Kiran is a Managing Director at Secretariat, where he serves as an expert witness on damages in complex, high-stakes international disputes. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations. Kiran has provided expert evidence on financial, economic, accounting, valuation, and damages issues in over 80 matters. This includes matters before all major arbitral
institutions, as well the US and UK courts.
Kiran has been elected to the Expert Witnesses section of WWL every year since 2013. Since 2017, he has been named annually as one of only a few “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” by WWL. Since 2019, he has been elected to Who’s Who Legal’s “Thought Leaders – Global Elite” which is a select list of the world’s foremost damages experts. WWL describes Kiran as:
“Esteemed among clients and peers in the international market, who describe him as ‘an outstanding expert who is extremely thorough in his analysis and a pleasure to work with’.”
“He has an excellent and strategic mind and great attention to detail”
Kiran brings a hands-on approach to working with clients and counsel, with a focus on identifying practical solutions based on in-depth knowledge of the key issues impacting the case. Kiran’s industry experience includes the energy, mining, telecommunications, financial services, infrastructure, construction, real estate, manufacturing and services sectors. Geographically, his experience spans the globe, with a focus on emerging economies in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Russia/CIS and East Europe. Kiran also has substantial experience valuing companies and investments in India.
Kiran has an MBA with a concentration in finance from Johns Hopkins University and a MS in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. He is also a licensed professional engineer. As a licensed engineer, Kiran combines expertise in valuation and damages with a solid understanding of the technical issues that underpin many complex disputes. He is able to integrate these insights into expert evidence that can be relied upon by tribunals.