Board of Trustees

Chairman- United Way Kolkata

Barsha Sanyal
Partner, General Manager of PwC SDC Kolkata Pvt. Ltd.

Barsha Sanyal is a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers and currently leads one of their largest global competency centers, the India Acceleration Center. She was part of the core team in establishing this center in Kolkata in 2010. She has been leading this center since 2015 and was instrumental in growing it to an 8,000+ professionals strong organization spread across Kolkata and Bangalore, providing services to member firms across the PwC network.

A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Barsha brings around 30 years of experience with her, all of it while being in PwC, where she worked across Audit, Tax and multiple Leadership roles.

Barsha is passionate about commitment to community as an important part of leadership development and personal fulfillment. She is actively involved in various CSR initiatives of PwC India Acceleration Center, and also beyond at a personal level.

Vice Chairman - United Way Kolkata

Shourya Mandal
Partner, Fox Mandal

shourya-mandalShourya Mandal is a partner of Fox Mandal, one of the oldest and largest law firms in India with 9 offices all over India and in London with more than 350 lawyers. He is enrolled as an Advocate in India and also qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England. He is a former Chair of the Banking, Finance & Securities Committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association.

He is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and contributed in various publications of the ABA. He has been named in the International WHO’s WHO of Real Estate Lawyers published in association with International Bar Association. He has been named as a leading individual in the field of Corporate/ M&A law by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for many years. He is the past Regional President of East India Council of Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) and has just completed a successful year as the IACC National President in 2012-2013.

His practice involves various types of commercial and corporate transactions, assisting foreign investors to invest in India and mergers and acquisitions and joint
ventures. He advices various US and other foreign investors doing business in India and is a speaker in various seminar and conferences.

Secretary - United Way Kolkata

Subrata Bagchi

Subrata Bagchi is a FCA, CIA, and CISA with 33 years of experience in India, US and Middle East in leading and transforming professional services firm. His is a seasoned professional in the area of business advisory and has rich experience in building and growing professional service firms. He is subject matter expert in Corporate Governance, Enterprise Risk Management, and Internal Audit. He also has extensive experience in Cyber Security and Process Automation.

He was Senior Managing Director, Country Manager and Resident Director in Protiviti India. He was the main architect in transforming India practice. While working in Protiviti he also served as a Board Member of IIA India and was the Chairman (Eastern Region) of American Chamber of Commerce.

Subrata was also served as a Partner in Deloitte Touche Tohnatsu India Private Limited, where he led the Advisory Practice for Hyderabad and Bangalore. At Deloitte he was also the technical learning leader.

Member - United Way Kolkata

KP Sengupta
Co Chairman, DCG Data Core Systems (India) Pvt Ltd

kp-sengupta He presently holds the position of Co Chairman, DCG Data Core Systems (India) Pvt Ltd., a part of DCPL Group of Companies and subsidiary Data Core Systems, Inc US. He is also an active member of the Governing Bodies of Saroj Gupta Cancer Research & Hospital, Thakurpukur and Aurobindo Seba Kendra Hospital. He is also the Partner, Sengupta & Roy, a firm of Chartered Accountants.

In his earlier positions he was the Ex CFO of PwC, VP (Finance) and Stone India Ltd. a Duncan Group of Companies.

He was also the Ex Chairman,  American Chamber of Commerce ( Eastern Chapter) and Ex Chairman Eastern India Regional Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mr. Joydeep Datta Gupta
Senior Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd.

joydeep-datta-guptaJoydeep Datta Gupta is a Senior Director with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt Ltd. His experience spans business strategy, human capital consulting, process improvement and IT implementations.  He has led several large and complex business process re-engineering and ERP implementation assignments with leading companies around the globe. He has worked as a consultant in the US,UK, Europe, Middle East, Mexico and the Indian sub-continent. His clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as Indian business houses and governments. Joydeep and his team help clients benchmark themselves with the leading global companies and improve their performance in the areas of finance, supply chain, human resources, information technology, and customer relationship management. Joydeep is also the Past President of Calcutta Management Association and a member of various committees of various chambers of commerce and social organizations.

Gulshan Kumar Sachdev
Managing Director, Quaker Chemical India Limited

Mr. Gulshan Kumar Sachdev is the CEO of Quaker Chemical India Ltd., a subsidiary of Quaker Chemical Corporation of the US, a pioneer in the field of specialty chemicals. He is the man behind giving Quaker a strong foothold in India, responsible for all aspects of its steel and metalworking businesses throughout the country, and business expansion in neighboring countries. Mr. Sachdev continues to lead from the front, and is currently involved in setting up a state-of-the-art Quaker India manufacturing facility. He has over 30 years experience in managing various business processes focused on consolidation and diversification. Mr. Sachdev established the Kolkata Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) India and served as its Founder Chairman from 2006 to 2009, and currently he is the National Vice Chairman of AMCHAM. Mr. Sachdev is Founder Chairman of United Way Kolkata.

Dinesh Agarwal
Partner of Tax & Regulatory Services at Ernst & Young LLP, India

He is the Tax Head of Business Unit (BU) East based in the Kolkata office. Over the past 24 years, he has gained wide experience in corporate tax, foreign investment, exchange control and other regulatory matters relating to multinational clients and domestic clients operating in a wide range of industries. He has extensive experience of advising multinational companies on inbound investments in India, structuring and core tax planning assignments, evaluation of alternative holding jurisdictions and cross-border operating structures for India.