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  • Chandan Bhattacharya

    Chandan Bhattacharya

    Independent Director

  • Ninad Karpe

    Ninad Karpe

    Independent Director

  • Sanjay Sachdev

    Sanjay Sachdev

    Independent Director

  • Sharad Kumar Sharma

    Sharad Sharma

    Associate Director

  • Anand Shah

    Anand Shah

    Associate Director

  • Rakesh Vengayil

    Rakesh Vengayil

    Associate Director

Chandan Bhattacharya

Independent Director

Chandan Bhattacharya

Mr. Bhattacharya has been offering strategic advice to McKinsey & Co. since 2007. He has actively contributed as a member of Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, he has been instrumental in making impactful decisions as the Managing Director of the State Bank of India from 2003 to 2005.

As a Director, Mr. Bhattacharya also leads renowned companies like JSW Energy Ltd., JSW Power Trading Co. Ltd. and more.

He holds a B.A. (Hons.) and C.A.I.I.B. degrees

Ninad Karpe

Independent Director

Ninad Karpe

Mr. Karpe was the MD and CEO for Aptech Ltd. till November 2016. An astute leader, he joined Computer Associates (CA), which is world's fourth largest software company today, at its inception and grew to be the MD for India and SAARC. At CA, India, he shouldered a suite of management responsibilities comprising office set-ups in India, marketing management and so on. Earlier, he has been a consulting specialist for companies seeking to invest in India. Mr. Karpe has also penned several books on strategy, taxation and foreign investment in India and contributed to newspapers, magazines and journals.

He is also a director on the Board of esteemed companies such as Aptech Ltd., IDBI Bank and many others.

He holds B. Com; LLB (Gen.); FCA degrees

Sanjay Sachdev

Independent Director

Sanjay Sachdev

With 27 years of experience in financial services, Mr. Sachdev holds key positions across renowned companies – he is the Global Chairperson and Board Member of Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), a Senior Advisor and Board Member to leading financial institutions and is involved in Macro Research and ETF Asset Management business. Throughout his career, he established multi-billion-dollar asset management businesses, investing across Asia including Japan, India, Indonesia and Singapore.

As a vocal advocate of the cause of pension reform in India, he is working closely with senior government representatives. It led him to be a member of the Working Group on Pension Reform established by IRDA.

Earlier he was the co-chairman of Life Insurance and Pensions Committee, Bombay Chamber of Commerce, the President and CEO of Tata Asset Management Ltd. and the MD of Shinsei Bank Group. As the MD of Principal PNB Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd., he is credited with building a historic partnership with Indian government to open the post office network for financial services.

He also chairs directorial positions across leading financial companies.

He holds a LL.B from Government Law College, University Of Bombay; Master's Degree in International Management from American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), Phoenix, AZ, USA and a Certificate in Corporate Governance from Wharton School of Management.

Sharad Sharma

Associate Director

Sharad Kumar Sharma

Mr. Sharad Sharma is widely regarded as a visionary veteran in the Indian Banking and Financial Services Industry with over three decades of experience. He joined the BNP Paribas group in 1989.

Mr. Sharma has held various leadership positions before leading the Bank's initiative in the onshore wealth management business as Country Head. These include the distinction of holding leadership positions with Scheduled Commercial Banks (SBI and BNP Paribas) in the area of Corporate Banking, Treasury and Forex, Private Banking and Wealth Management, Retail Banking and Liability Management. He has also, in the capacity of Executive Director, been the guiding light for Geojit BNP Paribas, India's leading Stock Broking Company.

In addition to his responsibilities at the BNP Paribas Group, Mr. Sharma has served as the Chairman of Examination Committee of Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), India for over four years. He has held several board level positions with prestigious organisations including Financial Planning Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd board for six years and Board of BNP Paribas Wealth Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. for over 9 years.

Mr. Sharma has a Masters’ Degree in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. He has been awarded CFP certification by Financial Planning Standards Board India.

Anand Shah

Associate Director

Anand Shah

Mr. Shah joined BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in March 2011 and is the Head of Investments of BNPP AM India. He is responsible for managing the investment team and the performance of all onshore portfolios managed and offshore mandates sub-advised by the business. As Deputy CEO, he oversees the sales team along with his investment management responsibilities.

Over 17 years of extensive experience in asset management and handling diverse portfolios in dynamic markets makes Mr. Shah a sought after subject matter expert. His strong leadership and ability to inspire his teams have proved to be significant tools for portfolio growth and development across organisations.

Prior to joining BNPP AM, Mr. Shah was Head of Equities at Canara Robeco Asset Management where he oversaw the management of a number of high-performing equity funds including the 5-star rated Canara Robeco Equity Diversified – Growth, which won numerous local awards. Mr. Shah’s other senior roles in India included Co-Head of Equities at ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund (January 2007 – April 2008) and Vice-President for Investments at Kotak Mutual Fund (May 2000 to December 2006).

Mr. Shah is the recipient of ‘CIO of the Year’ award for the years 2014 and 2015 from Asia Asset Management. Academically, he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and a B.E. degree from Regional Engineering College, Surat.

Rakesh Vengayil

Associate Director

Rakesh Vengayil

Mr. Vengayil has garnered over 25 years of comprehensive experience in the securities market addressing business management, operations, technology, finance and product management. He moved to BNP Paribas Investment Partners (the successor of Fortis Investments and ABN AMRO Asset Management) in 2004 as VP and Head of Asset Management Operations in India. He soon grew to be the COO of Asia Pacific Region and moved to Hong Kong in 2007. In 2014, he moved to London to extend the coverage to Latin America and Emerging European Markets as COO APAC & Emerging Markets. Prior to joining BNP Paribas group, Mr. Vengayil has worked with ABN AMRO Bank, Morgan Stanley and HDFC Bank in India.

Mr. Vengayil is a Director of BNP Paribas Asset Management Japan Ltd, Supervisor of the Board of BNP Paribas Asset Management Taiwan Co. Ltd. and BNP Paribas Asset Management Asia Ltd.

A Science graduate, he holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration, a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance Management and Honours Diploma in System Management.

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