Vice Admiral PJ Jacob (Retd)
Admiral Jacob heads the firmís Marine, Aviation, and Security practice and is also active in our strategic advisory services.

He retired in 2001 as Vice Chief of Naval Staff after a distinguished career of nearly four decades. He has commanded the Eastern Fleet and also been Director General of the Indian Coast Guard and was active in strategic planning and charting the future development of the Indian Navy. As Vice Chief he has overseen numerous training initiatives and has led several Ministry of Defence/Navy delegations to negotiate intergovernmental agreements on strategic issues with various countries. Admiral Jacob has also served as a member of the National Security Advisory Board to the Prime Minister.

Pawan Chopra
Pawan Chopra is a former Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting with an almost four decade career in the Indian Administrative Service. His important portfolios have included Commerce, Industry, Health, Rural Development and Policy coordination in Infrastructure Development and furthering of economic reforms.  He was Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat which assists the Prime Minister in policy coordination across ministries.

Post retirement , before joining Dua Consulting, he has worked as a Professional  Arbitrator & Mediator, CEO of the Indian Newspaper Society, and on Government task forces relating to the Energy Sector.  He has been involved with USIBC teams to carry out study on Indian Patents Act for pharmaceutical firms and energy sectors.

He holds a Masters in Physics from St. Stephenís College and a Law degree from Delhi University.

Shiban Bakshi
Shiban Bakshi heads the practiceís Corporate Finance and M&A practice.  He is an experienced finance professional with over 25 years experience in international finance, project finance, investment banking and mergers and acquisitions at NatWest UK, Standard Chartered Bank, SBI Capital markets and the State Bank of India.  He has also worked with the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, the IRDC Canada, Crown Agents UK and the World Bank.

Shiban has advised multinational companies and Indian corporate on both inbound and outbound M&A transactions and valuations of Indian companies for acquisition or JVs.  He and his team have also been active in financial modeling, performing financial due diligence and advising on the infrastructure sector.  They have also provided customer, sector/industry specific research for clients.

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