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Key Personnel

Mr. Anthony Heredia

Chief Executive Officer

Qualification :
B.Com, C.A.

Mr. Anthony Heredia has more than 19 years of experience predominantly in the investment management industry.  Prior to joining Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd., Anthony was the Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Private Limited.  He was also associated with HSBC Asset Management India as Senior Vice President and prior to that with Birla Sun Life Asset Management as Associate Vice President-Business Development.

Mr. Kiran Deshpande

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Qualification :
B.Com, M.I.M, AICWA, ACS, CFP, Fellow of Insurance Institute of India
Prior to joining Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd, Kiran worked with Deutsche Asset Management (India) Pvt Ltd as Chief Operating Officer with prime responsibilities of business management, oversight of business operations and assisting the CEO and the execution of strategies and plans. He was with Deutsche for over 6.5 years. His total work experience is over 25 years, all in financial services, covering general insurance, asset management, wealth management and distribution of financial products. He has handled various functions that include finance, accounts, sales, client services, channel management, operations, compliance, corporate secretarial and general management.

Mr. Sanjay Chawla

Chief Investment Officer

Qualification :
MMS from BITS, Pilani

Mr. Sanjay Chawla has over 25 years of experience in fund management, equity research and management consultancy. Prior to joining the AMC, he has worked with Birla SunLife AMC as Sr. Fund Manager-Equity, managing various schemes with different strategies. Mr. Chawla has also worked as Head of Research with SBI Capital Markets and in various capacities in the equity research space in Motilal Oswal Securities, IDBI Capital Markets, SMIFS Securities, IIT Invest Trust & Lloyds Securities.  He is the fund manager along with Mr. Dipak Acharya for Baroda Pioneer Growth Fund,Baroda Pioneer Balance Fund and Baroda Pioneer ELSS’96.

Mr. Mahmood Basha

Head - Sales

Qualification :
MBA (Finance), Osmania University

Mr. Mahmood Basha brings with him 18 years of total experience. In his previous assignment, he was National Sales Head for PineBridge Investment Asset Management Company (India) Private Ltd. He has also worked for companies like Franklin Templeton Investments and Karvy Consultants.

Mr. Alok Sahoo

Head, Fixed Income

Qualification :
BE, MBA (Finance, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar)
Mr. Alok Sahoo has been working in the investment area in the asset management industry for 17 years now. Prior to joining Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Co. Ltd., he was fixed income fund manager at UTI Mutual Fund and at HSBC Mutual Fund. He was also the Fund Manager for Employee Provident Fund at HSBC Asset Management. He has experience in the credit research of companies as well. He is a management graduate in Finance from XIM, Bhubaneswar, with BE degree from NIT, Rourkela. He has passed three levels of CFA conducted by CFA Institute (AIMR) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) conducted by Global association of Risk Professionals.

Mr. Dipak Acharya

Fund Manager Equity

Qualification :
Mr. Dipak Acharya is an M.Com., with the added qualifications of AICWA, CAIIB and PGPMS. He has been working in the investment area in the asset management industry for over 12 years now. He is the Fund Manager for the equity schemes of Baroda Pioneer Mutual Fund and has been with the organization since September 2008. He was also the Fund Manager at BoB Mutual Fund from August 2003. Prior to this, Mr. Acharya was with Bank of Baroda , where he worked in the Treasury Dept. and Credit Dept for 10 years.

Ms. Hetal P. Shah

Fund Manager (Debt)

Qualification :
B.Com, MBA, and JAIIB
Ms. Hetal P. Shah is a B.Com, MBA (Finance), and JAIIB having 14 years of experience in treasury and fund management. Before joining Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Co. Ltd in December 2006, she was working in the Treasury Department of Bank of India from May 1999.

Mr. Karn Kumar

Fund Manager & Senior Credit Analyst

Qualification : CA, B.Com (Hons)
Mr. Karn Kumar has more than 13 years of experience in Fixed Income, Credit research and Corporate finance. Prior to joining the AMC, he worked with CRISIL Ltd and ICICI bank in areas of credit research  and structured finance. He has also worked with Sterlite Industries Limited in the Corporate Finance team.

Ms. Farhana Mansoor

Head - Compliance and Company Secretary

CS, LLB, B.Com
Ms. Mansoor has more than 14 years of experience. In her most recent position as Head - Compliance & Company Secretary at Daiwa Asset Management (I) Pvt. Ltd., she was responsible for the compliance, legal and corporate secretarial functions of the company. She has also worked for companies like JM Financial Asset Management Company Ltd., Alliance Capital Asset Management (I) Pvt. Ltd., FDC Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. in the compliance, secretarial and legal functions.

Mr. Amitabh Ambastha

Investor Relations Officer

Qualification : B.Sc (Hons), PGDM, CAIIB, EEPSM (IIM Kozhikode)
Mr. Amitabh Ambastha has more than 19 years of experience in Asset Management Industry primarily in Investor Service, Operations & Risk (AML, KYC). He is a management graduate, holds Strategy Management Diploma from IIM Kozhikode (EEPSM) and is Green Belt certificate holder. He also holds KYC & AML certification from Certified Associates in Indian Institute of Banking. Prior to joining Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Co. Ltd., he was associated with TATA Asset Management Co. Ltd and UTI Technology Services Ltd