Nikhel is a Senior Partner with JHS & Associates and Managing Partner at N. Kochhar & Co. (since 1990).
On the board of companies in India & the US, he Chairs the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee & Shareholder Grievances Committees of a Listed NBFC.
Before being appointed as CEO, he has held positions of COO & Chair Advocacy (2014-18) in The IIA India as well as President of IIA Delhi (2014-16). Member of the Executive Committee of the Doon School Old Boys' Society (1996 - 2000 & 2010 - 13). Also a member of the Indian Public Schools Society (IPSS) where he was on the Selection Committee for the Board Members of The Doon School.
Nikhel has over 30 ·years of professional expertise in Organisational Systems & Processes, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Internal Controls & Audit and Training for ICAI, IIA & Corporate Clients.
Industry expertise covers Advertising, Automotive, Auto Components, Aviation, Banking, Chemicals, Education, Engineering, Healthcare, Infrastructure, IT, Glass, Leather, Machine Tools, Media, NGO, NBFC, Pharmaceuticals, Software, and Steel etc.
He is a Chartered Accountant and has cleared the CIA exam.