Salary Addvantage

Our Team

Board of directors

Gen. V. P. Malik (Retd.)

Gen. V. P. Malik (Retd.)

M. Sc. (Defense Studies), Madras University

General Ved Prakash Malik (Retd.) has worked in the Indian Army as Chief of the Army Staff from October 1, 1997 to September 30, 2000. He had dual responsibility of being an advisor to the Government as well as commander of 1.2 million strong Indian Army to fulfill its national role and assigned missions. During the service at Indian Army, General Malik was bestowed with prestigious awards like Ati Vishishta Seva Medal (1986) and Param Vishita Seva Medal (1996). He has also received ‘Excellence in Leadership Award’ by Atur Foundation, ‘Pride of Nation Award’ by Doon Citizens Council and ‘Distinguished Fellowship’ by the Institute of Directors, New Delhi (1999). Since 2003, General Malik is also serving as an Independent Director/ Advisor of some of the other well known multinational companies.

Mr. Mahadevan Veeramony

Mr. Mahadevan Veeramony

Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary

Mr. Mahadevan Veeramony, aged 60 years is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with over 32 years of experience with leading Corporates in India covering a wide segment of the financial services industry for 18 years and as an entrepreneur for 14 years (since 2004). He has the benefit of working with established brands in both the public sector and private sector including multinational companies which has helped in gaining valuable insight into the functioning of each of these sectors. The sectors include Investment Advisory Services, Mutual Fund Industry, Insurance Industry, Wealth Management Services, Banking covering various products and services like Retail Financial Products Distribution, Retail Forex, Commodities like Gold, in addition to customer acquisition for Online Broking. He has worked across various client segments like High Networth Individuals, Corporates, Trusts, Financial Institutions and Retail Investors across India.

​His areas of Specialization and Expertise include running large divisions / profit centres on Pan India basis with emphasis on establishing leadership position for the divisions, ensuring proper control and compliance systems that are routinely monitored and implemented, efficient cost control and productivity enhancement measures, focus on team work leading to self- motivation and career building of the team members.

Ms. Ameeta Chatterjee

Ms. Ameeta Chatterjee

Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and B.Com (Hons) from Lady Sriram College for Women, Delhi University

Ms. Ameeta Chatterjee has over 18 years of corporate finance experience in developing, managing and executing infrastructure projects across sectors in India and UK.

After starting her career with ICICI Limited in 1995, she moved to KPMG to set up their infrastructure related Corporate Finance team. During her 8 years with KPMG, she gained experience across various sectors including health, education, Public Private Partnerships etc.

In 2010, she moved to corporate sector as GM- Investments & Acquisitions at Leighton India Contractors Pvt. Ltd where she worked on various joint venture projects & also oversaw the finance, tax and secretarial matters.

Since September 2011, she has been working as an independent consultant advising companies on strategic growth, India entry strategy etc. She is also a columnist with Times of India writing on working women issues & she also supports the cause of children’s healthcare through Ekam Foundation.

Mr. Akira Shibata

Mr. Akira Shibata

Bachelor of Laws from University of Tokyo and MBA from A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.

Mr. Akira Shibata currently serves as the General Manager / Global Business Planning Department at Nippon Life Insurance Company (Nippon). In his 20-year professional career with Nippon, Mr. Shibata has engaged in Finance Planning & Management business for 3 years. Also, Mr. Shibata has been engaged in Public & Investors Relations for 3 years. Other than above, Mr. Shibata has also spent his professional career in the Nippon’s U.S. group insurance subsidiary, Nippon Life Insurance Company of America, where he carried the position of Vice President for 4 years (2008 to 2012).

Mr. Sundeep Sikka

Mr. Sundeep Sikka

MBA - Finance, Pune University

Mr. Sundeep Sikka is the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited). Sundeep has held both Vice-Chairman and Chairman positions of the industrial body AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India). Sundeep joined NAM India in 2003, holding various leadership positions before being elevated in 2009, when he became one of the youngest CEOs of India. Possessing rich experience in the financial services sector, Sundeep went on to lead NAM India towards tremendous growth of assets and to emerge as one of the most trusted mutual fund houses in India. He has grown the company to an all-round brand that thrice won ‘Aon Best Employer’ in the last four years and was certified ‘Great Place to Work’ in 2018. He has not only been responsible for the growth of the company but also forging a relationship with Nippon Life, acquisition of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (India), and listing NAM India on stock exchanges.

Sundeep is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, having also completed an MBA from Pune University. He closely works with Regulatory Bodies i.e. RBI, SEBI and Ministry of Finance on matters related to asset management.

Sundeep Sikka – Represents (past as well as present) Asset Management Industry across:

  • Association of Mutual Funds in India – Held both Vice-Chairman and Chairman positions of industrial body AMFI.
  • Reserve Bank of India - Member of Technical Advisory Committee on Money, Foreign Exchange & Government Securities Markets
  • National Securities Depositary Limited - Member of Executive Committee
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
    - Member of Capital Markets Committee
    - Chairperson of Asset Management Sub-Group of Capital Markets Committee
  • Speaker at various domestic and international forums and conferences.
Mr. Kazuyuki Saigo

Mr. Kazuyuki Saigo

LL.M., University of Michigan Law School, 1995 and Bachelor of Laws, The University of Tokyo, 1988

Mr. Kazuyuki Saigo is Managing Executive Officer, Regional CEO for Asia Pacific Head of India, and is responsible for operations in the Asia Pacific. He joined Nippon Life in 1988 and since then has held several leadership positions in the Nippon Life Group, including General Manager of Global Business Planning and Global Insurance Business, General Manager – Personnel Dept. and Sales Manager Personnel Department. Also, in the last ten years, Kazuyuki has engaged not only in designing and executing overseas business, but also managing insurance sales branch, and so on. Kazuyuki has more than 30 years’ experience in the life insurance sector.

Debt Fund Managers​

Mr. Amit Tripathi

Mr. Amit Tripathi

CIO - Fixed Income

Amit has more than 20 years of experience in Financial Services. He has been with NIMF for around 14 years and in that time, he has evolved into a stellar portfolio manager, combining experience across the yield curve, with robust credit evaluation skills.

Amit has been an integral part of NIMF's journey to become one of the largest and most respected fund houses in the country. He has successfully managed various fixed income and hybrid funds which have been recognized for superior performance both nationally and internationally. In his current role as CIO- Fixed Income, he leads a team of 20 highly motivated and experienced fixed income professionals.

View Managed Funds
Ms. Anju Chhajer

Ms. Anju Chhajer

Senior Fund Manager

Anju Chhajer is a Debt Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited . She is a Chartered Accountant and had graduated in Commerce from Shib Nath Shastri College, Kolkata. She has over 16 years of experience in financial services. She joined Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited as a Fund Manager in 2007. Her earlier stint was from 1997 to 2007 with National Insurance Co. Ltd (Investment Department) where she used to manage the debt investment portfolio of the company.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Prashant Pimple

Mr. Prashant Pimple

Senior Fund Manager - Fixed Income Investment

Mr. Prashant R. Pimple has a total experience of 14 years in debt fund management. He has a total experience of nearly a decade in managing fixed income portfolios with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited . Prior to this, he worked as portfolio manager with Fidelity International Limited Asset Management Company and as Portfolio Manager in Investment Advisory Services (Debt Institutional) in ICICI Bank Ltd. From 2000 to 2003, he was a fixed income trader with Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, B.S.C. and The Saraswat Co-operative Bank Ltd. He also had a stint with SIDBI in the Project Finance Division.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Vivek Sharma

Mr. Vivek Sharma

Fund Manager

Vivek Sharma, Fund Manager Fixed has total 9 years experience with Nippon India Mutual Fund Assisting in actively managing the duration and asset-allocation of various debt portfolios such as Income Fund, Gilt Fund, Dynamic Bond Fund, Ultra Short Term Fund, FMPs, Credit Fund, Liquid Fund & Liquid Plus Funds. Vivek Sharma joined NAM India in 2006 as Management Trainee & has been working with Fixed Income Team since 2007.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Sushil Budhia

Mr. Sushil Budhia

Senior Fund Manager

Sushil Budhia has total experience of 18 years in Fixed Income Markets across various products like Structured Finance, Credits and Mortgages etc. He is a Chartered Accountant and joined Nippon India Mutual Fund as Debt Fund Manager. Before his association with Nippon India Mutual Fund, Sushil worked at YES Bank as Senior President, in his 13 year tenor with Bank, he played a pivotal role in setting up the Debt Capital Market business and consummated many marquee deals in the Market. Prior to that he has worked as Bond dealer at Axis Bank and UTI Mutual Fund.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Hardik Shah

Mr. Hardik Shah

Fund Manager - Fixed Income

Hardik Shah is a Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He holds a PGDM degree in Finance and has graduated from N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research. He has more than 10 years of experience with the mutual fund industry.

View Managed Funds

Equity Fund Managers​

Mr. Ashwani Kumar

Mr. Ashwani Kumar

​Senior Fund Manager – Equity Investments

Mr. Ashwani Kumar has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry and has been a Fund Manager since 2003.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Sailesh Raj Bhan

Mr. Sailesh Raj Bhan

​Deputy CIO-Equity

Mr. Sailesh Raj Bhan has over 24 years of experience in Indian Equity Markets with over 15 years at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited in Fund Management. He manages the flagship diversified equity schemes like Nippon India Multi Cap Fund (previously Nippon India Equity Opportunities Fund) - a strategy with assets of over Rs10,000cr ($1.5bn) since its inception in March 2005 and Nippon India Large Cap Fund (previously Nippon India Top200 Fund) – with assets of over Rs13000cr (over $1.8bn) since its inception 2007.

Sailesh also manages the Largest Pharma Sector Fund in India since its inception 15 years back in May 2004, in addition to managing Nippon India Consumption Fund – a broad based Consumption Thematic product since 2004. He also advises on international mandates for some strategies for the last 5 years.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Samir Rachh

Mr. Samir Rachh

​Fund Manager – Equity Investments

Samir Rachh has graduated in commerce from Mumbai University. He has total Experience of more than 29 years. Of which, five and half years with Capital Market Magazine as Assistant Editor, 3 Years Running own research and investment advisory firm Anvicon Research as managing partner, Five years with Hinduja Finance managing funds and research, four years with Emkay Global Financial Services Ltd, of which two years as Head of Institution Research and two years as head of PMS. He is working with NIMF for last twelve years. He specializes in mid cap/Small Cap stocks.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Sanjay Parekh

Mr. Sanjay Parekh

​Senior Fund Manager – Equity Investments

Sanjay H Parekh has over 24 years experience in Equity Research and Fund Management. Equity Research in the first 10 years were across sectors followed by Fund Management in last 14 years. Prior to joining Nippon Life India Asset Management in March 2012, he worked as Senior Fund Manager in ICICI Prudential Asset Management Ltd Company Limited (2008-2012) & was Head of Investment at ASK Investment Managers Ltd (2005-2008).

He has been managing Nippon India Equity Hybrid Fund, Nippon India Equity Savings Fund & Nippon India Retirement Fund.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Sanjay Doshi

Mr. Sanjay Doshi

​Fund Manager

Mr. Sanjay Doshi has over 13 years of experience in equity research and fund management. Prior to joining Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) in 2011, he has worked with Macquarie Securities and JP Morgan. He is a qualified Chartered Account, has done MBA with specialization in Finance from NMIMS (Deemed University), Mumbai and has cleared CFA Level III.

View Managed Funds
Ms. Meenakshi Dawar

Ms. Meenakshi Dawar

​Fund Manager

Ms. Meenakshi Dawar has over 11 years of experience in Fund Management and Equity Research. She is currently managing Nippon India Value Fund and Nippon India Vision Fund at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Prior to joining Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited, she was managing Large Cap and Hybrids funds at IDFC mutual fund. She was also instrumental in launch of various new products at IDFC. She has also worked with ICICI Securities as Equity Research Analyst covering Indian Markets. She has a done her Post Graduate in management from Indian Institute of management - Ahmadabad and B.Tech from IGIT-Delhi.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Manish Gunwani

Mr. Manish Gunwani

​CIO - Equity Investments

Manish Gunwani is CIO - Equity Investments at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Manish graduated from IIT Chennai with a B.Tech and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore.

Manish has over 21 years of work experience primarily in equities spanning roles in equity research and fund management. He has also co-founded a technology company in the document management space.

During his stint at ICICI Prudential AMC, he managed two flagship funds of the mutual fund whose assets grew from $1bn to $5bn in 5 years. One of the funds grew from $50m to $3bn becoming the second largest fund in the industry. As deputy CIO he was instrumental in various aspects of asset management including setting up research processes, product strategy, developing talent of the team etc.

Manish has immense experience in equity research and has also spent two years working in a portfolio management company whose focus was midcaps.

Having traveled extensively across the world, Manish has attended many global investment conferences and seminars.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Ashutosh Bhargava

Mr. Ashutosh Bhargava

​Fund Manager & Head-Equity Research

Ashutosh Bhargava is Head-Equity Research and Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. He has over 14 years of post MBA work experience in investment research. He is working with Nippon India for over 12 years now. Prior to that, he has worked as an analyst for over 2 years at JP Morgan in their "Global Economics Team" based out of Mumbai. He specializes in macro and rule based investment strategies. Ashutosh has done an MBA in Finance from NMIMS (Deemed University), Mumbai.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Dhrumil Shah

Mr. Dhrumil Shah

​Co-Fund Manager

Dhrumil Shah is Assistant Fund Manager – Equity Investments at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Dhrumil has over 13 years of experience in equity research and fund management. Prior to Joining NIMF, he was managing mid cap fund as well as large cap funds at Birla Sun Life Insurance. Prior to Birla Sun Life, he was associated with ASK Investment Managers as portfolio manager. Dhrumil is a graduate from Mumbai University and a Qualified Charted Accountant.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Vinay Sharma

Mr. Vinay Sharma

​Equity Fund Manager

Vinay Sharma is Equity Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Vinay graduated in architecture from MNIT Jaipur and did his post graduate diploma in computer aided management from IIM Calcutta. He has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, conferred by CFA Institute, USA. Vinay has a total experience of around 14 years. Before his association with Nippon India Mutual Fund, Vinay worked as a fund manager at ICICI Prudential Management for several years managing both diversified and thematic funds. Prior to that he has been an equity research analyst at AIG Global Asset Management and JP Morgan India. Vinay has been instrumental in many NFO launches and product initiatives in his previous stints, and has attended several global investment conferences and seminars.

View Managed Funds
Ms. Kinjal Desai

Ms. Kinjal Desai

​Co-Fund Manager

Kinjal Desai is Fund Manager – Overseas at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Kinjal has obtained her Masters in Economics from Warwick University, UK. She has a total experience of 6 years as Research Analyst – Equities at Nippon India Mutual Fund where she started her career as an Associate.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Arun Sundaresan

Mr. Arun Sundaresan

​Co-Fund Manager (Quant Fund) & Head – Product Management

Arun Sundaresan is Co-Fund Manager (Quant Fund) & Head, Product Management Group, at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. He has a total work experience of more than 17 years, all in the financial services Industry, with the last 15 years in Nippon India Mutual Fund. He has held various positions in the sales & distribution function and also had a stint at the corporate strategy function before taking up the current role in the product management and as a Co-Fund Manager. His current profile primarily involves developing and promoting investor-friendly mutual fund products and features.

He has done his BE (Hons) Chemical from BITS, Pilani and followed it up with Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management (PGDEM) from T.A.Pai Management Institute, Manipal. He has also earned the right to use the prestigious CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter from the CFA Institute, USA

View Managed Funds
Mr. Anand Gupta

Mr. Anand Gupta

​Dealer & Fund Manager

Anand Gupta is an Equity Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund, and is also responsible for the Equity Trading Desk. He has been with NIMF since March 2008. His previous stints include ICICI Prudential AMC as Vice President – Dealings Equity & Derivatives and MF Global ltd as AVP – sales trading for Mutual Funds and domestic institutions. Anand has completed his MBA degree in Finance from ITM- Mumbai.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Tejas Sheth

Mr. Tejas Sheth

​Co-Fund Manager

Tejas Sheth is Equity Co-Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. An alumnus of T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal, Tejas has 14 years of diverse experience in India Equities, worked across the research and investment functions. He started his career at Darashaw & Co., being an integral part of the family office looking after investments in India equities. Later, he moved to sell-side of the industry and joined institutional equity firm Emkay Global Financial as Lead Analyst, wherein he serviced large institutional investors on sectoral themes and investment ideas for multiple sectors.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Vikram Dhawan

Mr. Vikram Dhawan

​Fund Manager - Commodities

Vikram Dhawan is Fund Manager - Commodities at Nippon Life India Mutual Fund. Vikram has over two decades of experience in Commodities, Fund Management, Enterprise Risk Management and Investing in Corporate and Banking sectors in India and Overseas.

Prior joining us, he was associated with Reliance AIF Management Ltd, and Reliance Capital. Before his association with us, he was managing risk portfolio with Gold Matrix Pte, Singapore.

Vikram is B. E Mechanical from Nagpur University and also P G Diploma Holder in Materials Management.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Aishwarya Agarwal

Mr. Aishwarya Agarwal

Senior Research Analyst & Fund Manager

Aishwarya Deepak Agarwal is a Senior Research Analyst & Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He is a certified CA, and CFA charter holder from US CFA Institute. He has a total experience of 19 years out of which he has spent 6.5 years with NIMF.

View Managed Funds

ETF Fund Manager

Mr. Siddharth Deb

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Mr. Siddharth Deb

​Fund Manager - Debt ETF

Siddharth has over 10 years’ experience in the Financial services industry, with nearly 8 years’ experience in the Asset Management Industry. In Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited he manages the Debt ETF. Prior to NAM India, Siddharth was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management India where he was managing the fixed income funds and with the treasury at Fullerton India Credit Company Ltd.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Vishal Jain

​Mr. Vishal Jain

Head-ETF & Fund Manager

Vishal Jain is Head-ETF and Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Vishal has obtained his PGDM from from the Goa Institute of Management in 1996. Vishal has total experience of 22 Years. Before his association with Nippon India Mutual Fund he had set up his entrepreneurial venture in the Food & Beverage industry. Prior to that he was Goldman Sachs Asset Management Company Private Limited where he was the CIO. Vishal was part of the founding team of Benchmark AMC which launched the first ETF in India in 2001 - Nifty Bees and went on to become CIO. Prior to that he was part of the Index division of CRISIL from where he was deputed to NSE & was instrumental in setting up India’s first independent Index Company, IISL, which is the owner of the Nifty family of Indices today.

View Managed Funds
Mr. Mehul Dama

​Mr. Mehul Dama

Dealer & Fund Manager

Mehul Dama is an Exchange Traded Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund and is also responsible for ETF dealing desk. He is a commerce graduate from Mumbai University and a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has over 14 years of experience across financial services industry and Big Four Accounting Firms with Asset Management industry experience of over 8 years. His previous stint includes Goldman Sachs Asset Management (India) Private Limited as Vice President – Controller, and Benchmark Asset Management Company Private Limited as Assistant Vice President – Operations and Lovelock & Lewes (member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers) as Assistant Manager in assurance division.

View Managed Funds

​Functional Leadership Team​

Mr. Bhalchandra Joshi

Mr. Bhalchandra Joshi​

​Chief Service Delivery and Operations Excellence Officer

Mr. Bhalchandra Joshi has over 24 years of rich experience in BFSI Domain. He has worked in leadership positions with the leading Banks in India like ICICI Bank, Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank, managing Operations, Customer Experience Management and Business development functions.

During his 10 years stint with ICICI Bank, he was the Business Head of SEG Wealth Management & Deposit Mobilisation and has also Headed the Customer Service Function for the SME segment at ICICI Bank.

At NAM India, Bhalchandra As Chief-Service Delivery and Operations Excellence is Responsible for End to End Management of Transactions initiated across mediums, Payout Processing, Fund Accounting, Custodial Services and Investor / Distributor Experience Management at Pan India NAM India Investor Service Centres. His Primary Focus has always been to deliver consistent world class service to his customers through efficient integration of 3 P's (People, Policies and Processes) by leveraging on the latest Technologies.

Bhalchandra is a B Sc Graduate from D G Ruparel College, Mumbai and a Post Graduate (MMS) from Prin. L N Welingkar Institute of Management.

Mr. Chandra Gupta​

Mr. Chandra Gupta​

​​Chief Technology Officer​

Chandra is a Bachelor in Technology in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. Chandra has over 17 years of national and international experience across India, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and has managed highly visible, multi geography driven strategic projects and programs under various operating models including centralizing, outsourcing and off-shoring.

Chandra's is responsible for implementing state-of-the-art technology to create a competitive differentiation for the business, besides driving increased adoption and enhancing productivity. He is driving various innovation projects, and developing strategic planning guidelines in accordance with the Business Strategy leveraging and building upon Best in Class Technology as a key pillar and differentiator.

Chandra served as Director, Head of IT at Barclays Bank India Pvt. Ltd, for its Corporate and Retail Bank. Prior to joining Barclays, he served as the Head of Production Services India - Lending, Operations and Financing Technology at RBS Global Banking and Markets. Before this, he has worked with Citigroup, as the Vice President of Technology for EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa).

Mr. Milind Nesarikar​​

Mr. Milind Nesarikar​​

​Chief Risk Officer​

Mr. Milind Nesarikar is responsible for enterprise risk management in Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. He has around 22 years of experience spanning various industries, organizations & geographies. He has a worked in Sales, Operations, Digital Initiatives & Assurance. He has worked in the asset management business, both in the domestic & on the overseas front. In his last role, he was working as Head-Group Internal Audit at Reliance Capital Ltd. Mumbai.

Mr. Muneesh Sud​​

Mr. Muneesh Sud​​

​Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Graduated in Commerce from Delhi University, ACWA, ACS and LLB

Mr. Muneesh Sud joined Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) in 2008 as Head of Legal & Secretarial.​

He has over 19 years of rich and diversified corporate experience across various sec​​tors such as Financial Services, Capital Markets, Real Estate & Hospitality, Telecom, IT & ITES, Oil & Gas, and Manufacturing.

His professional expertise includes International & Domestic listings, Corporate restructurings, M & A Transactions, Cross-Border regulatory & taxation issues, Business start ups, setting up multi-jurisdictional & tax-efficient International Fund structures, Strategic Contract negotiations & Litigations, Compliance with Domestic & International laws, etc. to name a few.

Mr. Pradeep Andrade​​

Mr. Pradeep Andrade​​

​Head – Infrastructure and Administration

Masters in English Literature from Mumbai University

Mr. Pradeep Andrade has over 15 years of work experience in Infrastructure & Administration and Facilities Management He is responsible for implementation and maintenance of all physical infrastructure needs of the organisation. He also monitors the administration function.

Mr. Prithwijit Mukherjee​​

Mr. Prithwijit Mukherjee​​

​Head Customer Service

Prithwijit brings with him over 17 years of rich experience in Customer Services across telecom, financial services, BPO, and hotel industry. He has been with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited for a number of years. He was with Bharti Airtel where he was designated as GM. Prior to this he was Senior Manager for the International Banking Division at ICICI Bank.

Prior to joining NAM India (Formerly known as Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited), Prithwijit managed various key positions in Bharti Airtel Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd, Reliance infostreams Pvt Ltd and The Taj Group of Hotels.

Mr. Prateek Jain

Mr. Prateek Jain

​Chief Financial Officer

CA, CS, ICWA

Mr. Prateek Jain has over 16 years of experience in finance. Prior to this, he worked with AIG Global Asset Management Company as CFO & Head Risk Management. He has also been associated with organizations like Howden Insurance Brokers India Pvt Ltd. and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd.

Mr. Rajesh Derhgawen

Mr. Rajesh Derhgawen

​Chief Human Resources Officer

Physics (Hons) graduate and a PGDM in Human Resources from XISS, Ranchi, Claritas Investment Certification awarded by the CFA Institute, USA

He strongly believes in the HR function being a key strategic link in any business which can add tremendous value through leveraging human capital. He has in-depth experience and proven capabilities in building, nurturing, engaging and retaining a top performing team in a very dynamic environment, and can help create an enabling culture for the business to grow. His areas of interest among others include Performance Management, Change Management, Organisational Development, Culture building and Employee Engagement and Leadership Development.

Mr. Sandeep Walunj

Mr. Sandeep Walunj

​Chief Marketing Officer

An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Sandeep brings over two decades of consumer connect expertise to Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited)’s marketing team.

He has worked with leading FMCG, Retail and BFSI organizations like PepsiCo India, Reckitt Benckiser, Wipro Consumer Care, Future Value Retail and Magma Fincorp Limited, where he helped nurture brands, strengthen consumer fulfilment processes, drive process & product innovation as well as digital brand & business building.

At Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited), Sandeep is responsible for Brand Experience, Consumer & Customer Connect, Process & Product Innovation as well as Digital brand and Business building.

Mr. Hiroshi Fujikake

Mr. Hiroshi Fujikake

​Chief Planning and Business Excellence Officer

Fujikake-san comes with over 20 years of experience in Credit Investments, International Planning and Operations. He has worked across various geographies including UK and the USA, besides Japan.

At NAM India, he is responsible for Planning, Process Risk Assessment, and Engagement with NLI. He also supports the international team to grow their business by leveraging NLI's global presence and alliances.

Fujikake-san has a Bachelors Degree of Economics.

Mr. Arpanarhya Saha

Mr. Arpanarghya Saha

​Chief Digital Officer

Arpan Saha completed his MBA from the renowned FMS Delhi, University of Delhi and is an alumnus of the prestigious St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Calcutta.

He has over 19 years of experience in business and marketing roles across diverse industries ranging from e-Commerce, BFSI to Retail. The last 13 years of his career have been specifically in Digital Business and Transformation mandates in Financial Services and e-Commerce start-ups.

Arpan is responsible for all the aspects of Digital at NAM India and in driving its exponential growth. He is entrusted with building the Digital quotient for the organization and transforming NAM India into a Digital Leader in the Mutual Funds industry. He is driving many initiatives to deliver best-in-class innovative digital practices & frictionless experience. His core lies in building new paperless channels for investor acquisition and engagement. He is also responsible for developing deeper integrations and stronger alliances with Digital distribution partners to drive greater penetration and Digital inclusion across real Bharat.

He has pioneered and led the Digital function for organizations like Max Life Insurance and American Express Banking Corp. He has also worked in various capabilities with Citi Group and NIIT Limited. Prior to his current stint at NAM India, Arpan, was with Snapdeal and was heading their Go to Market Strategy and Digital Transformation.

​​Management Team​

Mr. Sundeep Sikka

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mr. Sundeep Sikka

​ Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited)

Mr. Sundeep Sikka is the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited). Sundeep has held both Vice-Chairman and Chairman positions of the industrial body AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India). He joined NAM India in 2003 and has handled various positions through which he has been instrumental in building domestic and international operations of the company.

Key positions/memberships:

  • Member of Technical Advisory Committee on Money, Foreign Exchange & Government Securities Markets: Reserve Bank of India
  • Member of Executive Committee: Securities Depositary Limited
  • Member of Capital Markets Committee: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Other key directorships:

  • Nippon Life India AIF Management Limited
  • Reliance Capital Pension Fund Limited

NAM India is India’s largest asset manager, managing and advising assets across Mutual Funds, Managed Accounts, Pension funds and Offshore strategies. It is part of the Reliance Group which is among India’s top three private sector business houses. NAM India’s shareholders also include Nippon Life Insurance, holding a 44.57% stake in the company. Nippon Life Insurance is the world’s 7th largest life insurer and is the number 1 private life insurance company in Asia as well as in Japan.

NAM India has more than 20 years of wealth creation experience exhibiting active and passive strategies with a large distribution network in India along with a global reach across Singapore, Mauritius and Dubai. Our clients include retail investors, financial institutions, banks, trusts, corporate and government entities. NAM India has a well rounded portfolio of schemes under various categories such as Equity, Debt, Liquid and Gold.

NAM India has proven its commitment to the development of the asset management industry, being the only AMC in India holding mandates to manage funds of both Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) and National Pension System (NPS).

Mr. Manish Gunwani

​Mr. Manish Gunwani

CIO - Equity Investments

Manish Gunwani is CIO - Equity Investments at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Manish graduated from IIT Chennai with a B.Tech and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore.

Manish has over 21 years of work experience primarily in equities spanning roles in equity research and fund management. He has also co-founded a technology company in the document management space.

During his stint at ICICI Prudential AMC, he managed two flagship funds of the mutual fund whose assets grew from $1bn to $5bn in 5 years. One of the funds grew from $50m to $3bn becoming the second largest fund in the industry. As deputy CIO he was instrumental in various aspects of asset management including setting up research processes, product strategy, developing talent of the team etc.

Manish has immense experience in equity research and has also spent two years working in a portfolio management company whose focus was midcaps.

Having traveled extensively across the world, Manish has attended many global investment conferences and seminars

Mr. Amit Tripathi

Mr. Amit Tripathi

CIO – Fixed Income Investments

Amit has more than 20 years of experience in Financial Services. He has been with NIMF for around 14 years and in that time, he has evolved into a stellar portfolio manager, combining experience across the yield curve, with robust credit evaluation skills.

Amit has been an integral part of NIMF's journey to become one of the largest and most respected fund houses in the country. He has successfully managed various fixed income and hybrid funds which have been recognized for superior performance both nationally and internationally. In his current role as CIO- Fixed Income, he leads a team of 20 highly motivated and experienced fixed income professionals. ​

Sales Leadership Team

Mr. Saugata Chatterjee

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mr. Saugata Chatterjee

​Co-Chief Business Officer

Saugata Chatterjee is Co-Chief Business Officer​ at NAM India. Saugata has also successfully built the SME and HNI segment. Under his different roles and leadership responsibilities over the last 5 years, the distribution team has come a long way with increased focus on opportunities, strategic approach and sharper execution. He was​ with Reliance General Insurance where he was instrumental in setting up the business channels and headed the channel sales during the period 2005 to 2009.

Prior to joining us, he was with the Reliance Group, Saugata was associated with ICICI Bank Ltd, Mumbai where he worked as Product Head ( Bancassurance – General Insurance – Retail and Corporate).

Mr. ​​​​​​​​​​​Aashwin Dugal

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mr. ​​​​​​​​​​​Aashwin Dugal​

Co-Chief Business Officer​

Aashwin is a finance and marketing professional who brings with him 19 years of rich experience in banking and the mutual fund industry. He possesses deep understanding of institutional as well as retail markets. He has been with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) for about 8 years.

Aashwin has managed various key positions in TATA AMC Ltd, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd and ING Investment Management Pvt Ltd. Prior to joining Nippon India, he was associated with TATA AMC Ltd where he was designated as Regional Vice President - North.

Mr.​ Sanjiv Gudal

Mr.​ Sanjiv Gudal

Head-Retail Business Development & Rural & Emerging Markets Group

Sanjiv heads the Retail Business Development & Rural & Emerging Markets Group ​nationally and is responsible for driving the Alternate Channel & Acquisition of IFA's. Earlier to this role, he was a Senior Zonal Head for west. Sanjiv is a commerce graduate who brings with him over 21 years of rich experience in financial sector. He possesses deep understanding of retail marketing, creating brand awareness and brand equity, developing and tapping of high net worth clients.

Sanjiv vision is to establish NAM India as a market leader in the PSU sector for selling non-banking products and creating a business pipeline for the MF vertical.

Sanjiv has managed various key positions in M.G. Brothers, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd, Fortis Financial Services Ltd (Ranbaxy Group) and LLOYDS Finance Ltd. Sanjiv had been instrumental in driving the business with his people focus and in-depth understanding of the complex business dynamics.

Mr. Akash Singh Rana

Mr. Akash Singh Rana

Senior Zonal Business Head – West 2

Akash Singh Rana is the Zonal Head Distribution for West 2 handling Gujarat, Rest of Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Akash is a Law Graduate and did his PG Diploma in Management, he brings with him over 23years of rich experience in Banking, Distribution and Mutual fund industry across North and West zones in various capacities. He is associated with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) since last 10 year and worked as Regional Head - Uttar Pradesh then as the Senior Regional Head - Gujarat and MPCG.

Prior to joining Nippon India Akash has managed various key positions with prestigious organizations like ICICI Bank Ltd for 8years plus and his last assignment was Regional Head - Branch Banking and Aditya Birla Sunlife for around 4years plus.

Mr. Brijesh ​Sharma

Mr. Brijesh ​Sharma​​

Senior Zonal Business Head – North

Brijesh Sharma is a management graduate and is the Zonal Head - Distribution for North Zone which comprises of Delhi/NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Brijesh brings with him 20 years of rich experience of banking & financial services. He is been with Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management , first as – Regional Head of Punjab & Haryana then as the Regional Head of Punjab, Haryana & Rajasthan before taking mantle of North Zone.

Prior to joining Nippon India, Brijesh has managed various key positions with prestigious organizations like ICICI Bank for 8years and HDFC Bank for around 5years.

Mr. Ashok Nanjundaraj

​​​Mr. Ashok Nanjundaraj

Zonal Business Head South Zone

Ashok Nanjundaraj is a Management graduate and is the Zonal Business Head South Zone which comprises of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. Ashok brings with him 20 years of rich experience of Banking & Financial services and Telecom Industry. He has been with Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management since last 5 years, first as – Regional Head of Tamil Nadu, then as the Senior Regional Head of Tamil Nadu before taking over as Zonal Business Head of South Zone.

Prior to joining Nippon India, Ashok has managed various key positions with prestigious organizations like ICICI Bank for 5 and half years and Tata Teleservices for around 6 years.

​​​Mr. Manish Ranjan

​​​Mr. Manish Ranjan

Zonal Business Head – West 1

Manish Ranjan is the Zonal Business Head for West 1 Zone handling Mumbai Business. Manish is an MMS Graduate from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai University. He brings with him over 15 years of rich experience with Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management, spanning across various geographies and markets . He is a homegrown leader who has started his career with us as a Management Trainee in Kolkata and then moved to Nagpur & Goa as a Branch Manager. He then worked at MPCG Region in various capacities for 5 years with last assignment being Regional Head - MPCG. He was assigned with the task of driving the Business Development Channel for West Zone for 1 year before moving to the role of Regional Head for Mumbai IFA& ND Segment. Later he moved to Pune as Senior Regional Head managing Rest of Maharashtra and Goa region. His last assignment was Senior Regional Head for Mumbai.

Mr. Gurbir Chopra

​​Mr. Gurbir Chopra

Senior Zonal Business Head - East

Gurbir Chopra is a Senior Zonal Business Head for East at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He holds an MBA degree in Finance & Marketing and has graduated from Faculty of Management Studies, College of Materials Management, Jabalpur. He has more than 23 years of experience across NBFC and Banking Sector and has completed over 14 years with us.

Top