Leadership Board

Supratim Sarkar

Supratim Sarkar an Engineer & MBA, is a seasoned financial professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He started his career with IDBI in 1995 and later joined SBICAPS, where he worked for over 21 years as a Group Head. There, he led a team of about 300 professionals in various areas of finance, including project finance, corporate finance, structured finance and advisory services for projects bidding, auctions of mines, disinvestments and other strategic areas.

With his vast experience, Supratim has been associated with different committees set up by the state governments and the Government of India. He has been involved in key projects, such as the reintroduction of the Development Financial Institution, the High Power Committee for the resolution of coastal power projects based on imported coal, and the resolution of tariffs for independent power producers in Maharashtra. He has also been instrumental in leading the ideation of the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCIL), previously known as the National Bad Bank, a significant development in the Indian financial landscape.

Supratim's contributions to the industry go beyond his professional roles. He has been an active participant in industry chambers such as the Confederation of Indian Industry and FICCI. He has represented these organizations in delegations to the US and Canada, along with government dignitaries, and has been a regular speaker at webinars and panel discussions organized by industry partners.

With his extensive experience in financial services, Supratim brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in project finance, corporate finance and government advisory. His strategic insights, policy formulation skills and industry leadership make him a valuable asset to Coeus Advisors.

Gopal Agarwal

Gopal Agarwal is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant (CA) with a remarkable career spanning over 30 years in the field of investment banking and corporate finance. He has held senior leadership roles in prestigious organizations like Adani Group, Bajaj Group, SBICAPS, and IDBI, where he has managed large teams and demonstrated exceptional financial acumen.

Gopal has a proven track record of successfully managing financial closure and refinancing of projects in infrastructure and core sectors, amounting to over $50bn. He is well-versed in devising financing strategies and approaches for fundraising and has been involved in various M&A, structured finance and bidding advisory deals. He has also played a key role in the resolution and restructuring of stressed assets, showcasing his expertise in handling different kinds of financial situations. With his extensive experience, he has established strong relationships and networks with banks, financial institutions, funds, large corporates and other stakeholders in the financial industry. He is known for his exceptional relationship management skills and networking capabilities, which have been instrumental in his success in the field of investment banking and corporate finance.

Gopal's expertise and knowledge in the field of infrastructure financing and related areas are widely recognized, as he has been invited as a speaker at various seminars and events in India and abroad, including Project Finance International, Indian Infrastructure, CA Institute, NIBM and many more. He has also been interviewed by prestigious magazines like Business India, PowerLine and Indian Infrastructure, among others, on his insights into infrastructure financing and related fields.

With his wealth of experience, strategic insights and proven track record, Gopal is a highly respected professional in the field of investment banking and corporate finance. His exceptional financial acumen, leadership skills and industry expertise make him a standout leader at Coeus Advisors.

Subhendu Moitra

Subhendu Moitra has over 33 years of leadership experience across Infrastructure Finance/Advisory, Investment Banking, Project Finance, Resolution of Stressed Assets, Government Advisory, M&A, and Development Banking, across sectors.  Till September 2022 he was working as Chief Credit Officer of IIFCL, an entity of Govt of India for promotion and funding of Infrastructure Projects. He was also member in the Board of IIFCL Projects Ltd, a company engaged in Project Advisory and Infrastructure Consultancy. Earlier he also worked as MD & CEO of a Special Situation Fund/ ARC owned by Indian Banks & FIs; as also Senior Vice President & Regional Head of SBI Capital Markets Ltd (SBICAP), a premier Investment Bank of India belonging to State Bank of India Group. For more than 14 years he worked for leading Bank and Development Financial Institution (DFI).

As a leader in his career, he has handled and led teams in a number of landmark assignments both as a lender and as an advisor. He advised and managed relationship with top management and sponsors of Private Corporates, central/State Government Departments, and Chambers etc. and also represented in high level Business Delegation and Seminars and as faculty for Training Sessions.

He is an Engineer with MBA and CAIIB.

Manish Kothary

Manish Kothary is a highly accomplished Chartered Accountant (CA) with around 24 years of experience in the field of investment banking and corporate finance. He has held senior roles in reputed organizations such as SBICAPS, JM Financial, Calyon Bank and Maruti, before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey in 2022.

With his deep expertise and experience, Manish has successfully led teams of professionals and closed mandates in various sectors, including infrastructure (power, road), core sectors (steel, sugar, textile, etc.), real estate, and government advisory mandates. He has a proven track record of handling debt resolution cases in diverse sectors under various RBI schemes, including IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code) cases.

Manish has a comprehensive understanding of corporate finance services, including debt raising for both Greenfield and Brownfield projects, debt refinancing with value accretive strategies for borrowers to increase tenor and reduce pricing, and various mergers and acquisitions, structured finance and bidding advisory deals. He is also well-versed in the resolution and restructuring of stressed assets, showcasing his expertise in managing complex financial situations.

In addition to his technical skills, Manish has established strong relationships with banks, financial institutions, fund houses, large corporates and other stakeholders in the finance industry, which further enhances his ability to deliver successful outcomes for his clients.

Manish's entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his extensive experience, is an asset to Coeus Advisors. His proficiency in managing diverse financial assignments, his strategic approach to problem-solving and his strong relationships in the industry make him a trusted advisor to our clients.

N. Prakash

N. Prakash, an Engineer and MBA with extensive experience in the field of finance, brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Having over 30 years of experience and long stints in the project and corporate finances, Prakash has developed a deep understanding of the intricacies of the financial field.

He has worked with a development banking institution and later has been associated with SBI Caps, where he focused on project advisory and structured finance. This diverse background has allowed him to accumulate knowledge across various sectors, including Power, EPC, Ports, Airports, Roads, and Oil & Gas.

His meticulous work in landmark restructuring transactions of large deal sizes and complex transaction types proves his expertise in finding innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Prakash's holistic knowledge and Industry experience coupled with his problem-solving skills, make him adept at tackling difficult financial issues. He leverages his diverse background to identify new and innovative solutions for his clients.

Anil Kumar Bhardwaj

Mr. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj, a Post Graduate in Economics, CAIIB and PGDFA, has extensive experience of over 4 decades in Financial Services sector. He has retired as General Manager from State Bank of India, the largest bank of the country.

Mr. Bhardwaj has worked in various verticals of the bank and held critical assignments like Branch Heads, Regional Manager, Deputy General Manager before superannuating as General Manager. He is a veteran in Corporate Credit and specializes in Project Finance, International Banking and Resolution of Stressed Assets. He has around 25 years of rich experience in Project and Corporate Finance including Financing/Syndicating of Infrastructure Projects especially Power and Roads. He has hands on experience in resolution of stressed assets including Deep Restructuring, Settlements, Assignments and Proceedings in CIRP.