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Key Personnel


Mr. Anthony Heredia

Chief Executive Officer

Qualification :
B.Com, C.A.

Mr. Anthony Heredia has more than 23 years of experience predominantly in the investment management industry.  Prior to joining the AMC, Mr. Heredia was the Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, responsible for the Investment Management business in India .  He was also associated with HSBC Asset Management India as Senior Vice President and prior to that with Birla Sun Life Asset Management as Associate Vice President-Business Development.


Mr. Kiran Deshpande

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Qualification :
B.Com, Master in Invement Managment,  CMA, ACS, CFP, Fellow of Insurance Institute of India

Mr. Deshpande joined Baroda Asset Management India Ltd (formerly known as Baroda Pioneer Asset Management co Ltd) in May 2014. Here he  is responsible for overall Operations, IT, Finance, Planning & controlling functions

Prior to joining the AMC, he worked with Deutsche Asset Management (India) Pvt Ltd for about 6.5 years. He was designated as Director & COO with the role of Business management, oversight of all Operations, coordination on shared services, implementation of local and global policies. The responsibilities also included planning and execution of strategies by working closely with Business Head & APAC Regional Business Managers.  Prior to that, his immediate association was with Birla Sun Life Distribution (now Aditya Birla Money) for over 7 years and was last designated as Vice President & Company Secretary.

His total work experience is 30 years. During the course of his employment with different organisations, he worked in various roles & functions that included Finance & Accounts, Sales & Marketing, Client Services, Distribution Operations, Channel Management,  Product Development, Corporate Agency Life Insurance, Compliance, Corporate Secretarial and Business Planning & Strategy.


Mr. Sanjay Chawla

Chief Investment Officer

Qualification :
MMS from BITS, Pilani

Mr. Chawla has over 30 years of experience in fund management, equity research and Management Consultancy. Prior to joining the AMC, he has worked with Birla SunLife AMC as Sr. Fund Manager-Equity, managing various schemes with different strategies. Mr. Chawla has also worked as Head of Research with SBI Capital Markets and in various capacities in the equity research space in Motilal Oswal Securities, IDBI Capital Markets, SMIFS Securities, IIT Invest Trust & Lloyds Securities.  He is the fund manager along with Mr. Dipak Acharya for few equity schemes of the Mutual Fund.


Mr. Mahmood Basha

Head - Sales & Marketing

Qualification :
MBA (Finance) Osmania University, CFP

Mr. Mahmood Basha brings with him 22 years of total experience. In his previous assignment, he was National Sales Head for Pine Bridge Investment Asset Management Company (India) Private Ltd. He has also worked for companies like Franklin Templeton Investments and Karvy Consultants.


Mr. Alok Sahoo

Head, Fixed Income

Qualification :
BE, MBA (Finance, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar), CFA, FRM
Mr. Alok Sahoo has been working in the investment area in the asset management industry for over 18 years. Prior to joining the AMC, he was fixed income fund manager at UTI Mutual Fund and at HSBC Mutual Fund. He was also the Fund Manager for Employee Provident Fund at HSBC Asset Management. He has experience in the credit research of companies as well.

Mr. Dipak Acharya

Fund Manager Equity

Qualification :
MCom. AICWA, CAIIB
Mr. Dipak Acharya has been working in the investment area in the asset management industry for over 13 years. He is the Fund Manager for the equity schemes of the Mutual Fund and has been with the organization since September 2008. He was also the Fund Manager at BoB Mutual Fund from August 2003. Prior to this, Mr. Acharya was with Bank of Baroda, where he worked in the Treasury Dept. and Credit Dept for 10 years.

Ms. Hetal P. Shah

Fund Manager (Debt)

Qualification :
B.Com, MBA, and JAIIB
Ms. Hetal P. Shah has  over 20 years of experience in treasury and fund management. Before joining Baroda Asset Management India Ltd in December 2006, she was working in the Treasury Department of Bank of India from May 1999.

Mr. Karn Kumar

Fund Manager & Senior Credit Analyst

Qualification : CA, B.Com (Hons)
Mr. Karn Kumar has more than 13 years of experience in Fixed Income, credit research and corporate finance. Prior to joining the AMC, he worked with CRISIL Ltd. and ICICI Bank in areas of credit research  and structured finance. He has also worked with Sterlite Industries Limited in the Corporate Finance team.

Ms. Farhana Mansoor

Head - Compliance and Company Secretary

Qualification:
CS, LLB, B.Com
Ms. Farhana Mansoor has more than 19 years of experience. Prior to joining Baroda Asset Management India Limited, she was the Head - Compliance & Company Secretary at Daiwa Asset Management (I) Pvt. Ltd. where she was responsible for the compliance, legal and corporate secretarial functions of the company. She has also worked for companies like JM Financial Asset Management Company Ltd., Alliance Capital Asset Management (I) Pvt. Ltd., FDC Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. in the compliance, corporate secretarial and legal functions.

Mr. Amitabh Ambastha

Head - Transfer Agency Services (Investor Relations Officer)

Qualification : B.Sc (Hons), PGDM, CAIIB, EEPSM (IIM Kozhikode)
Mr. Amitabh Ambastha has nearly 20+  years of experience in Asset Management Industry primarily in Investor Service, Operations & Risk (AML, KYC). He is a management graduate, holds Strategy Management Diploma from IIM Kozhikode (EEPSM) and is a Green Belt certificate holder. He also holds KYC & AML certification from Indian Institute of Banking & Finance and Licentiate Certificate from Insurance Institute of India. Prior to joining Baroda Asset Management India Limited., he was associated with TATA Asset Management Co. Ltd and UTI Technology Services Ltd.


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