Employers’ Council Members - Finance
Vijay Mishra is an Associate Company Secretary from Institute of Company Secretaries of India and PGDBM from Narsee Monjee Institue of Management Studies. He is currently the Chief Executive
Officer at Birla Edutech Limited. He has extensive experience of over 13 years and has handled various Financial &
Legal assignments involving financial planning, fund management, budgetary control, taxation, legal affairs & company
secretarial matters. He has also played a key role in instrumentation of merger of companies, designing and implementing
credit control procedure for Credit Risk Management System.
Pradeep Pasari is a Finance professional with more than 20 years experience in investment, regulatory affairs and
taxation. He has worked in diversified industries and business houses. He is currently the AVP, corporate affairs in the Wadia group.
In his previous assignment, at Ashok Piramal group Pradeep was the legal and taxation head and also the company secretary.
He has also handled several finance portfolios in companies such as Siddhesh Capital Market Services Pvt Ltd., The Paper Products ltd.,
HTML and SICOM. Pradeep has also completed a course from Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Mr. Dilip Jain has completed Post Graduate Professional qualification in Cost Accounting (I.C.W.A.) and is a graduate in Physics.
He has over 19 years of post qualification experience in the financial services industry of which the last 13 years have been in
various roles in JPMorgan Chase, India.
Mr. Jain’s Industry accreditations include IAQ from UK Securities Institute and Training Director Workshop from the Centre for
Effective Performance, Inc. Atlanta, USA. His previous assignments in JPM include, Vice President – Trade Management, Delivery Leader
Global Cash Reconciliations and Assistant Vice President – Settlements.Prior to joining JP Morgan Chase he was with HDFC Bank and Stockholding.
Mr. Ashish is Regional Manager, Field Accounting – Atlantic EMEA Region with Delta Air Lines, Inc
He is responsible for supervision of field accounting stations in the Atlantic region – China, Egypt, India, Kenya, South Korea,
Japan, Nigeria, Russia, and Ukraine and opening of new international stations which includes review, analysis and evaluation of
local country accounting, finance and tax set-up requirements for new stations.
Prior to Delta Airlines he has worked with Ambit Corporate Finance/RSM & Co and Arthur Andersen & Co.
He has participated in several seminars and conferences of the CII and FICCI. He is a certified fund manager of the Association of
Mutual Funds of India. Mr. Ashish is B.Com from University of Mumbai and Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Mr, Sriram is an Electrical & Electronics Engineer from BITS, Pilani and PGDM from IIM, Banglore.
He has over 14 years of experience in Brokerage and Financial services industry.
At Centrum, he is responsible for the Wealth Management business which includes Brokerage services and Financial product
distribution including Investments, Insurance, Portfolio Management and Advisory Services.
Prior to Centrum he has worked as Country head of Aptuit Informatics, Vice President, Essar Group where he handled Strategy,
Finance and Projects for various initiatives in the Telecom & Technology space and as Director in Anagram Stock Broking Limited where he
headed the brokerage business and also set up one of the first online equity trading platforms in India.
Behram R. Sabawala is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years' experience across areas such as audit,
banking and finance, and accountancy both in India and overseas.
He joined the Tata Group in January 2002 as Chief - Corporate Finance at Tata International Ltd. and was transferred within
the Group to Voltas Ltd. in August 2005, where he is currently the CFO of the Unitary Products Business Group (UPBG) and the
Engineering Products Business Group (EPBG).
Behram also researches topics such as Positive Thinking, People Development, Team Building and Effective Personal
Leadership and makes regular presentations on topics such as these at various
Mr. Janak is currently the promoter & President of LKP Securities Ltd. He has handled and grown the secondary markets (equities) business for institutional and retail clients in India in the past 23 years.
Mr. Janak is a commerce graduate from Mumbai University and has attended various executive programmes at Harvard Business School, ISB etc. He is an active member of various committees of the BSE.
Ms. Sujata Mody is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She is currently the Director with BMR Advisors in the Firm’s Mergers &
Acquisitions practice. She is having over 15 years of work experience in the consulting industry. She has worked with Arthur
Andersen and with Deutsche Bank, advising companies across Infrastructure, Logistics, Financial Services, Chemicals, Agri-Food,
FMCG and Engineering goods sectors.
She has advised clients on foreign investment structures in India, business restructuring - both domestic and multi jurisdictional and in
transaction advisory support for acquisitions.
She has also worked on project development and project feasibility studies for Public-Private Partnership projects in the Logistics, Engineering
and Agri-Food sectors covering commercial, regulatory and financial aspects.
Mr Nandakishore is a Finance professional with experience of more than a decade across Research and Product management
in organizations like CMIE, Tata, JM Morgan Stanley and ICICI Bank. He is currently the Senior Product and Investment Analyst at
Standard Chartered Private Bank, India. Prior to this, he was Head – Indian Equities with ICICI Bank GPC (Global Private Clients).
Mr Nandkishore holds a masters degree in finance from Pune University.
He is responsible for product recommendations and developing the analysis framework (model portfolios, bespoke products, investment ideas)
for the private bank in India.