FinServ 2018 / Speakers

Anshul Agarwal, Executive Director and Co-head, Consumer and Financial & Business Services (CFB), Avendus Capital

Anshul co-heads the Consumer and Financial & Business Services (CFB) vertical for Avendus’ investment banking business and is based in Mumbai. 

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Shankar Subramaniam, Managing Director and India Head, Financial Institutions, Bank of America

Shankar Subramaniam leads the Global Transaction Services team in India, responsible for covering Large Local & Multi-National Corporate, FI Banks, Non-Bank Financial Institutions and Public Sector/Government Clients from a transaction banking sales & product perspective.

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Alok Mittal, Co founder and CEO, Indifi

Alok is Co-founder and CEO of Indifi, a platform for enabling debt financing for small businesses. He serves as the President of Digital Lenders Association of India.

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Anuj Puri, Chairman, Anarock


Sachin Sharma, Head - Digital Lending, RBL

Seasoned C-Suite executive with 22 years of proven leadership experience in strategy, business development, business transformation and P & L management across various geographies in India.

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Abha Agarwal, Executive Director and Co-head, Consumer and Financial & Business Services (CFB), Avendus Capital

Abha co-heads the Consumer and Financial & Business Services (CFB) vertical for Avendus’ investment banking business and is based in Mumbai. 

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Sharad Mittal, CEO, Motilal Oswal Real Estate

Sharad has been instrumental in rebuilding and scaling up the MORE business from an AUM of INR 200 crore to over INR 2,000 crore in last 4 years. Prior to joining MORE, was associated with ICICI Prudential AMC leading the fund raising and was part of the investment team in the commercial office fund and mezzanine fund;he has also previously worked with ASK Property Investment Advisors and ICICI Bank and First Rand Bank.

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Puneet Bhatia, Head real estate, Mirae Asset Global Investments


Asanka Rodrigo, Partner - Private Equity, Actis


Munish Dayal, Senior Partner, Barings Private Equity


Pankaj Naik, Executive Director and Co-head, Digital & Technology, Avendus Capital

Pankaj co-heads the Digital & Technology vertical for Avendus’ investment banking business and is based in Mumbai. 

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Krishnan Vishwanathan, Founder & CEO, Kissht


R Baskar Babu, MD & CEO, Suryoday Small Finance Bank

R Baskar Babu is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Suryoday Small Finance Bank – a new age bank that transited from a micro finance institution and has served over a million customers as on date. Baskar had Co-Founded Suryoday Micro Finance in 2008 which has a loan portfolio of over Rs. 1700 crores and a deposit base of over 800 crores.

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Sandeep Thapliyal, MD & CEO, Avendus Finance

Sandeep joined Avendus in 2016 and heads the Credit Solutions business at Avendus. He is based in Mumbai. 

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Sandeep Menon, Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Vastu Housing Finance

Sandeep Menon is the Founder Managing Director and CEO at Vastu (post change of ownership and control) He is a senior banker with over 20 years of Diverse experience in General Management, Business Strategy and Risk Management with various country level business leadership roles across Consumer Lending, SME Lending, Home Loans, Personal Loans and Commercial Finance across leading Foreign Banks and Financial Institutions such as GE Capital, Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays Bank Plc.

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Ganesh Rengaswamy, Co founding partner, Quona Capital


Anil Mehta, Managing Director & CEO, Indiashelter

Mr. Mehta has over three decades of experience in Mortgage, Banking and Insurance space. He's the Managing Director and CEO of India Shelter Housing Finance Cor. Prior to setting ISFC, he had led consumer credit and business functions and helped build multiple new businesses.

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Prashanth Ranganathan, Founder & CEO, PaySense

Prashanth is the founder and CEO of PaySense - a leading digital lending startup based out of Mumbai India. Prashanth is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of building mobile tech companies. Prior to founding PaySense, Prashanth spent 4 years at PayPal where he held the position of head of Product for Asia Pacific. Prashanth joined PayPal in 2011 with the successful acquisition of Truvie Security, a mobile payment security startup. Prashanth has spent over 7 years working on various consumer mobile and security solutions resulting in two successful acquisitions.

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Asish Mohapatra, Co founder & CEO, OfBusiness

Asish Mohapatra is the founder CEO of OfBusiness, a SME focused financing company that provides fulfillment of bulk raw materials on the back of credit. OfBusiness is present in over 10 states and is powered by its in house technology for origination and fulfillment.

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Smita Aggarwal, Director - Investments, Omidyar Network

Smita leads strategy and investments for Omidyar Network’s Financial Services initiative in India. In her current role she looks at equity investments in technology led innovative start-ups in financial services sector and works closely with visionary entrepreneurs in supporting their ideas to create opportunities for people to improve their lives. Smita plays an active Board and governance role across portfolio companies.

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Ashwini Hooda, Deputy MD, Indiabulls Housing Finance

Mr. Ashwini Kumar Hooda is the Deputy Managing Director at Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. He has more than 16 years of experience in Retail Mortgage Finance and Corporate Lending. Prior to joining Indiabulls, Mr. Hooda was with HDFC Ltd. for over 10 years.

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Ashwin Ramanthan, Partner, AZB & Partners

Ashwin Ramanthan is a partner at AZB & Partners, Mumbai. He graduated with a B.A. LLB. (Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2000. He is registered as an advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa.

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