Mr.U.K.Sinha Chairman Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
Mr. U.K. Sinha was appointed as Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India with effect from February 18, 2011. Mr. Sinha, formerly from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), brings with him rich experience in the financial markets for more than a decade. Mr. Sinha has held several responsible positions with distinction in the State and Central Governments. He was Joint Secretary (Banking) and Joint Secretary (Capital Markets), Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He was also the Chairman of the Working Group on Foreign Investment in India formed by the Government of India. He was a member of several committees set up by the Government of India including the Committees on Liquidity Management, Foreign Institutional Investors, Corporate Bond Market and Investor Protection.
Prior to taking over as Chairman at SEBI, he was Chairman and Managing Director of UTI Asset Management Company Limited and also Chairman of Association of Mutual Fund in India. He has actively contributed to the financial sector reforms in the country. He is also credited with starting the micro pension movement in India. Mr. Sinha was the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Regional Committee (APRC) of International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) during April 2011 to May 2013.
Recently Mr. Sinha was conferred the Economic Times “Business Reformer of the Year” Award 2014 for ‘raising standards of corporate governance, strengthening SEBI as an institution, and increasing confidence in India's capital markets’. He is also the recipient of the 10th CNBCTV18 India Business Leader Award 2014 for "outstanding contribution to the cause of Indian Business".
Ms. Jinu Koola U.S. Treasury Attaché to India
Jinu Koola is U.S. Treasury’s Financial Attaché to India. In this role, she works closely with the Indian Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India on macroeconomic policy and financial sector issues. Prior to this posting, Jinu was Treasury’s India Economist in Washington D.C. and Treasury’s World Bank Desk during the international negotiations of the World Bank’s concessional lending window. Before joining Treasury, Jinu was a research economist at the World Bank and at MIT’s Poverty Action Lab. She has also consulted for the Delhi government on the use of Aadhar in targeting benefit transfers, and with the Gates Foundation in South Asia. Jinu received her MA and BA from Harvard University.
Mr. Balwinder Singh Senior Advisor, Forensic Services KPMG
Mr. Balwinder Singh, a retired Indian Police officer with vast field policing and general administrative experience, is based in Delhi. He has worked as District Police Chief in three major districts in Andhra Pradesh and has been commissioner of Police Hyderabad, a city with a population of more than 7 million. In these positions as Police chief, among other duties, he was responsible for procurement requirements of his units. He also worked as Additional Director General of Police (Provisioning and Logistic) wherein major procurement including computerization and communication equipment and services for entire state police force was one of his main responsibilities.
As Additional Secretary with the Central Vigilance Commission he was involved in laying down Procurement Policy and Guidelines for all department and organizations of the Govt to bring about higher degree of transparency, fairness, equity and curbing malpractices like bid rigging, anti-competitive practices etc. He guided major Govt. organizations in laying down proper criteria for pre-qualification of bidders, proper technical evaluation mechanisms, quality control and monitoring of mechanisms contracts, e-payments to vendors etc. and improving post project execution procedures. During his long stint in the Central Bureau of Investigation (‘CBI’), he has supervised major procurement related investigations across various sectors ranging from telecommunications, power, defence, ICT projects etc.
In his post retirement assignment as Advisor, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, he has advised the Government of India on re-engineering and strengthening Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Investigation wing of Competition Commission of India and fine tuning corporate regulatory mechanism of the Government. He has written a book on Corporate Governance and Fraud Risk Management in the context of developing countries published by Pearson. He has extensively written on Economic Crimes, Public contracts and procurement reforms, cybercrime and Right to Information etc. in number of national and international journals. Mr. Singh is also the Founder Director of Centre for studies in economic crime and anti-corruption in Sardar Patel University, Jodhpur. His expertise lies in leading investigations relating to bribery, kickbacks, corporate frauds, public procurement frauds, bank frauds etc.
Mr. Praveen K Gupta Managing Director (Compliance and Risk) State Bank of India
Mr. P.K. Gupta was appointed by the Government of India as Managing Director of the State Bank of India in November 2015. He looks after the areas of Compliance & Risk in the Bank. Prior to this, Mr. Gupta was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the SBI Capital Markets Limited, the investment banking subsidiary of the State Bank of India.
Mr. Gupta joined State Bank of India in the year 1982. He has held a number of very important assignments in the bank in India and abroad, some of which are as under:
• Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the SBI.
• Chief General Manager (Global Markets) responsible for the entire treasury functions of the Bank. Mr. Gupta has extensively handled treasury operations in the Bank, both in India and abroad.
• Chief General Manager, Bhubaneswar circle looking after the Bank’s business in the state of Odisha.
• General Manager, Network 1, Guwahati responsible for the Banks business in the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
• Dy. Chief Executive Officer of the SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Fund, which is a private equity fund promoted by State Bank of India along with Macquarie Bank of Australia and IFC, Washington with a corpus of US Dollar 1.2 billion.
• Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Offshore Banking Unit and the Regional head for the Middle East and North Africa regions. Mr. Gupta was earlier posted at Bank’s London office also.
Mr. Gupta is a past Chairman of Forex Exchange Dealers Association of India (FEDAI). He is also a member of Technical Advisory Committee of RBI on Money Markets.
Mr.Vikram Subrahmanyam Managing Director, Citicorp Services India Limited & Head of Operations and Technology Citi South Asia
Vikram Subrahmanyam was appointed the Managing Director of Citicorp Services India Limited in February 2015, in addition to his responsibilities as the Head of Operations and Technology for South Asia, a role he moved into in August 2013. He is responsible for all operations and technology for the Citi franchises in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as well as all of Citi’s captive IT/ITES activities in India, which, with a present staffing strength of over 5000, is an important part of Citi’s global Service Centers’ network.
Prior to this appointment he was the Head of Operations & Technology for Citi in Japan. Earlier, he was the Head of Operations & Technology Head for Citi’s businesses in Indonesia, based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Vikram started his career with Citigroup in 1991 in Credit Card Operations in Chennai, India. Over the last 24 years, Vikram has held a number of roles in sales, customer service and product management, as well as operations and technology. In the O&T domain, he has worked across credit card operations, retail banking, cash management, trade services, custody and treasury operations, capital markets operations and operations and technology.
Vikram has also led a number of technology transformations during this time, ranging from the replacement of the corporate banking platform in India, through the retail banking platform in Indonesia, and the credit card platform in Japan.
He was a key member of the Securities & Exchange Board of India STP committee which introduced electronic contract notes for the Indian equity markets, and was a member of the Reserve Bank of India Committee on Computer Audits for Banks, which issued a standardized checklist for banks’, IS audits. He was also a committee member of the Technology & Operations forum of the Foreign Banks Association of Indonesia.
Mrs.V. R. Iyer Member (Finance & Investment) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)
Mrs. V. R. Iyer joined Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) as Member (Finance & Investment) on 15.06.2015.
Prior to joining IRDAI, Mrs. Iyer was the Chairperson and Managing Director of Bank of India which is among the top three Nationalised Banks of the country. She has powered the Bank ahead in various areas of business and control. The Bank has seen quantum growth in business during her tenure and is a leader in the PSU banking space.
She started her career in Union Bank of India in December 1975. She has rich and varied exposure to branch banking, having headed very large branches in Mumbai. She was instrumental for setting up the Risk Management Department in 2000, inter alia, putting in place various Risk Policies, developing Risk measures and structuring the reporting framework. In 2006-2007, she was responsible for bringing all the branches of Union Bank on a single Core Banking platform and later on went to head both the IT and Risk Management Verticals of the Bank, as its General Manager.
In September 2010, Mrs. Iyer was elevated as Executive Director of Central Bank of India. During her tenure in Central Bank, she oversaw Credit, HR, IT, Treasury, Risk Management, Credit Monitoring and Audit & Inspection. She also spearheaded implementation of Core Banking in that Bank, as well as rolling out Alternate Delivery Channels and other initiatives on the Technology front.
Mrs. Iyer, in addition, held the following Board level positions in various Organizations : Director – New India Assurance Co. Ltd. • Non-Official Director – Export-Import Bank of India. • Alternate Chairperson of Finance Committee – NIBM. • Non-Executive Chairperson – STCI Finance Ltd. • Chairperson – STCI Primary Dealer Ltd. • Director & Chairperson, BOI AXA Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd. • Director & Chairperson, Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd • Chairman – IBA Committee on Risk Management and Basel Implementation. • Director in Indo-Zambia Bank Ltd. • Member of Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds, SEBI. • Chairman, BOI Merchant Capital Ltd.
As Member (Finance & Investment), IRDAI, Mrs. Iyer, reviews the functions of Investment and Accounting Regulations and also Enforcement Department.
Mr. Dilip Gopal Patwardhan Chief Executive Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association of India (FEDAI), Mumbai
M.Sc. in Mathematics – Rank holder
DFM , DIM
Fellow of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance
Member of Banking Commission of ICC, Paris
• Banking experience of over 37 years.
• General Manager and CFO at Bank of India.
• Executive Director of United Western Bank for 3 years.
• Chief General Manager (Vigilance) of State Bank of India FOR 3 years.
• Chief Executive of FEDAI for the last five years.
Mr.Deepak Kinger Executive Vice President & Head Compliance & Controls ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Deepak is a Chartered Accountant and a CISA, with over 20 years of experience in the areas of Internal Audit, Risk Management, Compliance, Legal, Secretarial and Taxation.
Deepak currently leads the Compliance, Secretarial, Policy Affairs and Operational Risk and mentors the Internal Audit function at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
He has been with ICICI Prudential for over 10 years. He joined the Company in 2004 as Head Internal Audit and has subsequently expanded his role to manage diverse areas such as Compliance, Risk Control strategy, Legal, Secretarial and Taxation functions for the Company.
At ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Deepak is a part of the Senior Management team and has overseen the institutionalisation of the functions he has headed over the years.
In his current role Deepak is responsible for engaging with the Regulator (IRDA), the CEO and the Board of Directors. He also liaises with the Life Insurance industry body (Life Insurance Council) on shaping matters of policy.
Prior to joining ICICI Prudential he had a very brief stint with the World Bank, in their global Internal Audit team, before which he has extensively worked in Risk Consulting (largely with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young in India). The Risk Consulting experience included various projects across industry sectors in the areas of process and technology assurance projects.
Mr. Pradeep Lankapalli Managing Director, South-Asia Thomson Reuters
Pradeep Lankapalli is the Managing Director, Thomson Reuters India and Global Head of Operations Centers. In his role as Managing Director, Pradeep represents the Thomson Reuters business lines in India, including financial, risk, tax, accounting, legal and scientific. Pradeep is responsible for combining Thomson Reuter’s deep & global expertise in these businesses with local industry knowledge and creating solutions for the India market.
As Global Head of Operations Centers, Pradeep is responsible for managing all nine Global centers located in Beijing, Manila, Bangkok, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gdynia, Buenos Aires and Costa Rica. He is responsible for managing enterprise level programs for these centers with a focus on efficiency and global innovation.
Prior to this role, Pradeep was the Senior Vice President of Global Operations for the Professional Division and before that he was the Head of Operations for Thomson Reuters Global Business Services.
Before joining Thomson Reuters, Pradeep worked as an associate partner for IBM Global Business Services. Prior to IBM, he worked as a management consultant for The Summit Group, Inc.
Mr. Nick Collier Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs Thomson Reuters
Nick Collier joined Thomson Reuters on 1st March 2011. He oversees public policy activities for the TR Group, which includes Financial and Risk, Legal, Tax and Accounting and IP and Science divisions in addition to Reuters. Nick sits on the CityUK Board where he chairs the Public Affairs Group and is a member of the City’s International Regulatory Strategy Group and chairs the IRSG’s MIFID working group.
He moved to Thomson Reuters from Morgan Stanley, where he had been Head of EMEA Government Relations since June 2007. Nick previously held roles as the Head of Regulatory Policy at the International Capital Market Association, as the Director of International Risk, Compliance and Government Affairs at Instinet, and as the European head of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. He started his career in the Bank of England, including a spell as the UK financial attaché to the EU.
He holds a MSC in Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics and a BA from Oxford.
Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti Group Chairman Baker Tilly DH Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Managing Partner of Haribhakti & Co. LLP, Chairman of New Haribhakti Business Services & Chairman, Mentorcap Management Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti is involved in a specialized set of Business Model related professional services. He serves on the Board of ten large Indian Companies and Chairs five Audit Committees. His passion for quality reflects in ISO 9000 certification for various processes of the Group’s operations.
Mr. Haribhakti lends his expertise to several professional and regulatory bodies, and has played a leadership role across several of these bodies. He is currently Chairman of the National Pension Scheme Trust and Member of Pension Advisory Committee (PAC) of Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA).
Mr. Haribhakti is an active speaker at several seminars, conferences and training programs, has been associated with IIM-Ahmedabad as visiting faculty from 1981 to 1983. He frequently contributes his views on public forums, the press and the electronic media.
Mr.K R Mohanachandran Chief General Manager & Chief Risk Officer Federal Bank
Mr. K R Mohanachandran entered the rolls of Federal Bank in June 1979 and now running his 37th year of service in the organization. He had his graduation and post graduation in Economics from Kerala University and Punjab University respectively. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. He has participated in several Management and Leadership development programmes in leading institutions such as Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad and Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning, Mumbai.
He possesses skills and experience in different areas of banking including Credit, Investment, Personnel Administration, Compliance and Risk Management, having worked as Branch Head, Functional Head, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer in the Bank. He has been elevated as Chief General Manager since 1 July 2015. He is the Chief Risk Officer of the Bank since June 2008.
As Chief Compliance Officer of the Bank during the period 2008-2011, he was instrumental in developing and implementing a structured compliance mechanism in the institution. As Chief Risk Officer, he is instrumental in creating, developing and implementing a full fledged Risk Management architecture in the Bank. Implementation of Basel II and Basel III norms through a well structured framework, development of risk management policies, risk measurement and management tools, models and testing mechanics covering the whole areas of credit, market, operational and residual risks are his key functional areas in the current assignment as Chief Risk Officer of the Bank. He has also participated and represented the Bank in various seminars and conferences in Compliance and Risk Management.
Mr.Vinay Disley Vice President & Chief Risk Officer Wipro Limited
Vinay Disley has over 20 years of experience in conceptualizing and deploying strategic Initiatives for clients addressing critical business challenges covering Information Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Business Process Improvements, Strategic Cost Reduction and IT Strategy.
His experience in ERM function for Wipro Limited over the past 6 years spans development of frameworks, roll out and sustenance of risk management programs covering Information Security, Data Privacy, Intellectual Property & Operational Risk Management (People Supply Chain, Procurement & Shared Services). He also leads the Regulatory Compliance programs covering Immigration & Anti bribery. Other areas where he has contributed include Investigation of Whistleblower Complaints and handling of Critical Incidents/Dispute resolution.
Prior to joining ERM function, Vinay was part of the Wipro Consulting Services for 10 years and. His responsibilities covered practice development, consulting delivery and business development. Projects executed spans across Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecom, IT & BPO clients.
He is a Chartered Accountant and holds CISA Certifications. He is also trained & certified on Information Security & Privacy Standards.
Nagesh Pinge is a Chartered Accountant and a Law Graduate.
In a career spanning 33 years, Pinge has worked with many Organizations of repute such as Tata Motors, ICICI Bank, Reliance Retail Ltd, Deutsche Bank of Germany and JSW Group.
Tata Motors Limited
Pinge is the Chief Internal Auditor & Chief Ethics Counselor of Tata Motors Limited.
Pinge also anchors the Enterprise wide Risk Management (ERM) Framework. In Tata Motors, the risks are owned by respective Business Units but, Central ERM Team under his leadership validates and consolidates the Business Risks across Tata Motors Limited.
Pinge was a member of Steering Committee formed by Tata Group for implementation of “Tata Code of Conduct”.
Pinge is a “Thought Leader” in Internal Auditing & Risk Management and works very closely with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is the Immediate Past President of the Institute of Internal Auditors, India. He is also on the “Global Professional Issues Committee” of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., USA Florida which is a Global Professional Body of the Internal Auditors worldwide with a membership base of 200,000.
He is a recipient of “ICAI” Award given by the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India for the year 2014 for his contribution to the Internal Audit fraternity in India.
He has also held commendable positions like: • Member of Working Group constituted by the Reserve Bank of India on Risk Management Practices in the year 2003. • Member of Working Group constituted by the Reserve Bank of India on Consolidated Accounting for banks in the year 2002.
Other Professional outreaches of Mr. Pinge are:- • Authored a technical guidance note on “Risk based Audit for Banks” being published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in December, 2005. • A regular guest speaker at many conferences on Internal Audit and Risk Management in India and overseas. His presentations are very informative & he shares his rich experience & the global perspective.
Mr.Saumen Chakraborty President and Chief Financial Officer Dr. Reddy´s Laboratories
Saumen Chakraborty is President and Chief Financial Officer of Dr. Reddy´s. He has over 30 years of experience in both strategic and operational aspects of management and has played a significant role in the evolution of Dr. Reddy´s as a global pharmaceutical company from India. He is responsible for managing Dr. Reddy´s global finance functions including among others Accounts and Controlling, Taxation, Compliance, Secretarial, Investor Relations and Treasury. In addition, Saumen is also responsible for the IT & Business Process Excellence (BPE) functions at Dr. Reddy´s.
Saumen joined Dr. Reddy´s in 2001 as Global Chief of Human Resources and took over additional responsibility of IT & BPE in 2004. He became the Chief Financial Officer in 2006 and then President – Corporate & Global Generics Operations in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed as President and Global Head of Quality, HR and IT and focused on the integration of people practices, processes and information across the organization. Having championed various world-class HR initiatives, Saumen´s efforts have helped transform Dr. Reddy’s into one of the most respected employers in India and also a ‘Great Place to Work’. He started his second stint as CFO from December, 2012.
As the Chief Financial Officer, Saumen has most recently been awarded the “Best CFO for Healthy Balance Sheet management” honoured by Business World – YES Bank BEST CFO Awards 2015-16. He was also the recipient of "India´s Best CFO with Exemplary All Round Performance" in the "5th Annual Business Today – YES Bank BEST CFO Awards" 2014. Also, recipient of the ‘Best Performing CFO in the Healthcare Sector’ award for 2007 by CNBC TV-18. Some of the organization’s achievements while he was in this role include: the secondary ADS issue on NYSE, one of the fastest issue of bonus shares in India, active Treasury and M&A strategies for the organization, and revamping the Board reporting processes. Other key portfolios and initiatives Saumen has handled in his current and previous roles at CMC, C-DOT, Eicher, Tecumseh and Dr. Reddy’s include manufacturing, sourcing, customer service, Quality, Consulting, HR and IT. He has received accolades and awards in various functions like “Global Awards of Excellence in Quality Management & Leadership” from World Quality Congress, "Deccan Herald Avenues Awards for HR Excellence” for outstanding contribution to the field of HR, “India’s Greatest HR Professionals” from ITM Business School, “Indira Super Achiever Award” from Indira group of Institutes, Chairman’s Excellence Award from Dr. Reddy’s, Exceptional Contributor award from both C-DOT and CMC.
At Dr. Reddy’s, Saumen has been the driving force behind numerous successful initiatives like the complete implementation of mySAP Business Suite, Theory of Constraints (TOC) based approach to product development, manufacturing, supply chain effectiveness, and achieving Execution Excellence through the simplification of end-to-end business processes, among others.
Saumen is a member of the National Leadership Committee of CII. He has been on the board of the AHRD and various joint ventures/subsidiaries of Dr. Reddy’s. He has been the University topper, Gold medalist in NCC as the Best Cadet in All India Advanced Leadership Camp and captain of volleyball and football teams. His passion statement in life is to strive for excellence in everything with honesty, commitment, courage and character. Saumen is a Graduate in Physics from Visva-Bharati University and has a degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Muzammil Patel Partner Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP
Muzammil is a partner with the Financial Services Risk Management practice at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP. He specializes in Process reengineering, RCSAs, Treasury operations, internal audits, governance and reporting framework, regulatory compliance, asset liability management, liquidity risk, balance sheet management and market risk management.
He has worked with more than 150 banks, corporate and financial institutions in the area of financial risk. He has led multiple regulatory compliance and cash management process re-engineering engagements for leading public and private banks and financial institutions in India and abroad.
Mr. Suveer Khanna Partner and Lead, Financial Services, Forensic KPMG
Suveer has over 15 years of experience in conducting Investigations, AML testing and compliance reviews, fraud risk assessment, auditing and accounting. He is a regular speaker at various conference on topics related to Fraud and Forensic accounting, Anti-Money Laundering etc. He was the lead contributor to thought leadership publications of KPMG like ‘Fraud Survey 2012’, ‘Anti-Money Laundering Survey’ and ‘Doing business under the UK Bribery Act’ amongst others. He is currently advising certain payment banks to set up AML and Fraud risk management framework.
Mr. S.Sundararaj Chief Compliance Office Airtel Airtel
Served in Reserve Bank of India for over 33 years.
Experience in the Payment and Settlement Systems area for more than 20 years.
Actively involved in migration of Government Payments to electronic mode through visits to various Government Departments. Impressed various Government Departments, the need to migrate to electronic mode through site visits.
Prepared ground material to enable RBI, Hyderabad to obtain ISO-9000 Certificate.
Actively involved in software development team in RBI. Carried out software modifications in the in house developed software used in Reserve Bank of India.
Identified as a regular Guest lecturer on Payment and Settlement Systems at various training establishments including Reserve Bank Staff training College.
Attended seminar/workshop/Panel on Payment and Settlement Systems arranged by various Government Departments/commercial banks/international organisations.
Responsible for creation of various Procedural Guidelines documents including Cheque Truncation System Procedural Guidelines in RBI.
Member of a team which published a discussion paper on Disincentivising Cheques in India
Joined Airtel Payments Bank Limited during January 2016 and serving as Chief Compliance Officer.
Mr.Girish V S Managing Editor BFSI Vision
Girish is the Managing Editor of BFSI Vision and executive director at ISCM and Editor of Supply Chain management Professional – two B2B media offerings for the BFSI and the SCM community. Concurrently, he was the Associate Professor of Finance (Risk Management) at Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Girish has more than twenty five years of domestic and international professional experience, including 12 years in servicing the banking and financial services sector. He has extensive domain knowledge in Treasury, Risk Management, Credit and Financial Markets.
Girish was the founder and Co-Regional Director of PRMIA Mumbai. PRMIA is the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association. Formed in January of 2002, PRMIA is the premier meeting place of the risk profession with more than 60 chapters around the world and over 90,000 members from 149 countries.
Girish takes a keen interest in financial services, and is a guest faculty in a variety of institutes like Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics, Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Bankers Training College Mumbai, National Institute of Bank Management at Pune, Bombay Stock Exchange at Mumbai and a few banks and management schools in Mumbai in the areas of Treasury, Risk Management, Asset Liability Management and Banking.
Abhay Gupte with 23 years of advisory, auditing and consulting experience leading teams in a professional, diverse, multi cultural environment, is an expert in various fields.
Abhay is currently a Partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP. and currently leads their Governance, Risk & Regulatory practice. He is also the Western Regional Head for Client and Markets, India.
Abhay is a leading expert in risk management, regulatory services and SOX and has worked with cross section of industries viz. Automobiles, TMT, BFSI. He has served India’s largest organizations, financial conglomerates including regulators.
Mr.Shivakumar Sriraman Chief Risk Officer, India & South Asia Visa Consolidated Support Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Shivakumar Sriraman is the Chief Risk Officer for India & South Asia covering Srilanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives. Shiva joined Visa in Oct 2014 and is responsible to develop and execute a comprehensive risk plan that is consistent with local market landscape, country priorities & global risk strategy. In his role, he closely works with issuers, acquirers, merchants, payment processors, service providers, regulators & law enforcement.
Shiva’s professional journey spans 20 years across 5 different banks. Prior to joining Visa, Shiva was Vice President, Head of Risk with focus on Fraud Prevention & Detection for all the payment products of the bank. Shiva had been with HDFC Bank for 12 years. Prior to this, he
spent 7 years with various banks such as HSBC, Centurion Bank, ANZ Grindlays in various functions covering credit, operations & risk management.
Shiva has played active roles in various industry forums like IPRC
(India Payment Risk Council), FIU, RBI & Industry working groups
during his stint with HDFC Bank.
Mr.Bharat Panchal Head - Risk Management National Payments Corporation of India
Bharat Panchal is Head - Risk Management of National Payments Corporation of India since April-2011. Bharat is responsible to Monitor, evaluate and implement improvements of Risk management controls and governance areas, which are Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Information Security, Internal Audit and Fraud Management. He is also responsible to establish the ownership for risk management activities across the organization and partnering with functions and member banks to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of operations, safeguarding of tangible and intangible assets, accuracy and integrity of transactions and processes. Under his leadership, NPCI has achieved PCI DSS, ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and ISO 9001. He was instrumental to receive Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Certification of Merit in February 2016.
Bharat is having around 22 + years’ vast experience mainly in the banking and telecommunication industry. Prior to NPCI, Bharat has worked for Kotak Mahindra Bank, Citi, Reliance Communications and AVAYA GlobalConnect. He is having BS in IT and CISA, CISM, BCCP certifications. He is very active member of ISACA and renowned speaker at various conferences on Risk Management and Cyber Security in India and also across the globe. He was a keynote speaker at “Payments, Settlements & Remittances Asia 2012” conference held in May, 2012 at Jakarta, Indonesia, “ATM Security 2012” at London in October 2012 and “ATM Middle East 2013” at Dubai in January, 2013. I was also invited by ICT Qatar, in “Fin.InfoSec 2013” to present on Information Risk and mitigation in March 2013 at Doha, Qatar. He was also a speaker at Cape Town, Africa in October 2013 at “ATM Africa” Conference. He was invited as a speaker in “Diners Club Global Fraud & Risk Summit” at Vienna, Austria in April 2014 and “ATM Middle East” at Dubai in December 2014. He was recently invited in SAARC Payment Council conference at Bangladesh in December 2015 to address regional banking regulators on cyber security. Apart from this, in India, he has attended more than 75+ conferences as a keynote speaker or panelist in last 5 years.
Bharat has taken a lead to form a section 8 company named “Institute of Payment Risk Council” (IPRC) to combat cyber frauds across country. As a founder director and key instrumental to set up the company, he has undertaken lots of initiatives to train law and enforcement, banks, spread awareness and coordination among banks to prevent frauds.
Bharat has been awarded as “Security Leader of the Year” in December 2014 by Data Security Council of India (DSCI) for his significant contribution in cyber security in banking sector and “Information Security Meastro-2015” by INFOSECURITYLIVE.COM in April 2015. Recently awarded dynamicCISO Security Excellence “Trailblazer” Award in March 2016.
Mr.Harish H V Partner and Member India Leadership Team Grant Thornton
Harish has over 24 years’ experience in Corporate Finance, Consulting, Investment Banking and Industry. He is part of the Leadership Team of the firm and looks after Advisory Practice of the firm, oversees operations of South India Calcutta and is involved in the Mumbai practice. His focus area of work is Corporate Finance and he has built a strong Corporate Finance and advisory practice in Grant Thornton and advised several corporate and Private Equity Firms in Capital raising, M and A, Valuation and related engagements. Harish has also worked in Management Consulting with A F Ferguson and Co (now member firm of Deloitte), industry as VP, Corporate Affairs with Garware Polyester Limited, Manager, Corporate Finance with Crosby Securities Ltd (now SG Securities) and as Senior Account Manager (Merchant Banking) with HSBC Bank, Mumbai. assisting several companies in capital raising, financial restructuring.
Sector experience: Harish has a wide-range of experience in a number of sectors including technology, real estate, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, textiles, engineering, petrochemicals etc. Professional affiliations and memberships: Member , TIE, Chairman Economic Affairs Panel ,Bangalore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Board of Governors, Center for Sustainable Development, Member Board of management Studies at T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI).
Presentations and publications: Very active speaker and has spoken at several public forums and is regularly quoted in press and TV. Knowledge partner with CNBC for the CFO award program, Has organised several programmes with CII, BCIC and IIM Kolkata alumni association.
Language spoken: English, Kannada and Hindi
Mr.Arin Ray Analyst Celent
Arin Ray is an analyst with Celent's Securities & Investments practice and is based in the firm's New York office. Arin's expertise lies in capital markets where he has extensive research experience in exchange trading, clearing and settlement, brokerages, and use of technology in capital markets. In his recent consulting work, he has advised a large European financial services provider to devise their post trade (settlement) strategy, a tier 1 Japanese brokerage in their product and technology strategy, and a leading international exchange in their market entry and growth strategy in Asian markets. He has published research reports on exchange and over the counter trading, exchange strategies, and adoption of trading technology in different sub-segments of capital markets.
Arin has been quoted regularly in the media, includingReuters, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Dow Jones, Press Trust of India, Economic Times, Financial Express, Finance Asia, Global Investor Magazine,BusinessWeek, Business Standard, Asian Investor,Pension & Investment, Business Week, and Securities Industry News. In addition, he regularly contributes bylined articles for the financial media; his articles have appeared in The Journal of Trading, Advanced Trading,Free Press Journal, FT Asian Investment, gtnews, andIgnites Asia among others.
Arin received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Bengali.
Mr. Cubillas Ding Research Director Celent
Cubillas Ding is a research director with Celent's Securities and Investments practice and is based in the firm's London office. Mr. Ding's expertise lies in global financial markets, securities IT strategy, and enterprise risk management.
Cubillas' research focuses on market risk, credit risk, operational risk, and regulatory compliance, as well as the latest regulatory developments such as Basel II, Sarbanes-Oxley, Solvency 2, anti-money laundering / know your customer (AML/KYC), and International Accounting Standards legislation and their impact on financial institutions. His recent consulting work involves advising clients on vendor solutions, compliance best practices, and understanding regulatory impact to business models.
He has been widely referenced in the press, includingWall Street & Technology, Risk Magazine, andOperational Risk & Compliance.
Before joining Celent, Cubillas was a senior analyst at Datamonitor. There his research focused on IT strategies, key spending trends, and operational issues facing the asset management, investment, and securities services, corporate/commercial banking, and brokerage sectors.
Prior to that, he held positions at Euro RSCG Circle as a business consultant, at Hewlett Packard European Labs & Direct Marketing Association as a lead research analyst, and at Accenture's Financial Services Group as a consultant/manager. His responsibilities have included strategic business / marketing research, project management, and IT strategy planning.
Cubillas received a master's degree in international business from the University of Bristol and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Monash University in Australia.
Mr.Martin Woods Head of Financial Crime Thomson Reuters
Martin serves as the Head of Financial Crime for regulated transaction businesses within Thomson Reuters. He is responsible for anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) as well as anti-money laundering (AML). His role allows him to be innovative and to connect with clients to improve processes, controls and culture to prevent crimes such as bribery and corruption. He is a former police officer who worked as a detective for the National Crime Squad in the UK, investigating international fraud, money laundering and drug trafficking.
Upon leaving the police service, after 18 years, he embarked upon a career as a financial crime officer within banks in London. In 2008, he blew the whistle upon his then employer, Wachovia Bank (a large US bank, which is now part of Wells Fargo).
He had established the bank was laundering money for Mexican drug dealing cartels. He subsequently testified against the bank and lost his job. Ultimately the bank paid a penalty of $160 million to settle allegations of money laundering made by the US Government and Martin was commended for his actions. Martin has never since worked as a permanent employee for a bank and in all likelihood never will again. Nonetheless, he has made his whistleblowing an asset, having packed and wrapped his experience into a box overflowing with positive energy. He now presents on the subject of whistleblowing as both a subject matter expert and a motivational speaker. He determines whistleblowers are all MAD – ‘making a difference’ or at least trying to do so. Since leaving Wachovia Bank he has advised authorities upon the subjects of whistleblowing, money laundering and financial crime. In 2012, upon request, he submitted evidence to the UK Parliament in relation to the global financial crisis and the role of banks.
Most recently he has been invited to join Transparency International’s anti-corruption expert network. He remains a committed ideologist who dislikes bullies, bad guys, crooked politicians and rogue bankers. He wants to be a catalyst for change and to make improvement where he can. He believes lives matter more than money, all lives and wants to ensure others subscribe to the same belief. He also seeks to encourage people to support and promote whistleblowers and whistleblowing. When not being MAD, Martin is an armchair fan of the mighty Liverpool Football Club. He plays a lot of sports (badly) and likes to travel. He is married with three children aged 22, 20 and 18, that’s what you call family planning.
Anjali Bhardwaj has been closely associated with the Right to Information movement in India since the year 2000 and is a co-convenor of the NCPRI. The NCPRI played a pivotal role in campaigning for an effective Right to Information Act in India. NCPRI has been advocating for a series of anti-corruption and grievance redress measures to tackle corruption and redress grievances of people - the Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act, the Whistle Blowers’ Protection Act and the Grievance Redress Bill.
Anjali is the founder of Satark Nagrik Sangathan, a citizens’ group set up in 2003 with a mandate to promote transparency and accountability in government functioning and to encourage active participation of citizens in governance. SNS has pioneered the effort of using the RTI Act to make legislators more responsive and accountable. She is a founding member of RAAG (RTI Assessment & Advocacy Group), set up in 2008 by RTI activists, researchers and academics to create a group dedicated to the ongoing assessment and advocacy of the transparency and accountability regime in India. RAAG has undertaken and published two national assessments of the implementation of the RTI Act.
Anjali is a member of the steering group of the South Asia based Transparency Advisory Group (TAG). She has co-authored the ‘Peoples’ monitoring of the RTI regime in India 2011-13’, released in 2014, and the status report of India published in ‘Empowerment through Information’, a 2-volume set covering the status of RTI in countries in the South Asia region. Anjali studied for an MSc degree in Environmental Management at Oxford University and did her MA in economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University.
Ms.Hala Bou Alwan Head of Risk Market Development GGO Thomson Reuters
Hala is the Head of Risk Market Development GGO, prior to this she was leading the Advisory and Educational Services, Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Thomson Reuters’ Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) business.
Hala is a lawyer by profession, practiced law for several years on diversified natures of crimes and legal breaches. She is a thought leader on the topic of GRC and represents Thomson Reuters with Regulatory Authorities, Central Banks and other Government entities, and in industry events, publications and other forums globally.
Prior to Thomson Reuters, Hala was a Compliance Consultant and a Senior Manager, Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer, at the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Previous to this, Hala headed the AML / Compliance Department at BLOM Bank France. Hala worked for the United Nations Development Project as an Intellectual Property Officer.
A member of the Lebanese Lawyer’s Bar Association, Hala holds a Master’s Degree in Data Processing Law & Artificial Intelligence – Legal Informatics (IT and Law) & Intellectual Property from the Sagesse University (Université La Sagesse" and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
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