Toshika Katare

Toshika Katare has over ten years of industry experience in areas of litigation, alternate dispute resolution and general corporate practise in the Financial Sector. She has been associated with prominent law firms in Delhi and Mumbai and as an In-house counsel in a leading financial services firm. She is currently Partner in a law firm specializing in general corporate practise in the financial sector.

Shweta Maheshwari

Shweta Maheshwari has over a decade of experience as an Independent Marketing Consultant. She has been lending strategic and practical advice to small businesses and entrepreneurs to build their brand equity and marketing strategies both online and offline. She holds MSc. Marketing from Leeds Business School.

Chaitali Dutta

A serial entrepreneur, Chaitali has 33 years of experience in the financial sector. She started her career with RBI and then moved on to SBI. She also worked as a consultant with Barclays Bank. She has helped thousands to take the correct financial decision. In 2018 after completing her Masters in Global Finance from NYU, Stern, NY & HKUST, Hong Kong- she has expanded her investment advisory to assets traded globally- particularly in the US and Asia. Having a geographically diversified portfolio has helped her clients navigate the volatility of single-market exposure. Chaitali is also on the board of a privately owned investment management and advisory boutique domiciled in Dubai International Finance Centre.

Board of Advisors

Nakul Maheshwari

Nakul has 18+ years of experience in asset management and wealth advisory businesses. He has successfully built businesses in start-up/high-growth environments. He ventured into an entrepreneur role in 2019 while setting up the advisory business at Matador Investment Management ltd and later spinning off the same into HK Asset Management Ltd. During his stint with Pinebridge Investments he was responsible for business development activities across the Middle East an Africa region. Prior to this Nakul has worked with Kotak Mahindra (U.K.) Ltd and Nippon India Mutual Fund in UAE. He has been advising Institutions and Family offices in Middle East and Africa on Investment Strategies and Structures along with setting up the distribution businesses for the respective firms. He holds master’s degree in Global Finance from New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business and Hongkong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School.

Mohan Vivekanandan

Mohan is a member of the DBSA’s Group Executive Committee, with accountability for pan-African deal origination/client management, having concluded over 60 projects with ZAR50Bn+ ($3bn) in past four years. The DBSA is a Johannesburg, South Africa-based development bank with a mandate to finance sustainable infrastructure projects throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. His teams cover all economic and social infrastructure sectors with transactions concluded in over 20 African countries.

He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the SADC Development Finance Centre for 2022. Mohan also serves as an associate professor of development finance at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

Mohan holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MSc in Global Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. He earned a BA (Honours) in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.