Our management is made of seasoned professionals with significant experience and complementary skills. With decades of combined experience in management and strategy consulting, IT, economic research, banking, and equity research, their objective is to add value to clients’ businesses.

Arun-Jethmalani

Arun Jethmalani – Managing Director

Arun’s nearly 30-year working career spans IT services outsourcing, management consulting, market research, equity research, competitive intelligence and web publishing.

Prior to starting ValueNotes, he ran an equity research and advisory service, evaluating investment opportunities for a variety of clients. He also worked closely with several technology start-ups in an advisory role. This was preceded by a stint in management consulting with Business Consulting Group (now Avalon), where Arun worked with some of India’s largest corporations in devising market entry strategies, project financing, and feasibility studies.

Arun started his career with Tata Unisys (now Tata Infotech) in Mumbai where he handled marketing support for the finance & banking group. As part of his assignment, he spent a year with Unisys in Atlanta, working on software assignments for international clients, primarily in the banking sector.

Arun has been extensively published in leading business journals. His weekly investment column – ‘Value for Money’ – published in the Sunday Economic Times, ran for almost ten years. He is a regular speaker at competitive intelligence, outsourcing, technology, Internet, and finance events. Arun is the founder and current chairman of the SCIP (India) Chapter.

Education: B Tech from IIT Bombay, MS from Duke University, NC, USA

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Rohan

Rohan Dholam – Head Of Research

Rohan leads the research delivery team at ValueNotes and manages operations, service delivery and client relationships. He has devised effective business strategies for a broad spectrum of clients – that include Fortune 500 companies, the big four consulting firms, large enterprises and start-ups – in India, the US, Europe, APAC and the GCC markets. With over ten years of experience, he has worked on a variety of engagements such as attractiveness assessments, market entry & growth strategy, competitor intelligence, due diligence, business plans and feasibility studies. Prior to ValueNotes, Rohan was with Aranca in Mumbai.

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration – International Business, Bombay University
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Sangeeta-Ganapathy

Sangeeta Ganapathy – Director

As a founder member, Sangeeta heads the HR function, along with finance and technology at ValueNotes, where her strong operational and process knowledge are leveraged to build a sustainable infrastructure for growth.

During her 25-year career, Sangeeta spent almost a decade with Citibank India handling technology and operations, and helped set up their custody business. Prior to that, she spent five years at Tata Unisys developing software for several banks based in the US, Europe and New Zealand.

Education: BA in Economics, MBA from Symbiosis, Pune

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Varsha Chitale – Director

Varsha was one of the founder members of ValueNotes and spent nearly 17 years with the firm. She has since retired but continues to play an advisory role as a non-executive director. With over 20 years’ experience in research and consulting, she has undertaken business and economic research in a variety of organizations. Besides ValueNotes (where she was instrumental in spearheading the competitive intelligence practice), Varsha has worked with Strategic Management Centre, IIM in Bangalore, and with HDFC at their Mumbai headquarters. She has been widely published in leading journals, and has presented at several international events.

Education: MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics; qualified CFA & member of the Council of Chartered Financial Analysts of India

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