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Board of Directors of PPFAS Trustee Company Private Limited

P. A. Balasubramanian
Independent Director
He is the Chairman of PPFAS Trustee Company Pvt. Ltd. His mandate is to ensure that applicable laws and regulations are complied with, and the interest of unit-holders is always protected.

He is B.Sc., Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India, Associate of Institute of Actuaries, London and Associate of Insurance Institute of India. He was Executive Director of Investments with Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). He also served with IRDA as an Actuary member.

Currently he is associated with Sriram General Insurance Company, Employees' Provident Fund Office (EPFO) as an appointed actuary. He is also independently providing Actuary advisory services. He was associated with the LIC for 37 years.

He brings on board his vast experience of working with Insurance regulator (IRDA), one of the biggest financial institution (LIC) and the office of EPFO.
Rajan Mehta
Independent Director
He is B.E. (mech), M.M.S. and he has got Post Graduate Diploma on Investment Management from London Business School. He was Co Founder of Benchmark Asset Management Company which pioneered introduction of ETFs in India and later on acquired by Goldman Sachs Asset Management company in 2011. Prior to that he was with Merrill Lynch London and DSP Merrill Lynch Mumbai where he has served in many leadership roles and exposed to financial markets internationally and in India.

Currently runs his new venture MyCare Health Solutions Pvt. Ltd. which is in the area of managed healthcare.

He brings with him his vast experience in Indian and international financial markets and successfully running one of the innovative mutual fund company.
Dhaval Desai
Independent Director
Dhaval Desai
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Dhaval has been the Founder member of Clea Advertising and Clea Public Relations. An ardent reader, he brings to the table his perfect understanding of the Indian marketing dynamics involved with both public offerings and product marketing.

With over 30 years of entrepreneurial and marketing experience; currently Dhaval looks after the Concept Group’s strategic initiatives along with operational & financial monitoring of few of the Group Companies. He is a Whole Time Director of main company of the Group - Concept Communication Limited.
Suneel Gautam
Associate Director
Suneel Gautam
A chartered accountant by training, Sunil started his career at a multinational bank. His heart, however, lay elsewhere. In 1985, he co-founded CLEA Advertising & Marketing which went on to become India’s seventh largest advertising firm by the mid-1990s with more than 400 staff across 20 locations. Clea was also the largest and most reputed financial communication and IPO specialist firm in India. In 1995, Clea PR was set up which then quickly grew into the No 1 PR firm by 1998.

In his mid-40s, Sunil’s entrepreneurial bug bit him again and he founded Hanmer & Partners, a full-service integrated communications firm in 1999. From a handful of people and an office of 250 square feet, it became India’s largest and most reputed PR firm. When Hanmer & Partners joined Publicis Groupe in autumn 2007, the firm already had 350+ staff across 8 locations. The firm later got rebranded to Hanmer MSL and then MSLGROUP. Sunil moved into an emeritus role at the start of 2011 after seeing the firm through the integration with Publicis Groupe.

In 2008, Sunil set up India's first art fair, called India Art Summit.

In January 2015, in true spirit of being a serial entrepreneur, Sunil co-founded India's first Strategic Consultancy with a focus on communication called Pitchfork Partners Strategic Communications LLP.

With 35 years of experience and now in his early 60s, Sunil refuses to rest on his laurels.