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Mr. Sundeep Sikka is the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly known as Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) (NAM India). Sundeep has held both Vice-Chairman and Chairman positions of the industrial body AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India). Sundeep joined NAM India in 2003, holding various leadership positions before being elevated in 2009, when he became one of the youngest CEOs of India. Possessing rich experience in the financial services sector, Sundeep went on to lead NAM India towards tremendous growth of assets and to emerge as one of the most trusted mutual fund houses in India. He has grown the company to an all-round brand that thrice won ‘Aon Best Employer’ in the last four years and was certified ‘Great Place to Work’ in 2018. He has not only been responsible for the growth of the company but also forging a relationship with Nippon Life, acquisition of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (India), and listing NAM India on stock exchanges.

Sundeep is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, having also completed an MBA from Pune University. He closely works with Regulatory Bodies i.e. RBI, SEBI and Ministry of Finance on matters related to asset management.

Sundeep Sikka – Represents (past as well as present) Asset Management Industry across:

• Association of Mutual Funds in India – Held both Vice-Chairman and Chairman positions of industrial body AMFI.

• Reserve Bank of India - Member of Technical Advisory Committee on Money, Foreign Exchange & Government Securities Markets

• National Securities Depositary Limited - Member of Executive Committee

• Federation of​​ Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
- ​​Member of Capital Markets Committee
- ​​Chairpe​rson of Asset Management Sub-Group of Capital Markets Committee

• Speaker at various domestic and international forums and conferences.


Mr. Shin Matsui

Mr. Shin Matsui currently serves as the Chief Planning and Business Excellence Officer, Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. He joined Nippon Life Insurance Company in the year 1994. Since then, he has performed various roles within Nippon Life Insurance Company, including investing in hedge funds, private equity funds, European equities and global equities. In his immediate previous role as Senior Executive Vice President at Nippon Life Asia Pacific (Regional HQ) Limited, a wholly subsidiary of Nippon Life Insurance Company, he held several directorships in life insurance affiliates and asset management affiliates in Asia, and was also responsible for corporate planning of the company and for overseeing asset management business in the region, etc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Waseda University in Japan.



Mr Manu Chadha is a practicing Chartered Accountant and a Senior Partner in M/s T R Chadha & Co., Chartered Accountants. He has vast experience of more than 30 years in Auditing, Financial and Management Consultancy with a specialization in corporate advisory services, project financing / governance, Corporate Laws and Management Consultancy having expertise in the areas of Consultancy to foreign companies and Joint Ventures including work relating to FEMA matters, RBI and FIPB. He had also served as Vice Chairman of Northern India Regional Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for two years. He has served on the Boards’ of Punjab National Bank, National Insurance Co. Ltd., Dena Bank, SBI Mutual Fund, Canfin Homes Ltd., PNB Housing Finance Ltd., etc. Earlier he was on the Censor Board, Mumbai, appointed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and on the Direct Tax Advisory Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.



Mr. Sunil Srivastav is a career banker and retired as Dy. Managing Director of the Corporate Accounts Group at the State Bank of India where he served for 38 years having joined the Bank as a Probationer in 1980. During his last assignment, Mr. Srivastav was heading the corporate banking vertical for the Bank responsible for meeting the credit and banking requirements of large corporate customers and also spearheaded on behalf of the banking industry, the resolution and recovery process, both pre and post NCLT. He has spent a major part of his career in corporate banking at SBI, investment banking at SBI Capital Markets Ltd., besides a 5 year stint at the bank's New York office which afforded to him an exposure in international banking. He has also served as Dy Managing Director for Corporate Strategy and Digital Businesses for the State Bank of India where he was required to initiate and drive all programs and projects that were in line with the agreed growth aspirations of the Bank. He initiated the Bank's foray into digital delivery of financial products and services including but not limited to areas like Wealth Management, an e-wallet and the next generation mobile banking solution. Other projects overseen included setting up of sophisticated e-branches and strategic collaborations with other Institutions and Fintechs in the area of digitization.

Mr. Srivastav is a graduate of the Delhi University and a MBA from FMS, BHU.

He writes frequently on credit related issues in the banking industry and is a familiar face on the business channels in India. Post retirement he has been engaged with the World Bank as a Sr. Advisor for their Energy and Extractives program in India. He also serves as an Independent Director on the boards of a few companies, SIS Ltd, CSB Bank, Summit Digitel, Ebixcash Ltd and KLJ Plasticizers Ltd and also enjoys guiding a few fintechs on their growth journey. He can be followed on his blog



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