PIVOT Profile


Viraj Kulkarni

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 30 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 is a Director of PIVOT Consultants (Cyprus) Ltd. He is an independent Director of a leading Asset Management Company in India.  He is the CEO of TSSAG, UK. Viraj is featured as an expert on the NSE Knowledge Hub.


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. He has Qualified Self-Assessment for Independent Director, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (MCA, GOI).

Piyoosh Gupta

Consulting 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. 

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. Piyoosh advises on regulatory aspects, developing capital market framework, ease of doing business, developing Investment Management segment, developing inbound and outbound.

Jignesh Mehta

Consulting Director - Broking Advisory

Jignesh Mehta is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost & Management Accountant having over 18 years of experience in Financial Services space. He served in management positions at NSE, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, SG Securities(Singapore) & Societe Generale Securities India. He has Operations exposure across various segments in Listed and OTC products like Cash Equity, Derivatives, Fixed Income & Swaps along the life cycle of these products for all Post Trade activities, Business Development, Client Services, Risk and Control Management, Project Management, Treasury and Trade accounting management for Institutional clients, both Foreign & Domestic. In his previous role he headed Operations(Trade and Treasury) & Client services in Societe Generale Securities India. 

Meet The Team

Vipul Mohite

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Vipul is a Senior Manager at Pivot. He is MBA in Finance from Mumbai University. Has over 7 years of cross functional work experience in Accounts, Compliance, Financial Services and System development, into domains like depository operations, capital markets and mutual funds transfer agency operations.


He worked with NSDL, Uni Abex alloy Products Ltd and State Street Syntel Services Pvt Ltd. He is well versed in securities like Debt instruments, Government securities and collective investment vehicles as Mutual Funds and AIFs. Vipul is based at the Mumbai office. 

Sheenam Bhardwaj

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Sheenam is Capital Market Business Manager at Pivot. She holds a Post Graduation in Banking and Finance from BSE Institute Limited. She has exposure to Capital Market & Banking. Sheenam is based at the Mumbai office.

Satya Prakash Bhagwani

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Satya is a Capital Market Business Analyst. His exposures include Capital Market and Banking. He holds a Master Degree in Banking & Finance from BSE Institute Ltd.

Sadhana Dalvi

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Sadhana is an Office Manager & Analyst at PIVOT.

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