Vinod Aachi, was appointed as Global Head, FM Sales in November 2015. He joined Standard Chartered Bank in September 2008 as Head of Structuring. Aachi provides leadership and direction for Financial Markets sales team to help implement Standard Chartered Bank’s overall strategy. Aachi is also a member of Financial Markets Management Team (FMMT).
He previously headed Structured Trade Finance & Financing Solutions business in Corporate Finance for two years and was head of Regional Markets for two years before that.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Aachi spent 11 years at Deutsche Bank. He joined the Global Relative Value Group in 1997, and led the Asia division from 2002. Previous to Deutsche Bank, Aachi was a NDF swaps trader at JPMorgan in Singapore, a fixed income research analyst with ICICI Securities in Mumbai and a systems executive for TATA-IBM in Mumbai.
Aachi has an Engineering degree from IIT, Madras (1991) and a Management degree from IIM, Calcutta (1993).
Aachi is married with two children and is based in Singapore.
Dr. Mahua Menon, a doctorate (PhD) from The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) India, is a gold medallist from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, with over 20 years of experience in academia, of which over 16 years have been as an associate professor at the University level in India.
Mahua has done extensive research in the field of Inorganic Chemistry – on Synthesis, Structure and Reactions of Heavier Transitional Metal Complexes. She has authored more than 14 academic publications in leading international journals, and has also been a member of the prestigious panel of University examiners. In her early career, as part of the initial set up team, she has built a tutorial outfit and grown it to more than 350 active students. Presently she runs Nucleus Education Support Services Pte Ltd (NESS), Singapore – an education support company in Singapore that helps entities in the areas of organization, advancement, research and implementation of education in all formats.
Mahua, an avid culinary creator and enthusiast, has also been actively involved in charitable work especially in the area of education for slum children.
Bikram Choudhury is a Managing Director with a global financial institution based in Singapore. He has worked in financial markets across London, Hongkong and Singapore. Bikram has active in the Impact Investing space in Asia.