Management Team

B. Karthikeyan

Managing Director

With around 2 decades of experience in the areas of Product Development, Business Development, Customer communications, Marketing and Client acquisition.

Has worked at various capacities with organisations of repute such as ICICI Bank, ICICI Brokerage Services, Web18 securities, Shriram Insight and Axis Securities and Sales Limited and SBICAP Securities Ltd (SSL).

He is an alumnus of IIM Lucknow and IIT Madras.

K. Mohan Bhaktha

Executive Director

Mohan Bhaktha is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers and an MBA in Banking & Finance. Mr. Bhaktha has previously worked at Mizuho Bank, as well as had a long stint at State Bank of India. Mr. Bhaktha joined Weizmann Forex as Chief Operating Officer in December 2012 and was elevated to Executive Director in January 2014. He is in charge of Risk Management, Business Analytics, Business Process Re-engineering, New Business Initiatives, Internal Control, HR and IT.

Shantharam Shetty

Executive Director

Shantaram Shetty is a Bachelor of Science, in Botany and Zoology. Before teaming up with Weizmann, Shantharam had a 34 year successful stint in Vijaya Bank, from which he retired as Deputy General Manager. Shantharam joined Weizmann as Assistant Vice-President in 2005 and has risen to the position of Executive Director. He is a keen sportsman and has participated and led various sports as captain including cricket, kabaddi and badminton.

Vispi Patel

Executive Vice President & Business Head – Forex

Vispi Patel is a Post Graduate in Commerce and holds Diploma in Business Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS, Mumbai). He has over 24 years of rich experience in the area of Sales Management, Business Development, Client Relationship Management, Team Management and Cross Selling. Prior to joining Weizmann Group as Business Head - Forex, he was with Indusind Bank Limited. Vispi also had professional stints at ING Vysya Bank Limited and FCH Centrum Pvt. Ltd.

Rakesh J. M.

AVP – IT

Rakesh has 19 years of experience in the IT industry, involving software development, implementation, maintenance & support. He has been associated with organisations such as Knownet and Softlink Exports.

Sankalp Waingankar

CTO

Sankalp is a senior technology leader with 15 years of experience in building high-performance, quality-focused technology teams. He is experienced in leading design, development, enhancement and maintenance of mission-critical, high-availability, high-volume transactional platforms. Over the years, Sankalp has successfully delivered several web-based, b2b, b2Cc and enterprise-wide applications across technology platforms, including Microsoft, Android, iOS and Windows 8 for mobile.

Prakash Kumar Mewara

Chief Internal Auditor

Prakash Mewara has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Accounting, from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur and is a Chartered Accountant. Prakash has over 11 years experience in Internal Audit, in the Manufacturing & Service industries. He has worked the CA Firm Lodha & Co, Suhail Bahwan Automobiles (Oman), Gammon India Limited and Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd. Prakash is responsible for the timely execution of internal audits, in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters.

Anant Yadav

CFO

Anant Yadav is a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University, as well as a Chartered Accountant and a member of the ICAI. He has over 30 years of experience across verticals like Food Processing, Media & Entertainment, Hospitality, Extrusion Process and Financial services. His key focus has been in the Financial, Manufacturing and Service horizontals, in the area of Finance and Accounts. In Finance and Accounts, Anant has worked in several functional areas including Accounts, Internal Audit, Management Reporting, Budgeting, Cost Control, Taxation, Formation of Systems & Processes, Project Finance, Working Capital Management, Funding / Treasury / Cash Management, Strategy Development & Execution and Corporate Governance & Risk Management. During his tenure, he has been associated with leading corporates like Indusind Media & Communications, Garware Plastics Ltd., Asian Foods Ltd., Siticable Network Limited.

Sadashiv Shetty

Head Treasury

Sadashiv Shetty is Bachelor of Arts and CAIIB, with over 27 years of experience in a leading nationalised bank. A major part of his service was spent in Foreign Exchange department. Sadashiv was exposed to all facets of Foreign Exchange, including Forex Dealing functions. He has worked in the bank’s Dealing Room as a Forex Dealer for three years and had exposure to Exchange Risk Management. He has been with Weizmann Forex since 2001 and is in charge of the Exchange Risk Management, Fund Management, Bank Relationship and Bank Credit functions.