Leadership & Team

Praveen Sethia, CA & AICWA

Founder & Director

Since his stint with IFCI in 1993-94, Praveen has steadily climbed his career graph which culminated in him turning Entrepreneur in 2010. He is a man with tremendous grit, determination and passion and possesses commendable leadership skills which get amply reflected in IAPL becoming a multi-location advisory outfit having total staff strength of 40+. He carries huge experience in corporate finance and banking and was responsible for setting up many units and business verticals during his long stint with SREI.That apart, he had held senior positions at ICICI Bank. He often shares his vision that of taking IAPL to the position of one of the very best financial advisory outfit in India.

Chander Prakash Bhardwaj, AICWA


CP, as Mr. Bhardwaj is fondly called, has over 20 years of experience in the Banking & Project Financial Services sector with vast knowledge of infrastructure domain in business and transaction advisory. At IAPL, he has led several domestic and cross-border transactions advising corporates on divestment & acquisitions, financial & strategic advisory, bid advisory for PPP transactions considering commercial & economic feasibility of the project and fund raising through equity, debt & structured finance. Under his leadership, IAPL has successfully forayed into Government Advisory business advising various State Governments and Autonomous Bodies on identification and implementation of PPP projects. By virtue of his strong and effective relationship with Government and Private Sector clients, IAPL has been able to position itself as a force to reckon with in the advisory business. He is well networked with industry players i.e. customers, financial institutions & various government departments. Prior to IAPL, in his last assignment with Reliance Capital Limited, he was heading Credit Underwriting Vertical for Reliance Commercial Finance and Reliance Home Finance. He has also worked with ICICI Bank Limited and was among one of the core team members which set up the Commercial Business vertical in the Bank. He has successfully set up and implemented functional processes at various levels in the organizations and now looks forward to more challenges in professional life.

Vipin Verma, MBA


Mr. Vipin Verma is a dynamic person and heads the Real Estate practice at IAPL. He has over 18 years of experience in Banking & Financial Services. Vipin is highly internally motivated and proactive person with hands-on style of leading large teams. He has well-rounded experience in Management of Sales, Credit, Collections and Operational Risk covering E2E business planning, Formulation & Implementation of Credit Risk policies, Underwriting, Portfolio management, Collections and Strategy, IT Infrastructure, Operations & Compliance Management.

Vipin has set up functional processes at various levels in different organizations (NBFC/Bank) & successfully managed credit risk of fairly large books in Retail Assets including Auto, Transportation Group, Construction Equipment, SME, Business /Personal and Gold Loans. As a seasoned Credit and Risk person, he has formulated numerous credit risk policies and developed various methods of portfolio analysis. Underwritten large loan portfolio comprising of small ticket to large ticket deals.

Anand Surange, BE & MBA


Mr. Anand Surange graduated as an engineer and has done MBA specialising in Finance. He's a tremendous educator and great human being. On the professional front, Anand has over 20 years of experience in the field of finance. Before joining IAPL, he had held senior positions at Birla Global Finance, ICICI Bank, Tata Capital. At ICICI, Anand had developed working capital, project finance and M&A opportunities in the logistics space, handled assignments for structured finance and project finance in Infrastructure and logistics domains. At Tata Capital he headed project finance in the Infrastructure space. He was responsible for debt funding / equity investments in infrastructure projects in various sectors such as construction, logistics, telecom, urban infrastructure, energy etc.

Sunita Sethia, CA


Sunita completed her Chartered Accountancy in 1993 after which she started her own practice and later got associated with “Vineet Kapoor & Associates, Chartered Accountants”, as a Partner and gained experience in the field of Auditing, submission of Returns and Bank Audits, advising client on capital structuring, financial analysis. She has experience of managing the process of financial modelling, financial closure, managing back office and quality assurance function. At IAPL she acts as the business controller and heads the HR function and is responsible for quality control and ensures adherence of internal quality standards and guidelines.

Virender Kataria, MBA

Vice President

In a career spanning 20 years, Mr. Virender Kataria has been a much travelled person. En route his career path, not only has he acquired high professional competency but he also had the privilege to learn and assimilate diverse cultures. It is this learning which makes Mr. Kataria the person he is. From a humble beginning in Indore & Gwalior to National Capital as Business Head at Intec Capital, he wore all hats with much ease and élan. He has been a huge asset to IAPL since joining in 2017. Some of the prominent pit stops in his professional career are ICICI Bank, SREI, Reliance Capital, and Dhanalakshmi Bank. He is a champion of SME space.

Deepesh Golechha, CA & CS

Deputy Vice President

Deepesh is the flag bearer for IAPL in Jaipur. He has developed a well-rounded understanding and experience of the finance sector by working with banks and the industry for more than a decade. His pleasant personality and absolute belief in the mantra of delivering value to the customer has hastened our rise in Rajasthan.

Hitesh Goel, CA

Associate Vice President

Hitesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant having 8 years of working experience. Hitesh had close to two years of experience in accounting and auditing before joining IAPL as a financial analyst. He is a diligent and smart working professional capable of executing full transaction cycle. His client centric approach has won him laurels both within and outside IAPL. Hitesh specializes in infrastructure domain and is an accomplished professional in making Financial Models & Information Memorandum, carrying out Due Diligence, Risk Assessment, and Credit Evaluation. He has been working with both private companies and government institutions with equal ease.