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.
Prior to PHFL, Mr. Jaiswal was a Senior Director in 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 region with specialization on internal credit risk rating models.
Prior to CRISIL, Mr. Jaiswal expertise has been in building businesses grounds up or turned 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 & 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 implementation of Special Mention Assets categorization. He has assisted in shaping the Government’s Credit Guarantee program for NBFCs and, also assisted in development of ECLGS program to revive stressed MSME’s during the pandemic