Dipak Gupta is a whole-time director on the board of Kotak Mahindra Bank and is designated Joint Managing Director.read more
Joint Managing Director - Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited
Dipak Gupta is a whole-time director on the board of Kotak Mahindra Bank and is designated Joint Managing Director. He is also a part of the Group Management Council that drives Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter.
Dipak helms numerous functions including Vigilance, Internal Audit, Human Resources, IT including Cyber Security, Digital Initiatives, Customer Experience, Marketing & Communications, Environment Social Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Dipak has played a key role in building various businesses for Kotak Mahindra Group. He was instrumental in forging the partnership between Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd (KMFL) and Ford Credit International. He was the first CEO of the KMFL–Ford Credit joint venture, Kotak Mahindra Primus Limited.
Dipak was appointed as Executive Director of Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited (which got the banking license in April 2003 to become Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited) in 1999. Dipak was also responsible for setting up the retail business following the conversion of KMFL into a bank.
Prior to joining Kotak in 1992, Dipak worked with the consultancy division of A.F. Ferguson.
Dipak is a graduate in Electronics Engineering from IIT, Varanasi and a post-graduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA).
Gaurang Shah is a whole-time director on the board of Kotak Mahindra Bank.read more
Whole-time Director & President - Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
Gaurang Shah is a whole-time director on the board of Kotak Mahindra Bank. He is also a part of the Group Management Council that drives Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter.
Gaurang oversees the Insurance, Asset Management including Alternate Assets and Asset Reconstruction businesses and is Non-Executive Director on the boards of the insurance, asset management and international business entities, which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Kotak Mahindra Bank.
Prior to this, Gaurang headed Group Risk Management.
Gaurang has over 38 years of experience largely in financial services, of which over 25 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 has over 37 years of experience in the financial sector, 27 years of which have been with the Kotak Mahindra Group.read more
Group President & Group Chief Financial Officer - Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
Jaimin has over 37 years of experience in the financial sector, 27 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 also 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.
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)
Shanti heads the Consumer Banking business at Kotak Mahindra Bank since April 2014 and is focused on growing customer acquisition.read more
Group President – Consumer Banking - Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
Shanti heads the Consumer Banking business at Kotak Mahindra Bank since April 2014 and is focused on growing customer acquisition, cross-sell and digital adoption across physical and digital channels and as an integrated Consumer Banking franchise across asset and liability products. Shanti is part of the Bank’s Group Management Council that drives and oversees the Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter. Shanti is associated with the Group for 30 years and has been responsible for successfully setting up and running several business units.
Under Shanti’s leadership, the consumer banking business continues to record amongst the fastest pace of customer acquisition and savings account growth in the Indian banking industry. Simultaneously, the focus is on growing the loan book, both secured and unsecured, judiciously. In addition, the consumer banking business is driving its digital agenda across customer acquisition, customer adoption of banking, payments & e-commerce transactions, enhancing customer experience and deepening engagement.
Prior to this, Shanti was President - Corporate & Investment Banking for 11 years till April 2014, where she was responsible for ensuring delivery of comprehensive advisory & financial solutions to leading Indian Corporates, Public Sector Undertakings, Financial Institutions, Multinationals and the Government. Shanti was also Executive Director and CEO of Kotak Investment Banking earlier and, along with her team, steered the firm to a position of market leadership. She established a franchise recognised for executing innovative deals, including pioneering the first book-built IPO in India, which ushered global standards in the Indian capital markets. Shanti has rich and varied experience across retail and wholesale banking.
Before joining Kotak Mahindra Group, Shanti had a short stint with Bank of Nova Scotia - the Canadian International Bank, with their corporate banking and treasury division.
Shanti is on the board of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIM-B). She is a member of the FICCI National Committee on Banking for 2021-22.
Business Today, one of India’s leading business magazines, has recognised Shanti as one of the ‘Most Powerful Women in Indian Business’ from 2013-2017, 2019 and 2020. Fortune India has featured Shanti as one of the top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in India from 2016-2020. Shanti received the “CA Business Leader” award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in the “Large Corporate – BFSI” category in 2020 and was also named “CA Woman Business Leader” in 2013. Further, the Ladies’ Wing of the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognised Shanti as “Woman of the Year” 2013-14 in Banking and Financial Services.
Shanti graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, University of Mumbai, and has completed her Chartered Accountancy and Cost and Works Accountancy.
Shanti is a philanthropist at heart and has been supporting several NGOs. She is a regular participant at various marathons in the country, and has raised pledges for causes close to her heart through Mumbai Marathon for the past several years. She was recognised as the Highest Individual Woman Pledge Raiser in 2011 and 2016, and Second Highest Individual Pledge Raiser in the Corporate Challenge category in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She has also been recognised as the highest fundraising change champion for SOPAN at the Mumbai Marathon 2017, and as a Change Icon at the Mumbai Marathon 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Oisharya Das heads the Private Banking business at Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.read more
CEO - Kotak Private Banking – Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
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.
Oisharya chairs the management committee of Kotak Private Banking that drives the business’ 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 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 Investment Advisors Limited (“KIAL”). He is also a part of the Group Management Council that drives Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter.read more
Managing Director - Kotak Investment Advisors Limited
S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (“KIAL”). He is also a part of the Group Management Council that drives Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter.
Srini founded the Alternative Asset Management business and has grown it to an AUM of appx USD 6.98 billion which is one of India’s largest home grown Alternative Investment Manager. Leading investors in the funds under his leadership include Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Govt Investment Corporation (GIC) Singapore, British International Investment, Allianz Germany, etc. Under his leadership KIAL invests in different asset classes including Real Estate, Infrastructure, Special Situations & Credit, Private Equity and Investment Advisory. 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.
Prior to KIAL, 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 Investment Advisors Limited as the Chief Operating Officer in November 2013.read more
Whole-time Director & Chief Operating Officer – Kotak Investment Advisors Limited
Rajeev Saptarshi joined Kotak Investment Advisors Limited as the Chief Operating Officer in November 2013. 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 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 Member of the Executive Committee at the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA).
Rajeev is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary.