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  • Sharad Kumar Sharma

    Sharad Sharma

    MD and CEO

  • Anand Shah

    Anand Shah

    Head - Investments and Deputy CEO

  • Ritesh Jain

    Ritesh Jain

    Chief Investment Officer

  • Prithipal Singh

    Prithipal Singh

    Head - Sales

  • Jyothi Krishanan

    Jyothi Krishnan

    Head - Compliance, Legal & Secretarial

  • Vivek Kudal

    Vivek Kudal

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Vineet Nayyar

    Vineet Nayyar

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Asif Amin

    Asif Amin

    Head - Marketing & Communications

  • Amit Borkar

    Amit Borkar

    Head - Investment Operations

  • Surbhi Shweta

    Surbhi Shweta

    Head - Human Resources

Sharad Sharma

MD and CEO

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

Head - Investments and Deputy CEO

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.

Ritesh Jain

Chief Investment Officer

Ritesh Jain

Mr. Ritesh Jain joined BNP Paribas Mutual Fund as the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in June 2017. In this role, he is responsible for leading a team of investment professionals managing a wide range of funds across different asset classes.

He has close to 20 years in the Financial Services Industry and has held leadership positions in various Asset Management Companies. Prior to BNP Paribas Mutual Fund, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Tata Asset Management.

Mr. Jain is a forward - thinking leader with a passion for growing businesses in a dynamic market environment. His experience and expertise have entailed significant portfolio growth and development. His investment philosophy is characterized by a long-term view and he believes in a participatory approach to leadership coupled with cross functional collaboration and strong team work.

He is a keen follower of current affairs and his articles regularly feature in leading financial publications such as Economic Times, Mint, The Wall Street Journal et al. He is also the author of a weekly column in ET markets, “What I read” which has a readership of over 50000.

Mr. Jain has a Master’s Degree in Business Economics.

Prithipal Singh

Head - Sales

Prithipal Singh

Since March 2017, Mr. Prithipal Singh has been leading the sales team of BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) to build excellence and scale. With focussed experience of 10 years in asset management and a flair for developing and managing strong client relationships, Mr. Singh is the driving force behind key partnerships for the AMC.

Along with a passion for building outstanding client teams, his experience includes Retail Sales and Central Distribution tie-ups at BNPP AM and Regional Head – Mumbai at Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd. In the past, he has helped create growth and value at prestigious firms like Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd., Berger Paints India Ltd and Castrol India Ltd.

Mr. Singh is a management graduate with a specialisation in Marketing.

Jyothi Krishnan

Head - Compliance, Legal & Secretarial

Jyothi Krishnan

Ms. Krishnan has over 13 years of experience in the legal domain and oversees all legal services at BNPP AM. She is responsible for managing legal and regulatory compliance programs that enable BNPP AM to operate across India while adhering to the highest ethical standards. With an eye for detail, she leads a team that sharply analyses customer facing processes and activities of the AMC from a legal and regulatory perspective.

Prior to joining BNPP AM in May 2013, she served IDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd. apart from various prestigious mutual funds firms in India.

Ms. Krishnan is a Company Secretary, a Bachelor in General Law and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.

Vivek Kudal

Chief Operating Officer

Vivek Kudal

Mr. Vivek Kudal joined BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in December 2014 and now leads multiple functions for the AMC. His responsibilities at BNPP AM include managing the Operations, Fund Accountancy, Technology and Administration functions.

Mr. Kudal is instrumental in driving operational excellence at BNP Paribas AMC. With a career reflecting strong leadership skills and a team-based management style, he is aptly positioned to transform strategy and process-orientation into success.

Mr. Kudal is a Chartered Accountant and Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University.

Vineet Nayyar

Chief Financial Officer

Vineet Nayyar

Mr. Nayyar has over 14 years of rock-solid experience in asset management and has been handling Investment Operations responsibilities at BNPP AM, since July 2010. His financial acumen steers him to build operational excellence in Fund Accounting and Finance practices at the AMC.

Prior to his association with BNP Paribas AMC, Mr. Nayyar has worked with FIL Fund Management Private Limited and HDFC Asset Management Company Limited.

A Commerce graduate from Lucknow University, Mr. Nayyar has completed his Chartered Accountancy (C.A) and Cost and Work Accountancy (C.W.A)

Asif Amin

Head - Marketing & Communications

Asif Amin

Mr. Asif Amin brings 14 years of rich experience in Marketing & Advertising to the table. He is responsible for spearheading Marketing, Brand, Communications & Digital initiatives at BNPP AM. With an eye on the latest communication channels, he identifies new opportunities and drives impactful creative solutions for the organisation.

His prior stints include key leadership positions at FCM Travel Solutions and Reliance Mutual Fund.

With a thorough understanding of market insights and customer expectations, he is driven to add value to the customer experience at every step.

Mr. Amin has a Master’s Degree in Management Studies from Mumbai University.

Amit Borkar

Head - Investment Operations

Amit Borkar

Mr. Borkar has the responsibility of building excellence in Investment Operations to meet organisational goals at BNP Paribas Asset Management India Pvt Ltd with over 17 years of experience in asset management.

Prior to this, he was an integral part of Network and Change Management Operations team at BNPP AM. Prior to joining it, he has held leadership positions at Franklin Templeton Asset Management (I) Pvt. Ltd. and ABN Amro Asset Management (India) Ltd.

Mr. Borkar is a Commerce graduate from University of Mumbai and has a Diploma in Integrated Programming and Systems Management.

Surbhi Shweta

Head - Human Resources

Surbhi Shweta

Ms. Shweta is responsible for helping the BNPP AM team grow both professionally and personally since she joined the team in April 2014. She re-imagines leadership and talent practices to create a human work environment in the digital age, fuelled by her people management skills and vast experience of 14 years in human resources and asset management.

Ms. Shweta is a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity, and enables the team to develop their skills, and enhance their job knowledge and performance. She is responsible for the design of the Company’s talent architecture, and help BNPP AM to emerge at the forefront as an employer of choice and for its diversity of efforts.

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