Our Team

 

 

   

Ruchira Roy

Specialization

Management Consulting & Capital Advisory; Financial Services

Education

B Tech Hons (IIT Kharagpur), MBA (IIM Ahmedabad)

Work Experience:- 24 Years

 

Co-founder of Positron and Managing Partner at the firm, Ruchira Roy began her career at Unilever Limited followed by Nielsen (formerly ORG – MARG) and moved on to manage portfolios across Consumer Banking and Rural and Agri Finance at ICICI Bank for seven years. Before founding Positron, she was an independent consultant to clients such as Reliance Capital, Bellwether Microfinance fund and Hansa Research on retail finance and strategy issues.

She focusses on capital advisory services and advises clients on capital raising, business scale up and strategic growth areas. Ruchira is all about helping dreams achieve real-life scale!

 

SUPER POWER: Resilience

To manage complex, multi-stakeholder projects and encourage kids to pursue their goals!

 

Malini Gupta

Specialization

Supply Chain, Operations, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, FMCG

Education

MMS BITS Pilani; CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) by APICS, USA

Work Experience:- 25 Years

 

Part of the core Founder Group at Positron since 2005, Malini advises clients on operations, supply chain and strategic issues. She spent 10 years in Accenture advising over 20 companies on Supply Chain Reengineering, Performance Improvement, Business Strategy, ERP Design and Installation engagements. Later, she worked as full-time faculty and coordinator of the Operations department at SPJIMR (SP Jain Institute of Management and Research) – one of the top ten B-schools in India. She has edited a book “Supply Chain Excellence - success stories of India.” In short, she has the perfect balance between strategy and execution!


SUPER POWER: Pragmatic

Approach to help clients solve complex operational problems, build efficiency in her fitness journey, and raise her children to be responsible global citizens

 

 

Abanti Mitra

Specialization

Capital Advisory, Microfinance, Fintech, Agri/ Rural Finance

Education

MBA, IRMA Anand

Work Experience:- 15 Years

 

A key member of the Positron family since 2009, Abanti focusses on Fund Raises (Debt, Equity and PE Funds), Operations & Policy reviews, Due-diligences and Product Development. Her work profile spans across microfinance ratings of over 40 Microfinance Institutions across India, Bangladesh, East Timor & Indonesia as a part of M-CRIL. Her previous work stints include working with ICICI Bank in rural banking her last mandate being Head-Microfinance Product. She loves to think out-of-the-box for creative solutions!

 

SUPER POWER: Creativity

That encourages clients to pursue compelling ideas in business and paint stunning artworks

 

 

 

Manjula Dikshit

Specialization

Learning & Development, Coaching and Customer Experience

Education

MMS, Somaiya Institute of Management

Work Experience:- 21 Years

 

Currently a Partner at Positron, Manjula started her career with Citibank N.A, Mumbai in Consumer Banking where she handled service, quality, operations and sales in Credit cards and Branch banking. As a consultant, Manjula has worked as a facilitator and coach in the area of Service, Consultative Selling, Emotional Intelligence and Human Capital Management across various industries, verticals and levels. Her corporate experience and business perspective enable her to understand different nuances of requirements thereby making application of learning effective and measurable. Manjula is a certified practioner in DiSC, Genos- Emotional Intelligence, Consultative Selling Skills and Instructional Design

She has done extensive work in Customer Experience which includes Service and Process Audits, Building Customer Communication across Customer Journeys, Customer Insights and building Customer Experience platforms for Start-ups including capability development. Manjula’s forte lies in her flexing behavior to ensure greater buy in and effectiveness in interactions!

 

SUPERPOWER: High connect

To unleash full potential of co-workers using divine interventions for the benefit to the organization

 

Ajay Bordia

Specialization

Financial Services, Microfinance, Capital Advisory, Risk Management

Education

Chartered Accountant

Work Experience:- 19 Years

 

Previous Work Experience

 

Ajay has worked with leading financial services firms, including ANZ Grindlays, ICICI Bank, Morgan Stanley and Dvara Trust (IFMR Trust) in India and abroad. His primary focus lies in financial services industry across various segments such as Business Strategy, Fund Raising, Capital Structuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Risk Management and Trade Finance. He played a key role in early growth of Rural Finance business of Dvara Trust as CFO for the business.

 

Ajay helps business leaders put numbers to their dreams and ambitions!

 

SUPERPOWER: Diligence

When Ajay is not working, Ajay spends his time with his friends and family.

 

Anurag Mehra

Specialization

Performance Improvement, Process Re-engineering, Supply Chain Management, Merger Integration

Education

Masters program at MIT; B Tech (Hons), IIT Delhi, MBA, FMS (Delhi University);

Work Experience:- 27 Years

 

Co-founder of Positron, Anurag advices clients on business strategy from the New Delhi office.

 

After completing his MBA, Anurag worked for eight years in marketing and supply chain functions before pursuing a Masters in the US. Subsequently, he worked for five years with international consulting firms Arthur Andersen and KPMG Consulting advising clients in several areas including performance improvement, process reengineering and merger-integration. Anurag helps business leaders achieve their maximum potential by bringing out their best.

 

SUPERPOWER: Eye on the big picture

To guide clients strategically, personal spiritual exploration and win a game of chess.

 

Abhijeet Virmani

Specialization

Internet Businesses, B2C, Bootstrapping, Sales & Marketing

Education

B Tech (Hons), Delhi College of Engineering, MBA, IIM Calcutta

Work Experience:- 20 Years

 

Co-founder of Positron, Abhijeet advices multinational firms as well as large Indian corporates from the New Delhi office. Prior to this, he was part of the consulting division of Arthur Andersen for four years and advisor at KPMG Consulting where he advised clients in areas of process improvement, quality and Six Sigma. In his consulting career. Abhijeet loves to help clients achieve their goals through result-oriented engagements.

 

SUPERPOWER: Thinker

Contemplating the next big idea that can be turned onto a new business and teaching his children essential life skills

 

Sumana Bhowmick

Specialization

Fintech, Information Technology, Analytics, Supply chain Management, Manufacturing

Education

B.E – Andhra University, MBA – NITIE, Mumbai

Work Experience: 20 Years

 

A Partner at Positron, Sumana leads the technology practice and focuses on fintechs. She spent 5 years with Siemens Information Systems and 10 years in Capgemini leading large scale international IT projects for enterprise software. Her last designation was Head of SAP Practice for Capgemini Middle East where she played a key role in the early growth of the business.

She has extensive experience on Business Process Re-engineering, IT portfolio design, ERP Design and Installation, Business Analytics and Cloud-based solutions. She is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) by PMI, USA. Sumana is all about getting diverse teams to work well together.

 

SUPERPOWER: Explore new ideas

To guide clients to shape business landscaping, travelling to exciting locales and diving off new coasts

 
 

Sujoy Ghosh

Specialization

Equity Capital Markets, Investment Research, Data Analytics, Offshoring financial operations.

Education:

B.E – BIT (Mesra, Ranchi), MBA - IIM Ahmedabad

Work Experience: 24 Years

 

Sujoy’s repertoire is largely focussed on the Equity Capital Markets. He has worked in firms like UTI MF, ICICI Securities and IIFL Limited and has also managed the Investor Relations function at HCL Tech. In his latest stint, Sujoy has spent 12 years with MSCI running their global Equity Data operations team located in Mumbai, Manila and Monterrey. He has been on the board of MSCI’s subsidiary in India and has also operated as the office head for the Mumbai office which is MSCI’s largest office globally. Sujoy brings a structured approach to the madness of business.

 

SUPERPOWER: Attention to detail

To manage large projects for clients with a keen analytical approach and enjoying a good read

 
 

Bhupendra Chaturvedi

Specialization

Financial Services, Project Finance, Corporate Banking, Stressed Assets, Rural Finance, Capital Markets, Market Research

Education:

MBA, IRMA, Anand

Work experience: 20 years

 

Armed with experience in Microfinance at Seva Mandir (a grassroots NGO in tribal areas of South Rajasthan), market research with AC Nielsen, Bhupendra’s last stint was at ICICI Bank. Here, he worked across rural finance (with a focus on technology, distribution channels and branding), Project Finance, Corporate Banking, Capital Markets, Stressed Asset Resolution, Debt Restructuring and Advisory. During his career span, he has handled large and medium corporate relationships, across manufacturing, infrastructure and services. He contributed to shaping the bank’s lending strategy to NBFCs and has advised clients on capital structure in domestic and international markets. Bhupi is all about achieving large goals with proper planning and accessing multiple resources.

 

SUPERPOWER: Resourcefulness

In assisting clients achieve their multi-functional goals, appreciating books on human behaviour especially by John Steinbeck, Alice Munro and Daniel Kahneman

 
 

Praveen Arora

Specialization

Retail Lending, Micro Finance & MSME Financing, Fintech, Sales and Product Management and new business set up

Education:

B Tech IIT Delhi and PGDM IIM Kolkata

Work experience: 25 years

 

Praveen’s profile dominates retail financial services working with organisations such as GE Money, BNP Paribas, Fincare SFB and Vistaar Finance. His experience covers various products such as car loans, consumer durables, housing finance, mortgages and microfinance. He has headed various verticals in his roles.

Praveen loves motivating teams to achieve their business targets through multi-disciplinary engagements

 

SUPERPOWER: Initiative for Action

To achieve business results for clients by investing the same passion he has for running.

 
 
 

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