S GanashyamManaging Director & Co-Head
He has over 25 years of experience across a range of business including Wealth Management, Private Banking, Institutional and Retail Equities, Equity Research, Portfolio and Investment Advisory Service, Distribution channel Management, Financial Journalism and Databases. He has played a crucial role in setting up and growing the Wealth Management business at Centrum.
Prior to joining Centrum, he was Head of Wealth Management at HSBC and also a Director of the HSBC Group companies namely ILFS Investsmart Insurance Brokers Limited and ILFS Investsmart Academy for Insurance and Finance Limited.
Prior to that, he was the Head Investment Advisory Service at ABN AMRO Private Banking and was also a part of the core team that set up Anand Rathi Securities.
Ganashyam is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) from the CFA Institute, USA and holds a post graduation degree in management from the University of Mumbai.
Arpita VinayManaging Director & Co-Head
With more than 15 years of experience in Financial Services across Wealth Management and Private Banking, Arpita has been part of the core team that set up Centrum Wealth Limited. As a Whole Time Director on the company's board, she has helped to steer the firm from the venture to growth stage in the very competitive wealth management space.
She heads Centrum's Family Office that provides a comprehensive one-stop solution for wealthy families. The proposition encompasses investment management, wealth planning, administration and structuring, tax and legal advisory, corporate solutions, philanthropy and CSR opportunities She also runs the structured and alternate products business line, an area where the firm has established solid credentials and where the business has grown manifold in the firm's short existence. Additionally, she looks after the offshore wealth product proposition along where she is leading the firm's initiative to set up business in Singapore and Dubai.
Prior to Centrum, she was the Head of Premier Banking at HSBC and was responsible for managing one of the largest affluent banking propositions in the country. She left HSBC to be part of the founder team of Centrum Wealth Limited. She takes active interest in estate and succession planning and is a member of the Indian chapter of STEP, an international body of trust and estate planning professionals and the International Tax Planning Associates (ITPA) Arpita is a regular and sought-after speaker in wealth management, family office and alternative product forums and seminars.
An Electrical Engineer and MBA, Finance, from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi, she also holds STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising which focuses on cross-border succession, international taxation and family business advising.
Animesh RaizadaED & COO
Animesh has a rich and diverse experience of over 22 years, leading businesses across Wealth Management, Broking, Retail Banking and Consumer Lending. A large portion of his experience has been in leadership roles in Wealth Management, including being the Head of Wealth Management business for HSBC in India.
In his last role before joining Centrum, Animesh was heading the consumer assets business for HSBC. Additionally, he was responsible for Customer Propositions, Customer Experience and Data and Analytics functions for the consumer bank. He was also on the Board of Directors of HSBC Invest Direct India Limited.
Animesh has been involved in setting-up and managing the wealth management & broking businesses across cycles. In the various businesses he has run, he has led several large-scale business transformation projects, set-up robust business platforms and implemented a number of digital customer journeys.
Animesh is a Post Graduate (Finance & Marketing) from IIM Lucknow and B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT Kanpur.
Shankar RamanThird Party Products & Advisory
Shankar has more than 24 years of work experience in the financial services business of which he has spent over 20 years in the private banking and wealth management arena, researching markets and products and advising HNIs on their investment portfolios.
His prior role was with HSBC, heading the Investment Advisory Unit for the Bank's Wealth Management business. He played a key role during his stint with the Bank in enhancing and shaping the quality of the Bank's wealth management platform and the range of product/research and advisory offerings to customers.
Prior to HSBC he was with BNP Paribas Private Banking and HDFC Bank, during which he developed the earliest frameworks for researching pooled investment vehicles such as mutual funds and also helped design/co-manufacture bespoke investment ideas for clients.
Shankar is a Commerce Graduate and an MBA (Finance) from the ICFAI Business School (Mumbai). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India and a Graduate Cost and Works Accountant from the Institute of Cost and Work Accountants of India.
Anil SarinED & CIO - Centrum PMS
Anil comes with over 25 years of rich experience in Fund Management. He has served with distinction in various mutual fund houses and private equity outfits in his previous stints. In 2015, Anil’s previous role was at Edelweiss where he was designated as CIO - Equity for Global Asset Management. During this stint , he oversaw Portfolio Management Services and Offshore Funds. He has worked in key roles in fund management in companies like Bessener Venture Partners, ICICI Prudential and the Birla IT Fund. Anil holds an MBA from the Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad.
Devang MehtaHead, Equity Advisory
Devang comes with more than two decades of rich experience in the areas of investment advisory, equity sales & portfolio management with in-depth knowledge of the research processes, multiple sectors, valuation methods & behavioural finance. His most recent engagement was with the investment management arm of BNP Paribas Wealth Management as Head of Equities, managing the Non-discretionary and equity advisory platform for Ultra HNI, mega wealth, Family office & NRI clients. Devang was previously the head of Equity Advisory Business at Anand Rathi Financial services & was instrumental in starting the proposition from scratch & running it successfully. Prior to this, he was associated with Angel Broking & was responsible for setting up a research based advisory desk with robust systems & processes. JBIMS Alumni; sought after for his fundamental views in Television, Print & Digital media is also a Guest faculty at reputed Business Schools & a Speaker on Equities & Investor Awareness programs conducted at various industry forums across the country.
Amitava has more than 30 years of rich experience in Wealth Operations, Risk Management, Compliance, Admin & Control, Client Servicing, New Business initiatives, Business Solutions, MIS, Treasury, Product Finance, Accounting & Finance and Commercial functions primarily in Wealth Management, Banking & Financial Service Industries. Prior to Centrum Wealth, Amitava was engaged with Julius Baer, India and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a Consultant and was responsible for the transitioning of the DSP Merrill Lynch's Wealth Management business to Julius Baer. In his previous stints, he was associated with Morgan Stanley India Financial Services, DSP Merrill Lynch Capital, DSP Merrill Lynch Trust Services, DSP Merrill Lynch, Lupin Laboratories & Voltas. He was a member of the core team that launched the Wealth Management offering at DSP Merrill Lynch in 1999, Morgan Stanley in 2008. In 2005, Amitava led the NBFC initiative for DSP Merrill Lynch Capital and the Private Trusteeship business for DSP Merrill Lynch Trust Services. Amitava has completed his Masters in Management Studies in Finance (securing joint 5th rank) from Mumbai University; Diploma in Business Finance from The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India & B.Com (Hons) from Delhi University.