board-directors

Board of Directors

Chandrashekhar Bhaskar Bhave

Chandrashekhar Bhaskar Bhave
Chairman of the Board (Independent Director)

Mr. C.B. Bhave has over 44 years of vast experience in regulatory and financial services sector. He is a 1975 batch IAS officer. He worked in different positions in the Central and State Governments and also won awards from the Government of Maharashtra for his outstanding work in the area of family welfare and excellence in administration. He then worked in Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as a Senior Executive Director from 1992-1996, helping create the regulatory infrastructure for Indian capital markets. Mr. Bhave took voluntary retirement from the IAS to set up the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), the first depository, in 1996 and was its Chairman and Managing Director from 1996 to 2008.

Mr. Bhave worked as the Chairman of SEBI, India’s capital market regulator, from 2008 to 2011. During this time, he was also the Chairman of the Asia-Pacific regional Committee and a member of the Technical and Executive Committees of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He was responsible for revolutionising the Indian capital market by getting market players to accept the new system of dematerialised shares and debentures. Mr. Bhave was a member of the Board of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB), which is a not-for- profit foundation registered in Madrid, Spain. He was also a trustee of the IFRS foundation based in London and is a member of the Regulatory Committee of Abu Dhabi Global Markets.

David Fletcher

David Fletcher
Non-Executive Director

David Fletcher joined Bupa as Chief Internal Auditor in March 2014 and has been Managing Director of Bupa International Development Markets (IDM) since September 2014.

He joined Bupa from Permata Bank in Indonesia, an affiliate of Standard Chartered, where he was President Director for four and a half years. Prior to this he had an extensive career at Standard Chartered, where he served as Head of Group Internal Audit across the Standard Chartered Group, and was Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh from 2002 to 2004.

David has extensive international experience in banking, having held various senior positions in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Nigeria and London with Standard Chartered and Citibank.

Ashish Mehrotra

Ashish Mehrotra
Managing Director &
Chief Executive Officer

Ashish Mehrotra is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD&CEO) of Max Bupa Health Insurance. He is responsible for fortifying its portfolio, and creating long-term value in a high potential health insurance market.

Ashish has over two decades of extensive banking experience, where his last role was of Managing Director and Head for the Retail division of Citibank in India. In his previous assignment at Citibank, Ashish played a pivotal role in enabling the bank to gain a leadership position in the wealth management business in India.

Ashish started his career with Citibank and led several key portfolios in the company including Consumer Assets Head, Business Banking Head and Head for Mortgage Business. Under his leadership, Citibank entered into several productive strategic partnerships to complete the insurance product strategy and digitization of sales processes. He also reengineered ‘Citi at Work’ and emerging affluent segment businesses to attain higher profitability and operating efficiency.

He has several accolades to his credit. Under his leadership, Citibank was awarded the Best Retail Foreign Bank by Dun & Bradstreet in 2013 and 2014. He also led the creation of a unique distribution architecture for consumer banking that was adapted by Asian and Middle East and recognized by ‘The Asian Banker’.

Ashish holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an MBA.

Pradeep Pant

Pradeep Pant
Independent Director

Pradeep is a highly experienced senior business leader, now involved in business consulting and education.

With over 37 years of experience in the FMCG industry, Pradeep is an expert in building businesses in both mature and emerging markets. He has managed a wide range of iconic brands across some of the world’s fastest-growing and complex emerging markets including China, India, Russia, Turkey, Middle East and ASEAN as well as developed markets like ANZ, Japan, Korea. He has a deep understanding of market dynamics and cultural diversity. He has a proven track record and passion for turning organizations around.

Pradeep was Executive Vice President and President of Asia Pacific (AP) and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) for Mondelēz International till end 2013. Launched on October 1, 2012, Mondelēz International consists of the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc. Pradeep has served as President, Asia Pacific, since 2008 and he assumed his responsibility for the EEMEA region in 2012.

Previously, Pradeep was Regional Managing Director for Asia, Africa, and the Middle East for Fonterra Brands. He was a member of the Fonterra leadership team as well as the company’s global brands marketing group. Prior to Fonterra, he spent 19 years with The Gillette Company working in India, Russia, Turkey and Asia Pacific. Pradeep has also worked with Nestle, J Walter Thompson and the Tata group.

Pradeep holds a Master of Management Studies degree from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Bombay University, and a BA with Honors degree in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. Pradeep is also the Founding President of Food Industry Asia (FIA), an Advisory Board Member of SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business and a Senior Advisor to Hay Group and McKinsey & Co.

Joy Linton

Joy Linton
Non-Executive Director

Joy Linton is the Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Bupa . She brings over 25 years’ experience in financial and strategic roles in Australia and the UK. Joy joined Bupa in March 2011 as Finance Director of Bupa’s Australian Health Insurance business, later becoming Finance and Commercial Director of Bupa Australia and New Zealand.

She became Bupa’s Chief People officer on an interim basis in 2015, prior to taking up her role as General Manager, Health Services for Bupa UK. Previously, Joy was CFO of National Foods, one of Australia’s largest food and beverage companies.

She was also a Non-Executive Director of Bega Cheese Ltd, an ASX-200 listed company, serving as Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee

Divya Sehgal

Divya Sehgal
Non - Executive Director

Divya joined True North in 2010. He is based in Mumbai and is responsible for investments in and scaling up of businesses in the Financial Services and Technology sectors. Divya holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Delhi and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Bengaluru. Prior to joining True North, he was Founder and Chief Operating Officer of a Apollo Health Street, a leading healthcare outsourcing firm and one of the top five in its space globally. Before that he worked as a consultant with McKinsey, with the corporate finance team at ANZ and as an entrepreneur at Emedlife, one of the first corporate healthcare advisory firms in India that eventually merged with the Apollo Group.

Dinesh Kumar Mittal

Dinesh Kumar Mittal
Independent Director

Mr. Dinesh Kumar Mittal is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1977 batch (UP cadre) and has served the government of India in various capacities. Mr. Mittal was Secretary, Department of Financial Services, where he was responsible for overseeing Banking, Insurance and Pension policies of India. He holds a Master’s degree in physics with specialization in Electronics from University of Allahabad, India

Rajagopalan Santhanam

Rajagopalan Santhanam
Non - Executive Director

Rajagopalan joined True North in 2008 and is based in Mumbai. He is responsible for the smooth functioning of the finance and treasury function across portfolio companies. He also guides the Fund Management team in structuring investments and exits in a way that is tax efficient and compliant with applicable regulations. Rajagopalan is a Bachelor of Commerce and a qualified Chartered Accountant with nearly 18 years of operational experience in accounting, finance and treasury management, having worked with Monsanto and ITC Ltd in India. His achievements include ideation and implementation of tax optimized cash utilization structures, the consolidation of legal entity structures, critical support in implementing a business acquisition and sale of three non-core business lines.

Maninder Singh Juneja

Maninder Singh Juneja
Non - Executive Director

Maninder joined True North in 2016 and is based in Mumbai where he is involved in building and managing businesses primarily in the financial services sector. An MBA from IIM Lucknow, Maninder has over 17 years experience in the banking and financial services industry. Prior to joining True North, Maninder was the group Head for ICICI Banks Retail Banking group, covering Strategy, Products, Small Business Loans, Branch Banking and distribution channels. Prior to this, he started his career with Godrej as a Branch Manager and has worked with Godrej GE Appliances and GE Transportation financial services.

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