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Shri C.B.Bhave
Hon'ble Chairman
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
 
Mr. C.B. Bhave took office as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on February 18, 2008.

   
Mr. Bhave was the Chairman and Managing Director of the National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL) from 1996 to 2008. The Depository became operational in November 1996. More than 99.9% of the settlement in Indian stock exchanges is in paperless form now. NSDL is the first depository in India. NSDL also set up the Tax Information System during this time for the Income Tax Department, Government of India. The Government has entrusted the work of setting up the Central Record Keeping System for the new Pension scheme to NSDL.
 
Mr. Bhave worked in the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as a Senior Executive Director from 1992-96.
 
Mr. Bhave joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1975. In his career as a civil servant he held various positions in the state of Maharashtra and the Government of India.
 
Mr. Bhave holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering.


  

Smt.Usha Narayanan
Executive Director
Securities and Exchange Board of India
 

Smt. Usha Narayanan is Executive Director in the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), in charge of Corporation Finance Department. In her position, she is responsible for overseeing policies relating to issuance of capital, disclosure in offer documents, continuous disclosures, listing requirements, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions.
 
A postgraduate in Economics and Law, Smt. Usha Narayanan joined SEBI in the year 1991 and has held various senior positions in SEBI with all around experience of working in the Divisions of Primary Market, Takeover, Foreign Institutional Investors, Investigation and Market Intermediaries Department.
 
As a representative of SEBI, Smt. Usha Narayanan has been a member of various committees of the Government of India, the Reserve Bank of India, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, etc.
 


  

Amit Chandra
Managing Director
Bain Capital Advisors
 

Mr. Amit Chandra is Managing Director of Bain Capital Advisors and responsible for the firm's India initiative. Bain Capital is a leading global private investment firm that was an early pioneer in private equity and has consistently produced superior returns for its investors since 1984. The firm has invested more than $100 billion in over 350 companies in a variety of industries around the world.
 
Mr. Amit has previously served as Managing Director, Board Member & Head of Global Markets & Investment Banking at DSP Merrill Lynch, India's leading investment bank.
 
Mr. Amit is active in India's not for profit space and serves as a Trustee/Board Member of The Akanksha Foundation (providing education to less privileged children), and GiveIndia (India's leading philanthropic exchange). He also serves as an Independent Director of Tata Investment Corporation Limited and Himadri Chemicals and Industries Ltd.
 


  

Amita Narain
Chief General Manager
IDBI Bank Ltd.
 

Smt. Amita Narain has been with IDBI Bank Limited for the past 26 years in various positions at different offices.
 
Presently she is heading Infrastructure vertical of the Bank in the grade of Chief General Manger at Mumbai.
 


  

Anup Bagchi
Executive Director
ICICI Securities Ltd.
 

Mr. Anup Bagchi is Executive Director at ICICI Securities Ltd, the largest integrated securities firm covering the needs of corporate and retail customers through investment banking, institutional broking, retail broking and financial product distribution businesses.
 
Mr. Bagchi was recently honoured with The Asian Banker Promising Young Banker Award. Business Today has named Mr.Anup Bagchi as one of India's Hottest Young Executives.
 
During his tenure of 15 years with ICICI Bank, Mr. Bagchi has held many key positions in field of Retail Banking, Corporate Banking and Treasury. Mr. Bagchi holds a Management degree in Finance from IIM, Bangalore and also an engineering degree from IIT Kanpur.
 


  

Ashok Pandit
Managing Director
Co-Head of Asia, Equity Capital Markets
Deutsche Bank
 

Mr. Ashok Pandit is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets in Asia, managing a team of over 24 professionals. Ashok is currently based in Hong Kong and has over 17 years of experience in the Asian equity capital markets having worked extensively on transactions across the region. Ashok is a member of the Global Banking Executive Committee and Global Markets Equities Executive Committee in Asia. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2005, Ashok was responsible for Equity Capital Markets for ABN AMRO Rothschild in Hong Kong.
 
Ashok has a MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India and an Engineering Degree from University of Delhi, India.


  

B.Madhuprasad
Vice Chairman
Keynote Capital Services Ltd.
 

Mr. Madhuprasad is the Vice Chairman of Keynote Capital Services Ltd. Keynote is a full service investment banking group focussed on mid market companies in India. Since its inception in 1993, Keynote has remained committed to offering quality Investment Banking solutions combined with integrity and creativity through every challenging scenario. With services that enable our clients to access Capital Markets, Corporate Finance Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory, ESOP Advisory, Equity/Debt Placements and Restructuring, Keynote has emerged as a one-stop-boutique for mid market companies across the country. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Keynote Capitals Limited, it provides the entire range of Stock Broking services backed by investment research.
 
He holds B.Com. and .A.C.A. Prior to Keynote, he worked with PNB Capital Services Ltd.


  

Cyril Shroff
Managing Partner
Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A.Shroff & Co.
 

Mr. Cyril Shroff is a Managing Partner of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. ("Amarchand Mangaldas"), India's largest and foremost law firm with approximately 450 lawyers. Amarchand Mangaldas has offices at Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
 
With over 25 years of experience in a range of areas, including corporate laws, securities markets, banking, infrastructure and others, Mr. Shroff is regarded and has been consistently rated as India's top corporate, banking and project finance lawyer by several international surveys including those conducted by International Financial Law Review (IFLR), Euromoney, Chambers Global, Asia Legal 500, Asia Law and others.
 
Mr. Shroff has authored several publications on legal topics. He is a visiting lecturer of securities law at the Government Law College. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Study of the Legal Profession established by the Harvard Law School, and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM).
 
Mr. Shroff is a member of the Executive Council - Legal Practice Division (LPD) of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Advisory Board of the Asia-Pacific Forum of the IBA. He is a member of the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) International Advisory Board. Also, a member of the Primary Markets Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Board of India.
 
Mr. Shroff is also part of various committees of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) - the National Council on Corporate Governance, the National Committee on Commodities Markets, the Sub-Committee on Financial Investors, the National Committee on Regulatory Affairs and the National Committee on Capital Markets.
 
He has also been a member of several governmental and other regulatory committees on law reform concerning the corporate and securities market, bankruptcy laws, commercialization of infrastructure, etc.
 
Mr. Shroff was admitted to the Bar in 1982 after receiving his B.A., LLB degree from the Government Law College in Mumbai. He is a Solicitor, High Court of Bombay, since 1983.


  

D.R.Dogra
Managing Director & CEO
Credit Analysis and Research Ltd. (CARE)
 

Mr. D. R. Dogra is the Managing Director & CEO of CARE Ratings, a leading credit rating agency in India. Mr. Dogra has over 32 years of rich and varied experience in commercial banking and extensive knowledge about the functioning of the corporate sector.
 
Mr. Dogra, one of CARE's first employees, has been an integral part of the top management team of CARE and plays an active role in shaping the strategic direction of CARE. His contribution is greatly responsible for the successful growth and development of CARE into a leading credit rating agency in the country.
 
Mr. Dogra holds a Post-Graduate Degree in Management (Finance) from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. He is a gold medalist in his Post Graduate Degree in Agriculture from Himachal Pradesh University. He is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. Prior to joining CARE, Mr. Dogra held several senior positions in a public sector bank for over 15 years.


  

Devinjit Singh
Managing Director
Carlyle India Advisors Pvt.Ltd.
 

Mr. Devinjit Singh is the Managing Director of the India Buyout Team of Carlyle India Advisors Private Limited.
 
Mr. Singh is a well known professional in the financial community in India and previously spent 20 years with Citibank, most recently as Head of Citibank's Mergers & Acquisitions business in India. His experience with Citibank included various assignments in corporate and investment banking, both in India and overseas. Mr. Singh has advised India's leading corporates on several landmark transactions in the financial services industry, and has deep relationships with India's leading corporates including the promoters and CEO's/CFO's of these companies.
 
Mr. Singh received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA and has Bachelors of Arts (Honors) in Mathematics from the University of Delhi. Mr. Singh also serves on the Alumni Advisory Board of The Fuqua School of Business.


  

Girish Nadkarni
Executive Director
Head - Equity Capital Markets and Institutional Equities
Avendus Capital Pvt.Ltd.
 

Mr. Girish Nadkarni has been Responsible for setting up the Equity Capital Market Business at Avendus and he currently heads the same.
 
He has 20 years of experience in Investment Banking and Capital Markets.
 
He was on the Board of IL&FS Investsmart where he set up and grew the Capital Market and Institutional Broking Business
 
He is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.


  

Gopalkrishnan Iyer
General Manager
BSE Ltd.
 

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst from India with over 20 years experience in the Capital Market.
 
Working with BSE for the last 12 years and presently heading the listing division at BSE overseeing the listing functions and compliance monitoring. Prior to the current portfolio, part of the team to operationalise Central Depository Services India Ltd. Association with BSE has provided with an opportunity to be part of various sub-committees of SEBI suggesting improvements in the primary market activities.
 
Prior to joining BSE, associated with merchant banking activities in Canbank Financial Services Ltd., Asia Pacific Financial Services Ltd., and Nucleus Securities Ltd.


  

Hari K.
Vice President
National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.
 

Mr. Hari has been with NSE since inception. He has been associated with the clearing corporation, capital market operations, survelliance and was a key member of the NSE team that launched derivatives. Currently, he heads listing, membership and corp communications at NSE. Mr. Hari is a post graduate in commerce, a cost accountant and a company secretary.


  

Jahangir Aziz
Chief - India Economist
JP Morgan Chase
 

Mr. Jahangir is the Chief India Economist at JP Morgan Chase, which he joined in late 2008. Before joining JP Morgan, he served as the Principal Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Finance from early 2008. In the Ministry, he focused on macroeconomic and financial sector policies. In this role, he headed the Working Group on setting up an independent debt management office to manage the government's debt and served, along with Mr. Deosthale, in the group set up just after the October crisis to recommend ways to resolve the liquidity situation.
 
Before returning to India, Mr. Jahangir spent 13 years at the International Monetary Fund working on various countries and in the research department. He worked on Africa, Latin America, and Asian countries and was also part of the team that worked on the IMF's flagship publication, the World Economic Outlook. He negotiated the IMF's program in Sri Lanka in 2002-03 and in his last stint at the Fund, Mr. Jahangir headed the China division from 2004-2007.
 
He has published several research articles on emerging market issues and in particular on China. He is the co-author of the book "China and India: learning from each other."
 
These days, he writes regularly on various financial newspapers and journals and is a regular commentator on television.


  

Lalit Mundhra
Chairman
Association of National Exchange Members of India-WR
 

He has done B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur.
 
Since 1990 he is associated with Suresh Rathi Securities. He is a Director in this company. Suresh Rathi Securities is a member of BSE, NSE, and a Depository Participant of CDSL. The company has appointed sub-brokers all over Rajasthan and in Mumbai.
 
During the late 90's he was nominated on the various committees of BSE namely Market Operations Committee and Computer & Technology Development Committee.
 
In year 2007 he did a course named CFP (Certified Financial Planner) So far in our country there are only around 1000 such CFP's.
 
He is involved in associations like BSE Brokers Forum and ANMI (Association of National Exchange Members of India). At present he is the Chairman at ANMI WIRC, and Joint Secretary at BSE Brokers Forum.


  

Madhu Kannan
MD & CEO
BSE Ltd.
 

Mr. Kannan is the MD & CEO, BSE Ltd. since May 2009. Previously, he was the Managing Director in the Corporate Strategy Group of Bank of America - Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill Lynch in March 2008 as a Managing Director (Strategy and Business Development). In this role he focused on the development and execution of key strategic initiatives for Merrill Lynch in the emerging markets of Asia and Middle-East & North Africa (MENA) and the Global Sovereign Wealth Funds Group.
 
Prior to the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Mr. Kannan was Senior Vice President at NYSE Euronext. During his stint at NYSE Euronext, he served in various senior roles across a range of businesses including Vice President, Corporate Client Group, Head of International Listings (Asia Pacific Region), and Managing Director, International Strategy and Business Development of the Exchange.
 
Mr. Kannan earned his undergraduate degree B.E. (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronics, M.Sc (Hons.), in Economics from BITS, Pilani, India and an M.B.A. in Finance from Vanderbilt University, USA.
 
Mr. Kannan was nominated as a Young Global Leader in 2007 by the World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Geneva, Switzerland.


  

Nandkishor Desai
Executive Vice President
HDFC BANK
 

Professional Banker for over 28 years, having diverse experience of working in various departments of the Bank.
 
Mr. Nandkishor Desai Joined SBI in 1981. Worked in Merchant Banking Division, International Banking Division and in Industrial Finance Division at its biggest Branch i.e. Commercial Branch in Mumbai.
 
He Joined ICICI Bank in 1994 in Corporate Banking Division and handled loans and advances right from horticulture, floriculture units, small scale units to Large Corporates. Later on, was in charge of 3 branches. Instrumental in setting up the first off-site ATM in Indian Banking industry while he was Branch Manager at Dadar Branch, Mumbai.
 
He Joined HDFC Bank in Financial Institutions and Govt Business Group to head the South and West Regions. Has experience of dealing with diverse wholesale banking segments like, Financial Institutions, Mutual Funds, Insurance Companies, Govt Depts and Ministries, PSUs, PF Trusts, Correspondent Banks, Exchange Houses, and also of dealing with Merchant Bankers / Registrars / Issuers in connection with raising of funds through IPOs/FPOs etc.
 
Chairman of Banking and Finance Committee, Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture.
 
Guest Faculty at some of the Management Institutes.


  

Narayan S.A.
Group Head - Commercial Banking & Finance
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
 

Mr. Narayan S.A. is the Group Head - Commercial Banking & Finance at Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. He is a Chartered accountant and has been with the Kotak Group for about 20 years.
 
During this tenure he has held different positions. He was the Managing Director at Kotak Securities Limited till March 2010 and has been the key driving force for setting up and steering its retail broking business to a leadership position. He continues to be a Director at Kotak Securities Limited.
 
Mr. Narayan was overseeing the Mutual Fund business for the Group as a Director on the Board of Kotak Asset Management Company Limited from May 2004 to April 2010.
 
In April 2010, he moved as Group Head at Kotak Mahindra Bank and is responsible at the Group Level for commercial banking, retail broking and its foray into commodity exchange.


  

Nehal Vora
Head Planning and Policy
BSE Ltd.
 

Mr. Nehal Vora is currently the head of Planning and Policy. Mr. Vora has most recently been Director, Law & Compliance at DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd. covering equities and investment banking compliance. Prior to that Mr. Vora was employed with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in various functions including the Derivatives and New Products Department, covering policy, product and process innovation in areas of derivatives, implementation of T+2 rolling settlement, system of Straight Through Processing for the institutional trades. Mr. Vora has 13 years experience in the securities market including 10 years at SEBI. He has graduated in management (MMS - Finance) from NMIMS, Mumbai.


  

Pradip P.Shah
Chairman
IndAsia Fund Advisors Pvt.Ltd.
 

Mr. Pradip P. Shah runs IndAsia, a corporate finance and private equity advisory business. Earlier, IndAsia had a joint venture with AMP of Australia for the private equity business in India. Prior to that, he helped establish the Indocean Fund in 1994, the first foreign India- dedicated private equity fund, in association with affiliates of Chase Capital Partners and Soros Fund Management.
 
Before starting Indocean, he was the founder Managing Director of The Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL), India's first and largest credit rating agency. While at CRISIL, Mr. Shah was instrumental in technology transfer to, and the training of personnel of, Rating Agency Malaysia Berhad and The Israeli Securities Rating Company. He has been honored in Israel with a garden of a hundred trees in his name.
 
Prior to founding CRISIL, Mr. Shah assisted in founding Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), India's first retail housing finance company, in 1977. He was seconded from ICICI, where he was Project Officer, to start HDFC. Mr. Shah has also served as a consultant to USAID, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
 
Mr. Shah holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Bombay. He is a qualified Cost Accountant and ranked first in India in the Chartered Accountancy examinations.
 
He has written articles and given talks in India and in Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Shanghai, Bali, Colombo, Tel Aviv, London, Washington, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney on credit rating, housing finance, capital markets, venture capital and other subjects.
 
Mr. Shah is currently Chairman of Wyeth Limited, Sonata Software Limited and Shah Foods Limited and a Director of Asset Reconstruction Company (India), BASF (India), Pfizer India, Godrej & Boyce, Hardy Oil and Gas Limited (U.K.), Panasonic Energy India, Patni Computer Systems, and Tata Investment Corporation amongst other companies. He is currently the Chairman of the Capital Markets Committee of the Indian Merchants' Chamber, member of the National Executive Committee of FICCI, was a Director on the Western Region Board of the Reserve Bank of India, was the first Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry's Financial Sector Committee, and has served as a member of the Finance Commission of the State Government of Gujarat; of the Expert Group on Infrastructure Financing appointed by the Government of India; of the Advisory Board of the Bureau of State Public Enterprises, Government of Maharashtra; of the CII National Task Force on Non-Performing Assets; of the SEBI Committee on Venture Capital; of the SIDBI Working Group on Access to Capital Markets for Small Industries; of the Expert Committee, Public Sector Restructuring Programme, Government of Gujarat, and of the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board Task Force on Policy and Implementation. He is also associated with several non-profit organizations as Trustee/Governing Council Member, and co-founded Harvard Business School Association of India.


  

Prithvi Haldea
Chairman & Managing Director
PRIME Database
 

Mr. Prithvi Haldea did his MBA from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani in 1971. In 1989, Mr. Haldea set up PRIME Database. PRIME is the country's first and still the only database on the primary capital market. It has a large subscriber base, and is widely reported by the media.
 
Mr. Haldea is a Central Government Nominee on the Governing Council of ICAI, on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, and on the Investment Board of Postal Life Insurance. He is also a member of several committees, including SEBI Committee on Disclosures & Accounting Standards, NSE Listing Advisory Committee, BSE's Listing and Delisting Committees and DSE Listing Committee. He is also on the Capital Markets Committees, Corporate Governance Committees and Investor Education Committees of various industry associations like CII, ASSOCHAM and PHDCCI, and is the Hony. Advisor of AIBI.
 
As an investor protection activist, he has launched four unique websites: www.watchoutinvestors.com, aggregating information on economic defaulters which now lists over 1,00,000 cases, www.primedirectors.com, a databank of professionals for listed companies to select independent directors, now hosting profiles of over 19,000 professionals, www.directorsdatabase.com, covering detailed profiles of over 15,000 directors of companies listed at BSE and www.iepf.gov.in, an investor education initiative in 13 languages.


  

Rajender Sehgal
Sr.Executive Vice President
HDFC Bank Ltd.
 

Mr. Sehgal is a Management graduate from FMS, New Delhi and has over 30 years of experience in Banking.
 
Mr. Sehgal presently is the Country Head of five verticals in the wholesale banking business of HDFC Bank namely Institutional Banking Group, Government Business, Public Sector Undertakings, Custodial Services and Microfinance/Self Help Group business.
 
In addition to his business responsibilities, Mr. Sehgal is also designated as the MD's representative for Northern India and is responsible for Bank's liaison and activities for entire Northern India.
 
Before joining HDFC Bank, Mr. Sehgal had a successful tenor of 20 years with State Bank of India, the largest Bank in the country, in various capacities including an assignment for 4 years with their New York Branch. He was also the founding member of the corporate accounts group of SBI in new Delhi.


  

Rajesh Kumar Dangeti
Dy.General Manager
Securities and Exchange Board of India
 

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Dangeti is currently working as Deputy General Manger in Securities and Exchange Board of India, where he joined in 1997. He has more than 15 years of work experience in the capital market. His key strengths include policy formulations, understanding on Indian Primary and Secondary Markets etc He holds M.Com., MBA and PG Diploma (Securities Law).
 
Prior to SEBI, he worked in the Merchant Banking and Share Registry departments.


  

Ramesh Dharmaji
General Manager
Small Industries Development Bank of India
 

Mr. Ramesh Dharmaji is General Manager at SIDBI Foundation for Risk Capital, which is engaged in extending risk and mezzanine type assistance to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). This capital product is unique and first time in India. Mr. Dharmaji has over 30 years experience in various capacities in various locations / geographies. His expertise includes project appraisals, structuring products and advising clients on various financial and management aspects.


  

Dr.S.Subramanian
Managing Director
Investment Banking - Enam Securities Pvt.Ltd.
 

He has over 24 years of experience in the financial services, during which period he set up and ran equity research at DSP Financial Consultants and the equities broking business at HG Asia Ltd. and UBS Warburg. In the last 9 years at Enam, Dr. Subramanian has lead several land mark transactions including those of ICICI Bank, Reliance Petroleum, NTPC, etc. in the Indian Capital Markets.
 
He holds a Doctoral Degree from the Indian Management Ahmedabad. His dissertation topic was titled "The Impact of Political and Economical Events on Stock Price Behavior." During this period, he also studied at ESSEC in Paris under a French government scholarship as an exchange scholar.
 
His other interests include reading and traveling. He has delivered several lectures and talks at the Executive Development Programme at IIM Bangalore, IIM Kolkatta and conferences organized by Euro Money and Metal Bulletin.


  

Sanjay Asher
Partner
M/s Crawford Bayley & Co.
 

Mr. Sanjay Asher is a Solicitor and a Chartered Accountant. He is a Senior Partner at the law firm M/s. Crawford Bayley & Co.
 
He has over 20 years' experience in the field of M & A, cross border M & A, joint venture, capital markets and project financing. Has been advising large, medium and small business enterprise on these subjects.
 
Mr. Asher was an invitee to the committee formed by the Government of India, Department of Disinvestment for the purposes of standardising the transaction documents in relation to privatisation of the public sector enterprises of the Government of India.
 
He was also a member of the committee in respect of Indo-US Financial Institutions Reforms and Expansion Projects - Capital Markets for the purpose of development of securities law bar and the securities law course in India.
 
He has been a speaker at various seminars and conferences including organized by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Chartered Secretaries of India, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian Merchant Chambers, International Financial Law Review. He has authored several publication published in national and international publications.


  

Sanjay Bhandarkar
Managing Director
N.M.Rothschild & Sons (India) Pvt.Ltd.
 

Mr. Sanjay Bhandarkar heads Rothschild's Investment Banking operations in India. He has over 18 years experience in Investment banking.
 
Mr. Sanjay has advised Government of India in the 3G and BWA auctions; Suzlon on its debt restructuring discussions with international lenders, shareholders of MTR Foods to Orkla; Intermet Europe to Sakthi Auto; Azure Solutions Limited UK on its acquisition by Subex Systems Limited India; GVK-South African consortium on its bid for Mumbai airport privatisation; Indian Lenders on restructuring and sale of Dabhol Power Company, India's largest and most complex restructuring; Indian Lenders on sale of Daewoo car assets; AXA on its life insurance joint venture with the Bharti Group; the Government of Karnataka on the privatisation of electricity distribution companies; the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited on pre-privatisation matters; ONGC on its bid for Enron's upstream assets in India; the Aditya Birla Group on acquisition of the Nifty Copper mine in Australia; National Grid on its bid for the Tale transmission facility; the Sri Lankan government on the financial evaluation of bids received from international power developers to build the 180 MW Kelanitissa project.
 
Mr. Sanjay has a degree in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Prior to joining Rothschild in 1998, Sanjay worked with Peregrine Capital and ICICI Securities and Finance Company Limited.


  

Sanjay Purao
Deputy General Manager, Division of Issues and Listing
Securities and Exchange Board of India
 

Mr. Sanjay Purao, a post graduate in management studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai and an engineering graduate from Mumbai University. He has been working in SEBI for around 14 years since 1996 and since then has served in several Departments in various capacities.
 
Initially, he worked in the Takeovers Division where he was charged with the primary responsibility of clearing takeover offer documents and formulating related policy issues. Thereafter, he was assigned to the Primary Market Department where he assisted in policy making relating to issue management, buy back of securities, stock options and preferential allotment. Subsequently, he was working in the investigation department and Integrated Surveillance Department.
 
Currently, he is working in the Division of Issues and Listing. His areas of responsibilities include clearance of offer documents, formulation of policies and enforcement of the regulatory framework and issues relating to vanishing companies. He is also Member- Secretary of the Primary market Advisory Committee.
 
Mr. Sanjay Purao has also visited the US, Australia and Tokyo as part of study teams and task forces for areas of mutual interest and cooperation with International Regulators and systems development.


  

Sanjeev Singhal
Deputy General Manager- Project Finance SBU
State Bank of India
 

Mr. Sanjeeve Sighal is an MSc and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi.
 
He has been with SBI for over 35 years now and have handled a variety of assignments - branch head, treasury operations, IT, credit, etc.
 
Currently he is working as Deputy General Manager, Project Finance Strategic Business Unit at the Corporate Office of SBI in Mumbai. A wide range of projects are being financed at his department in infrastructure as well as core sectors space with which he is associated., Deputy General Manager- Project Finance SBU, State Bank of India


  

Somasekhar Sundaresan
Partner
M/S J.Sagar Associates
 

Mr. Somasekhar heads the Securities law and Private Equity practice of J. Sagar Associates. Primarily a transactional lawyer, his practice covers listed and unlisted private equity investments, hostile and friendly takeovers, delisting of listed companies and court- overseen mergers & acquisitions. He is also actively involved in regulatory proceedings and contentious securities law practice and acts as counsel before the Securities Exchange Board of India, Securities Appellate Tribunal and the Supreme Court of India in such matters.
 
Mr. Somasekhar writes a fortnightly column titled 'Without Contempt' in the Business Standard, a national business daily, apart from contributing as a guest to a leading blog on Indian corporate laws. He was part of the Takeover Regulations Advisory Committee formed by SEBI to review and re-write the Takeover Regulations, and was a permanent invitee to the Working Group on Capital Flows constituted by the Ministry of Finance in 2009-10.


  

Tapasije Mishra
Group CEO
IDFC Capital Ltd.
 

Mr. Tapasije Mishra is the Group CEO of IDFC Capital - the investment banking arm of IDFC Ltd. Mr. Tapasije has been with the firm for over 18 years. IDFC Capital is amongst the largest investment banks in the country across equity and debt financing.
 
Over the past 18 months, IDFC Capital has raised over Rs18000crs of equity (IPOs / QIPs, private equity) for its clients. Prior to joining IDFC, Tapasije was with DSP - Merrill Lynch in India.


  

Sumir Chadha
Managing Director
Sequoia Capital India Advisors Pvt.Ltd.
 

Mr. Sumir Chadha is the Managing Director with Sequoia Capital India which was formed by merging Sequoia Capital and WestBridge Capital Partners which Mr. Sumir co-founded in 2000. Sumir has been investing in the Indian venture capital industry for the past ten years in several industries including financial services, offshore services and consumer internet services. Prior to co-founding WestBridge, Mr. Sumir was a member of the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs & Co. Prior to that, Mr. Sumir worked at McKinsey & Co. in New York and New Delhi.
 
Mr. Sumir received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University. Mr. Sumir serves as co-chairman of the Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA).


  

V.K.Bansal
Managing Director, Chairman of India Investment Banking
Morgan Stanley India Co.Pvt.Ltd.
 

Mr. Bansal is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary having more than 15 years of experience in investment banking.
 
Mr. Bansal joined the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in 2007. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Bansal was Managing Director with JM Morgan Stanley for 5 years, most recently as Head of the Corporate Finance function, and with JM Financial as President.
 
Previous to JM Morgan Stanley, Mr Bansal worked with Indian Oil Corporation for 18 years, most recently as the Chief of International Trade & Finance.
 
Mr. Bansal has deep relationships with regulators such as SEBI, RBI and various Government of India Ministries. He has been the Chairman of the Association of Investment Bankers of India and Member of the Primary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI.
 
Mr. Bansal has been the Co-Chairman of the Capital Markets Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce.


  

Vidhu Shekhar
Vice President
National Stock Exchange of India
 

Mr. Vidhu Shekhar is Vice President, New Products for the National Stock Exchange of India. In this role, he is responsible for leading new initiatives for the exchange. Prior to joining the National Stock Exchange, Mr. Shekhar worked with IDBI Capital Markets as Senior Vice President and ETrade Systems India Limited as Managing Director.
 
Mr. Shekhar completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Ahmedabad in 1987 and has worked in various organizations in India and abroad. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute, USA. His interests include technology, public finance, capital market infrastructure, corporate governance and investor education.

 
  
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