He is an accomplished Business Leader with over 25 years of experience in Business Development and Transformation, Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Leadership in the international and culturally diverse Banking environment.
He is a Management Graduate from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore with a prior Engineering Degree in Operations.
Amit has hands-on experience in implementing best practice management structures across international markets including India, Singapore and Middle East. He has proven track record of establishing financial services business from scratch.
He has been instrumental in enabling organizations to move towards higher profitability in a highly regulated and competitive market by leading transformations and fostering new businesses
He is an entrepreneur and finance professional with over 25 years of post-qualification experience in Corporates , Financial Services, Asset Management and Capital markets. He has functional experience in Strategy, Business Planning, Budget, International taxation, Regulations, M&A, Treasury, Investment management, MIS reviews and Investor Relations.
Praveen is co-founder of Growval International Limited, which owns the largest call centre and KPO in Myanmar - Yellowstone Myanmar Limited. He provides corporate finance advisory services to a multinational group and wealth management, operational support & compliance services to a UAE based family office.
A Chartered Accountant (from India) by qualification, he has worked in a senior position with Warden Baker (Wealth management), Global Group (India’s leading network engineering and infrastructure group), Reliance Capital (One of India’s largest non-banking financial services company), Benchmark Asset Management Company and Niche group of companies.
During his career, he established the office of Investor Relations at Reliance Capital and UK office of Global Holding Corporation. He was a lead member for driving key initiatives like strategic transactions across various lines of businesses at Reliance Capital and Global Group. He has vast experience in due diligences & management negotiations, setting up operations and complying with regulatory requirements. He was also director at Warden Baker. Warden Baker is a Cayman Islands based leading asset management and investment advisory firm focusing on Emerging Markets. The firm has over US$800 million of Assets under Management. He has managed investments, which include international equities and bonds, structured products and European real estate.
He also has experience in advisory & consultancy services such as industry research & analysis, preparation of project reports, corporate disclosure practices, introduction & implementation of corporate governance and other areas. He was part of the Founding team of Benchmark Mutual Fund, India’s first fund house to focus on passive and quantitative investments (subsequently acquired by Goldman Sachs). He was the project leader for the initial IPOs of Benchmark Mutual Fund. Also has experience of capital markets – managing broking operations – dealing, client management, risk management, legal compliance and finance.