Abizer Diwanji is the National Leader of EY’s Financial Services practice in India. He has extensive experience of over 15 years and his focus industries include banking and the financial services.
Abizer is a part of the Transaction Advisory Services at EY in India, specializing in Financial Services. He has managed and led a number of high profile and complex transactions during the course of his professional career. Abizer has a deep understanding and practical experience of dealing with issues that arise in Indian transactions.
During his career, Abizer has been involved in approximately 100 private equity transactions on the transactions support side in Financial Services, IT, BPO, Pharma and Oil and Gas. He has extensive experience in assisting buyers and sellers of businesses in evaluating the risks and opportunities of their intended transactions.
Prior to EY, Abizer was heading a real estate redevelopment project. He has been with KPMG India for 15 years and ended his journey with the firm as Head of Financial Services.
Abizer is a Chartered Accountant, and a Commerce Graduate from the University of Mumbai.
Managing Director of NABARD
Mr.Amalorpavanathan, currently Deputy Managing Director of NABARD, is a graduate in Agricultural Engineering and a Post Graduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He also holds Masters in Development Management from Asian Institute of Management, Philippines. He is a Fellow in Engineering and Chartered Engineer from Institution of Engineers (India) apart from securing distinction in Certified Associate in Banking (CAIIB).Trained in Treasury and Fund Management, Risk Management and Asset Liability Management.
Mr. Amal has been with NABARD for more than 31 years. He has worked in major States of the country like Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. He has had varied experience in the areas of Project Finance, Banking, Institutional Development, Training and Financial Management. He was a Member of Asia-Pacific Policy forum. He was a Professional Consulting in Treasury and Fund Management. He developed the methodology for measuring operative efficiency of banks, product efficiency measurements and developed outreach models.
Under his guidance, NABARD could obtain approval for six climate change adaptation projects from Adaptation Fund Board (AFB), secured as National Implementing Entity (NIE) of Green Climate Fund (GCF). He is instrumental in designing the Implementation guideline under the recently established domestic funding mechanism viz. National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).
General Manager, Union Bank of India
Mr. Panigrahi has been long associated with Union Bank of India (UBI) and is currently in charge if the Financial Inclusion Department of the Bank. He has been actively involved with Pradhan Mantri Jan-DhanYojana (PMJDY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha BimaYojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti BimaYojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) and its effective implementation across India’s geographic and socioeconomic landscape. Mr. Panigrahi has a diversified expertise and has also arranged mass awareness camps and activities pertaining to Financial Literacy. Mr. Panigrahi has played a pivotal role in winning the ‘Skoch order of merit- India’s Best Financial Inclusion Project-2016’ award for UBI as well as the ‘Certificate of Recognition for project IMPS” by Elets Financial Inclusion & Payment Systems-2015’ and ‘The Economic Times- Flag Bearer’s of Financial Inclusion-2015 & Certificate of Appreciation’.
Deputy CEO and Compliance Officer, MFIN
Ratna Vishwanathan has served MFIN for the past one year as the designated Deputy CEO and Compliance Officer on behalf of the RBI after MFIN was assigned to be a SRO. She brings to MFIN a combination of government and development sector experience. Belonging to the 1987 batch of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Ms. Vishwanathan comes with extensive experience across a range of departments of the Government of India including Defense and Prasar Bharti. In the development sector she has served at very senior levels in well-known international NGOs such as Oxfam and VSO. She steered these entities through critical change management processes as they transitioned from international liaison offices to ‘full fledged Indian entities’.