Mr. V. Bala is the founding Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India International Exchange (IFSC) Limited (India INX), the first International Exchange from India in GIFT City International Financial Services Centre Special Economic Zone which started its operations from January, 2017 and a subsidiary of BSE (Asia's first stock exchange). He also holds board position in the following organisations -
BSE Institute Limited
India International Clearing Corporation (IFSC) Limited.
India International Bullion Holding IFSC limited.
India International Bullion Exchange IFSC Limited
In addition to the above, he is also a member of following committees of IFSCA:
Committee of Experts on Sustainable Finance
Committee of Experts on Investment Funds
Committee of Experts on positioning IFSC as a hub for offshore trading in INR
Prior to this, he was the Chief Business Officer of BSE heading the business development encompassing all business segments viz. Equities, Equity Derivatives, Debt, Interest Rate Futures, Currency Derivatives, Mutual Fund Distribution platform and SME platform. In addition to the markets business, he was also responsible for the listings and data business of BSE and managing the entire trading operations and membership operations.
He has over 25 years of experience in the Capital Markets industry and has previously worked with Reliance Group as Vice President and was also as co-founder of BSE Technologies Private Limited which was acquired by BSE.
He was also part of the core team involved in setting up the National Stock Exchange of India. He was instrumental in creating the Capital Market segment, Nifty Index creation, setup of NSCCL as the first clearing corporation in India, NCFM certification creation and the Futures and Options segment inter-alia.
He has served in the board of Central Depository Services (India) Limited, Futures Industry Association – Asia, Co-Chair of FICCI Capital Market Committee etc.
He has Masters in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, Rank holder from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Diploma from Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Mr. Arun Ganesan
Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Arunkumar Ganesan heads Business Operations of the exchange including Trading Operations and Trading Development.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the area of Trading Operations, Clearing & Settlement, custody operations and Internal Controls
He has previously worked in NSE, DGCX, HSBC, BFX and L&T in various roles.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant
Mr. Sameer Patil
With over 19 years of experience in financial sectors like Commodities, Currency Derivatives etc. Has hands on experience in Trading, Hedging Strategies, Product Designing and Business Development.
Joined BSE since July 2015 to head its Currency derivatives segment and has been successfully able to garner market leadership position in the currency derivatives segment, hence making BSE the preferred venue for trading CDX in India. At present also spearheading business development at India INX an wholly owned subsidiary of BSE.
Prior to BSE was associated with MCX (India’s No 1 Commodities Exchange) since inception for more than a decade as Sr. Vice President – PKMT (Precious Metals) & Business Development.
While at MCX was part of the core committee for setting up various other domestic exchanges (MCX-SX) MCX – Stock Exchange and International Exchanges like Dubai Gold and Commodity Exchange (DGCX), Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX), Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX) and Global Board of Trade (GBOT, Mauritius).
Is credited for successful launching the flagship contracts on MCX the Gold, Silver, WTI Crude Oil and Copper contracts. The Gold Petal contract launched on 18th April 2011 was awarded as the Best Innovative contract of the year by FOW Singapore.
Recently was awarded the India UAE business ambassador of the year 2018 at Abu Dhabi.
Was nominated for the prestigious IIFC awards for excellence in their respective fields. Past recipients of the awards being Mother Teresa, APJ Kalam, Rajesh Khanna, Sunil Gavaskar etc.
Prior to MCX was associated with K J Investors Services (I) PVT LTD, an affiliate of Cargill Investors Services, Illinois, Chicago, USA as Senior Financial Analyst.
Is a regular speaker for various seminars on Precious Metals in India and Global Forums.
Part of many coveted committees and sub committees for commodities in India.
A Guest Lecturer on Commodities in various reputed Management Institutes.
A Science Graduate from Mumbai University and a Post-Graduation in Investment Management from the NMIMS and a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising.
Dr. Ajit Phanse
Dr. Ajit Phanse has around 26 years of work experience in senior roles in operations and functional consulting
across the securities markets, insurance and banking sectors.
He has been part of leading organisations in the Indian financial services like the National Stock Exchange of
India Ltd, Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd., Tata AIA Life Insurance, Birla Sun Life Insurance and ICICI
He has wide ranging experience in handling core operations across Membership, Compliance, Projects, Settlements,
Client Services etc.
Ajit has done his MBA from the University of Pune, India from where he also completed his doctorate in business
management. He has also completed various certifications recognized by the sector regulators across the banking,
securities market and insurance services.
Ms. Kirshna Gangopadhyay
Ms. Krishna Gangopadhyay heads strategy and international relations for the International Exchange
She has more than 16 years of experience across financial services, telecommunications in the area of strategy and implementation, risk management, business transformation
Prior to this, she has worked at CRISIL Risk Solutions, A.T. Kearney, HSBC and GE Capital International Services in various roles
She is an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and is a Rank holder from Jawaharlal Nehru University in M.A. Economics
Ms. Gunjan Mirani
Ms. Gunjan Mirani has around 27 years of work experience in the securities industries.
She has previously worked with Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, CD Equisearch Private Limited, Eureka Stock and Share Broking Services Private Limited. Her last assignment was at the Indian Clearing Corporation Limited as Assistant General Manager – Finance and Accounts.
She has wide range of experience in dealing with Foreign Portfolio Investors, Financial Institutions, HNI broking, arbitrage, portfolio management, treasury & financial operations.
She has also worked as Systems Manager in her earlier role at a broking company where she managed databases and front-end development using Sybase power builder. She also handled the networking and telecommunication at the firm.
Ms. Mirani has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Calcutta, Post Graduate Diploma in PR from Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan and Post-Graduation in Software Engineering from CMC Limited.
Shri Nikhil Mehta
Shri Nikhil Mehta is an Associate Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Shri Nikhil Mehta has the following Education Qualification/Degrees in addition to the above.
a) Masters of Commerce from Mumbai University.
b) CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) – From ICFAI University.
c) Masters of Business Administration (Evening) – from B.K School of Business Management, Gujarat University.
He has previously worked with BSE Ltd in the following departments.
a) Membership Compliance – Mumbai HO
b) Trading Operations – Mumbai HO
c) Department of Investor Services- Ahmedabad RO
Shri Nikhil Mehta is associated with India INX since November, 2017.
Dr. S.K. Nanda
Dr. S.K. Nanda (IAS), holds a Ph.D. on Rural Economics, LL.B and LL.M from Gujarat University, and Master's degree in Political Science from Delhi University.
He is a recipient of “India CEO Award 2015”, Udhyog Ratna Award, Global Leadership Award, Global Visionary Award, Golden Peacock Award and Environment Protection Award. He also has been honored by UNESCO, Subash Chandra Bose award for Communal harmony and public service.
He has around 35 years of experience at senior levels in the various important Government departments as the Additional Chief Secretary of Home, Principal Secretary of Food & Civil supply, Forest & Environment, Health and as Managing Director of Gujarat State Financial Corporation, Chairman & Managing Director of the Gujarat State Fertilizer and Chemicals Ltd.
Present Assignments of Dr. Sudip Kumar Nanda are as under:
Advisor, National Disaster Management Authority, India
National Chief Commissioner, Hindustan Scouts and Guides, India
Chairman, Society for Village Development in Petro Chemical Areas (SVADES), Vadodara
Chairman Mumbai Management and Research, Mumbai.
Chairman, Jaganath Cultural Academy and Research Centre, Gujarat
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