• Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Rajendra Kashyap

Rajendra Kashyap, a member of Indian Railway Accounts Service, superannuated in April 2014 as the Financial Commissioner (Railways). He was also concurrently Chairman of Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited (IRFC).

He has diverse experience in Finance, management, HR and policy formulation at various levels in Railways and Government of India spanning over thirty years, and in corporate leadership as Managing Director and Director (Finance) of IRFC for over nine years. Post retirement, he also served as a Member of High Level Railway Restructuring Committee set up by the Ministry of Railways. He is presently also Managing Director of Bharuch Dahej Railway Company Ltd.

He is an MBA in Finance from University of Strathclyde, (U.K) and also holds post graduate degree in Physics from Delhi University.

Debabrata Sarkar

Debabrata Sarkar is M.Com, FCA, CAIIB and a professional banker with more than 30 years of banking experience.

He assumed the charge of Chairman & Managing Director of Union Bank of India from April 1, 2012 to November 30, 2013. Prior to that, he was Executive Director at Allahabad Bank and also worked with Bank of Baroda in various capacities, including Zonal Manager, Head of Internal Audit Department in Mauritius and incharge of specialised Integrated Treasury operations.

B Gopalakrishnan

B Gopalakrishnan is a senior legal professional with over three decades of rich experience in legal areas encompassing Banking, Corporate, Capital Market & Business Laws.

He was President & Head of Law Department for 14 years with Axis Bank. He was the advisor legal and operations and HR of Arcil and is presently a corporate lawyer and guest lecturer in many law schools. Gopalakrishnan has completed his LLM from Kakatiya University and LLB from Kerala University and has done B.A in English Literature from Kerala University.

Navita Yadav

Global Head of Capital Markets

Navita Yadav is the Managing Director and Global Head of Capital Markets for Vistra Group, which is amongst the Top 3 Corporate & Fiduciary Service Providers globally. Navita is also the Regional Managing Director for India and Indian ocean countries.

Navita has been active in the Financial Services space for more than two decades. Her specialties include Structured Finance and Corporate Issuance services for Infrastructure and Financial services, Development of Financial products for Debt markets and Alternate asset classes for Capital Markets and Funds, Risk Management and Tech platforms, Regulatory frameworks and Policy interface, Commercial Banking and Private Banking.

Over the last two decades, Navita has consistently driven revenue growth and profitability of Capital Markets and Financial services businesses in Asia. Navita joined Vistra in 2011 and has led the Company to develop the largest integrated platform for Corporates raising funds from Indian Capital Markets and for servicing their long term borrowing programs. Vistra in India has since grown to become the largest corporate service providers and fiduciaries in India.

Under her leadership, Assets under Administration grew from USD 40 billion to over USD 140 billion and profits at CAGR of 28%. Today, she oversees INR 1.2 Bn in fee based revenues in the region. Vistra in India preserves significant market share in fund business (~47%), Private clients (~20%) and debt markets (~18%). Vistra India also became the most innovative fiduciary company in financial services - spear heading policy interventions and development of new investment vehicles for capital markets including InvITs and services for FDI into India. She started her career with KPMG where she handled several key clients in financial services and then spent a decade contributing to all major verticals at Axis Bank.

Navita also carries valuable hands-on experience in M&A and integration of businesses across Asia and Europe. In early 2016, she led the significant acquisition in India, marking the first FDI in Corporate Services space in SE Asia. In 2017, she set up Singapore and Hongkong capital markets businesses post which she led strategic capital markets acquisitions in Europe including the acquisition of Deutsche Bank corporate services business in Europe and the largest aircraft leasing financial services provider in Europe.
Navita continues to expand Global Capital Markets businesses of Vistra from Europe to Asia and Americas across key financial centres in London, Dublin, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

Jonathon Clifton

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Jonathon joined Vistra in February 2010 and has been a member of the Group’s Global Executive Committee since 2011. Jonathon has held a number of leadership positions including Global Head of Company Formations and Regional Head of Corporate & Private Clients. He is currently Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific, responsible for setting the region’s strategic growth agenda, including transformation of the operating model, with ultimate responsibility for the Asia Pacific P&L. He also oversees Vistra’s five global Shared Service Centres.

During Jonathon’s tenure, Vistra has expanded its global presence from five to 47 jurisdictions with a commensurate increase in revenues, profit and employees.

Jonathon has over 20 years of experience in the financial and professional services industries across a range of corporate strategy, consulting and strategic business development roles throughout Asia Pacific, including Sydney, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Vistra, he worked at PwC for seven years in a range of strategic business development, consulting and leadership roles.

Jonathon maintains and develops a number of senior level client relationships and is a regular commentator on key trends, developments and future direction of the industry.

Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia and has an Executive MBA through the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). Jonathon played professional rugby in Japan and speaks conversational Japanese.


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