Founder & CEO
Viraj’s rich work experience spanned across 3 of the top 5 Global Custodians for over 12 years as Country Head of Securities Services with Citi Bank(India and Switzerland), JP Morgan Chase and BNP Paribas. He was also on the ASPAC Management Board of BNP Paribas Securities Services. He has over 29 years of in-depth and diverse exposure to emerging and advanced capital markets including as operations head at Morgan Stanley Securities Services, India. Viraj is the first ever Indian and only Indian to be recognized for leadership in India, by Global Custodian in 2013, through APAC industry nomination. This recognition reflects his contributions to development in Securities Services Industry. In May 2019, Viraj Kulkarni recognized by Global Custodian, to amongst the Global 30 Securities Services Experts; he was also invited to be on global panel of 30 judges to select the 30 leaders of tomorrow.
Viraj has been on Industry committees in India and Switzerland. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of "NSE Lecture Series on Securities Law and Practices"; Committee Member of the Private Equity, Venture Capital and Capital Markets of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry since July 2015.. He has been featured/ participated in Global/Local Capital Markets events, Electronic Media and writes on Ease of doing business. He is a Fellow member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Director- Capital Market Infrastructure
Piyoosh Gupta leads the Capital Market Infrastructure Development and Regulatory vertical at PIVOT. Piyoosh’s experience spans 36 years of senior management positions across Regulatory, Banking and Corporate sector. Piyoosh worked for over 25 years with Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI), as Head of Investment Management Department; Regional Director - Western Regional Office; Enquiry and Adjudication Officer; Head of Northern Regional Office besides being Divisional head of the erstwhile FII and Custodians Division(now FPI).
Was actively engaged in policy and formulation of Regulations for FPIs/ Custodians, policy formulation/ registration of fast growing Mutual Funds segment/ AIFs/ VCFs/ PMS/ Investment Advisors, formulation of policy in secondary markets, assisted in formulation of policy for dual fungibility of ADR/GDRs, development of Inspection manuals for Stock Exchanges/ Custodians/ Portfolio Managers. He has extensive experience of adjudicating securities market related violations. Piyoosh advises on regulatory aspects, developing capital market framework, ease of doing business, developing Investment Management segment, developing inbound and outbound.
He represented SEBI in various national and international foras, such as as IOSCO, Securities and Futures Commission-Hong Kong, Securities Commission-Malaysia etc. He has been a member of Working Group on Exchange Traded Funds, member of World Bank Study Groups on non-Debt flows and short term Debts as well as working groups set up by the Government of India. He graduated with Honours in Science and has a MBA (Finance) degree.