Our Team

Kunal Sawhney


Kunal Sawhney is founder & CEO at Kalkine and is a richly experienced and accomplished financial professional with a wealth of knowledge in the Australian Equities Market. Kunal obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Technology, Sydney. He has an extensive expertise in quantitative and qualitative stock selection practices, and he proficiently navigates on equity related matters while enabling them achieve success in complex market conditions. Kunal features as a guest speaker at various equity research platforms and news channels on a regular basis, sharing his valuable insights on the subject. His firm provides holistic view of stock investment recommendations to retail investors with respect to financial performance, strategy, and industry catalysts. The firm looks for stocks that are out of favour with the market and a combination of tangible and intangible aspects is used for stock picking with a great focus on income and growth portfolios. Kunal is featured regularly on Sky Business, CNBC and Australian Financial Review

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Hina Chowdhary

Director, Equity

Hina Chowdhary is the Director, Equity Research at Kalkine and has an extensive experience of about 15+ years in the area of Research, which includes 5+ years in Equities Research particularly. She has earned a Master of Science degree from the renowned Indian Institute of Technology. Hina’s work profile entails in-depth analysis for stocks using a diverse set of financial data tools and models in order to provide appropriate investment opportunities and insights on which stocks to buy, sell or hold. She has hands-on experience in developing industry breaking equity news, company specific investment themes/ ideas, and other equity research related products. She is featured regularly in the Money section of Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun Herald

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Holly Shields

Video Presenter

As a seasoned presenter, news reporter, and host, Holly Shields has made her mark in broadcasting both domestically and internationally. She has hosted programs and guest featured for GFN Radio, while covering special events as a live commentator on the behalf of BBS TV. As an anchorwoman, Holly has covered trending issues in politics, international news, and current affairs on the program What’s Up for My True Media (MTM). She also delivers breaking news for 6 News Australia and hosts the popular entertainment show Live in Sydney. Holly is working under a casual contract with Kalkine Media to broadcast business and market news. Currently, Holly is working as a financial and business correspondent with Kalkine Media.

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Benjamin Starr

Video Presenter

With over 25 years media experience and 17 years teaching experience as a Teacher of broadcast media at TAFE NSW, Benjamin has taught over 5000 students the art and science of radio. He has worked for some of Australia's biggest Radio Networks including Australian Radio Network and Macquarie Radio 2CH and 2GB On Air, Producing and in Promotions. He wrote, produced and hosted a national syndicated weekly radio show called The Ballroom Glitz on the Music of Your Life Radio Network in America, and was host of their National Daily Drive Show on the network. Benjamin, freelances in announcing, voice overs and presenting and has completed two major productions in podcasting for a series called "Drive Your Own Adventure" for Ingenia Holidays and The Department of Education School Spectacular podcast series. Currently Benjamin, can be seen regularly interviewing ASX listed company directors and finance and investment experts on financial websites and On Air at TVSN the TV shopping Network as a presenter on FOXTEL and Freeview across Australia and New Zealand.

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Sage Godrei

Video Presenter

Sage is a professional presenter who is also a playwright and film script writer. Having a Ba in Media Studies, Sage gained the skills necessary to become a creative project manager. She has gained valuable experience in organizational and cultural change, leadership coaching, stakeholder management and employee engagement running her own arts business. Her original work has been commissioned and produced in conjunction with several city councils around Sydney. Sage was also accepted into the MBA program at Victoria University and has further developed her interest in the financial markets through studies in Forex and Options trading. Her television presenting experience began as an album reviewer of urban music for HipHoptvonline.com and she worked as a testimonial model most recently for the new home shopping channel Openshop 2019-2020. Sage has been involved as an actor for some pertinent Australian government television campaigns such as “Know the Line” - Sexual Harassment in the workplace run by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the GetUp.org 2013 Federal Election campaign. Sage wishes to extend her knowledge of the media and broadcasting industry through her new role at Kalkine Media and hopes to produce scripted film and television through her small production company On the Cusp Productions.

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Production & Admin Support

Daisy, an entertainer at heart, has participated in creation of various advertisements in Australia and in some American Shows. She is driven with the passion of media industry and has always been active since her childhood in mainstream industry. As an extraordinary influencer, Daisy has unfathomable information on hauling watchers' consideration. A strong cooperative person with cordial, positive attitude and demonstrated abilities, she has had the option to build up affinity among viewers of different genres. Presently, she is engaged with Kalkine Media to extend support on content / video creation streams and modules.

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Edita Ivancevic


Edita is a young journalist who graduated in 2019 from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb, Croatia, specialising in Television and Public Relations. Since the teenage years, Edita gained knowledge of news reporting and analysing complex current and foreign affairs. She attended and was a part of various panel discussions about journalism affairs and issues, as well as interviewing relevant personas of the Croatian background. Her main goal remains being truthful and aspire young people to be more invested in the news.

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Ruchika Sachdeva

AGM, Media

A postgraduate from ICFAI university with over 14 years of rich experience on Capital Market Transactions including M&A, GC, VC, Public Equity, IPO etc. A seasoned professional skilled in market and business research, client servicing, team management, competitive business intelligence and due diligence. Day affairs ensure time-bound submission of accurate data content as per industry standards.

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Akanksha Kumar

AGM, Media

Akanksha Kumar is the AGM at Kalkine and has over 8 years of Research experience, with 6+ years in Market Research particularly. She holds 5 years of extensive experience in Product Development and Market Data and Corporate Actions analysis at S&P Global Market Intelligence, India. Akanksha holds Master of Applied Economics degree from the prestigious National University of Singapore. Her expertise lies in Economic Analysis and understanding nuances of interplay between equity market and economic fundamentals. Besides, she has rich experience of working across different markets, including Equity Market, Currency Market and Commodity Market, and assessing the market landscape amidst broader economic perspective.

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Damini is a Senior Research Analyst at Kalkine Media Pty Ltd, with around 4 years of rich experience catering to media domain. She has key exposure to economics and equity research. Her expertise lies in performing economic and trend analysis and producing exclusive content for different sectors. She gained her Master’s degree in Economics from Amity University, India.

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Ipsita Sarkar


Ipsita Sarkar has spent years producing compelling journalistic content for leading media houses. From navigating the newsroom chaos to chasing big scoops and playing the digital traffic game, she has lived it all. At Kalkine Media, she tracks equities and market-moving stories across North America.

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Tribhuwan is an Analyst at Kalkine Media Pty Ltd. He writes on financials, consumers products, fast-moving consumer goods, emerging companies, and economic policy. In these areas, he also covers global businesses. He is a graduate in BCom (Hons) from Amity University, Noida. Prior to joining Kalkine Media, he was working with Citigroup within Institutional Clients Group.

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Shreya Biswas

Multimedia Journalist

Shreya Biswas is a multimedia journalist with a degree from the Asian College of Journalism. Previously a literature student-turned-political reporter, she now writes on market trends at Kalkine Media. When not chasing deadlines, she enjoys blogging.

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Financial Journalist

Abhijeet has a profound interest in capital markets. He writes on various developments from financial market-to-enterprise-to-economy. A day at work begins with analysing securities on the London Stock Exchange. A sharp eye for detail has been a key skill set that reflects from the long-forms, as well as breaking pieces. Been in the business effectively from China's equity meltdown, and the subsequent Brexit referendum. He has previously worked with Microsoft News.

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Financial Journalist

Ashish is a Financial Journalist with an experience of nearly 9 years in the field of economy, stock market and foreign affairs. He has also spent a few years in the corporate sector. A mechanical engineer with post-graduation in marketing and operations, Ashish has worked with some of the leading media and corporate organisations in the country and abroad.

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Financial Journalist

Anuj is a financial journalist with Kalkine Media and writes on Canadian markets. A cryptocurrency enthusiast, Anuj also closely tracks the cannabis industry. His previous stint was with BloombergQuint where he covered financial developments from the US and European markets.

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Sukriti is a Senior Financial Analyst at Kalkine Media Pty Ltd. She has experience of over 3.8 years in the field of finance, research, reporting standardisation and process developments. She has interned with brands like PepsiCo, Vogue, JBL and Dell. She is a postgraduate in International Business from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (Bangalore, India). Her areas of interest include IPOs and economic affairs.

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Research Analyst

Aayush is a Research Analyst at Kalkine, with rich experience of over 3 years catering to capital markets. He has been a sell side equity advisor for two years and is currently dwelling deep into the equity research. He holds MBA in finance degree and has a good exposure of the global equities markets, apart from the core Australian markets.

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Suhita Poddar


Suhita is a financial journalist at Kalkine Media. She writes on various topics with a specific interest in the renewable energy sector, sustainability and climate finance. She is a former research analyst with over 9 years of experience in the financial services industry and had also previously interned at Dow Jones Newswires and Mint. She graduated from London School of Economics.

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Research Editor

Sonal is a Research Analyst at Kalkine Media Pty Ltd. She has done M.Sc. in Economics from Shiv Nadar University and B.A. Economic (Honours) from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. She has over 3 years of diverse experience in economic policy analysis, public finance, and market data analysis. She is a skilled professional with proficiency in primary and secondary research with an expertise in providing an economic and financial perspective to readers.

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Research Editor

Manika is a Research Editor at Kalkine Media Pty Ltd. She has a storied career as business finance journalist in major pink dailies. After a stint as a reporter, where she broke many ground-breaking stories, she handled the desk functions with ease. Post that, she has been writing many analytical and nuanced edits for a major business daily. She has covered all genres of writing from reports, to features, to quick edits, to edits/opinion articles for the print and digital.

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Research Editor

Roma is a Research Editor at Kalkine Media Pty Ltd. She has been in the field of content creation and editing since more than 12 years now. She is a storyteller with an exposure to different industries such as finance, news, legal, telecommunication, travel, medical and technical IT, etc. She understands the niche readers and tries her best to bring the element of readability to her work more than anything else. Moreover, she thinks from a reader’s point of view and develops content accordingly.

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Furquan Moharkan

Financial Journalist

Furquan Moharkan is journalist and an author with focus on banking and financial markets. He has also authored a book on banking. Before becoming a journalist, Furquan was an investment banker.

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Mark O'Donnell


Mark is a recent graduate from the Auckland University of Technology. His field of study encompassed Computer Science and Economics. His journalistic interests include analysing macro-economic trends to determine their micro-economic impacts and evaluating new technology that has the potential to disrupt entire industries. Mark enjoys the idea that his research can help improve the financial literacy of New Zealanders.

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Senior Analyst

Akshay is a research professional with 6.5 years of experience in Consulting and Research industry across the Mining, Chemicals and Energy domains. He is trained in client servicing, due diligence, research and analysis of the mining and energy commodities. His professional experience includes a 4.5-year long stint at Moody’s in Corporate Consulting and Project Development domains for the metals and mining sector. He holds a graduate degree in Chemical engineering from the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies and has presented technical papers at various international events.

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