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Board of Directors

Baroda Asset Management India Limited:

Associate Directors

Mr. Vikramaditya Singh Khichi

Mr. Vikramaditya Singh Khichi is Executive Director at Bank of Baroda (“Bank”) since October 2018. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Khichi worked as Field General Manager (Gujarat Operations) in Dena Bank. During his tenure of 33 years with Dena Bank, Mr. Khichi served in varying capacity from being Probationary Officer to General Manager in various branches and departments such as Retail Banking, Marketing (New Initiative & Product Development), Merchant Banking, Recovery Management, Overseas Business Center etc.

Mr. Khichi is an MBA (Finance and Marketing), with professional qualifications of CAIIB and Associate in Life Insurance.

Mr. Rajneesh Sharma

Mr. Rajneesh Sharma has more than 17 years of work experience in the financial services sector and has worked as the Head of MSME, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking  and International Credit at Bank of Baroda. Mr. Sharma is the General Manager (CC), Head – Stressed Assets Management since August 2019. Prior to this role, Mr. Sharma was the General Manager / GM CC, Head – Corporate & Institutional Banking. He has done his Bachelors in Science.​

Mr. Anthony Heredia

Mr. Anthony Heredia is the Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director of Baroda Asset Management India Limited.  He has more than 23 years of experience predominantly in the investment management industry.  Prior to joining the AMC, Mr. Heredia was the Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Private Limited.  He was also associated with HSBC Asset Management India as Senior Vice President and prior to that with Birla Sun Life Asset Management as Associate Vice President-Business Development. Mr. Heredia is a Chartered Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce. 

Independent Directors

Mr. M.P. Mehrotra

Mr. M.P. Mehrotra is a founder partner of Mehrotra & Mehrotra, a firm of chartered accountants in existence for over 49 years. During this period, Mr. Mehrotra has supervised audits for a number of leading Indian conglomerates, companies, financial services entities and banks, including the Essar Group, ABG Group, SAIL, BHEL, NTPC, LIC, Punjab National Bank etc. Mr. Mehrotra has also handled varying matters under the Companies Act, 1956 and the Income Tax Act, 1961, in addition to handling takeovers, mergers, acquisitions etc. He has also held important Government offices, such as member of the Central Board of Trustees, EPFO, member of the Task Force for MOU, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Govt. of India, trustee of Cochin Port Trust etc. Currently Mr. Mehrotra serves as the official advisor to the High Commission of Malta, New Delhi, in addition to being director on various companies of repute. Mr. Mehrotra is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and holds a degree in law and a bachelor’s degree in commerce.

Mr. Sethuram Iyer Neelakantan

Mr. Sethuram Iyer Neelakantan has extensive experience in the banking industry and asset management industry with more than 44 years of work experience, including 31 years with the State Bank of India in various challenging and senior assignments and over 10 years at Asset Management Companies in roles as CEO and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Sethuram Iyer Neelakantan holds a degree of BSc. (Chemistry), and has also completed his CFP.   

Mr. Nagesh Ganesh Alai

Mr. Nagesh Ganesh Alai, M.Com, LL.B, ACMA, ACS, is a highly experienced professional having worked across finance, taxation and management consultancy, multinational pharmaceutical industry and advertising and marketing in a career of over four decades.

Mr. Alai has had an extensive professional work experience across various functions namely management, strategy, finance, tax, legal, corporate law, corporate governance and human resources and has held top positions of responsibilities in India and abroad. Subsequent to his corporate stint of over 8 years in the pharma world between 1983 and 1990 in MNCs like Boots Pharmaceuticals ( now Abbott ) and John Wyeth ( now Pfizer ), Mr. Alai has been associated with FCB Ulka Advertising Pvt. Ltd.( a top four advertising communicatioms group in India ), a wholly owned subsidiary of the NYSE quoted Interpublic Group of Companies, headquartered in New York, since 1990 to 2016, in senior management and leadership roles such as CFO, Company Secretary, General Counsel, Executive Director, CFO Asia Pacific and Africa and Group Chairman.

His extensive experience and expertise has seen Mr. Alai playing active leadership roles in industry bodies through his long career including helming the apex advertising industry association (AAAI) as its President between 2010-12 and the regional advertising industry body, Confederation of Asian Advertising Agencies Association as its Chairman between 2015 - 2017. Mr. Alai has been active in self regulation in advertising and has served on the apex watch dog, Consumer Complaints Council of ASCI. Mr. Alai has been on various committees of industry bodies like CII, etc. and is a guest columnist in Business India magazine, covering topical business, economic and finance issues.

Mr. Alai is also on the advisory board of pan-India NGOs and is an independent director on the board of few corporates. Mr. Alai is a guest faculty at his alma mater, teaching International Finance, Financial Markets and Corporate Finance to graduate and post graduate students. He is an active mentor to start ups and is the principal consultant in his business advisory firm. He is an avid art connoisseur/collector, voracious reader, high altitude trekker, a marathoner and a motivational mentor.