Our Senior Leadership

nilaya varma

Co-Founder and CEO

Nilaya is a globally renowned management consultant with experience in leading large transformation programs and advising governments in more than 20 countries. With a career spanning of about 25 years, he has worked extensively with state and national governments in India as well as globally. He has also worked with international funding institutions and donor agencies including the IMF, The World Bank, DFID and ADB. Prior to Primus, he had been a Partner in large firms like PwC, Accenture and KPMG for more than 10 years. He is known to be a value creator, having built and established large and successful public sector focused consulting practices in the past across organizations and led 1000+ people teams. Nilaya is also one of the leading Public Policy, Investment Promotion & Realization and Digital Transformation specialists globally, having led Government Policy formulations in multiple countries. A prolific writer, he has written numerous authored articles and opinion pieces across publications in India. He is an alumnus of the Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers and Management Development Institute and is presently based out of Delhi. 

At Primus, apart from being the CEO, he would also lead the “Public Policy Realization” practice and be part of the Board and the Leadership Team.

You can get in touch with him at nilaya@primuspartners.in

Aarti Harbhajanka

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Aarti has more than 12 years of rich experience in leading and delivering major consulting assignments with numerous Public Sector clients. She has worked extensively in areas such as policy formulation, developing strategies, design, implementation and program management across multiple sectors/departments in the Government including Information Technology, Housing, Education, Women and Child Development, etc. In the past, she has worked with leading consultancy firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture and KPMG. She is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Lucknow and is presently based out of Mumbai.

At Primus, Aarti would lead the Finance Function as the CFO, Co-Lead the “Technology Potential Realization” practice, steer the Housing sector practice and be part of the Leadership Team.

You can get in touch with her at aarti@primuspartners.in

Devroop dhar

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Devroop has 17 years of professional experience in management consulting working with leading firms like TCS, PwC, Accenture and KPMG in the past, including being a Partner with a Big 4 firm for 3 years. He has worked with leading clients both in the public and private sector in areas like Biometrics & Identity Management, Justice & Security, Government Transformation, Digital and new age technologies, Film Archival, Skill Development, Urban and Sanitation. Prior to Primus, Devroop was the Lead Account Partner for one of the largest accounts for KPMG, having grown it significantly over the years. He is a PMP trained and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt professional and has written multiple-authored articles and opinion pieces across publications. Devroop is an alumnus of Jadavpur University and the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and is presently based out of Mumbai.

At Primus, Devroop would Lead the HR, IT & Support Functions, Lead the West region, Co-Lead the “Technology Potential Realization” practice and be part of the Leadership Team.

You can get in touch with him at devroop@primuspartners.in

Charu Malhotra

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Charu is one of the leading and well-reputed educationists and learning & development professionals in India, with more than 20 years of professional experience in Public Education and Learning. Prior to joining Primus, she had been in senior roles in KPMG and IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd. amongst others. Passionate about education, she has worked with more than fifteen State Governments on projects in Education, Technology and in CSR programs, and has served on important panels and committees of Government in India. She is an alumnus of Calcutta University and the University of London and would be based out of Delhi.

At Primus, she would lead the “Impact Realization” practice, steer the Education and Skill Development sector practice and be part of the Leadership Team.

You can get in touch with her at charu@primuspartners.in

KANISHK MAHESHWARI

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Kanishk has over 12 years of professional experience in management consulting with leading firms like KPMG, IMS Health, E&Y, and Oracle Solution Services in the past. He has worked with key clients both in the public and private sectors in areas like Investment Promotion, Regulatory Simplification, Industrial Infrastructure and Promotion, Public Policy, Process Export, Health Planning, and Governance, etc. He has been involved in a number of projects involving policy and capacity building of the public sector to make it more effective and efficient. Prior to Primus, Kanishk was a director at KPMG. He is a PMP trained and an Oracle certified professional. Kanishk is an alumnus of the IEC College of Engineering & Technology, Greater Noida, and the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, and is presently based out of Chandigarh.

At Primus, Kanishk would lead the “Investment Realization” practice and be part of the Leadership Team.
You can get in touch with him at kanishk@primuspartners.in

 

Anurag singh

Managing Director

Anurag has around 27 years of experience in leading and delivering business strategy with numerous Private Sector companies. He has worked extensively across sectors such as Manufacturing, Automotives, Chemicals, Fashion, Wellness, Insurance, and Aviation and has advised clients on Mergers and Acquisitions, Start-Ups, Artificial Intelligence, Performance Improvement, Integrated Planning, etc. In the past, he has worked with companies like E&Y, Sattwa Wellness, The Chemours Company, DuPont, and Hero Corporate Service. He has driven $500m business across the Asia Pacific on tactical and strategic decision making through financial numbers. He is an alumnus of the L.D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, and the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, and is presently based out of Delhi.

At Primus, Anurag would lead the Chemical, Manufacturing, and Automotive Sector practice.
You can get in touch with him at anurag@primuspartners.in