Key People

Anthony Heredia Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Anthony Heredia is a Chartered Accountant and has over 26 years of experience in the investment management industry. The senior roles held by him in the Mutual Fund business include Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, CEO & Whole Time Director of Baroda Asset Management India Limited and Chief Executive Officer of BOI Axa Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd. He has extensive experience and a very strong understanding of Sales, Marketing and Investment domains within the business.

Ms. Ashwini Sankhe Chief Financial Officer

Ms Ashwini Sankhe is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant. She has over 16 years of experience in the field of Finance & Accounts, majority of it has been in the mutual fund industry. She has been with MMIMPL for nearly four years and has been heading the Finance and Accounts function since then. She was instrumental in setting up and stabilizing the processes of the entire Finance and Accounts function of MMIMPL. Prior to joining MMIMPL, she was associated with Aditya Birla Sunlife Asset Management Company where she played a key role in setting up and scaling the Finance function. She started her career with BSR & Co (a KPMG affiliate) in audit and tax.

Jatinder Pal Singh Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Jatinder Pal Singh is a Chartered Accountant and has wide experience in the sales and distribution of mutual fund products. Prior to joining Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Private Limited [Formerly known as Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited], he was associated with Morgan Stanley Investment Management Pvt. Ltd and HSBC Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd where he was responsible for driving and guiding all India sales team in the sales efforts across segments and geographies.

Rahul Pal Chief Investment Officer – Fixed Income

Mr. Rahul Pal is a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Private Limited [Formerly known as Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited], he was associated with Taurus Asset Management Company Limited as ‘Head – Fixed Income’. He has also worked with Sundaram Asset Management Company Limited as ‘Fund Manager – Fixed Income’. In these roles, he was responsible for managing and overseeing the Fixed Income Portfolios.

Krishna Sanghavi Chief Investment Officer – Equity

Mr. Krishna Sanghavi is a CMA from Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and has also done MMS in Finance. Mr. Krishna Sanghavi has over 24 years of work experience of which around 11 years have been in the Mutual Fund Industry and around 8 years in Life Insurance Industry. He was also associated with Canara Robeco Asset Management Company Limited, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited and Aviva Life Insurance Company India Ltd. as ‘Head of Equities’. In these roles, he was responsible for managing and overseeing the Equity Portfolios.

Fatema Pacha Fund Manager – Equity

Ms.Fatema Pacha has over 15 years of work experience of which around 14 years have been in the field of equity research and fund management. Prior to joining MMIMPL, she was associated with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and UTI Mutual Fund. She holds a PGDBM (Finance) from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai and a BE (Computers) from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai.

Mr. Manish Lodha Fund Manager – Equity

Mr. Manish Lodha is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary. He has over 20 years of work experience of which around 11 years have been in the Mutual Fund Industry, 4 years in Life Insurance Industry in the field of equity research and fund management. Prior to joining MMIMPL, he was associated with Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance Co Ltd, Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund. In these roles, he was responsible for Portfolio Management, Equity Research. He has also held various positions in Finance function during his association with BOC India Ltd (Now Linde India Ltd.).

Amit Garg Fund Manager – Fixed Income

Mr. Amit Garg is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has also done MMS in Finance. He has over 16 years of experience in the field of Fixed Income dealing activities. He was managing dealing functions of fixed income schemes of Mahindra Manulife Mutual Fund for 4 years. Prior to joining Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Private Limited [Formerly known as Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited], he was associated with Daiwa Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. where he was responsible for managing funds and dealing activities for fixed income schemes. He has also worked with Darashaw & Co. Private Limited.

Ravi Dayma Head – Compliance & Risk, Company Secretary

Mr. Ravi Dayma is a Company Secretary and a Law Graduate from Mumbai University and has over 15 years of experience in the legal, compliance and risk management roles. He was also associated with Principal Pnb Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd., Religare Macquarie Wealth Management Limited and FIL Fund Management Private Limited where he was responsible for various legal and compliance activities.

Sanjay D’Cunha Head – Information Technology & Chief Information Security Officer

Mr. Sanjay D’Cunha holds an MBA in general management from Institute for Technology & Management and a BA- Commerce & Economics, Diploma in Electronics & Radio Engineering and Executive Development Program from University Of Michigan- Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Mr. Sanjay D’Cunha has over 24 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. In his past experience, he has worked with Daiwa Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd, SMC Investments and Advisors Limited (formerly known Sanlam Investments and Advisors Ltd.), Matrix Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd., ING Investment Management (I) Pvt. Ltd and ING Bank N.V.

Pooja Vineet Deherkar Investor Relations Officer

Ms. Pooja Vineet Deherkar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a PGCBM from XLRI Jamshedpur. She has more than 17 years of experience in Customer Service and Branch Operations functions. Prior to joining MMIMPL, she was associated with Reliance Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd. and HDFC Asset Management Company Pvt Ltd.

Mr. Kush Sonigara Senior Credit Analyst & Dedicated Fund Manager for Overseas Investment

Mr. Kush Sonigara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and an Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARPS). He has around 10 years of experience in research and dealing activities. Prior to joining MMIMPL, he was associated with Taurus Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd, My Capital Solutions Pvt. Ltd and TBNG Financial Consultants.

Mr. Abhinav Khandelwal Fund Manager - Equity

Mr. Abhinav Khandelwal is a Chartered Accountant. He has over 12 years of work experience of which around 10 years have been in the field of managing of funds and equity research. Prior to joining MMIMPL, he was associated with Canara Robeco Asset Management and Aegon Life Insurance. At Canara Robeco, he was advisor to India dedicated Funds while handling Fund Management and Equity Research responsibilities at Aegon Life Insurance.

Mr. Avinash Yogeshwar Head – Human Resources

Mr. Avinash Yogeshwar holds a degree of Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Human Resources Development. He has around 18 years of experience in the field of HR activities. Prior to joining MMIMPL, he was associated with Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. (MMFSL) for over 16 years wherein he has performed various roles in HR Function including as Country Group HR. During his tenure with MMFSL, he was responsible for execution, implementation of all HR services and deliverables at PAN India level and for various verticals in MMFSL.

Ms. Alpha Negi Investment Associate & Dedicated Fund Manager for Overseas Investments

Ms. Alpha Negi has around 14 years of experience in the Investments Support and Sales/Banking functions. During her tenure of 6 years at Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Pvt. Ltd (MMIMPL), she has worked with the investment team wherein she has undertaken various roles such as Investment Associate, Equity Dealing (as a back-up dealer), Investment Risk support for the Equity Segment etc. Prior to joining MMIMPL, she was associated with DSP Blackrock Investment Manager Pvt Ltd and IDBI Bank.

Mr. Chetan Pandit Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Chetan Pandit has completed Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. He has about 12 years of experience in the field of Risk Management in the Asset Management industry. Prior to joining MMIMPL, He was associated with HSBC Asset Management India Private Limited, L&T Investment Management, Principal Asset Management Company Private Limited and Morgan Stanley Solutions India. In these roles, Chetan has mostly handled various Risk Management related activities such as Investment Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Driving various Risk Management Governance Forums.