Mr. P. S. JAYAKUMAR
A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Mr. Jayakumar also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. In addition, he is a distinguished Chevening Gurukool Scholar from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Prior to his appointment as MD & CEO of Bank of Baroda, he was the Co-founder & CEO of Value Budget Housing (VBHC), a leader in housing for low and moderate income household since 2009. He was also the Co-founder & Non-Executive Promoter Director for Home First Finance Company, a housing finance institution regulated by the NHB that financed customers who weren’t able to get mortgage loans from banks.
Mr. Jayakumar has also worked with Citibank in India and Singapore, where he spent over 23 years. He has contributed to several innovations in retail banking in India. He was associated with the first asset securitisation in India in 1991 and the first multi-lingual biometric ATM for the financially excluded in 2006.
Mr. Jayakumar has held diverse assignments at Citibank, such as Treasurer - Consumer Bank, Business Development Head covering deposit and lending business, Managing Director for Citi Financial Ltd., Managing Director and Head of Citibank Consumer Loan for Asia Pacific Countries (covering Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Korea), Country Head - Citibank Consumer Business and Head of Balance Sheet Management - Asia Pacific. He also served as a Board Member in many of Citibank's subsidiaries in India.
In his spare time, Mr. Jayakumar likes to cycle, play squash and golf.
Mr. AJIT KUMAR RATH
Mr. Ajit Kumar Rath is currently serving as the Executive Director of Andhra Bank and has worked into various domains like Large Corporate Credit, Accounts, Credit Monitoring, Priority Sector, Recovery Management, Human Resources, Information Technology and Marketing.
Under his leadership, Andhra Bank has won several prestigious awards like IDRBT Banking and Technology Excellence Award (2015-16 & 16-17), Infosec Maestros Award 2016, National Payments Excellence Award 2015, and Infosys Finacle Client Innovation Award 2015 to name a few.
Prior to this, he has served as the General Manager and Chief Information Officer of Union Bank of India. During his tenure with the Bank, he was instrumental in transforming it into an IT savvy Bank due to which the bank received several IT awards from IBA, IDRBT, NPCI and other esteemed organizations.
He has served as the Director on the Board of Swift India Domestic Services Pvt. Ltd., on behalf of Union Bank of India and has been a member of Technical Advisory Committee of NPCI, Swift India and Star Union Daichi Insurance Company. He has also been a part of the Sub-group of Technology, Digital and Financial Inclusion to devise the action points to be implemented by the Banks in the Gyan Sangam.
He has been the key member of Steering Committee of FINTECH organized by IBA in collaboration with FICCI and NASSCOM and has attended trainings organized by Reserve Bank of India, National Institute of Bank Management and other worldwide trainings.
Mr. SIMON BURKE
A senior professional in the insurance sector, Simon brings to the group over 20 years of experience.
Mr. Burke graduated from Imperial College, London with a BSc in Chemistry and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and served on the institute’s Pension and Tax Committees.
Later, Mr. Burke took on the role of Group Tax Director at Standard Life. During this time he led part of Standard Life’s demutualisation with the responsibility for a team of around 50 actuaries, accountants and lawyers.
Subsequently, at Legal and General, Simon led the tax function and won several industry awards. He is a member of L&G’s Shareholder Funds Investment Committee, which manages the group’s surplus capital, and a director of Legal & General Finance Plc.
Currently, Simon is the Group Commercial Director of Legal and General, London. In his spare time, he enjoys running, cycling, skiing, sailing, and supports Arsenal FC.
Mr. ERIC TUCKER
Mr. Tucker is a graduate in Commerce and a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He has over three decades of experience in Banking and Finance with specialization in Credit and Forex Operations in India and overseas.
Mr. Tucker joined Bank of Baroda in 1979. He has served in various capacities, such as Branch Head, Regional Manager and Zonal Manager, besides a stint with the Bank’s subsidiary in Uganda. He also set up the Bahrain (AG) territory during his time as Chief Executive of Bahrain Operations.
He is presently serving as the General Manager - International Operations at the corporate office of Bank Of Baroda in Mumbai.
Mr. KRISHNAMURTHY V VARANASI
Mr. Varanasi, General Manager- Andhra Bank, is a seasoned banker with in depth knowledge of IT domain in relation to Banking and Finance.
After joining Andhra Bank as a clerk in 1979, Mr. Varanasi grew to the position of General Manager with all-round experience in various capacities. Aligning his mettle with modern times, he chose Information Technology and got involved in changeover of the Bank’s various technological platforms in tune with the changing times.
Before joining as a General Manager at Head Office, he was heading Tirupati Zone of the Bank covering two important districts of Andhra Pradesh i.e., Chittoor and Kadapa. Currently, he takes care of various departments viz. Corporate Planning, Credit Monitoring, Marketing and Corporate Communications.
He believes that Technology in Financial World is the apparel for Basic Accounting Structure which not only eases the mundane operations but also provides actionable Management Information System.
Mr. KRISHNA ANGARA
Mr. Angara has been an Advisor (Communications, Media and Technology) at Accenture India Pvt. Ltd. He is also appointed as a Senior Advisor with the advisory arm of KPMG, Mumbai w.e.f. October 16, 2017. Prior to this he was the Director of Operations at Vodafone India Services Pvt. Ltd. and Vodafone Essar Ltd. There he managed the overall business, including product development, marketing initiatives, customer relations, network development, human resources, forecasting and financial profitability.
In the past, he has served as the President & CEO of BPL Mobile Limited and RPG Ricoh Limited. Mr. Angara specializes in launching new businesses with focus on driving financial and operational success, product and marketing innovations, expense management and customer satisfaction.
Mr. ABHIJIT SEN
Mr. Abhijit Sen has a Tech Hons from the Indian Institute of Technology and is a major in Finance and Information Systems from the Indian Institute of Management.
After retiring from Citi India as a Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Sen was associated with General Atlantic India from March 1, 2015 to August 04, 2017 as an External Advisor. He is also associated with E&Y from August 3, 2015, as a part-time Senior Advisor, to provide broad strategic support for their activities in the Banking and Financial Services Sectors.
Mr. Sen was responsible for the Finance function in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for the entire Citi franchise encompassing the Bank and several other legal entities, covering controllership, Corporate Treasury, Financial Planning, Product Control and Tax. He was a member of all Policy level Committees and had a significant ongoing involvement in various areas of Management of the franchise with special emphasis on Business planning/Strategy, regulatory reporting aspects, financial planning and policies, ALCO and liquidity planning and corporate governance / legal entity management. He was also, responsible for interface with external rating agencies, banks and investors to broad-base funding of non-bank vehicles. He played a significant role in advocacy with regulators on key issues in the banking landscape.
Mr. Sen has a B.Tech (Hons) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Post-graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management with Majors in Finance & Information Systems.
Mr. ALOK VAJPEYI
Mr. Vajpeyi, a Chartered Accountant from Ernst & Whinney-London, currently acts as an External Adviser to DIT (UK Government) in India on FinTech. He is also the Chairman of AV Advisory and Director of Digital Gold India, a JV between Invent Capital and the World Gold Council.
In 2005, Mr. Vajpeyi founded Dawnay Day AV as a leading wide ranging financial services player in India, and was the company’s Vice Chairman. He successfully sold the business in 2009, with rigorous non-compete clauses into 2010.
In his long spanning career, Mr. Vajpeyi has worked closely with regulators to introduce and implement best practices in the Mutual Fund industry and has held responsible positions such as Member of the Securities Markets Infrastructure Leveraging Expert Task Force, at Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Director on the Board of AMFI. He has worked with SEBI, stock exchanges, and industry bodies across various capital market issues.
Since 2012, Mr. Vajpeyi continues to be a serial entrepreneur and venture investor involved as an Investor, Advisor and Board Director across a diverse set of companies.
Mr. ARUN CHOGLE
Mr. Chogle, a veteran FMCG Professional with a strong customer and marketing orientation, runs his own Brand Advisory and Strategic Consulting Practice in the consumer & Retail space with clients across SMEs, large Indian companies and MNCs.
Prior to his consulting practice, he had a varied and successful marketing career internationally and in India, spanning over 30 years. He has worked in senior leadership positions in general management and consumer marketing with two of the finest companies in their peer groups- Procter & Gamble and British American.
He is currently the advisor and management consultant specializing in Retail and Consumer Products Industry with clients like Nielsen and other organisations .
Ms. R. M. VISHAKHA
Managing Director and CEO
RM Vishakha, recognised for her result-oriented leadership approach towards challenging assignments including start-ups, restructuring and reorganisation, was previously associated with IndiaFirst Life as the Chief Business Officer. Vishakha has had a diverse career spanning over two decades with special focus on Bancassurance. Prior to IndiaFirst Life, she was with Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Limited as the Director of Sales and Marketing.
Vishakha’s constant endeavour is to maintain a critical balance of functional and company objectives, and to constructively manage employee, manager, distributor and shareholder expectations. Her ability to drive strategic growth through effective implementation has many achievements to its credit. She successfully developed bancassurance models within public & private sectors as well as foreign banks and brought into being the first-ever retail bancassurance model. Her wide-ranging experience also comprises building and developing Group Insurance business.
Recognising the achievements through her three-decade long journey in the Indian insurance domain, ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) honoured RM Vishakha with the Individual Achievement Award. She was also the recipient of the CA Business Leader – Woman Award from ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), an eminent Indian statutory body. She was also among the distinguished finalists at the recent 15th Asia Business Leaders Award 2016 and for the 12th edition of the India Business Leaders Award 2017, acknowledging her amongst the remarkable business leaders in Asia and India, respectively. More recently, Vishakha made it as the 38th Most Powerful Woman in Business – a recognition bestowed by the prestigious Fortune Magazine.She was on the prestigious Forbes India W-Power Trailblazer list 2018 that honors women entrepreneurs and business professionals who’ve had significant achievements across diverse sectors
Vishakha is a commerce graduate and a Chartered Accountant. She is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Systems