Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Dr. Marti G Subrahmanyam
Dr. Marti G Subrahmanyam is Charles E Merrill Professor of Economics and Finance at the Leonard N Stern School of Business, New York University. His detailed CV is available on http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~msubrahm/. Dr. Marti G Subrahmanyam is currently on the boards of LIC Nomura Mutual Fund AMC, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and a few other renowned companies as Independent Director. He is highly respected for his knowledge about Global Business with specific focus on finance and technology.
R N Iyer, co-founder of Vayana Network, is a serial entrepreneur. He was the co-founder and CEO of CashTech Solutions a leading Cash Management vendor in Asia which was acquired by Nasdaq listed Fundtech. Iyer has previously worked with Accenture. He is a management graduate from IIM, Ahmedabad and an Engineer from Mumbai University. Iyer believes in building teams which can build high quality businesses.
Suresh Kumar Somani
Suresh Kumar Somani, a nominee of Ratnabali Capital Markets Ltd, is one of the co-promoters and Joint Managing Director of Ratnabali Capital Markets Ltd (RCML) – a BSE listed Financial Services Company with its Head Office in Kolkata. Under his guidance RCML has grown multifold since its IPO in 1995. He has a keen interest in investing and supporting innovative companies in the financial services sector. He also has substantial interest in land banking through other group Companies. He brings to the Board of Clayfin a strong entrepreneurial mindset to ensure that the business is nimble in addressing current and emerging market opportunities. He is a Commerce Graduate from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. Suresh Kumar Somani is a nominee director from Ratnabali Capital Markets Limited.
Suryakant Dalmia is a promoter director of financial services companies promoted under the Dalmia banner. The business group is house broker for several of the country's top business houses, institutional brokers, Merchant Bankers, Insurance Brokers and provides a variety of financial services. From a modest beginning, most of these businesses have grown to significant scale and net worth with the company ranked among the top 100 BFSI companies by D&B due to his entrepreneurial capability and the business acumen. He is a strong believer in fiscal responsibility to investors and has built his group around the motto "We care, it's your money". The group has emphasized good corporate governance and has a strong reputation in the financial services market. Suryakant Dalmia brings to the Board of Directors a strong appreciation of potential value creation opportunity in the markets being addressed by Vayana. Suryakant Dalmia is a nominee director from Dalmia Investmart Pvt. Ltd.
Soumyo Dutta is the Treasurer of Reliance Industries Limited, and is responsible for management of currency and interest rate risk of the corporate balance sheet. As a part of the Corporate Treasury mandate he is also responsible for delivering the target returns on the investment portfolio, management of working capital and raising short term resources from the banking system to fund the working capital requirements of various businesses. Under his leadership, the Treasury team of Reliance Industries has won the Best Hedging Strategy award, conferred by The Corporate Treasurer and The Asian Champions Award and the Best Treasury Team Award for any Asian Conglomerate, conferred by The Asset Triple A in 2015. In his earlier role, he was a Managing Director in Citibank's Global Financial Markets business. His responsibilities included managing the FX & Interest Rates Trading business and Balance Sheet Liquidity and Asset-Liability Management for Citigroup South Asia. Over the years, Soumyo has been an active member of several working groups and market reforms committees constituted by RBI and SEBI. He had been a member of the Gandhi Committee and the Working Group on Enhancing Liquidity in the Government Securities and Interest Rate Derivatives Markets constituted by RBI in 2012 and The Committee on Rationalization of Investment Routes and Monitoring of Foreign Portfolio Investments constituted by SEBI in 2016. Soumyo has earned his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and is a silver medallist from Indian Institute of Management.
Kannan provides strategic direction, builds executive level relationship with Clients and mentors the CEO and senior management teams of Clayfin. Kannan is an investor and was the first CEO of Clayfin from its formation in 2009. He has been in senior business and operational roles with Fortune 500 companies. He was the founding CEO of GE Capital, India's Consumer and Auto Finance Joint Ventures and later moved into other senior global sales and marketing positions with GE Capital USA. After his stint at GE, he took on entrepreneurial roles with early stage and mid-market businesses as President of Scandent Solutions, North America and President and CEO of Aegis Communications Group Inc. He has also contributed to many companies including Bank of America, American Express and Pond’s in management roles. He is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys building businesses with a clear edge in the markets they choose to serve. He has a B. Tech from IIT, Chennai and MBA from IIM, Calcutta. When he is not consumed by his business interests, Kannan likes working out, reading and enjoying his time with his family. He lives in Massachusetts, United States.
With about 30 years of IT experience in banking industry, Munish Mittal has spent a little over two decades implementing various enterprise technology enabled solutions and building up banks' Information Technology practice. Derived from the top management vision, he is also responsible for defining the bank’s long term technology strategy & architecture to build a scale bank. In the capacity of Group Head - IT & CIO of HDFC Bank, he is responsible for managing the bank’s IT Strategy. His key deliverables include creating business value using Information & communication technology, provide best in class IT enabled digital solutions to bank’s customers, ensure no business is missed where IT is involved and nurture a talented IT team. He also directs the IT operations of HDFC Securities Ltd. and manages its long term IT strategy. He also provides Technology Strategy & Consulting to NBFC, HDB Financial Service Limited. He has represented HDFC Bank as a jury member in innovation award juries constituted by Economic Times, Tata Group and SAP India and he supports the IDRBT initiative of Indian Banking CIO Forum as the honorary secretary of IBCF’s managing committee. He has been conferred the CIO of the year recognition by Oracle & Best CIO by CSI (Computer Society of India) for 2016. He represents banks' interests on the board of two IT companies. He is a science graduate with Masters in Business Administration.