Key People

Ashutosh Bishnoi MD & CEO

Mr. Ashutosh Bishnoi has over 37 years experience in the Consumer Marketing and Financial Service businesses in India. The senior roles held by him in the Mutual Fund business include Chief Marketing Officer of the DSP Merrill Lynch Mutual Fund, President & CEO of the JM Mutual Fund, Executive Director of the UTI Mutual Fund and CEO of the L&T Mutual Fund. Mr. Ashutosh Bishnoi is an MBA from the Symbiosis Institute, Pune.

Sanjay Parikh Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sanjay Parikh has over 29 years of experience in the financial services sector. His previous assignments include Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Asset Management (India) Private Limited and Taurus Asset Management Company Limited, Chief Finance Officer of Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co. Ltd. He was also associated with Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited, Aditya Birla Management Corporation Limited and Arthur Anderson & Company. Mr. Parikh is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.

Jatinder Pal Singh Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Jatinder Pal Singh is a Chartered Accountant and has wide experience in the sales and distribution of mutual fund products. Prior to joining Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Private Limited [Formerly known as Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited], he was associated with Morgan Stanley Investment Management Pvt. Ltd and HSBC Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd where he was responsible for driving and guiding all India sales team in the sales efforts across segments and geographies.

Rathin Lahiri Chief Business Development Officer

Mr. Rathin Lahiri has over 27 years of experience of which around 14 years have been in Digital Marketing. Prior to joining MMIMPL, he was associated with DBS Bank, Meru Cabs, Microsoft Ltd, Ebay India Pvt. Ltd. and Hindustan Lever Ltd. In these roles, he was responsible for managing Digital Business and Marketing.Mr. Rathin Lahiri has done MMS and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.

Rahul Pal Head – Fixed Income

Mr. Rahul Pal is a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Private Limited [Formerly known as Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited], he was associated with Taurus Asset Management Company Limited as ‘Head – Fixed Income’. He has also worked with Sundaram Asset Management Company Limited as ‘Fund Manager – Fixed Income’. In these roles, he was responsible for managing and overseeing the Fixed Income Portfolios.

Krishna Sanghavi Chief Investment Officer – Equity

Mr. Krishna Sanghavi is a CMA from Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and has also done MMS in Finance. Mr. Krishna Sanghavi has over 24 years of work experience of which around 11 years have been in the Mutual Fund Industry and around 8 years in Life Insurance Industry. He was also associated with Canara Robeco Asset Management Company Limited, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited and Aviva Life Insurance Company India Ltd. as ‘Head of Equities’. In these roles, he was responsible for managing and overseeing the Equity Portfolios.

V. Balasubramanian Chief Portfolio Strategist (Equity)

Mr. V. Balasubramanian has over 40 years of work experience of which around 21 years have been in the Mutual Fund Industry and 8 years in Treasury of a nationalized bank. He has rich experience as a Dealer in Bank Treasury as well as Mutual Fund. Prior to joining Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Private Limited [Formerly known as Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited], he was the Chief Investment Officer at IDBI Mutual Fund. Mr. V. Balasubramanian is an Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.

Ketul Sakhpara Head – Equity Research

Mr. Ketul Sakhpara is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has also done his MBA from University of Texas. Mr. Ketul Sakhpara has overall 20 years of experience including in the field of equity research. Prior to joining MMIMPL, Mr. Sakhpara worked as a Fund Manager for Franklin Templeton’s Global Listed Infrastructure Fund. He was responsible for launching and managing the Global Listed Infrastructure Fund. Prior to this, he worked as a Vice President (Senior Equity Analyst) for Tudor Pickering’s Long-Short Equity Hedge Fund. He was a part of the founding team and responsible for setting up the research department for the hedge fund. In his pre-MBA position, Mr. Sakhpara worked as a senior research engineer, Wireless Terminals Laboratory at Samsung and holds multiple patents for innovations in mobile devices.

Fatema Pacha Fund Manager – Equity

Ms.Fatema Pacha has over 15 years of work experience of which around 14 years have been in the field of equity research and fund management. Prior to joining MMIMPL, she was associated with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and UTI Mutual Fund. She holds a PGDBM (Finance) from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai and a BE (Computers) from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai.

Amit Garg Assistant Fund Manager – Fixed Income

Mr. Amit Garg is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has also done MMS in Finance. He has over 16 years of experience in the field of Fixed Income dealing activities. He was managing dealing functions of fixed income schemes of Mahindra Manulife Mutual Fund for 4 years. Prior to joining Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Private Limited [Formerly known as Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited], he was associated with Daiwa Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. where he was responsible for managing funds and dealing activities for fixed income schemes. He has also worked with Darashaw & Co. Private Limited.

Ravi Dayma Head – Compliance & Risk, Company Secretary

Mr. Ravi Dayma is a Company Secretary and a Law Graduate from Mumbai University and has over 15 years of experience in the legal, compliance and risk management roles. He was also associated with Principal Pnb Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd., Religare Macquarie Wealth Management Limited and FIL Fund Management Private Limited where he was responsible for various legal and compliance activities.

Sanjay D’Cunha Head – Information Technology

Mr. Sanjay D’Cunha holds an MBA in general management from Institute for Technology & Management and a BA- Commerce & Economics and Diploma in Electronics & Radio Engineering.

Mr. Sanjay D’Cunha has over 24 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. In his past experience, he has worked with Daiwa Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd, SMC Investments and Advisors Limited (formerly known Sanlam Investments and Advisors Ltd.), Matrix Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd., ING Investment Management (I) Pvt. Ltd and ING Bank N.V.

Pooja Vineet Deherkar Investor Relations Officer

Ms. Pooja Vineet Deherkar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a PGCBM from XLRI Jamshedpur. She has more than 17 years of experience in Customer Service and Branch Operations functions. Prior to joining MMIMPL, she was associated with Reliance Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd. and HDFC Asset Management Company Pvt Ltd.