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Advait Aundhkar

Chief Strategy Officer


Mr. Advait Aundhkar is an accomplished strategy Planner and Advisory professional with extensive background in sourcing and structuring deals for last 26 years within different Technology domain. In his current position at ESDS Software Solutions Ltd., Advait is the Chief Strategy Officer providing recommendations into market expansion (in India, MENA and Asia) through M&A, joint ventures, new builds and partnership opportunities, competitive positioning and product differentiation. Prior to this role, Advait was a Technical Director – KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd where he provided Advisory Consultancy for E-Governance, Metropolitan Planning, Greenfield Corridor Development, devising Real Estate Debt Instruments, Public-Private Partnership Engagements, Land Monetization, Transportation – Mobility Planning and Intelligent Transport Systems, Disaster Management – Incident Response, Early Warning Systems and devising Climate Change policies, Rural Transformation, Public Works and Large Infrastructure projects. Over the course of his career, Advait was involved in nearly $1 billion worth of Project Engagements, Corporate transactions, covering M&A, Procurement and debt restructuring

Prior to joining KPMG, Advait has spent 20 years in the large private sector entities like Reliance Industries, Adani Industries, Rolta India Ltd, where he served in key positions in Technology Transformation, Land Monetization and Fiduciary Planning of Large Projects. Advait began his career at Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority as an Landuse Planner and Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing Specialist to successfully roll out the Regional Plan of Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Advait has utilized his engineering, management and consulting experiences to serve as a bridge between engineering, architecture and business functions. As a Thought leader he has advised Senior Executives at a Global level including the Government and Enterprises and focused on diverse functions of a business entity in Government and Large Enterprises. He has assisted clients with creation of a development, delivery, and execution roadmap; helped the client to build an end-to-end Business Processes and Strategy in successful technology enablement in different sectors. He has multi-year experience in business critical enterprise software technology, assessing client needs, recommending solutions and managing large enterprise projects. Have a proven track record leading and managing onshore and offshore project teams

Advait holds Masters in Geography, Masters in Urban and Regional Planning and Executive MBA. Advait has been a Member of Indian Institute of Town Planners (IITP), Alumni of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkatta, Member - Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), Executive Member - CityNet- Seoul, Advisory Member – All India Institute of Local Self Government.

Advait has explored the power of Advocacy and Governance – that enables businesses to adapt and create a knowledge base for Processes & Benchmarks, Technology footprint and creative innovation with optimal Return on Investment.


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