India Investor Show 2021

23-24-25 November
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India Investor Show 2021

As the world celebrates the World Investor Week 2021, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers’ Forum (BBF) and International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE), under the aegis of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) proudly announce “India Investor Show 2021”.

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Mr. G. P. Garg

Position: Executive Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Mr. Garg has handled several important assignments in SEBI since joining in January 1994. He has been closely associated with SEBI and Government of India’s initiatives on Financial Literacy and Investor Education in the country. He was instrumental in launching of SEBI Complaints Redress System (SCORES), Toll Free Helpline and Financial Education through Resource Persons.

Mr. Garg played crucial role in establishment of National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM). NISM is now one of the largest certification institute in the country with more than 2,50,000 candidates taking certification examination or attending Continuous Professional Education Programs every year. Mr. Garg has headed departments like Treasury and Accounts, General Services, Office of Investor Assistance and Education and office of Central Public Information Officer. Mr.Garg’s current portfolio includes Office of Investor Assistance and Education, Information Technology Department, General Services Department.

Mr. Garg is SEBI’s nominee on the Board of Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) .

Mr. Garg is Chair of the Board of National Centre for Financial Education (NCFE), a joint initiative of Financial Sector Regulators comprising of RBI, SEBI, IRDAI and PFRDA.

Mr. Garg holds degree in Engineering, Law and Management.

Mr. G. P. Garg

Executive Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Mr. Garg has handled several important assignments in SEBI since...

Mr. Ashishkumar Chauhan

Position: MD & CEO - BSE

Ashish, a technocrat from IIT and IIM, currently works as the MD and CEO of BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange), with market capitalization of listed companies more than US$ 3 trillion.

At BSE since 2009, Ashish helped it become the fastest exchange in the world with 6 microseconds response time, completed its IPO, revived its revenues, introduced mobile stock trading to India, diversified in areas such as currency, commodities and equity derivatives, SME, start-ups, Mutual fund distribution, IPO/bond distribution, insurance distribution, agri spot market, power trading, and international exchange at GIFT city etc.

Ashish acted as the CEO of IPL cricket team Mumbai Indians in its formative years and worked as the President and CIO of Reliance group from years 2000 to 2009 in the field of IT, e-commerce, public relations, media, telecom, sports, organised retail, IPO, petrochemicals, refining, oil and gas etc.

Ashish is one of the founders of at NSE (National stock exchange) and is considered the father of modern financial derivatives in India due to his work there from 1993-2000. He is also the creator of Nifty index and was in charge of creating the first screen-based trading. He started his career as a banker with IDBI.

Ashish is a serial entrepreneur. He is considered amongst the foremost experts in the fields of fintech, market microstructure, transaction processing, corporate governance, finance, regulatory policies, business, technology, cricket, and Indian social issues. He has spoken at conferences organised by UN, WEF, WFE, UNCTAD, OECD, Commonwealth etc. He has been a part of the policy committees of Ministry of finance, Ministry of MSME, CBDT, RBI, SEBI etc. He also headed the South Asia Federation of Exchanges (SAFE), consisting of 20 plus exchanges.

He has won several prestigious Indian and international awards over last 3 decades including Mumbai Ratna, Digital Icon of the Year, Asian Banker, Top 50 CIOs in the world etc. He serves on the board of prestigious Indian universities including IIMs, AJNIFM, NITs, NIITs etc amongst his many social activities. He is also acting as the Chancellor of University of Allahabad, UP, India, one of the nationally important universities and the oldest Universities in Asia set up in 1887. He is a distinguished visiting faculty at Ryerson University in Toronto and Honorary Professor at Nottingham University Business School.

He has co-authored a book titled on BSE ‘A temple of wealth creation’. A book titled ‘Sthithpragya – the process of maintaining equilibrium’ has been written on his life journey.

Mr. Ashishkumar Chauhan

MD & CEO - BSE

Ashish, a technocrat from IIT and IIM, currently works as...

Mr. Vikram Limaye

Position: MD & CEO, National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE)

Mr. Vikram Limaye is the Managing Director and CEO of the National Stock Exchange of lndia Limited (NSE) which is the world’s largest derivatives exchange and in the top three exchanges globally for cash market trades.

Prior to joining NSE, he was the Managing Director & CEO of IDFC Limited, a diversified financial services conglomerate. He started his professional career with Arthur Andersen in Mumbai in 1987 while pursuing his Chartered Accountancy and worked in the audit and
business advisory services groups of Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and the consumer banking group of Citibank before going to the US in 1994 to pursue a MBA. After completing his MBA, he worked on Wall Street in USA for 8 years with Credit Suisse First Boston in a variety of roles in investment banking, capital markets, structured finance and credit portfolio management before returning to Mumbai, lndia in 2004.

He has contributed to various committees of government and industry associations on a range of topics surrounding infrastructure, economic policy, markets, trade, minority affairs etc. He has been a speaker at various domestic and international conferences and has been
part of international government delegations for infrastructure and foreign direct investments into lndia. He has also been on the boards of various corporates, educational institutions and not for profit organisations. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and has also earlier served as the Chairman of the Working Committee of WFE.

He completed his Bachelors in Commerce from HR College of Commerce & Economics, Chartered Accountancy and a MBA in Finance and Multinational Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Mr. Vikram Limaye

MD & CEO, National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE)

Mr. Vikram Limaye is the Managing Director and CEO of...

Mr. Arun Raste

Position: MD & CEO, National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX)

He holds an M.A. in Economics with Post-Graduate Diplomas in Marketing, Communications
& Journalism.

He has over 3 decades of experience across BFSI, corporate and social development sectors.
In his prior assignment he was associated with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)
as an Executive Director. He has also served as a Director on the Board of Indian Immunological
Limited (Hyderabad), Mother Dairy Fruit &Vegetable Private Limited (Delhi) and IRMA, Anand. In
his banking career he worked with private sector banks like IDFC First Bank, Kotak Mahindra
Bank and financial inclusion behemoth NABARD handling commercial lending, product
development, distribution network, branding, communication and CSR. His previous stints also
include working with ACC cement and an NGO IRFT (International Resources for Fairer Trade).

As an NGO delegate, he participated in the UNCTAD summit in Brazil, WTO Ministerial in Mexico,
and Hong Kong. He had been invited to speak at prestigious events and presented papers in
conferences held at countries like Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Holland, Japan, Senegal
and the UK. He was also invited by the US State Department for International Visitors Leadership
Programme. Apart from representing Asia at the International Fair-Trade Forum he also chaired
the think tank of the Asian forum for CSR in SMEs. He has over a dozen publications in national
and international journals to his credit.

Mr. Arun Raste

MD & CEO, National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX)

He holds an M.A. in Economics with Post-Graduate Diplomas in...

Ms. Latika S Kundu

Position: MD & CEO, Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited (MSE)

Former Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange Pte. Ltd.

With Over 20 years of professional experience across leading Global multi-asset Exchanges, Clearing Houses and Depositories.

National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE), MCX-SX (now MSE), Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX), Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDIO), SDiX Depository & Global Investment Banks – Lehman Brothers, Macquarie Singapore.

Ms. Latika S Kundu

MD & CEO, Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited (MSE)

Former Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Singapore Diamond Investment...

Mr. Nehal Vora

Position: MD & CEO - Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL)

Nehal Vora is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Central Depository Services (India) Ltd. (CDSL) since September 24, 2019. CSDL under his leadership, has emerged as the leading Depository of India. CDSL is the first and only depository to be listed on the stock exchange in Asia and the and the first and the only depository to launch operations at the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at the GIFT City, Gandhinagar, India. Nehal’s endeavour as the helm at CDSL is to build a robust franchise built on a foundation of fair and transparent governance framework coupled with a strong digital footprint.

He is also a Director on the Board of AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre, launched by NMIMS – a premier B school in India, in collaboration with NITI Aayog, Government of India.

Nehal is a member of the SEBI Policy Committees, Market Data Advisory Committee (MDAC) and Secondary Market Advisory Committee (SMAC and he chairs the Working Group on the Data Protocols for Secondary Markets of the MDAC.

Nehal has over 25 years of experience across diverse segments in Capital Markets. In his earlier role as the Chief Regulatory Officer of BSE Limited and the member of the Executive Leadership Team, he drove regulatory excellence through membership compliance, surveillance, inspection, investigation, regulatory communication, investor services, listing compliance and regulatory legal teams. He began his career with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in 1996. Amongst some of his key achievements at SEBI, he was instrumental in implementing the T+2 rolling settlement, risk containment system in the derivatives market in India and the system of mandatory Straight through Processing for the Institutional trades for the Indian Securities Markets.

Nehal has also headed the Broking and Investment Banking Compliance at DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd, a leading brokerage house, as the Director, Law and Compliance. He has been felicitated with Distinguished awards including NetApp Innovation Award 2019, Compliance Champion award in 2018, IDC Digital Transformation Awards under the Dx Leader Information FOW Global Investors Group at the Asia Capital Markets Awards in 2017 for Best New Product in Market Surveillance. In recognition of his commitment and dedication to the Compliance Function at DSP Merrill Lynch, he was awarded OGC Living the Mission Award in 2008 by Merrill Lynch amongst many others and latest being recognised as the Distinguished Alumnus at H. R. College of Commerce and Economics. He is a guest speaker at various international forums including the IOSCO Harvard Training program for securities market regulators, conferences and is also a speaker at the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM).

Mr. Nehal Vora

MD & CEO - Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL)

Nehal Vora is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer...

Ms. Padmaja Chunduru

Position: MD & CEO, National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL)

Padmaja Chunduru is MD & CEO of NSDL since Sept. 2021, after a 37-year stint in banking industry, in SBI and Indian Bank.

At Indian Bank, Padmaja has successfully steered the merger of Allahabad Bank into Indian Bank amid the Covid challenges. The Bank completed the merger seamlessly with least disruption to customers, in a record time of 10 months. Significant improvement in all key metrics and the empathetic handling of the cultural integration of two diverse banks was the subject of a case study “Merger of Equals” by Harvard Business School Publishing.

In the recent Forbes Global ranking of ‘Best Employers 2021’, Indian Bank has ranked 314th globally. In India, the Bank is among the Top 10 – Best Employers.

Ms. Padmaja was adjudged “Banker of the Year” by FE for 2019-20 and Top 100 Women in Finance -2020 by AIWMI (Assn of Intl. Wealth Management of India)

Prior to joining Indian Bank, Padmaja was DMD (Digital Banking) with SBI. From 2014 to 2017, she was Country Head, SBI US Operations at New York. Overseeing strategic planning, business growth, risk management and compliance. She was involved in critical discussions with US Regulators on the Bank’s operations in the US and was successful in placing the US Operations on a steady growth path.

A Post Graduate in Commerce from Andhra University, Padmaja joined SBI in 1984 as a Probationary Officer. In a career spanning more than 3 decades, with postings in India and USA, she gained rich experience in Corporate Lending and Credit Management, Retail Operations and Digital Banking, Treasury & International Operations.

She has extensive Board experience:
• Having been on the Board of LIC for three years,
• Chairman of the Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Ltd.
• Member, Board of Governors of the Madras School of Economics
• Member, Dr. Rangarajan Committee (High Level Committee constituted by Tamilnadu Govt) to combat covid crisis.
• Recently, Ms. Padmaja was the Chairman of IBA Standing Committee on Corporate Credit. The report submitted by this committee on Loan Syndication and Secondary Loan Markets has been accepted by RBI.

Ms. Padmaja Chunduru

MD & CEO, National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL)

Padmaja Chunduru is MD & CEO of NSDL since Sept....

Anil Singhvi

Position: Managing Editor - Zee Business

Anil Singhvi, 51, is a commerce graduate with professional qualifications of Chartered Accountancy (1993) and Company Secretary (1993), having over 28 years of diversified experience of working with the leaders in Media, Capital and Financial Services market.

Since April 2018, he is heading Zee Business, a leading Hindi Business Channel as Managing Editor, which is a part of India’s largest media group “Zee Media”. In his short tenure of 2 yrs, he has helped the channel in becoming number 1 business channel in India. His positive attitude, friendly and informal way of communicating, which is easy to understand, unbiased views about the stock market that is supported by the knowledge that he carries with him has helped the channel, ZEE BUSINESS, to scale new heights.

With his enriching experience in the capital markets, he worked in business media as Executive Editor at “CNBC Awaaz” for 13 years.

Apart from TV, he also shares his views on various radio channels like BBC London Hindi service, MY FM and Big FM. His articles and chats are featured on popular websites.

Recently, he was awarded as ICON of Business Journalism by IBJA. He was nominated as BEST HINDI NEWS ANCHOR by ENBA in 2017.  He was awarded as the best business anchor by IBJA in 2017. He received an award for Outstanding contribution in Business Journalism by Padmashree Mrs Rajshree Birla.

He was elected as Secretary to WICASA during 1992-93. He was awarded President’s Scout Award by the President of India in 1987.

Anil Singhvi

Managing Editor - Zee Business

Anil Singhvi, 51, is a commerce graduate with professional qualifications...

Ms. Kathryn Edmundson

Position: Executive Director - International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE)

From 1999-2010, Ms. Edmundson was the Executive Director of the Bond Market Foundation and the team leader for financial capability and investor education initiatives worldwide for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation for Investor Education, developing multi-award-winning Web-based initiatives such as www.investinginbonds. com and www.investinginbondsEurope.org, which pioneered non-profit investor numeracy/literacy content used by millions annually to understand the concepts and the analytics/data behind fixed income markets, and the www.tomorrowsmoney.org suite of financial capability sites.

She also was responsible for the introduction of bond portfolios and other provisions into the Stock Market Game (SMG). Earlier in her career, Ms. Edmundson was Assistant to the President and Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation, Special Assistant to the President of New York University (including an international portfolio of European and African academic programme development), and President of the CBS Foundation, including responsibility for accessible technologies operations at the CBS Broadcast Network of Television and Radio, such as closed captioning and video description.

In addition to her work with IFIE, Ms. Edmundson coordinates FC/IE resources and networking technology for the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) Foundation in the U.S. and a financial literacy partnership between NAST Foundation and Mexico’s state and federal governments. She also develops leadership skill-building training and coaching to strengthen professional talent available to civic and community building organizations within and across jurisdictions and is an advisor on financing and capacity building for non-profit, networked, and virtual organizations. Ms. Edmundson was educated at Harvard University.

Ms. Kathryn Edmundson

Executive Director - International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE)

From 1999-2010, Ms. Edmundson was the Executive Director of the...

Mr. Lalit Mundra

Position: Chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF)

Lalit has over 31 years’ experience in all aspects of financial services industry. Highly enterprising, prompt decision maker with strong business acumen and entrepreneurship skills. He has a rich knowledge on Capital Market and handling High Net worth Investors, Retail Investors.

His organizational experience includes working from 1990-97 as Operations Head of Suresh Rathi & Co. and from 1997 till date, as Director of Suresh Rathi Securities Pvt. Ltd. Lalit has been instrumental in establishing network of retail outlets equipped with over 135 Sub-broker, 10 Branches spread over to 25 cities catering to over 40,000 investors providing financial products and services.

Lalit is currently on the advisory committee of BSE. In past he has been on various committees like BSE’s Computer & Technology Development Committee (2000-01) and prestigious Market Operation Committee (2001-2002). He has been elected as Chairman of ANMI WIRC for 2010-11 and again for 2015-16, elected as Director of ANMI (Association of National Exchange Members of India) for the year 2011-12, elected as Director of ANMI for the year 2016-17, elected as Committee Member ANMI WIRC in 2018 and elected on the BBF Governing Board and being a part of the BBF executive committee.

His educational qualifications include B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur, Qualified as CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and various NISM Certifications.

Mr. Lalit Mundra

Chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF)

Lalit has over 31 years’ experience in all aspects of...

Mr. Ashish Rathi

Position: Governing Board Member, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF)

Ashish serves as a Whole time Director of HDFC Securities Limited (The Company). He has been associated with the company since 2003 and heads Risk , Compliance and Operations function. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors.

He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and graduated from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. He has more than 17 years of rich experience in Capital market Operations , risk management and Compliance Functions. He has also been part of the committee of SEBI formed for disclosure on voluntary and non voluntary details for client KYC.

Mr. Ashish Rathi

Governing Board Member, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF)

Ashish serves as a Whole time Director of HDFC Securities...

Dr. V. R. Narasimhan

Position: Dean - School of Corporate Governance and School of Regulatory Studies, National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM)

Dr. V.R. Narasimhan started has 40 years of work experience in Financial and Capital Markets in India. At present he is working as Dean with National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), an educational initiative of SEBI. He started his career as a lecturer. Thereafter he worked with AP State Finance Corporation (APSFC), Public Enterprise Management Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh, SEBI, National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), Kotak Mahindra Bank and NSE (National Stock Exchange).

While he was working with India’s first securities depository NSDL, NSDL he was responsible for spreading the demat concept amongst all issuers and investors in the country and also played key role in developing new products and services like setting up National Skill Registry for NASSCOM, biometric based investor registration system called MAPIN (now abandoned), conceptualization of Central Record Keeping Agency for PFRDA etc.

While he was with Kotak Mahindra Bank, he played multiple roles including setting up Kotak Mahindra Pension Fund Company, setting up Kotak Commodity Derivatives Exchange, Group head for capital market compliance etc. He served NSE as its Chief Regulatory Officer from 2013 till 2018 and retired from its service.

Dr. Narasimhan is a postgraduate in Commerce, MBA (Finance) and a Ph. D and a member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Dr. V. R. Narasimhan

Dean - School of Corporate Governance and School of Regulatory Studies, National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM)

Dr. V.R. Narasimhan started has 40 years of work experience...

Prof. Dr. Sunder Ram Korivi (PhD)

Position: Subject Expert, Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM - Ministry of Finance, Government of India)

Subject Expert, Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM), established by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Conducting policy research for the Ministry of Finance’s Department of Economic Affairs under the DEA-AJNIFM Research Programme. Conducted training programmes for the staff from DIPAM. Also Associate Faculty in the MBA (Finance) programme, affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Member: Board of Studies, Banking, Insurance and Financial Markets, HSNC University for BFM, BBI and M.Com in Banking BFSI Board, Institute of Cost Accountants of India Board of Studies, Goa Business School, University of Goa, MBA (Financial Services), Visiting Faculty, Insurance Institute of India, College of Insurance

Designed the syllabus for BBA (BFSI) for Delhi Skills & Entrepreneurship University (DSEU), Delhi Government and chaired the Curriculum Advisory Group from inception until July 2021 National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), established by SEBI. Was founding Dean, School for Securities Education and SEBI SSIR Chair Professor (2009-2018). Launched post graduate programmes in securities markets and law, conducted policy research and conducted training programmes for national and international regulatory staff. Have published several publications in national and international journals, and book chapters.

Academic Background: B.Com from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, ICWA from Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, CA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (All-India 7th Rank), PhD from HR College, University of Mumbai MA (Economics & Political Science), University of Mumbai Associate Diploma of the Insurance Institute of India (Non-Life), Fellow, Association of Secretaries and Managers CCRA, Association of International Wealth Managers India.

Prof. Dr. Sunder Ram Korivi (PhD)

Subject Expert, Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM - Ministry of Finance, Government of India)

Subject Expert, Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM),...

Ms. Usha Sharma

Position: Head - Member Compliances, Broker Supervision and Investor Services, BSE Limited

Usha has over 28 years of experience in financial markets.

She joined BSE 24 years ago and is currently working as the General Manager in charge of Member Compliances, Broker Supervision and Investor Services.

Prior to this, she has handled various profiles including Market Surveillance, Investigation, Regulatory Correspondence and Bad Deliveries. Before joining BSE, Usha has worked with Datamatics Financial Services Ltd. She has done her Master of Financial Management (MFM) from Mumbai.

Ms. Usha Sharma

Head - Member Compliances, Broker Supervision and Investor Services, BSE Limited

Usha has over 28 years of experience in financial markets....

Mr. Rishi Nathany

Position: Head - Business Development & Marketing, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX)

Rishi is the Head of Business Development & Marketing at MCX. Prior to joining MCX, he has held CXO level positions in various financial services companies and exchanges.

A passionate writer and speaker, his articles on finance and markets regularly appear in various media. He is regularly invited to speak or moderate at various industry events. He has imparted intensive training programs to leading banks, fund houses and insurance companies.

He is a Commerce graduate, a Certified Financial Planner and an alumnus of IIM, Kozhikode.

He has over 25 years of rich and diverse experience across the financial services domain, from equity, commodity, currency and insurance broking, financial planning, training, wealth and portfolio management to the exchange business.

Mr. Rishi Nathany

Head - Business Development & Marketing, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX)

Rishi is the Head of Business Development & Marketing at...

Mr. Nilesh Shah

Position: MD, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd

Nilesh Shah is Group President and Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited.

Nilesh was part of the team that has received “Best Fund House of the Year” Award at all the mutual funds where he has worked.

Nilesh is part time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister.

Mr. Nilesh Shah

MD, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd

Nilesh Shah is Group President and Managing Director of Kotak...

Mr. Alok C. Churiwala

Position: Former Vice-Chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers’ Forum (BBF)

Mr. Alok C. Churiwala is a third generation stockbroker and an Angel Investor. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce form H.R. College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai. He has also holds a Diploma in Securities Law from the Government Law College, Mumbai apart from executive learning programs form IIM, Ahmedabad & Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He has a rich experience of over 20 years in the Indian Capital Markets.

Churiwala Securities Private Limited (CSPL) is spearheaded by Mr. Alok C. Churiwala, whose focus & vision has helped the company to establish itself as a prominent & respected player in the industry. He has been responsible for starting the CDSL and NSE operations of the Churiwala Group. He was also responsible for the CSPL’s tie up with Larsen & Toubro and Trade.com for their Internet venture (Lttrade.com). He is currently
an independent director of on the Board of Khadim Ltd and also a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

He is the Former Vice-Chairman of the BSE Brokers Forum, which is an industry representative body. He was also on the Board of ICSA (International Council for Securities Association) as Asian representative and has attended their meetings in Paris, Sydney, Mumbai & Stockholm. He also represented Indian Capital Markets at ASF (Asian Securities Federation) at Seoul. Besides being an Ex member of the BSE Governing Board, he has been actively involved in various committees of the exchange. He chaired National Occupational Standards Committee of BFSI Sector, Skill Development Council of India and was on the advisory Board of ICCL (Indian Clearing Corporation Ltd). He is a much sought after visiting faculty offering lectures on a wide spectrum of subjects relating to Capital Markets in India. He is widely quoted in various business publications viz. Economic Times, Business Standard, Dalal Street & Financial Express & television media like NDTV Profit, Doordarshan, Zee Business, Star News, Sahara, BBC and CNBC, CNN-IBN, etc.

Mr. Alok C. Churiwala

Former Vice-Chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers’ Forum (BBF)

Mr. Alok C. Churiwala is a third generation stockbroker and...

Mr. A. Balasubramanian

Position: Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited

A stalwart of the mutual fund industry, he brings with him over three decades of rich experience.

He has been associated with the organisation since 1994. Prior to assuming the role of the CEO in 2009, he served as Chief Investment Officer from 2006 to 2009. As Managing Director & CEO, he oversees over Rs. 3.1 lakh crore in Assets Under Management at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC. Before joining ABSLAMC in the year 1994, he worked with GIC Mutual Fund, Can Bank Financial Services and Pandit & Co. between 1989 and 1994.

A. Balasubramanian has been awarded CEO of the Year title by Asia Asset Management in 2018 and 2020. He has been awarded Chairman’s Individual Award by The Aditya Birla group for being an Outstanding Leader in 2015 and for being a Leader of Leaders in 2018.

He is closely associated with key industry bodies. He has been on the board of AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India) since 2009 and was the Vice Chairman of AMFI in 2015-2016. From 2016-2018, he was the Chairman of AMFI. He has been reappointed as the Chairman of AMFI in 2021 and is also the ex-officio Chairman of AMFI’s Financial Literacy Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), member of the advisory committee of the SEBI Investor Protection and Education Fund (IPEF) and Corporate Bonds and Securitization Advisory Committee (CoBoSAC).

He has completed advanced management programs from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Harvard Business School. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in science (mathematics) and a master’s degree in business administration from GlobalNxt University.

He is involved with philanthropic work through various charitable organisations. He is actively engaged in initiatives towards Mother & Child healthcare and supporting Indian Art & Culture. He is one of the active members at Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre for Child Heart Care. He is also associated with Sathya Sai University, Gulbarga that imparts knowledge on Human Excellence to students during their higher education. He promotes Indian Arts and Village Traditional Culture by being a Trustee at Melattur Bhagavata Mela Foundation.

Mr. A. Balasubramanian

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited

A stalwart of the mutual fund industry, he brings with...

Mr. Prashant Khemka

Position: Founder, White Oak Capital Management

Prashant is the founder of White Oak Capital Group of Companies, a boutique investment advisory firm. He launched White Oak Capital in June 2017 simultaneously in India, Singapore, Mauritius and over the years have geographically expanded it to London and Switzerland.

Prior to setting up his own firm, he has spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), most recently as CIO and lead PM of Global Emerging Markets (GEM) Equity and India Equity strategies. As the CIO and Lead PM of GS India Equity, he and his fund won several accolades and awards including AAA rating from Citywire and Elite rating from Fund calibre among others.

In addition to his long-standing India investing experience, Prashant brings a unique perspective derived across developed and emerging market equities having successfully managed, US and global emerging markets funds for leading institutions, during the last two decades.

Prashant started his professional investing career in 1998 at SSGA in Boston as senior portfolio officer of Enhanced International equity in the quant group. He started his career at GSAM in 2000 as a research analyst in US Growth Equity, and by 2004 he rose to become Senior Portfolio Manager and Co-Chair of the Investment Committee of the team that managed over $25bn in US equities.

He returned to Mumbai in 2006 to start GSAM India business and served as the CIO and CEO/Co-CEO of their domestic AMC while launching the offshore GS India strategy in 2007. On the back of his strong performance, in addition to India he was also made the CIO and lead PM of GEM equity in June 2013. During his tenure, he built these businesses to over US$5bn in AUM with top ranking peer group performance.

Prashant graduated with honors from Mumbai University with a BE in Mechanical Engineering and earned an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University, where he received the Matt Wigginton Leadership Award for outstanding performance in Finance. He was awarded the CFA designation in 2000 and is a fellow of the Ananta Aspen Centre, India.

Mr. Prashant Khemka

Founder, White Oak Capital Management

Prashant is the founder of White Oak Capital Group of...

Mr. Ambareesh Baliga

Position: Market Analyst

Ambareesh is experienced in different facets of the market for over last 35 years. Ambareesh has been acknowledged for his acumen and understanding of the stock markets.

Ambareesh, a Cost Accountant, began his financial career with Price Waterhouse, Kolkata. Since then he has worked with reputed firms like the Kotak, Karvy, Way2Wealth and Edelweiss and has headed businesses in segments such as Wealth Management, Fund Management, Corporate Advisory, Investment Banking, Retail Finance and Stock Broking.

Ambareesh has been an influential voice regarding Stock Markets and his opinions are carried by leading magazines and newspapers including international publications. He is a regular author for articles in Outlook Business and Business Standard. He has been a regular guest on channels like CNBC, CNBC Awaaz, NDTV and Zee Business.

He is currently an independent strategy advisor to a few mid-sized corporates. He is an independent director on the board of Pantomath Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd which is the fastest growing Merchant Banker in the SME space. He provides equity advisory to a few Ultra High Networth Individuals and Family Offices. On MoneyControl, he offers a subscription based service called “Game Changers” which provides wealth creation ideas to equity investors. He also runs ‘SmallCase’ Contra Portfolio which has consistently outperformed the broader indices.

Mr. Ambareesh Baliga

Market Analyst

Ambareesh is experienced in different facets of the market for...

Mr. Rahul Rathi

Position: Chairman & Fund Manager, Purnartha Investment Advisers Pvt. Ltd.

Rahul Rathi is the Chairman and Fund Manager at Purnartha Investment Advisers (Purnartha) Private
Limited. He has over 20 years of investment and risk management experience gained from working with global financial institutions in New York, London and Asia.

For over 10 years, Rahul has designed and driven the Purnartha Investment philosophy of long-term
wealth generation and has an audited, stellar performance track record. The Purnartha Portfolio has
delivered a 37.30% CAGR versus 10.1% of NIFTY from April – 2009 till March – 2020.

This sustained performance is largely attributed to Rahul’s experience and investment in people, processes and data which he has built from ground up. He began his career as a risk analyst with a global hedge fund. His interest and passion in the area of portfolio risk analytics led him to form Capmetrics – a research & portfolio risk analytics services provider to global hedge funds and fund of funds in 2002. Using extensive data mining and analytics, Capmetrics was responsible for analyzing and communicating the Portfolio level risk to Fund Managers and the concerned stakeholders.

From 2003 – 2007, Capmetrics worked with large institutional asset manager ($4bn+ AUM distributed
across asset classes & geographies). Using sophisticated analytical tools Rahul’s role was to identify the risk in the portfolios and to analyze and present the factors ad scenarios that contributed to the risk. Deliverables to Fund Managers included scenario analysis and risk reports. Building on this experience and capabilities, over 2007 – 2011 Capmetrics’ clientele increased to include over 7 large hedge funds with a combined AUM of $12 bn. This diversified and extensive exposure has enabled Rahul to garner a diversified experience across portfolios of different asset classes, styles and geographies. Over these years, Rahul groomed a qualified and experienced research team comprising of PhDs from Ivy League Schools, Masters in Computational Finance, Chartered Accountants, Chartered Financial Analysts, MBAs and domain experts with experience in markets.

At Purnartha, he has built a proprietary framework using an extensive database consisting of 30+ years of financial data with 180 different variables across asset classes, styles and geographies. Rahul skillfully applied his experience in his family business to build a unique on-ground team at Purnartha which not only met company management but also its suppliers, clients, distributors. These inputs to Purnartha model helped in creating robust and realistic analyses.

He serves on the board of directors at Onward Technologies Limited and Plastiblends India Limited. He has equity ownership in Capital Metrics and Risk Solutions and is also a partner in Beharay Rathi Group of companies.

Rahul is an active contributor in society and is a trustee on Pune Blind Men’s Associations H.V Desai Eye Hospital and Laxminarayan Devasthan trusts. He is an academic expert on Kaveri group of Institute’s College.

Rahul has a Master’s in Industrial Administration from the Carnegie Mellon University and BE in Polymer Engineering from the University of Pune.

Mr. Rahul Rathi

Chairman & Fund Manager, Purnartha Investment Advisers Pvt. Ltd.

Rahul Rathi is the Chairman and Fund Manager at Purnartha...

Mr. Anurag Bansal

Position: International Affairs, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF)

Mr. Anural Bansal possesses extensive experience of over 20 years in Capital Markets. He is Whole time director of SMC Global Securities Limited which along with its group companies offers a diverse range of financial services including institutional and retail brokerage of equity, derivatives, commodities, currency, online trading, depository services, distribution of IPOs, mutual funds, fixed deposits & bonds, insurance broking (life and general), clearing services, margin financing, investment banking, portfolio management, wealth advisory, real estate advisory and research.

Mr. Anurag Bansal

International Affairs, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF)

Mr. Anural Bansal possesses extensive experience of over 20 years...

Mr. V. Balasubramaniam

Position: MD & CEO, India International Exchange (IFSC) Limited (INDIAINX)

V. Bala is the founding Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India International Exchange (IFSC) Limited (India INX), the first International Exchange from India in GIFT City International Financial Services Centre Special Economic Zone which started its operations from January, 2017 and a subsidiary of BSE (Asia’s first stock exchange). He also holds board position in the following organisations:
• BSE Institute Limited
• India International Clearing Corporation (IFSC) Limited.
• India INX Global Access IFSC Limited
• India International Bullion Holding IFSC limited
• India International Bullion Exchange IFSC Limited

In addition to the above, he is also a member of following committees of IFSCA:
• Committee of Experts on Sustainable Finance
• Committee of Experts on Investment Funds
• Committee of Experts on positioning IFSC as a hub for offshore trading in INR

Prior to this, he was the Chief Business Officer of BSE heading the business development encompassing all business segments viz. Equities, Equity Derivatives, Debt, Interest Rate Futures, Currency Derivatives, Mutual Fund Distribution platform and SME platform. In addition to the markets business, he was also responsible for the listings and data business of BSE and managing the entire trading operations and membership operations.

He has over 25 years of experience in the Capital Markets industry and has previously worked with Reliance Group as Vice President and was also as co-founder of BSE Technologies Private Limited which was acquired by BSE.

He was also part of the core team involved in setting up the National Stock Exchange of India. He was instrumental in creating the Capital Market segment, Nifty Index creation, setup of NSCCL as the first clearing corporation in India, NCFM certification creation and the Futures and Options segment inter-alia.

He has served in the board of Central Depository Services (India) Limited, Futures Industry Association – Asia, Co-Chair of FICCI Capital Market Committee etc.

He has Masters in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, Rank holder from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Diploma from Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Mr. V. Balasubramaniam

MD & CEO, India International Exchange (IFSC) Limited (INDIAINX)

V. Bala is the founding Managing Director and Chief Executive...

Mr. Nagendra Kumar

Position: CBO, NSE IFSC

In his current role, he is responsible for commodities business development at NSE ,building business at NSE IFSC and one of the key architects of the NSE IFSC – SGX connect model. He is currently driving the entire initiative of NSE IFSCs venture into trading in global stocks where Indian Retail Investors will be able to trade through the LRS framework.

As part of his commodity business development role, he was responsible for the entire business expansion and has also implemented NSE Refiner Standard by which local refiners will be empanelled to deliver their bars in the exchange platform.

He has over 25 years of experience in the Stock Exchange and Clearing Corporation space. He has been with NSE since 1995 and has experience in almost all the functions of the exchange ranging from operations, membership & listing activities, setting up of clearing house, handling physical delivery of settlements, product development etc.

In his earlier assignments with the Exchange, he was heading the business development function of all asset classes and was instrumental for bringing in global HFT / Algo firms to India. He was also associated with NSCCL responsible for the clearing and settlement of all asset classes traded and reported at the exchange, conceptualization and implementation of various clearing and settlement solutions.

Nagendra has also been associated with some of the leading technology companies and was involved in implementing clearing, settlement & depository solutions across the Globe. He is part various regulatory committees and a part time faculty in some of the leading business colleges.

Mr. Nagendra Kumar

CBO, NSE IFSC

In his current role, he is responsible for commodities business...

Mr. Dipesh Shah

Position: Executive Director (Development), International Financial Services Centres Authority

Dipesh Shah has over 20 years of professional experience in International Business, Project Development, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Law & Policy matters.

His most prominent achievement includes setting up and operationalizing India’s 1st Smart City and International Financial Services Centre (IFSC).

Before joining IFSCA in Dec 2020, in his last 12 years, tenure at GIFT City, City made substantial progress in getting recognition as India’s model Smart City, starting India’s first Multi Services SEZ and only approved International Financial Services Centre. He brought in the regulatory and business changes in the GIFT IFSC to bring in Banks, International Exchanges (Inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India) and Insurance & re-insurance companies for undertaking offshore transactions.

As Executive Director, he now heads the Development Division at IFSCA. Dipesh is a Bachelor of Commerce and is Chartered Secretary from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) & Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, UK and has Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDM – MBA) from Nirma University, India with specialization in International Business & Finance. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral Program (PHD) in International Financial Services Centre (IFSC).

Mr. Dipesh Shah

Executive Director (Development), International Financial Services Centres Authority

Dipesh Shah has over 20 years of professional experience in...

Ms. Priti Rathi Gupta

Position: Founder, LXME

Priti Gupta is a financial professional and the founder of LXME, India’s first financial platform solely for women. She has over two decades of experience in the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) industry. In addition to founding LXME, she is also the Managing Director and Promoter at Anand Rathi Group. Having graduated from the Harvard Business School, she envisioned LXME to bridge the wide gap between women and wealth. Through LXME, Priti aims to build an environment that enables women to take charge of their finances. Apart from an investment, LXME also promotes a community for learning with access to expert resources and tools. Priti has also been awarded ‘Woman Leader of the Year’ in the financial category by ‘Women on Top’ and NDTV Profit in 2011. She was also recognized for her ‘Special Contribution to Commodities Business’ in Zee Business Best Analyst Awards in 2013.

Ms. Priti Rathi Gupta

Founder, LXME

Priti Gupta is a financial professional and the founder of...

Ms. Radhika Gupta

Position: MD & CEO, EDELWEISS AML

A graduate from the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania (USA); with joint degrees in Economics from the Wharton School & Computer Science Engineering from the Moore School, meet the Captain of our Ship – Ms Radhika Gupta – MD & CEO of Edelweiss Asset Management Limited.

Radhika started her career with McKinsey & Company, and then progressed to become a hedge fund manager with AQR Capital – One of the world’s largest Systematic Asset Managers.

She then moved to India to start her own venture named – Forefront Capital Management, an alternative asset management firm, which was acquired by Edelweiss in 2014. An asset management professional with experience across asset classes and investor segments; she successfully led Edelweiss’s acquisition of JP Morgan’s Mutual Fund business and Ambit Capital’s AIF business in 2016.

A true global personality, having travelled across 4 continents, she is the founding President of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club, a member of the Global Leadership Council of the Management and Technology Program and a Board Member of the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI). A keen micro-blogger on Twitter and an avid Bridge player, her unique life story narrated in the video, ‘The Girl with a Broken Neck’, has garnered over 1.8 L views.

Ms. Radhika Gupta

MD & CEO, EDELWEISS AML

A graduate from the Management and Technology Program at the...

Ms. Lakshmi Iyer

Position: President and Chief Investment Officer (Debt) & Head Products Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company (KMAMC)

Lakshmi Iyer heads fixed income and products team at KMAMC. She has been with the organisation for over 20 years.

Joining KMAMC in 1999 as a fund manager, Lakshmi was responsible for credit research, deal execution, managing fund performance across all debt funds and assisting sales in client interaction. In addition to that, she has been a portfolio specialist, and managed product related initiatives such as product pricing and coordination with the funds management and sales team in that role.

Prior to joining Kotak, Lakshmi worked with Credence Analytics Pvt Ltd, as a research analyst where she was tracking corporate bond markets in India and generating research reports. She was also instrumental in conceiving various financial software tools in collaboration with software and technical teams.

Lakshmi holds an MBA degree in finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

She loves exploring new places for travelling, is a big food lover, and is an ardent movie buff.

Ms. Lakshmi Iyer

President and Chief Investment Officer (Debt) & Head Products Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company (KMAMC)

Lakshmi Iyer heads fixed income and products team at KMAMC....

Mr. Parth Nyati

Position: Governing Board Member, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF)

Parth Nyati, Chief Technology Officer at Swastika Investmart Limited, has over 9 years of in-depth experience in technology and finance. Starting his career with a US-based software company SumTotal Systems as an engineer, Mr. Parth later joined Swastika, an established stockbroker. During his 8 year stint with the company, he has been responsible for making the online and offline investment experience, simple and rich for clients.

At Swastika, Parth is responsible for leveraging technology to make trading an easy and intuitive experience for customers at one end and a scalable business at the other. Along with building the technology, Parth also heads the discount broking brand of Swastika – Tradingo.

A B.Tech from IIT Delhi, Mr. Parth is a believer in augmenting retail participation in financial markets.

Mr. Parth Nyati

Governing Board Member, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF)

Parth Nyati, Chief Technology Officer at Swastika Investmart Limited, has...

Dr. Aditya Srinivas

Position: COO & Chief Economist, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF)

Dr. V. Aditya Srinivas is working as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Economist at the Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers’ Forum (BBF). He has over 16 years of corporate experience. He has represented India at Harvard University USA, South Korea, Japan, Maldives, Oman, Dubai, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sweden, Indonesia, Turkey to name a few countries. He has taken more than 2000 sessions on Indian economy/ stock markets and trained over 65000 participants across India.

His qualifications are BBF Finance (Dist), MBA Finance (Gold Medal), Ph.D (Economics), MDP (IIM Ahmedabad), CWM, D.Litt (USA), ISO 9000 Lead Auditor. He has also presented 23 research papers in National and International conferences and have published 35 research papers.

Dr. Aditya Srinivas

COO & Chief Economist, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers' Forum (BBF)

Dr. V. Aditya Srinivas is working as the Chief Operating...

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