Shri. Hemant G Contractor


Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)

Shri. Hemant G. Contractor is the first Chairman to head the statutory Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) after notification of PFRDA Act in 2014. He joined PFRDA on 7th October 2014.

Prior to joining PFRDA he was a career banker, joining State Bank of India (SBI) as Probationary Officer in 1974. During his illustrious career spanning 40 years in SBI, he served in several important positions including Group Executive of International Banking, Group Executive of Corporate Banking, and Chief Financial Officer and rising to be the Managing Director of State Bank of India.

He has also served on the Board of several organisations such as State Bank of India, National Security Depository Limited (NSDL), Nuclear Power Corporation of India. He is a qualified Chartered Banker (ACIB) from Chartered Institute of Bankers, London.

Shri. Ashvin Parekh

Chairman & Trustee

NPS Trust

Ashvin has set up the advisory service company in the areas of providing services to the Boards and CEO’s of the financial services sector companies, in June 2013. Ashvin retired as a Senior Partner from Ernst & Young in June 2013, he was with EY for 8 years. After retired has Partner in EY, he was associated with EY as a Senior Expert – Advisor till April 2014. Earlier he was the Executive Director of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. from July 2002 till June 2005. He also held senior positions in Arthur Anderson, Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG India, KPMG UK, KPMG Dubai and Hindustan Lever Ltd. He has worked in the United Kingdom, Dubai, Australia, Germany and the US on Partner secondment programs for about 11 years outside of India.

Ashvin has done more than 700 projects in the course of 33 years with the large firms. These programs have been in the areas of business strategy and capital expansion. As a part of this he has conducted more than 45 transactions in the joint ventures and merger and acquisition areas.

He is registered with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank as an expert in the financial services sector. He has worked on gamut of areas like business strategies, corporate planning, institutional strengthening and business transformation across industries including banking, insurance, pension and capital markets.

Ashvin has been working closely with the government. In the last 5 years he has been on 9 committees set up by the Finance Minister / Ministry of Finance. He has been assisting all the regulators in the finance sector namely the banking, insurance, pension and capital markets with new reforms.

He has been a member of several committees set up by the Ministry of Finance, RBI, IRDA and SEBI. He is also a member of industry bodies and associations namely CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM. He has conducted more than 50 road shows with investors and foreign companies in the finance sector who have joint ventures and investments in India as well as the ones who are planning to invest through FDI or FII routes. Ashvin is very active on the media both television and print on discussions on the Indian economy, the fiscal and monetary policies and the new reform initiatives.

Aditya Mehra

Vice President - M&A and Investor Relations

India Grid Trust (IndiGrid)

Anil Ghelani

Senior Vice President

DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund

Balram P. Bhagat

Chief Executive Officer & Whole Time Director

UTI Retirement Solutions Ltd

Brijesh K Mishra

Industry Professional


Deepesh Jain

Manager – PF Trust

Asian Paints

Kumar Sharadindu

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

SBI Pension Fund Pvt. Ltd.

Maneesh Yadav

Chief Executive Officer

Aditya Birla Real Estate Fund

Meghana Baji

Chief Executive Officer

ICICI Prudential Pension Funds Management Company Limited

Nikhil Mohta


Private Equity - ICICI Venture Funds Management Co. Ltd.

Nitin Vyas

Head - Payroll & Funds

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Prakash Rao

Executive Director

National investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd.

Prashant Purker

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

ICICI Venture Funds Management Co. Ltd.

Renuka Sane

Associate Professor

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Sandeep Shrikhande

Chief Executive Officer

Kotak Mahindra Pension Fund

Silpita Guha

Chief Investment Officer

UTI Retirement Solutions Ltd.

Sumit Shukla

Chief Executive Officer

HDFC Pension Management Company Limited

Vikas Chimakurthy

Senior Executive Director

Kotak Realty Fund