Board of Directors / Advisory Board
Financial Services Consulting Specialist
Senior Finance Professional
Global Vice President in Utopia Global, Inc
Central Banker, Reserve Bank of India
Ms. Simon is a Management consultant specializing in the Financial Services sector with extensive experience in operational aspects of banking, insurance and capital markets.
She has served as an adviser on strategy and operations for established companies across different industries including Heinz, Boeing, American Express, Societe Generale, Calyon Financial. In addition she has played an advisory role for start-up providers that have covered financial data aggregation, portfolio accounting and performance reporting and media monitoring services
Her work has covered building a pan-European manufacturing strategy, negotiating the details of a partnership renewal that contributed to an additional $1 Billion in revenues, leading a post-merger integration of two major players in the Pharmaceutical sector, rolling out a new end-consumer product for a leading US consumer bank among others.
Ms. Simon has previously worked at Booz Allen & Hamilton and Marsh McLennan. Education credentials BSc. Mathematics, HBS PMD.×
Seema Prem is the CEO and whole time Director at FIA Tech. She is responsible for overseeing the field & central operations and product development at FIA Tech. Seema has over 13 years of experience in driving operational excellence programs in the banking and financial services sector. She has experience in new product rollouts and streamlining of operational chains for banks. She has worked with key financial institutions covering retail and wholesale banking in North America, Europe and Asia. She has managed the operations for a technology start-up including business development, marketing functions & strategy. She is also a certified GSM Engineer and has implemented GSM networks in South India.
Seema is an Electronics and Telecommunications engineer from Kerala University and has an MBA from Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, India. She is a Sloan Fellow, MIT, Sloan School of Management. Her research focus is on low income and underserved markets.×
Mr. Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai, a distinguished leader in Indian business was the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Earlier Mr. Bajpai was Chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Mr. Bajpai is known for his visionary leadership and exemplary integrity. He has served/serves as non-Executive Chairman and a Director on corporate boards in India and other countries, received awards for contribution to business, and authored several books. Mr. Bajpai has been Chairman of the Corporate Governance Task Force of International Organization of Securities Commissions and the Chairperson of the Insurance Institute of India, (III) a counterpart of Chartered Insurance Institute UK. As Chairman of SEBI, Mr. Bajpai oversaw the orderly functioning of India's securities markets, the tenth largest in the world with a market capitalization of over US$ 1 Trillion and 20 million investors.
Currently, Mr. Bajpai is Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director of several Corporates in India. Mr. Bajpai is on the Board of Advisors of Indian Army Group Insurance Fund and is on the Governing Board of National Insurance Academy. Earlier he has served on the Governing Board of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He has been a visiting faculty at leading institutes of Management and Training. He has delivered lectures including at London School of Economics (LSE), Harvard University and MIT and also addressed OECD & IMF seminars. Currently, he is the visiting Prof. of Middlesex University, London. He has written three books: The Securities Market, Marketing of Insurances, and How to Become a Super Successful Salesman. He received among others the "Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Finance" award from Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Mr. Bajpai holds a Master's Degree in Commerce from the University of Agra and a Degree in Law (LL B) from the University of Indore. Mr. Bajpai is an avid golfer.×
Sanjay has significant (18+) experience in Sales and distribution, in the South India. He has worked in leadership roles within sales at Large corporate like Xerox, Compaq and HP to name a few. In his most recent position, Sanjay managed the complete strategy and day to day operations for Broadband and cable distribution of a large telco company based out of Hyderabad, and is known throughout the industry for delivering and sustaining revenue and profit gains within highly competitive industry.
Sanjay holds a Master’s degree in Management and Bachelor degree in Commerce from Osmania University. Sanjay has extensive experience in business start-ups and a solid background in sales management and marketing. He has demonstrated success in identifying business opportunities, development of business plans and funding submissions. He is skilled negotiator with strong management, sales and marketing background. He is exceptional communicator with a consultative sales approach, excellent relationship management and outstanding problem-solving abilities.
Sanjay is passionate music lover, who enjoys listening to rock and country.×
Dipayan Chowdhury is the Circle Head of Eastern India Operations.Dipayan has significant experience in Sales, Distribution and Operations, specifically in the East and North-East. His key focus has been rural markets in East and North-East.He has nearly 12 years of experience in diverse industries/sectors like Banking,Consumer Durable & Insurance with renowned Indian organisations & MNCs. He has worked in increasingly responsible roles within sales at companies, like ICICI Bank, IFB, Max New York Life to name a few. In his most recent position,Dipayan was instrumental in driving the alternate channel business in Eastern India and was associated with Max Life Insurance Co. Pvt. Ltd. as Regional Manager-East.
Dipayan holds a MBA degree in Marketing from Tezpur Central University and a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat.×
Sudip Banerjee, AVP Operations – East and Northeast India, has a significant experience in managing and developing processes for third party distribution in the Financial services industry. His key focus has been Quality, Compliance and Risk Management for partnership distribution in Banking and Insurance Industry and has worked with reputed corporate brands like Citibank and Max Life Insurance.
Sudip is a graduate from University of Calcutta and started his career with Eserve International Ltd. His experience with Citibank in the field of Service Quality followed by his career in Internal Audit in the Insurance Sector, has brought diversified skill sets to his persona. In addition to his current role, Sudip is also responsible for the design and development of the Risk Management Framework for the organization and would lead the internal audit agenda, pan India.×
Salil Ravindran is a senior finance professional with 18+ years of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions (IGATE buyout of Patni), Accounting & Finance (US GAAP and Indian GAAP), Tax (US and India), Investor Relations (both US & India), Budgeting and Planning functions in leading corporates. He is a Winner of CFONEXT100 from CFO Institute India for being the top 100 Finance professionals in India in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is also a Winner of Silver Award in the 'Investor Relations Executive of the Year' category across all US-listed companies at the 13th Annual American Business Awards.
His interests include badminton and photography. One of his photographs was picked for the brochure of San Diego zoo, the 10th largest zoo in the world.×
Ramesh Mugalam has more than 25 years of experience which includes leadership roles in developing and executing on the growth strategy and direction, new market opportunities and technology initiatives. Ramesh has a significant operational background in managing consulting practice and LOBs in the financial services. Currently Ramesh is the Managing Director at RiskSpan. Previously, Ramesh was a Client Executive responsible for new business development at IBM in the Strategy and Analytics Practice. Also, at LexisNexis-Risk Solutions, he was the Vice-President of Growth Strategy and International Operations.
Ramesh was the founder of Entegram LLC, a business strategy consulting company. As the Founder/President, he was responsible for managing the growth strategy and business development.
Ramesh has a Master’s Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.×
PN Subramanian (PNS) is a successful serial entrepreneur involved in various industries such as Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Earthmoving, Automotive and Information Technology. In his current role, PNS is the global vice president of human capital management in Utopia Global, Inc.
He is keenly involved in Technology Transfer, Mergers & Acquisitions in the Manufacturing industry and is actively involved in various social activities.
He is the Chairman, Governing Council, Centre For Social Initiative and Management and is a key member in various organizations like The Indus Entrepreneur, Confederation of Indian Industry, and Rotary India.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Xavier School of Management (XLRI).×
Salim Gangadharan is a career central banker having 36 years’ experience with the Reserve Bank of India including five years’ stint at Central Bank of Oman. Core areas expertise is financial regulation, supervision of banks, risk management systems and external sector. Salim has vast experience in various operational departments, particularly in the area of bank supervision, financial markets and forex regulation.×