Mr. Rashesh Shah, Chairman & CEO

Mr. Shah, co-founder of the Company has diverse experience in the financial services industry in India and has been instrumental in building Edelweiss into one of India's leading diversified financial services companies. Prior to founding Edelweiss, he worked with ICICI Limited. He serves on the Boards of various companies and has also served on the Executive Committee of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., India's premiere securities exchange. He has in the past served on the Executive Committee of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. and presently serves as Chairman, Maharashtra Council of FICCI. He currently serves on the SEBI committee to review the Insider Trading Regulation. His academic qualifications include an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and a Diploma in International Trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.

Mr. Venkat Ramaswamy, Executive Director

Mr. Ramaswamy, co-founder of the Company spearheads one of the Company’s most strategic businesses Financial Markets and Asset Management. He brings significant experience and expertise on client relationships to Edelweiss. Prior to Edelweiss, he worked with Spartek Emerging Opportunities Fund and ICICI Limited. His academic qualifications include an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, United States of America and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering.

Mr. Himanshu Kaji, Executive Director

Mr. Kaji is the Group Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the overall functioning of the Corporate Planning, Operations, Technology, Business Solutions, Governance, Compliance, Finance, Stakeholder Relations, Global Risk, Resources, Legal and Administration departments of the Group. He is involved in formulating strategy and providing vital inputs for the effective functioning of the Group. Mr. Kaji is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a post graduate diploma in securities law. Mr. Kaji has over 20 years experience in the financial services sector. Before joining Edelweiss in 2009, he was corporate advisor to various large companies in the financial services sector. Mr. Kaji was Honorary Treasurer & Official Spokesman and Director of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) between 1999-2002. Presently he is a member of the Secondary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI.

Mr. Rujan Panjwani, Executive Director

Mr. Panjwani, an Electrical Engineer by qualification, has extensive experience in the financial services industry working across all asset classes. At Edelweiss, he helped set up the Group's Treasury and Balance Sheet unit. Rujan is now a member of the Assets & Liabilities Committee (ALCO) that primarily oversees the implementation of an effective process for managing Edelweiss' interest rate, liquidity and similar market risks relating to the balance sheet and associated activities, including the adoption of policies, risk limits and capital levels from time to time. He also set up Edelweiss' Global Risk Group - the nodal point for all risk monitoring and management. He is now a member of the Global Risk Committee - the highest decision-making body in Edelweiss on Risk-related issues. He also played a role in setting up several businesses for the Edelweiss Group including Asset Management and Credit, for which he had oversight responsibilities till 2012.

Mr. Narendra Jhaveri, Independent Director

Mr. Jhaveri, a public finance expert, has occupied important positions in various prestigious institutions including National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Reserve Bank of India and ICICI Limited. Mr. Jhaveri rose to become Joint Managing Director and then the Executive Chairman of ICICI Securities Ltd. His academic qualifications include a Masters in Economics from Gujarat University and M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Mr. Kunnasagaran Chinniah, Independent Director

Mr. Chinniah recently retired as the Managing Director/Global Head of Portfolio, Strategy & Risk Group with GIC Special Investments (“GIC SI”), the Private Equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”).He joined GIC in 1989 and has held various positions with the Special Investments Department of GIC in their North American, European and Asian regions. He is presently also a director of Changi Airport International and a member of the Hindu Endowments Board in Singapore. Mr. Chinniah is a Chartered Financial Analyst and his other academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. P N Venkatachalam, Independent Director

Mr. Venkatachalam has wide experience in the banking sector in India and abroad and has also worked in the software industry in Banking & Finance verticals. He joined State Bank of India in 1967 and retired in 2004 as its Managing Director. He was a member of the Interim Pension Fund Regulatory Authority of India and a Director on the Board of Small Industries & Development Bank of India (SIDBI). He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and is a Certified Associate from the Indian Institute of Bankers.

Mr. Berjis Desai, Independent Director

Mr. Desai is the Managing Partner of J. Sagar Associates, one of India’s leading law firms. He has varied experience in the legal field, with specialisation in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Derivatives, Securities & Financial Laws, International Business Laws and International Commercial Arbitration. He holds a Masters degree in Law from the University of Cambridge.

Mr. Sanjiv Misra, Independent Director

Mr. Misra has a rich and varied experience in the financial services industry, having worked with various organisations including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. Mr. Misra is the President of Phoenix Advisers Pte. Ltd., an advisory and principal investing firm and Chairman, Asia Pacific Advisory Board with Apollo Management. Mr. Misra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and a Master of Management from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Mr. Sunil Mitra, Independent Director

Mr. Mitra holds a bachelor’s degree in Science from Delhi University and belongs to the 1975 batch of the Indian Administrative Service. He possesses rich and varied experience in public administration and general management having held diverse positions in Government of India such as Disinvestment Secretary, Revenue Secretary & Finance Secretary. In his stint with the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Mr. Mitra was engaged in the design of significant tax reforms. During his stint with the West Bengal Government, Mr. Mitra was responsible for designing and implementing widespread policy reforms in the State-owned public sector.

Mr. Navtej S. Nandra, Independent Director

Mr. Nandra, a veteran of the global financial services industry, is the President of E*TRADE Financial Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Centre of Governance, Institutions and Organisations, at the Business School, National University of Singapore. Mr. Nandra was CEO of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd., and also served on the Boards of Directors of Morgan Stanley Huaxin Fund Management Company, Morgan Stanley International Ltd., and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Nandra's career included senior roles at DTZ Holdings, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch Global Investment Banking, The Cambridge Group Inc., and BoozAllen and Hamilton Inc. (now Booz & Co.). He has also served on the Board of Directors of Nuveen Investments, Inc., and Merrill Lynch India Technology Services. Mr. Nandra holds an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Honors) from the University of Delhi.


 

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