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Board Of Directors



Mr. Datta is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed the Advanced Management Programme from Harvard Business School. Mr. Datta has rich and extensive experience in various finance related areas like financial management, M&A and Capital Markets Strategy. He was formerly Director Finance with the Murugappa group & INDAL.
He is currently on the boards of HDFC Bank Limited, The Peerless General Finance & Investment Co. Ltd., IRIS Business Services Limited and Endurance Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Datta was also on the boards of Cholamandalam Finance and was an advisor to the Central Government appointed Board of Directors of Satyam Computers Services Limited during the restoration process.



Hailing from an entrepreneurial family which pioneered financial services in the RNBC sector in the country, Mr. Roy is presently Managing Director & CEO of Peerless Financial Products Distribution Ltd. (formerly Peerless Developers Ltd.). He is the prime force behind driving the financial product distribution business. He was formerly Director - Corporate Planning & Strategy of PGFI and 'Group Corporate Coordinator' of the company. He had also been President of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), where he contributed significantly to giving a new direction to ICC's future growth path.He is currently on the Boards of Peerless group companies including Peerless Funds Management Company Limited.



Mr. Engineer is a Science Graduate from Bombay University and holds a Diploma in Business Management from Hazarimal Somani College, Mumbai. He has a rich experience of 40 years in the fields of finance and banking. In his career illustration Mr. Engineer was associated with HDFC Bank since 1994 in various capacities and retired in October 2013 as Executive Director on the Board of the Bank and responsible for Wholesale Banking including International Banking.

Prior to joining HDFC Bank, Mr. Engineer worked with Bank of America for 26 years in various areas including operations and corporate credit management. During his stint with Bank of America he worked in various locations like Hong Kong, Los Angeles, London, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia in addition to the longest stint in Mumbai.

He has also been associated with Aditya Birla Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd, Barclay Investments & Loans (India) Limited, Infrastructure leasing & Financial Services Limited, International Asset Reconstruction Company, Piramal Finance Pvt Ltd.

Since October 2013, Mr. Engineer has also been appointed as a Senior Consultant to International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington, to manage investment in select FIs & Banks in South Asia. He is on the Boards of The Federal Bank Limited, Aditya Birla Capital Advisors Private Limited, Barclays Investments & Loans (India) Limited, Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited, International Asset Reconstruction Company Private Limited, Piramal Finance Private Limited and Navin Fluorine International Limited.



Mr. Ghosh holds a Masters in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata with specialization in Statistical Quality Control & Operations Research.

Mr. Ghosh has close to 30 years of enriching experience in the insurance industry having worked for insurance behemoths like Life Insurance Corporation of India (17 years), Bajaj Allianz Life insurance Co. Ltd. (7 years) and Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited (6 years, first as President & Executive Director for 5 years and then as a Non-Executive Director).

He is currently on the boards of AB Insurance Brokers Private Limited and Abira Securities Limited.



Mr. Basu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in English Literature from Presidency College and is a certified Executive Coach.

Mr. Basu has around 33 years of enriching experience in the banking industry in areas of planning, credit, marketing, operations and consumer banking having worked for banks like State Bank of India, ANZ Grindlays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. He has also been associated with the Manpower Group, first as the Executive Chairman of Manpower Services India Pvt. Ltd. and then as Executive Adviser for workforce/skills development and Government/Industry relations.

He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Endurance Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and India Carbon Ltd.


Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Shastri is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a Post-graduation degree in Economic Management & Policy from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has over 17 years of experience in the mutual fund industry with considerable exposure with entities & fund houses like DSP Merrill Lynch, Birla Sunlife, HDFC and ABN AMRO in investment related functions, corporate & institutional relationships, risk control methodologies, procedures & tools, product development, etc.

Mr. Shastri had also been responsible for driving business led growth with Sahara Mutual Fund, Lotus Mutual Fund, where he had achieved phenomenal growth through increased brand awareness measures, management of different verticals, managing strategic partnerships with stakeholders etc.

His last assignment was with Pramerica Mutual Fund as Director & Business Head - Portfolio Management Services and Products with overall responsibility for establishing & managing the portfolio management business and developing asset management products.

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