Meet the team that

Powers Us

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 31 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 30 years 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.

Bhavesh Sanghvi, CEO - Emkay Wealth

An alumni of Columbia Business School and NMIMS, Bhavesh brings in nearly three decades of experience, of which, the last 16 years are with the Financial Services industry. Throughout his career, he has been known for building, leading and motivating teams to excel in highly demanding and dynamic business environments.
At Emkay he puts to good use his entrepreneurial drive combined with business-management skills to drive gains in revenue, market share and profit performance.

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 21 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is renowned in the industry for his astute leadership skills and has been extremely successful in building teams during his earlier stints. At Emkay he will be driving the entire sales function of the division and 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 lead 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 our 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.

Bhavana Kapoor, Zonal Head – North

Bhavana is an MBA and LLB with over 18 years of experience in financial service industry. Her last assignment was with HDFC Bank in their Private Banking Group as a Senior Regional Head. Prior to that, she has worked with ABN AMRO Bank , HSBC and Kotak Life Insurance.

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.

Raj Gala, Sr. Portfolio Manager

Raj Gala is a fund manager with more than a decade of experience in managing funds, asset allocation, analysing companies, and tracking sectors. He brings exceptional insights into equity advisory (PMS/ ND-PMS/ direct equities). In his past role as a senior equity analyst, he has evaluated multiple sectors and managed event-based trading strategies.