Mr. V.P. Nandakumar is a post graduate in science with additional qualifications in Banking & Foreign Trade. Immediately after completion of his education, he joined the erstwhile Nedungadi Bank Limited.
In 1986, he resigned from the Bank to take over the family business, upon the demise of his father, V.C. Padmanabhan. In 1992, he promoted Manappuram Finance Ltd, and has been a director of the company since then. Shri. Nandakumar is a Managing Committee member of leading trade and industry associations such as ASSOCHAM and FICCI. He is also the Chairman of the Kerala state council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
He holds a Masters degree in Political Science & International Relations from Delhi University and cleared the Indian Administrative Service in 1980.
He has 30 years of experience in General Administration, 7 years in Industrial Development and 10 year experience in Tourism Development
Presently he is holding the position of Managing Director in INKEL Ltd and Chairman & Managing Director of M/s. Kerala High Speed Rail Corporation Limited.
He holds a Master's degree. Formerly Managing Director of State Bank of Travancore and President/CEO of State Bank of India (Canada).
He served the State Bank of India group for 38 years in India and Canada in various capacities.
He represented SBI, as a nominee in the Board of Credit Information Bureau of India. Presently President of MobME Wireless Solutions Ltd and Honorary Advisor to Alpha Palliative Care.
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, M.S. - Operations Research and Ph.D. in Operations Research and Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA.
He also has honorary Ph.D. from California State University.
He has 40 years of expertise in Financial Services, Banking, Insurance, Investments and Advisory.
e is Managing General Partner of Granite Hill Capital Partners LLC, Private Equity Fund.
He was previously Chairman of the Board and CEO of Providian Financial Corporation and also served as President and COO of Capital Holding Dr. Mehta served as a Trustee of the California State University System.
He is founder and is on the Advisory Board of Shailesh J Mehta School of Management at IIT, Mumbai. He serves on the Board of Heritage Fund of IIT Alumni in USA.
He is the member of IIT Bombay Advisory Council and is the Chairman of the board of PANIIT USA alumni association.
A Chartered Account by qualification, Mr. Gautam Saigal is founder partner of Pachira Financial Services LLP.
He has over 22 years of experience in financial services of which over 16 years has been in private equity investment.
Till mid-2013, Gautam was the Managing Director of AA Indian Development Capital Advisors (Ashmore Alchemy India) a mid-market focused private equity fund.
Prior to this he was the vice president of AIG Global Investment Group (Asia) and, as Co-Head of India private equity investment practice, responsible for several private equity investments by various AIG sponsored funds in India. Earlier he worked in investment banking with SSKI Corporate finance and Stewart & Mackertich for over 6 years. Gautam has been a member of the Board of Directors and Board Committees in several companies including in financial services, telecom energy distribution, healthcare, IT services, consumer products, logistics, infrastructure etc.
Munish is a Senior Partner with Barings Private Equity Partners India since May 2007. He heads the investment practice in Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) and also serves as an Operating Partner. He has over 28 years of global experience in establishing and building businesses in the BFSI industry, having worked with Citigroup for 16 years as Managing Director across major markets (London, Europe, Singapore, Middle East, Africa, India). His roles ranged from global transaction services, risk management to asset-based finance, culminating as the Regional Head of SME and Retail mass markets for Asia Pacific. After his tenure at Citigroup in 2005, he joined a start-up bank in India called Yes Bank where as integral part of the management team and President of Business Banking, he was instrumental in building the mid-market business which aided the bank IPO. At present he serves as the Chairman of InfrasoftTech Limited, as a director on the board of RMZ Corp, Proactive Data Systems and Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA). He also serves as a member of the audit committee and remuneration and compensation committee of various portfolio companies. He is an elected member of the Executive Committee (EC) and Governance Committee of IVCA.
Munish holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with Honours from the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University, MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University and is also an alumnus of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB).
Mr. Jeevandas Narayan is a Graduate in Commerce from the University of Mysore.( Third rank at university level) and Joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1978.
He has More than 37 years of experience in the financial services industry across geographies and held various key assignments across various Circles of the Bank and at the Corporate Centre of the Bank at Mumbai.
He was the Member of the Indian Banks Association (IBA) during 2015/16 and ranked among the top 40 CEOs by the BT-PwC list of India’s Top 40 CEOs from the BFSI Sector 2015/16. His last assignment was with State Bank of Travancore as the Managing Director.