Consultant Profile

Promoters Profile

Founder and Chairman

Mr. C. N. Srivatsan is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) with over 30 years of consulting experience in handling Indian and overseas assignments. Having commenced his professional career in 1982 as a Chartered Accountant handling multibillion companies’ accounts in India, he later founded Astral Consulting Ltd., in the year 1992.

His consulting experience is in the field of Information Technology, Strategy Development, Business Process Reengineering, Systems and Operations audits, Cost control and cost reduction.

He is the Founder President of ISACA, USA, Coimbatore chapter. He was a member of Information Technology Control Practices Committee of ISACA for a period of 5 years from 1999 to 2005.

Mr. Srivatsan has addressed innumerable seminars in India and abroad and is a regular faculty for training corporate heads in Business Strategies, Internal Auditing, Risk Assessment, and Risk Management. Further Mr.Srivatsan is associated with various listed companies as an Independent Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He holds honorary positions in educational and charitable institutions. He is also the member of the Zonal Council of CII, Coimbatore.

Vice Chairman
Senior Partner - Srivatsan & Gita

  • Ms.Gita Srivatsan is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI F.C.A., Grad CWA, ACS ( Inter)
  • Senior Partner in Srivatsan & Gita Chartered Accountant Firm since 1982
  • In public practice since 1987. Specializing in Systems and Operations Audit.
  • Secured All India 6th rank in the intermediate examination of Inst of Cost accountants and adjudged Best
  • Candidate of Coimbatore for the intermediate examination of Inst of Chartered Accountants.
  • Member of the Group Study Exchange Team to U.S.A sponsored by the Rotary Club in 1990
  • Teaches strategic management in two leading B-Schools in Coimbatore.

Core Team Member
Director – Astral Consulting Ltd
Director – Itara IT Solutions Pvt Ltd
Senior Partner – Srivatsan & Gita

  • Mr. Balamurali is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI
  • Member of Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Member of Institute of fraud examiners
  • President, Coimbatore Chapter of institute of Internal Auditors
  • Auditing & Consulting experience of 20 years
  • Brings with him wide exposure in diverse industries, Sugar, Textiles, Garments, Engineering & Pharma
  • Specialization in Operations audit, Cost Reduction and Cost Control techniques, Business Impact Analysis. Management Review Mechanism

Core Team Member
Director – Astral Consulting Ltd
Director – Itara IT Solutions Pvt Ltd

  • Mr. Purushothaman is a Master in Commerce
  • He is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) with 15 years of Experience. He is a certified implementer of ISO27001
  • Past President of ISACA , Coimbatore Chapter
  • Worked extensively in Information System Consulting domain for large corporate houses like BEML, Rane, Pricol etc., before taking present responsibility of Customer Relations in Astral
  • He is chairing Student Nets Platform in YI-CII and panel member of TN MSME Committee of CII

Senior Partner – Srivatsan & Gita

  • Mr. K Shanmukha Sundaram is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI Post qualification experience of 20 years
  • Vice Chairman of SIRC of ICAI for the year 2011
  • Specializing in statutory audit of Corporate & Non Corporate entities,
  • Statutory Audit of Bank Branches, Direct and Indirect Tax consultancy & internal audits.
  • Specializing in Foreign investments in India. Handled quite a few Korean Investments Projects in Automobile sectors at Chennai.
  • Corporate Governance Committee Chairman at the Southern India Regional Council Level of ICAI for the year 2008.
  • Member of Southern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the term 2007-09.

Core Team Member
Director – Astral Consulting Ltd
Director – Itara IT Solutions Pvt Ltd

  • Mr.M Muthu kumar is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI,
  • Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Control Self Assessor
  • He has over 14 years of experience in Internal Auditing.
  • Presently taking responsibility in developing Human Capital for Astral addressing Training, Knowledge Management, New Product Initiatives
  • Has wide exposure in diverse markets in India, Middle East, & Africa
  • Before take charge of the present role at Astral Muthu Specialized in Risk Assessment, Process Based Internal Audits, Performance Management.

Astral’s Core Team is supported by experienced and qualified Executive Team

  • Ms.S.Meena CA, CISA, CISM ( Head - New Product Development )
  • Ms.P.Gayathri CIA, CISA ( Vice President - Consulting Services )
  • Mr.Ritesh Shah CA ( Associate Director - Audit Services, Western India Operations )
  • Mr.K.Ramesh CA, CIA, CFE ( Vice President - Special Assignments )
  • Mr.M.Manjunath CA ( Head - Internal Audit Services)