Advertising. Arun has 20+ years of work experience with large & diverse companies such as UTV News Ltd (Bloomberg UTV), Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd, IRIS Ltd, Lintas Worldwide (Lowe & Partners) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

Arun Anant holds an MBA from IIM Ahmadabad and B.Tech – ITBHU

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Vijay Chand, Country Director

Vijay Chand is a seasoned senior executive with over 18 years of comprehensive Sales, Marketing and Leadership experience in the Financial Information and Technology sectors. In his most recent role at Thomson Reuters Vijay was the head of Strategic Marketing in India. Vijay was responsible for building and execution of the Enterprise Marketing function at Thomson Reuters for their four key business units, namely Financial, Risk, Tax and Legal.

In addition to his stellar record of performance in his functional roles, both within India and within the larger Asia Pacific region, Vijay is passionate about core communication skills and is a certified trainer.

Vijay is a regular speaker on Brand and Customer experience and is a master at Story Telling. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and two children. Having graduated from the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Vijay is passionate about food and cricket.

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Rajesh Haldipur, Director - Product Development

Rajesh Haldipur is versatile and possessed of cross-disciplinary skills in Tax, Finance, Banking, and Technology sectors. In his most recent role at PricewaterhouseCoopers P Ltd, Mumbai, he headed the pan-India Knowledge Management and Learning functions of PwC’s Tax and Regulatory practice. While there, inter alia, he built and executed an internal portal which was a repository of more than 100,000 knowledge artifacts, and developed e-learning content for employees of the Tax and Regulatory practice in India.

Rajesh has taught a variety of subjects to over 4,000 management graduates from more than a dozen B-Schools, besides authoring 5 books on Tax and Investment published by reputed publishers, and serving on the Board of SVC Bank, and serving as a senior consultant at the Tata Management Training Centre in Pune. He also was on the Board of a KPO company in the pre-publishing services space, serving some of the world’s largest publishers.

Rajesh lives in Thane (near Mumbai) with his wife Shobhana, and is passionate about reading and keeping up with the latest happenings in technology.

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Swapna Marathe, Executive Editor

Swapna Marathe is the Executive Editor for Taxsutra suite of portals. She has more than 15 years of experience in Industry as well as Consultancy services in the field of Indian income tax and transfer pricing. She has been with Taxsutra since its inception in 2011 and prior to her Taxsutra stint, worked with reputed Indian private sector bank - ICICI Bank and Big 4 consultancy firm - Ernst & Young, in the field of taxation involving advisory, compliance and litigation work.

She is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and secured All India 18th rank in CA Final examination. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Mumbai.

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