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Our Team

S.R. Gopalan

Founder of two consulting firms

S.R. Gopalan, the Late Founder, was an acknowledged expert in the areas of finance and corporate strategy.

  • Late S.R. Gopalan – Founder, Dawn remembers the Late S R Gopalan, a Chartered Accountant & a Cost Accountant and an acknowledged expert in the areas of finance, tax and corporate strategy.
  • Gopalan’s corporate career spanned over 25 years in Finance and General Management. Prior to founding Dawn Consulting in 1999, Gopalan was President of Wipro Finance and a member of Wipro’s Corporate Executive Council.



Co-Founder, has work experience of over 40 years, including 20 years in the Corporate sector in Finance, Planning and Marketing in Wimco, SRF and Wipro Finance with exposure to Consumer products, Food processing, Engineering, Chemicals, IT, ITES and Financial Services; and the last 20 years in Consulting and Investment Banking Advisory apart from social entrepreneurship. He currently advises clients in the areas of strategic finance, strategic planning, Venture Capital & Private Equity investments for corporates and M & A s.

He is a member and Partner in CDI Global M &A, a mid-market M & A Network with presence in 39 countries. He is also the Co- Founder Director and Director of Rural Shores Business Services with a mission of generating rural jobs through Rural BPOs set up in villages across the country. He is a Member of Advisory Council of IIMPACT, an NGO with a mission of educating the deprived girl child in villages, educating 60,000 girls in 2000 villages across 10 States in India. He is a Director on the Board of a few IT and Consulting companies, and involved in the field of Renewable Energy.

Also teaches in prestigious Management Institutes in the field of Finance & Accounting. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, after B.Com from Vivekananda College, Madras University.

Prakash Subramaniam


an enterprising management graduate manages the operations. He is a key participant in the investment process and assignments involving Valuations, Due Diligence, Business Plans, structuring stock options and advising clients on M & A process and funding. He has helped international companies set up their operations in India and advise them on financial and legal aspects. He has over 15 years of experience with Dawn Consulting and specializes in Business Plans and Valuation. Prakash is a MBA and a

Nagaraja Rao

Chartered Accountant

a Chartered Accountant, has over three decades of experience in financial services, information technology and hospitality industries with Wipro Finance, Citicorp IT and Batliboi. Rao specializes in the renewable energy sector and has international exposure in this space. He drives the Asia Clean Energy Financing Initiative for Climate Technology Initiative support. He has been instrumental in financial consulting and resource mobilization as well as risk management for a number of clients.

Praveen Hegde

Chartered Accountant 

a Chartered Accountant, has a decade of experience in Finance and Planning, primarily with Dawn Consulting. He assists in Projects, Finance and Planning support for clients. He also supports Climate Technology Initiative Private Financing Advisory Network.

Anitha Harish


oversees the finance function for the group and supports in Valuation of Companies.