Meet the team that
Krishna Kumar Karwa, Managing Director
A rank holder from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI), Krishna is the promoter and Managing Director of the company. Krishna has rich and varied experience of over three decades years in all aspects of the Equity Capital Markets and leads the Research, Equity Asset Management and Corporate Advisory divisions at Emkay. He is also the Independent Director in West Coast Paper Mills Ltd.
Prakash Kacholia, Managing Director
A qualified Chartered Accountant of the 1987 batch, Prakash has a rich experience of more than three decades in the Capital Market. He is the Promoter and Managing Director of the Company and leads the Derivatives business and Retail expansion at Emkay. He has been on board of the SEBI Committee on Derivatives. He has also served as a Director on the boards of Bombay Stock Exchange Limited and Central Depository Services (India) Limited.
Dr. Joseph Thomas, Head of Research
A Masters in Economics and a Ph.D. in Management, Dr. Thomas brings to the table a rich experience spanning three decades. His views on the economy, markets, portfolios and financial products are highly appreciated and pursued. He is a visiting faculty at numerous management and professional institutes and has also presented research papers at national and international conferences.
Parag Morey, Head of Sales
A post graduate in Finance from Pune University, Parag holds over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has had decade long stints with ICICI Bank later with Aditya Birla Group respectively. He is renowned in the industry for his astute leadership skills and has been extremely successful in building businesses during his earlier stints. At Emkay, he drives the entire sales & client service function of the wealth division and is responsible for setting out quality standards for various operational areas, implementing quality systems and procedures to facilitate a high quality customer experience.
Ashish Ranawade, Head of Products
An alumnus of Columbia Business School, a Masters in Management from JBIMS and an Engineer from VJTI, Mumbai, Ashish brings in over 25 years of experience in financial services and investment management. He has been a fund manager for various funds, ranging from private equity, fixed income and hybrid to Equity. As a CIO and Head of PMS and Offshore Funds in his previous stints, he has led teams and built assets across products. He brings in a rich experience and product knowledge to the team and his process-oriented approach and background are an asset to Emkay’s Institutional and high net-worth clients.
Santhosh Unikkat, Zonal Head – South
A graduate in Science and with execute leadership certification programs from IIM-A, ISB-Hyd, Michigan University-Sydney and Franklin Covey Institute – Singapore, Santhosh brings in a rich experience of 26 years in the Financial Services Industry. During his career, he has held various senior leadership positions in Financial Products Distribution, Equity Broking and Wealth Management businesses with a keen interest in implementing Online Platforms at a very nascent stage and has managed large teams and geographies.
At Emkay, he heads the South Zone for Wealth Management Business and will be responsible for delivering quality wealth advisory and customer experience, in his geography.
Aurobindo Roy, Zonal Head – East
A Bachelor Of Science Graduate in Economics, Aurobindo comes with an experience of over 23 years in the financial services industry. During his career he has been the Regional Head at various large wealth management outfits and has been instrumental in setting up the wealth management franchisee for them in eastern India. Apart from this he has also worked in senior roles at several premiere banking and wealth Institutions. He has been instrumental in identifying and strategically building key HNI relationships in eastern India and has been following the Family Institutional Approach for effective investment planning for clients.
Shriram Singh, Zonal Head - West
Shriram has completed his MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, and a Gold medallist in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University. In his last assignment he worked with HDFC Bank as a Regional Head -Private Banking Group. Prior to this has also been associated with IIFL Investment Managers , Reliance capital ,RBS , Edelweiss Capital , HSBC , ICICI Lombard .
Vikram Chhokar, Zonal Head - North
Vikram has completed his PGDBM (Finance & Marketing) from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad In his last assignment he worked with DLF Ltd. Prior to this has also been associated with Karvy Private Wealth, Proptiger.com, Barclays Bank, Religare Macquarie Private Wealth Management Limited, Tata Asset Management Co. Ltd., Birla Sun Life Insurance Co. Ltd., Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank etc.
Namita Agarwal, AVP Succession Planning
A lawyer and a Company Secretary, Namita comes with a decade of experience in succession planning. She provides specialized and personal advice to families, business houses and high net worth individuals having wealth across various asset classes, geographies and complex business structures, keeping in mind the religious laws applicable in India, the succession laws for each class of assets and cross border succession laws.
Ashish Todi, Head of Strategy & New Initiatives
With a Masters in Finance & Marketing and several leadership programs from IIM-A & ISB Hyderabad, Ashish comes with over a decade of experience in the Wealth Management space. His core competencies include Strategy and alliances, negotiations and relationship management, business development, customer relationship management and customer engagement.