|C M Sharma|
C M Sharma is our mentor and advisor.
Mr. Sharma has significant experience in building start-ups and turning around the companies. He has worked with Aegis as Global CFO for over 11 years where he was responsible for global M&A, cross border financing, strategy, unit operations, corporate finance, business planning, investor relations, accounts, treasury, cross-border taxation, transfer pricing, legal and secretarial functions. Mr. Sharma brings with him more than 26 years of experience in managing businesses and corporate finance in various industries, including BPO, chemicals, textiles, steel and electronics.
At Aegis, Mr. Sharma was a key member of the Core Team who engineered a spectacular growth story interwoven with organic and inorganic wins. From < $60 million revenues in 2005, aegis became a successful us$ 1 billion revenue company in about six years which made it one of the fastest growing companies in the bpo sector. mr sharma was instrumental in aegis completing 16+ successful acquisitions in a short span of 5 years, resulting in larger than expected returns. mr sharma also led a transaction successfully to unlock value of part aegis by selling us, philippines and costa rica businesses in july 2014 at $610 mn (valued at around 9xebidta multiple) to a leading strategic global player based in usa, giving over 10x return to shareholders in 9 years. today aegis is a global player with more than 40,000 employees with presence in 10 countries.
Prior to joining Aegis, Mr. Sharma was the CFO of Colwell & Salmon, a BPO company with facilities in New York and Delhi. He has also worked with GHCL Ltd., a leading soda ash producer and textile manufacturer in India. Mr. Sharma has significant experience in turning around startup companies by increasing margins through controlling and re-engineering costs. He has also been instrumental in conducting successful M&A transactions across the globe.
Mr. Sharma is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has also completed Leadership Development Program of IIM, Kozhikode. He is also COPC certified in HPMT (High Performance Management Techniques).
Mr. Sharma has been awarded the CFO of the Year for excellence in Merger & Acquisition by IMA India in 2010. He has also been awarded CFO of the Year in the Service Sector category for the year 2010 and CA Global Business Achiever in 2011 by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for his exceptional performance and achievements. Mr Sharma is also recipient of the CFO100 Role of Honour Award from 9.9 Media, CFO India magazine in March 2012 and March 2013.
Devraj is our advisor and guiding spirit in the area of technology and operations.
Devraj, having over 40 years of rich experience started his career with Indian Air Force (IAF) and retired as a Wing Commander in 1995 after 21 years of service. He then started his career in private sector and worked at very senior levels with leading Indian corporates, namely RPG Paging, Dishnet DSL, Colwell & Salmon, and AGC Networks. He has been instrumental in formulating the strategies for technology, infrastructure and operational management for various startups in Telecom, Information Technologies, Call Center and BPOs sector.
He was also associated with Tata Teleservices and Airtel Broadband in his entrepreneurship role for provisioning of installation and fault repair, verification, collection and retention Services in Delhi and NCR.
His current interests include astrology and emerging e-commerce businesses. He is currently the Secretary of Rotary Club of Noida Excellence.
Devraj is Engineering Graduate from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi (1974 Batch) and a Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE).