Keynote Speakers

Kamala K
Chief Risk Officer

Ms. Kamala K heads the Enterprise Risk Management across various vectors of risk as Chief Risk Officer at BSE. She is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She has rich and diverse experience of more than 34 years in financial services and management.

Ms. Kamala has been long associated with financial markets in general and Market Infrastructure Institutions’ space in particular serving in diverse roles including being part of Boards. She has worked in multiple organisations like BSE, NSE, Edelweiss Group, BgSE, PFC, IIM-B etc. She has also been part of various reforms in capital market, actively participating in policy making through various Committees constituted by Regulators and Stock Exchanges.

Vinod Sethi

Mr. Sethi pioneered international investing in India. He joined Morgan Stanley straight out of Business School in 1989. Mr. Sethi founded the India business for Morgan Stanley Investment Management and was its Chief Investment Officer for 12 years. Under his leadership, Morgan Stanley became one of the earliest, large FII's to come to India.

Mr. Sethi has been one of the early entrants in some noteable investments, such as Infosys, HDFC, Titan, Zee Television, Hero Motors, among others.

Mr. Sethi runs his own investments.

Jainendra Shandilya
Deputy General Manager
Securities and Exchange Board of India

Jainendra Shandilya is currently working as Deputy General Manager in the Market Regulation Department of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) where he looks after policy and development related work. He joined SEBI as Manager in 2001 and has worked in various departments within SEBI including Investigations, Enforcement, Enquiry & Adjudication, Communications and the Office of Central Public Information Officer.

Previously, he was a Faculty Member at the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), where he taught, Fixed Income and Derivatives. At NISM, he was also Program Director of Post Graduate Diploma in Quantitative Finance (PGDQF), Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (PGDDS) and Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Engineering and Risk Management (PGDFERM).

Jainendra has over 20 years of experience in Banking and Securities Markets and he has published various articles on Securities Markets, which have been carried out by various newspapers, magazines, journal and research exchanges portals.

Jainendra holds Master Degree in Economics and is also CFA and CAIA charter holder. He also leads the CAIA India Chapter at Mumbai.


Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their last name.

Vaisshali Babu
Chief Operating Officer
BSE Clearing House- ICCL

Vaisshali has overall experience of more than 30 years in capital market spread across her tenure with Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd., Syntel State Street, DSP Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas and now BSE Clearing House. She comes with extensive experience in the fields of custodian operations, project management, risk monitoring and strategic investment group along with trade, cash & FX.

She has expertise of managing global setup wherein global clients’ investments across multiple jurisdictions need to be facilitated. Vaisshali has taken care of variety of roles across operations, product, relationship management, business development, process enhancement.

In her previous role, Vaisshali was the key person in setting up the securities services business in India for BNP Paribas.

Vaisshali is active member of various industry groups and working closely with Indian regulators on the topics of development of Indian capital market. She has been member of Advisory Committees of both clearing houses in India – NCL & ICCL. She was elected as Convenor for India SWIFT SMPG wherein she will be representing India at Global SWIFT forum by coordinating all the custodians & brokers in India.

Vaisshali’s deep insights and understanding of the capital market has enabled her to be active part of leading industry group and panellist at ASIFMA, IFLR, FIX and similar other events. She is regular speaker at business schools and other financial institutions like NISM.

Vaisshali holds master’s degree in commerce from Mumbai University with business administration qualification from Symbiosis, Pune having specialization in Finance. She has been continuously upgrading herself with key executive programmes from IIM - Rohtak, IIM – Bangalore, IIM – Kolkatta and other global leading schools.

She was recognised as ‘India’s top 100 women in Finance’ by AIWMI in 2019 and awarded ‘best in Custody’ at the Women in Finance Asia Awards in 2022.

Vaisshali is very active in CSR initiatives at BNP Paribas. She believes that children is the future of any good civilisation and is associated with multiple NGOs dealing in child education.

Shiv Kumar Bhasin
Chief Technology Officer

Rathiesh Chandran
Senior Trader
Premji Invest

18 years’ experience in trading function across Buyside and Sellside.

Sachin Dagli
Chief Manager – Investments
PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited

Anshuman Das
Chief Information Officer
Sharekhan by BNP Paribas

Anshuman Das is the Chief Information Officer of Sharekhan which is wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas. Sharekhan is one of the top retail brokerages of India, which pioneered online broking in the year 2000.

In the past year at Sharekhan, he has been working towards complete Digital Transformation of the 23 year old company. Sharekhan has launched its retail use APIs in this period.

Prior to Sharekhan he was the CTO at Edelweiss Global Markets where he managed the Algo and HFT trading business. Before that he was with Citigroup, where he was instrumental in bringing the first global HFT players to NSE. He also led the India development team for low latency Global Market Access and was the global lead for unified cross asset pre-trade risk system. He is an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and also holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

Suryadeep Das
Director, Electronic Trading Services (ETS)
Kotak Institutional Equities

Suryadeep heads the Electronic Trading business in Kotak Institutional Equities.

He has more than 12 years of experience in sell-side Institutional Equities – primarily in Electronic Sales Trading – with a background in Equity Research, Quant Research and APAC Equity Risk & Facilitation.

Prior to joining Kotak, he was a part of Deutsche Bank’s APAC Electronic Sales Trading Team.

He has a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras and a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.

Roland de Marsangy
Co-Chair, Singapore Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and
Head of Business Development, APAC, Liquidnet

Roland has helped Liquidnet expand its geographical presence since joining in 2012. An initial focus on continental European members quickly expanded to include several strategic London accounts. He has also developed the trading platform expansion in emerging markets, including the launch of the on-shore South African market. In September 2016, Roland relocated to APAC to lead Liquidnet’s business development and market structure efforts in the Asia-Pacific region (currently active in 14 markets) including China.

Roland’s recent focus has been on breaking down the complexities of new market structure for Asia-Pacific based clients, particularly as enhanced workflows like Conditionals grow in the APAC region.

Roland has a depth of industry experience, previously working at Bloomberg in 2005 before working in Seychelles on the equities desk of an Austrian quant-driven hedge fund in 2009. Roland was listed in Brummel Magazine’s “30 Ones to Watch” in 2014, Financial News’ “40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Trading and Technology” in 2015 and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.

Roland was elected co-chair of the FIX Singapore working group in 2022.

Antoine de Saint Vaulry
Co-Chair, Asia Pacific ETF Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and
Regional Head of ETF Sales and Business Development, APAC, Citi

Antoine de Saint Vaulry is leading the ETF initiative for CITI in APAC based in Hong Kong.

Antoine started his career in 2001 at Société Générale on the Equity Finance desk in Paris, and moved in 2004 to join the Securities Finance department of Commerzbank in London. In 2010, he relocated to Hong Kong to lead Commerzbank’s Delta 1 and Securities Financing Trading team.

From 2012 onwards, he has been in charge of setting up and developing Commerzbank’s award winning Asian ETF Market Making platform.

He joined CITI in September 2018, to build and grow Citi’s ETF Market Making capabilities in APAC and globally, as APAC Head of ETF trading.

He recently expanded his remit to cover Sales and Business Development for the ETF initiative across CITI’s different businesses.

With a wealth of knowledge and expertise in equity products, Antoine is a frequent contributor to the ETF world, whether it is speaking at conferences, roundtables and workshops or being quoted in articles around Asia.

Antoine received an MSc in Management from ESSEC Business School in France in 2001.

Pankaj Dhake
Electronic Sales Trader

Pankaj has ~10 years of experience in the financial industry with varied roles in Hong Kong and India from arbitrage trading, systematic trading, market microstructure and electronic sales trading. Pankaj has been focused on the Indian equities over the past 4 years as an Electronic Sales Trader at CLSA. He started his professional work experience with a 3-year stint as a Delta-one trades with UBS Hong Kong where he was involved in statistical arbitrage of HK-China ETFs. He then developed medium frequency systematic trading signals in the US and European equities for ~1.5 years as a senior quantitative researcher with Worldquant, subsidiary of Millenium Partners. He has been with CLSA over 5 years now as part of the market microstructure team and Electronic trading team. He has a stellar academic record with a Gold medal in academics from IIM-Bangalore.

Lee Garf
General Manager, Compliance

Lee Garf leads the NICE Compliance Line of Business, and is responsible for the award winning Holistic Trade Compliance solution suite, which combines communications capture, trade and communication surveillance capabilities. Mr. Garf oversees product strategy, product marketing, product delivery, go-to-market planning across all NICE Compliance solutions. As the leader of this business, Mr. Garf is responsible for growing our market-leading position and ensuring continuous innovation to meet the needs of financial firms around the world. Just prior to joining NICE Systems, Mr. Garf was Executive Vice President, Product, at Charles River Development (CRD). Mr. Garf holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Koel Ghosh
Chapter Lead India
WE - Women in ETFs

Koel leads efforts to build the passive community in the region. She is an active advocate for passive investment and in her previous association with S&P Dow Jones Indices as Head of South Asia along with being the CEO for the joint venture with BSE – Asia Index Private Limited, she contributed to the rapid growth of Indian passive markets through industry thought leadership platforms, media engagements, podcasts, and client partnerships. Further, she explored new markets and worked with market participants to provide suitable portfolio solutions.

She contributed to the growing Indian Asset Management industry through her marketing and sales roles in IL&FS Mutual Fund and UTI Asset Management Company Limited. Her experience in the financial data industry was furthered with Thompson Reuters, now Refinitiv.

She was recognized by AIWMI as one of the top 100 women in finance in 2019. She is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Chintan Haria
Head Investment Strategy
ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited

Chintan joined IPAMC in October 2005.

He anchors Investment Strategy at ICICI Prudential AMC, where he is responsible for driving new and existing products and working closely with the respective teams to augment business growth.

Chintan joined IPAMC as a management trainee in the investments team as part of the Equity & Derivatives Trading Desk. He went on to become lead analyst for Oil & Gas Sector and continued the successfully managed various portfolios. His core competency lies in market intelligence, strategic asset allocation of investor’s wealth and development of products across platforms - Mutual Funds, PMS, AIFs and ETFs.

Chintan received a Masters in Commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in 2005 and is a Fellow Member Chartered Accountant (FCA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He is an Associate Member of Cost and Management Accountancy (ACMA) from Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWAI). He also holds a Masters in Financial Analysis (MFA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI). Further, he is a Certified Management Accountant from Institute of Management Accountancy, USA.

As a company representative, he is regularly featured in various media interactions across TV and digital platforms. Also, he is actively involved in investor interaction initiatives of the company.

Narendra Hegde
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Narendra Hegde is a Vice President for Sales & Marketing at HKEX. Based in Singapore, Naren is primarily responsible for the exchange’s sell-side and buy-side relationship management in South Asia and the Middle East.

Naren has over 18 years of experience in business development and technology within the Finance industry. Prior to joining HKEX in 2022, he has spent more than a decade with SGX where he was responsible for the exchange’s South Asia, Middle East and Thailand businesses.

Before joining SGX, he was one of the pioneer employees of the Singapore Mercantile Exchange (now under ICE). Naren has also spent some years at Credit Suisse APAC, where he helped to develop the bank's Advanced Execution Services, and UBS Japan.

Lakshmi Iyer
President and Chief Executive Officer, Investment Advisory
Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd (KIAL)

Lakshmi Iyer is the CEO of Investment advisory business at Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd. (KIAL). She has been with the Kotak Group for over 22 years.

As part of KIAL, she is responsible for investment advisory, product solutions spanning across fixed income, equities, real estate and alternates.

In KMAMC in she was CIO Fixed Income & Head – Products. In this role she was responsible for credit research, deal execution, managing fund performance across all debt funds and assisting sales in client interaction. In addition to that, she has been a portfolio specialist, and managed product related initiatives such as product pricing and coordination with the funds management and sales team in that role.

Prior to joining Kotak, Lakshmi worked with Credence Analytics Pvt Ltd, as a research analyst where she was tracking corporate bond markets in India and generating research reports. She was also instrumental in conceiving various financial software tools in collaboration with software and technical teams.

Lakshmi holds an MBA degree in finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

She has been recognised as one of the Top 25 most influential women in asset management in Asia by Asian Investor.

She loves exploring new places for travelling, is a big food lover, and is an ardent movie buff.

Parul Jain
Head – Fund Formation and International Tax Practices
Nishith Desai Associates

Anant Jatia
Founder & CIO
Greenland Investment Management

Anant is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Greenland Investment Management, a global systematic hedge fund manager managing close to USD 1 billion in assets. Anant has 16+ years of experience managing institutional and proprietary capital via systematic investment strategies.

Prior to Greenland, Anant co-founded India's first onshore hedge fund, Forefront Capital Management, a systematic investment management firm. He successfully sold Forefront to Edelweiss Financial Services in 2014.

Prior to Forefront, Anant was a Portfolio Manager at AQR Capital as part of the Global Stock Selection team where he managed global statistical arbitrage and U.S. equity portfolios.

Anant graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering.

Ashwini Kanade
Senior Vice President - Product, Securities Services S-E Asia

Winnie Khattar
Co-Chair, Asia Pacific ETF Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and
Head of Market Structure, iShares, BlackRock Asset Management

Winnie Khattar is Head of Market Structure for ETF & Index Investing (EII) Markets & Investments in APAC. In her role, Winnie is responsible for providing thought-leadership and content on local ETF market structure and develop the ETF industry in the region, by discussing with regional regulators, exchanges and market participants, advocating industry standards for ETFs and driving sustainable policy reform. Winnie works closely with BlackRock's businesses across Global Public Policy Group, iShares and Index Investments, Fixed Income and Trading Liquidity & Lending to ascertain the full impact of any structural change and guide unified opinion. She also engages with asset management associations and regulators on cross-border trading, marketing and distribution of local ETFs in the region. Winnie is also deeply involved in BlackRock’s local ETF range product quality and secondary trading.

Winnie is also co-chair of BlackRock’s women’s network in Hong Kong. Outside of BlackRock, is now the co-chair of the FIX Asia Pacific ETF Working Group.

Prior to BlackRock, Winnie worked at BofA Securities, where she conceptualized and launched BofA's Market Structure offering in Asia and spent 10-years at Deutsche Bank in Mumbai, London and Hong Kong prior to that. Winnie graduated in 2007 with Physics degree from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, India. Winnie is a passionate positive person, who enjoys outdoors, trail running, gardening and community initiatives both inside and outside work.

Pramod Koyothi
Vice President, Equity Sales Trading, Advanced Execution Services
Credit Suisse Securities

Pramod is part of Credit Suisse AES team, based in Mumbai. He has been with Credit Suisse for over 16 years covering Electronic trading. He has 24 years of experience in Equity market, including execution and sales trading.

Edward Mangles
Regional Director, Asia Pacific
FIX Trading Community

Edward Mangles has helped support The FIX Trading Community’s Asia Pacific committee for over 20 years, playing a key role in promoting institutional trading standards and FIX adoption across the region, and facilitating cross-industry collaboration. In March 2009, Edward was appointed Asia Pacific Regional Director for the FIX Trading Community, and works closely with the buyside, sellside, regulator, exchange and technology provider members of the institutional trading community to support efficient trading.

Kunal Nandwani
Cofounder and CEO
uTrade Solutions

Kunal is a tech entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of fintech - uTrade solutions and internet firm, Cove Identity.

Kunal has worked with Lehman Brothers, Nomura and BNP Paribas in London.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from PEC (India) and MBA from ESSEC (Paris). Kunal is also an author and angel investor.

Jean-Marc Nosbusch
Manager, Equity Sales Trading
Macquarie Capital

Jean-Marc is part of Macquarie Capital Sales & Trading Team, based in Mumbai. He has been with Macquarie capital for over 1.5 years covering High touch trading. He has 5 years of experience in Equity market, including execution and sales trading.

Jaiman Patel
EY India – Financial Services Tax and Regulatory Services

Jaiman is a partner with EY India and focuses on International Tax practice. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 2 decades of experience and specializes in the financial services sector.

Jaiman has advised FS clients in identifying investment and operating structures with regard to inbound and outbound investments especially structures involving India's only International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) based out of GIFT city. He has also authored several press articles on emerging tax issues and has also made industry representations to the Government on tax and regulatory issues.

Emil Rakadjiev
Software Architect & Product Manager

Emil is a senior software architect and product manager at Esprow, with almost 10 years’ experience in the financial industry. He has contributed significantly to the development of leading solutions for API management and to support adoption of FIX Trading’s Orchestra standard. Emil also has experience in research and academia, having worked at SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf and Hitachi’s research center in Yokohama. He has published and presented papers at IEEE conferences on distributed systems.

Vishtaspa Rana
Head - Equity Trading
3P Investment Managers

Vishtaspa Rana is currently working with 3P Investment Managers (AIF Category III) as Head - Equity Trading. He has earlier worked with TATA Mutual Fund as Trader for their Mutual Fund and AIF Schemes.

He obtained his graduate diploma in Business Administration from S.I.E.S College of Management, and Bachelor Degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai.

Siddharth Srivastava
Head – ETF Products
Mirae Asset Investment Managers (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Siddharth Srivastava has a professional experience of more than 12 years. He has been associated with Mirae Asset Mutual Fund since October 2018. In his capacity as Head – ETF products, he looks after the passive investment products at Mirae Asset India. Prior to joining Mirae Asset, he was associated with National Stock Exchange and Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI).

Vikas Tandon
Head Products, Senior Vice President, Capital & Commodity Markets

Rohan Vartak
Head of ASEAN
ITRS Group

Having 19+ total experience – combination of running mission critical IT Operation teams as project manager for the Trading Operations at National Stock Exchange India as well as having worked on IT solutioning across APAC with extensive experience within the high demands of Capital markets. Rohan brings a strong understanding of the design and supporting of real-time technology as organization move towards an agile event-driven real-time IT infrastructure. Rohan has a been exposed to several leading enterprise’s journey to a hybrid cloud space along with designing for ever increasing data volumes and velocity, relevant to the operation and IT management of the financial institutions where downtime of services is unacceptable.

Amit Vavle
Vice-President, Electronic Sales Trading
Bernstein India

Currently Vice-President - Electronic Sales Trading at Bernstein in India. More than 18 years of Industry experience. 17 years of Institutional Brokerage experience. Well versed with the Electronic & Algorithmic Trading, Fix Protocol, Equities & Derivatives Frontoffice, Middle office & Backoffice Technologies, Clearing & Settlements.

More speakers to be announced soon.