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 $160 Trillion 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 the founder of Asia's leading Consulting firm (PIVOT) in Securities Services space, advising institutions managing over $550 Billion of Assets. He is also Director of PIVOT Consultants (Cyprus) Ltd. Besides he is an independent Director of a leading Asset Management Company in India.
Viraj, is the CEO of TSSAG, UK, the largest Association of Consulting firms worldwide in $160 Trillion Securities Services space. He is featured as an expert on the NSE Knowledge Hub. He is also Ex-CO(Executive Committee)member of InvestTech and Capital Markets Group of South Asia Chapter of Global impact Fintech(GIFT) Forum.
In July 2021, Asian Development Bank, Manila invited Viraj to mentor Entrepreneurs across India, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. He is amongst the four Indians invited for this assignment. .
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).
In October 2020, he started a whatsapp group,” SafeandSecure40s”, to freely spread Capital markets literacy. With over 100+ members, primarily from Seawoods Estates(NRI Complex), topline experts from Industry share views on this very interactive group. Mr Amar Varma provides insightful views that benefit the group.