About Governing Council

Aditya Gadge

CEO, Association of International Wealth Management of India

Aditya is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI)- a global certification body for advanced financial education programs. A recognized pioneer in the private wealth, alternative investments and family office education space, Aditya provides strategic direction to AIWMI and leads the development of educational programs for the professionals and networking & learning initiatives for Private Clients & Family Offices.

Aditya is also the Founder & Principal Advisor of the Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF)- a representative and advocacy body for the Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in India. Aditya also holds the positions of Member- Board of Directors at Association of International Wealth Management (AIWM), Switzerland and a Member- Advisory Board at Family Office Group, USA. Aditya was a Jury member for the inaugural WealthBriefings Asia Awards 2013, held in Singapore.

Aditya has 13 years of experience in the Financial Services sector in varied disciplines like Wealth Advisory, Financial Education, Consulting, Strategic Planning & Brand Building. In his last job, he was heading the Marketing & Business Development team at Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSBI) and played a key role in enhancing the visibility of the CFP brand in the country.

Aditya has 13 years of experience in the Financial Services sector in varied disciplines like Wealth Advisory, Financial Education, Consulting, Strategic Planning & Brand Building. In his last job, he was heading the Marketing & Business Development team at Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSBI) and played a key role in enhancing the visibility of the CFP certification in the country.

Aditya has done his Masters in Human Resources, Masters in Economics and is a Certified Financial Planner. A prolific writer, Aditya has been regularly contributing to various business, financial and education publications. Aditya is also a member of the editorial board of India Wealth Report (Clearview Financial Media) and Member- Editorial Board of International Family Offices Journal (Global Law & Business). Aditya has recently co-authored 2 books on Credit Research and 1 book on Global Family Offices.


Vaibhav Sanghvi

Co-Chief Executive Officer at Avendus Capital Alternate Strategies

Vaibhav has more than 14 years of experience in the Indian markets and at Merrill Lynch was instrumental in building the Proprietary Trading team, managing and advising over US$1 bn of capital.

During his career Vaibhav has successfully outperformed the markets utilizing long/short strategies, which in turn has enabled him to generate positive absolute returns in different market conditions.

Prior to joining Avendus Capital Alternate Strategies, he was the Managing Director of Ambit Investment Advisors Private Limited and Fund Manager of Ambit Alpha Fund (One of the largest onshore long/short equity fund).


Rajeev Saptarshi

Chief Operating Officer, Kotak Investment Advisors

Rajeev Saptarshi joined Kotak Investment Advisors Limited as the Chief Operating Officer in November 2013. He is responsible for the Finance, Legal, Tax, Compliance, Operations and Investor Relations functions of the entire alternate assets practice of the Kotak Mahindra Group which comprises of 5 verticals namely Real Estate, Private Equity, Infrastructure, Special Situations and Listed Strategies.

Rajeev has wealth of experience in dealing with the regulatory authorities and is well versed with fund structuring, taxation and compliance matters. Rajeev has been with the Kotak Mahindra Group for over 20 years during which he has held several senior management roles across different businesses. In his earlier roles, Rajeev was the Chief Operating Officer of the Institutional Equities business at Kotak Securities Limited, where he led Technology initiatives and also headed the Operations and Finance functions. He was also the Chief Financial Officer of Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, the Investment Banking arm of the group where he managed finance and operations.

Rajeev is a certified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is also a qualified Company Secretary.


Ravi Vukkadala

CEO,
Northern Arc Investments

Ravi Vukkadala is a proficient investment professional with over 12 years of capital market experience and an excellent academic record from reputed and respected educational institutions and external certification organisations. As a philosophy, he has constantly endeavoured to challenge himself during his academic and professional career. Consequently, over the last two decades he has been straddling multiple domains and responsibilities. He did his schooling, junior college and chemical engineering studies in Mumbai, and graduate studies in the United States covering technology and business. His formative years were shaped with diverse stints at places such as the United States Geological Survey (research scholarship), The Nature Conservancy (world’s largest environmental non-profit) and Epic Systems (leading healthcare vendor). Post returning to India, he pursued interests in management and finance via enrolling at NMIMS, Mumbai and certifications such as CFA and FRM. My capital markets work experience has been across mid office (risk), front office (credit research and fund management) and sales outreach (fund raising). In his current role as CEO of Northern Arc Investment Managers, he is guiding the fast growing asset management business incubated by Northern Arc Capital, showing strong AUM accretion which has crossed one thousand crores of assets this financial year.

 


Umang Papneja

Senior Managing Partner, IIFL Investment Managers

Umang PapnejaInvestment Managers and has more than 18 years of experience in investments and wealth management. As a part of his role at IIFL Investment Managers, Umang provides strategic guidance for investment decisions across asset classes including Equities, Real Estate, Fixed Income, Commodities and Alternatives with a focus on continuous product innovation. Umang has spearheaded launch of several Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in India and also serves on the Investment Committee of several AIFs. He is also responsible for third party fund manager due diligence and selection, alternative investments, deal sourcing and provides continuous support to the Sales Team. Umang holds board positions in a couple of companies including IIFL Alternate Asset Advisors which offers customised fund solutions to ultra-high net worth families. Umang also served on the board of IIFL Wealth Finance Ltd. (a systematically important NBFC) from February 2016 to November 2017.

 

 


G V Alankara

Director & Chief Compliance Officer

alankaraG.V. Alankara,  an M.B.A. from Cochin University of Science & Technology, started his career as a banker with Canara Bank in 1982. Joined Canbank Mutual Fund in 1990 and was associated in setting up of the Asset Management Company, Canbank Investment Management Services Ltd. and was  Fund Manager of Canstar and Cantriple+ schemes. Joined S.S. Kantilal Ishwarlal Securities Ltd (SSKI) in 1997 and was associated with domestic institutional sales and dealing. During 2007-2010 was heading institutional sales at PINC Securities. Since 2015 associated with  setting up Old Bridge Capital Management Pvt Ltd. As a director of Old Bridge, he is in charge of Compliance and Operations. 

 

 


Ramamoorthy Rajagopal

Exec. Vice President, COO

Ramamoorthy-Rajagopal

Ramamoorthy Rajagopal began his career as a Management Trainee with Mafatlal group in 1988. In 1989, he joined Arthur Andersen in their Financial Controls and Taxation department. Towards the end of 1992, he took up an overseas assignment with Alghanim Industries, Kuwait (one of the largest trading conglomerate in the Gulf with business interests in automotive, electronics, Insurance, Food & Consumables, Travel Services and Consumer Engineering) as a Senior Financial Analyst. In April 1996, he returned to India to join DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd in their Finance & Operations team and was part of the core team which was responsible for setting up systems and processes for their equity broking operations. In 2000, he started overseeing DSP Merrrill Lynch’s Distribution back office operations.

In March 2002, he was moved to DSP Investment Managers (previously called DSP Merrill Lynch Fund Managers) as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Currently, he is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) overseeing critical support functions viz. Fund Administration, Client Response and Operations, Finance, Technology, Legal & Compliance and Corporate Services.

Ramamoorthy Rajagopal holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University and the dual qualifications of CFA and ICWA.

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