advisory board

Alfred Mendoza

Nominee Director

Mr. Alfred Mendoza is the Director – Investments and Risk Management for Alternative Assets of New Investment Solutions (N.I.S). He has an experience of 20+ years in the finance industry as he has worked with various companies like UBS Investment Bank as Associate Director – Investment Banking, White Deer Production Company, Inc. as Principal- Family Office, Thor Equities, LLC as a Financial Analyst, Reinvest, SA as an Acquisitions Officer and New York Life Investments as an Assistant Vice President, New York Life Real Estate Investors.He has completed his Bachelor of Arts in History from Amherst College followed by a Diploma in Business Studies from the London School of Economics. He holds a post-graduate degree in Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He speaks various languages including English, French, and German.

Arjun Malhotra


Mr. Malhotra is CEO and Chairman of Headstrong, a global IT-based Financial Services company. He is a winner of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Award and a recipient of the Albert Einstein Technology Medal . He co-founded the HCL group, one of India’s largest Info Tech corporations, in 1975. Mr. Malhotra is a member of the Executive Committee of NASSCOM, India’s industry organisation for IT & ITeS Services. He is also a Charter Member and Chairman of the Global Board of Trustees of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a non-profit network of over 10,000 members in nine countries. TiE fosters global entrepreneurship through mentoring and networking.

Bina Singh

Non-Executive Director

One of the promoter directors, Bina Singh is currently responsible for the group’s CSR initiatives. She operates a non-profit organisation for community development and has been a member of the Delhi Commission for Women, the Delhi Juvenile Board and the Delhi Social Welfare Board. She is a graduate in mechanical engineering from IIT, Delhi and holds the distinction of being IIT’s first woman mechanical engineer.

Gurcharan Das

Non-Executive Director

An author, commentator, public intellectual and a regular speaker, addressing the management of some of the world’s leading corporations, Gurcharan Das is on the board of several global advisory companies. He was the CEO of Procter and Gamble (P&G) India, the Managing Director, P&G (Strategic Planning) and the Chairman and Managing Director of Richardson Hindustan. After graduating from Harvard University, he attended Harvard Business School (AMP), where he is featured in three case studies.

Jayati Chatterjee

Non-Executive Director

A teacher by profession, Jayati Chatterjee is a promoter director of the company. She has a keen interest in financial services and over two decades of experience under her belt. Currently, she is a part of the company’s CSR Committee and plays a pivotal role in all the social initiatives.

Masakazu Osawa

Nominee Director

Mr. Masakazu Osawa is Chief Executive of Japan’s MUFG Bank for Asia Pacific region. He oversees the safety and soundness of the bank’s operations across 18 markets in the region, spanning South Asia, East Asia, South-East Asia as well as Oceania. Mr. Osawa also has oversight of the Bank’s business promotions with the Global Corporates, Japanese Corporates and Commercial Banking business groups. He is based in Singapore, the regional headquarters for MUFG APAC. A seasoned banker with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Osawa has played instrumental roles in managing and driving MUFG’s businesses and digital strategies for growth. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Osawa helmed and drove MUFG’s digital transformation to achieve sustainable growth and enhance shareholder value over the medium-to-long term as Head of Digital Service Business Group and Chief Digital Transformation Officer (CDTO), roles which he held for both MUFG Group and the bank. Mr. Osawa holds a Master of Laws from the University of Chicago Law School in Illinois, USA. He also has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

Meena Hemchandra


Meena Hemchandra had an illustrious career of 35 years with the Reserve Bank of India. Appointed in 2015 as Executive Director for the supervision of banks, non-banking financial companies and cooperative banks, she headed various departments, including external investment and operations (which manages India’s reserves), foreign exchange department, Mumbai regional office of the banking supervision and College of Agricultural Banking in her earlier tenure. She retired from the Bank in November 2017. She holds a master’s degree (MA) in Economics from Madurai Kamaraj University, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (from ICFAI) and has received executive training on advance risk management from the Wharton School, USA.

Nipendar Kochhar

Non-Executive Director

A Chartered Accountant by training, Nipendar Kochhar is a senior level banker and financial services executive with over 35 years of experience, which entailed building, revitalising and strengthening the bottom-line profitability and growth of businesses. He has also masterminded back and front office, finance and technology operations. He has been the Managing Director of Société Générale, the CEO, Citibank (Zurich / New York), the CFO ABN Amro Bank (Singapore / Zurich) and the SVP National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia.

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