Our Team

 

 

   

Ruchira Roy

 

Specialization

Financial Services, Microfinance, Customer Engagement, Marketing & Sales

 

Previous Work Experience

Ruchira has over 20 years of work experience – having started at HLL, then ORG – MARG and then almost seven years at ICICI Bank where she has managed portfolios such as Branding & Marketing, Demat Business and Rural Distribution. She has had an independent consulting stint where she advised clients such as Reliance Capital, Bellwether Microfinance fund and Hansa Research on marketing and strategy issues. Ruchira is the founder of the Positron Mumbai office and is now the Managing Partner of the firm. She has been with Positron since 2005 and has been advising clients on strategy, growth and marketing advisory issues.

 

Education

B. Tech Hons - IIT Kharagpur, MBA - IIM Ahmedabad

 

Did You Know?

Ruchira is an avid reader and a tiger conservation enthusiast. When she is not working, she spends time by the pool side encouraging her fourteen year old son as he trains for National & International Swimming championships!  

 

Malini Gupta

 

Specialization

Supply Chain, Operations, Pharmaceuticals, Telecom

 

Previous Work Experience

Malini has over 21 years of work experience – having spent ten years in Accenture advising over 20 companies on Supply Chain Reengineering, Performance Improvement Business Strategy and ERP Design and Installation engagements. She is a CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) by APICS, USA. She has also worked as full time faculty and coordinator of the Operations department at SPJIMR (SP Jain Institute of Managament and Research) a top ten B-school in India. Malini has edited a book “Supply Chain Excellence - success stories of India.”Malini is part of the core Partner Group at Positron Delhi office having joined the firm in 2005. She has been advising large and small clients on supply chain and strategic issues.

 

Education

MMS, BITS Pilani


Did You Know?

Malini is a fitness enthusiast; she enjoys yoga and running, she also fond of taking her children on nature trips

 

 

Abanti Mitra

 

Specialization

Customer Engagement, Finance, Rural Business, Microfinance

 

Previous Work Experience

Abanti has over 12 years of work experience –heading ICICI Bank’s Micro financing Program and as part of MCRIL, a microfinance rating agency, conducting over 40 commercial ratings and several training and consulting assignments. She has extensive experience of working with NGOs and Micro Financing Institutions in countries across Asia.


In addition to being one of the strong pillars of Positron Mumbai she is also a Director in a rural business advisory firm - Development Equities Pvt. Ltd. She has been advising MFIs as well as other large clients on finance and customer engagement issues.

 

Education

MBA, IRMA Anand

 

Did You Know?

What Abanti does here at Positron - creating, articulating and painting compelling ideas is an extension of her childhood passion for art. She takes time off from Positron to pursue art -specializing in Indian Mythology.

 

 

 

Manjula Dikshit

 

Specialization

Learning & Development, Service Quality, Coaching

 

Previous Work Experience

Manju has over 11 years of work experience.She started her career with Citibank in consumer banking and has handled service and quality portfolios in credit cards and branch banking. As a consultant, Manju  has worked as a trainer in the area of Service and Peoples Management with several large financial services players.  She specializes in service certification programs for front line service staff, including coaching interventions for improving service quality.

 

Manju is currently a Partner at Positron and is based in Mumbai. 

 

Education

MMS, Somaiya Institute of Management

 

Did You Know?

When she is not working, Manju spends her time reading, listening to music and catching up with her friends.

 

Ajay Bordia

 

Specialization

Financial Services, Microfinance, Capital Advisory, Risk Management

 

Previous Work Experience
Ajay has over 13 years of work experience in Financial Services Industry. He has worked with leading financial services firms including ANZ Grindlays, ICICI Bank, Morgan Stanley and IFMR Trust both in India and abroad. He has primarily focused on financial services industry across various segments including 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 IFMR Trust as CFO for the business.


Education
Chartered Accountant


Did You Know?
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

 

Previous Work Experience

Anurag has over 19 years of work experience. After completing his MBA, he worked in the industry for eight years in marketing and supply chain functions before pursuing a Masters program at MIT, Boston. 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.

 

He is one of the founders of Positron and has been advising clients on business strategy from the New Delhi office.

 

Education

B Tech (Hons), IIT Delhi, MBA, FMS (Delhi University)

 

Did You Know?

When he is not working, Anurag engages in spiritual exploration and has a keen interest in football and chess.

 

Abhijeet Virmani

 

Specialization

Process Re-engineering, Supply Chain Management, Data Analytics

 

Previous Work Experience

Abhijeet has over 11 years of work experience. Abhijeet worked for a period of four years in the consulting division of Arthur Andersen. He also worked at KPMG Consulting advising clients in areas of process improvement, quality and Six Sigma. In his consulting career, Abhijeet has advised several multinational firms, as well as large Indian corporates.

 

He is one of the founders of Positron and has been advising several multinational firms, as well as large Indian corporates from the New Delhi office.

 

Education

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

 

Did You Know?

When he is not working, Abhijeet is thinking of the next big idea that can be turned onto a new business! He is fond of reading management books, playing with his daughter in his spare time and watching sports!

 

Sumana Bhowmick

 

Specialization

Information Technology, Analytics, Supply chain Management, Manufacturing

 

Previous Work Experience

Sumana has over 17 years of work experience – having spent ten years in Capgemini leading large scale international IT projects for enterprise software. In her last mandate she was the 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 a partner at Positron and leads the technology practice.

 

Education

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

 

Did You Know?

Sumana is a travel and diving enthusiast, especially drawn to nature’s mystery and splendor. She has travelled extensively across Europe and Australia, and visited places which include the fjords of Norway and Greenland, the Arctic Circle, the Great Barrier Reef and the Dolomites.

 
 

Aarti Mittal

 

Specialization

Financial Services, Debt Advisory

 

Previous Work Experience

Aarti has over 20 years of work experience mainly in wholesale banking. She had a brief stint in advertising & retail banking as well. Her last assignment was with ANZ Banking Group Ltd as head of their financial institutions business in India & South Asia. She was a key member in setting up the bank in India when ANZ got a banking license from RBI in 2010. In her role as a business head, Aarti managed a set of complex & financially savvy clients (eg. Banks, NBFCs, housing finance companies, etc) and helped them in accessing international markets for resource raising, in addition to understanding & supporting their trade finance & treasury requirements.

 

Education:
MBA – Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi

 

Did you know?

Aarti is a keen traveler & explorer. She is an aspiring marathon runner & is keenly training to run a couple of marathons in 2017.

 
 

Sujoy Ghosh

 

Specialization

Equity Capital Markets, Investment Management, Data Analytics, Offshoring financial operations

 

Previous Work Experience

Sujoy has over 22 years of work experience 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 which is MSCI’s largest office globally.

 

Sujoy joined Positron in 2017.

 

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

 

Did you know?

Sujoy is an avid reader and loves travelling.

 
 

Abhishek Gupta

 

Specialization

Fintech Ventures

 

Previous Work Experience

Abhishek is a Fintech leader identifying emerging trends to transform into new business opportunities. In his most recent role, he acted as CPO with IndiaLends - a Fintech venture in Alternate Lending - driving product and technology strategy. Prior to IndiaLends, Abhishek co-founded Fintech venture enabling Digital Banks to recommend its customer's contextually relevant financial products leveraging Machine Learning. Previously, Abhishek was part of India leadership team at Mentor Graphics Inc., a Silicon-Valley based design automation company, and was driving revenue growth for Asia-Pacific working with Tier-1 clients such as Samsung, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and MediaTek. He started his career with Amdocs's European office and had a stint with Sasken before joining Mentor Graphics.

 

Abhishek is plugged into start-up ecosystem and is associated with Yes Bank - Fintech and StartupBootCamp- Fintech, Singapore to mentor Fintech startups. He closely tracks Lending, Insurance, and Wealth Management innovations – Credit Scoring, Digital Insurance, Cross-Border Payments, Conversational Banking, Blockchain driven Financial services - across Asian Markets

 

Education:
Punjab Engineering College, Harvard Business School

 

Did you know?

Abhishek enjoys traveling, exploring different cultures, and experimenting new food.

 
 

Suvalaxmi Chakraborty

 

Specialization

Financial Services, Commercial Banking, Rural Banking, Treasury

 

Previous Work Experience

Suvalaxmi is a Chartered Accountant by profession. Having spent over 17 years with ICICI Bank, she has been exposed to a diverse set of businesses, including Project and Corporate finance, Treasury and Integrated multi-currency Fund & Asset Liability Management, Corporate Banking, Rural / Agri & Micro Banking. Thereafter, she had joined Barclays Bank in 2007 as the Commercial Banking Director , to launch the Commercial Banking business in India which achieved a break even in a record time of 11 months and had thereafter grown exponentially and profitably month on month. During 2010, She joined State Bank Of Mauritius (SBM) where she led their India operations as the Chief Executive Officer for more than three years.

 

Suvalaxmi is an Advisor to Positron.

 

Education:
B.Com (Hons), Chartered Accountant

 

Did you know?

Suvalaxmi’s priority is to quench her spiritual thirst, to understand the science of the soul and consciousness She studies the Gita, practices Krishna consciousness and Buddhism, striving towards self realization.

 

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