The Leadership Team

Rajat, Founder & Initiator

Rajat is the Founding Director of Inheritance Needs Services Pvt. Ltd. (INSPL), along with his wife Devjani who serves as Co-Founder.

He is a law graduate and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Company Secretaries of India.

He started his career with the Reserve Bank of India. He has experience of over three decades in handling financial, secretarial, and legal functions with corporates in diverse sectors such as textiles, pharmaceuticals, credit rating, shipping, logistics, hydrocarbon and investment banking.

Rajat’s corporate experience included dealing with Strategic Investors, Private Equity Investors and Public Market Investors – (retail & institutional) in companies, which had equity issuance through PIPE, IPO, Rights and Preferential allotments. His experience with CRISIL during the rating exercise exposed him to diverse capital instruments and structures. He was a core team member in Torrent Group’s first company, which tapped IPO markets, and was fortunate to take CRISIL to the markets as well. He has hands-on experience with demerger processes, coupled with academics-enabled exposure to distinct situations on transmission and succession matters. Rajat has worked with professionally managed, institutionally-owned, as well as family-run businesses.

Rajat has worked under different statutory regimes – from the Controller of Capital Issues’ to free pricing by markets governed by SEBI. His first-hand experience in Initial Public Offerings, Rights Issuance and Demerger processes has provided him with robust experiential insights to support the backbone of his theoretical knowledge.

The current service offerings of INSPL encompass interaction with diverse counter parties, and require consistent follow-ups with stakeholders, clarity of concepts which form the foundation of representative communication and enable rightful representation for our esteemed clientele.

Rajat and Devjani are supported by a team of young and passionate professionals with varied experience and multifaceted educational backgrounds. This team comprises self-motivated professionals with sound domain knowledge and corporate experience in the fields of banking, finance, secretarial, legal, investor relations and share registry.

Shobhana Iyer

Shobhana Iyer, Chief Interface Officer

Shobhana is a finance professional and has worked across financial institutions in India and abroad.

She started her career as a member of the founding team at the first Venture Fund  (co-sponsored by the World Bank) set up in India. As a part of the core team, she was exposed to setting up systems, project evaluation, capital structuring, due diligence, disbursement and monitoring.

A role in ICICI Bank in the Group Credit Risk team sharpened her insights into risk evaluation and monitoring. She then relocated to Dubai, where she worked with the First Mortgage Finance Company, and was instrumental in setting up the mortgage desk at Mashreq Bank. She later served as an Advisor–Special Pprojects with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment (a Dubai Government entity).

Having worked with a multinational bank as Sr. Private Lending Specialist supporting the growth of credit businesses, she has a keen understanding of all aspects of wealth management services.

Shobhana is qualified C. F. A. (India), M. B. A. (Finance)

Sandeep Vadnere

Sandeep Vadnere, Chief Technology Officer

A product strategist with over 14 years of experience across engineering, service management and marketing domains, Sandeep was also a part of the core team at Head Honchos. In this role he established and grew the engineering and product teams,  and was involved all the way from conceptualising to scaling up the idea to a sustainable and successful business. Sandeep was instrumental in defining the product roadmap & technology landscape.

Before starting Head Honchos, Sandeep was also one of the founding team members of Kasper Consulting, a boutique consulting firm based in Gurgaon.

He also started ‘Leap of Faith’ in Delhi (Blanket distribution)

An alumnus of Infosys Technologies Ltd, Sandeep holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from VESIT, Mumbai and a PGDM from XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur.