HomeAbout UsOur TeamFunctional Leadership Team Company Profile Corporate Governance Nippon India Mutual Fund Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited Vision And Mission Statement Disclosure of AUM Financial Reports Other Initiatives Our Service Providers Our Team Board of Directors Debt Fund Managers Equity Fund Managers ETF Fund Manager Functional Leadership Team Management Team Sales Leadership Team Postal Ballot Sponsors Trustees Voting Policy Functional Leadership Team Page Content Speak this Section Stop Mr. Bhalchandra JoshiChief Service Delivery and Operations Excellence Officer Mr. Bhalchandra Joshi has over 24 years of rich experience in BFSI Domain. He has worked in leadership positions with the leading Banks in India like ICICI Bank, Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank, managing Operations, Customer Experience Management and Business development functions.During his 10 years stint with ICICI Bank, he was the Business Head of SEG Wealth Management & Deposit Mobilisation and has also Headed the Customer Service Function for the SME segment at ICICI Bank.At NAM India, Bhalchandra As Chief-Service Delivery and Operations Excellence is Responsible for End to End Management of Transactions initiated across mediums, Payout Processing, Fund Accounting, Custodial Services and Investor / Distributor Experience Management at Pan India RCAM Investor Service Centres. His Primary Focus has always been to deliver consistent world class service to his customers through efficient integration of 3 P's (People, Policies and Processes) by leveraging on the latest Technologies.Bhalchandra is a B Sc Graduate from D G Ruparel College, Mumbai and a Post Graduate (MMS) from Prin. L N Welingkar Institute of Management.MR. Chandra GuptaChief Technology Officer Chandra is a Bachelor in Technology in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. Chandra has over 17 years of national and international experience across India, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and has managed highly visible, multi geography driven strategic projects and programs under various operating models including centralizing, outsourcing and off-shoring.Chandra's is responsible for implementing state-of-the-art technology to create a competitive differentiation for the business, besides driving increased adoption and enhancing productivity. He is driving various innovation projects, and developing strategic planning guidelines in accordance with the Business Strategy leveraging and building upon Best in Class Technology as a key pillar and differentiator.Chandra served as Director, Head of IT at Barclays Bank India Pvt. Ltd, for its Corporate and Retail Bank. Prior to joining Barclays, he served as the Head of Production Services India - Lending, Operations and Financing Technology at RBS Global Banking and Markets. Before this, he has worked with Citigroup, as the Vice President of Technology for EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa). MR. Milind NesarikarChief Risk Officer Mr. Milind Nesarikar is responsible for enterprise risk management in Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited). He has around 22 years of experience spanning various industries, organizations & geographies. He has a worked in Sales, Operations, Digital Initiatives & Assurance. He has worked in the asset management business, both in the domestic & on the overseas front. In his last role, he was working as Head-Group Internal Audit at Reliance Capital Ltd. Mumbai.Mr. Muneesh SudChief Legal and Compliance Officer Graduated in Commerce from Delhi University, ACWA, ACS and LLBMr. Muneesh Sud joined Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) in 2008 as Head of Legal & Secretarial.He has over 19 years of rich and diversified corporate experience across various sectors such as Financial Services, Capital Markets, Real Estate & Hospitality, Telecom, IT & ITES, Oil & Gas, and Manufacturing.His professional expertise includes International & Domestic listings, Corporate restructurings, M & A Transactions, Cross-Border regulatory & taxation issues, Business start ups, setting up multi-jurisdictional & tax-efficient International Fund structures, Strategic Contract negotiations & Litigations, Compliance with Domestic & International laws, etc. to name a few. Mr. Pradeep AndradeHead– Infrastructure and Administration Masters in English Literature from Mumbai UniversityMr. Pradeep Andrade has over 15 years of work experience in Infrastructure & Administration and Facilities Management He is responsible for implementation and maintenance of all physical infrastructure needs of the organisation. He also monitors the administration function.Mr. Prithwijit MukherjeeHead Customer Service Prithwijit brings with him over 17 years of rich experience in Customer Services across telecom, financial services, BPO, and hotel industry. He has been with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) for almost a year. He was with Bharti Airtel where he was designated as GM. Prior to this he was Senior Manager for the International Banking Division at ICICI Bank.Prior to joining Nippon India, Prithwijit managed various key positions in Bharti Airtel Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd, Reliance infostreams Pvt Ltd and The Taj Group of Hotels. .Mr. Prateek JainChief Financial Officer CA, CS, ICWAMr. Prateek Jain has over 16 years of experience in finance. Prior to this, he worked with AIG Global Asset Management Company as CFO & Head Risk Management. He has also been associated with organizations like Howden Insurance Brokers India Pvt Ltd. and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd.Mr. Rajesh DerhgawenChief Human Resources Officer Physics (Hons) graduate and a PGDM in Human Resources from XISS, Ranchi, Claritas Investment Certification awarded by the CFA Institute, USAHe strongly believes in the HR function being a key strategic link in any business which can add tremendous value through leveraging human capital. He has in-depth experience and proven capabilities in building, nurturing, engaging and retaining a top performing team in a very dynamic environment, and can help create an enabling culture for the business to grow. His areas of interest among others include Performance Management, Change Management, Organisational Development, Culture building and Employee Engagement and Leadership Development. MR. SANDEEP WALUNJChief Marketing Officer An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Sandeep brings over two decades of consumer connect expertise to Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited)’s marketing team.He has worked with leading FMCG, Retail and BFSI organizations like PepsiCo India, Reckitt Benckiser, Wipro Consumer Care, Future Value Retail and Magma Fincorp Limited, where he helped nurture brands, strengthen consumer fulfilment processes, drive process & product innovation as well as digital brand & business building.At Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited), Sandeep is responsible for Brand Experience, Consumer & Customer Connect, Process & Product Innovation as well as Digital brand and Business building.MR. HIROSHI FUJIKAKEChief Planning and Business Excellence Officer Fujikake-san comes with over 20 years of experience in Credit Investments, International Planning and Operations. He has worked across various geographies including UK and the USA, besides Japan. At NAM India, he is responsible for Planning, Process Risk Assessment, and Engagement with NLI. He also supports the international team to grow their business by leveraging NLI's global presence and alliances. Fujikake-san has a Bachelors Degree of Economics. MR. ARPANARGHYA SAHAHead – Digital Business Arpan Saha completed his MBA from the renowned FMS Delhi, University of Delhi and is an alumnus of the prestigious St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Calcutta. He has over 18 years of experience in business and marketing roles across diverse industries ranging from e-Commerce, BFSI to Retail. The last 13 years of his career have been specifically in Digital Business and Transformation mandates in Financial Services and e-Commerce start-ups.Arpan is responsible for all the aspects of Digital at NAM India and in driving its exponential growth. He is entrusted with building the Digital quotient for the organization and transforming NAM India into a Digital Leader in the Mutual Funds industry. He is driving many initiatives to deliver best-in-class innovative digital practices & frictionless experience. His core lies in building new paperless channels for investor acquisition and engagement. He is also responsible for developing deeper integrations and stronger alliances with Digital distribution partners to drive greater penetration and Digital inclusion across real Bharat.He has pioneered and led the Digital function for organizations like Max Life Insurance and American Express Banking Corp. He has also worked in various capabilities with Citi Group and NIIT Limited. Prior to his current stint at NAM India, Arpan, was with Snapdeal and was heading their Go to Market Strategy and Digital Transformation.