Core Project & Advisory Team


T Durga Prasad, Chief Advisor

(Company - Statutory,Regulatory & Legal Compliance)

A qualified Company Secretary and Law Graduate having over 23 years of rich experience in Balaji Group of Companies and VGN group of Companies, in varied functions, such as Secretarial, Accounting, Financial and Legal, in the Sectors of Distilleries, Real Estate development, Iron and Steel, Timber and Non Banking Financial Company and currently offering consultancy services as a Company Secretary in Practice. Corporate and Legal assignments handled include ... Public Issue of Balaji Hotels & Enterprises Ltd, Offer for Sale of Balaji Distilleries Ltd, Documentation for Restructuring of Loans of Balaji Group, Amalgamation of Companies in the Balaji Group, Consortium funding documentation for Balaji Power Corporation with Ogden, USA, Procedural compliances for FDI from Hong Kong for M/s. Virgo Realtors Pvt Ltd. Headed SAP implementation for VGN as Process Head, which was implemented by M/s. Highbar Technologies Pvt Ltd and go-live done during April 2012(Modules implemented - FI, PS,MM, PP, P&M, SD, HR & CRM). Headed the internal Audit department of M/s. VGN Developers Pvt Ltd. Handling of Secretarial corporate functional areas including facilitating Incorporation of Companies/Societies, Compliances under Companies Act 2013, Due Diligence reports, Compliances under FEMA 1999, Compliances under SEBI Regulations, etc.,


Dr D M Nathaniel,Chief Advisor (Oil & Gas)

He is a PhD in geology (Sub Basalt Exploration), MSc (Tech) in Geophysics and MBA in HR Management. He is an Oil and Gas exploration and development consultant and worked for two premier oil companies in India : 8 years as VP (Exploration) in Reliance Industries Ltd and 27 years as DGM in ONGC. His professional career encompasses onshore, shallow-water, deep and ultra deep water exploration in varied geological settings viz passive, active and transform margins pertaining to both clastic and carbonate realms. His integrated approach to geology,... geophysics and geochemistry resulted into significant findings of new oil and gas reserves. During the course of 40 years journey with exploration, he experimented with geological models, carbonate buildups in the western offshore; expert system approach to model source rock faces from seismic stratigraphy, Miocene delta modelling in Ravva and Adjoins, KG Basin, Canyon Associated Fan Systems, for Lakwa-Barali sequence, Retrograde Delta Model etc.


Raja Venkatesh, Head

(NPA Recovery,Valuation & Sale of Assets)

He is a B.Com from D.G.Vaishnav College, Chennai, M.Com from Madras University, M.Sc. Real Estate Valuation from Annamalai University, currently doing B.G.L. from Annamalai University-.His past experience includes, Heading NPA Asset Recovery Division, Corporate Accounts/Housing Loan Accounts for Banks, stressed accounts resolution for ARCs and Technology Development Board. Becons will provide the following services under this practice :...  Resolution of all NPA Accounts. (Corporate/Housing/ARCs/Banks/Government Departments)  Inventory - Detailed inventory and valuation of the secured assets  Possession under Sarfaesi Act & DRT  Receivership (DRT/High Court)  Custodian Services- to act as a custodian of the assets of the company  Market Making,  Tender, Auction and Private Sale.  To assist banks in identification of buyers through Public Sale process for disposal of assets.  Valuation of Fixed Assets for NCLT, Banks and Corporates


M V Mani Babu (Legal Advisor)

He is a Bachelor in Law and member of the Tamilnadu Bar Council, Chennai. He has attended Proceedings in various suits filed by/against banks before DRT/DRAT/District Sub Courts and High Court. He has coordinated with Recovery Officers in recovery proceedings. Preparation & approval of draft plaint & other interlocutory Affidavits/Petitions. Coordinated with the Authorised Officer for taking action under SARFAESI Act. Conducted due diligence & Title vetting


Dr S. Gomathinayagam, Chief Advisor

(Renewable Energy)

Independent Consultant & IPMA-A Certified Project Director in Project Management, Phd-IITM(Ocean Engg), MS-IITM (Strut.Engg),BE-NITT (Civil Engg), PDPP, PG Diploma on Public Procurement by AIMA-World Bank New Delhi. Served 25 years in SERC-CSIR (1983-2009); 8 years as Director General of National Institute of Wind Energy, MNRE GoI (2009-2017 ); since Feb 2017 onwards involved in Wind Energy and Solar Energy development, Industrial Consultancy and ... multi-disciplinary Engineering ( Structures/Foundations/Wind Energy/Solar Energy) advisory services including Structural Dynamic Analysis, design, testing Instrumentation and field measurements , Engineering Capacity/Institution & Institutional capacity building, and Scientific & Industrial research and development, Expert member of Global Advisory committee of International Solar Alliance, ISA-New Delhi, seasoned member/chairman of several/PhD/selection/RE Performance Awards-GBC-CII/RE investment and policy think-tank/national/high level Institutional/university/interview/Project management/monitoring committees


Mr K Ravishankar,Chief Advisor

(Design & Detailed Engineering-Process Industries)

A Chemical Engineer from BITS Pilani has over three decades of experience in the process engineering industry. His expertise includes design, execution, commissioning and Advanced Process Control of refinery and petrochemical plants.Was head of process group in Foster Wheeler India between Oct 2006 and July 2010 and head of Design Assurance and Commissioning. Worked in Yokogawa Engineering Asia, Singapore in their Advanced Process Control Center ...established in alliance with Shell Global Solutions. Prior to that was employed in Engineers India Limited in their Operations and Process Design Groups. Detailed engineering experience in Petrochemical and Refineries. Responsible as Lead Engineer in several projects.


K N Gopalan,Chief Advisor

(Design & Detailed Engineering-Infra projects)

A Civil Engineer having 39+ years of hands on experience in grass root / revamp projects of Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries, Infrastructure projects/Buildings in various roles as CSA engineer,Engineering Manager and Project Manager.He has worked for long periods in Engineers India Ltd and Technip FMC.His expertise includes Developing Plot plan,overall facilities layouts including Plant and Non Plant Buildings complying with OISD and other statutory norms,Preparation of estimations ...and bids and proposals for Refinery, Fertilizer and infrastructure projects,Developing project execution plan, procurement plan, construction strategies and contract management.He is also well versed in Detailed engineering and 3D modeling, analysis,design reports and drawings,review of vendor documents. Has carried out detailed engineering for various projects of all sites of Dow Chemical globally.Has visited Tarragona(Spain),Terneuzen (Netherlands), Leipzig (Germany) and Freeport (Texas,USA).Has been technical team member for due diligence of ICS-NPK fertilizer plant in Senegal, Africa. Certified Lead auditor-ISO 9001 and Lean & Six Sigma Green Belt.


N. Krishnan,Chief Advisor

( Water Treatment & Distribution incl Desalination Projects )

He is a Civil Engineer from M.K. University and a M.Tech., in Environmental Engineering & Sanitation from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Mr.Krishnan also received Management training and earned an S.M.E.P.from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has undergone several training programmes at WSI Membrane Systems Production facility in RASCO, USA,Saceccav Depurzioni Sacede, Milano and Desio, Italy and Jones + Attwood,... Birminghom,UK.He is also a member of Indian Water Works Association,Indian Environmental Engineers Association and Indian Desalination Association.Mr.Krishnan has considerable operational experience in the water industry, waste water processing and treatment.He has held several engineering and management positions with various water companies and worked extensively with the World Bank funded projects in India.