Consultant Profiles

Advait Consulting Inc. in Markham, ON is a global specialist consulting firm that serves our clients through a network of experienced associates.

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K. A. Muralikrishnan (Kam)

M. Eng, MBA, PGDMM, P. Log

Kam has over 30 years' experience spanning nuclear power, integrated steel production facility and service industries. He acquired significant commercial expertise through managing an entire supply chain & quality assurance organizations. He has established and managed complex and high value commercial contracts right through all the phases of contract life cycle. He has excellent project management skills. He brings in a multi-disciplinary approach in providing lasting solutions to clients. He is consulted on commercial and technical knowledge on Contracts, QA, codes & standards as applicable to power industries, and problem resolution areas.

Kam has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bangalore University India. He also has a post graduate diploma from the University of Madras, India. Kam obtained a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Toronto, Canada. And a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is a certified professional Logistician.

Kam is an ardent Yoga teacher of many years. He participates regularly in sports such as Table Tennis, Squash & Golf.

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Ganesh Venkatraman


Ganesh is a former Senior Manager with KPMG Advisory Canada with more than 20 years of experience in supply chain and project management. He has provided supply chain, operations improvement and cost optimization services to global and mid-sized clients around the world. He has an excellent track record of working collaboratively with cross-functional teams to deliver business transformation programs and operations improvement projects across several industries.

Ganesh graduated in Engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London and has a M.B.A from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. He holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) designation and is certified in Lean / Six Sigma.

A volunteer member with The Healing Cycle Foundation, Ganesh believes in helping with community activities.

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Sindhu S.

LL.B. (India) & LL.B. (Canada)
Barrister and Solicitor

Sindhu is a Barrister and Solicitor with over 10 years of international experience in the areas of litigation, contract law, corporate and commercial law and drafting and conveyancing. Sindhu brings in a combined experience in assisting clients in litigation as well as in corporate and commercial transactions. She works with clients to develop effective legal solutions to complex matters and disputes. She has handled litigation matters in constitutional, civil and corporate areas of law. Sindhu has experience in a wide range of commercial transactions including banking, commercial agreements, franchising, leasing, purchase and sale of businesses and assets and also residential real estate transactions.

Sindhu has a Bachelor of Law degree from Kerala University, India and was called to the Bar in India in 1997. She also obtained her Bachelor of Law degree through the National Committee on Accreditation and the Ottawa University, Ontario, Canada. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2009.

Sindhu has served as a board member of various community organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. She is keenly interested and is trained in Indian Classical dance.

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Leny V.

B.Com., MBA

Leny Veliyathuparambil is a strategy and technology consultant with more than 20 years' experience in Middle East Africa and North America. As a strategy and technology consultant Leny has straddled across Banking, Finance, Insurance, Manufacturing, Transportation, Telecommunication and Utility Industries. Leny's focus is on executing engagements to unlock capacity and drive the next level of growth in medium to large organizations.

Leny is a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University and has an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, Canada. In his spare time, Leny works with educational institutes in developing the next generation of technocrats.

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O.P Swaminathan

M.Sc., MBA

O.P Swaminathan was a Senior executive with a demonstrable record spanning 25+ years of over-achieving aggressive goals and KPI's, covering a variety of different industry sectors, markets, geographies and business cultures, implementing best in class processes and systems, organizational development via strong communication skills delivered with ethical integrity. His specialty includes Global Sourcing, Project Procurement, Strategic Cost Savings & Reductions, Strategic Contracts and Pricing Agreements, Vendor Selection and Management, Inventory Management, Mentoring and Team building, Business Process Re-engineering, E Procurement & Sourcing Technology, Cost-variance analysis, Integrated Logistics Management, and Rig Load Outs.

He is experienced in Steel Plant, Cross Country 36" Gas Pipe line construction, Oil &Gas Project Procurement, Shipping, Trading and FMCG organizations.

He has a Master degree in Science (statistics), and a MBA. He also has diploma from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, UK, and trained in ISO-9001, Internal Auditor, 'STOP' Trained in Oracle Procurement 1li and value Engineering.

Ravi Prathivathi

Ravi Prathivathi

Ravi is an experienced accountant with more than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting and comptrollership in steel, oil & service industries. As CFO for an oil refinery in Africa, he secured World Bank funding and ensured successful refurbishment. He has successfully carried out business transformation through process redesign, system refinements and automation resulting in substantial cost saving. His current focus is in finance and project management in the regulatory domain. Ravi has several years’ experience dealing with SME sector finances and in contract administration with a value focus. 


Ravi is a chartered accountant from India. He held CMA designation from the UK. He is currently holds the CPA CGA designation in Canada. 

He enjoys fiction, economics, world affairs reading and an occasional game of badminton.

Sridhar (Sid) Rao

Sridhar (Sid) Rao

Sid Rao is a B2B Business Development, Sales and Marketing expert with 20+ years of experience in Enterprise Software, IT Infrastructure, Cloud/SaaS and Services industries. Sid advises companies on Business Strategy, Go-To-Market Planning, Business Development, Revenue and Profit Growth, Sales Operations, Contract Negotiations, Commercial Excellence and Business Expansion into new/emerging markets. 


Sid’s experience spans the Banking, Insurance, Utilities, Manufacturing, Government and Telecom verticals in Canada, USA, Middle East, India and APAC regions. He holds a B.Eng. (Electrical Engineering) degree from Bangalore University and an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada.  

Srinath Balur, M.Sc.

Srinath Balur, M.Sc.

Srinath has more than 40 years of working experience and 30 of them in downstream oil industry, encompassing refinery supply operations, product and crude trading, oil economics, risk management and hedging, contract administration and optimization. He has executed successful projects with special focus on commercial aspects for Oil trading and allied industry. He has also drafted, negotiated, concluded and administered various contracts associated with oil terminal operations, including inventory control systems for the various stake holders.

He has improved bottom line of various organizations by applying innovative optimization methods to capture the synergies amongst contractual, legal, financial and operational sides of the business. Also has negotiated many facility arrangements with financial institutions and was able to bring in high value savings in these contracts.

He has also conducted various teaching and training programs to industries in contract administration, oil trading & economics, commodity hedging, risk management and project management.

Srinath has a Postgraduate degree in Physics from Madras University, India. He is interested in Fine arts and has acted in many stage dramas and also has played cricket.

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Advait Consulting Inc.

1004-3601, HWY 7 EAST
Markham, ON L3R 0M3

Phone: 647-885-8239

Our core values and beliefs:

  • Ethics and integrity
  • Accountability
  • Team work
  • Cultural diversity

Our Commercial Improvement Cycle Advantage:

  • Unique methodology to integrate and assess your commercial practices
  • Enables you to maintain a continuous improvement focus
  • Ensures you deliver exceptional value and responsive service to your clients
  • Partner with you to recommend and implement solutions leveraging leading practices
  • Position you for short and long-term success

We assist by offering:

  • A depth of experience in commercial management in your industry.
  • A developed, systematic approach to reviewing commercial practices and management.
  • Professional advice about industry methods and procurement practices.