About the Advisory Board

We have a fine blend of intellectual people from varied industries who have gained vast experience and exposure while working in the corporate world to guide and advise us on the quality of students which they look forward to in the industry.

The life is quite tough and challenging for students as their world remains bounded with theoretical knowledge taught during their graduation and post-graduation programs. However, corporates filter candidates not only on the basis of theoretical knowledge but those who display practical knowledge and application during the interview process. Being connected to various corporates, organizations, forums, we have realized that the practical insights of the theoretical subjects in the finance domain is the need of the hour to create an effective workforce.

Our Advisory Board encompasses the following renowned personalities:

Mr. Saif Khan (Senior Vice President, Country Business Head – Exclusive Banking IndusInd Bank)

Mr Saif Khan, a post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Symbiosis Pune, has over 15 years of work experience. He is a known name in Banking world having worked in varied profiles ranging from retail banking, business banking, wealth banking, trade services and product development in ICICI Bank moving up the ladder from middle management to senior management levels. In his present profile he is the Business Head for Exclusive Banking in IndusInd Bank.

Mr. Sanjay Kakra (Country Head-Risk & Control- Royal Bank of Scotland N.V)

Mr. Sanjay Kakra, while being a qualified Chartered Accountant is also a qualified Company Secretary & Grad CWA. With over 17 years work ex. in India & abroad (across Corporate & Banking sector) he has worked in Blue Chip Corporates & MNC Banks at senior positions in India & abroad. He has rich experience of working with Temasek Holding Group Company (one of the largest PE firms), Media Majors in India & in Oil & Gas Sector. Currently he heads India for Risk function covering Front Office Conduct, Governance & Control functions for RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) across Corporate Banking, Markets, Trade Services and oversight of Retail Banking. With his experience spanning over credit Risk function including Credit Portfolio Management across Asia Pacific countries, he has helped the Bank extend quality credits for all major conglomerates & large corporates in Asia. Recognized for his excellent performance by his organizations, he truly has contributed in helping the top management in steering the strategic growth & risk strategies for all organizations he has worked for.

Mr. Arvind Dutt (Executive Vice President, Regional Head- Business Banking – Yes Bank)

Mr. Arvind Dutt, a company secretary and a masters in finance control, has over 18 years of banking experience across varied verticals including retail, commercial and SME banking. His professional career kick started with Bank of Punjab and after giving his founding 7 years of his corporate journey he moved over as a regional head in ICICI bank. Currently designated as Executive Vice President, he is the regional business leader in SME banking for Yes bank in North region.

Mr. Aseem Sachdeva (Associate Director – Flipkart)

Mr Aseem Sachdeva is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 12 yrs work experience having worked with some of the best brands in India & abroad. He started off his early years of work experience with one of the reputed most consultancy firms A.F.Ferguson & Co before joining Coca Cola India. While in Coca Cola India, he gained huge international exposure whilst travelling at different locations abroad. He is presently designated as Associate Director in Flipkart where in his current profile he heads Business Finance function for Logistics. He possesses vast experience in Internal and SOX audit, Accounting and reporting, Commercial finance and Finance business partnering

Krishna Kumar (Vice President – IDBI Capital Markets Limited)

Mr. Krishna Kumar, a professionally qualified Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary of 2001 batch has over 15 years of post-qualification experience in dynamic profiles of Banking and capital markets including Project Financing, Restructuring, NPA Management. He started his journey with IDBI Bank and after serving 6 years in IDBI Bank he moved to SBI Capital. He is currently working with IDBI Capital after serving at senior management positions with SBI capital for 4 years. Presently designated as Vice President in IDBI, his profile includes Corporate Advisory & Syndication activities for reputed corporate clients.

Mr. Naveen Goyal (Associate Director – KPMG)

Mr. Naveen Goyal, a chartered accountant by qualification, has over 12 years of experience in varied profiles in finance including IPOs, SEC rule 144A, and portfolio management. He has spent over a decade with KPMG, one of the biggest consulting firms in the world, and has grown by leaps and bounds in the organisation. Currently, designated as an associate director, he has been instrumental in handling clients including Phillips, Sumitomo, Indo Rama synthetics and Minda Group.

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