Board

If you only have a hammer,

you tend to see every problem as a nail


Anonymous

Our mission of building social capital is a systemic challenge. A holistic vision of changing this Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and increasingly Ambiguous world (VUCA), one entrepreneur at a time. Across businesses, across regions, across skill sets.

This requires us to be learning, planning and executing. Continuously. Without any limitations of domain, skill or method.

This is where our higly experienced, interdisciplinary team of leaders comes in. Our leaders keep us true to our goal, strategy conscience and governance.

Stewards. Teachers. Designers. Just what we need. To build social capital in a VUCA world.

Mr. Rakesh Sethi
Independent Director- Chairperson

Mr. Rakesh Sethi is a Gold Medalist in Master of Commerce from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has been a career banker and has held several top positions during his 38 years of experience in banking industry.

Some of his accomplishments include being the Executive Director with Punjab National Bank (“PNB”) from January 1, 2011, to March 11, 2014 (appointment by the Government of India), Chairman and Managing Director of Allahabad Bank from March 12, 2014 to April 30, 2017, and in various capacities in Andhra Bank. He is a veteran banker and has worked in various segments in banking industry including but not limited to Corporate Banking, Foreign Exchange, Credit, Risk Management, Deposit Planning, Corporate Communications, Government Business etc.

Mr. Rajiv Kapoor
Independent Director

Mr. Kapoor holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

He has over 38 years of international corporate experience in senior positions in Marketing, Sales, Product Management, General Management and Corporate Advisory. His last corporate role was as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Cross Border for Asia Pacific at Visa Inc. Prior to that he worked at Proctor & Gamble, Nestle, PepsiCo, across multiple geographies including India, Switzerland, Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom, with oversight for international markets in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa. He is currently an Advisor and Board Member in fintech, healthtech and market research & data analytics companies.

Mr. Krishipal Tarachand Raghuvanshi
Independent Director

Mr. Raghuvanshi is a IPS officer (1980 batch) and has held a wide array of important and sensitive postings in the state of Maharashtra.

He has varied experience over 35 years in leadership roles across Administration, Collection of Intelligence Investigations, Security Management (Valued Assets, General & VIP), Prevention & Detection of Crime, Vigilance, Anti-Corruption, Maintenance of Law and Order, Counter Terrorism measures and Anti Naxal Operations etc. He has previously served as Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order), Maharashtra. He is currently acts as a Strategic Security Advisor to the Reserve Bank of India. He is currently acting as Security Adviser at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and also advising Rajasthan Royals on ethics and is on the governing council of Rajasthan Royals of Indian Premier League (IPL).

Mr. Nirmal Vinod Momaya
Independent Director

Mr. Nirmal Vinod Momaya, possess over 27 years of professional experience in finance, taxation, audit and management consultancy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant. He has been recently appointed as Managing Director in Camlin Fine Sciences Limited.

Mrs. Manjari Kacker
Independent Director

Mrs. Manjari Kacker, served as Member of Indian Revenue Services batch of 1974 and retired as a Member of Central Board of Direct Taxes, in the rank of Special Secretary to the Government of India.

She holds a master’s degree in Chemistry and a diploma in Business Administration. She has over 40 years of experience in the field of taxation, finance, administration, and vigilance. She also served as the Functional Director (Vigilance and Security) in Air India and represented India in international conferences.

Mrs. Minaxi Mehta
Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mrs. Mehta has diverse business and philanthropic experience across different sectors, having served as Director/Designated Partner in Companies/LLPs such as Prolific Ventures Private Limited, Pureag Corporation LLP and Minaxi Mehta Welfare Foundation. Pureag Corporation LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) firm that manufactured food products and beverages. Prolific Ventures Private Limited is engaged in the business of providing all types of import- export, trade consultancy and media contact services.

Minaxi Mehta Welfare Foundation was founded to conduct various social and philanthropic activities. Since inception, it has undertaken charitable activities of providing integrated drip based solar water pumping systems and installation of Water ATMs (water purifying machines) at various places including police stations in the state of Maharashtra. It is classified as a non-govt company and is registered with Registrar of Companies, Mumbai. Mrs. Mehta also serves as member on the Managing Committee of Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM), established in 1934, which imparts high-level education to over 35,000 students across India today.

Over the past 80 years, SVKM has developed a large educational complex in Vile Parle, in Suburban Mumbai and has spread its wings to metro cities like, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Navi Mumbai, etc.

Mr. Atwood Porter Collins
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Atwood Porter Collins has over 22 years’ experience investing in global financial services companies with over 15 years of investing experience in India. He was Co-founder and Portfolio Manager of Seawolf Capital LLC, an equity hedge fund investing in global financial services companies based in New York City from 2011-2018.

Prior to co-founding Seawolf Capital, Mr. Collins was a Partner of the FrontPoint Financial Services Fund where he was featured in the Michael Lewis book and the movie ‘The Big Short’ for accurately predicting the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. Winning substantial critical acclaim for foreseeing excess leverage in the US financial system well before 2008, Mr. Collins and his team made several presentations to US Government offices on resurrecting the economy post the crisis.

Prior to joining FrontPoint in 2004, Mr. Collins was a Financial Services Analyst and a Retail/Consumer Analyst at Chilton Investment Co., Inc and also served as a Portfolio Analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. Commodities Corporation.

Mr. Collins is on the Board of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Investment Committee of Salisbury School, the Board of Directors of the National Rowing Foundation and the Board of Stewards of Power Ten New York, Inc., and is a Steward of the Brown Rowing Association.

Mr. Karan Neale Desai
Executive Director

Mr. Karan Neale Desai is the Joint Managing Director of the Company. He holds a Master’s degree in International Business & Management from Westminster Business School, London and a Bachelor in Commerce degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai.

With 15 years of industry experience, he brings significant financing and operational experience to the Company. Mr. Desai spent a decade in investment banking, having started his career with Bank of America’s offshore operation in debt finance, before joining PwC in the Transactions Advisory team and lastly served as the Head of Corporate Finance at Centrum Capital Limited. Over his investment banking career, Mr. Desai was involved in a number of equity fund raising and M&A transactions across sectors including automotive, FMCG, infrastructure and hospitality among others.

Prior to joining Dhanvarsha, Mr. Desai served as Chief Operating Officer at a healthcare services platform called the HEAL Institute which was funded by marquee investors including Mr. Parth Jindal, Mr. Jaspal Bindra, Mr. Chandir Gidwani and Centrum Group’s VC fund Kalpavriskh. The company ran a chain of high- end sports science and physiotherapy centres in Maharashtra.

Mr. Rohanjeet Singh Juneja
Executive Director

Mr. Rohanjeet Singh Juneja, is the Joint Managing Director of the Company. He is an investment banker and hedge fund manager with over 17 years of experience in research, strategy, portfolio management, financial analysis, mergers and acquisitions etc.

He started his career as Equity Research Associate with Keefe Bruyette & Woods and was elevated to the position of Assistant Vice President. He worked with FrontPoint Partners, L.P. as Financial Analyst and Vice President where he extensively worked on analysis, research and investment in financial services and real estate companies in India and USA. Post FrontPoint Partners, he was associated with Seawolf Capital LLC as Vice President, responsible for investing and managing a portfolio of listed equities within financial services companies in India and USA. He also worked on companies in similar sectors located in Australia, Brazil and Canada. He was also associated with WGC Management Services Private Limited as Head of Research where he was part of the core group that led strategy for an affordable housing and education finance company that are now part of Blackstone Group and Warburg Pincus, respectively.