• OUR TEAM

  • Walter D’Souza

    Walter is the Managing Partner of Walter & Associates (WNA) and Managing Director of Walter Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (WAPL). His role has been instrumental in the formation and growth of both the organisations over the years since their inception.

    A man of rare caliber, he used his intensive network and excellent rapport with banks, institutions, governmental and semi-governmental organisations to successfully plan and execute a diverse range of projects for his clients in India and overseas. Over the last three decades, he has advised corporates on business incubation, planning and funding, besides hand-holding several large organisations throughout their ventures.

    An eminent speaker on subjects such as project finance, management consultancy and incentives, he shares his knowledge and experience at various seminars conducted by the Western India Regional Council (WIRC) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bombay Chartered Accountants Society, The Chamber of Income Tax Consultants and lectures organised by the CA Study Circles across India. He also contributes to the WIRC referencer by way of articles on financial parameters.

    He loves travelling, besides exploring new challenges in various spheres. He has won a trusteeshipof ‘Muskaan Sharing Smiles’, an NGO set up for the benefit of slum kids.

  • Sunil Mehta

    Sunil joined as a partner of WNA in 1999. He became director at WAPL in 2013. He is a qualified CA with an extensive industry experience covering major industries such as Textile, Information Technology and Construction. His key strength includes comprehensive analysis of various aspects of business issues and chalking out innovative solutions for them. Besides engaging in various assignments of the Group, he’s independently involved in serving some of the organisation’s key clientele. He serves several other companies as director and is keen on attending conferences with diverse business themes.

  • Ashok Jain

    Ashok joined the Group in 2005. He currently heads the company's Direct Tax Practice and Consultancy in Domestic and International tax matters and also serves as the Director of WAPL. He capitalized on his knowledge in the fields of direct taxation and foreign investment and brings to the table a more than 25-year experience in search and seizure matters to render valuable consultancy services in Domestic and International Taxation for the organisation. He is adept at solving complex taxation issues for his clients.

  • Ramakant Kini

    Ramakant joined the Group in 2015. He also serves as the founder partner of Sterling Associates established in 2006. Prior to that, he served at JM Morgan Stanley Pvt. Ltd. where he headed the Legal and Compliance Cell of the investment banking division for 14 years with specific focus on transaction support. He also worked at AF Ferguson & Co. and E. Merck (India) Ltd. in their corporate tax division.

    As a qualified CA and CS with graduate degrees in Law and Commerce, Ramakant operates with sound technical experience in fundraising and Capital Markets Regulations. He owns vast knowledge of Business Restructuring along with rights issues by listed companies, buy-back offers, stock option schemes by listed companies, delisting offers, SEBI compliances for FIIs and Mutual Funds, formation and registration of Mutual Funds, FIIs and sub-accounts, private equity structuring and documentation, legally approved Demergers, Capital Reduction and FEMA related matters. His expert advisories range from tax-related issues for permanent establishments to restructuring intricate issues with cross-border implication for overseas parents of multinationals in respect of their revenues and incomes from India. He is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra, Goa and the ICAI.

  • Chintan Chheda

    Chintan joined the Group in 2013. Currently as Vice President – Advisory, he heads the Transaction advisory and Corporate Law practices besides assisting in Accounting and Tax compliance for the organisation’s clientele. He has led audits of listed companies, handled certifications for IPOs, Due Diligence, etc. Besides being a qualified CA, he holds rank at all levels in the CMA examination. He has sound technical knowledge of International GAAPs and Direct tax laws and carries an extensive experience in finalization of accounts of listed companies, Bank Audits, etc.

  • Ajinkya Bhambere

    Ajinkya joined the Group in 2011. He holds degrees in CA and CMA. His core competencies and skills include experience in Debt and Equity Syndication, Corporate and Project Finance, Financial Analysis and Financial Modeling. His key role at WAPL involves leading one of the core Project Finance teams, overlooking transaction execution which includes assimilation of information, liaison with banks, ensuring statutory compliances with regards to the transactions and active involvement with consultancy assignments.

  • Ketan Gandhi

    Ketan joined the Group in 2013. Earlier on, he had a fruitful association with Violet Arch Capital Advisors as Associate Director, Debt Capital Market in the Investment banking division. He has been raising funds for Infrastructure, Real Estate and NDFCs. While previously working with Anand Rathi Advisors and A.K. Capital Services, he was involved in debt-raising of several large corporate firms through the loan syndication and the NCD route. He is a qualified CA with a Master’s Degree in Commerce. He has strong origination business capabilities and great execution capabilities which includes networking with bankers.