Board of Advisors Print

Rajan Kalia is the co-founder of Salto Dee Fe (SDF) Consulting Service. SDF Consulting is a business enabling firm which works on two critical business intersection(s) of Strategy & Execution; Business & HR. Rajan brings in a rich experience of 20 years in Human Resources in varied settings. In the past he has worked for Max Life Insurance (MLI), Coca-Cola India, Eicher and Ballarpur Industries. Under his leadership MLI won Great Places to Work and Gallup Best Workplace Award.

Over the years, Rajan has been instrumental in setting up HR functions and has worked on formulating the philosophy, strategy and policies of the HR function to drive business strategy. He has specific expertise in the areas of building Business Partnerships and Organization Transformation, with in-depth knowledge of Performance Management, Compensation, Training, Talent Management and Management Development.

He is coaching senior management with organizations on behalf of DDI. He is also associated with Harvard Business Press as a facilitator.


Arunav Banerjee, President & Chief Researcher SOIL Innovation Board. Arunav Banerjee is currently the Director-Executive Education at SOIL. He has 15 years of consulting experience & has worked with firms such as Ernst & Young, Arthur Andersen, & PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He had earlier launched his own consulting firm Triple A Consulting. His areas of expertise include Organisation Design & Structuring including branding for several organisations across sectors. He has also developed his own job evaluation methodology which has been tested across many companies including Infosys.

Arunav also enjoys coaching & mentoring. He writes a column for the Hindustan Times on career related discussions. He completed his Bachelors degree from IIT Kharagpur and then did his Post Graduation in Behavioural Sciences from IIM, Kolkata. He also has a degree in Law from Bangalore University.


OP Chhatwal, Retired Dy. Inspector, General, CBI

Mr. O P Chhatwal has the distinction of being seasoned professional deep-domain know-how in matters relating to fraud. As part of the AuthBridge Board, he plays a stellar role in defining and mentoring the organisation on processes to handling cases of forgery, impropriety, swindling and others similar offences.

Mr. Chhatwal retired from active police service as Deputy Inspector General, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the agency for 40 years. In his career, Mr. Chhatwal investigated many cases of Corruption against senior public servants and acted as the Presenting Officer in such departmental proceedings. For his meritorious services, Mr. Chhatwal received the CBI Gold Medal for Best Investigating Officer in 1984.

Amongst numerous headline matters, Mr Chhatwal supervised the Mumbai serial bomb blast cases of 1993. He successfully handled the extradition of underworld don Abu Salem and his consort from Portugal. He also has the experience of investigating bank frauds, forgery, hijacking and terrorist offences.


Niraj Kumar , Partner, DSK Legal

Niraj Kumar is a Partner in the New Delhi Office, with nine years of standing at the bar. Niraj is registered with Bar Council of India, and has significant experience in transaction practice, especially Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets. He has in the past been associated with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Fox Mandal and was heading corporate practice of Agarwal Law Associate before joining DSK Legal.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate and commercial transactions including deal structuring, negotiation, documentation and execution of transactions.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Transfer, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliance, Private Equity, setting up of businesses in India.

  • Capital market transactions including public issues on Indian and overseas bourses, QIPs, rights issue and issuance of debt instruments.

  • General corporate advisory.

Samir Kapur, Independent Communications Super Specialist

Samir Kapur has more than 13 years of experience in corporate communications and strategic planning. In this professional tenure, Samir has held senior leadership position at organisations such as ESPN Star Sports, Perfect Relations PR, O&M PR and Ricoh India.

Former Head Corporate Communications and companies like Religare and Fullerton India Credit, a business initiative of Government of Singapore’s Temasek Group

As a member of the board, Samir brings to AuthBridge expert insight in developing marketing communications strategy and its process-driven execution.

Samir has an extensive communications and public relations experience in financial reporting, government affairs, investor relations and corporate social responsibility.

Besides AuthBridge, Samir is on the board of Invest Shoppe –a financial planning company affiliated to the HB Group . He is also an advisor to Kotak Life Insurance.

Samir is an engineer, and an MBA with specialisation in finance and marketing. He also has a doctorate in business management.


Subinder Khurana Ex-VP, Cognizant & President, Millennium City Society

Subinder Khurana (Ex-VP, Cognizant & President, Millennium City Society) is an IIT Delhi graduate with over 20 years of professional experience in building organizations and entrepreneurship. He is also a Mentor at NASSCOM Emerge Forum, other Emerging Companies.

 He is an Entrepreneur and Organization builder with a successful track record. Built businesses, sold and delivered products and consulting services, and developed software products, both in India and the US. Subinder has the experience of two strategic exits – EZPower Systems, a software products company he co-founded (now a part of Oracle), and marketRx, a product-enabled marketing analytics company (acquired by Cognizant).

Advised/ mentored several startups including Druva Software, JustMyNeighbour, AuthBridge and Power2SME.

His area of expertise are:

Business Analytics, Startups, Building Management teams, Organization Systems and Processes, Sales & Marketing Consulting, Managing Knowledge Services, Software Product Development, Data Management, Venture Financing