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Shri Ashwani Bhatia

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

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Shri Ashwani Bhatia

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ashwani Bhatia is an Officer in the rank of Deputy Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI) and is on deputation to SBI Funds Management Private Limited since July 09, 2018.

Mr. Bhatia started his career with SBI in 1985 as Probationary Officer and has varied experience in areas like Retail, International Banking, Treasury and Credit. In a span of over 34 years in SBI, he has served in various geographical locations spread across different circles and overseas. Before taking over the present assignment, he was posted as Chief General Manager in SBI and was in-charge of revamping of the Corporate Credit Structures and Processes in the Bank. Previously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer at SBI Capital Market Limited and Chief General Manager (SME) at SBI.

 

Mr. Nicolas Simon

Deputy CEO

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Mr. Nicolas Simon

Deputy CEO

Nicolas Simon has been deputed from Amundi Group as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SBI Funds Management Private Limited w.e.f from November 1, 2015. Prior to joining SBI FM, Nicolas worked as CEO for Amundi Real Estate and CAAM Real Estate (2006 - 2015). Previously, he was associated with Henderson Global Investors as Head of Property, France (2003 - 2005) and with Generali Real Estate as CIO (1996 - 2002). He brings with him over 25 years of rich experience in Financial Services. He holds a post graduation in Law from Paris Pantheon-Assas University and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Toulouse Business School.

 

Mr. Binod Kumar Mishra

Chief Operating Officer

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Mr. Binod Kumar Mishra

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Mishra is an Officer in the rank of General Manager of SBI and is on deputation to SBIFMPL as Chief Operating Officer since November 27, 2017.

Mr. Mishra started his career with State Bank of India (SBI) in 1990 as probationary officer and he has held several positions in SBI and group companies. Before taking over the present assignment he was posted as Deputy General Manager (Funds Management), SBI Global Markets Unit, Kolkata. He has held various positions including Regional Manager, Chief Financial Officer (Nepal – SBI), etc.

 

Mr. Navneet Munot

Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer

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Mr. Navneet Munot

Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer

Navneet Munot joined SBI Funds Management as Chief Investment Officer in December 2008. He has over 24 years of rich experience in Financial Markets. In his role, Navneet is responsible for overseeing investments worth over USD 40 billion across various asset classes in mutual fund and segregated accounts. In his previous assignment, he was the Executive Director & Head – multi –strategy boutique with Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Investment Management, he has worked as Chief Investment Officer – Fixed Income and Hybrid Funds at Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund and worked in various areas such as fixed income, equities and foreign exchange.

Navneet is on the board of Indian association of Investment Professional (India society of CFA charter holders with over 2000 members). His articles on matters related to financial markets have widely been published.

Navneet is a postgraduate in Accountancy and Business Statistics and a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is also a Charter Holder of the CFA Institute and CAIA Institute. He has also done FRM.

 

Mr. R. S. Srinivas Jain

Executive Director & Chief Marketing Officer(Strategy and International Business)

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Mr. R. S. Srinivas Jain

Executive Director & Chief Marketing Officer(Strategy and International Business)

Srinivas Jain has an experience of over 21 years in the Financial Services industry, with over 14 years in Asset management companies apart from Broking and Investment Advisory companies, he has been associate with SBI Funds Management since 2001. He is currently Executive Director & Chief Marketing Officer (Strategy & International Business) at SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd He was instrumental in SBI Mutual Fund being awarded as the most preferred Mutual Fund for 2 years in a row from CNBC Awaaz, No. 1 brand in the mutual fund space by AC Neilsen in the survey – ‘Winning Brands’ in terms of consumer preference – equity, saliency, ratios and imagery & Gold Award by Readers Digest as Trusted Brand 2011 in the Investment Management Category. He is a Commerce Graduate from Bangalore University with a Cost Accounting background.

 

Mr. D. P. Singh

Executive Director & Chief Marketing Officer(Domestic Business)

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Mr. D. P. Singh

Executive Director & Chief Marketing Officer(Domestic Business)

Mr. D. P. Singh has over 30 years of rich experience in Banking and Financial services industry. Before becoming the ED & CMO in May 2012, he was the National Sales Head. He has been with company since 1998 and has been instrumental in expanding SBI Mutual Fund's reach in both urban and rural areas. Prior to joining the company, he was with SBI where he handled various assignments in Retail Banking, Corporate Credit and Information Technology Initiatives. He has done his Post Graduation in Commerce, Post Graduate Diploma in PMIR (Personnel Management & Industrial Relations) & CAIIB. He has interests in economics, current affairs and public relations.

 

Ms. Aparna Nirgude

Executive Director & Chief Risk Officer

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Ms. Aparna Nirgude

Executive Director & Chief Risk Officer

Aparna has rich experience of over 22 years with SBI Mutual Fund and has been heading the Risk function since 2005. Prior to this, she has handled various responsibilities within Investment Management and Research. Before taking charge as Chief Risk Officer, she headed the Research function in SBI Mutual Fund. Aparna holds a degree in Management from the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

 

Ms. Vinaya Datar

Head – Compliance & Company Secretary

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Ms. Vinaya Datar

Head – Compliance & Company Secretary

Ms. Vinaya Datar has overall experience of more than 20 years, including over 13 years in the field of financial services. She has extensively worked in the areas of Compliance, Secretarial, and Legal. Prior to this assignment, she was Assistant Vice President - Compliance with Mirae Asset Global Investments (India) Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Datar has also been previously associated with Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd, IL&FS Limited and UTI Infrastructure & Services Limited. Ms. Datar is a Science and law graduate and a member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

 

Mr. Rahul Mayor

Investor Relations Officer

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Mr. Rahul Mayor

Investor Relations Officer

Mr. Mayor is a PGDBM – Finance and joined SBI Funds Management Private Limited (SBIFMPL) in May 2017 as AVP – Partner Engagement. Mr. Mayor has rich experience of more than 19 years in areas like partner engagement, investor relations, customer service, analytics and distributor value proposition.

During his career, he has held several important positions. The assignments held by him in the last 10 years are as under:

Head - Customer Service and Distributor Experience - Sundaram Asset Management Company Limited (November 2011 to July 2016).

National Head - Customer Service - Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. (October 2006 to November 2011).

Mr. Dhruv Prakash

Independent Director

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Mr. Dhruv Prakash

Independent Director

Mr. Prakash is a Management Consultant and Executive Coach. He has 42 years of experience in a variety of industries out of which about 22 years has been in very senior positions. He has an extensive background in consulting and had work with several of India's leading businesses to manage change, coach senior management, build high performance cultures, align executive compensation, restructure organizations and conduct post merger integration. Currently, he is serving as a advisor to helion Advisors who advice a venture fund and Space Matrix Design Consultants.

Prior to setting up his own practice, Mr. Prakash had held several important positions, viz:

Managing Director, Korn/Ferry International, Gurgaon (March 2010 - November 2011) ;

Director HR, Helion Advisors Pvt. Ltd (January 2008 - February 2010);

Practice Leader, Hewitt Associates (June 1998 - December 2007);

President and whole time Director of DCM Financial Services Limited (1994 - 1997);

Chief Financial Officer of DCM Toyota.

He had also held several senior positions in finance at Escorts, HCL and Amar Dye Chem and has also served on the Board of Intec Capital Limited, a NBFC, from May 2014 to October 2015. Currently, Mr. Prakash is a director on the Board of IndiaMart InterMesh Limited.

Mr. Haridas K. V.

(Associate Director)

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Mr. Haridas K. V.

(Associate Director)

Mr. Haridas K. V. is a Deputy Managing Director (Retail Business) of State Bank of India, Corporate Centre, Mumbai since May 2017 in charge of the entire Retail Business of the Bank. He joined State Bank of Travancore in 1984 as Probationary Officer. He has varied experience in areas such as Corporate Banking, Recovery & Rehabilitation, Stressed Assets Management Group (SAMG), Treasury Operations, Risk Management, Retail Business and Corporate Credit.

Mr. Haridas K. V. has held various important positions during the last 10 years as under:

Chief General Manager (Corporate Banking), State Bank of Patiala (Sept 2014 to April 2017);

General Manager (Recovery and Rehabilitation, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur (July 2012 to Aug 2014);

Deputy General Manager (Overseas Branch), State Bank of Hyderabad (Aug 2011 to Jan 2012);

Deputy General Manager (Treasury), State Bank of Hyderabad (Feb 2010 to Aug 2011 & Feb 2012 to July 2012);

Assistant General Manager (Controller) Region II, State Bank of Travancore (July 2009 to Jan 2010);

Assistant General Manager (Credit), State Bank of Travancore (2008-2009).

He is also a Director on the Board of SBI Pension Funds Private Limited.

Mr. Shriniwas Y. Joshi

Independent Director

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Mr. Shriniwas Y. Joshi

Independent Director

Mr. Joshi has been practicing as a Chartered Accountant for more than 31 years and is a Senior Partner in CVK & Associates, Chartered Accountants. As a part of the practice he has carried out several Accounting, Auditing, Certification Assignments, Valuation and Taxation work for various clients such as Banks, Public Limited Companies, Private Limited Companies, Partnership, Trusts, Societies, Individuals, etc. He has been elected as Member of Western India Regional Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (WIRC of ICAI) since 2004 for three consecutive terms. He was Chairman of WIRC of ICAI for the year 2011-12. He has been elected as a member of Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the term 2013-15 and is a member of various standing and non-standing committees of ICAI. Mr. Joshi is also a Director on the Board of Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) India. Mr. Joshi has done B.Com (Mumbai University), Fellow Member of ICAI & Associate Member of ICSI.

Mr. Krishnamurthy Vijayan

Independent Director

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Mr. Krishnamurthy Vijayan

Independent Director

Mr. Krishnamurthy Vijayan holds a Masters degree from Ravishankar University. He is a certificate holder from NCST on Software Technology. His last assignment was with IDBI Asset Management Limited as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mr. K. Vijayan was Executive Chairman of JP Morgan Asset Management India Pvt. Limited and Chief Executive Officer of JM Financial Asset Management Ltd. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the Indian Mutual Fund Industry and has been a member of the Governing Board of Association of Mutual Funds in India, FICCI Capital Markets Committee, BSE Index Committee and SEBI Committee on Investor Education (Training Material). He was also a member of the Standing Committee on AMFI Registration and Chairman, AMFI Working Group on Market Information Bureau. Mr. K. Vijayan is also a Director on the Board of Shriram Insight Share Brokers Ltd, Charioteer I4L Private Limited, The Charioteer Investment Manager Private Limited, The Charioteer Asset Management Company Private Limited, The Charioteer Holdings Private Limited, APTUS Value Housing India Private limited, OK Play India Limited, Shriram Credit Company Ltd & Shriram Fortune Solutions Ltd.

Mr. Richard Mendonca

Associate Director

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Mr. Richard Mendonca

Associate Director

Mr. Richard Mendonca has over three decades of experience in the functional areas of Accounting, Auditing, Compliance, Secretarial and Finance. He has held various senior finance and related positions in a number of esteemed organisations – mainly multinational companies like J.Walter Thompson, Pennzoil India Ltd., Esab India Ltd. and SKF Bearings India Ltd. His experience spans various types of industries which include engineering, lubricants, welding, ball bearing ,advertising and communication. Mr. Mendonca is currently Operations Director, Commercial Finance Team, J.Walter Thompson located at Mumbai. In his current role he oversees a team which is involved in data collection and analysis of some of J. Walter Thompson’s global multinational clients. Mr. Richard is a B. Com (University of Mumbai), Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary.

 

Shri Ashwani Bhatia

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

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Shri Ashwani Bhatia

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ashwani Bhatia is an Officer in the rank of Deputy Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI) and is on deputation to SBI Funds Management Private Limited since July 09, 2018.

Mr. Bhatia started his career with SBI in 1985 as Probationary Officer and has varied experience in areas like Retail, International Banking, Treasury and Credit. In a span of over 34 years in SBI, he has served in various geographical locations spread across different circles and overseas. Before taking over the present assignment, he was posted as Chief General Manager in SBI and was in-charge of revamping of the Corporate Credit Structures and Processes in the Bank. Previously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer at SBI Capital Market Limited and Chief General Manager (SME) at SBI.

Mr. Fathi Jerfel

Associate Director

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Mr. Fathi Jerfel

Associate Director

Mr. Fathi Jerfel has an Engineering degree from Ecole Poly-technique, Engineering degree from the Institut Français du Petrole & Post graduate degree in Economics (Petroleum Management) from the University of Dijon. Mr. Fathi Jerfel is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Amundi SA in charge of investment solutions for Retail Network Division. After a start at Credit Lyonnais as Head of Financial Engineering and Fixed Income (1986-2001), he joined Crédit Agricole Asset Management in 2002 as Head of Derivatives Arbitrage & Cumulative Research. In 2005, Mr. Jerfel was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management. Mr. Fathi is a Chairman on the Board of various Companies viz., Amundi Hellas; Amundi SGR S.P.A., Amundi Private Equity Funds, Amundi Immobilier, LCL Actions France, IKS KB, Etoile Gestion, Amundi Finance Emission, Amundi India Holding, Amundi Polska, LCL Emission, Amundi Issuance and Director on the Board of AMUNDI, Societe Generale Gestion, Wafa Gestion (Monoc), Structura, Amundi Japan Ltd, DNA, Radian, Amundi Finance, BFT Gestion, Nextstage SAS & Bawag PSK Invest.

Mr. Jashvant Raval

Independent Director

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Mr. Jashvant Raval

Independent Director

Mr. Jashvant Raval is a Practicing Chartered Accountant and is the Principal Partner of JCR & Co. since its inception in 1972. He has over 43 years of experience in statutory audit, internal audit, consultancy & investigation etc. Mr. Raval has extensive experience in statutory & internal audit of various companies including Banking / financial companies as well as advising for obtaining approval from RBI for Foreign Direct Investments, joint ventures and loans in foreign currency and rupee loans, Government of India’s approval for external commercial borrowings, long term finance from Financial institutions, divestments and obtaining required permissions (Overseas), investment companies abroad on tax laws and compliance in India (Overseas) etc. He has also handled fraud investigations in a co-operative bank, public company, investigation in a public interest litigation covering allegation of misappropriation of public issue money, investigation of a person notified by the Custodian under the Special Courts (TORTS) Act, 1992 etc. Mr. Raval is also a Director on the Board of JCR Consulting Private Limited.

 

Mr. Nicolas Simon

Deputy CEO

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Mr. Nicolas Simon

Deputy CEO

Nicolas Simon has been deputed from Amundi Group as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SBI Funds Management Private Limited w.e.f from November 1, 2015. Prior to joining SBI FM, Nicolas worked as CEO for Amundi Real Estate and CAAM Real Estate (2006 - 2015). Previously, he was associated with Henderson Global Investors as Head of Property, France (2003 - 2005) and with Generali Real Estate as CIO (1996 - 2002). He brings with him over 25 years of rich experience in Financial Services. He holds a post graduation in Law from Paris Pantheon-Assas University and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Toulouse Business School.

Mr. Om Prakash Gahrotra

Independent Director

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Mr. Om Prakash Gahrotra

Independent Director

Mr. Om Prakash Gahrotra has rich experience of over 35 years in various areas. viz. administration & finance sectors. He belongs to the 1969 batch of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Maharashtra Cadre and retired as Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra As an Additional Chef Secretary, Finance he has responsible for the overall budgeting, planning and fiscal management of the State Of Maharashtra and during his tenure, the Government Presented Revenue Surplus budgets for the years of 2005-06 & 2006-07 (after a break of 13 years) which helped in rising the CRISIL rating of the Govt. of Maharashtra to 'Investment Grade'. Some of his key positions are Sales Tax Commissioner, Chief Secretary & Managing Director Maharashtra State Textile Corporation ad MD of Maharashtra State Co-operative Cotton Growers Marketing Federation Limited. As a Senior Executive Director of SEBI his responsibilities included regulating Primary Market, Foreign Institutional Investors, Corporate takeovers, Overseas Coordination and interaction with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to ensure that the regulations and guidelines framed by SEBI are in line with international standards. He also handled the functioning of Secondary Markets in India including all Stock Exchanges. During this period, he was responsible for the introduction of Demat and the Derivative trading in the Indian capital market. Presently, Mr. Gahrotra is on the Board of various Companies, viz, Kalpataru Limited, Synergy Li Power Resources India Pvt. Ltd, Uttam Galva Steels Ltd, Intarvo Technologies Ltd, Banyan Tree Bank, Mauritius & Onang Management Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Prafulla Agnihotri

Independent Director

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Dr. Prafulla Agnihotri

Independent Director

Dr. Prafulla Agnihotri holds a Master’s Degree in Management Studies (M.M.S.) in Marketing and Ph.D. in International Marketing Strategy and also holds a post-graduate diploma in Training and Development. He has a very rich experience in the Industry in sales, marketing and training as a professional corporate trainer and conducted numerous corporate training programmes like Management Development Programmes. He also has rich experience in Academics as professor, he teaches topics like Marketing Management, International Marketing, Services Marketing and Strategic Brand Management. He is the Founder Director & Professor of Marketing & Strategy at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli. Before taking over the current post, he was a Professor of Marketing & Strategy at IIM Calcutta since July 2006 to February 2011 (currently on special leave to set up IIM Tiruchirappalli). He has co-authored a book titled ‘Principles of Marketing’, with Philip Kotler, Northwestern University, USA; Gary Armstrong, University of North Carolina, USA and Ehsan Ul Haq, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan which has been published by Pearson Education (Prentice Hall). He was declared the Best Teacher in Marketing Management at 16th Business School Affair and Dewang Mehta Business School Awards in September 2008 and was awarded the Best Professor in Marketing award at the Asia's Best B-School Awards by CMO Asia on 23rd July, 2010 at Singapore. He was also awarded with the "Bharat Jyoti Award" for his exemplary services in the education sector by India International Friendship Society.

Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara

Associate Director

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Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara

Associate Director

Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara is the Managing Director (Global Banking & Subsidiaries) of State Bank of India. He holds a Board level position in the Bank supervising the businesses of Global Market, Corporate Banking and the businesses of non-banking subsidiaries of the Bank. The subsidiaries are engaged in diverse financial activities such as Asset Management, Life Insurance, General Insurance, Custodial Services, Primary Dealership, Investment Banking, Broking, Credit Cards, Pension Funds and Factoring services. He is entrusted with the role of supervision of 18 Regional Rural Banks (sponsored by SBI) having over 5,500 branches, with more than 55 million customers.

Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara, 58 is an Alumni of FMS (University of Delhi) and Delhi School of Economics. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). Mr. Khara joined SBI as Probationary Officer in 1984 and has over 35 years of experience in all facets of Commercial banking such as Retail Credit, SME/Corporate Credit, deposit mobilization, international banking operations, branch management, etc. During his tenure with State Bank of India, he held various positions including Chief General Manager – Bhopal, Network General Manager Chennai & has been posted to the Bank’s Chicago office.

Mr. Jean-Yves Glain

Associate Director

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Mr. Jean-Yves Glain

Associate Director

Mr. Jean-Yves Glain is the Head of the International Support and Marketing Intelligence Departments of Amundi, Paris and also responsible for joint venture supervision of Amundi. He has over 32 years of experience in the Finance industry. Mr. Glain has been associated with Amundi since 1995 and has worked in various capacities like Secretary General of the Support Department, heading the international development of the Amundi. Prior to joining Amundi, he was also associated with Cyril Finance Gestion (French asset manager) as Head of Sales from April 1991 to July 1995; BAFIP (French asset manager) as member of Institutional Sales team from Oct 1987 to March 1991 and with Bank of America, Paris from Feb 1985 to Sept 1987.

Mr. C. N. Ram

Independent Director

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Mr. C. N. Ram

Independent Director

Mr. C. N. Ram has done B.Tech (Electronics) from IIT, Madras & PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad. Presently, he is associated with Warburg Pincus India Private Ltd. as Senior Advisor since 2015.

He started his career in 1979 as a graduate trainee at Tata Steel in Jamshedpur and moved to Bank of America in Mumbai in 1982 managing IT and served as VP & Country Systems Manager till 1994. Mr. Ram joined HDFC Bank as Chief Information Officer and Head of Information Technology since July 1994 and was responsible for its IT activities as well as its subsidiaries. He supported the entire range of banking services from Retail Banking to International operations and managed a team of 350 IT professionals. He worked at HDFC Bank until June 2008. He also worked with Essar Ltd as Group President – CIO from 2010 to 2013.

Mr. Ram is the Co-Founder & Director of Rural Shores Business Services, a socially-oriented commercial company to help rural entrepreneurs set up BPOs in villages. He has served as a member of the Global Customer Advisory Board of NCR Corporation for their Self-Service business, the Asia-Pacific Technology Advisory Board of VISA International & the Customer Executive Advisory Board of Sun Microsystems. He was also a Member of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) IT Advisory Committee. He had served on committees constituted by the RBI to advise on Cheque Truncation, Technology for Financial Inclusion, setting up of a multi-bank telecommunications network etc. He has also served as an Advisor to the National Depositories Limited and the National Payments Corporation of India Limited. Most recently he was on the RBI’s Technology Committee for Mobile Banking and the Forward Markets Commissions’ Advisory Committee on Technology. He is also a member of the CIO Angel Network (CAN).

Mr. Ram is the first recipient of The Konrad Zuse Medal of Honour for Lifetime Achievement in Business Technology instituted by the CIO Association of India in 2013. He was conferred the CIO Masters Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by Biztech2.com & Network18 in 2013. He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award conferred by the CIO Leadership forum C-Change in 2015.

 

Mr. Navneet Munot

Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer

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Mr. Navneet Munot

Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer

Navneet Munot joined SBI Funds Management as Chief Investment Officer in December 2008. He has over 24 years of rich experience in Financial Markets. In his role, Navneet is responsible for overseeing investments worth over USD 40 billion across various asset classes in mutual fund and segregated accounts. In his previous assignment, he was the Executive Director & Head – multi –strategy boutique with Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Investment Management, he has worked as Chief Investment Officer – Fixed Income and Hybrid Funds at Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund and worked in various areas such as fixed income, equities and foreign exchange.

Navneet is on the board of Indian association of Investment Professional (India society of CFA charter holders with over 2000 members). His articles on matters related to financial markets have widely been published.

Navneet is a postgraduate in Accountancy and Business Statistics and a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is also a Charter Holder of the CFA Institute and CAIA Institute. He has also done FRM.

Mr. R Srinivasan

Head of Equity

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Mr. R Srinivasan

Head of Equity

R Srinivasan joined SBI Funds Management as a Senior Fund Manager in May 2009; he is now the Head of Equity and also directly manages a number of funds. He has an experience of more than 25 years in equities having worked with Future Capital Holding, Principal PNB, Oppenheimer & Co (later Blackstone), Indosuez WI Carr and Motilal Oswal, among others. Srinivasan is a post graduate in Commerce and has an MFM degree from the University of Mumbai.

Sohini Andani

Fund Manager

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Sohini Andani

Fund Manager

Sohini joined SBIFM as Head of Research in 2007 and was subsequently promoted as a portfolio manager in 2010. Prior to joining SBIFM, Sohini was a senior research analyst at ING Investment Management. Sohini has over.11 years of experience in research on the sell side. Her previous assignments were with leading broking outfits such as ASK Raymond James, LKP Shares and Securities, Advani Share Brokers and KR Choksey Shares and Securities. Sohini is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University and a Chartered Accountant from ICAI.

Mr. Richard D'Souza

Fund Manager

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Mr. Richard D'Souza

Fund Manager

Richard currently manages thematic funds at SBIMF. He joined SBIFM in 2010 as Fund Manager for the Retail PMS division. Richard had joined us from ASK Investment Managers where he was the portfolio manager for PMS schemes. Prior to joining ASK, Richard was a sell side analyst with various broking firms such as Antique Shares, Sunidhi Consulting and Alchemy Shares for 17 years. He started his career in 1992 as a research analyst at Ajit Vajani Share Brokers. Richard is a Science graduate from Mumbai University.

Mr. Dinesh Balachandran, CFA

Fund Manager

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Mr. Dinesh Balachandran, CFA

Fund Manager

Dinesh joined SBI FM in 2012 as a Senior Credit Analyst. He subsequently became Head of Research and is now an equity fund manager. Dinesh started his career with Fidelity in Boston USA in 2001 where as an analyst he covered Structured Finance, and local US fixed income market over 10 years. Dinesh holds a B.Tech degree from IIT, Mumbai and M.S degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA.

Mr. Anup Upadhyay, CFA

Head of Research

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Mr. Anup Upadhyay, CFA

Head of Research

Anup joined SBIFM in 2007 after completing Post-graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Lucknow. He was set on the learning path of equity market, as an Equity Analyst for the IT Services industry. He got an opportunity to cover Telecom, Media and some Capital Goods stocks also later. He is now contributing as the Head of Research and as the Fund Manager for Equity Opportunities Fund and SBI IT Fund. He worked as a programmer for Tata Consultancy Services for a year after graduating from IIT Kharagpur in 2004. He is also a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA, like most analysts in the team.

Ms. Nidhi Chawla

Analyst & Fund Manager

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Ms. Nidhi Chawla

Analyst & Fund Manager

Nidhi joined SBIFM in 2007. Nidhi has completed Bachelor in Business Studies from CBS, Delhi University and holds a Masters’ Degree in Economics from University of Delhi. Nidhi is also a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA.

Mr. Saurabh Pant

Analyst & Fund Manager

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Mr. Saurabh Pant

Analyst & Fund Manager

Saurabh joined SBIFM in 2007 as Research Analyst. Saurabh is a Commerce graduate and holds Masters Degree in Business Economics from University of Delhi.

Mr. Tanmaya Desai

Analyst & Fund Manager

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Mr. Tanmaya Desai

Analyst & Fund Manager

Tanmaya joined SBIFM in 2008. Tanmaya is an Engineering Graduate with specialization in electronics and holds a Master Degree in Finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. He is also a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA. Prior to pursuing his Masters, Tanmaya was a Software Engineer at Patni Computer Systems for a year and a lecturer in Electronics Department at D J Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai for two years.

Mr. Ruchit Mehta

Analyst & Fund Manager

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Mr. Ruchit Mehta

Analyst & Fund Manager

Ruchit joined SBIFM in 2010. Ruchit joined us from HSBC Asset Management where he was an analyst and assistant fund manager for four years. Prior to HSBC, Ruchit was as a sell side analyst with leading broking firms like ASK Raymond James and Prabhudas Liladhar for two years. Ruchit is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University and holds Master’s Degree in finance from Lancaster University, UK. He is also a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA.

MR. SHASHANK TULSYAN, CFA

Analyst & Fund Manager

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MR. SHASHANK TULSYAN, CFA

Analyst & Fund Manager

Shashank joined SBIFM in 2008. Shashank had joined us from Citicorp Financial where he worked as an analyst for over a year. Shashank holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from Mumbai University and is a CFA charter holder.

Sukanya Ghosh

Quantitative Analyst

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Sukanya Ghosh

Quantitative Analyst

Sukanya Ghosh joined SBIFM in 2014. In 2015, she joined the Investment Team as quantitative analyst. Prior to joining SBIFM, she worked with Axis Asset Management Company Ltd, Fortis Investment Management (India) Pvt. Ltd and Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co. Ltd. Sukanya is Commerce graduate from Mumbai University and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and FRM charter holder from Global Association of Risk professionals, USA (GARP).

Mr. Rohit Shimpi, CFA

Fund Manager

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Mr. Rohit Shimpi, CFA

Fund Manager

Rohit has been with SBI Funds Management since 2006. He has been engaged with our International Fund Management since March 2011. Rohit has also been a member of our research team. Before joining SBI funds Management, he worked with Television Eighteen Group as a research analyst for the firm’s flagship financial news channel, CNBC TV18. Prior to that, he was an analyst with JP Morgan’s offshore research centre. Rohit started his career as a management trainee with HDFC Standard Life Insurance.

Rohit is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University and has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) with specialization in Finance from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies. He is also a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA.

Ms. Namrata Mittal

Economist

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Ms. Namrata Mittal

Economist

Namrata joined SBIFM as an Economist in 2014. Prior to this, she has worked as a consultant at Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, India in various capacities. She has also been associated with HSBC where she assisted in tracking South East Asian economies. Namrata holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and Bachelors Degree from Hansraj College, University of Delhi.

Mr. Raviprakash Sharma, CFA

Head of Equity Dealing & Fund Manager

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Mr. Raviprakash Sharma, CFA

Head of Equity Dealing & Fund Manager

Raviprakash joined SBIFM in 2011. He has over 17 years of experience in Indian capital markets, spanning across Equity & Fixed Income. Raviprakash had joined us from HDFC Asset Management where he was part of the portfolio management team for almost four years. Prior to that, he was a financial advisor at Citigroup Wealth Advisors, India. Raviprakash has also worked with Kotak Securities, a leading securities brokerage house in India, where he was a part of the Equity Dealing platform. He started his career in 1999 with Birla Sun Life Securities.

Raviprakash is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University and a Chartered Accountant from ICAI. He is also a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA.

Mr. Neeraj Kumar

Equity Dealer& Fund Manager

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Mr. Neeraj Kumar

Equity Dealer& Fund Manager

Neeraj joined SBIFM in 2006 as an Equity Dealer. Prior to joining SBIFM Neeraj was associated with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) for 10 years. He started his career as an assistant administration officer in finance and accounts department of LIC. Thereafter he worked as an equity analyst for five years and subsequently as a dealer for three years.

Neeraj is a Commerce graduate from Magadh University and Chartered Accountant from ICAI.

Mr. Rajeev Radhakrishnan, CFA

Head of Fixed Income & Fund Manager

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Mr. Rajeev Radhakrishnan, CFA

Head of Fixed Income & Fund Manager

Rajeev joined SBIFM as a fixed income portfolio manager in 2008. He currently heads the Fixed Income desk at the AMC. Prior to joining SBIFM, Rajeev was Co-Fund Manager for Fixed Income with UTI Asset Management for seven years.

Rajeev is an Engineering graduate and holds a Masters degree in finance from Mumbai University. He is also a charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA

Mr. Dinesh Ahuja

Fund Manager

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Mr. Dinesh Ahuja

Fund Manager

Dinesh Ahuja joined SBIFM in 2010. Prior to joining SBIFM, Dinesh was a fund manager with L&T Investment Management and Reliance Group for four years. Dinesh started his career in 1998 as a fixed income dealer on the sell side. Thereafter he worked in leading broking outfits for eight years before moving on the buy side in 2006.

Dinesh is a Commerce graduate and holds his Masters degree in Finance from Mumbai University.

Mr. R. Arun

Fund Manager

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Mr. R. Arun

Fund Manager

R Arun joined as a credit analyst at SBIFM in 2009 and subsequently became a fund manager for cash funds in April 2012. Prior to joining SBIFM, Arun was a credit analyst with ING Asset Management and Deutsche Bank for two years each. He started his career as a credit analyst with Crisil Ltd. in 2006.

Arun is a commerce graduate from Mumbai University and holds Masters in Finance degree from Mumbai Education Trust. He is also a FRM Charter holder of Global Association of Risk professionals (GARP)

Ms. Mansi Sajeja, CFA

Credit Analyst, Fund Manager

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Ms. Mansi Sajeja, CFA

Credit Analyst, Fund Manager

Mansi Sajeja joined SBIFM in 2009. Prior to joining SBIFM Mansi was a senior rating analyst at ICRA Limited (A Moody’s Investors Service Company) for over three years. Mansi holds bachelor’s degree in Financial & Investment analysis from Delhi University and has completed post graduation diploma in Business Management from MDI, Gurgaon. She is also a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA.

Mr. Lokesh Mallya, CFA

Credit Analyst

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Mr. Lokesh Mallya, CFA

Credit Analyst

Lokesh Mallya joined SBIFM in 2014. He brings along 9 years of experience in research in the Indian fixed income market and fund management. Prior to joining SBIFM, Mr. Mallya was working with Birla Sunlife Asset Management, Investment Team as fund manager for short term and ultra-short term funds. He is a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA and also a FRM charter holder of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Mr. Mohit Jain, CFA

Credit Analyst

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Mr. Mohit Jain, CFA

Credit Analyst

Mohit Jain joined SBIFM in 2015. Prior to joining SBIFM, Mohit was working as a Senior Research Analyst in CRISIL Limited. He is a graduate in Engineering from Sathyabama University and has completed CFA level III from the CFA Institute, USA.

Ms. Ranjana Gupta

Fixed Income Dealer & Fund Manager

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Ms. Ranjana Gupta

Fixed Income Dealer & Fund Manager

Ranjana Gupta joined SBIFM in 2008. Prior to joining SBIFM, Ranjana was heading the broking activities at 21st Century Shares and Securities for 12 years. She started her career as a dealer in 1995 with OTCEI (Over the Counter Exchange of India). Ranjana is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University.

Mr. Mahak Khabia,FRM,CFA

Dealer & Fund Manager

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Mr. Mahak Khabia,FRM,CFA

Dealer & Fund Manager

Mahak Khabia joined SBIFM in May 2014. Prior to joining SBIFM, Mahak was a Trader with STCI Primary Dealer. He has also worked with Edelweiss Capital Ltd and ICAP India Pvt Ltd.

Mahak is a commerce graduate from University of Mumbai and holds a post-graduation in management studies from N.L.Dalmia Institute, Mumbai. He is also a FRM charter holder of Global Association of Risk professionals (GARP) and a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA.

Mr. Ravi Ratanpal

Fund Manager, Fixed Income

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Mr. Ravi Ratanpal

Fund Manager, Fixed Income

Ravi has joined SBIFM as a Fund Manager – Fixed Income (PMS) in December 2016. Prior to joining SBIFM Ravi worked with JPMorgan for more than 12 years. In his last assignment, Ravi was the fixed income fund manager at JPMorgan Asset Management India. Ravi started his career with JPMorgan India in 2004 and initially worked in different roles, before he moved to JPMorgan Asset Management India in January 2007 as a Fixed Income Investment Analyst.

Ravi is a commerce graduate from Mumbai University and holds MBA (Finance) Degree from ICFAI University. He is also a FRM Charter holder of Global Association of Risk professionals (GARP)

Ms. Aparna Shanker

Fund Manager

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Ms. Aparna Shanker

Fund Manager

Aparna joined SBIFM in 2007. Prior to that Aparna was a research analyst with Sahara Asset Management and Birla Global Finance for four years. Aparna started her career in 1989 with UTI Asset Management. She had been associated with the investment and fund management team of UTI for over 11 years.

Aparna is a Science graduate and also a graduate in general law from Mumbai University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Finance and a post graduate diploma in Treasury & Forex Management from ICFAI University.

Mr. Ajit Dange, CFA

Fund Manager& Head of PMS (Domestic)

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Mr. Ajit Dange, CFA

Fund Manager& Head of PMS (Domestic)

Ajit is working as a Fund Manager & Head of Domestic PMS since July 2014. Ajit joined SBIFM as a research analyst in 2007 and was subsequently promoted as a fund manager in last quarter of 2010. Prior to joining SBIFM, Ajit was a sell side analyst with leading broking firms such as HDFC Securities and UTI securities for two years. Before that Ajit worked at SICOM Ltd. on various project finance assignments for eight years. Ajit is an engineering graduate with specialization in Metallurgy and holds Masters in Finance degree. He is also a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA.

Mr. Sanjeev Patkar

Portfolio Manager

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Mr. Sanjeev Patkar

Portfolio Manager

Sanjeev is the Fund Manager for AIF. Sanjeev joined SBIFM as Head of Research in 2011. He has been tracking the Indian equity markets for over 22 years. Sanjeev started his career as a Rating Analyst with Crisil in 1992. He has also been associated with the Portfolio Management Services of Kotak Securities and ENAM as a core member of their investment team. He has worked on the buy side with reputed asset management companies like GE Capital and Jardine Fleming for eight years. Sanjeev joined SBIFM from Almondz Global Securities where he was the Director–Research for two years. Prior to that, he was Director (Research) at Dolat Capital, a leading broking outfit. In these assignments he was instrumental in identifying multibagger ideas. Sanjeev also has a complementary experience in Corporate Strategy with Welspun Group of 2 years.

Sanjeev is an Engineering graduate with specialization in Electronics from Mumbai University and holds Masters degree in Management Studies (MMS – Marketing) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai.

Mr. Vishal Saraf, CFA

Analyst

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Mr. Vishal Saraf, CFA

Analyst

Vishal joined SBIFM in 2007. Prior to joining SBI FM, Vishal was an analyst with Motilal Oswal Securities for three years. Vishal is a Commerce graduate from Nagpur University and a Chartered Accountant from ICAI. He is also a Charter holder of the CFA Institute, USA.