Portfolio Management Services
As the Chief Executive Officer, Suresh Soni is responsible for the direction and leadership of the business and growth strategy.
Over 23 years of experience in Indian financial markets, holding senior positions across investments and general management.
Chartered Accountant, Cost & Works Accountant, Bachelor of Science
Sundaram is responsible for the entire equity platform, which includes both mutual funds and Portfolio Management Services.
Over 23 years of investment management experience in Indian equity investing on the buy side.
Mr. Wadhawan is the Chairman & Managing Director of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL). He assumed charge of DHFL in October 2000 and under his leadership, DHFL has transformed into a financial services group, retaining its core focus on enabling affordable home finance for the lower and middle income customer segment. With far sighted strategies, Mr. Wadhawan has led DHFL to become the 2nd largest private sector player in the home finance space in India. Currently, the group’s interest in BFSI sector is spread across life insurance, mutual fund, alternate investment fund, education loans apart from home and mortgage finance. Wadhawan Global Capital Private Limited is the core investment company and the holding company of the promoter entities’ interest in financial services sector of which Mr. Wadhawan is the Chairman.
Mr. Mahalingam is the Member - Group Management Council of Rajesh Wadhawan Group, which is the promoter group of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL). In his early days of career, he joined ITC, one of India’s largest FMCG companies, where he spent over 17 years managing Sales & Distribution, before moving to Brand and Strategy Management, finally culminating in heading ITC’s largest business zone. With the liberalization of the Indian Insurance Industry, he joined HDFC Life to head the Sales and Marketing function, where he was instrumental in the creation of one of the most recalled brand positioning in recent times –‘Sar uthake jiyo’–which propelled the Company to become one the top five life insurance companies. Thereafter, he served as MD and CEO of Tata AIA Life - a role he assumed in 2008 during testing times –also witnessed landmark growth with the Company tripling its assets under management under his leadership.
Mr. C.P. Philip is a former Executive Director (ED) of IDBI Bank Ltd., where he worked in various capacities for over 20 years. He has varied and wide experience in diverse areas of banking, including both developmental and commercial. As ED of IDBI Bank, he was responsible for the overall risk management & audit. He was actively involved in implementing a standardized approach to the Basel and II guidelines. He headed various functions viz., risk management and audit, corporate banking, retail banking, branch and centralised operations human resources and training, and administration. He has had immense exposure to term lending, working in various capacities. He has handled many projects in infrastructure, manufacturing and services sectors.
Mr. G. Parthasarathy was the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan from 1998 until retiring from service in 2000. He was also the High Commissioner of India in Australia from 1995 to 1998 and High Commissioner of India in Cyprus from 1990 to 1992 and Ambassador of India to Myanmar from 1992 to 1995.
He had served as the Information Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He was closely involved in financial planning related to specific projects both in Ministry of External Affairs and in Indian Diplomatic Missions abroad.
He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor in the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi; Member of the Executive Council of the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi and also Member of the Editorial Board of the Indian Defense Journal.
Mr. Vijay Ranchan is a former IAS Officer, currently working as a Management Consultant. He was the Additional. Chief Secretary in the Government. of Gujarat, handling policy framing and administration and held senior positions of Secretary, Principal Secretary, and Additional Chief Secretary in the Departments of Revenue, Industry, Labour, Health, etc.
Mr. Ranchan was a Public Representative Director on the governing board/council of management of Ahmedabad Stock Exchange (2004 – 2007). He was the Commissioner of Commercial Taxes of Gujarat State (1997 -1999) and dealt with taxation issues. As the Head of various Departments in the Gujarat government, he has extensively handled budgetary and financial matters. As the Secretary, Industries (1995) and Secretary - Energy and Petrochemicals (1999 -2001) in the Government of Gujarat, he dealt with the Asian Development Bank on the restructuring of the Public System and the Public Sector. As the Managing Director of the corporations like Gujarat Mineral Development (two terms), Gujarat State Textile Corporation (two terms), Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Mr. Ranchan had the responsibility to extensively deal with finance, especially the project finance. He also worked periodically as Jt. Managing Director (1975) of Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation. He also had the charge of Gujarat Municipal Finance Board, which assists in financing the infrastructure projects of municipalities. He has rendered consultancy advice to MCX on the market in agricultural produce and to NMCE(2009) on spot market in agricultural produce in Gujarat.
Mr. Ranchan has been Director on the board of more than twenty companies – both public sector and private sector.
He has been the Chairman or a member of numerous Audit Committees and he speaks about his experience in financial matters where the other members are usually bank's nominees or C.A.s. He was Member of Audit Committee of Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation, Gujarat Narmada Fertilizer Corporation, Gujarat Alkali & Chemicals, Mann Industries, Shah Pulp & Papers and Usher Agro and also Public Representative Director on Ahmedabad Stock Exchange .
Mr. Ranchan is currently an independent director on the boards of Usher Agro Limited, Shah Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd., Adani Power Ltd., Usher Eco Limited and EWYA Energy Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Baptist is the Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Chief Investment Officer ("CIO") of Pramerica International Investments (A business division of Pramerica Financial, USA), where he oversees the day-to-day business and investment management of Pramerica's asset management affiliates and joint ventures in Italy, China, Taiwan, Brazil and India.
Mr. Baptist was appointed to the position of CEO in June 2014 and has been the CIO since March 2006. From 2000 to 2006, he was the director of mutual funds and managed accounts for Pramerica Fixed Income, with responsibility for these products across all distribution channels globally. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer for asset management at Pramerica Financial, responsible for business administration.
He joined Pramerica Financial in 1986 and has 28 years of experience ranging from investment management and marketing to corporate finance and strategic planning.
Mr. Jan Van Den Berg is the President of the Asia Region (non-Japan) of the international insurance operation of Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI). As the President of Asia Region (non Japan) Van Den Berg provides support and oversight to PFI’s insurance businesses in the Asia Region (non Japan). He joined PFI in 2011 from AXA, where he served as Chief Executive Officer, AXA Asia Pacific General Insurance, since 2007, and was responsible for insurance operations in 10 countries including China, India, Japan and South Korea. Between 2000 and 2007, Van Den Berg was Chief Executive Officer, AXA Netherlands, an operation that provided life, health and general insurance. Prior to joining AXA, Van Den Berg held a variety of positions at the ING Group in the Netherlands, including: Regional Director of an operation selling life, health and general insurance; Program Manager Restructuring, charged with coordinating a large-scale merger of ING’s life and general insurance companies; and Director, Individual Life Division, where he oversaw development of an award-winning universal life insurance product.
Mr. Dubey has about 37 years of wide and varied experience in various areas of banking. The last position he held was Chairman & managing Director of Canara Bank, prior to which he was the Executive Director at Central Bank of India, managing the affairs of the bank. Mr. Dubey has achieved many awards in Banking and HR fraternity.
PFI of the United States of America is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom .
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