Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited

Management Team and Board of Directors - Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund

Senior Management Team

Mr. A Balasubramanian

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. A. Balasubramanian is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. A stalwart of the mutual fund industry, he brings with him nearly three decades of rich experience in the Mutual Fund industry as Portfolio Manager both in Fixed Income and Equity.

Prior to assuming the role of the CEO in 2009, Mr. Balasubramanian served as Chief Investment Officer from 2006-2009. As MD & CEO, Mr. Balasubramanian oversees over INR 2.7 lakh crore in Assets Under Management at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC, one of the leading Asset Managers in India with a 25 year rich legacy of wealth creation for its investors. He also oversees global mandates through its subsidiary company in Singapore and Dubai, apart from overseeing Alternate Investment Funds, Real Estate and PMS business. Before joining ABSLAMC in the year 1994, he worked with GIC Mutual Fund, Can Bank Financial Services and Pandit & Co. between 1989 to 1994.

 
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  • Mr. Mahesh Patil

    Chief Investment Officer

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    Mr. Mahesh Patil

    Chief Investment Officer
    30 years

    Mahesh Patil is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. As the CIO Mahesh oversees INR 2.7 lakh crore of assets under management. With close to thirty years of rich experience in fund and investment management, Mahesh leads the entire investment team, comprising fund managers and analysts.

    Mahesh has been with Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC since 2005, where he started as a Fund Manager. In 2008, Mahesh became the Head – Equity and subsequently Chief Investment Officer (Equity) in 2011. He was given the charge of spearheading the overall investment function as the CIO in 2021. He personally manages funds such as ABSL Frontline Equity and ABSL Focused Equity.

    An Engineer from VJTI, Mumbai, Mahesh is an MBA in Finance from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai. He is also a Charter holder from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFAI), Hyderabad.

  • Ms. Keerti Gupta

    Chief Operation Officer

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    Ms. Keerti Gupta

    Chief Operation Officer

    Ms. Keerti Gupta is the Chief Operation Officer (COO) of Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited (ABSLAMC). She brings with her close to 25 years of rich professional experience and domain expertise in the financial services industry having worked in NBFC, Insurance and Mutual Funds.

    As COO Keerti leads both Operations and IT. Under Operations she manages the entire three-sixty degree experience of the customers as well as distributors. From branch operations, unit administration, fund accounting, customer servicing, customer advocacy and operations excellence, Operations manages the entire back end system of the organisation. IT infrastructure, applications and security also comes under her purview. Keerti is also a member of AMFI’s Operations and Compliance Committee.

    Keerti has been a part of Aditya Birla Capital for nearly two decades. Prior to joining ABSLAMC in 2015 she was part of Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance (ABSLI) for 14 years since its inception where she was part of Treasury, followed by Investment and then heading Risk & Compliance. Before ABSLI she was with Aditya Birla Finance as part of the Sales function managing retail and corporate finance.

    She is an MBA from Ajmer University (now known as Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University).

  • Mr. Parag Joglekar

    Head – Compliance, Risk and Finance & Accounts

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    Mr. Parag Joglekar

    Head – Compliance, Risk and Finance & Accounts

    Parag Joglekar is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Head of Compliance & Risk at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. He has been a part of ABSLAMC since 2006, joining as a Finance Controller and became the CFO in 2010.

    With over two decades of experience, Parag is recognised for his deep functional excellence and has played a crucial role in building the long term growth strategy of ABSLAMC. Other than focussing on strengthening the fundamentals of the company, Parag also heads the Compliance and Risk functions, leading the team strategically and ensuring sound compliance and risk management processes at ABSLAMC.

    Prior to joining Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited, he has worked with Strategic Capital Corporation Limited as Finance Controller and with Air Freight as a Corporate Auditor.

    He is a Chartered & Cost Accountant and is a rank holder in Costing.

  • Ms. Hemanti Wadhwa

    Head Legal - Compliance and Secretarial

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    Ms. Hemanti Wadhwa

    Head Legal - Compliance and Secretarial

    Hemanti Wadhwa is the Head of Legal, Compliance and Secretarial at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited (ABSLAMC). She has been a part of the organization since January 2016.

    Hemanti joins us with nearly two decades of experience in the areas of Compliance, Legal, Audit and Secretarial. She brings with her a deep understanding of corporate administration and is adept in SEBI Laws, Companies Act, PMLA and Prohibition of Insider Trading. She has led multiple audit and regulatory inspections as well as corporate restructuring activities in her career.

    Prior to joining ABSLAMC, she was working with IL&FS Infra Asset Management Limited as Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary. During her over 15 years of mutual fund industry experience, she has performed a key role in alternative business lines like portfolio management services, alternative investment funds, infrastructure debt funds, distribution services and advisory services. She has also worked with Kotak AMC, Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas in the past.

    An LLB & FCS, Hemanti has a Law Degree from Mumbai University and fellowship from Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She also has a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Sydenham College, Mumbai.

  • Mr. Bhavdeep Bhatt

    Head - Retail Sales

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    Mr. Bhavdeep Bhatt

    Head - Retail Sales

    Bhavdeep is Head of Retail Sales at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. He has been a part of the organisation since March 2008. His professional experience spans across fortes of Product Development, Communication, Sales and Business Development, Institutional Sales, Alternate Business and Strategic Sales Group Business.

    In a career span of over two decades, Bhavdeep has led several ‘first-of-its-kind’ innovative products across asset classes that have led to a number of accolades. At Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited, Bhavdeep has conceptualised and executed the launch of a number of product, customer and business solutions like Century SIP, Fixed Income Proposition on Alternate Platform, Sampark (an Inside-Outside Sales initiative for distributor expansion and engagement), Privilege Club 2.0, a loyalty program for IFAs and most recently, Strategic Sales Group.

    Bhavdeep has previously worked with ICICI Prudential AMC Ltd as Head – New Product Development and Communications and with Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund as Vice President - Marketing (Products and Communication). Prior to 2001, he managed Sales and Marketing functions for Kiran Motors Ltd in Surat.

    Bhavdeep has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance and is an alumnus of Bhavnagar University in Gujarat.

  • Mr. Amit Purohit

    Head – Digital Business

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    Mr. Amit Purohit

    Head – Digital Business

    Amit Purohit is Head of Digital Business at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited and has been a part of ABSLAMC since 2017.

    In his current role, Amit leads the team responsible for Digital Business which encompasses, Digital Sales & Strategic Alliances, Digital Marketing, Digital Operations & Customer Experience and Digital Technology. He manages the digital requirements of business verticals like Investor, Distributor and Corporates. He has been instrumental in revamping Digital business and has spearheaded ‘Industry first’ innovations in the Digital space.

    Amit’s career spans over 18 years with prominent industries like BFSI, Telecom and Pharma. In the past, Amit was associated with organizations like Reliance Mutual Fund, Tata Docomo and ICICI Bank for business functions like Marketing, Product Management and Strategic Sales & Business Development.

    Amit holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pune University, Maharashtra and is a BMGI certified Green Belt holder in Six Sigma.

  • Mr. Anil Shyam

    Head – Alternate Business & ETF

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    Mr. Anil Shyam

    Head – Alternate Business & ETF

    Anil Shyam is Head of Alternate Business at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. He has over two decades of experience and has been associated with the Aditya Birla Group for 11 years. He joined ABSLAMC as Zonal Head for Institutional Business in North Zone in 2007.

    Before being elevated to his current position, he was Co-Head of Retail Sales. He currently manages the entire alternate business segment of the AMC comprising, PMS, AIF, ETF and Real Estate. Anil has been integral to the company’s exponential growth both in terms of AUM as well as its customer base.

    In the past, Anil has been associated with organisations such as J.M Financial, ICICI, Cholamandalam in Institutional Sales function and A. K. Capital Services Pvt. Ltd.

    Anil holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Control and is also a degree holder in Journalism and Mass Communication.

  • Mr. Deepak Gupta

    Head - Customer Value Management

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    Mr. Deepak Gupta

    Head - Customer Value Management

    Deepak Gupta is Head of Customer Value Management at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. Deepak has been a part of the company for over a decade now and joined ABSLAMC in 2008 as North Zonal Head of Retail Sales. Prior to leading the Emerging Market (EM) growth for the company he was the Co-Head of Retail Sales in 2013.

    In his earlier role, Deepak was responsible for managing Emerging Markets & Lead Management System verticals. Under Emerging markets, Deepak was responsible for geographical expansion of the organisation by reaching out to new untapped markets in the country. Through strong processes and a multi-function model he has also enabled creating a robust lead management system.

    With an extensive experience of 28 years of which around 20 years was in Retail Sales in the Mutual Fund industry Deepak’s forte is building a strong retail presence and customer reach.

    Deepak started his career with Nerolac Paints and moved to Banking. He then joined Kothari Pioneer AMC in 1998. Prior to joining ABSLAMC, he has worked with ICICI Prudential AMC as and Franklin Templeton AMC in Retail Sales function.

    He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Hans Raj College, New Delhi University.

  • Mr. Sidharth Damani

    Head – Business Enablement & Marketing

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    Mr. Sidharth Damani

    Head – Business Enablement & Marketing

    Siddharth Damani is Head of Business Enablement at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited, overseeing Products, Marketing and Digital. He has been associated with the organisation for over 2 decades since the time of his joining as a Management Trainee.

    In his earlier role Siddharth was the Co-Head of Retail Sales and Distribution. He has been instrumental in expanding the company’s retail base, setting up new branches and building a strong distribution network. With a rich experience of over 20 years, he has held various strategic positions and led the sales teams across the East, South and West Zones of the country.

    Siddharth holds a Master’s Degree in International Finance from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

  • Mr. KS Rao

    Head – Investor Education and Distribution Development

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    Mr. KS Rao

    Head – Investor Education and Distribution Development

    KS Rao is Head of Investor Education and Distribution Development at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited and has been a part of the Aditya Birla family for close to a decade.

    At ABSLAMC, he has spearheaded the mission of Financial Literacy and Investor Education reaching out to various demographic segments across geographies to help inculcate savings as habit. He has been instrumental in developing innovative modules such as 'My First Paycheck', 'Money Lab', ‘Nivesh Mahakumbh’, and 'Samriddhi' to name a few. He also manages the various distributor management initiatives at the AMC.

    In a career spanning two decades in the Mutual Fund Industry, he has worked across a variety of disciplines including sales and distribution, marketing, product, strategy and business development. In his previous role in ABSLAMC he has also led the retail sales and distribution across the South region. He was recognized as a leader, manager and team player, with a proven track record of establishing the retail sales channel for South and significantly scaling-up and driving channel sales.

    An alumnus of IIM-Calcutta, Rao holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance. He is a Chartered Wealth Manager, with a double Post Graduate in Portfolio Management and International Business.

  • Mr. Vikas Mathur

    Head – Institutional Sales

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    Mr. Vikas Mathur

    Head – Institutional Sales

    Vikas Mathur is the Head of Institutional Sales at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. He comes in with a rich experience of over 18 years in Retail and Institutional Sales in both Asset Management and Insurance businesses. He has been a part of ABSLAMC since August 2008. Vikas was leading North Zone Retail Sales and Institutional Sales prior to his current role of heading Institutional Sales.

    Vikas has previously worked with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and was part of the Sales and Distribution function.

    Vikas has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from IIPM and an Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Satyabama Engg. College, Chennai.

  • Mr. Hirak Bhattacharjee

    Head – Human Resources, Admin and Business Excellence

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    Mr. Hirak Bhattacharjee

    Head – Human Resources, Admin and Business Excellence

    Hirak Bhattacharjee is the Head of Human Resources, Admin and Business Excellence at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. Hirak has been a part of the Aditya Birla Capital family for over three years.

    Hirak brings with him more than two decades of rich experience across multiple industries such as Manufacturing, Consumer Sales, NBFC, Banking and Insurance. With his expertise in Strategic HR, Compensation & Benefits, using lean and Six Sigma to bring efficiencies into HR operations, and leveraging HR Analytics to derive insight and generate value he has enabled organizations to scale up their people practices and deliver value.

    Prior to joining the mutual fund business, Hirak was heading Sales HR & Compensation, HR Legal for Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance where he played a key role in increasing sales productivity and strengthening talent practices. He has also worked with companies such as, Shaw Wallace, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Trent Hypermarket where he was instrumental in conceptualizing and designing people processes which helped in building long term sustainability.

    Hirak graduated from Fergusson College, Pune in 1996 and completed his Post-graduation in Personnel Management from XISS, Ranchi in 1998.

  • Mr. Shailesh Patkar

    Chief Information Security Officer

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    Mr. Shailesh Patkar

    Chief Information Security Officer

    Mr. Shailesh Patkar has 11 years’ experience in Information Technology & Cyber Security domain.

    He joined ABSLAMC in October 2015 as an Information Security Officer and was responsible for managing organization’s security status by orchestrating process-people-technological resources towards achieving business security objectives.

    Prior to joining ABSLAMC, he was associated with Multi Commodity Exchange of India managing information security portfolio. He was also associated with the Aditya Birla Group for around 4 years.

Board Of Directors
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  • Mr. Colm Joseph Freyne

    Associate Director

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    Mr. Colm Joseph Freyne

    Associate Director
    Chartered Accountant in Ireland and Canada, B. Comm. (Honours) University College, Dublin

    Mr. Freyne has over 35 years of experience in the areas of corporate finance planning, taxation, capital and investor relations. Mr. Freyne joined Sun Life in 2003 and currently is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sun Life Financial Inc. and on the Board of: MFS Investment Management, Sun Life Global Investment Inc. and Sun Life of Canada (U.S) Financial Services Holdings Inc.

  • Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla

    Associate Director & Chairman

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    Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla

    Associate Director & Chairman
    C.A., M.B.A. (London Business School)

    Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman of the US $ 41 billion multinational Aditya Birla Group, operating in 36 countries across 6 continents.

    Mr. Birla chairs the Boards of all of the Group’s major companies in India and globally. Among its clutch of companies globally feature Novelis, Columbian Chemicals, Aditya Birla Minerals, Aditya Birla Chemicals, Thai Carbon Black, Alexandria Carbon Black, Domsjö Fabriker and Terrace Bay Pulp Mill, among others. In India, he chairs the Boards of Hindalco, Grasim, UltraTech, Aditya Birla Capital and Idea. Under his stewardship, the Aditya Birla Group enjoys a position of leadership in all the major sectors in which it operates.

    Mr. Birla is deeply engaged with Educational Institutions. He is the Chancellor, of the renowned Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), with campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. He is the Chairman of IIT, Delhi and IIM, Ahmedabad and a Director of the G. D. Birla Medical Research & Education Foundation.

    He serves on the London Business School’s Asia Pacific Advisory Board and is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School. He is the Chairman of Rhodes India Scholarship Committee.

    Mr. Birla has won recognition globally and in India for his exemplary contribution to leadership processes and institution/systems building.

    A firm practitioner of the trusteeship concept, Mr. Birla has institutionalized the concept of caring and giving at the Aditya Birla Group. With his mandate, the Group is involved in meaningful welfare driven activities that distinctively impact the quality of life of the weaker sections of society, surrounding hundreds of villages that are among the poorest in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Egypt.

    A Commerce Graduate from the Bombay University, Mr. Birla is a Chartered Accountant. He earned an MBA from the London Business School.

  • Mr. Ajay Srinivasan

    Associate Director

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    Mr. Ajay Srinivasan

    Associate Director
    B.A. Economics (Hons.), PGDM, IIM -Ahmedabad

    Ajay Srinivasan is the Chief Executive Officer at Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL), the holding company of all the financial services businesses of the Aditya Birla Group. Ajay joined the Aditya Birla Group in 2007 and in his role as the leader of the business at Aditya Birla Capital, he has successfully led and transformed the organization into a Universal Financial Solutions provider focusing on the Protecting, Investing and Financing needs of our customers. In the last decade that Ajay has led our Financial Services business, the organization has grown from 5 business entities in 2007 to 13 businesses in 2018.

    As an organization, Aditya Birla Capital has grown from a revenue of Rs. 19.27 billion, PBT of Rs. – 1 billion, AUM of Rs. 252.23 billion and a lending book of Rs. 5.9 billion in 2007 to a revenue of Rs. 134.3 billion, PBT of Rs. 15.5 billion, AUM of more than Rs. 3,000 billion and a lending book of Rs. 514 billion as on March 31st, 2018.

    Ajay’s leadership has enabled Aditya Birla Capital Limited to become one of the largest non-bank financial services players in India with leadership positions in several verticals. Under Ajay’s guidance, ABC’s Protecting solutions have grown to cover Life, Health, Motor, Travel and Corporate General Insurance. The Investing solutions include Mutual Funds, Wealth Management, Stocks & Securities, Private Equity, PMS, Pension Funds and Real Estate Investment. The Financing solutions encompass Home Finance, Personal Finance, SME Finance, Real Estate Finance, Corporate Finance and DCM & Loan Syndication.

    Ajay’s experience in the financial services industry spans across 3 decades, with 16 years of being a CEO of CEO’s. He has a track record of setting up and successfully scaling multiple business entities, not just in India but also internationally.

    Before joining the Aditya Birla Group, Ajay was Chief Executive - Fund Management at Prudential Corporation Asia, based in Hong Kong between January 2001 and July 2007. Under Ajay’s leadership, Prudential’s fund management operations in Asia grew rapidly, with total funds under management of about USD 70 Bn, making it the second largest retail fund manager in Asia at that time. As a member of Prudential Corporation Asia’s Board of Directors, Ajay also oversaw the development of Prudential’s retirement business in Asia. Prior to his stint at Prudential, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer for the India operations of ITC Threadneedle Asset Management.

    A B.A with Honours in Economics from St Stephens College, University of Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Ajay is engaged with several bodies including the CII and is a member of the Advisory Board of the City of London.

  • Mr. A. Balasubramanian

    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

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    Mr. A. Balasubramanian

    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. A. Balasubramanian is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. A stalwart of the mutual fund industry, he brings with him nearly three decades of rich experience in the Mutual Fund industry as Portfolio Manager both in Fixed Income and Equity.

    Prior to assuming the role of the CEO in 2009, Mr. Balasubramanian served as Chief Investment Officer from 2006-2009. As MD & CEO, Mr. Balasubramanian oversees over Rs. 2.5 lakh crore in Assets Under Management at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC, one of the leading Asset Managers in India with a 25 year rich legacy of wealth creation for its investors. He also oversees global mandates through its subsidiary company in Singapore and Dubai, apart from overseeing Alternate Investment Funds, Real Estate and PMS business. Before joining ABSLAMC in the year 1994, he worked with GIC Mutual Fund, Can Bank Financial Services and Pandit & Co. between 1989 to 1994.

    Mr. Balasubramanian has been awarded CEO of the Year title by Asia Asset Management in 2018 and 2020. Under his leadership, the AMC has been won accolades from various external and media agencies. He has been conferred with Aditya Birla Group’s Outstanding Leader Award in 2015 and Leader of Leaders Award in 2018 by the Group Chairman Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla.

    Mr. Balasubramanian is closely associated with key industry bodies. Currently, he is on the Board of Governors of National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), which is a SEBI established entity. He is also a member of SEBI Investor Protection and Education Fund (IPEF) and the Corporate Bonds and Securitization Advisory Committee (CoBoSAC). Apart from these prestigious roles, he plays an active role in AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India) as a Director of the Board. He has also held the position of Chairman of AMFI for 2 years from 2016-2018.

    Mr. Balasubramanian is involved with philanthropic work through various charitable organisations. He is actively engaged in initiatives towards Mother & Child healthcare, and supporting Indian Art & Culture. He is one of the active members at Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre for Child Heart Care. He is also associated with Sathya Sai University, Gulbarga that imparts knowledge on Human Excellence to students during their higher education. He promotes Indian Arts and Village Traditional Culture by being a Trustee at Melattur Bhagavata Mela Foundation.

    He has done his BSc in Mathematics and MBA, apart from being an Alumnus of IIM Bangalore and Harvard University through their Advanced Management Programme.

  • Mr. Sandeep Asthana

    Associate Director

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    Mr. Sandeep Asthana

    Associate Director
    B. Tech from IIT Mumbai, MBA from IIM Lucknow.

    He is the Country Head – India, at Sun Life Financial Inc. and in this role he is responsible for the Sun Life's India Offices. Prior to this, as the India Representative of RGA Reinsurance Co., India Liaison Office, and later as the Managing Director of RGA Services (I) Pvt. Ltd., he was in charge of building RGA's brand and business in India. He was RGA's first Indian hire and helped them build their business in India. He has also worked with Zurich Risk Management Services Pvt. Ltd. from April 2000 to Dec 2002 and was responsible for putting together entry plans for life insurance and non-life insurance by Zurich Financial Services. Prior to this, he has worked with Unit Trust of India from June 1993 to April 2000, in various capacities and has successfully led the research and planning efforts of the Unit Trust of India during his tenure with them.

  • Mr. Bobby Parikh

    Independent Director

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    Mr. Bobby Parikh

    Independent Director
    B.Com, C.A

    Mr. Bobby Parikh is the co-founder and the Chief Mentor of BMR Advisors, a professional services firm offering a range of Tax, Risk and M&A advisory for businesses of all sizes, at the national and international levels. Mr. Parikh leads the Financial Services practice of BMR Advisors. He has extensively advised, over the past 20 years, including numerous financial services sector players and is credited for developing and implementing the first offshore fund structure to invest in India from Mauritius. Prior to founding BMR Advisors, Mr. Parikh led the Financial Services practice at Messrs. Arthur Andersen and at Messrs. Ernst & Young.

  • Mr. Bharat Patel

    Independent Director

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    Mr. Bharat Patel

    Independent Director
    B.A., M.A.,MBA.

    Mr. Bharat Patel is the former Chairman of Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd. and presently the Chairman of Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA). He has over 41 years of varied experience in the field of marketing, finance, sales, exports, manufacturing, etc. Currently, Mr. Patel is on the Board of NESCO Ltd., Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. and Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd. 

    Mr. Patel is a graduate from the University of Baroda and has done his MA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and MBA from the University of Michigan.

  • Ms. Alka Marezban Bharucha

    Independent Director

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    Ms. Alka Marezban Bharucha

    Independent Director
    B.A.(Hons.), University of Bombay. LL.B, University of Bombay. LL.M, University of London. Solicitor, High Court, Mumbai. Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales.

    Ms. Alka Marezban Bharucha chairs the transactions practice at Bharucha & Partners, which is a full service law firm established in 2008. Her core areas of expertise are mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, banking and finance. Ms. Alka's general corporate work includes the establishment of mutual funds and providing regulatory advice to foreign institutional investors, foreign venture capital investors, merchant bankers and other financial intermediaries.

    Ms. Alka Marezban Bharucha has particular experience acting for financial services clients as well as those in the telecommunications, power and logistics sector and is also actively engaged in representing trans-national corporations for investments in retail, defence and manufacturing space.

  • Mr. Harish Engineer

    Independent Director

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    Mr. Harish Engineer

    Independent Director
    Diploma in Business Management from Hazarimal Somani College, Mumbai (India), Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University (India)

    Mr. Harish Engineer has worked extensively for over 40 years in the Banking sector from 1968 till his retirement in 2013. He was employed with HDFC Bank Limited and Bank of America. During his stint at HDFC Bank Limited, he headed Wholesale Banking for All India Business for Financial Institution, Corporate Banking groups and capital markets group, etc. During his stint with Bank of America, he worked in India and various offshore locations in operations and corporate credit management. He also represented International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington as nominee Director on the Board of Bhutan National Bank.

  • Mr. Navin Puri

    Independent Director

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    Mr. Navin Puri

    Independent Director
    Bachelor of Commerce, Chartered Accountant and MBA

    Mr. Navin Puri brings with him over three decades of expertise in the Banking and Financial services spanning HDFC BANK and ANZ Grindlays Bank. As Country Head – Branch Banking with HDFC Bank, he has built the largest, most profitable and admired financial distribution network, spanning across the whole of India including rural geography. He has in - depth knowledge and understanding of the Indian Financial Retail Market and has been a catalyst in driving digitalization and improving customer experience. Mr. Puri brings in considerable expertise in managing regulatory /legal compliance and has successfully executed four mergers. He was also involved in the CSR initiatives across India during his earlier stint.

Investment Team
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  • Ms. Sunaina da Cunha

    Co-Head – Fixed Income (Credit)

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    Ms. Sunaina da Cunha

    Co-Head – Fixed Income (Credit)
    17 years

    Sunaina da Cunha is the Co-Head of Fixed Income at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. She has a rich experience of 17 years in fixed income fund management with an expertise in structuring bond solution and credit transactions. As Co-Head, Sunaina leads the overall credit portfolio of the AMC.

    She has been a part of the Aditya Birla Group since 2004 having started as a Group Management Trainee in Aditya Birla Management Corporation Private Limited.

    Sunaina is a CFA Charter Holder from the CFA Institute, Virginia, USA. She is also an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi.

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  • Mr. Kaustubh Gupta

    Co-Head – Fixed Income

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    Mr. Kaustubh Gupta

    Co-Head – Fixed Income
    17 years

    Kaustubh Gupta is the Co-Head of Fixed Income at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited (ABSLAMC). Kaustubh brings with him 17 years of extensive investment experience having worked in various capacity of treasury finance, liquidity management and fund management. As Co-Head, Kaustubh leads the overall fixed income portfolio management.

    Prior to joining ABSLAMC in 2009, Kaustubh worked with ICICI Bank for 5 year in the Asset Liability Management team.

    Kaustubh is a Chartered Account and CFA (Level 2) by qualification.

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  • Mr. Mohit Sharma

    Senior Fund Manager

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    Mr. Mohit Sharma

    Senior Fund Manager
    15 years

    Mohit Sharma is a Senior Fund Manager with Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited (ABSLAMC), with total experience of over 15 years.

    Mohit has been part of ABSLAMC for last 5 years. His prior experience include stints at Standard Chartered Bank, ICICI Bank, Irevna Limited (Subsidiary of CRISIL) and as an entrepreneur.
    br> Mohit did his Management Studies from IIM Calcutta (2005) and Engineering studies from IIT Madras (2003).

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  • Mr. Bhupesh Bameta

    Fund Manager & Economist

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    Mr. Bhupesh Bameta

    Fund Manager & Economist
    12 years

    Bhupesh Bameta is a Fund Manager and Economist with Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. He brings with him an overall experience of 12 years in the financial services industry, and joined ABSLAMC’s Fixed Income Investment team in December 2017.

    Prior to joining ABSLAMC he was the Head of Research in Forex and Rates Desk at Edelweiss Securities Limited, covering global and Indian forex markets and economies. He was also associated with Quant Capital for 6 years as an Economist and was covering Indian and global economy and markets.

    Bhupesh is an Engineering graduate from IIT-Kanpur and was All India Rank 1 in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). He also holds the CFA Charter (USA).

    Fund Managed by :Mr. Bhupesh Bameta
    Total Schemes managed by {fundmanagername} is {fundmanagerfundcount}
    Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of (regular / direct) plan.
  • Mr. Anuj Jain

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    Mr. Anuj Jain

    Fund Manager
    14 years

    Anuj Jain is a fund manager with Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. He has an overall experience of 14 years in the financial services industry. He joined ABSLAMC in August 2017 as Senior Credit Analyst-Fixed Income.

    Prior to joining ABSLAMC he was the Deputy General Manager and Head of Financial Sector Ratings at CARE Ratings Ltd. for about 9 years. Prior to that he was associated with Bank of America Continuum Solutions for more than a year as an Analyst covering the Global Technology sector.

    Anuj has done MBA from NMIMS and is CFA level 2.

    Fund Managed by :Mr. Anuj Jain
    Total Schemes managed by {fundmanagername} is {fundmanagerfundcount}
    Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of (regular / direct) plan.
  • Mr. Mohamed Irfan

    Fund Manager

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    Mr. Mohamed Irfan

    Fund Manager
    8 years

    Mohamed Irfan is a fund manager with Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. He has an overall experience of 8 years spanning across investment research, finance and strategy in the Aditya Birla Group. He has been associated with the fixed income investments team of ABSLAMC since 2016.

    Prior to this role, he worked with the Chief Economist in the Group’s Corporate Economics Cell.
    Irfan is an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

    Fund Managed by :Mr. Mohamed Irfan
    Total Schemes managed by {fundmanagername} is {fundmanagerfundcount}
    Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of (regular / direct) plan.
  • Ms. Monika Gandhi

    Fund Manager

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    Ms. Monika Gandhi

    Fund Manager
    16 years

    Monika Gandhi is a fund manager with Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. She has an overall experience of more than 16 years in Banking and Financial Services industry.

    She joined ABSLAMC in August 2017 as a Senior Credit Analyst – Fixed Income. She has been working closely with other Fund Managers and team members in the investment team.

    Prior to joining ABSLAMC, she was a Deputy General Manager in IDBI Bank for 13 years wherein she handled project appraisal, credit evaluation and credit monitoring for Large and Mid-Corporates.

    Monika is Chartered Accountant and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.

    Fund Managed by :Ms. Monika Gandhi
    Total Schemes managed by {fundmanagername} is {fundmanagerfundcount}
    Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of (regular / direct) plan.
  • Mr. Harshil Suvarnkar

    Fund Manager

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    Mr. Harshil Suvarnkar

    Fund Manager
    11 years

    Harshil Suvarnkar is a fund manager with Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited. He has an overall experience of 11 years in the financial services industry.

    Prior to joining ABSLAMC he was associated with Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited for 10 years as Head - Markets, Treasury heading treasury investments, Asset Liability Management (ALM) and capital market borrowings.

    He has a Master’s degree in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), University of Mumbai and Post-Graduate Diploma in Securities Law from Government Law College.

    Fund Managed by :Mr. Harshil Suvarnkar
    Total Schemes managed by {fundmanagername} is {fundmanagerfundcount}
    Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of (regular / direct) plan.
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