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Currently at the helm of four companies in the Financial Services & Consultancy space, creating and growing businesses is not new for Harshad. He made his beginnings as a Management Executive with Larsen & Toubro, where he was assessed to be a high level performer and selected for their esteemed Management Leadership Program. His passion for finance, however, called him to move on to creating his own investment advisory and wealth management company Intercontinental Investments (2005), followed by Excelman India (2006). Further, his interest in investment banking and desire to help early-stage ventures led him to setup ah! Ventures (2009) and Maxiply Partners (2012). In the past 7 years, Harshad has grown his ventures into reputed, self-sufficient businesses that fuel their own growth. Besides his interest in finance & investments, Harshad is also deeply involved as a director with the Ajit Lahoti Charitable Foundation, one of Pune's leading charitable institutions helping Chronic Renal Failure patients minimize their hardships by better kidney disease management. Harshad is an astute problem solver and a brilliant negotiator with the ability to think on his feet, while being meticulous and detailed in everything he undertakes. Among other things, he is best known for his ability to evaluate businesses & investment opportunities, build brands and create prosperous winning partnerships. Harshad travels extensively, loves yoga & salsa dancing and lives in Mumbai with his wife, Ruchi. He is a Fellow of the fourth class of Kamalnayan Bajaj FellowshipFellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.