Venkatesh heads the Finance function of GVK BIO and Inogent and he is responsible for the entire gamut of activities related to the Finance function. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost and Management Accountant and Company Secretary. He has around 15 years of experience in Information Technology, Retail, Telecom and Infrastructure industries. He has hands-on experience in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Equity and Debt Funding in India and abroad, Initial Public Offering (IPO), Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Risk Management and Compliance. Prior to joining GVK BIO, Venkatesh was Chief Financial Officer with SemanticSpace Technologies Ltd. He has helped Semantic in acquiring multiple companies in North America region. He has also spearheaded the IPO preparation activities including SEBI approval. He has been a key member and part of the growth of Semantic in last 6 years wherein the company grew five fold in revenues. Prior to Semantic, Ventakesh held senior positions in Spencers Retail, Vodafone and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited.