Alok is responsible for driving the marketing & branding initiatives for Finlabs India. His key responsibilities include building & strengthening the Finlabs India brand, increasing visibility of our products, alliances with channel partners, sales promotion, etc.
Alok brings in his vast experience in Advertising & Marketing of over 30 years with leading brands like Colgate, Kodak, Garware etc. He has also represented top brands like HUL, P & G, Bayer, etc. for product launches and other key assignments
Director – Operations
Weber Shandwick India
Kavita Lakhani is one of India’s most respected Comms leaders with nearly 3 decades in Public Relations & Digital Marketing. She is known for her work positioning companies, CEOs and senior management as leaders and Changemakers in an era of disruption and accelerated transformation.
In addition to her role as Director – Operations, Weber Shandwick, Kavita is Co-Chair India, IPG Women’s Leadership Network. She is currently National President – PR & Digital Marketing Council, Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Kavita sits on the Advisory Board of Finlabs India, a new-age fintech company.
Kavita has been awarded: ‘Leading Woman in Media’ – Women in Leadership Forum India, 2011, ‘Women Leadership Award’ – World Women Leadership Congress, 2014, ‘Woman Agency Head Of The Year Award 2020′ – adgully.com, ‘Superwomen2020’ by socialsamosa.com, SheThePeople.TV ‘40 Over 40 Awards’, Indian Television.com ‘Wonder Women 2021’. Kavita was recently listed by exchange4media among ‘Top 20 communications professionals to watch out for in 2021’.
A profit center head, Kavita works in partnership with clients, to provide innovative solutions to the toughest customer experience challenges. She enjoys structuring best-in-class servicing systems and teams to deliver scale value-driving ideas to clients at lightning speed. Recruiting & career development of the firm’s greatest asset, its talent, are among Kavita’s chief responsibilities.
Kavita’s analytical ability to use research to uncover key audience motivators/barriers, gives her insight into framing effective campaign strategies. Her expertise in brand building, message development, public education, crisis management using social/traditional media, make her a sought-after senior counselor. Kavita is a risk management specialist who helps corporates prepare for and manage crisis.
Kavita worked at Ogilvy PR and Lintas, prior to Weber Shandwick. Her brand experience includes Philips, Britannia, Cadbury’s, World Gold Council, McDonald’s, ICICI-USAID (ORS Campaign), Unilever (Domex, Lifebuoy), Emirates Airline, Marriott Hotels, Wartsila, Sony, Visit Victoria, Etihad Airways, Principal, Siemens, Porsche, Lamborghini, Starbucks, Sun Pharma, Rotary Foundation, among others.
Kavita is faculty at institutes like Xavier’s Institute of Communication, Symbiosis Pune, MET, EMDI, ISDI – WPP School, among others. She serves as Jury Panelist for industry awards like PRMoment 3030 (in 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021), EMDI’s Sparklers Initiative (2018, 2019 & 2020), Social Samosa ‘Superwomen 2021’.
A post graduate in Finance from NMIMS Mumbai, Kavita has done the Online Proficiency Test for Independent Directors (Corporate Governance), Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. Kavita topped her batch in Advanced Program in Strategic Management, IIM Calcutta. She has done an Advanced Program in Digital Marketing, IAMAI and Transformational Leadership from ISB Hyderabad.
Kavita is a vocal artist who sings Gurbaani (devotional), Sindhi folk (kalaams), Sufi and Bhajans in Hindi, Punjabi, Saraiki and Sindhi languages. Proficient in playing the Harmonium and Tanpura, she performs live at concerts, cultural programs, charity events and places of worship to raise funds for charity. Her aim is to give back to the community by promoting her language, music, art and culture.
Co Founder and Director
Ajay Mahajan is an experienced banker and financial services professional with over three decades with the financial sector in India. Ajay worked last as the MD & CEO of CARE Ratings Limited. He joined CARE Ratings in 2020 to drive a deep transformation at the company focusing on growth in both the ratings & non-ratings business as well as on re-engineering business processes with a deep penetration of technology including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Ajay started his career with Bank of America in 1990, went on to become the Head of Financial Markets in 1999. Under his leadership the bank also built a 100% NBFC in the country to do primary dealership and credit fixed income businesses.
In 2004, Ajay joined YES BANK as a founding member of the top management team and built this greenfield bank from scratch in three critical business areas – Financial Markets, Financial Institutions Group & International Banking and Retail Product Management including tying up with leading insurance players and various wealth management platforms.
In 2008, Ajay was chosen to lead UBS’s foray into Indian banking. This was his second greenfield establishment of a new bank licence in the country. Ajay built the business from scratch to a reasonably profitable one with strong presence in corporate lending, financial markets and credit investments.
Prior to joining CARE, Ajay was with IDFC First Bank where he led a massive transformation of an Infrastructure sector focused NBFC into a universal bank with direct responsibility of building the wholesale bank across – SME to large corporate lending in working capital, term loans, Treasury, Transaction Banking & Government Banking. Besides, he led the challenging task of managing the legacy stressed assets book. Ajay spent 7 years at IDFC Bank, building teams, systems, processes and cutting-edge technologies to support the wholesale bank’s growth.
Ajay has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani, an MBA from FMS, Delhi (where he was a gold medalist) and CFA Charter from CFA Institute, USA.
Mr. Majumdar is an enterprising leader with 29 years of experience in industries like Finance, Telecom, Manufacturing & IT. He has been responsible for overall management of multiple centers, including Operations Setup, Organization Design, Vision, Strategy, Change Management, Post Merger Integration, and Governance. Mr. Majumdar believes in building holistic enterprise which has a purpose beyond profit. He is passionate about people, inclusion, purpose, culture, values, leadership development, innovation, and creativity.
Mr. Majumdar was associated with Principal Global Services for close to 15 years, 6 of which were as the Managing Director (on the Board). Prior to that he was associated with IBM, KPIT Cummins Infosystems, Satyam Computers, and NIIT. He has been instrumental in setting up organization to turning around south-bound operations. He has been credited for brand building while he has also passionately driven CSR programs in partnership with government authorities.
Mr. Majumdar has well rounded experience in functional domains like Finance, HR, Admin, Process Excellence, and IT. He has been involved in advisory capacity with start-ups, and has also been on advisory council for GOYN (Global Opportunity Youth Network, under supervision of Aspen Institute) for their Pune chapter. He has been on the GIC council, Pune chapter. He is a regular speaker in various industry forums and loves to coach leaders and executives while he also enjoys connecting with students and startups.
Mr. Majumdar’s numerous accomplishments range from maturing his organization (Principal Global Services) faster than the peer group to evolving his organization into a global innovation hub, from quantifying the value addition from a GIC to setting up several COEs, from being recognized by NASSCOM and other industry bodies for innovation, operations excellence, and CSR to evolving his organization into a global hub in a hub-and-spoke model. However, he is probably most proud of the culture he developed in his organization and the impact his organization had on the society (beyond profit).
A graduate of the University of Calcutta, Mr. Majumdar is passionate about mathematics, sketching, painting, reading, teaching, coaching, people development, and graphology.
Founder & CEO
Nimish leads Finlabs India and is responsible for providing strategic, management & operational leadership to the organization. Apart from his other responsibilities, he is very closely involved in developing the product development, marketing, finance & business development initiatives for the company. With over 12 years of experience in the Financial Services industry including Insurance, Asset Management, Distribution & Investment Advisory, Nimish has worked across diverse functions such as Sales, Business Analysis, Products, and Marketing. Prior to Finlabs India, his previous stints were with Kotak Mahindra Life and Principal Financial Group wherein he successfully led the implementation of various new business and fintech initiatives.
He is a Chemical Engineer and has a Masters in business administration specializing in Finance.
Founder & Director
Sudipto is responsible for providing the overall strategic & management leadership to the Company and is responsible for shaping the company’s vision especially with respect to business strategy, finance, investor relations, business development & new initiatives
Sudipto has an extensive experience of Indian financial markets with a career spanning over 25 years and having worked in diverse industries such as Financial Planning & Distribution, Asset Management, Life Insurance, Insurance Broking, Equity etc. He has worked across various functions like Product Development, Sales and Marketing, Treasury, Financial Accounting, Operations etc. but more notably has been leading businesses with complete P&L responsibility for over last 10 years. Prior to joining Finlabs, he was the MD at Principal Retirement Advisors Pvt. Ltd. and his previous stints included leadership positions in Principal Pnb Asset management, Principal Insurance Broking, Kotak Life etc.
He is a Chartered Accountant affiliated to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a qualified Cost Accountant.