Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti is a career Chartered Accountant, with over four decades of experience in developing and leading one of India’s most respected and diversified Chartered Accounting firms – Haribhakti & Co. LLP Chartered Accountants. He stepped away from the company’s management on attaining the age of 62 in 2018. He is now pursuing the establishment of high quality auditing globally through a “not for profit” initiative surrounding his recently authored book – “Audit Renaissance”.
To provide universal dispersion of his knowledge & experience in corporate governance he has teamed up with Mr. G N Bajpai (Ex. Chairman of SEBI & LIC) and Mr. Jangoo Dalal (Ex-MD of Cisco, DLink & Avaya) to manage Intuit Consulting Pvt. Ltd. which will provide digital-enabled Governance & Compliance support to corporations globally.
Mr. Haribhakti is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of L&T Finance Holdings Limited, L&T Mutual Fund and Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited. His other Key Directorships are: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (Times Group), Blue Star Limited, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, Ambuja Cements Limited, ACC Limited and Gaja Capital Group. He also serves on Advisory Boards of Doha Bank and Excellence Enablers Private Limited.
To serve the MSME community he has set up a verification, diligence and shared services firm know as New Haribhakti Business Services Group through a process of interactivity over the internet and digitization. This group will serve to support safe lending and timely recovery of finances in the MSME sector.
To give wing to equity investing in a “New India“ he has established, along with Mr. Abhay Havaldar and Mr. Rahul Mehta, Mentorcap Management Pvt. Ltd. to invest in a new age car washing enterprise, alkaline water and solar refrigeration through the supply chain.
Mr. Haribhakti actively promotes “shared value” creation and a green environment through his own enterprise Planet People & Profit Consulting Private Limited and his leadership roles as Chairman of United Way, and Chairman/Member of the CSR committees of some of the Boards that he serves on. He has successfully established the concept of “Innovate to Zero” which is in alignment with the idea of making the impact of every intervention focused, widespread, co-operative and far-reaching.
Mr. Haribhakti has a passion for teaching, writing and public speaking. He was associated with IIM-Ahmedabad as visiting faculty from 1981-83. He has led BMA, IIA (Mumbai), ICAI (WIRC), IMC, FPSB and Rotary Club of Bombay over the last several decades. For two years he served on the Standards Advisory Council of the IASB in London and was Chairman of NPS (National Pension Scheme) Trust from 2015-2017. He frequently contributes his views on public forums, to the press and to the electronic media.