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Wealth Insights

People - Advisory Board

Mr. Berjis Desai is an independent legal counsel engaged in Private Client Practice, that is, succession and estate planning for HNIs and promoter families. He is a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge. He has practiced transaction and dispute resolution for 37 years and retired as Managing Partner of J Sagar & Associates. He specializes in Financial & Securities Laws, Structured Finance, Securitisation and OTC derivatives as well as Offshore Investments. A member of American Arbitration Association and The Bombay Incorporated Law Society and Arbitrator in Panel of The London Court of International Arbitration and ICC – India. He is on the boards of various Public and Private Ltd. companies.

Rasesh Kanakia began his career as a real estate consultant in 1984, and subsequently ventured into real estate development in 1986. He was instrumental in making the 'Kanakia Group' a well-established name in the field of real estate development. In 1997, by virtue of his foresightedness, the group forayed into Cinema exhibition business by retrofitting Theatres and setting up Theatres with multiple screens. His keen interaction with the film fraternity has also resulted in the company's multiplex being the preferred destination for number of premiere shows. With the strong developer background and booming hotel industry, he further diversified the Group's activities into hospitality business. Also, under his leadership, the Group operates an I.C.S.E. school and a Commerce and Science college in Mumbai.

Mr. Haresh G. Desai is a founder-director of A. V. Rajwade & Co. Pvt. Ltd. He is a pioneer in the field of rendering advisory services in foreign exchange and interest rate risk management. He has spent over two decades counselling Indian corporates on foreign exchange risk management. He has conducted over 400 training programs on foreign exchange and interest rate risk management, including use of derivatives and hedge accounting. He is a visiting faculty for IIM, Indore and writes weekly column for Business Standard on forex markets.

Mr. D Ravishankar is the Founder Director of Brickwork Ratings, a credit rating agency licensed by Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and approved by RBI. He is the Chairman of the Criteria Committee and a member of the Rating Committee. Ravishankar is a Financial Professional with a rich experience of over 25 years in BFSI segment. He is a qualified AICWAI. He attended a Global Management Development Program conducted by the Michigan University, USA. His past assignments includes, Managing Director of Asia-Pacific Risk Solutions Business of Standard and Poor's and was simultaneously heading the India Risk Solutions Business as Executive Director, CRISIL Limited, President & CEO, Polaris Retail Infotech Ltd, CEO of Cholamandalam Cazenove Mutual Fund, Fund Manager & Vice President at Reliance Mutual Fund, Chief Investment Officer of GIC Mutual Fund, etc.

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