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He has been in Dubai for more than 15 years and is the Co-Founder of The TotalCFO. He has around 25 years of experience as Chartered Accountant in various industries and companies such as Burgmann, Bally, SKMC (Sheikh Khalifa Medical City), Dhofar Global and Private office of Akbar Al Baker of Qatar, among others.

He has been part of core-management team and in-depth understanding of developing business models, business insights, risks management, funding arrangement, turnaround, exponential growth, people personal productivity and office culture.

He is a connoisseur of fine food and loves thriller movies. He believes that ‘Details are not the details. They make the Design’. His purpose of life is to create something which is long-lasting (self-evolving) and which brings value-addition in everybody’s lives.

Koshal Mundhra

Aseem Chaudhary

Aseem Chaudhary an accomplished F&B Professional, with over 20 years of hospitality experience in consulting, conceptualizing and managing various F&B Brands.

Having gained deep technical and market knowledge, Aseem is currently heading Peppercorn Consulting since year 2012, knowing that his expertise in Hospitality Set-Up’s, Operations Management ability to help Scale Up, and connections within the industry would guarantee quality and timely delivery on all parts of his projects. Dealing with every client directly, he builds lasting rapport and trust that your business is in safe hands.

Aseem brings on board expertise of having consulted various brands scale up operations across different geographies. He has had extensive experience of hand-holding existing brands as well as start-ups with their road to market plans in MENA, Europe, South Asia and South-East Asia.

Aseem completed his Hotel Management in Mumbai, India and has had extensive experience of Managing Various F&B Brands right from Fine Dinning Establishments to QSR’s across various cuisines. He was part of the core team that helped set up international operations of a well reputed café chain and was personally involved in the opening of four markets for them.

He has 23 years of experience in advertising across Dubai (UAE) and Mumbai (India). Creativity is so subtle to him like the way the steam coming out of a cup of tea touching your olfactory sensory neurons, creating a sense of taste.

Shantesh rose to becoming an Executive Creative Director in 2008 and has mentored many ad professionals in his years of leading creative teams. Strong on strategy and research, with a keen eye for commercial art, he believes the best ideas come from life’s myriad experiences. Not enough, he is also a seasoned copywriter. He has worked on over 250 brands, including Toyota, Honda, Mazda, IKEA, M&S, Volvo, Jeep, BBC World and Jet Airways, to name a few.

In 2015, Shantesh co-founded Slant Agency Dubai where he is currently the Partner and Chief Creative Officer. His interests today lie in scriptwriting and creating engaging content.

As an avid quizzer, Shantesh brings a curious mind to the table and believes in triangulating knowledge of mundane things to arrive at magical solutions. He is also a closet poet and is working on his first book.

Shantesh Row

Lopamudra Kundu

Lopamudra Kundu, a decisive, zealous, a strong believer of ‘God is in the details’, an unabashed fan of F1 and Movies, and a keen observer of life and people.

Won accolades pursuing Biological Sciences in Kolkata. Child Psychology in Chicago and Environmental & Interior Design in Los Angeles. I had an interesting life before I joined Advertising. Then, it got even more interesting. My travels in Advertising have taken me across diverse markets – Dubai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Dhaka. Over the past 12 years, have ideated and executed marketing campaigns, events and promotions for blue-chip brands at leading agencies. Slant was started as I embarked on the next phase of my journey as an entrepreneur and has me setting my compass on strengthening my bond with brands in a challenging environment that nurtures thinking and creativity.