Our Team

Abhishek Trivedi
Associate – Credit

Abhishek holds PGDM from IIM Shillong. Prior joining IFMR Capital, he worked with ICICI bank as a Relationship Manager in SME and Corporate Agri Group. Cricket remains his passion since childhood and he has played second division state level cricket for Bengal. He likes reading fiction and travelling to new places especially forest reserves.

Abhinandan Singh
Associate – SBL & Housing

Abhinandan holds an MBA from IIT Roorkee. Prior to joining IFMR Capital, he worked as an Associate with Boston Analytics.

Amey Avinash Patole
Senior Associate – Microfinance

Amey completed his MBA from IIM Trichy with a specialization in Finance. He was previously associated with ICICI Bank Ltd as an Accounts Manager under the Commercial Banking Group. He has a keen interest in financial analysis and corporate valuation.

His hobbies include playing football, he used to play as a defender in the Third Division of the Pune District Football Association (PDFA).

Amit Mandhanya
Director & Head – Vehicle Finance

Amit graduated from Institute of Rural Management, Anand in 2008. During 2008-11, he worked with Indian Oil Corporation Limited and was involved in identifying new business opportunities for the company in the Bio-fuels space. During the last year, he was working with Micro Credit Ratings International Limited, where he was involved in credit ratings of MFIs. He is a CFA Level 3 candidate. His hobbies include reading and travelling.

Aniket Deshpande
Head – Microfinance Business

Aniket joined IFMR Capital in May 2012 and has earlier worked with D.E. Shaw India, Hyderabad. Aniket completed his MBA from IRMA, Gujarat and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. His interests include traveling, reading and rocknroll music.

Ankush Goyal
Senior Associate – Housing & Small Business Finance

Ankush completed his MBA from Goa Institute of Management and Engineering from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology. Prior to joining IFMR, he worked with JP Morgan, Mumbai as a Financial Analyst for a period of one and a half years, and with Infosys, Pune as a Systems Engineer for a period of two years. He has cleared all the three levels of CFA. His interests include travelling, playing cricket, table tennis, swimming and listening to music.

Anshul Gupta
Senior Associate – Structuring

Anshul completed his B-Tech from IIT Roorkee in 2012. Prior to joining IFMR Capital he was working with Deutsche Bank in Structured Finance Trusteeship Vertical. He has completed all the three levels of CFA and level one of FRM. His hobbies include playing snooker, pool, reading non-fiction, and watching TV Series.

Arjun Sood
Senior Associate – Vehicle Finance

Arjun Post Graduated from the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) in the year 2013. Before joining IFMR Capital he has worked with IFMR Rural Finance for two and a half years. At IFMR Rural Finance his work focused on financial product structuring, process design and relationship management. During his work at IFMR Rural Finance, he has also worked with the business team to create a market for the Financial Technology (FinTech) solutions offered by the company.
He has also had short stints with Standard Chartered Bank, EXIM Bank and IFMR Rural Finance.
He enjoys classic rock, rock and roll music and online strategy games.

Ashish Thekkekara
Head – Agri Business

Ashish is a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Forest Management – Bhopal. Prior to joining IFMR Capital, he worked with the Business Incubation team at Villgro Innovations Foundation, a leading social business incubator in India. At Villgro, his work revolved around building and managing Villgro’s investment portfolio. Ashish has worked closely with various start-up social enterprises across diverse sectors to help them build strong models of sustainable & profitable businesses. He has also been actively involved in promoting entrepreneurship among students through Villgro’s student engagement programs. In his free time, he enjoys embarking on road trips, cooking and catching up with friends.

Bhoomika Kesaria
Senior Associate – Structuring

Bhoomika has worked with Goldman Sachs as an Associate in Hedge Funds Capital Introductions. She has experience in capital introductions, business development, investment analysis, strategy execution and information technology. Bhoomika has also worked with Wipro as Assistant Manager in Corporate Strategy. She holds an MBA in Finance from Goa Institute of Management.

Deepali Panda
Associate – Structuring

Deepali completed her PGDM-RM from Xavier Institute of Management and B.Tech Agriculture Engineering from Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology.

Prior to joining IFMR Capital, she was working with Jindal Steel & Power Limited in Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications domain.

Her hobbies include reading, travelling & photography.

Degala Chaitanya
Associate – Data Science

Chaitanya holds a B.tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras. He comes with an experience in the field of Analytics & Operations.Chaitanya started his career with Humotronix software Pvt.Ltd, in Pune as cofounder-Analytics/Operations. He takes interests in exploring the data, finding patterns in it and building an intuition model out of it, drawing conclusions and making predictions, communicate through his solutions.

Gaurav Kumar
Senior Partner & Head

Gaurav is one of the founding members of IFMR Capital and heads the Origination business. His role in the company involves building strategic partnerships with clients, business origination, creditappraisal, structuring and strategy. He has been instrumental in building the underwriting framework for underlying sectors and has led the company’s expansion across asset class. He has led due diligence on more than 150 financial institutions spread across microfinance, affordable housing, small business loan companies, vehicle finance and agrifinance. Gaurav has also led and closed more than 200 structured transactions including securitization, credit enhanced bonds, and NCDs. He worked on the world’s first multi-originator securitization of micro loans in India in 2010 as well as India’s first revolver securitization of micro-loans in 2011. Gaurav has an undergraduate degree in Geoinformatics from Delhi University and a master’s degree from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He represented his college in basketball and likes reading and sampling diverse cuisines.

Jagadeesh Balu
Associate Director – Origination

Jagadeesh completed his engineering from CEG, Chennai and PGDM from IIM Lucknow. He has worked across Infosys (Software Engineer), Axis Bank (Credit Analyst, Mumbai) and Spark Capital (Investment Banking Associate, Chennai)

His hobbies are watching movies & cricket, listening to music and playing chess.

Jaskiran Khera
Associate – Origination

Jaskiran holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies, and a Master’s (Master of Management Studies) from Xavier Institute of Management & Research (XIMR), Mumbai. She has worked on the Study of Feasibility of Weather Derivatives in India, at the Economic Policy and Research Department of The National Stock Exchange of India. She likes reading fiction. Apart from reading, her interests lie in music, dancing and traveling

Joseph Augustine
Associate – Structuring

Joseph completed his PGDM from Goa Institute of Management. Prior to that he graduated in Mechanical Engineering. His interests include travelling, swimming and trekking

Mohammad Sohail
Senior Associate- Structuring

Sohail completed his B.Tech. from VIT, Vellore in 2010. After graduation he worked with Infosys for two years. He holds a PGDM from IIM Shillong. In his free time, he solves puzzles, clicks pictures and blogs.

Nikhil Mardia
Head – Corporate Finance

Nikhil was previously part of the Corporate Finance team at Global Analytics in Chennai, where he worked on financial modelling, forecasting, cash budgeting and data analysis. Prior to that, he worked as an investment analyst with an Akron (Ohio, USA) based Investment Management Company.

Prasanna Kumar V L V
Senior Associate- Structuring

Prasanna completed his PGDM from IIM Shillong. Prior to that, he was associated with Infosys working as Systems Engineer. He holds an undergraduate degree from Acharya Nagarjuna University. His interests include reading fiction and listening to music.

Raghavendra Bavirisetty
Associate – Credit

Raghavendra is an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, he was previously associated with Crisil Global Research & Analytics division as a Research Analyst in a proprietary global stock valuation team. Prior to this he worked for 3 years in Brahmayya & Co., Chartered Accountants, Chennai as an Intern. His interests include biking, cooking, playing badminton and volunteering for community activities.

Rahul Jain
Director & Head – Credit

Rahul joined the Treasury Team of IFMR Capital in June, 2011. Rahul is an Engineering graduate from IIT Kanpur and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore. He has extensive work experience in a wide range of sectors such as Power, Energy & Utilities, Automotives, IT and ITES. He has worked as Senior Manager Finance in Hinduja Global Solutions Limited (HGSL) and was responsible for the budgeting and pricing. He has worked in Finance & Accounts in HGSL and in Corporate Treasury in Ashok Leyland as part of Hinduja Leadership Program (HLP). His hobbies include playing badminton and interests include non-linear optimisation, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.

Robin Tyagi
Senior Associate – Structuring

Robin is a professional with well-rounded experience of two years in Structured Trade Review (Equity derivatives) at Crisil GR&A . Prior to this experience, he completed his post-graduation in Finance from Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR) & cleared FRM. In his spare time, he likes to read & follow Manchester Utd.

Rupesh Kumar
Associate Director & Head – Origination

Rupesh Kumar has worked in Banking and Technology space for the last 10 years. Prior to joining IFMR Capital, he was working with Yes Bank for over 5 years where he handled corporate relationships of Financial Institutions like Banks and Capital Markets. Rupesh has also worked extensively in Rural Banking segment where he managed wholesale and BC relationships and designed products primarily in microfinance space.

Partner & Head-Structuring

Satya joined IFMR Capital in January 2012. Prior to this she was with IFMR Trust for over a year. She has also been working with IFMR Finance Foundation, researching Long-Term Debt Markets and Securitization. Satya graduated with a PGDM-Finance from IFMR in 2010 and holds an undergraduate degree in computer applications. Her interests include reading, progressive art and Indian classical music.

Saloni Agarwal
Associate – Credit

Saloni completed her MBA from Vedica Scholars Programme for Women and has a degree in Physics (Hons.) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. She was associated with Teach For India and has experience in teaching and mentoring children.

Shaik Mohammed Irfan Basha
Partner & Head – Housing and Small Business Finance

Before joining IFMR Capital, Irfan was with IFMR Mezzanine’s Origination team from April 2010. He brings with him investment experience specializing in unsecured debt. Before his MBA from IRMA, Irfan worked with the Railways as Ticket Examiner. He holds an M. Com from Osmania University and is also a CFA Level 3 candidate. He enjoys dancing and playing cricket.

Shyam Sundar
Associate Director – Housing and Small Business Finance

Shyam Sundar is an Electrical and Electronics engineer from Kumaraguru College of Technology, Anna University, Coimbatore and a management graduate from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. Prior to joining IFMR, he was part of Corporate Banking Group of ICICI Bank handling clients in Auto, Infrastructure and NBFC sectors. He also served as Regional Business Head of Business Loans Group and handled close to 200 small business loan relationships for ICICI in Chennai.

Sukesh Kumar Singla
Senior Associate – Origination

Sukesh Singla, an IIM Kozhikode graduate, class of 2012, has diverse experience in Strategy Planning and Execution, Operational setup and Business Development at L&T Finance’s housing finance arm. He has advised senior management and worked directly with them in business setup and operations and thereby contributed in L&T Finance’s exponential growth in mortgage business. He is also IIIT Hyderabad alumnus and has experience in software development before post-graduation; he has contributed in projects which helped Samsung achieve leadership position in US market.

In his free time he enjoys bike trips and writing poetry.

Urmila Khatri
Senior Associate – Credit

Urmila completed her PGDM with specialization in ‘Developmental Sustainable Finance’ from IFMR B School. Prior to IFMR, she worked with Ernst & Young for two years across various advisory (Internal audit, Service tax audit, Statutory auditing & IGAAP auditing). She holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce from University of Delhi. Her interests include reading and listening to classic rock music. She has a flair for writing and has contributed as a creative writer for the documentary movie ‘Rainbows are Real’.

V Ram Prasad
Senior Associate – Structuring

Ram’s experience before joining IFMR Capital in December 2014 includes developing mobile applications at Indian Oil and being a part of Corporate Finance & Strategy team of Dalmia Bharat Group. Ram completed his PGDM from IIM Shillong. His interests include reading, gaming, swimming and watching movies.

Vamshi Vasudevan
Senior Associate – Origination

Vamshi has done her PGDM from IFMR Business School. Prior to joining IFMR, she was working with Barclays Bank in the Product Control. She has also worked with Goldman Sachs in the Trades Validation team.

Vyas Sreenivas
Head – Syndication

Vyas Sreenivas has around 10 years of work experience in the areas of Capital Markets and Technology space. He is an engineer in Electronics & Communication and is also a post graduate in Rural Management from IRMA. Prior to IFMR Capital, he was with Infosys Technologies for around 6 years and worked in the clients in Banking and Capital Markets Space. He spent over a year in London working leading projects in the payment domain for a leading bank in Europe. He enjoys travelling and pursues photography as a hobby.

Yojit Grover
Senior Associate – Origination

Yojit graduated from Hansraj College, Delhi University. Post that, he pursued his MBA in finance from IMT, Ghaziabad. He worked for about 20 months with Royal Bank of Scotland as a credit risk analyst predominantly looking after their financial institutions portfolio. In his leisure time, he likes to read novels, play table tennis and watch movies.

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