About Us

 

About Us

  • Our History
  • Our Group
  • Our Approach
  • Our Management Team

Our History

Edelweiss Finvest Private Limited is a leading NBFC promoted by the Edelweiss Group. Incorporated in August 2006, we offer a broad suite of corporate and retail credit products, including corporate finance, loan against marketable securities, real estate finance, public issue financing, and structured finance. This diversified business model reflects our experience across India's multiple consuming facets, from industrial behemoths and large companies to small business as well as the average Indian urban and rural household.

Our Group

The Edelweiss Group is one of India's leading diversified financial services company providing a broad range of financial products and services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, institutions and individuals. Edelweiss's products and services span multiple asset classes and consumer segments across domestic and global geographies.

The group’s research driven approach and proven history of innovation has enabled it to foster strong relationships across all client segments. The group has sizeable presence in large retail segment through its businesses such as Life Insurance, Housing Finance, Mutual Fund and Retail Financial Markets. It serves over 1.2Mn strong clients through over 10,000 employees based out of over 450 offices (including international offices). Together with strong network of Sub Brokers and Authorized Persons, Edelweiss group has presence across all major cities in India.

Our Approach

Our differentiated approach to business, customer-centric initiatives and intelligent investments in people, technology and brand has helped step up performance and be future-ready.

Customer Focus

Product Innovation

Risk and Governance

Strategy

People

Brand

Our Management Team

Mr. Amit Dhawan (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Amit Dhawan has an experience of over 22 years across corporate banking (both large and mid cap corporates), structured finance, international banking and project finance.

Prior to joining Edelweiss, earlier he was head Corporate Banking at YES Bank Limited for North & East India. In this position the bank’s initiative on building and strengthening relationships with Corporates across project financing, term lending and investment banking and also involved in some of the most marquee transactions with leading large corporates in this space.

Prior to YES Bank Limited, he was associated with ICICI Bank Limited in leadership position across various functions including project financing, government banking, international strategy and corporate banking.

He holds BE (Mechanical) from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi and Masters in Business Administration from FMS, University of Delhi.

Ms. Puja D'Souza (Non-Executive Director)

Puja D'Souza is a B.Sc. with Mathematics. She has over 16 years of work experience mainly in the financial services Sector.

Mr. Ashish Kehair (Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Ashish Kehair has over 18 years of extensive experience in the financial services sector. Past association includes with IDFC Bank as Head- wealth Management & Private Banking, Third Party Products from March 2015 – March 2017, with ICICI Group at various positions like Head Private Wealth (Domestic & International), Equity Advisory & NRI Business with ICICI Securities, Head Global Markets with ICICI Bank and Head Segment Products, Private Banking (Domestic & International) with ICICI Bank from December 2002 to March 2015.

Prior to that with TAIB Bank E.C (Asset Management), Bahrain from June 2002 to December 2002 and with ICICI Limited from July 1998 to May 2002.

He is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, D.B.F and Company Secretary (Intermediate).

Mr. Shrikant Subbarayan (Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Shrikant Subbarayan is Group Chief Risk & Assurance Officer and provides group level oversight of risk and control structure, Responsible for identifying opportunities in terms of strategy, people, process and technology.

Prior to joining Edelweiss, associated with Financial Technologies, MCX & NCDEX. As President - Financial Technologies, primarily responsible for setting up Singapore Mercantile Exchange - SMX.

In the role of "Principal Advisor" at MCX - SX and as a Chief Business Officer at NCDEX, was known to be the brains behind the business and successfully created billion dollar businesses within a year.

Mr. Subbarayan was Country Head Olam International Limited – A Global Commodity major.

He is an MBA in Finance from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research.

Mr. Kunnsagaran Chinniah (Independent Director)

Kunnasagaran Chinniah has more than three decades of experience in the financial sector. He is presently a director of Changi Airport International, Keppel Infrastructure Trust, Azzela Asset Management, Hindu Endowments Board, Singapore and several other companies.

Earlier, he retired as the Managing Director/Global Head of Portfolio, Strategy & Risk Group with GIC Special Investments (GICSI), the Private Equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). He joined GIC in 1989 and has held various positions with the Special Investments Department of GIC in their North American, European and Asian regions.

He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and his other academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Sanjay N. Shah (Independent Director)

Sanjay N. Shah is an Independent director on the Board of the Company . He is a Member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India and Masters in Commerce (M. Com). He has his Independent practice as a Chartered Account and experience in Finance and Accounting.

Mr. Bharat Bakshi (Independent Director)

Bharat Bakshi is an Independent director on the Board of the Company; he is a practicing Chartered Accountant having experience of over 33 years in the area of Audit, Taxation & Finance.