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    Neil Parag Parikh

    CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
    Neil Parag Parikh is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

    Neil Parag Parikh


    He has been a part of the Capital Market for over a decade with experience across wealth management, research, Institutional desk, marketing, operations, broking, key client management to name a few.

    He started his career as an intern with JM Morgan Stanley in 2003. He has been a part of Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. since July 2004 in various capacities. At PPFAS Mutual Fund, apart from handling key client relationships, he is also entrusted with the fulfillment of strategic responsibilities.

    Keeping with his father's, Parag Parikh's philosophy, Neil believes in Value-investing and is a strong advocate of applying behavioral finance fundamentals in investing.

    Neil's academic excellence is reflected in his qualification from prestigious universities. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from IESE Business School, Spain and a BA in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    He is an avid reader and a passionate golfer. He also plays several other sports for recreation.


    Rajeev Thakkar

    CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER & EQUITY FUND MANAGER
    Rajeev Thakkar's possesses relevant experience of over two decades in various segments of the financial markets such as investment banking, corporate finance, securities broking and fund management.

    Rajeev Thakkar


    Rajeev Thakkar's has over 18 years' experience in various segments of the financial markets such as investment banking, corporate finance, securities broking and fund management.

    His fund management career commenced in 2003 when he was appointed the Fund Manager for PPFAS Portfolio Management Service's flagship scheme titled "Cognito". Read More...


    Rajesh Bhojani

    INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
    Rajesh is a senior professional with over 35 years’ experience in financial services and education sectors. He has worked in senior positions in asset management and other financial services organizations in India. He was a Senior Vice President at Birla Sun Life where he has worked for the Mutual Fund, Insurance and Wealth Management companies of the Aditya Birla Group. He was associated with Birla Mutual Fund since its inception.

    Rajesh Bhojani


    He is a former President of Sales at UTI Mutual Fund where he headed a large team of marketing and sales professionals who helped the organization maintain its leadership. He was also the Chief Marketing Officer at Zurich India Mutual Fund.

    He has been associated with the financial planning movement and had done pioneering work in promoting financial literacy and systematic investing. He has also worked extensively in the education sector and was associated with the British Council.

    Rajesh Bhojani holds an MMS degree from Mumbai University, from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).


    Subrata Kumar Mitra

    INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
    Mr. Subrata Kumar Mitra is a well known veteran with hands-on experience in a wide range of financial services businesses in India. In his early years Mr. Mitra worked with various reputed organisations such as American Express Bank as Head of Corporate Banking and Investment Banking in India, Standard Chartered Bank- Merchant Banking Division, GIC Mutual Fund- where he brought one of the earliest foreign investors in the industry.

    Subrata Kumar Mitra


    Thereafter, from 1994 to 2007 he served as the Group Director, Financial Services in the Aditya Birla Group and set up the highly successful financial services business.

    He has served on the Board of Directors and Committees of several reputed companies in different industries as an Independent Director, Advisor. He also acts as an advisor to a large international bank. He is associated with several international and domestic NGOs, Committees and Chambers in India and a contributor of articles in various publications. Mr. Mitra has been India Correspondent for Asia Asset Management, Hong Kong.

    Prior to his appointment at PPFAS AMC, Mr. Mitra was also an Independent Director on the board of LIC AMC, Bharti AXA AMC and L&T Mutual Fund Trustee.


    V Ramesh

    INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
    Alumni of IIM (Bangalore) and ESADE (Barcelona, Spain), Mr. V. Ramesh has spent over three decades in the Mutual Fund Industry and seven years in Banking. He held the position as MD & CEO for MF Utilities India Pvt. Ltd (MFU). during the period starting from April 2014 to May 2021. He initiated, implemented and led MFU on behalf of the industry.

    V Ramesh


    Prior to joining MF Utilities, he held the position as Deputy CEO for Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) from October 2010 to March 2014. His responsibility in AMFI was to ensure functioning of the Mutual Fund Industry with effective relationships with all stakeholders, including SEBI and other regulators. He was actively involved in Policy making at Mutual Fund Industry Level.

    Mr. Ramesh was also a Founder and Director for Ecomove Solutions Pvt. Ltd from January 2009 to September 2012, an innovative business in the social sector. Prior to that, Mr. Ramesh also held the position as CEO for Prabhudas Lilladher Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. (NBFC) between January 2008 to December 2008. In Prabhudas Lilladher Financial Services, he was Key managerial personnel and his Major activities included but not limited to Distribution of third party products and Lending, particularly margin funding.

    Besides Mutual Funds, he is passionate about acting. He regularly performs in plays.

    Aalok Mehta

    CHIEF SALES OFFICER - DIRECT CHANNEL & HEAD - INVESTOR RELATIONS
    He heads the Investor Relations unit. He and his team's responsibilities include advising clients, solving their queries and redressing their grievances. He played a similar role at PPFAS Limited, wherein he leveraged seven years of experience to add value to clients.

    Aalok Mehta

    Over the years, he has worked in wealth management and investor relations in organisations such as DSP Merrill Lynch (now DSP Blackrock), IL&FS Mutual Fund, Excel Funds (in Canada) and Emkay Global.

    He holds a M.Com degree and an M.B.A from York University, Canada.


    Jayant Pai

    CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
    He heads the online and offline marketing functions besides serving as one of the official media spokespersons for PPFAS AMC. He also functioned in a similar role at the Sponsor Company - PPFAS Ltd. prior to the launch of the Fund.

    Jayant Pai

    His earlier assignments include stints in Institutional Equity Sales at HSBC InvestDirect Securities Ltd. and Tower Capital and as a Knowledge Manager at Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB India).

    Educational qualifications: ePGP from IIM Ahmedabad (2017-19) | Certified Financial Planner (2004) | Diploma in Securities Law from the Government Law College, Mumbai (2004) | B. Com. - H.R. College - Mumbai University (1993).


    Jignesh Desai

    RISK MANAGER, PRINCIPAL OFFICER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER- RTA OPERATIONS
    He has more than two decades of experience in the financial market.

    He is responsible for the Operational activities related to RTA and has ensured smooth functioning of the PMLA and risk management activities.

    Jignesh Desai

    Prior to joining PPFAS MF, he was associated with Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services Ltd (Sponsor company of PPFAS Mutual Fund) as Principal Officer. During his tenure with PPFAS Group, his role involved handling risk, compliance and operational activities of Broking, and PMS.

    He is a commerce graduate and is qualified as a Master of Business Administration in Finance.


    Mahesh Sarode

    CHIEF SALES OFFICER – DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL
    Currently, he spearheads Distribution Channel and responsible for achieving the overall business objectives through multiple distribution channels & partnerships across India. He is associated with PPFAS Asset Management Co. Ltd. since 2015.

    Mahesh Sarode

    He has an extensive experience over 22 years with significant achievements in retail & institutional sales, distribution, product & business development. Previously, he worked with organizations like Peerless Asset Management Co. Ltd. & UTI Asset Management Co. Ltd.

    Mahesh started his career with UTI Asset Management Co. Ltd. where he spent 10 years in various roles across product development, retail sales, Institutional sales. Been founder member of Institutional sales team, he was instrumental in developing institutional business & successfully handled product development & its launch, business strategy & led various pilot projects in Mumbai & Kolkata under project Shikhar. He served as Regional Head – Institutional sales & National Distributors.

    His last assignment was with Peerless Asset management co. Pvt. Ltd. where he was responsible for product development, devising strategies for debt & equity schemes. He steered business for retail & institutional sales as Vice President & Head – Sales for West zone.

    Mahesh holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune and MBA in Marketing from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune.

    Known for being a collaborative leader with proven track record of business development and building high performing team.



    Nimish Vora

    CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
    Mr. Nimish Vora leads the Human Resources Department at PPFAS as the Chief Human Resources Officer, spearheading all HR functions and strategizing to align with organizational objectives. With a wealth of experience totaling 25 years, out of which 21 years have been dedicated to Human Resources, Mr. Nimish brings a seasoned perspective to his role.

    Nimish Vora

    Prior to joining PPFAS, Mr. Nimish served as the Assistant Vice President of the Human Resources Team at Mizuho Bank, Ltd. in Mumbai, where he managed HR operations on a national scale.

    Mr. Nimish holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Mumbai University and pursued his MBA in Human Resources through correspondence from Salem University. With his expertise in HR policies, hiring practices, onboarding, and team management, Mr. Nimish drives the HR agenda forward with a focus on driving business success.


    Priya Hariani

    CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER AND COMPANY SECRETARY
    She heads the Compliance, Legal and Secretarial functions of the Organisation. She has collectively more than 8 years of experience in this field. Prior to this, she was associated with the Sponsor company (PPFAS Ltd.) where she was responsible for the Compliance and Secretarial functions of the Portfolio Management Services.

    Priya Hariani

    Prior to joining PPFAS group, she was associated with Larsen & Toubro Limited as Management Trainee, where she handled secretarial functions for the subsidiary companies of L&T. She has also handled Non-Convertible Debentures (NCD's) Issue while doing a specialized training from L&T Financial Services.

    She is an Associate member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and holds an LLB degree from Mumbai University.


    Raju Shelat

    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER - FA OPERATION
    He is the head-operations of PPFAS Asset Management Pvt. Ltd.

    Prior to that, he was working with Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. as VP-PMS Operations and was in charge of handling PMS operations and compliance since 2004.

    Raju Shelat

    He is a commerce graduate. He started his career as an accountant with Bhagwati Associates Pvt. Ltd. in 1988 and was employed there for 2 years. His previous stints include in the companies such as Starwin Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd., GTC Industries Ltd. and Batliboi Ltd.


    Ranbir Nayal

    CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER AND HEAD - IT
    Mr. Ranbir Nayal is designated as CISO/IT-Head.
    He is responsible for managing the security posture of the company, implementation of Cyber Security and Cyber Resilience Framework and other circulars as specified by SEBI from time to time. He has been in the industry for 32+ years. He is having a certification in Microsoft VBA.


    Ranbir Nayal

    Sanjay Shroff

    HEAD - ADMINISTRATION
    Mr. Shroff has been associated with PPFAS Group for more than 15 years and was serving as the Head- Administration under the Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services Limited (Sponsor Company). He will be responsible for overseeing allaspects of the Administration of the organization.


    Sanjay Shroff

    Shailendra Pandey

    HEAD - CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AND DISTRIBUTOR CHANNEL (NORTH & SOUTH)
    He is a man who wears several hats.

    He began his stint at our Fund in 2016 by leading the 'Corporate Communications' function.

    Shailendra Pandey

    Since early 2020 he has also assumed the responsibility of overseeing another pivotal function - The Northern and Southern Indian Distribution channels. Despite his strenuous schedule, he does not shy away from involving himself in organising various activities relating to team-bonding, Marketing, etc.

    His career path has also been rather circuitous. En route to PPFAS Mutual Fund, he has walked down the road of 'Journalist', 'Sales Executive' (with Sharekhan) and 'Public Relations' in the Financial Services space (with MSL Groupe and Adfactors) over the past two decades.

    Shailendra is 'NISM' Certified and a Diploma holder in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations from KC College of Management Studies. He has also done Digital Marketing Course from DMTI Softpro.


    Shubham Gupta

    CHIEF RISK OFFICER
    Shubham Gupta He heads the Risk Management Department and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the risk management framework including Investment risk and Enterprise risk.

    Shubham Gupta

    He has more than 9 years of experience in the Financial Market. Prior to PPFAS Asset Management Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Gupta has worked with L&T Investment Management Limited and Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited.

    He holds a PGDM degree in Financial Market and completed CFA Level 2 (USA).

    Rajeev Thakkar

    CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER & EQUITY FUND MANAGER
    Rajeev Thakkar's possesses relevant experience of over two decades in various segments of the financial markets such as investment banking, corporate finance, securities broking and fund management.

    Rajeev Thakkar


    Rajeev Thakkar's has over 18 years' experience in various segments of the financial markets such as investment banking, corporate finance, securities broking and fund management.

    His fund management career commenced in 2003 when he was appointed the Fund Manager for PPFAS Portfolio Management Service's flagship scheme titled "Cognito". Read More...


    Raunak Onkar

    FUND MANAGER & RESEARCH HEAD
    Raunak Onkar is a Fund Manager & Research Head at PPFAS Mutual Fund.

    He started his career with PPFAS in 2008 as an intern in the Research Team.

    Raunak Onkar


    He graduated from the University of Mumbai with a BSc in IT & MMS (Masters in Management Studies) in Finance.


    Raj Mehta

    FUND MANAGER - DEBT
    He is managing the debt component of the scheme since January 2016. He also manages Parag Parikh Liquid Fund.

    He has collectively over 6 years of experience in investment research.

    Raj Mehta


    He started his career with PPFAS Asset Management Pvt Ltd as an intern in 2012. Following which, he joined the company as a Research Analyst in 2013.

    He is a Commerce graduate from University of Mumbai, a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and a CFA Charter Holder. He is also a certificate holder of FIMMDA-NSE Debt Market module issued by NCFM.


    Rukun Tarachandani

    FUND MANAGER - EQUITY
    Rukun is part of the Fund Management team at PPFAS Mutual Fund. He has more than 9 years of experience in Equity Markets. He started his career in 2013 as an Equity Research analyst with Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research.

    Rukun Tarachandani


    Prior to joining PPFAS, he worked with Kotak Mahindra Asset Management as an Equity Research analyst and also managed the Kotak Equity Arbitrage fund from May 2019 to Dec 2019. He is an avid reader of books on Behavioral finance, Value Investing and Quantitative Investing.


    Mansi Kariya

    Co-Fund Manager Debt and Credit research Analyst
    Mansi Kariya joined PPFAS Mutual Fund in 2018 as a Debt Dealer. Gradually, she assumed the role of Credit Research Analyst within the Fixed Income Team and then eventually became a Co-Fund Manager Debt. In her previous roles, Mansi has worked as a research associate and senior executive - debt products for 3.5 years.

    Mansi Kariya


    B.Com Hons (Calcutta University), MS -Finance (ICFAI University) and CFA Charter Holder.

    "You cannot sow something today and reap tomorrow! A seed has to go through the various seasons before it turns into a fully grown tree. So is the case with Investing." - Parag Parikh

    Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.
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    Sponsor: Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services Limited. [CIN: U67190MH1992PLC068970], Trustee: PPFAS Trustee Company Private Limited. [CIN: U65100MH2011PTC221203], Investment Manager (AMC): PPFAS Asset Management Private Limited. [CIN: U65100MH2011PTC220623]