Our Team for February

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

Articles By Kunal

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.

Articles By Holly

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.

Articles By Sage

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.

Articles By Ruchika

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.

Articles By Ipsita



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.

Articles By Sukriti

Kiara Khanna

AGM – Content Management

Kiara is a communications professional and financial journalist with over 14 years of experience in media and financial services sector. She has worn many hats in her stint as a communications and content professional- Analyst, Editor, News Presenter, Content Manager, Social Media Lead and business communications manager. Her passion is communicating the right message to the right people through the right medium. Kiara writes on economy and markets for Kalkine.

Articles By Kiara

Shaghil Bilali

Research Editor

Shaghil Bilali is a research editor with 15 years of experience in different verticals across media. He has worked with some of the leading media organisations in India. Before joining Kalkine Media, he was with Microsoft News' Canada overnight operations. He has also worked as a sports journalist for almost a decade with News18.com and the Mail Today newspaper.

Articles By Shaghil

Raza Naqvi

Financial Journalist

Raza comes from a hard-news background and is an experienced writer with a demonstrated history of working in reputed organizations like the United Nations, Indian Express, and Hindustan Times. Currently, he is exploring the financial world!

Articles By Raza

Neha Simpy

Senior Research Editor

Neha is a Senior Research Editor at Kalkine Pty Limited, with a degree in journalism from Jamia Millia Islamia. She has written and edited articles pertaining to various sectors of Australia and New Zealand Stock Exchanges. She firmly believes in the quote “Content is King” and aim towards churning out structured reports and articles for the readers.

Articles By Neha

Daniel Paul Johns


Daniel is an experienced journalist and has contributed to many publications with content ranging from music to business and finance. Daniel is committed to keeping ahead in his knowledge of finance and particularly cryptocurrency trends. He graduated from The University of Sydney with a Master’s in Media. Daniel is also a stand-up comedian and screenwriter. His two favourite things in the world are cricket and beer - in that order.

Articles By Daniel

Rachael Jones


Rachael is an award-winning, multi-skilled Broadcast Journalist with extensive experience in the production of engaging material either for radio, television or online. She has worked across the globe covering major breaking news stories for large news organisations such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Telegraph UK, Sky News and the ABC. She has interviewed numerous CEOs of ASX-listed companies and other global newsmakers such as Bill Gates. Rachael gained a BA Honours degree in Journalism from London. Her other qualifications include a certificate in Global Resources Politics, a Diploma in Trading and a certificate in Contracts Law from Harvard University. Rachael has a passion for finance and business news and always has a keen eye on trends across global markets.

Articles By Rachael

Shwetambri Chauhan

Manager Media

Shwetambri Chauhan has rich experience of working across different sectors and markets. Her professional experience includes a 5-year long stint at WNS for a well-known UK-based research and publishing house, a Fitch Group company. She gained her Master’s degree in Business Administration from IPM, Ghaziabad, India.

Articles By Shwetambri

Albert Rizk

Video Producer

I am a Cinematography, Director of Photography and Senior Video Producer based in Sydney with over 35 years of experience. My passion for story telling has led me to receive a Bachelor of applied arts specialising in Cinematography and Television. I also completed a diploma in Digital Fundamentals from ARRI in Munich, a diploma in Cinema Production from Tiffen, a diploma in Video Editing, Color Grading and Graphic Design from the Russian-Institute as well as a Diploma in TV production and Studio management from the Egyptian TV Institute. I held different positions while working for the Egyptian National Television between 1981 and 2018. As a Director of Photography, I was involved in the production of over 150 feature films and documentaries. In 1995, I founded my own production company in Egypt tasked with shooting, editing and rental services which has allowed me to work with many local and international clients over the years. When I relocated to Sydney, I continued to invest and apply my wealth of knowledge and experience through different freelance positions. My subject specific skills as well as my people and leadership skills have always allowed me to complete projects to the highest standard to guarantee client satisfaction.

Articles By Albert

James Preston

Video Presenter

James is a news anchor and business reporter for Kalkine TV. James is a versatile broadcaster having hosted sport, current affairs, variety and entertainment programs across radio, television, and streaming providers, in addition to traditional print journalism. He’s worked with some of Australia’s biggest names including Triple M, Hit Network, Grant Broadcasters, The Daily Telegraph and many more. In 2016 he became NSW’s youngest community radio station manager when he took the reigns of Alive 90.5 FM. James is also an accomplished live event host and sports commentator. An innovative and creative media personality James is a three-time nominee of the NSW Young Achiever of the Year award and is delighted to be a part of the Kalkine team.

Articles By James

Ankit Sethi

Financial Journalist

Ankit is a law graduate. He holds an interest in public policy, corporate ethics, development economics, macro-economic policies, and sustainable development.

Articles By Ankit

Bhawna Gupta

Financial Journalist

A financial journalist with Kalkine Media Pty Ltd, Bhawna has an experience of more than seven years in writing and reporting in the financial industry. She previously worked with VCCircle and Dealstreetsia and covered the areas like PE, VC, IPOs, M&A and others. Bhawna holds a post-graduation diploma is journalism and mass communication. In her leisure time, she likes to play badminton.

Articles By Bhawna


Junior Analyst

Ritwika has experience in content writing. At Kalkine, she tracks business news, stock markets, companies, and economic developments in Australia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Science. In her free time, she likes to hone her culinary skills.

Articles By Ritwika

Manu Shankar

Research Editor

Manu Shankar is a senior journalist and editor with over 15 years of experience across leading media houses. At Kalkine, he writes on cryptocurrencies and equity markets. He’s passionate about sports and music.

Articles By Manu

Khushboo Joshi

Financial Journalist

Khushboo Joshi is a multimedia professional with over eleven years of versatile experience in Journalism and Content management across various domains. Also, owing to passion for literature, story-telling and features & fiction writing comes naturally to her.

Articles By Khushboo

Sonal Goyal

Junior Analyst

Sonal has experience in the field of content development and academic research. At kalkine, At Kalkine, she tracks business news, stock markets, companies, and economic developments in Australia. She has a postgraduate degree in financial management and bachelor’s degree in literature.

Articles By Sonal

Akanksha Vashisht

Content Developer

Akanksha is a Content Developer at Kalkine, and comes from an economics background, holding specialisation in foreign trade and finance. She has completed her master’s degree in economics from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Her focus area of research includes analysing market trends and economic policymaking.

Articles By Akanksha


Senior Financial Journalist

Manisha is a Senior Financial Journalist at Kalkine Media, covering the Australian market along with world news. She has tons of experience in content development in the media industry. Her deliverables reflect the strong command she has over the language as well as the right journalistic approach towards a news story. Also, she is a professional Voice Over Artist and a radio presenter with over 5 years of experience. She has lent her voice for promotional videos, e-books, radio shows, news stories, etc.

Articles By Manisha

Priyabrata Prusty

Senior Manager – Media

Priyabrata Prusty, an analyst-turned-journalist, has nearly two decades of rich experience in various fields of capital market including 8 years in the field of digital journalism. An MBA (Finance) and a CFA level-2 candidate, Priyabrata has worked with leading brokerages and media houses. At Kalkine, he writes about Australian stock market, companies, economy and IPOs.

Articles By Priyabrata

Shivani Joshi

Junior Analyst

A literature graduate from Ramjas College, Shivani also holds a master's diploma in New Media Journalism. She has worked with Hindustan Times as a content and creative executive in the past. Her area of interest comprises of emerging trends, World politics, Cryptocurrency and Lifestyle.

Articles By Shivani

Farzan Moharkan

Junior Analyst

An Experienced Journalist with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. Skilled in Copywriting, News Writing, Copy Editing, Editorial, Broadcast Journalism, and Electronic Media. In the past he has worked with Concept Communication and PRHUB driving media relation for the key clients.

Articles By Farzan

Aditi Sarkar

Healthcare Analyst (Biotechnology)

Aditi covers content focused on healthcare and food & beverages sectors. She has a post-graduate degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding with Biotechnology as her minor subject. She has two co-authored scientific research publications in peer-reviewed Indian journals.

Articles By Aditi

Honey Bhargava

AGM- PR & Brands

Honey has 14+ years of experience in the media, events & PR industry with leadership proficiency and extensive video production, editing, public relations, and communication s experience. Honey comes with a diverse & rich experience across various areas of marketing like public relations, guest relations, brand building, advertising, and business development

Articles By Honey

Versha Jain

Financial Journalist

Versha is a post-graduate in finance and has vast experience in the retail banking and education sectors. She also holds a keen interest in development work. At Kalkine, she writes on stock markets, companies, equities, and IPOs, etc.

Articles By Versha

Ankur Jaiswal

Metal and Mining Analyst

Ankur is an experienced Earth Science Engineer with expertise in drilling fluid formulation and characterisation. He has worked with many reputed hydrocarbon players in India and in Qatar. He has completed his M.Tech in Petroleum Engineering and B.Tech in Geoscience Engineering from UPES, Dehradun. He has authored six scientific research articles, of which three are indexed SCI (Science Citation Index).

Articles By Ankur

Subhanjan Dasgupta

Research Editor

Subhanjan is a Research Editor at Kalkine Media editing copies for its Australian market. He has more than 9 years of experience in editing copies in different spheres of content, ranging from books on higher education to journal articles and other forms of media. He is a Bachelor of Arts in history from Presidency College, Kolkata, and holds a PG degree in mass communication...

Articles By Subhanjan


Financial Journalist

Tamnna is a Financial Journalist at Kalkine. She brings 5 years of rich experience in research and content creation across varied domains like e-commerce, product enrichment, fashion, lifestyle, and finance. She has completed her post-graduation from the Asian School of Media Studies. Tamnna enjoys drinking tea and loves her plants a little too much.

Articles By Tamnna
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