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Investment & Risk Committee

Mr Mitra is counted among pioneers in Indian Capital Markets. During the 1980’s and 90’s he set up Capital Market businesses for Bank of India, American Express Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, in India. He was the founding MD of General Insurance Company Mutual Fund. As Director, Financial Services for the Aditya Birla Group, he is credited with the set up and growth of the conglomerates large financial services business that includes mutual fund and life insurance.

Nimesh has over 28 years of experience in the field of Equity Research, Private Equity Investments, Investment Banking and Corporate Finance. In his previous role as Vice President Business Development & Family Office for Famy Finvest Private Ltd – Nimesh managed investments and acquisitions for the Family Office and played a key role in leading all new initiatives. Prior to that, during his tenure with Ladderup Corporate Advisory Pvt. Limited he played an advisory role and has advised companies into the field of engineering, consumer product, retail, renewable energy, agrochem and NBFC to raise PE funds and to find strategic partners or investors. He has also worked with EY and Rabobank in India.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost & Works Accountant.

Vikas has over 25 years of experience in sales & distribution strategy, business management having held leadership positions at multinational banks like DBS and Deutsche Bank. He led the way in setting up and strengthening Private and Business Client operations, third party distribution and client acquisition strategy for Investment and Insurance products. He was also deputed to Frankfurt, Germany as part of the International Private and Business Clients Product team at Deutsche. Prior to that Vikas was an early team member at Allianz. Vikas will drive the overall Sales, client acquisition, product & marketing strategy for India as well as offshore business.

He holds a Masters in Management Studies degree and is IIM Ahmedabad Alumni (Sr. Management Development Program).

Vikram brings along 28 years of outstanding investment experience across equities & debt. In his previous role as CIO – Equities for Deutsche Asset Management India, Vikram led the team that provided equity investment advisory for more than US$ 1.2 billion in equity assets, spread across domestic India Funds, India-dedicated Offshore Funds and Funds allocated to India from wider geographic mandates. Prior to that, he oversaw establishment and growth of equity and debt investment function at Birla Sun Life Insurance. Under his tenure as Chief Investment Officer, Birla Sun Life Insurance AUM grew from US$ 220 million to US$ 4 billion, that included funds from gratuity funds, provident funds, pension funds & charitable trusts. Vikram is a Chartered Accountant and has done Leadership Development Program from Wharton Business School. He has recently co-authored a book called 'Nex Gen CAs – Getting Future Ready'.

Mr. Mehta has over 27 years of rich experience in the field of Finance, M&A, Accounts, Treasury, Taxation, Investor Relations, Secretarial and Legal, and Compliance functions in Companies engaged in Real Estate, Retail and Manufacturing Sectors. His last assignment, as a CFO, was with Lake Shore India Management Private Limited (Asset Manager to Lake Shore India Retail Venture Fund, CAT II AIF, backed by the second largest sovereign fund in the world). Served on boards of AIF investee companies. Previously he has worked with Oberoi Realty Limited as Financial Controller and was a key member of the IPO team. He has also worked with Future Group as CFO of its wholly-owned subsidiary housing retail formats such as Ezone & Home Town. He started his career with Aditya Birla Group’s flagship company Grasim Industries Limited and has handled Treasury, Investor Relations and was part of M&A Team.

He is a rank-holder Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant.