Committees

CFA Society India is a volunteer-driven society. The activities of the society are delegated to various committees. Every committee has one director in charge, co-chairs and committee members. Brief description about the role of each committee and list of its members is as follows:

Research and Advocacy  •  Public Awareness  •  Career Services

Membership  •  Professional Learning

Research and Advocacy Committee

 

Research and Advocacy committee aims to contribute to the important stakeholders of the investment profession through the advocacy efforts viz: investors. The advocacy efforts of the committee are focused on contributing meaningfully toward corporate governance and investor awareness. Research and Advocacy committee has 3 main pillars of activities: Working with members to propagate standards of best practices, working with regulators and media to raise standards in the profession, and working with the investors to promote awareness of CFA Charter and increase financial literacy. To achieve its objectives, the committee engages with regulators and other agencies in the financial market. Following are a few examples of the projects completed by the committee to achieve its objectives:

  • Jan Nivesh Abhiyan, wherein focused efforts were taken to spread the financial literacy at the grassroot level
  • Promoting CFA Institute Code and Standards and asset managers code
  • Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)
  • Response to comment papers from Regulators – SEBI, RBI, PFRDA
  • Round Table discussions on Corporate Governance Issues
  • Partnering with NSDL – Putting Investors First Events in Cities across India
  • South Asia Advocacy Forum – Joint initiative to create content for regional impact
  • Identify and publish topics of research relevant to India and region

List of Committee members:

Full Name Location Role
Rajendra Kalur, CFA Mumbai Director
Anurag Garg, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Ashwini Damani, CFA Kolkata Active Volunteer
Devan TalakshiFuria, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Dinesh Saboo, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Dr Monika Chopra, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Jainendra Shandilya, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Jayen Narendra Shah, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Kshitiz Jain, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Lodaya Manish Khushal, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Manish Jain, CFA Hyderabad Active Volunteer
Mohan Kumar Krishna Prabhu, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Nilanjan Das, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Nilesh Saha, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Om Kumar Jha, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Piyush Singh, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Pramod Saraf, CFA Indore Active Volunteer
Parvaiz Ahmed Ghulam, CFA UAE Active Volunteer
Ranjita Deo, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Rashmi H. Mehrotra, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Rupish Saldi, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Sanjay Parikh, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Soham Das, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Sreemant Dudhoria, CFA Chennai Active Volunteer
Shwetabh Sameer, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Shruti Agarwal, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Shivani Choudhary, CFA Chicago Active Volunteer
Tarang Agarwal, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Uday Kumar Dhoot, CFA, CIPM Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Umesh Kudalkar, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Anuj Jain, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer

Public Awareness Committee (PAC)

 

The primary objective of PAC is to help members publish the content and create awareness about CFA Society India among the public at large through social media. PAC publishes the quarterly newsletter of CFA Society India to update the members about the Society’s activities including events. PAC maintains a blog for CFA Society India wherein the summaries of the events are published along with the original articles provided by members. PAC leverages Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to promote the events organised by CFA Society India. CFA Society India is one of the widely followed CFA Society on social media.

List of Committee members:

Full Name Location Role
Jitendra Chawla, CFA Delhi Director
Anirudha Shashank Jinturkar, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Ashok M, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Ishwar Chidambaram, CFA, CIPM Mumbai Active Volunteer
Jyoti Soni, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Kamal Wadhwani, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Krishnapal Singh,CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Parijat Garg, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Parvez Abbas, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Rajeeb Bharali, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Rajni Dhameja, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Sampath Sharma Nariyanuri, CFA Ahmedabad Active Volunteer
Shivani Chopra, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Siddharth Rakesh Gupta, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Swapnilsagar Vithalani, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Tarun Gopal Delhi Active Volunteer
Varsha Dhamasia, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Venkatramh Balasubramanian, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Vikash Kumar Agarwal, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Vikram Jhawar, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Vivek Rathi, CFA Hyderabad Active Volunteer

Career Services Committee

 

The primary objective of the Career Services Committee is to help members and candidates with their career by increasing the visibility of CFA programs among employers. The committee carries out a focused employer outreach program. To help members and candidates connect with the employers, the committee maintains an online career centre and a job board. It helps members and candidates by organizing the Financial Talent Summit and career day events in various locations.

List of Committee members:

Full Name Location Role
Sampath Reddy Baddam, CFA Pune Director
Abhisar Jain, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Atul Mehra, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Biswarup Mohapatra, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Deepank Kumar, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Jayna Nilesh Gandhi, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Mandar Jayprakash Chapekar, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Monica Duggal, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Prasad Padala, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Rohit Harlalka, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer

Membership Committee

 

Membership Committee acts as a bridge between Society and its members. The committee conducts surveys, feedback and analysis to determine the member needs and communicate the same to society so that they can be incorporated into Society’s action plan. The committee assists new members in the membership process. The committee runs the membership awareness and renewal campaign every year. The committee organizes the charter award ceremony for new charterholders.

List of Committee members:

Full Name Location Role
Biharilal Laxman Deora, CFA, CIPM Mumbai Director
Abhishek Ashok Mehta, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Ayushi Gupta, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Khyati Mehta, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Mital Rohit Parekh, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Nirdesh Chauhan, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Ravi Agarwal, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Rinda Lakshmi, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Shagun Thukral, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Shriram Hegde, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Kirti Jain, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Lakshmi Priya, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Nikhil Shah, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer

Professional Learning (PL) Committee

 

To succeed in a highly competitive and ever-changing investment industry, investment professionals must be committed to furthering their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Participating in lifelong learning demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence and illustrates a dedication to serving your clients and employers. CFA Society India, through its PL committee, offers such opportunities and focuses on providing member value by conducting events across various cities. It provides knowledge-enhancing content through various modes including podcasts, webinars, etc. It currently offers events in 9 cities. The committee also organizes various marquee events such as India Investment Conference, Value Investor Pioneer summit, India Fintech Conference, India Wealth Management Conference, Masters at Work, Fixed Income Summit etc. on an annual basis across various cities.

List of Committee members:

Full Name Location Role
Abhishek Loonker, CFA Bangalore Director
Aanchal Almal Ahmedabad Active Volunteer
Aditya Deorah, CFA Kolkata Active Volunteer
Anirudh Sarda, CFA Hyderabad Active Volunteer
Ashutosh Vivek Dabake Pune Active Volunteer
Deepak Mundra, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Dhaval Champaneri Ahmedabad Active Volunteer
Dhurv Safar Kolkata Active Volunteer
Gaurav Jayeshkumar Sanghavi, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Gaurav Kaushik, CFA Delhi Active Volunteer
Gaurav Somani, CFA Indore Active Volunteer
Hrishikesh Deshmukh, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Jeet Jhaveri Ahmedabad Active Volunteer
Jigar Nareshkumar Patel, CFA Ahmedabad Active Volunteer
Kalyan Vijay Sivalenka, CFA Hyderabad Active Volunteer
Karan Sharma,CFA Kolkata Active Volunteer
Kishan Gupta, CFA Kolkata Active Volunteer
Kunal Pradeep Sabnis, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Lakshmi Visweswaran Iyer Chennai Active Volunteer
Litesh Gada, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Lovesh Vashist, CFA Ahmedabad Active Volunteer
Mandar Vishwas Bagul, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Manish Purushottam Chandak Pune Active Volunteer
Mayank Rasiklal Patel, CFA Ahmedabad Active Volunteer
Meera Siva, CFA Chennai Active Volunteer
Megha Malpani, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Mohit Beriwala, CFA Kolkata Active Volunteer
Mohit Chhajer, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Nimisha Pandit, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Parth Patel Ahmedabad Active Volunteer
Pranav Ashok Bhavsar Ahmedabad Active Volunteer
Prashant Anil Shah, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Prashant Arvind Kalpavriksha, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Raghavan Sridhar, CFA Chennai Active Volunteer
Raghu Kotrike, CFA Hyderabad Active Volunteer
Rambabu Chollangi, CFA Hyderabad Active Volunteer
Ratnasri Karra Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Ravi Saraogi, CFA Chennai Active Volunteer
Richa Sethia, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Sachin Chopra, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Sagar Thakkar Ahmedabad Active Volunteer
Sandeep Gupta, CFA Bengaluru Active Volunteer
Saurabh Lahoti Pune Active Volunteer
Shilpi Goel, CFA Pune Active Volunteer
Siddhartha Saraf, CFA Kolkata Active Volunteer
Sidhant Kolkata Active Volunteer
Srivathsan Ramachandran, CFA Chennai Active Volunteer
Sudarsan Mall Kolkata Active Volunteer
Tushar Daga Kolkata Active Volunteer
Vaibhav Jain, CFA Mumbai Active Volunteer
Vidusi Saraf Delhi Active Volunteer
Vijayanand Venkataraman, CFA Chennai Active Volunteer
Yogesh Narayanan Sundaram, CFA Chennai Active Volunteer