Mr Sandesh Kirkire is an engineer with a Masters in Management Studies from JBIMS. He has about 25 years of experience in financial services covering a wide gamut of areas of Corporate Finance, Investment Banking , Treasury , Funds Management and General Management. He was the CEO for over 9 years at Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company managing public money. He has been part of the Kotak Mahindra group for over 20 years with the last 15 years at Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company first as a Fund Manager and later as its Chief executive Officer. In his career he has received numerous awards and accolades for the Best Fund Manager , Best Fund and the award for Business Leadership. He was the Vice Chairman of the Association of Mutual Funds and was also on the Board of Kotak Mahindra Pension Fund.
After about 25 years of experience in financial services Mr Sandesh Kirkire is now an IMC PVG Chair Professor in Banking & Finance at JBIMS. Hi is also an an Angel investor advising startups in different sectors of Telecom , Data analytics , E commerce , Healthcare and Education. He is also advising in the space of Impact Investments . He is currently holding the following positions:
- Director Ixsight Technologies Pvt Ltd.
- Director Balgyani Educators Pvt Ltd.
- Director Opulent Infotech Pvt Ltd.
- Director Focus Denmed Pvt Ltd.
- Business Advisor – Vegayan Systems Pvt Ltd.
- Member Advisory Board – Nimbleheart INC
- Member Advisory Board – Ankur Capital Fund (an Impact Investment Fund)