Core Team

  • Gaurav Agarwal is the Founder of SMVA CONSULTANTS and Director of SMVA Traders,SMVA is a top manpower consultancy in India , HO at Kolkata has helped both employees and employers capitalize the most important asset "MANPOWER" . During his 6 year tenure Gaurav has nurtured SMVA brick by brick and under his Leadership the company has reached a stage where SMVA is the only Consultancy in the country proposing an automated Franchise module which gives its investors the authority to use the brand's name for both recruitment and training.


Prior to SMVA, Gaurav has working experience with CGBSL,Unilever Group , and worldwide exposure to the Accounting helped him start something on his own , something that is a major hurdle in a company's growth . Hence, SMVA was born.

Gaurav is a CA from The institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a B.com with Honors from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.



  • As SMVA CONSULTANTS's Operations Head, Priyanka is a key member of the consultancy, responsible for driving growth and efficiency across all capabilities and clients. Priyanka Joined the Group from a Packaging Manufacturing company. As the Head of their E- commerce Department, she played a leadership role in running the entire division end to end from advertisement to finance.


Advisory Panel


Avik Chanda-- painter, poet, novelist, technologist, corporate leader, change catalyst, business advisor and coach, author, motivational speaker. He has developed expertise in technology-based transformation projects, particularly in the ERP space, and has played key leadership and organizational roles during his tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, also works as an external consultant on World Bank and ILO projects. His debut novel, Anchor, was published by HarperCollins in 2015; to high critical praise. Avik is the author of the nationally-acclaimed book, From Command to Empathy (HarperCollins).


KAMALJEET GREWAL-- The Principal, Proprietor and founder of Foundations Mont. School and Teachers' Training Institute, Kolkata, India. She also provides Consultancy for Montessori school’s set-up, is a Consultant Teacher Trainer and Curriculum Planner.


PALANIKUMAR SANKARAN-- Joint Secretary to Government (Non-IAS) Finance Department Tamil Nadu Secretariat, retired as Finance Officer in Anna University Chennai.


SANJIB SANGHI-- Being a tech-savvy with a renowned personality to be known as “Technology Man”, who enlightened the world of accounting with Technology and has written a book called The Digital Professional. A fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with a post qualification experience of 20 eventful years. He holds a Diploma in Information Systems Audit (DISA) from ICAI, a Diploma in Software Development & Systems Management and Certified JAVA Programmer from GNIIT.


UMA SHANKAR PALIWAL-- Executive Director (Former) Reserve Bank of India. More than 34 years (including 5 years at Board level at Commercial Banks) of quality experience involving Regulation and Supervision, Payment Systems, Finance, Risk Management, Operations, Strategy, Priority Sector (MSME, Agriculture, MFIs, Coordination with Government and SIDBI (the Small industries Development Bank of India), Supply Chain roles in Financial and Banking Sector, including working in multicultural international environment in Africa (Mauritius). An alumni of London Business School extensively travelled and well networked.