Team Members

Founder & Director

Niraj Bora

Mr Niraj is the founder and director of Surmount Business Advisors. The practice targets to become a strategic partner to the entrepreneur and enterprises to help expand businesses beyond their existing roots, professionalize their operations and enhance their management team.

Niraj started his career as an intern with Haribhakti & Co (then member of BDO International) and later joined Ernst & Young's Transaction Advisory Practice. He has diversified experience in Transaction Advisory (Buy/Sell Side), Fund Raising, Assurance, Taxation, IPO etc across Infrastructure & Real Estate, E commerce, Retail, Financial Services, Media & Entertainment and Education Segment. He has worked with some key Private Equity firms and key corporates in India including Reliance Group, M&M, Axis Bank, Piramal Group, Essel Group, HCL etc. Over the course of his career, he has worked on several transactions operating in diverse sectors including Real Estate & Infrastructure, Technology & Financial services, Media & Entertainment and E-Commerce Sector with revenues of over $10b and with Asset Under Management (AUM) of $1bn.

Niraj earned a B.Com from IGNOU, Delhi, Chartered Accountancy from ICAI in 2011 and Company Secretaryship from ICSI in 2010. He secured ranks thrice in Chartered Accountancy (ICAI) and Company Secretary (ICSI) Examinations. He was the Nagpur region topper in CA examinations in 2008 and has been rewarded with P.D.M Agrawal Best Student Award by Nagpur Chapter of ICAI in 2008.

Founder & Director

Deepak Soni

Mr Deepak has worked with firms like M/s Rajiv Shah & Co and Pipaliya Singhal & Associates. He was a part of Risk Advisory Practice in Mumbai and has gained diversified experience across Real Estate, Manufacturing, Logistics, Mining, Retail & Financial Services. He has also worked in Assurance,Taxation during his stint and has worked with some key groups in Maharashtra like Mehta Group, Agrawal Group, RAK Group etc.

Deepak completed his Chartered Accountancy from ICAI in 2010. He brings with him experience of about 7 years in providing Finance Domain.

Team Members

Sourabh Burad

Mr Sourabh started his career as an intern with M/s Khandelwal and Jain, Mumbai and later joined Ernst & Young's Assurance practice in Mumbai. He has diversified experience in Assurance, Taxation, IPO etc across Technology, Infrastructure & Real Estate, E-Commerce, Retail, Financial Services, Media & Entertainment and Education Segment. He has worked with some key companies in India in Telecom, Media, Stock Exchange, Shipping and Credit rating sectors in India. Over the course of his career, he has worked on several transactions operating in diverse sectors with revenues of over $5b.

Sourabh earned his B. Com from Mumbai University and Chartered Accountancy from ICAI in 2011. He worked in Ernst & Young till January 2014 as a Senior consultant and has been awarded the prestigous EY Excelletor award in 2013.

Deepak Nanda

Mr. Deepak Nanda comes with 3+ decades of fund raising experience across Equity, Debt, IPO’s, GDRs, Bond issue etc. and with his extended vision and in depth experience in the field of Financial Advisory Services.

In his professional journey of 30+ years as an Investment Banker he was associated with Citibank NA and various other local and foreign investment banks and has raised USD 6 billion (Rs.38,000 crores) of Equity, Debt & Transactions and Joint Ventures.

Mr. Nanda is a Chartered Accountant and secured AIR 2 in his CA Final & Intermediate exams. He completed his Graduation from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi, and secured 2nd position in Delhi University. He started his career with Price Waterhouse Coopers and was in its India and Overseas offices for a period of 7 years.

Kunal Kabra

Kunal has worked with various firms like Kirtane & Pandit, Kaloti & Lathiya and B P Kabra & Associates in different capacities

He has diversified experience in Risk Advisory, Internal Audit, Statutory Audit, Bank Audit and Direct taxation etc., across Information Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure & Real Estate, E-commerce, Retail and Manufacturing Segment like TATA Auto Comps Ltd Group and Emcure Pharmacueticals Ltd where he acquired knowledge about MIS, Taxation and SAP.

He completed his CA from in 2011, Graduation from BAMU and Cost & Works Accountant (CWA) with distinction from ICWAI in 2008.

Sanjay Agrawal

Sanjay has worked with reputed firms like Vipul Mehta & Associates, A N Gawade & Associates and Yashraj Munot & Associates in different capacities.

He has diversified experience in the area of Internal Audit & Risk Management, Tax Audit, Service Tax Scrutiny, etc.

Sanjay completed his Chartered Accountancy from ICAI in 2013 and Graduation from SRTMU Nanded.

Aditya Saraf

Mr. Aditya Saraf started his career as an article with M/s Arvind Sanghvi and Associates, Indore where he got exposures in the field of taxation, accountancy and finance. He has been with Surmount as a senior associate since October 2016 and handling matters related to Debt and Equity funding and Project Financing.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI in 2016 and also holds Bachelor’s degree of Commerce from Devi Ahilya Vishvavidhyala University (“DAVV”)

Shubha Joshi

Mrs. Shubha Joshi started her career as an article assistant with M/s Mittal and Associates, Mumbai and has a total experience of 7+ years. In her career she got exposures in the field of audit, taxation and accountancy. She has been with Surmount as an Associate since March 2016 and handling matters related to Direct Taxation, Indirect Taxation, Goods & Service Tax, Project Financing etc.

She is a qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI in 2017 and also holds Bachelor’s degree of Commerce from Amravati University.