Board of Directors – Trustee

Mr. Manohar G. Bhide

Mr. Manohar G. Bhide was the Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of India and also the Managing Director and Group Executive (National Banking) of State Bank of India. He has served on various committees constituted by the RBI. He was a Member of the Executive Committee - Currency Derivatives Segment, NSE. He is also on the board of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited, J. P. Morgan Securities India Private Limited, Mahindra Shubhlabh Services Limited and Talwalkar's Better Value Fitness Limited.

Mr. Gautam G. Parekh

Mr. Gautam G. Parekh is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is in practice for over 35 years. He has vast experience in the fields of Direct Taxes and Corporate Laws. He is also on the board of Indchemie Health Specialities Private Limited.

Mr. Debabrata Bandyopadhyay

Mr. Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, the Founder & CEO of Touchstone Consulting, is a well-known consulting professional who works with several organizations and business leaders in providing insight and guidance in strategic, tactical and operational domains of their business.

In his last engagement as an Executive Director at PwC, India, Mr. Debabrata was a senior member of the core group of consulting & advisory team to help in design and implementation of several consulting interventions for a number of client organisations. He was also engaged in internal & external processes to ensuring quality, delivery and client satisfaction. He has over two decades of experience in management consulting. Prior to joining management consulting Mr. Debabrata had about 15 years of hands-on experience in the Aerospace, Engineering & Automotive industries and had served HAL , Metal Box & Eicher Group as functional, plant and business leader.

He is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

Mr. Suneet K. Maheshwari

Mr. Suneet K. Maheshwari has over 36 years of experience in project and corporate finance, investment banking and private equity with a focus on infrastructure & large Corporates. He has been at the forefront of public policy engagements w.r.t infrastructure reform, PPP initiatives, infrastructure financing and Indian credit markets and has been active on various policy advocacy matters at public fora like CII, FICCI, Assocham, and Indian Merchants’ Chamber. He has also been associated with L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited as Managing Director & CEO, L&T Finance Holdings Limited as Group Executive and Vice President wherein he was handling Enterprise Risk Management, Wholesale lending, Private Equity, CSR & RBI related activities. He is currently associated with Udvik Infrastructure Advisors LLP as Managing Partner.

Mr. Nilesh Sathe

Mr. Nilesh Sathe has over 4 decades of rich experience in the Banking, Insurance & Mutual Fund Industry. He was Member of IRDAI Hyderabad from 2015 to 2019 during which period he headed Life Insurance Department along with Legal, IT, HR and Administration and also headed Non-Life (General Insurance), Intermediaries, Surveyors, Health, Finance & Accounts, Inspection and Enforcement for over a year. During his tenure as Member in IRDAI, he was also a member of Implementation Committee of International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and represented India in Basel (Switzerland), Morocco, Budapest, Moscow, Singapore etc. He was also Member of Asian Insurance Forum and represented India at Manila, Bangkok, Taipei etc. Prior to joining IRDAI, he was CEO and Director of LIC Nomura Mutual Fund Asset Management Company. He has held various positions in LIC of India, such as Executive Director of a Marketing Channel, Chief (Pension & Group Schemes Dept.) and Sr. Divisional Manager of two prestigious Divisions of Mumbai. He has also worked with Bank of India and Canara Bank. Mr. Nilesh Sathe is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.

Mr. Mukul K. Gupta

Mr. Mukul K. Gupta is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry and has worked in different areas of the industry such as Banking, Insurance and Asset Management. Currently he is the Chief Representative – India & Myanmar for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co (Manulife). Earlier he has worked with financial institutions such as The Bank of Nova Scotia, DBS Bank, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co Ltd and Ergo Insurance. Earlier in his career he was also the CEO of Birla Sunlife Asset Management Co. Ltd. Mr. Gupta has also worked with international Management Consulting organizations such as KPMG & Accenture in areas of Business Strategy and Business Processes across Government and privately owned Financial Services organizations.