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Shashank Karnad

Shashank Karnad

Mahajan & AibaraMafatlal Chambers, ‘B’ Wing, 2nd FloorN M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (East)MumbaiIndia400 013

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"He has vast experience in managing investigations for various different kinds of frauds for different industries"

"He brought a very professional touch to the investigative process"

"Shashank is a chartered accountant with in-depth knowledge and vast experience of working with a diverse range of industry leading organizations"


Shashank is Partner & CEO with Mahajan & Aibara’s Forensic practice and is based in India.  He has 25 years’ professional experience across 30+ jurisdictions.

Shashank is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Chartered Arbitrator. He has participated in executive development programs at the Indian School of Business and Harvard Business School.

Shashank was with KPMG for 18 years. He was appointed Partner in 2011 followed by Partner and Chief Operating Officer of the Forensic practice in 2015. At KPMG, he was part of the Global Dispute Advisory Steering Committee and the Extended Global Forensic Executive Committee, between 2015 and 2019. At KPMG, Shashank was an EMEA trainer for technical programs on Forensic Accounting and Dispute Advisory. He was a lead assessor for Partner and Director leadership assessments at KPMG in India between 2018 and 2019.

Following KPMG, Shashank worked with Protiviti as Managing Director and with FTI Consulting as Senior Managing Director in their Forensic and Litigation Consulting practices.

Shashank’s experience encompasses regulatory areas such as FCPA, anti-money laundering, international sanctions, US class-action suits and SEC investigations. In addition, he has experience in areas such as forensic accounting, corporate intelligence, intellectual property fraud, and in issues such as victimisation and sexual harassment. He also possesses significant experience of working with law enforcement agencies, regulators and lawyers.

Additionally, Shashank has served as an expert accountant and has been cross-examined in large matters, both in India and overseas jurisdictions. He has worked as a tribunal/court appointed expert and as a mediator in arbitrations, on cross-border transactions and in post-acquisition disputes.

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