Management

Sushil Kaushik, FCA
Executive Director
A veteran financial industry professional with over 29 years of experience, Sushil is one of the leading experts in Corporate and Infrastructure Finance. He has concluded numerous transactions including raising funds through Structured Financial Products, Equity Flotations and Financing Infrastructure Projects in local and international markets. Prior to co-founding Fortress, Sushil was instrumental in establishing the Corporate Finance business for reputed groups like Tata’s and Times of India. Sushil is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and British Chevening Scholar from London School of Economics.

Upendra Kulkarni, FCA
Executive Director
Upendra is a leading Investment Banker with over 29 years of experience in executing diverse transactions involving Equity Placements, GDRs, Convertibles and Wealth Management. He has in-depth understanding of Global Financial Markets, Commodities Trade and Currency Markets. Prior to co-founding Fortress, Upendra was part of the senior management responsible for development of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Businesses in prestigious groups like Tata’s and Times of India.Upendra is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and British Chevening Scholar from London School of Economics.

A S Kumar, MBA
Director – Infrastructure Advisory
Kumar has over 28 years of experience in the financial services sector. He specializes in Project Finance, Corporate and Project Advisory Services. His expertise lies in Project Conceptualizations, Feasibility Studies, Project Structuring & Development Strategy, Institutional & Economic Development Studies among others. Kumar has extensively dealt with various Government Institutions and Bodies for Development and Financing of numerous Infrastructure Projects in India. Kumar is a founding member of FORTRESS and prior to that has worked with Tata’s and Times of India group. Kumar is a Post Graduate in Management Studies from University of Mumbai.

Jagdish Lavekar,MBA
Director – Corporate Finance
Jagdish has a wealth of experience with over 28 years in the Financial Services industry. His areas of specialization are Corporate Finance, International Finance, Institutional Funding and Fund Management. He has extensively dealt with large Indian Corporate Houses as well as International Financial Institutions while concluding complex financial transactions. Jagdish is a founding member of FORTRESS and prior to that has worked with Tata’s and Times of India group. Jagdish is a Post Graduate in Management Studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.