Mr. Pankaj Kumar Gupta is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with experience of more than 38 years in sectors such as banking, insurance, merchant banking and financial services viz., corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, feasibility studies, project finance, private placements, accounting and taxation. Has handled assignments as Central Statutory Auditors of Banks and Institutions viz; Bank of Baroda, Central Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, General Insurance Corporation, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Indian Rare Earths and Zonal Audits of Steel Authority of India, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited besides private sector clients. He also has been associated with assignments involving Investigative Audits, Monitoring of Borrowal Accounts, valuations among other related specialized professional assignments allotted to his firm of Chartered Accountants which was founded by him. The firm is on the panel of various Banks and Institutions. He is an independent Director on the Board of IDBI Trusteeship Services Limited and member of its various committees and Chairman of its Audit Sub-Committee of the Board. He is also an independent Director on the Board of Arihant Capital Markets Limited, and is the Chairman of West End Investment & Finance Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. and Vice Chairman of Invent Assets Securitisation & Reconstruction Private Limited, besides being a Senior Partner and founder of Shah Gupta & Co., an established firm of Chartered Accountants since 1976 and was a Member of the Primary Market Advisory Committee of Securities and Exchange Board of India in the past.