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About Us

Started in 2016, Spice Route Finance is multidisciplinary firm established to provide services of very high quality in Financial and Strategic leadership areas which is seldom available to companies other than Larger corporate and multinational organisations. 

The services from the firm transform the way finance practice contributes to company's growth and enterprise value, the services range from providing

  • finance leadership through its CFO services to mid market and small business companies.

  • Business Advisory Services that unlocks enormous financial value.

  • pre-deal advisory that helps organisations to prepare well prior to start of deal discussions.

Large companies with presence in multiple geographies often struggle with process inefficiency due to lack of processes and expertise at scale, Spice Route Finance has more than 3 decades of experience in setting up Finance Shared Service COE.


Sriram Chidambaram

Founder & CFO Partner

Finance and management professional with 18 years of experience advising diversified industries on corporate strategy, finance, developing pricing models, contract management, audits, treasury and cash flow management, compliance and accounting.

Core Expertise: Financial Planning & Analysis, Strategic Planning, Cost management, Profit maximization, Defining and implementing Management Information and Decision Support System, Pre-Transaction Advisory & Data Room setup, corporate restructuring

Sriram is a Certified Management Accountant from CIMA UK, Fellow Cost & Management Accountant, Associate Company Secretary and EGMP from IIM Bangalore. 


Praveen Rane

Co-Founder & CFO Partner

Praveen is a Finance and Management professional with over 18 years of experience across diverse industries in the IT, Staffing and FMCG Industries.


Core Expertise: Restructuring business to build scale and maximize output; Finance Business Partnering to make sure that Finance is aligned with the growing needs of the business; Innovations through technology/ process / best practice to increase value for an enterprise; Simplifying complex business situations, to enable the business to move ahead.


Praveen is a Chartered Accountant by profession.


Dr. Uppiliappan Gopalan

Business Advisor

Visionary Leader with close to 18 years of corporate exposure in FMCG/ Retail / EPC / Automotive / Trading of Fortune 500 Companies. 

Core strength : Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Emerging Markets Development, Techno-commercial Evaluations, Financial Modeling and Business Valuations, Project Management (Greenfield / Brown Field), & Blue Ocean Strategies. 

Dr. Gopalan is a Chemical Engineer from IIT Madras, MBA from IIM Bangalore, Executive Diploma from London Business School. Dr.Gopalan holds a Doctorate Degree in Supply Chain & Finance Integration from Indian School of Business & Management. Prestigious awardee of Peter Drucker Award for the year 2016 for the outstanding performance in Finance & Business Process Improvement in strengthening & turning around business operations. 


Saket Drona

Business Advisor

A professional with 25 years of Operations Leadership, Service Delivery, setting up International Off-shoring locations & Shared Services COE’s. Offshoring expertise in multiple industries such as General Insurance, Retail Financial services, Mortgage, Hospitality, US Healthcare, Insurance & Skill Development.


Core expertise: Strategic & Tactical Operations Excellence, Process Excellence, People & Customer Engagement including impeccable client interactions.

Saket is a Bachelor in Art and Masters in Hotel Management by qualification. Saket has completed MDP from IIM Bangalore, Green belt certified in Six Sigma. 

Mathew Chacko

Legal Advisor

Mathew is a lawyer with a focus on cross border investments, data, technology and trade flows. He has acted on some of the most challenging cross border deals involving India Mathew is an Oxford educated corporate lawyer with 15 years of experience in advising Indian and multinational companies, entrepreneurs, inventors, government organizations and investment firms on corporate, commercial, intellectual property, information technology and employment laws. Mathew’s transactional experience has extended to deals in technology, media, telecom, renewable energy, education, financial technology and social impact investing.


Praveen Raju

Legal Advisor

Praveen is a corporate lawyer with over 15 years of experience. He has advised a multitude of corporate, investment funds and sovereign wealth funds in respect of domestic and international corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity / venture capital funding and primary market issuance. His experience spans deals across India, Singapore, China and Greater Asia.


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