Mr. Dipak Gupta was the Managing Director & CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, up to December 31, 2023.read more
Non Executive Director - Chairman
Mr. Dipak Gupta was the Managing Director & CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, up to December 31, 2023. He has had over three decades of experience in the financial services sector, with the last two and half decades having been spent with the Kotak Mahindra Group. At the Bank, in the past, he has overseen the functions of IT (including Cyber Security and Digital Initiatives), Internal Audit, Human Resources, Marketing, Compliance, Administration, Infrastructure and Operations as well as Treasury, Wealth Management and the Consumer Finance businesses. He was also responsible for setting up the retail business following the conversion of Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited (KMFL) into a bank.
Mr. Dipak Gupta has also played a key role in building various businesses for Kotak Mahindra Group. He was instrumental in forging the partnership between KMFL and Ford Credit International. He was the first CEO of the KMFL–Ford Credit joint venture, Kotak Mahindra Primus Limited.
He is director on the boards of Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Limited, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, Kotak Infrastructure Debt Fund Limited and Kotak Mahindra (UK) Limited.
Gaurang Shah is a non- executive director on the Boards of Insurance, Asset Management and International subsidiaries of Kotak Mahindra Bank.read more
Non Executive Director
Gaurang Shah is a non- executive director on the Boards of Insurance, Asset Management and International subsidiaries of Kotak Mahindra Bank. He is the Chairman of the Board of Kotak Mahindra General Insurance.
Prior to this, Gaurang was whole time director on the Board of Kotak Mahindra Bank heading the credit risk function and overseeing the Insurance, Asset Management including Alternate Assets and Asset Reconstruction businesses.
Gaurang has over 40 years of experience largely in financial services, of which over 27 years have been with the Kotak Mahindra Group. He has played a key role in building the Group's consumer banking and life insurance businesses, and has held several positions of responsibility, including Head of Retail Assets at Kotak Mahindra Bank. He was also the Head of Kotak Mahindra Primus (a joint venture between Kotak Mahindra Group and Ford Credit International), which became Kotak Mahindra Prime Ltd (in 2006) - one of India's leading automobile finance companies.
Gaurang is a Chartered Accountant (CA) from ICAI and M.Com from Gujarat University.
Jaimin is commerce graduate from Mumbai University, member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI).read more
Non Executive Director
Jaimin is commerce graduate from Mumbai University, member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI).
Over 38 years of experience in the financial sector, 28 years of which have been with the Kotak Mahindra Group.
Since 2003 Jaimin is Group CFO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd and spearheads Finance, Tax, Strategy, Legal, Secretarial, Investor Relations, Operations and Facilities management and is part of Bank’s Group Management Council.
In 1995, Jaimin joined Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. in the Proprietary Investments division, before moving to the Investment Bank where he headed Mergers & Acquisitions.
Prior to joining Kotak, Jaimin worked with Indus Venture, a private equity fund and before that was Manager – Project Finance with the Godrej Group.
Oisharya Das heads the Private Banking business at Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., and has been an integral part since its inception.read more
Non Executive Director
Oisharya Das heads the Private Banking business at Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., and has been an integral part since its inception. She has played an important role in the growth of the business, both in India and overseas. She is part of the Bank’s Group Management Council that drives and oversees Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter.
Prior to taking over as CEO, Oisharya was the National Director where she spearheaded client relations at a national level, and established the non-resident business`s as well.
She started her career with the Kotak Mahindra Group in 1994. From 1999 to 2004, she led the private client services business for the eastern region at Kotak Securities. Thereafter, she was responsible for the North, East and the West Regions of the Private Banking business.
Oisharya is a graduate in Political Science, and has done her Masters in International Relations. She has completed her MBA from IIM Calcutta.
S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Limited (“KAAML”). He is also a part of the Group Management Council that drives Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter.read more
S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Limited (“KAAML”). He is also a part of the Group Management Council that drives Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter.
Srini has played a crucial role in setting up and building the different asset classes in KAAML including Real Estate, Infrastructure, Special Situations & Credit, Private Equity and Investment Advisory. Overall, KAAML has raised / advised ~ USD 8.8 billion in funds across these asset classes. As one of the earliest fund managers to raise and invest capital in India, Srini has introduced significant financing, financial structuring and negotiating skills in the alternate assets industry. Srini joined the Kotak Mahindra Group in 1993.
Prior to KAAML, he was a part of Kotak’s investment banking joint venture with Goldman Sachs from inception in 1995, and was co-head of Kotak Investment Banking until 2005. At Kotak Investment Banking, Srini advised leading domestic and international companies on capital raising, M&A and strategic divestitures.
Srini is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) subcommittee on Capital Markets. He is also a Board member of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Limited (APREA) & Co-Chairman of the India Chapter. He is also a member of the Governing Council of Global Real Estate Institute (GRI) – India Chapter. He was a Member of the Executive Committee at the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA) and is a Member of the Private Credit Council at Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (“EMPEA”).
Srini holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Delhi University and an MBA from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad.
Rajeev Saptarshi joined Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Limited as the Chief Operating Officer in November 2013.read more
Whole-time Director & Chief Operating Officer
Rajeev Saptarshi joined Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Limited as the Chief Operating Officer in November 2013. He is a whole-time Director on the Board of Kotak Investment Advisors Limited. He is responsible for the Finance, Legal, Compliance, Operations and Investor Relations functions of the entire alternate assets practice of the Kotak Mahindra Group.
Rajeev brings with him a wealth of experience in dealing with the regulatory authorities and is well versed with fund structuring and compliance matters. Rajeev has been with the Kotak Mahindra Group for over 29 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 Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary.
Ms. Lakshmi Iyer is the CEO - Investments & Strategy at Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Limited (KAAML).read more
Whole-time Director & CEO – Investment & Strategy
Ms. Lakshmi Iyer is the CEO - Investments & Strategy at Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Limited (KAAML). She has been with the Kotak Group for over 22 years.
As part of KAAML, she is responsible for overseeing wealth advisory, strategy and product solutions spanning across fixed income, equities, real estate and alternates for Institutional and NHI clients.
In KMAMC, 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, Ms. Iyer 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.
Ms. Iyer 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.