Our Team

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Synergy's cross-functional team combines deep finance, technical, and operating capabilities with an entrepreneurial mindset, embodying the guiding principle of "more than the sum of its parts". The team members have been responsible for assets producing 125 million tons per year of steel, 100 million tons of various types of mined products, and 4GW of power, and other large operations Upstream and Downstream Energy, Cement and Infrastructure. On the investment side, Synergy's principals have successfully executed over $100 billion worth of M&A and capital markets transactions in the natural resources space. Many of our key team members have been working together for over 20 years

Sudhir Maheshwari

Founder & Managing Partner

Sudhir founded Synergy in 2015. Prior to that, he was a leading and integral part in the creation of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company. He served on the Group Management Board and acted as the Alternate Chairman of the Corporate Finance and Tax Committee leading Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Global tax, etc. He is credited with over US$ 100 billion of M&A and divestitures and over US$ 100 billion of diverse financing transactions. His professional career has exposed him to over 100 countries.

He also managed Mittal Investments in oil and gas, cement and infrastructure where he structured equity investments of US$ 1.5 billion over US$ 8 billion assets under management.

Davinder K. Chugh

Senior Partner

Prior to joining Synergy in 2016, Davinder had a successful career at ArcelorMittal spanning 20 years including 10 years at the Group Management Board. He had previously spent 20 years at Steel Authority of India Limited. A highly regarded techno-commercial expert, his expertise and experience includes Operations and Operational strategy, Shared Services and commercial negotiation.  He is uniquely placed to advise and support businesses in emerging out of crisis and assuming market leadership.

Gonzalo Waldman

Managing Director

Gonzalo has 20 years of global finance experience in investment banking, private equity and Fortune 50 companies gained through his engagements at UBS in New York (metals and mining and natural resources), a Private Equity fund in Shanghai and Pepsico in Dubai. He has structured and executed M&A, JVs and capital market transactions totalling over US$ 100 billion, in both developed and emerging markets.

AP Choudhary

Partner

AP Choudhary is a seasoned and highly experienced executive with nearly 40 years of both operational and management experience within the steel, mining and engineering industry gained in India, Thailand and through extensive global travels on behalf of public sector undertakings of Government of India.

Hywel Phillip

Managing Director and General Counsel

Hywel is a highly experienced British lawyer who has had diverse experience working as a partner at a leading UK practice and thereafter as General Counsel in diverse investment companies in Singapore.

Mukund Kulkarni

Director

Mukund is a proven techno-commercial senior executive with nearly 40 years’ experience in Steel & Mining Industry globally including in India, Indonesia, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East.

Sreenivas Prasad Prayaga

Director

Prasad is a highly experienced executive with over 30 years of experience in Steel and Mining Industry acquired in Liberia, Kazahkstan, Algeria and India.

Ajitesh Pahwa

General Manager

Ajitesh has over 5 years of experience in valuation, financial modelling, value investing and fundamental research of public and private companies gained through engagement at investment banking and strategic advisory firms.

Legal Counsel

Gregory has over 6 years of experience practising law in Singapore. His expertise includes advising on international private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and transaction finance. Gregory is a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) Cum Laude graduate from Singapore Management University.

Atul Gupta

Managing Director

Atul is a seasoned professional with a varied experience in both the industry and investment community. His experience extends across a range of industries such as steel and mining, textiles, sugar, apparel and most recently Private Equity and Family Office.

Gunjan Beria

Vice President

Gunjan is a transaction services and management expert in the areas of audit, due diligences, financial modelling, etc having worked previously with Deloitte, Ernst and Young and Tata Steel.

Mihaela Rusnac

Finance Controller

Mihaela is a strategic and analytical finance professional with over 10 years of progressive experience

Lee Thompson

Compliance & Money Laundering Reporting Officer

Lee has worked as a compliance professional for the past 14 years in both the UK and Dubai, spanning Private Banking and Wealth & Asset Management institutions.  Lee is a DFSA Authorised Individual holding the roles of Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Finance Manager

Mona works in the Accounts team for Synergy Capital. She has 12 years of experience in Accounting in Accounts Payable, General Accounting, Cost / Project Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Treasury, Fixed Assets and Financial Statements. Mona is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.

Mayank Misra

Executive Director

Mayank has 16+ years experience in global investing having worked with General Electric in New York, London, Madrid, Hongkong, Seoul and Mumbai.

He is a Sloan Fellow from Stanford Business School.

Ashis Mahapatro

Vice President

Ashis has over 18 years of  experience in sourcing and procurement, working in India and Indonesia.

Vishnu Bheemacharla

General Manager

Vishnu has over 10 years’ experience in steel, power and FMCG sectors. His experience and expertise includes Project Finance, Debt Restructuring, Costing and MIS, financial modeling and taxation.

Vaibhav Bharadia

General Manager

Vaibhav has nearly 15 years of experience in investment analysis, equity and business strategy research, financial modelling and business projection.

Manager

Saurabh has over 5 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary in India. 

Saurabh is a  Chartered Accountant graduate from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Company Secretary graduate from Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Bachelor in Commerce graduate from MDS University Ajmer.

Abhijit Roy

Analyst

Abhijit is a recent graduate in BSc Hons in Economics, Finance and International Business from Oxford Brookes University.

Finance Assistant

Louchelle is a Certified Public Accountant and has meaningful experience as a Finance Accountant in the last five years. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science and Accountancy and Bachelor in Science in Management Accountant.

Sheila P Narvasa

Office Administrator & HR

Sheila is an accomplished office administrator professional with over 15 years of experience in providing administrative and executive support. She is a graduate of Bachelor in Business Education and a certified Human Resource Professional.

IT Specialist

Noushad is an ICT professional with more than 7 years of experience with highly-developed skills in both technical and managerial aspects of the ICT industry. He is certified in

CCNA & MNA Cloud and completed his diploma in Computer Science.