Advisors

 

  • Bachelor's, St. Stephens College, New Delhi 

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Dr. Narhari Rao
Advisor
Dr Narhari Rao was the Deputy Country Director at the Asian Development Bank, India Resident Mission. Before joining the ADB, he has worked in the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and also held various assignments in the Government of India. He holds a D.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University and Bachelor’s degree from St. Stephens College, New Delhi.

  • MBA, Harvard Business School (Class of 1981)

  • Bachelor of Technology Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai 

Mohan Kulkarni
Advisor
Mohan is an international Banker with more than 30 years’ experience in all aspects of banking and BPO industry, spanning various countries in Asia and the Middle East. He has worked at L&T, Citi , HSBC and other organizations. After a successful banking career, he founded a Business Process Outsourcing Company “FinSource Inc.”, which was acquired by Tele Tech USA in Nov.’05. Subsequently, Mohan served as the CEO of TeleTech India. Throughout his career, he has been a leader and an innovator.
Dr. Lawrence Duke, Senior international management positions, Citigroup International Monetary Fund, Nomura Securities, State Street Boston Corp. Jun 1984-Nov 2002 Editorial Review Board member, The Journal of Investing New York, NY Jan 1992 -present Advisor, Local/Regional and international companies Jun 2004- present Faculty advisor, Drexel Investment Group Nov 2006-present Clinical Associate Professor: Marketing,Lebow College of Business, Drexel University.
Dr Lawrence Duke

 

  • MBA, Harvard Business School (Class of 1984)

  • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge 

Advisor

  • Masters of Arts, St. Stephens College, New Delhi 

  • Bachelor of Arts(Hons), St. Stephens, New Delhi  

Arif Khan
Advisor

Arif Khan currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at MAC MANAGEMENT GROUP, Jakarta & Singapore. He has worked in various organisations such as CIC Group, Jakarta as an adviser, PT Bank CIC International Tbk, Jakarta as the Chairman, Standard  Chartered Bank PLC, New Delhi. Multi-dimensional international business and finance professional with more than 37 years of progressive experience in the management of new organizations and in leading change. Global trading and risk management expertise as Group Treasurer in the major financial centers of New York and Hong Kong; experience in London and in the Philippines, India and Indonesia in the areas of asset-liability management, market risk management and financial restructuring; profitable track record.

Rakesh Aggarwal

  • MBA, Indian Institute of Management, (IIM A) Ahmedabad

  • Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi 

Advisor
For nearly 25 years, MrAggarwal was a banker at Citibank and Union Bank of Switzerland (Singapore). During that time, he managed a wide range of fnancial services activities and obtained considerable management experience. 

Immediately after graduation, he started his banking career with Citibank in India in 1975. Various domestic and international assignments provided him rich professional experience. MrAggarwal later served as Regional Risk Asset Reviewer in the Asia Pacifc group where he assessed risk exposures at different Citicorp entities based in Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and India. 

After his illustrious years with Citibank, Mr. Aggarwal joined Union Bank of Switzerland (“UBS”), Singapore in 1990, and became the Chairman of East Asia Credit Committee, where he managed all counter-party risks in the region at a time when UBS was expanding rapidly. He was also involved in corporate and structured finance, initial public offering underwriting, direct investments and other functions as Director of UBS (East Asia) Ltd, Singapore. In the last 10 years,he has been involved in promoting and managing new private enterprises in Singapore, India, USA and Australia, principally in industries such as media, technology and building materials. Mr. Aggarwal holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and a Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering).
Praveen Suri

  •  Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

  • St. Stephen's College

Advisor
Mr. Praveen Suri, based in the United States, along with Mr. Arvind Mathur, will provide training in derivatives.

Praveen has several years of global exposure in Citibank, Bank of America, Standard Charted Bank  & ABN-Amro Bank. He led investment funds and high net worth banking teams  in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the United States. 

He has worked in various locations such as Singapore, Miami, Dubai, Mumbai, New York & various Latin American countries.

Praveen has managed portfolios of derivatives of US listed stock indices as well as FX and commodities for over a decade.

Besides being a derivatives strategist and trader, Praveen is a specialist in financial technology and an alumni of the prestigious Indian Institute of Science and the St. Stephens College.

  • B.A. L.L.B. (Hons), WB National University of Juridical Sciences,  Kolkata 

Shweta Luthra Mathur
Advisor
Shweta supports about 20 workplaces in her capacity as an External Member on the Internal Committee. She conducts awareness sessions on the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013, as well as the Prevention of Child Sexual Offences Act 2012. She has conducted over 150 awareness sessions and has been a part of about 40 plus inquiries on sexual harassment. Her PhD research, which she is still pursuing on a part-time basis, is focused on the socio-legal aspects of fitness to plead and stand trial in English and Indian Courts.