Late Homi Aibara

Founding Partner
B.Com. (Hons); F.C.A. (England & Wales)

Homi Aibara was the founding partner of the Business Consulting Division at Mahajan & Aibara. He was a qualified Chartered Accountant from the U.K. Unfortunately he passed away in October 2015.

Homi had 34 years post qualification experience in Consulting and had worked for and with some of the larger players in the Indian tourism, hospitality & real estate industries, food service providers, tour operators and transportation companies.

Mohan Mahajan

Senior Partner
B.Sc. Econ. (London); F.C.A. (England & Wales)

Mohan Mahajan studied at St. Stephen’s College (Delhi) and The London School of Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the U.K. He specialises is performance reviews, due diligences, risk management and execution of buy and sell mandates.

Mrugesh C. Shah

Senior Partner
B.Com., F.C.A

Mrugesh Shah was earlier in the Management Consulting Division of S. B. Billimoria. Mrugesh is a first class graduate from Bombay University (B.Com.) and was placed 9th in the all-India merit list in the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mrugesh has 25 years post-qualification experience and has specialised in business consulting assignments, acquisitions related advisory services, systems studies and management audit assignments. He has handled a large range of clients including multinationals and Indian public limited companies.

Tanaaz B. Kasad

B.Com., P.G.D.B.M (Finance)

Tanaaz has over 20 years post qualification experience in consultancy and has vast knowledge of the hospitality, real estate, retail and banking sectors. Her specialisation includes concept, site identification & evaluation, market assessment, techno-economic feasibility, valuation studies and private equity placement activities for hospitality and integrated real estate projects. She has undertaken operator search & management contract negotiations.

She has also done several market / industry sector studies, entry strategy & business plans for international clients across diverse verticals.

Jehangir Aibara

B.A. (Finance), MMH (Cornell)

Jehangir graduated form the Masters in Management Hospitality (MMH) program at the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell. Jehangir concentrated in Real Estate during his time at Cornell. He is a B.A. graduate from Franklin & Marshal College in the United States.

Jehangir has been working at the firm for over seven years on market & feasibility studies, private equity placement activities, bid process management, deal documentation, asset management and operator search activities for hospitality and real estate related projects.

Sumit Guha

Senior Advisor

Sumit has 25 years work experience across functions and companies of the TATA Group and is a senior advisor to our Hospitality and Real Estate practice after most recently heading Development at the Taj (IHCL) and more recently as Deputy MD of Tata Realty & Infrastructure.

Sumit is a highly analytical decision-maker with extensive experience in planning, building, acquiring and turning around hospitality / commercial and retail real estate projects.

Dinesh Sidhpura

Associate Director
B.Com., A.C.A

Dinesh is a Chartered Accountant and a first class graduate from Mumbai Unversity over 10 years of post qualification experience.

Prior to M & A, Dinesh has two years of post qualification experience working for Hedge Funds, where he gained exposure to variety of financial products. He has worked in the firm for over 8 years and specializes in market & feasibility studies, lease negotiations, equity placements, valuations and financial due diligence.

Mansi Khatiwala

Senior Consultant
B.Com, P.G.D.M (Marketing)

Mansi has a 12 years post qualification experience in consulting. She has participated in National Level Business Plan Competitions.

She has a strong background in Market Research and related activities. She has also undertaken location studies, site identification projects, market surveys, techno-economic feasibilities and financial modelling for hospitality and real estate related projects. Besides working on hotels, resorts and mixed-use developments, she has worked extensively on clubs & golf developments and conventions & exhibition centres.

Ridhi Kapoor Shanghvi

Senior Consultant
B.A (Economics & Statistics)., MSC. Finance

Ridhi is a Masters in Finance from Warwick Business School and a first class Graduate from Mumbai University.

She has interned with the firm in the past and has now been with the firm for over seven years as a full time consultant specializing in operator searches, management contract negotiations, drafting of contracts and associated documentation, market research, feasibility studies and financial modelling.

Nikita Tuteja

Junior Consultant
B. Com., M. Com. (Accounts)

Nikita is pursuing Chartered Accountancy at present and has completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Commerce from the Mumbai University, with a specialisation in Accounts. She has completed 3 years of her articleship in statutory audits of hotels, clubs and city development and real estate companies. Her present focus is on market research, feasibility studies and financial modelling.