Financial services companies are in the eye of a storm, thanks to disruptive technologies and evolving customer expectations. Existing business models are being challenged by new and more agile fintech companies & new distribution channels. Outlook Money Conclave brings together thought leaders and industry captains to harness cutting-edge ideas and disruptions that are changing the face of financial services. Outlook Money Conclave will be the Exchange where the best of ideas will be listed.
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Amitabh Chaudhry has worked with HDFC Life since January 2010. In a career spanning three decades, he has served at the helm of several companies. He keenly understands finance as he is competent in technology. Chaudhry started his career as a banker way back in 1987 and later went on to run Infosys BPO Ltd (BPM Ltd?). Prior to this, he headed the testing unit of Infosys Technologies. He is one man the insurance industry keenly follows, thanks to the innovations that HDFC Life brings to market.
Sunil Sood started his telecom career with Vodafone in the summer of 2000. He later joined Hutch, as Vice President, Sales & Marketing, in Delhi. A quintessential FMCG man, Sood’s understanding of the Indian consumer is unparalleled. Under his leadership, Vodafone hit a record Revenue Market Share and emerged as the biggest winner in the spectrum auctions in 2016, rolling out broadband services (3G+4G) across the country. This makes Vodafone India one of the largest telecom networks in the world and also the single largest foreign direct investor in India.
It is a given that CEOs know their industries and businesses well. But only those who see the challenges and risks ahead can build companies that survive for decades. Sundeep Sikka likes taking the asset management industry's challenges head-on. Be it the rise of passive funds or technology-led disruption, he is at the top of his game. Sikka joined RNLAM in 2003 and held various positions. He has been instrumental in building the company's domestic and international operations. He has also served as chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).
It takes a good deal of versatility to set up India's first screen-based automated trading system and run a Premier League cricket team (Mumbai Indians) at the same time. It is for this reason that Ashishkumar Chauhan cannot be categorised in any particular box. The man who has come to be known as the ‘father of modern financial derivatives’ was one of the founders of National Stock Exchange (NSE), where he worked between 1992-2000. At NSE, Chauhan introduced several path-breaking frameworks like Nifty 50 Index and NSE certifications in financial markets. Today, he is busy transforming Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia's first stock exchange, into a financial supermarket.
To challenge the status quo one needs to think differently. Yashish Dahiya thinks like an athlete. It is this that helps build stamina to run every morning as well as build a solid business for the long-term. Policybazaar today has become the platform of choice for all insurers who want to innovate and launch new products. His company has today become a partner and co-creator from being a distributor of insurance products.
If there is one person that the financial markets take seriously, it is Nilesh Shah.With over 25 years of experience in capital markets, Shah has managed funds across equity, fixed income securities and real estate for local and global investors. He has earned his spurs over the years after spending time in senior roles at Axis Capital, ICICI Prudential Asset Management, Franklin Templeton and ICICI Securities. Shah is the voice of reason both on social media, as well as, mainstream media when it comes to markets, economy and business.
After nearly two decades of experience in institutional sales & risk management, Kunal Bajaj set up Clearfunds, an online robo-advisory platform that provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile phones to India's affluent and middle class. In a world of hidden charges, false promises and confusing sales talk, Bajaj believes there is profit to be made in making businesses transparent. The chartered accountant had previously worked for financial institutions, such as, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, CLSA and Goldman Sachs, Japan. He has also served as Managing Director and Head, Equity Sales at Jefferies India.
A chartered accountant by training, Nimesh Shah is also known as the ‘turnaround man’. He believes in putting the customer at the centre of his asset management business. Not surprising then that all ICICI Prudential schems are top performing funds across categories. Whether it is his focus on customers or disclosures, Shah leads from the front. Prior to joining ICICI Prudential, Shah spent two decades in the banking and financial services industry. Under his stewardship, ICICI staged a remarkable turnaround, a rare case of an asset management company undergoing transformation post the global financial meltdown.