IIFL’s Advisory Board comprises stalwarts with extensive experience and domain experience, providing independent and informed perspective and oversight to the Management, while guiding the Group’s strategic focus.
Retired IAS, former Finance Secretary, Government of India
Mr. Ashok Jha, an IAS officer of the 1969 batch, has had a 38 years stint in the civil services and has held crucial positions in India's State and Central Government establishments. . For about two years, Mr. Jha served in the Finance Ministry of the Government of India, first as Secretary, Economic Affairs, and later with additional responsibility as Finance Secretary. Mr. Jha was India's alternate Governor in the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Prior to working with Finance Ministry, Mr. Jha served as the Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and headed Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). He was also Advisor, International Affairs, and FICCI.
Vice Chairman and CEO of HDFC Ltd
Mr. Keki Mistry has been associated with HDFC Limited since 1981 and was appointed as the Executive Director of HDFC Limited in 1993. A Chartered Accountant, Mr. Mistry began his career with AF Ferguson & Co., a renowned Chartered Accountancy firm, followed by short stints with Hindustan Unilever and Indian Hotels. Besides being on the Board of several HDFC group companies, Mr. Mistry is also on the Board of other public limited companies such as Infrastructure Leasing Financial Services, Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries, The Great Eastern Shipping, Torrent Power, BSE and GRUH Finance.
Singapore based prominent lawyer and investor
Mr. Khattar, a prominent lawyer, is the founder of Khattar Wong & Partners, one of Singapore’s largest law firms, and the Chairman of Khattar Holdings, a private investment firm. Among the many portfolios that he holds, Mr. Khattar is the Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, member of the President Council for Minority Rights, life trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA), and Co-chairman of the Singapore-India Partnership Foundation. He was awarded with the prestigious Padma Shri award by Government of India in 2011.
Former chairman of HUL
Mr. Keki Dadiseth, a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. He had joined Hindustan Lever in 1973 and became chairman of HUL in 1996. He was appointed as Director on the Board of Unilever PLC and Unilever NV in May 2000, and served till his retirement in 2005. In India, he is on the Boards of The India Hotels, Britannia Industries, Piramal Enterprises, Siemens, Godrej Properties, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Trust, amongst others. He is the Chairman of the Convening Board of Marsh & McLennan Cos in India, and Non-Executive Chairman of Omnicom India. He is also on the Advisory Boards of World Gold Council, Accenture Services, Atos India and PricewaterhouseCoopers and on the Board of The Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Eminent lawyer, partner M/s J Sagar Associates
Mr. Somasekhar Sundaresan is an eminent Corporate Lawyer who heads the Securities Law practice of M/s J Sagar Associates, Advocates and Solicitors. He has extensive experience in advising clients in the areas of Securities Laws, M&A and Foreign Investment in India, including strategic Foreign Direct Investment, Portfolio Investments and Private Equity investments. Mr. Somasekhar is a permanent invitee to the executive committee of FICCI and is an active member of its Capital Markets Committee. He was also a member of the Takeover Regulations Advisory Committee constituted by SEBI.
Career banker with Citibank, Chairman, Oracle India
Mr. S. Venkatachalam is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oracle Financial Services Software Limited. He has served Citibank N. A. for nearly 30 years, holding several senior positions during his stint. He is currently on the Central Board of State Bank of India, Equifax Credit Information Services and Canara Robeco Asset Management. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Venkatachalam has served as an advisor to Fullerton India Credit Corporation. He has rich experience in the field of banking, finance, administration, compliance, taxation and labour laws. He is well regarded in the financial services industry and by regulatory bodies.