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Our Team

Board of directors

Gen. V. P. Malik (Retd.)

GENERAL VED PRAKASH MALIK (RETD.)

M. Sc. (Defense Studies), Madras University

General Ved Prakash Malik (Retd.) has worked in the Indian Army as Chief of the Army Staff from October 1, 1997 to September 30, 2000. He had dual responsibility of being an advisor to the Government as well as commander of 1.2 million strong Indian Army to fulfil its national role and assigned missions. During the service at Indian Army, General Malik was bestowed with prestigious awards like Ati Vishishta Seva Medal (1986) and Param Vishita Seva Medal (1996). He has also received ‘Excellence in Leadership Award’ by Atur Foundation, ‘Pride of Nation Award’ by Doon Citizens Council and ‘Distinguished Fellowship’ by the Institute of Directors, New Delhi (1999). Since 2003, General Malik is also serving as an Independent Director/ Advisor of some of the other well-known multinational companies.

Mr. Ashvin Parekh

Mr. Ashvin Parekh

(B.Com (Hons), FCA, AICWA, ACS, Exec MBA- INSEAD)

Mr. Ashvin Parekh, aged 67 years is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has set up the advisory service company – Ashvin Parekh Advisory Services LLP (APAS) in the areas of providing services to the Boards and the management of the financial services sector companies, in June 2013. Mr. Parekh retired as a Senior Partner from Ernst & Young in June 2013 and was with EY for 8 years. Earlier Mr. Parekh was the Executive Director of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. from July 2002 till June 2005. Mr. Parekh has also held senior positions in Arthur Anderson, Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG India, KPMG UK, KPMG Dubai and Hindustan Lever Ltd. Mr. Parekh has worked in the United Kingdom, Dubai, Australia, Germany and the US on Partner secondment programs for about 11 years outside of India. He is registered with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank as an expert in the financial services sector. He has worked on gamut of areas like business strategies, corporate planning, institutional strengthening and business transformation across industries including banking, insurance, pension and capital markets. He has been a member of several committees set up by the Ministry of Finance, RBI, IRDA and SEBI. He is also a member of industry bodies and associations namely CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM.

Ms. Ameeta Chatterjee

Ms. Ameeta Chatterjee

Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and B.Com (Hons) from Lady Sriram College for Women, Delhi University

c. Ms. Ameeta Chatterjee has over 18 years of corporate finance experience in developing, managing and executing infrastructure projects across sectors in India and UK. After starting her career with ICICI Limited in 1995, she moved to KPMG to set up their infrastructure related Corporate Finance team. During her 8 years with KPMG, she gained experience across various sectors including health, education, Public Private Partnerships etc. In 2010, she moved to corporate sector as GM- Investments & Acquisitions at Leighton India Contractors Pvt. Ltd where she worked on various joint venture projects & also oversaw the finance, tax and secretarial matters.

Since September 2011, she has been working as an independent consultant advising companies on strategic growth, India entry strategy etc. She is also a columnist with Times of India writing on working women issues & she also supports the cause of children’s healthcare through Ekam Foundation.

Mr. B. Sriram

Mr. B. Sriram

M.Sc Physics, St Stephen's College, Delhi University; B.Sc (Hons) Physics, St Stephen's College, Delhi University; AIMA Diploma in Management, All India Management Association, New Delhi; Diploma in International Law & Diplomacy, The Indian Academy of International Law & Diplomacy, New Delhi; Certificated Associate of the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (formerly known as The Indian Institute of Bankers), Mumbai.

Mr. B. Sriram has 37 years of experience in all areas of Banking and Finance.

Mr. B. Sriram has 37 years of experience in all areas of Banking and Finance. He joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in December 1981 and has held various key assignments within the Bank and the Group in Credit and Risk, Retail, Operations, IT, Treasury, Investment Banking and International Operations.

Experience Overview:

- Managing Director & CEO, IDBI Bank Ltd. from June 30, 2018 to September 29, 2018.
- Managing Director, State Bank of India from July 2014 to June 2018.
- iii. Managing Director, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur from March 2013 to July 2014.

Mr. Sundeep Sikka

Mr. Sundeep Sikka

MBA - Finance, Pune University

Mr. Sundeep Sikka is the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly known as Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) (NAM India). Sundeep has held both Vice-Chairman and Chairman positions of the industrial body AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India). Sundeep joined NAM India in 2003, holding various leadership positions before being elevated in 2009, when he became one of the youngest CEOs of India. Possessing rich experience in the financial services sector, Sundeep went on to lead NAM India towards tremendous growth of assets and to emerge as one of the most trusted mutual fund houses in India. NAM India has an AUM of INR 2.77 trillion, catering to nearly 9 mn investors and has presence across 290 locations in India along with Singapore, Mauritius and Dubai. Sundeep has grown the company to an all-round brand that thrice won ‘Aon Best Employer’ in the last four years and was certified ‘Great Place to Work’ in 2018. He has not only been responsible for the growth of the company but also forging a relationship with Nippon Life, acquisition of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (India), and listing NAM India on stock exchanges.

Sundeep is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He closely works with Regulatory Bodies i.e. RBI, SEBI and Ministry of Finance on matters related to asset management.

He has received several awards and recognitions such as:

  • The Economic Times – Asian Business Leader of the Year 2018
  • CEO of the Year (India) – Asia Asset Management Awards 2018
  • Recognized as one of India’s Top 25 Hottest Young Executives by the magazine ‘Business Today’
  • Part of Asia FM Power 50 list, as one of the most influential individuals across Asia ex Japan fund industry.

Sundeep Sikka – Represents (past as well as present) Asset Management Industry across:

  • Association of Mutual Funds in India – Held both Vice-Chairman and Chairman positions of industrial body AMFI.
  • Reserve Bank of India – Member of Technical Advisory Committee on Money, Foreign Exchange & Government Securities Markets
  • National Securities Depositary Limited – Member of Executive Committee
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
    - Member of Capital Markets Committee
    - Chair: Asset Management Sub-Group of FICCI’s Capital Markets Committee
    - Chair: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Mutual Fund Summit 2019-20
  • Speaker at various domestic and international forums and conferences.
MR. MINORU KIMURA

MR. MINORU KIMURA

B.A. in Laws, Kyoto University, Kyoto

Mr. Minoru Kimura currently serves as Managing Executive Officer, Head of Global Business at Nippon Life Insurance Company (Nippon). In his 32-year professional career with Nippon, Mr. Kimura has engaged in corporate planning for more than 10 years. Also, Mr. Kimura has worked for Nissay Asset Management Corporation in investment planning for 5 years from 2010 to 2015. Other than above, Mr. Kimura has also spent his professional career with Nippon Deutsche Asset Management Europe Limited and NLI Investments Europe Limited, where he carried the position of Chief Executive Officer for 4 years (2003 to 2007). He has engaged in Head of Asia Pacific at Nippon for 2 years (2018-2020) and Regional CEO for the Americas and Europe for 2 years (2020-2022).

MR. TOMOHIRO YAO

MR. TOMOHIRO YAO

LLB, Kyoto University and MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

b. Mr. Tomohiro Yao is Regional CEO for Asia Pacific and Head of India at Nippon Life Insurance Company. He is responsible for operations in the Asia Pacific.

c. Mr. Tomohiro Yao is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the life insurance industry. He has extensive knowledge of Planning & Research and Global Business Planning at Nippon Life, Japan. In 2011 he assumed charges as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Life Insurance Association, Japan for 2 years. Following which he was engaged in Nippon Life’s Global Business Planning, leading Nippon Life’s international M&A strategy. He was also responsible for driving Nippon Life’s overseas Insurance businesses including India, Mainland China as well as the United States of America.

MR. UPENDRA KUMAR SINHA

MR. UPENDRA KUMAR SINHA

Mr. Sinha, a 1976 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, during his 3 decades plus of experience has held several responsible government positions in India, including as Joint Secretary (Banking) and Joint Secretary (Capital Markets) in the Ministry of Finance; Chairman of the Working Group on Foreign Investment in India & Chairman of SEBI, to name a few. He has also been the Chairman & Managing Director of UTI Asset Management Company Limited and Chairman of the Association of Mutual Funds in India.He has actively contributed to the financial sector reforms in the country and is credited with starting the micro pension movement in India. Under his leadership, SEBI introduced significant developmental changes in the areas of FPIs, AIFs, REITs, InvITs and Corporate Governance

MR. HIROKI YAMAUCHI

MR. HIROKI YAMAUCHI

Mr. Hiroki Yamauchi (Associate Director) serves as General Manager, Global Asset Management Business Department at Nippon Life Insurance Company (NLI). In his over 20-year professional career with NLI, he has performed various roles, including corporate planning, marketing planning, and group annuity business. Also, he has worked for Nissay Asset Management in corporate / investment planning for 4 years. Besides the above, he has also spent his professional career with Nissay Deutsche Asset Management (Europe), where he held the position of Fund Manager for 3 years. In the most recent role, he has engaged in NLI’s Indian life insurance and asset management business as Head of Indian Business for 2 years (2020-2022).

Debt Fund Managers​

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Mr. Amit Tripathi

Mr. Amit Tripathi

CIO - Fixed Income

Amit has more than 20 years of experience in Financial Services. He has been with NIMF for around 14 years and in that time, he has evolved into a stellar portfolio manager, combining experience across the yield curve, with robust credit evaluation skills.

Amit has been an integral part of NIMF's journey to become one of the largest and most respected fund houses in the country. He has successfully managed various fixed income and hybrid funds which have been recognized for superior performance both nationally and internationally. In his current role as CIO-Fixed Income, he leads a team of 20 highly motivated and experienced fixed income professionals.

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Ms. Anju Chhajer

Ms. Anju Chhajer

Senior Fund Manager

Anju Chhajer is a Debt Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) . She is a Chartered Accountant and had graduated in Commerce from Shib Nath Shastri College, Kolkata. She has over 16 years of experience in financial services. She joined Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) Company as a Fund Manager in 2007. Her earlier stint was from 1997 to 2007 with National Insurance Co. Ltd (Investment Department) where she used to manage the debt investment portfolio of the company.

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Mr. SIDDHARTH DEB

MR. Siddhart Deb

Fund manager - Fixed Income

a. Siddharth has over 10 years' experience in the financial services industry, with nearly 8 years' experience in the Asset Management Industry. In Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited). Prior to NAM India, Siddharth was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management India where he was managing the fixed income funds and with the treasury at Fullerton India Credit Company Ltd.

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Mr. Pranay Sinha

Mr. Pranay Sinha

Senior Fund Manager

Pranay Sinha is a Debt Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. He is an alumnus from IIT Kharagpur & IIM Calcutta. He comes with more than 15 years of experience in Fixed Income Investment Management across marquee organizations including ICICI Prudential AMC, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, BNP Paribas & ABSL MF. He comes with considerable experience managing different variety of funds from liquid plus to duration funds including funds which are the largest in size in its peer class and consistently providing upper quartile performance most of the time.

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Mr. Vivek Sharma

Mr. Vivek Sharma

Fund Manager

Vivek Sharma, Fund Manager Fixed Income has total 9 years experience with Nippon India Mutual Fund Assisting in actively managing the duration and asset-allocation of various debt portfolios such as Income Fund, Gilt Fund, Dynamic Bond Fund, Ultra Short Term Fund, FMPs, Credit Fund, Liquid Fund & Liquid Plus Funds. Vivek Sharma joined NAM India in 2006 as Management Trainee & has been working with Fixed Income Team since 2007.

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Mr. Sushil Budhia

Mr. Sushil Budhia

Senior Fund Manager

Sushil Budhia has total experience of 18 years in Fixed Income Markets across various products like Structured Finance, Credits and Mortgages etc. He is a Chartered Accountant and joined Nippon India Mutual Fund as Debt Fund Manager. Before his association with Nippon India Mutual Fund, Sushil worked at YES Bank as Senior President, in his 13 year tenor with Bank, he played a pivotal role in setting up the Debt Capital Market business and consummated many marquee deals in the Market. Prior to that he has worked as Bond dealer at Axis Bank and UTI Mutual Fund.

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Equity Fund Managers​

Mr. Sailesh Raj Bhan

Mr. Sailesh Raj Bhan

​ CIO-Equity Investments

Sailesh Raj Bhan is CIO - Equity Investments at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He has over 27 years of experience in Indian Equity Markets with over 19years at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. An MBA in Finance and CFA by qualification, he has been managing multiple flagship funds namely, Nippon India Large Cap Fund, Nippon India Multi Cap Fund& Nippon India Pharma Fund for over 15 years.

Sailesh also manages the Largest Pharma Sector Fund in India since its inception 15 years back in May 2004, in addition to managing Nippon India Consumption Fund – a broad based Consumption Thematic product since 2004. He also advises on international mandates for some strategies for the last 5 years.

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Mr. Rupesh Patel

Mr. Rupesh Patel

Senior Fund Manager

Rupesh Patel has joined as a Senior Fund Manager in Investment Equity team at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. He comes with over 23 years of experience across listed Equity Investments, Pvt Equity RE investments, Credit Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Infrastructure projects. Prior to joining us, he was working with Tata Asset Management Limited since 2008, where he was managing some of their flagship funds like Midcap Growth, Large Cap, Tax Savings, Focused Equity Fund and Infrastructure Funds. Rupesh is a Civil Engineering graduate and an MBA in Finance from Sardar Patel University.

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Mr. Samir Rachh

Mr. Samir Rachh

​Fund Manager – Equity Investments

Samir Rachh is a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University. He has total experience of over 31 years. He has been associated with Nippon Life India Asset Management since 2007 as an Analyst and then as a Fund Manager for over 15 years. He specializes in Mid Cap/Small Cap stocks.

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Mr. Amar Kalkundrikar

Mr. Amar Kalkundrikar

Fund Manager – Equity

Amar Kalkundrikar brings with him over 20 years of experience in Investment Research and Portfolio Management. He joins us from HDFC Asset Management Company Limited, where he has handled multiple roles in Investment-Equity function, such as Portfolio Management for PMS business & performing Equity research in various sectors such as Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretionary, Retail, Construction Materials. Amar has completed his B.com from Pune University & MBA from Columbia Business School & London Business School. He is a Chartered Accountant and CFA Charter holder, from the CFA Society, US.

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Mr. Sanjay Doshi

Mr. Sanjay Doshi

​Fund Manager

Sanjay Doshi has over 18 years of experience in Equity Research and Fund Management. Prior to joining Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited in 2011, he has worked with Macquarie Securities and JP Morgan. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, has done MBA with specialization in Finance from Mumbai and is a CFA Charter holder.

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Ms. Meenakshi Dawar

Ms. Meenakshi Dawar

​Fund Manager

Meenakshi Dawar has over 13 years of experience in Fund Management and Equity Research. Prior to joining Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited, she was managing Large Cap and Hybrids funds at IDFC mutual fund. She was also instrumental in launch of various new products at IDFC. She has worked with ICICI Securities as Equity Research Analyst covering Indian Markets. She has a done her Post graduation in Management from Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad and B.Tech from IGIT-Delhi.

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Mr. Ashutosh Bhargava

Mr. Ashutosh Bhargava

​Fund Manager & Head-Equity Research

Ashutosh Bhargava is Head- Equity Research and Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. He has over 26 years of work experience and over 17 years in Investment Research. He is working with Nippon India for over 15 years now. Prior to that, he has worked as an analyst for over 2 years at JP Morgan in their Global Economics Team based out of Mumbai. He specializes in Macro and Rule-based Investment Strategies. Ashutosh has done MBA in Finance from NMIMS, Mumbai.

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Mr. Vinay Sharma

Mr. Vinay Sharma

​Equity Fund Manager

Vinay Sharma is Equity Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. Vinay is an Architecture graduate from MNIT Jaipur and did his Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management from IIM Calcutta. He has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, conferred by CFA Institute, USA. Vinay has a total experience of over 18 years. Before his association with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited, Vinay worked as a Fund Manager at ICICI Prudential Management for several years managing both diversified and thematic funds. Prior to that, he has been an Equity Research Analyst at AIG Global Asset Management and JP Morgan India. Vinay has been instrumental in many NFO launches and product initiatives in his previous stints and has attended several Global Investment conferences and seminars.

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Mr. Anand Gupta

Mr. Anand Gupta

​Vice President - Dealing & Fund Manager

Anand Gupta is an Equity Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited and is also responsible for the Equity Trading Desk. He has over 29 years of total experience and been with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited since March 2008. His previous stints include ICICI Prudential AMC as Vice President - Dealings Equity & Derivatives and MF Global Ltd as AVP - Sales Trading for Mutual Funds and domestic institutions. Anand has completed his MBA degree in Finance from ITM- Mumbai.

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Mr. Dhrumil Shah

Mr. Dhrumil Shah

​Co-Fund Manager

Dhrumil Shah is Fund Manager- Equity Investments at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. Dhrumil has over 16 years of experience in Equity Research and Fund Management. Prior to Joining NIMF, he was managing Mid Cap funds as well as Large Cap Funds at Birla Sun Life Insurance. Prior to Birla Sun Life, he was associated with ASK Investment Managers as Portfolio Manager. Dhrumil is a graduate from Mumbai University and a Chartered Accountant.

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Ms. Kinjal Desai

Ms. Kinjal Desai

​Fund Manager - Overseas Investment

Kinjal Desai is Fund Manager - Overseas Investments at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. Kinjal has obtained her Masters in Economics from Warwick University, UK. She has a total experience of over 10 years at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited, where she started her career as an Associate.

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Mr. Aishwarya Agarwal

Mr. Aishwarya Agarwal

Senior Research Analyst & Fund Manager

Aishwarya Deepak Agarwal is a Senior Research Analyst & Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. He is a certified Chartered Accountant and CFA Charter holder from CFA Institute, US. He has a total experience of over 22 years out of which he has spent over 8 years with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited.

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Mr. Bhavik Dave

Mr. Bhavik Dave

Co-Fund Manager & Research Analyst

Bhavik Dave has over 10 years of experience in Equity Research. He is Research Analyst & Co-Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. Prior to this, he was working with Motilal Oswal Securities Limited - Institutional Equities. Bhavik Dave joined Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited in 2014 as a Research Associate. He is currently co-handling Nippon India Banking Fund. He has done his graduation in Finance, followed it up with Post Graduate Diploma & Management, Capital markets (PGDM) from Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai.

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Mr. Vikram Dhawan

Mr. Vikram Dhawan

​Fund Manager - Commodities

Vikram Dhawan is Fund Manager - Commodities at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. Vikram has over 28 years of experience in Commodities, Fund Management, Enterprise Risk Management and Investing in Corporate and Banking sectors in India and Overseas. Prior joining us, he was associated with Reliance AIF Management Ltd, and Reliance Capital. He was also managing the Risk Portfolio with Gold Matrix Pte, Singapore. Vikram is B. E -Mechanical from Nagpur University and has a P G Diploma in Materials Management.

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ETF Fund Managers

Mr. Himanshu Mange

Mr. Himanshu Mange

Exchange Traded Fund Manager

Himanshu Mange is Exchange Traded Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund and is also responsible for ETF dealing desk. He is a commerce graduate from Mumbai University and a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has over 4 years of experience in Life Insurance and asset management industry. His previous stint was at TATA AIA Life Insurance Co. Ltd.

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​Functional Leadership Team​

Mr. Saugata Chatterjee

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mr. Saugata Chatterjee

​Chief Business Officer- Sales & Distribution

Saugata Chatterjee is Chief Business Officer - Sales & Distribution​ at NAM India. Saugata has also successfully built the SME and HNI segment. Under his different roles and leadership responsibilities over the last 5 years, the distribution team has come a long way with increased focus on opportunities, strategic approach and sharper execution. He was​ with Reliance General Insurance where he was instrumental in setting up the business channels and headed the channel sales during the period 2005 to 2009.

Prior to joining us, he was with the Reliance Group, Saugata was associated with ICICI Bank Ltd, Mumbai where he worked as Product Head ( Bancassurance – General Insurance – Retail and Corporate).

Mr. Milind Nesarikar​​

Mr. Milind Nesarikar​​

Chief Officer – Operations & Customer Service

Mr. Milind Nesarikar has over 25 years of experience spanning various industries, organizations & geographies. He has worked in Sales, Operations, Digital Initiatives & Assurance. He has worked in the asset management business, both in the domestic & on the overseas front. In the past, he has worked with Praj Finance Limited, Thermax & Reliance Capital Limited.

Mr. Muneesh Sud​​

Mr. Muneesh Sud​​

​Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Graduated in Commerce from Delhi University, ACWA, ACS and LLB

a. Graduated in Commerce from Delhi University, ACWA, ACS and LLBMr. Muneesh Sud joined Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) in 2008 as Head of Legal & Secretarial.He has over 19 years of rich and diversified corporate experience across various sectors such as Financial Services, Capital Markets, Real Estate & Hospitality, Telecom, IT & ITES, Oil & Gas, and Manufacturing. His professional expertise includes International & Domestic listings, Corporate restructurings, M & A Transactions, Cross-Border regulatory & taxation issues, Business start ups, setting up multi-jurisdictional & tax-efficient International Fund structures, Strategic Contract negotiations & Litigations, Compliance with Domestic & International laws, etc. to name a few.​

Mr. Prithwijit Mukherjee​​

Mr. Prithwijit Mukherjee​​

​Segment Head - Customer Service & Digital Operations

Prithwijit brings with him over 17 years of rich experience in Customer Services across telecom, financial services, BPO, and hotel industry. He has been with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) for almost a year. He was with Bharti Airtel where he was designated as GM. Prior to this he was Senior Manager for the International Banking Division at ICICI Bank. Prior to joining Nippon India, Prithwijit managed various key positions in Bharti Airtel Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd, Reliance info streams Pvt Ltd and The Taj Group of Hotels.

Mr. Rajesh Derhgawen

Mr. Rajesh Derhgawen

​Chief Human Resources Officer

Physics (Hons) graduate and a PGDM in Human Resources from XISS, Ranchi, Claritas Investment Certification awarded by the CFA Institute, USAHe strongly believes in the HR function being a key strategic link in any business which can add tremendous value through leveraging human capital. He has in-depth experience and proven capabilities in building, nurturing, engaging and retaining a top performing team in a very dynamic environment, and can help create an enabling culture for the business to grow. His areas of interest among others include Performance Management, Change Management, Organisational Development, Culture building and Employee Engagement and Leadership Development.

MR. Kaiyomurz Daver

MR. Kaiyomurz Daver

Chief Marketing Officer

Kaiyomurz Daver , brings with him over two decades of experience across BFSI , media and service sectors.He has worked with leading organisations like Kotak group , Bandhan asset management ( erstwhile IDFC MF ) ,Motilal Oswal , Business standard etc across brand , marketing and corporate communications functions.

At Nippon life asset management , Kaiyomurz is responsible for brand strategy and growth , media management and marketing communications

Mr. Arpanarhya Saha

Mr. Arpanarghya Saha

​Chief Digital Officer

Arpan Saha completed his MBA from the renowned FMS Delhi, University of Delhi and is an alumnus of the prestigious St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Calcutta. He has over 23 years of experience in business and marketing roles across diverse industries ranging from e-Commerce, BFSI to Retail. The last 17 years of his career have been specifically in Digital Business and Transformation mandates in Financial Services and e-Commerce start-ups.Arpan is responsible for all the aspects of Digital at NAM India and in driving its exponential growth. He is entrusted with building the Digital quotient for the organization and transforming NAM India into a Digital Leader in the Mutual Funds industry.

He is driving many initiatives to deliver best-in-class innovative digital practices & frictionless experience. His core lies in building new paperless channels for investor acquisition and engagement. He is also responsible for developing deeper integrations and stronger alliances with Digital distribution partners to drive greater penetration and Digital inclusion across real Bharat. He has pioneered and led the Digital function for organizations like Max Life Insurance and American Express Banking Corp. He has also worked in various capabilities with Citi Group and NIIT Limited. Prior to his current stint at NAM India, Arpan, was with Snapdeal and was heading their Go to Market Strategy and Digital Transformation.

Mr. Abhijit Shah​​

Mr. Abhijit Shah

Chief Technology Officer

Abhijit brings with him over 25 years of experience in various IT leadership roles at reputed organizations like DCB, Polaris Consulting and Services, Sears Holding and Wipro Technologies. He comes with great experience of having driven IT and digital strategies for large organizations as well as in consulting roles. His last assignment was for a startup- Growth source Financial Technologies where he was working as partner and Chief Technology Officer. Abhijit will be responsible for leading the IT function and will contribute significantly to our IT strategy, technical capabilities and future readiness. He brings a wealth of valuable expertise that will facilitate our ambitions of further extending our digital reach, connect and transformation and virtual pace-up capabilities for the future. Abhijit has completed his MBA from SIBM, Pune University and his B.E. Computers from VJTI, Mumbai.

Mr. Rishi Garg​​

Mr. Rishi Garg

Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Rishi Garg has joined Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited as Chief Risk Officer. He comes with over 25 years of experience across all facets of Risk Management, including Market Risk, Credit Risk, Enterprise Risk, Liquidity Risk, Operational Risk, Reputation Risk, and Environmental & Social Risk. Rishi has worked with eminent organizations like ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland, CRISIL, TATA Motors and Daiwa Capital Markets. He is an IIM Lucknow alumnus and B.E. from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology.

Mr. Parag Khetan​​

Mr. Parag Khetan

Head – Internal Audit

a. Parag is a Chartered Accountant and is the Head – Internal Audit. Parag brings with him 20 years of rich experience in the areas of Governance, Risk and Compliance, including Internal Audit, Internal Financial Controls, Enterprise Risk Management, etc. Along with CA, Parag is certified CIA, CISA, DISA and CPA. Prior to joining Nippon India, he has also worked with companies like RSM Astute Consulting, Deloitte, Genpact, ICICI Bank, Poeticgem, Ceat Tyres.

Mr. ARUN SUNDARESAN

Mr. ARUN SUNDARESAN

Head - ETF

a. Arun Sundaresan is Head- Product Management Group, at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. He has a total work experience around 20 years, all in the financial services Industry, with the last 19 years in Nippon India Mutual Fund. He has held various positions in the Sales & Distribution function and has had a stint at the corporate strategy function before taking up the Head- Product Management role. His current profile primarily involves developing and promoting investor-friendly mutual fund products and features. He has done his BE (Hons) Chemical from BITS, Pilani and followed it up with Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management (PGDEM) from T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal. He has also earned the right to use the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter from the CFA Institute, USA

​​Management Team​

Mr. Sundeep Sikka

Mr. Sundeep Sikka

MBA - Finance, Pune University

Mr. Sundeep Sikka is the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly known as Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) (NAM India). Sundeep has held both Vice-Chairman and Chairman positions of the industrial body AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India). Sundeep joined NAM India in 2003, holding various leadership positions before being elevated in 2009, when he became one of the youngest CEOs of India. Possessing rich experience in the financial services sector, Sundeep went on to lead NAM India towards tremendous growth of assets and to emerge as one of the most trusted mutual fund houses in India. NAM India has an AUM of INR 2.77 trillion, catering to nearly 9 mn investors and has presence across 290 locations in India along with Singapore, Mauritius and Dubai. Sundeep has grown the company to an all-round brand that thrice won ‘Aon Best Employer’ in the last four years and was certified ‘Great Place to Work’ in 2018. He has not only been responsible for the growth of the company but also forging a relationship with Nippon Life, acquisition of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (India), and listing NAM India on stock exchanges.

Sundeep is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He closely works with Regulatory Bodies i.e. RBI, SEBI and Ministry of Finance on matters related to asset management.

He has received several awards and recognitions such as:

  • The Economic Times – Asian Business Leader of the Year 2018
  • CEO of the Year (India) – Asia Asset Management Awards 2018
  • Recognized as one of India’s Top 25 Hottest Young Executives by the magazine ‘Business Today’
  • Part of Asia FM Power 50 list, as one of the most influential individuals across Asia ex Japan fund industry.

Sundeep Sikka – Represents (past as well as present) Asset Management Industry across:

  • Association of Mutual Funds in India – Held both Vice-Chairman and Chairman positions of industrial body AMFI.
  • Reserve Bank of India – Member of Technical Advisory Committee on Money, Foreign Exchange & Government Securities Markets
  • National Securities Depositary Limited – Member of Executive Committee
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
    - Member of Capital Markets Committee
    - Chair: Asset Management Sub-Group of FICCI’s Capital Markets Committee
    - Chair: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Mutual Fund Summit 2019-20
  • Speaker at various domestic and international forums and conferences.
Mr. SAILESH RAJ BHAN

​Mr. SAILESH RAJ BHAN

CIO - Equity Investments

a. Sailesh Raj Bhan is CIO - Equity Investments at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He has over 27 years of experience in Indian Equity Markets with over 19years at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. An MBA in Finance and CFA by qualification, he has been managing multiple flagship funds namely, Nippon India Large Cap Fund, Nippon India Multi Cap Fund& Nippon India Pharma Fund for over 15 years.

Mr. Amit Tripathi

Mr. Amit Tripathi

CIO – Fixed Income

Amit has more than 20 years of experience in Financial Services. He has been with NIMF for around 14 years and in that time, he has evolved into a stellar portfolio manager, combining experience across the yield curve, with robust credit evaluation skills.

Amit has been an integral part of NIMF's journey to become one of the largest and most respected fund houses in the country. He has successfully managed various fixed income and hybrid funds which have been recognized for superior performance both nationally and internationally. In his current role as CIO- Fixed Income, he leads a team of 20 highly motivated and experienced fixed income professionals. ​

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Mr.​ Sanjiv Gudal

Mr.​ Sanjiv Gudal

Head-Retail Business Development & Rural & Emerging Markets Group

Sanjiv heads the Retail Business Development & Rural & Emerging Markets Group ​nationally and is responsible for driving the Alternate Channel & Acquisition of IFA's. Earlier to this role, he was a Senior Zonal Head for west. Sanjiv is a commerce graduate who brings with him over 21 years of rich experience in financial sector. He possesses deep understanding of retail marketing, creating brand awareness and brand equity, developing and tapping of high net worth clients.

Sanjiv vision is to establish NAM India as a market leader in the PSU sector for selling non-banking products and creating a business pipeline for the MF vertical.

Sanjiv has managed various key positions in M.G. Brothers, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd, Fortis Financial Services Ltd (Ranbaxy Group) and LLOYDS Finance Ltd. Sanjiv had been instrumental in driving the business with his people focus and in-depth understanding of the complex business dynamics.

Mr. Brijesh ​Sharma

Mr. Brijesh ​Sharma​​

Senior Zonal Business Head – West 1 & West 2

Brijesh Sharma is a management graduate and is the Zonal Head - Distribution for North Zone which comprises of Delhi/NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Brijesh brings with him 20 years of rich experience of banking & financial services. He is been with Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management , first as – Regional Head of Punjab & Haryana then as the Regional Head of Punjab, Haryana & Rajasthan before taking mantle of North Zone.

Prior to joining Nippon India, Brijesh has managed various key positions with prestigious organizations like ICICI Bank for 8years and HDFC Bank for around 5years.

Mr. Akash Singh Rana

Mr. Akash Singh Rana

Senior Zonal Business Head – North

Akash Singh Rana is the Zonal Head Distribution for West 2 handling Gujarat, Rest of Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Akash is a Law Graduate and did his PG Diploma in Management, he brings with him over 23years of rich experience in Banking, Distribution and Mutual fund industry across North and West zones in various capacities. He is associated with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) since last 10 year and worked as Regional Head - Uttar Pradesh then as the Senior Regional Head - Gujarat and MPCG.

Prior to joining Nippon India Akash has managed various key positions with prestigious organizations like ICICI Bank Ltd for 8years plus and his last assignment was Regional Head - Branch Banking and Aditya Birla Sunlife for around 4years plus.

Mr. Ashok Nanjundaraj

​​​Mr. Ashok Nanjundaraj

Zonal Business Head South Zone

Ashok Nanjundaraj is a Management graduate and is the Zonal Business Head South Zone which comprises of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. Ashok brings with him 20 years of rich experience of Banking & Financial services and Telecom Industry. He has been with Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management since last 5 years, first as – Regional Head of Tamil Nadu, then as the Senior Regional Head of Tamil Nadu before taking over as Zonal Business Head of South Zone.

Prior to joining Nippon India, Ashok has managed various key positions with prestigious organizations like ICICI Bank for 5 and half years and Tata Teleservices for around 6 years.

Mr. Gurbir Chopra

​​Mr. Gurbir Chopra

Senior Zonal Business Head - East

Gurbir Chopra is a Senior Zonal Business Head for East at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He holds an MBA degree in Finance & Marketing and has graduated from Faculty of Management Studies, College of Materials Management, Jabalpur. He has more than 23 years of experience across NBFC and Banking Sector and has completed over 14 years with us.

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