Founder and CEO
- Founder and CEO
Divakar Vijayasarathy, the firm's founder and CEO, is a chartered accountant with a keen interest in international taxation, history and psychology. He firmly believes that thought, knowledge & wisdom are the ultimate assets worth acquiring. He is responsible for Strategy and growth initiatives at DVS globally.
A passionate orator and professor on the subject of international and domestic taxation laws, he has presented more than 300 seminars and authored more than 15 books most of which have been national publications. He has served on numerous study groups and is part of the expert panel on international tax at ICAI. A noted expert on the subject he contributes regularly to national and international publications including being a Forbes Advisor.
Kavitha, a lawyer from ILS Pune, started her career with Indirect Tax and M&A practice. With a keen eye for detail and passion for growth, she gradually evolved to move on to handling strategic responsibilities at DVS before becoming the COO in 2021. All the relevant foundation functions including Finance, HR and Change Management report into her.
A sports-person since childhood and a doting mother, she seamlessly handles her responsibilities with ease and is responsible for developing a diverse and inclusive workforce at DVS and a strong foundation for expansion. Kavitha is known for her clarity of thought, hands-on execution and immersive team building abilities.
Independent Director and Strategic Advisor
- Independent Director and Strategic Advisor
A graduate from the Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani, India, he has a master’s degree in international economics and Management and an MBA; both from SDA Bocconi, in Milan Italy. He has strong international business and management consulting experience in Europe & in India. He runs a boutique firm that specializes in technology transfers, equity based joint ventures and M&A transactions. The firm delivers these services to mid-sized, family-owned Italian firms seeking to enter the Indian Market in the automotive Industry. He honed his, multi decadal, international business management and management consulting skills in firms like The UB Group, Necchi Compressori, The Boston Consulting Group and Value Partners. He resides in Chennai, India with his wife & daughter.
Director – Legal and Corporate Law
- Director – Legal and Corporate Law
Meenakshi is a Commerce and Law graduate, a trained Company Secretary, and an associate member of the Indian Institute of Cost Accountants. She heads the Corporate Law and Secretarial function at DVS. With nearly two decades of experience working for reputed companies such as Indian Express Group, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Fox Mandal – Law Firm, Chola of Murugappa Group, and Hinduja Finance, Meenakshi brings with her a wealth of knowledge and competency in her field.
Her primary areas of expertise include corporate law and related legal solutions, with a particular emphasis on mergers, demergers, and restructuring. Meenakshi is an active researcher who has delivered multiple technical papers on the topics of company law, FEMA, and related legislation at various forums, universities, and institutes. She is known for her keen eye for detail, persistent execution and strict adherence to letter and spirit of regulatory guidelines