Mr. Adar Poonawalla is the CEO of Serum Institute of India and Chairman of Poonawalla Fincorp Ltd. An innovator at his core, Mr. Adar Poonawalla has been dedicated to developing affordable children’s vaccines and providing the same across the globe.
He spearheaded the Clean City initiative (APCC) in Pune, and since, has been actively involved in bringing dignity to the task of waste collection. In 2013, Forbes India included Mr. Adar Poonawalla in the list of ‘Four Scions to Watch Out For’. In 2018, he was recognized for his relentless and passionate efforts at making our society a better (and cleaner) place, having been accorded the Corporate Social Responsibility award by CNBC Asia.
Further, the award-winning GQ magazine included Mr. Poonawalla in its elite list of 50 most influential young Indians; another feather on the cap for the young innovator and promoter.
Mr. Manish Jaiswal
Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Manish Jaiswal took over as Poonawalla Housing Finance Limited’s (PHFL) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in June 2017.
He is a Mechanical engineer from VNIT, Nagpur, and has also done his Fast Track General Management from IIM, Bangalore.
Mr. Jaiswal has over 30 years of business experience in Banking, Financial Services, and Heavy Engineering Industry.
Before PHFL, Mr. Jaiswal was a Senior Director at CRISIL wherein he led multiple businesses of Risk Advisory, Risk Solutions, SME Ratings, and CRISIL’s eminent Research Business (Industry, Economy, Fixed Income, and Capital Market Research) in a series of stints. He led the implementation of Basel III Integrated Risk Management with most Banks and NBFCs in domestic and EEMEA regions with a specialization on internal credit risk rating models.
Before CRISIL, Mr. Jaiswal's expertise has been in building businesses grounds up or turning them around across institutions of eminence like Citi, Fullerton (Temasek Company), Eicher (collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors), and Dhanbank.
Over the last three decades, he has made deep contributions in SME Banking and retail Assets Financing with experience of assets management over 25,000 crores.
Mr. Jaiswal has also been involved in various policy-making roles. He was a member of the SEBI’s committee led by Mrs. Shyamala Gopinath on Corporate Bonds and Securitization Advisory Committee (CoBoSAC) for corporate bond development in the country. He has worked with the country’s foremost pension fund EPFO and regulator PFRDA on investment advisory. He was a member of the Usha Thorat Committee “Revitalization of Distressed Assets” which led to the implementation of Special Mention Assets categorization. He has assisted in shaping the Government’s Credit Guarantee program for NBFCs and, also assisted in the development of the ECLGS program to revive stressed MSMEs during the pandemic.
Mr. Puneet Bhatia
Puneet Bhatia is the Co-Managing Partner for TPG Capital Asia and the head of TPG Capital India. He has created and led over fifteen transactions for TPG Capital in India including Matrix Laboratories, Vishal Retail, invested over $500m in the Shriram group in four of the group companies, Manipal Hospitals, Jana Bank, UPL Corp, Sai Lifesciences, RR Kabel, Reliance Jio, Reliance Retail and recently in Fractal and Poonawalla Housing Finance. He currently serves on most of the Board of Directors of these companies.
Prior to joining TPG in April 2002, Mr. Bhatia was Chief Executive, Private Equity Group for GE Capital India ("GE Capital"), where he was responsible for conceptualizing and creating its direct and strategic private equity investment group. As Chief Executive, he created and handled a portfolio of almost a dozen companies such as TCS, Patni Computers, BirlaSoft, Sierra Atlantic, iGate, Indus Software and Rediff. He was also responsible for consummating some of GE Capital's joint ventures in India. Prior to this, Mr. Bhatia was with ICICI Ltd from 1990 to 1995 in the Project and Corporate Finance group and worked as Senior Analyst with Crosby Securities from 1995 to 1996.
Mr. Bhatia was born, grew up in and is based in India. He has a B.Com. Honors degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Mr. Sanjeev Mehra
Sanjeev Mehra is a Managing Director at TPG Capital Asia where he covers the Financial Services and Consumer sectors. He is based in Mumbai and has over 10 years of investing experience.
Sanjeev has an MBA from London Business School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Delhi University.
Mr. Prem Manjooran
Mr. Prem Manjooran is a Principal and Director of Tantallon Capital Advisors and is the Chief Investment Officer of the Tantallon India Fund and the Tantallon Asia Impact Fund. Prior to joining Tantallon Capital, he spent 22 years as an equity analyst and specialist investor with The Capital Group Companies. Mr. Manjooran has experience in both market, generalist and industry specialist roles in India and Malaysia as a generalist, the Asian automobile and consumer sectors, as well as banks, property companies, and conglomerates across Asia. Mr. Manjooran has done BA in Political Science from Davidson College in 1992. He is also the recipient of the C. Shaw Smith Award and was member of the Board of Trustees of Davidson College from 2009 till 2016, 20th & 25th Reunion Committees, Steering Committee and Board of Visitors.
Mr. Nitin Gupta
Mr. Nitin Gupta is the founder of UNI a cobrand credit card and consumer lending company. Prior to joining UNI, he worked with Lehman Brothers, PayU India and Ola Financial Services. Mr. Gupta has experience in securitising assets like re-performing credit card receivables, reverse mortgages and structuring products and strategies across fixed income asset class. Mr. Gupta has done his MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and B.Tech in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
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