A Unique Network of Expertise and Experience

Our executives have spent most of their professional careers involved with the region, recognising many years ago the importance and potential of this area of the world. We believe that no other company brings together the same depth of multi-disciplinary expertise and practical business experience.

Our Directors, Advisors, Associates and Staff have varied commercial, technical, business, educational and real life experiences.  All have worked in both large and small corporates and are committed to make a difference allowing our clients to change, expand and grow.  The academic, business and financial backgrounds of the people assisting you, as well as their life and work experiences are provided as part of our services.

We have an independent 'Talent Pool' of additional recognised business people who add value to our organisation and who contribute further business accumen, contacts and skill sets to our clients.

Dipen Rughani - Associate Director Head of Private Business

Dipen is a leading authority on trade and investment within the Australia-India corridor. Previously he established, a boutique consultancy which worked with public and private sector organisations.

Dipen is also the Chair of the Australian India Business Council. Dipen has worked with the Government of NSW, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade. Dipen works with all manner of private and family businesses including those in mining, education, services and technology sectors.


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Suresh Iyer - International Specialist Advisor

Suresh Iyer has twelve years hands-on experience in the financial sector. During this period he has combined his operational and technical skills towards financial and business research. He has a formal background in both theoretical economics and finance and his skills have been honed in real markets, not "simulated" environments. Suresh has had an opportunity to prove himself in competitive environments during his tenure with global companies such as GE Capital. [more...]

Sudhakar Jayaram - International Specialist Advisor

Sudhakar Jayaram's key areas of expertise and experience are in strategy, marketing and brand development and he has worked in and currently provides advice across a range of sectors including education, hospitality, healthcare, media and IT. Prior to his current position with AFG VG India he was CEO of a popular regional satellite TV station in India. There he built a strong media brand which has been recognized as one of the finest in India and reflected in the more than 40 State awards for excellence in programming, innovation and path-breaking experimentation. He was also at that time concurrently leading the administration and outreach efforts of a 1300 bed tertiary healthcare facility. [more...]

Shiban Bakshi - International Specialist Advisor

Shiban Bakshi is an experienced finance professional with over 25 years experience in international and investment banking at NatWest, Standard Chartered Bank, SBI Capital Markets and the State Bank of India. He has also worked with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, the IDRC Canada, Crown Agents UK and the World Bank. His current senior role with Dua Consulting allows him to bring to AFG Venture Group a depth of maturity and experience which is highly valued. [more...]


Sector Expertise

Our areas of expertise

Country Locations

Where we operate

AFG Venture Group has in-country expertise in the following countries: