Puneet Gupta
CFO, IFMR Holdings

Puneet Gupta was the coordinator of the ICICI Bank’s micro finance practice, responsible for identification and development of new channels and products for connecting micro financial services to rural households. Puneet has a Master’s degree in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA).

Sucharita Mukherjee
CEO, IFMR Holdings

Sucharita Mukherjee is currently the CEO of IFMR Holdings and Vice Chair of IFMR Trust. She is a director on the board of all IFMR Trust group companies and was the founding CEO of IFMR Capital, from its inception till 2012. She has recently been appointed as a member of the India Advisory Committee to the UNEP inquiry into a sustainable financial system. Previously, Sucharita led the origination and structuring effort in credit derivatives and structured finance for corporates at Morgan Stanley in London where her work included developing innovative asset-backed financing structures in areas such as intellectual property and health-care receivables. She was also part of the credit derivatives team at Deutsche Bank in London, structuring credit-derivatives-linked repackaged investments for financial institutions. She graduated with an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Delhi University. Sucharita love poetry, scrabble and Hindustani classical music.

Dr. Kshama Fernandes
MD & CEO, IFMR Capital

Kshama has extensive experience across financial advisory, consulting, and academia. Prior to joining IFMR Capital, she was Professor & Head of Finance at Goa Institute of Management. She has worked on consulting assignments for the World Bank, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and NSEIT. She was a core committee member of the Percy Mistry Committee on Making Mumbai an International Financial Centre and also developed the SEBI mandated certification programme for derivatives for the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and NCDEX. Kshama is an avid biker, sky diver, sailor, trekker and mountaineer.

Chaitanya Pande

Chaitanya Pande has over 18 years of experience in Investment management with specialization in Fixed Income and Structured Products as well as valuation and portfolio risk management. A mathematics graduate from St Stephens, Chaitanya after completing a Post Graduate diploma in Finance & Corporate Strategy from IMI Delhi, started his career with Jardine Fleming before joining ICICI Prudential AMC. After an award winning stint of 10 years, as CIO & Head of Fixed Income, Chaitanya decided to set up Polymath Capital.

His efficiency in fund management also won him the title of India’s Most Astute Bond Investor by Asset Magazine for the year 2007 and the coveted Business Standard Fund Manager of the Year (Debt) – 2011 in addition to several other fund awards.

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