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).