Mr. Ayyar is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with close to thirty years experience in the areas of Public Finance, Investment Banking and Corporate advisory practice. He has worked as a project consultant, in more than twelve countries, with projects aided by the World Bank and other multi lateral institutions, on subjects ranging from parastatal privatizations, institutional credit strengthening and related reforms and integrated rural development programs. Mr. Ayyar has been associated with the Federal and State Governments in India in the Power and Aviation sector. In India, he has been exclusively involved in advising on some of the largest merger and acquisition transactions in the media and aviation sector, including the Jet Airways and Sahara Airways merger. He has served as an independent non executive director on the Boards of domestic and multinational companies, in India, engaged in diverse activities, covering Banking, Insurance, Asset Management, Financial Services, Aviation, Media, Telecom and Energy. He has also been a member of the India advisory board of two large US based Institutional investors.