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Surinder Singh Kohli

Mentor & Advisor

Mr. Kohli, a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University and a Diploma holder in Industrial Finance from Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) has had a 30+ years stint in the Financial Services Industry and has held crucial positions in India's marquee establishments. He has served as CMD of IIFCL after serving as CMD at Punjab National Bank. Amongst his directorships, he has also served at Punjab and Sind Bank as the MD, Management Board of PNB Gilts Ltd as Chairman and Member, PNB HFC and PNB Capital as the Chairman, IDFC as the Non-Executive Director and PTC India Financial Services Ltd as an Independent Director. In renowned institutions like SIDBI, Oriental Insurance Company Ltd., ECGC and Agricultural Finance Corporation Ltd., he has held the esteemed position of a Director. He is currently on the Board of IDFC, ILFS among others.

Desh Raj Dogra

Mentor & Advisor

With over 33 years in financial sector, he has held key positions in Public & Private sectors. Starting his career with HP Govt. he later joined Dena Bank. He was amongst the first set of employees joining CARE Ratings in 1993. With CARE, his profile witnessed phenomenal growth and CARE emerged as one of the leading rating agencies in the country. He retired as MD & CEO of CARE Ratings in August 2016. He is Independent Director on Boards of various companies of repute.

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Satish Kalani

Mentor & Advisor

In a career spanning 35 years, Mr. Kalani has worked with reputed companies like Dawn Mills, Elphinstone Mills, Reliance Industries, Ambalal Sarabhai Enterprises and Tata Chemicals. His last stint was with Tata Chemicals as VP-Taxation where he developed impeccable knowledge in corporate taxation. The team benefits from his advisory.

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Pratapsingh Nathani

Chairman and Managing Director

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With over two decades long stint in the Financial Services sector, Mr. Nathani has mapped the entire financial market’s landscape during his successful stint beginning from Apple Finance distributing retail bonds/NCDs & FDs, to individuals raising debt for Government Institutions via Non-SLR bonds and selling them to Provident Funds at Centrum &Darashaw. Later he was given the mandate to set up the Loan Syndication franchise for JM Morgan Stanley. Post the JM-MS split, within JM Financial he was involved in marquee transactions in Leveraged Finance for an Auto ancillary & a large telecom tower company M&A Finance at JM Financial. At his last stint with ING Vysya Bank he successfully set up & ran the Loan Syndications & Debt Capital Markets desk.

Kaustubh Kulkarni

Executive Director

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With over 17 years of experience across Management Consulting in Financial & Operations Advisory, Research, Investment Banking & Debt Syndication, Kaustubh aka KK is a well seasoned & versatile professional with a diversified & rich industry expertise. By qualification, he is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. In his previous stint, he had successfully promoted a boutique research & consulting firm catering to various financial institutions & industry at large. His thorough understanding of various sectors & analytic prowess comes in handy to provide our clients with efficacious & feasible solutions. At Beacon he leads the operations for Debenture Trustee, Security Trustee, Securitization amongst other activities and is leading the Company to develop a single integrated platform for all Trustee processes and for enhancing their experience with better reporting tools, increasing access to data and reducing effort, time and costs.

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Sanjay Sinha

Independent Director

Mr. Sinha, a veteran finance professional with a rich experience of over 3 decades in areas such as corporate finance, portfolio management, strategic planning to name a few. He is also actively involved in various regulatory and government committees contributing towards overall market development and policy matters. In his previous stint he was MD & CEO of Axis Trustee Services Limited. He was also part of various prestigious institutions such as Axis Bank and State Bank of India.

Sanjay Bhasin

Non-Executive Director

With more than three decades in Financial Services with a penchant for diverse businesses in unfamiliar territories, Mr. Bhasin is an experienced leader who has run large and complex businesses in India, UK and West Africa. He has managed varied asset classes in these geographies as well as those domiciled in US and Europe. In his stint with JM Morgan Stanley, he set up the fixed income business, focussing on intermediation, syndication and corporate sales. He has managed a portfolio of diverse assets (real estate, insurance, etc) across various geographies as part of WestLB's 'Bad Bank'.

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VASAN PAULRAJ

Independent Director

With over 3 decades of experience in Investment Banking, Mr. Vasan, a Chartered Accountant by qualification, specialises in raising capital for corporates. Having worked for 18 years in Axis Capital (erstwhile Enam Securities) he rose to become Managing Director (Head of Financial Sponsors & Special Situations Finance). He has closed large marquee Private Equity deals, handled complex Special Situation Finance deals & several large IPOs of marquee Corporates and PSUs (during the Disinvestments era). He has also served as ED & Head Investment Banking of Tourism Finance Corp of India (TFCI).

Bhoomika Gupta

Independent Director

Mrs. Bhoomika Gupta, aged 43 years, is Independent Director of our company. She has experience of 15 years in the field of accountancy and office administration. She has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company w.e.f. November 16, 2023. She serves as an Independent Director on the Boards of Airan Ltd (listed), QuadPro ITES Ltd (listed) and INDIFRA Ltd.

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Pratapsingh Nathani

Chairman and Managing Director

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With over two decades long stint in the Financial Services sector, Mr. Nathani has mapped the entire financial market’s landscape during his successful stint beginning from Apple Finance distributing retail bonds/NCDs & FDs, to individuals raising debt for Government Institutions via Non-SLR bonds and selling them to Provident Funds at Centrum &Darashaw. Later he was given the mandate to set up the Loan Syndication franchise for JM Morgan Stanley. Post the JM-MS split, within JM Financial he was involved in marquee transactions in Leveraged Finance for an Auto ancillary & a large telecom tower company M&A Finance at JM Financial. At his last stint with ING Vysya Bank he successfully set up & ran the Loan Syndications & Debt Capital Markets desk.

Kaustubh Kulkarni

Executive Director

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With over 17 years of experience across Management Consulting in Financial & Operations Advisory, Research, Investment Banking & Debt Syndication, Kaustubh aka KK is a well seasoned & versatile professional with a diversified & rich industry expertise. By qualification, he is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. In his previous stint, he had successfully promoted a boutique research & consulting firm catering to various financial institutions & industry at large. His thorough understanding of various sectors & analytic prowess comes in handy to provide our clients with efficacious & feasible solutions. At Beacon he leads the operations for Debenture Trustee, Security Trustee, Securitization amongst other activities and is leading the Company to develop a single integrated platform for all Trustee processes and for enhancing their experience with better reporting tools, increasing access to data and reducing effort, time and costs.

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JAYDEEP BHATTACHARYA

Executive Director

Having worked for around two decades in the trusteeship industry, Mr. Jaydeep Bhattacharya has gained opulent experience in various facets of the trustee services along with business management verticals like Finance & Accounts, Audit & Taxation, Information Technology, Operations, Statutory & Compliance Reporting, Handling Board Meetings and General Oce Administration. He began his journey with IDBI Trusteeship Services Ltd. where he worked for a span of 14 years as one of the founder member and a key position holder. He has also worked with Axis Trustee Services for 5 years following which he joined Beacon Trusteeship. His strength is his ability to understand the requirements of the organization and it’s clients, and to devise, execute & optimize strategies to achieve them.

MAHESH GHADI

HEAD AIF

With a plethora of knowledge of the capital market domain, Mr. Mahesh Ghadi has been involved in managing global funds set up, operations, compliance and legal for the last six years. He comes with prior experience on the complexities of multi country fund operations and his two decades of professional life that covers various segments of the capital market such as Stock Holding Corporation of India, JM Financial Mutual Fund and ZyFin group of companies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Masters Degree in Finance.

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VEENA NAUTIYAL

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Ms. Veena Nautiyal has been active in the Financial Services space for over 22 years. She has been associated with HDFC Bank, Doha Bank, HSBC Bank, FirstSource Solutions & Loan Singh amongst others. She is a strong pro-active leader, providing coaching, training and mentoring to build cohesive matrix managed teams working together to achieve individual targets & the organization's objectives. She oversees the Debenture & Security Trustee team on an ongoing basis. With a strong customer centric approach she has been consistently able to ensure high customer satisfaction levels throughout the lifecycle of the deals. She is a MBA & holds Six Sigma Green Belt and is also an ISO Lead Auditor from Bureau Veritas.

DEEPAVALLI VANKALU

VICE PRESIDENT

Deepavalli is responsible for the Business Development vertical across the company's service offerings and clients. Her marketing skills, ability to analyze and passion for knowledge are few major benefits brought in by her alongside the fringe benefits of her innovative approach & market familiarity. Over the 15 years in Financial Services , she has gained extensive experience in the services industry and is a customer and people-centric leader. With a Masters degree in Business Administration, she strives to exceed the expectations of our clients, always going the extra mile to demonstrate value and create a satisfying experience.

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NEELU SUBRAMANIAN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Ms Neelu Subramanian has worked for around 17 years in the Trusteeship industry, with IL&FS Trustee, VISTRA Trustee and Axis Trustee. With a vast experience in Business Development, Neelu has closely worked on transactions advising a wide of of clients viz. Corporates, Law Firms, Bilateral Agencies, Regulators, PSUs, and lenders / Financial Institutions. Her large network of relationships in the North, her analytical skills and thirst for knowledge are just a few of the many advantages she brings in. She manages our North India Zone and looks after Business Development.

KAMAL PAUL

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT

Kamal Paul, a Company Secretary, holds a 12-year track record in Secretarial and Corporates Compliances for both Listed & Unlisted Companies. Throughout his career, he has been associated with renowned organizations such as Axis Trustee, ACME Solar Holdings, Spice Mobility, TV18 Broadcast, and Bhartiya International, undertaking diverse roles over the span of 12+ years. Kamal Paul's expertise extends to trusteeship business in various infrastructure sectors, including renewable energy, hydro power, roads and highways, and real estate. He has also gained substantial experience working with domestic and global banks and financial institutions. Currently, his primary focus lies in Business Development as he strives to establish our organization's presence in North India.

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