Director and CEO
Along with Samir’s educational background, it has been his keen interest in the world of finance that has largely charted the course of his career. A Computer Science Graduate, he followed it up with an MBA in International Finance and is currently pursuing his PhD in Financial Markets.
In his 20 years of high-quality experience he has held senior positions in renowned companies like Wipro Technologies, Financial Technologies, ICICI Group, Religare Group, etc.He was also Director of Sales with SunGard (the world’s largest Financial Software Fortune 500 Company) and a Country Head for India and Sri-Lanka for a leading Israeli Software Products company.
Samir’s role in developing the financial infrastructure building in India has been critical. He has made a significant contribution to the world of finance when exchanges were being evolved, depository was getting created, derivatives were launched, private asset management companies were being formed and brokerages were getting institutionalized.
He loves sharing his knowledge and has never missed an opportunity to exchange ideas, whether as a speaker at conferences, through talk sessions or interviews, or as visiting faculty at a leading B-school. He has co-authored a book on Technology for Financial Markets which is extensively used for developing exchange trading applications. This book is also included in the curriculum of several universities worldwide, including the University of Chicago.
Outside of work, Samir likes spending time with his daughter and wife, a super-specialist pediatric surgeon in Mumbai. He likes reading, watching movies and travelling to new destinations.