Samir Bahl, Head, Investment Banking

  • Over 20 years of experience in consulting / financial services in the U.S.A. and India with a significant track record in mid-market Investment Banking.
  • Led the team of 20+ equity investment banking professionals at Centrum Capital Limited for 4 years as a Director & Head of Investment Banking
  • Served as Joint Managing Director at Polymath Advisors
  • Served as Managing Director of Thomson Financial (New York) and Country Head (India)
  • Post Graduate in Business Administration - University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business Administration

Anil Kakani, Executive Director, Cross Border

  • Over 10 years of experience in leading U.S.-India cross border commercial and economic/financial sector policy engagements
  • Senior Advisor for India to US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Business Development Manager, Corning Inc
  • Economics degree, UCLA; Masters degree, Harvard University; Law degree, University of Arizona
Dr Jagprag S. Gujral, Executive Director, Healthcare

  • More than 12 years of experience in the life-sciences; primarily in corporate strategy, management consulting and operations
  • Head of consulting & Principal for Clearstate Advisory in Singapore and senior leadership positions with Apollo Hospitals & Fortis Healthcare.
  • Double postgraduate doctor of medicine (MBBS, PGDPPHC, PGDMLS) ; MBA, ISB, Hyderabad
Shirish Pardeshi, Head of Research

  • Shirish is a well known and ranked consumer analyst who comes with industry experience of 18 years largely with Colgate.
  • An MBA from Mumbai University, Shirish is rated among top 20 (Asia ex Japan) by Institutional Investor (II) Poll, 2010.
  • He is also ranked as #3 overall among Indian consumer analysts by the Institutional Investor Poll 2010
Dr. Rahul Porwal, Director, Manufacturing and Industrials

  • Over 15 years of investment banking and corporate strategy experience; including over 11 years at Anand Rathi, with transaction experience across Consumer,  Infrastructure, Textiles,  Chemicals, Industrials, Pharma and Energy sectors
  • Currently Head of Manufacturing and Industrials Sector. Earlier he was heading Equity Capital Market and has supervised more than a dozen IPOs, QIPs, PE deals, M&A, Open Offer and debt syndications
  • Ph. D., Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant
Sachin Mehta, Vice President, Financial Sponsors Group

  • Over 6 years of experience in equity capital markets
  • Investment Banking at Ambit Corporate Finance and Karvy Investor Services Limited
  • MBA, IIPM Mumbai