Rajiv Sabharwal, MD & CEO, TATA Capital
Rajiv, a B. Tech from IIT Delhi and PGDM from IIM Lucknow, has over 26 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Rajiv is currently the Managing Director & CEO of Tata Capital Limited. He is also the Chairman of Tata Capital Financial Services Limited, Tata Capital Housing Finance Limited and Tata Securities Limited and is also on the Board of Tata Cleantech Capital Limited, Tata Capital Pte Ltd. and Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited.
He has served as an Executive Director on the Board of ICICI Bank where he was responsible for several businesses including retail banking, business banking, rural banking, financial inclusion, technology and digital banking. He has also served as the Chairman of ICICI Home Finance Company Limited and was on the Board of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited. He was also on the Investment Advisory Committee (Real Estate) of ICICI Prudential AMC.
Rajiv has been widely acknowledged and credited for his contribution to the growth of the Retail Banking and Real Estate & Housing Finance market in India.
He also has experience in both Venture Capital and Growth Capital investing, through stints at both Sequoia Capital and True North. He has also been on the Board of a number of early stage and growing companies in the Financial services space.
He has also served on a number of RBI and IBA committees.
Rajiv has also had successful stints with the Godrej Group, SRF Finance, GE Capital and Times Bank.
R Sridhar, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Indostar Capital
Sumit Bali, CEO and Executive Director, IIFL Finance
Mr Sumit Bali is the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Company. He holds a B.A (Hon) from St. Stephen’s college, New Delhi and has completed his PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.
Prior to his current role, Mr Bali spent 24 years with Kotak Group. His last position at Kotak Mahindra Bank was of Senior Executive Vice President, overseeing consumer banking retail asset products including home loans, loan against property, credit cards, salaried personnel loans and SME loans.
Previously he also held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Kotak Mahindra Prime Ltd (KMPL) and also was a Director on KMPL’s Board. He began his career with Glaxo India Limited in 1990, and has also worked with Asian Paints (I) Ltd. Mr Bali is a seasoned banker with an experience of 28 years in the Indian corporate sector.
Rakesh Jain, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance General Insurance Company Limited
A Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, Rakesh Jain is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reliance General Insurance Company Limited.
Since the past 8years, Rakesh has been instrumental in driving Reliance General Insurance's continuous growth, innovation and expansion and the company today is ranked amongst the leading private general insurance companies in India. In addition, under his leadership, Reliance General Insurance has been recognized at various prestigious forums and received several accolades.
He strongly believes in cultivating Pure Relationship and Risk based approach towards sustainable growth with Technology playing the role of an operating integrator in the evolving General Insurance industry in India.
Rakesh has a rich and varied work experience of over 20 years in leadership role in business development, corporate accounting, risk management, etc. Rakesh has been conferred with prestigious accolades like 'Best CFO award in the Financial Services Sector' by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI).
Rakesh Jain is an avid reader and is a technology enthusiast. His futuristic outlook and technology bend has helped in propelling the success of Reliance General Insurance.
Suniti Nanda, Fintech Officer, Government of Maharashtra
Bama Balakrishnan, Chief Finance Officer, Northern Arc Capital
Bama Balakrishnan is the CFO of Northern Arc Capital, a leading Non-Banking Finance Company. Northern Arc is a pioneer in the field of financial inclusion by serving as a crucial link between mainstream capital market investors and small & mid-sized high-quality last-mile lending institutions and businesses.
Bama has previously served as the Chief Risk Officer leading the risk function since 2012. She has been instrumental in strengthening the risk management approach to sharpen risk assessment of clients, and their portfolios as well as building the ability to assess dynamically, the impact of risk events. Prior to Northern Arc Capital, Bama worked with ICICI Bank for 10 years starting off in the structured finance team and moving on to lead teams in corporate and investment banking in India, USA and Singapore. She has experience originating, structuring and executing complex bilateral and syndicated financing transactions for medium and large corporates across products such as cross border acquisition financing, asset financing and resource financing. She graduated with an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Madras. She is also a CFA charter holder.
Roopam Asthana, CEO, Liberty General Insurance
Dr. S Prakash, Joint Managing Director, Star Health Insurance – India
Rohit Gulati, CEO, UTI Capital
Rohit Gulati is the CEO of UTI Capital, a subsidiary of UTI AMC Limited. UTI Capital inter alia, is the Investment Manager of UTI Structured Debt Opportunities Fund 1 (SDOF), an INR 800 cr category 2 AIF, focussed on generating superior risk adjusted returns in structured debt opportunities across sectors.
Rohit has more than 21 years of work experience. Besides Investing and fund raising, he has had a wide range of experience in the various facets of Corporate Finance, including Stressed Assets Management, Investment Banking, Valuations and Restructuring Advisory. Prior to joining UTI Capital, he has worked with Religare Capital Markets, ICICI Securities, ICICI Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Rohit is a Chartered Accountant and a Commerce graduate from Delhi University.
Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta, Financial Centre Development Associate Director - Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market
Dr Bhaskar Dasgupta is the Associate Director of Business Development at ADGM focusing on financial services across emerging markets and Europe. Dr Dasgupta is responsible for overseeing the development of the banking, asset management, private banking sectors including key areas such as Crypto Assets, FinTech, Sustainable Finance, Digital Banking and Digital Investment Management in ADG.
Prior to joining ADGM in 2019, Dr Dasgupta was the Chief Operating Officer of UK Export Finance at the Department of International Trade in the UK Government. His 25 year career included senior level business development and transformation roles in investment banking, transaction banking, technology and consulting in firms such as HSBC, ABN AMRO, Citigroup and PwC.
Dr Dasgupta holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Bhopal, an MBA in Finance from Indore University, a PhD in Financial Modelling & AI from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in Politics from Kings College London. He is currently completing a PhD in Food History from Brunel University.
Gaurav Kumar, Founder & MD, Vivriti Capital
Gaurav is the Co-Founder and MD of Vivriti Capital which founded in June 2017. Vivriti Capital was founded in 2017 and serves a client base of financial institutions, enterprises, and individuals that lack efficient access to financial services. Vivriti is India’s first and largest tech-enabled online marketplace for institutional lending in India with deal volumes of over INR 15,000 Crore, 150 Clients. The company is an NBFC with a loan book of over INR 700 Crores and has also set up an AIF.
Gaurav has over 15 years of experience in financial services. In his last role, he was the Chief Business Office of Northern Arc Capital and CEO of IFMR Investment Adviser, providing capital market solutions to companies which impact low-income households, responsible for building strategic partnerships with clients, business origination, credit appraisal, structuring, and strategy.
He was instrumental in building the underwriting framework for underlying sectors, built and managed more than 7 bn dollars of financing with a tight focus on risk management which led to a near-default free track record over a decade. Led expansion of business across asset classes and has led due diligence of more than 500 corporate and financial institutions spread across microfinance, affordable housing, small business loan companies, vehicle finance, agri-business finance, fintech and corporate finance. One of the pioneers in structured finance product innovations such as multi originator securitization (MOSEC), pooled bond issuance (PBI), loan guarantee programs etc.
Gaurav is on advisory board of tech and marketplace companies, advises management of key financial institution on Business. He has completed his master’s degree in business administration from IRMA and his bachelor’s degree from Delhi University.
Karan Bhatia, CEO, LendEast
Karan is the CEO & Co-Founder of Lend East, a digital lending platform focused on providing structured financing solutions to alternative lenders in Southeast Asia and India. He is driving financial inclusion in the region, by bringing global institutional capital to growing Emerging Asia lenders.
With over 15 years of experience in financial services Karan brings a wealth of credit, structuring, investment and operational experience across Asia and the US. Most recently he was the Founder & CEO of X10 Finance, an alternative lending NBFC focused on supply chain finance solutions for SMEs in India.
X10 managed USD 80 MM of lending with no NPAs, in a short span of 2 years. Karan led the successfully sale of the X10 portfolio to a leading Indian NBFC in 2017.
Prior to X10, Karan worked at Deutsche Bank, part of the Strategic Investment Group, focusing on investments in special situations across Asia. He managed a large credit focused portfolio across SE Asia with a strong focus on India. Previously in his career, he worked with Mason Capital and Puma, two credit funds based in New York, with focus on high yield and special situations credit investments.
Karan brings an extensive credit and investment experience across global markets, deep knowledge of credit products and an excellent ability to interpret market trends. He has unique combination of experience as a investment professional and an entrepreneur who understands credit, building partnerships, mitigating risk and operational issues and challenges in emerging markets.
Mr. Bhatia is a CFA charter holder and has an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business. He completed his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
He lives in Singapore with his wife and two children. He is an avid reader, a technology enthusiast and a keen (but struggling) golfer.
Alok Mittal, Co-Founder & CEO, Indifi Technologies
Alok is Co-founder and CEO of Indifi, India's leading full-stack platform for enabling debt financing for small businesses.
Alok is also an active angel investor, co-founder of Indian Angel Network, and on the board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Delhi.
Prior to starting Indifi, Alok setup and ran Canaan Partners' venture investment business. Earlier, Alok co-founded JobsAhead.com, a leading web-based recruitment business in India.Alok earned a BE in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a MS in computer science from UC Berkeley.
Mandar Agashe, Founder & Vice Chairman, Sarvatra Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Mandar Agashe is the founder and Vice Chairman of Sarvatra Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (www.sarvatra.tech), India’s leading provider of fintech and payment platforms like UPI, IMPS, AEPS, BBPS, with key customers like ICICI Bank and Equitas. Sarvatra has been instrumental in making 500+ banks across 27 Indian states and 3 UTs join the national payments ecosystem through its unique SaaS model. Sarvatra’s EFT Switch won the Economic Times BFSI Innovation Tribe Award 2018 in “Technology” category and was awarded “Best Banking Tech” of the year 2019 by IAMAI.
Mandar completed his BE (Computer Science) in 1990/91 from PICT, a leading engineering college in Pune, and has been active in the fintech industry for the last 28 years. His unique banking technology invention has won patents in India and South Africa. Mandar comes from an Indian business family having generations of experience in various fields like Farming, Sugar factory, Pharmaceuticals, Banking, Steel and many allied industries.
Mandar is also the founder of Brihans Natural Products, whose GreenLeaf® Aloe Vera skincare range is a leading product with natural active ingredients in India (www.brihansnatural.com). He holds a US patent in manufacturing aloe vera products without preservatives.
Mandar pursues his hobby of singing and music direction. In 1996, he was the co-music director with Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar for a Marathi film song. His Indipop music videos featuring him as a singer, like the popular song Nazar Nazar Mili Jo Kal (www.youtube.com/mandaragashe), have topped the MTV charts in the late 90’s. He recently released a Marathi pop album with Asha Bhosle, celebrating her 82nd birthday (www.82pop.in).
Saurabh Sinha, Joint Vice President & Business Head - FinTech, Telecom & Diversified Markets, TransUnion CIBIL India
Saurabh is the founder and country leader for TransUnion CIBIL India’s Fintech, E-Commerce & Telecom business verticals. He brings over 16 years of industry experience across Fintech, Banking & Telecom. He strategizes and enables partnerships with leading Fintechs across Consumer, Peer-to-Peer & SME lending, Payments and E-Commerce categories, towards creating a deeply engaged ecosystem that leverages solutions built on the power of technology, data analytics and insights.
Previously, Saurabh was the founding business head at www.BankBazaar.com where he was instrumental in creating the marketplace business ground-up and worked closely with leading Retail Bankers across India. Saurabh has also held positions with leading software products and services companies such as Amdocs and Tech Mahindra in India, Middle-East & Africa. Saurabh holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Pune University and an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Satyam Kumar, CEO & Co-founder, LoanTap
Satyam spearheads Business, Liabilities and Relationship initiatives at LoanTap. Satyam is a banking industry veteran with enriched experience of more than 18 years. He has lead LoanTap to profitability within five quarters of operations while simultaneously generating positive sentiment amongst financial investors.
Before co-founding LoanTap, he was National Head - Mortgages, at IndusInd Bank. His constant drive & team management skills resulted in a loan book of more than Rs. 5,000 crores in LAP in his last assignment.
During his tenure at ICICI Bank, he held multiple significant positions in Product, Business and Credit, including Regional Head - Mortgage. Satyam was pivotal to launching Sanction Guarantee Scheme in Indian Lending ecosystem, earliest experiment to this effect was run for Corporate Channel Customers at ICICI Bank, Pune and since then extended across India.
Satyam also guides an NGO, Purn-Kuti – for socio-economic development of women and children, and likes to engage in adventure sports like paragliding, rafting, and skiing.
Yogendra Singh, Head of Data Science & Analytics, TransUnion CIBIL
Mr. Singh heads the Data Science and Analytics team at TransUnion CIBIL – India’s pioneer and leading credit information company and a trusted partner in credit risk management to the financial services sector.
Mr. Singh brings over a decade and a half of rich experience in machine learning, econometric and statistical modelling and analytical skills. He has a diverse experience of working for diverse businesses like consumer lending, commercial lending, fund management and investment banking.
Mr. Singh holds a MBA in Finance from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research and a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Instrumentation & Control from Bhavnagar University. He has a proven experience of more than a decade of initiating new products, business lines with specialist expertise in generating insights into customer behavior and business processes using statistical inference models.
He is well versed with predictive analytics, modelling techniques like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning; Linear, Logistic & Panel Regressions; Time Series Analysis; Derivatives Valuation and Consumer Wallet Analysis.
Anupam Goenka, MD – Credit, Baring Private Equity Asia
Mr. Goenka is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, India. He has over 15 years of experience across proprietary investments, structured finance, investment banking and consulting. Immediately prior to joining BPEA, Mr. Goenka spent two years as Head of Underwriting at Religare Credit Advisors Limited, domestic fund investing in Structured Private Debt in India.
Prior to this, he was with Religare Finvest Limited where he oversaw the structuring and underwriting functions for various mid-market corporates across a variety of sectors. He also worked with Deutsche Bank for 5 years in proprietary real estate investments, and within the global credit trading team focusing on transactions for mid and large corporates. He has also worked with JP Morgan in their Investment Banking team in Mumbai for 3 years where he worked on several capital market transactions across sectors.
Anu Tiwari, Partner, AZB & Partners
Anu has approx. 13 years of experience in M&A, private equity, financial services, emerging technologies (blockchain, payment systems, cryptocurrency, etc) and general corporate advisory.
Anu regularly advises banks, non-banks (NBFCs), asset managers, securities market intermediaries, global information technology (IT) and payments/ fintech players on M&A (both domestic and cross-border) and regulatory aspects. His practice includes advising on cyber-security, financial crimes and regulatory investigations.
He has been invited for several policy initiatives, including as a Member of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) – Fintech Working Group; Member of the Legal Advisory Sub-Committee, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Committee on Household Finance (2017); SEBI Working Group on amendments to the Mutual Fund Regulations (2018), etc. He has published on a broad range of topics in a number of scholarly journals in law, finance and economics.
Anu is recognized by IFLR 1000 for M&A, Financial Services (2018 & 2019) and rated by Mergermarket as top 5 (by volume) and top 10 (by value) lawyers in India per the corporate and financial services league tables, respectively, for FY 2018.
Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Ms. Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia is a Partner in the corporate advisory group of the Firm and focuses on the banking & finance, mergers & acquisitions, and foreign investment practice areas.
Ms. Ahluwalia advises various companies, banks and financial institutions in connection with their financing activities (plain vanilla and structured financings, loan syndication and guarantee structures, securitization structures, equipment financing and issue of non-convertible debentures). Her clients include the International Finance Corporation (The World Bank), Investec Bank, Barclays Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered Bank, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited, Deutsche Bank and GE Money. She has also advised several payment services companies such as the American Express Banking Corporation, Microsoft, Paytm, GoIbibo, Flipkart, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Oxygen in respect of their payment products and services. She has advised several factoring companies on their factoring products and strategies in India.
Balamurugan IAS, Managing Partner, Anicut Capital