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Board of Directors

Rajendra Kashyap

Rajendra Kashyap, a member of Indian Railway Accounts Service, superannuated in April 2014 as the Financial Commissioner (Railways). He was also concurrently Chairman of Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited (IRFC).

He has diverse experience in Finance, management, HR and policy formulation at various levels in Railways and Government of India spanning over thirty years, and in corporate leadership as Managing Director and Director (Finance) of IRFC for over nine years. Post retirement, he also served as a Member of High Level Railway Restructuring Committee set up by the Ministry of Railways. He is presently also Managing Director of Bharuch Dahej Railway Company Ltd.

He is an MBA in Finance from University of Strathclyde, (U.K) and also holds post graduate degree in Physics from Delhi University.



Debabrata Sarkar

Debabrata Sarkar is M.Com, FCA, CAIIB and a professional banker with more than 30 years of banking experience.

He assumed the charge of Chairman & Managing Director of Union Bank of India from April 1, 2012 to November 30, 2013. Prior to that, he was Executive Director at Allahabad Bank and also worked with Bank of Baroda in various capacities, including Zonal Manager, Head of Internal Audit Department in Mauritius and incharge of specialised Integrated Treasury operations.



B Gopalakrishnan

B Gopalakrishnan is a senior legal professional with over three decades of rich experience in legal areas encompassing Banking, Corporate, Capital Market & Business Laws.

He was President & Head of Law Department for 14 years with Axis Bank. He was the advisor legal and operations and HR of Arcil and is presently a corporate lawyer and guest lecturer in many law schools. Gopalakrishnan has completed his LLM from Kakatiya University and LLB from Kerala University and has done B.A in English Literature from Kerala University.



Navita Yadav

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Navita Yadav is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Vistra ITCL (India) Ltd. She is also the Global Head of Capital Markets for Vistra Group.

Over the last two decades, she has consistently driven revenue growth and profitability of Capital Markets and Financial services businesses in Asia. Under her leadership, Assets under Administration grew from USD 40 billion to over USD 125 billion while preserving a dominant market share in all Capital market business segments. Navita also carries valuable hands-on experience in M&A and integration across businesses in Asia and Europe.

Navita joined Infrastructure Lender, IL&FS Group in 2011 to head the Corporate Trust/ Structured Finance business (ITCL) in Debt Capital Markets. She led the Company to develop the largest independent Corporate Trust platform for Issuers in Debt Capital Markets and for servicing their long term borrowing programs. In early 2016, she led the significant acquisition of ITCL, marking the first FDI in Corporate Trustee space in India. Earlier, she was with one of the largest private lenders in Asia, Axis Bank for a decade, where she held various key positions across Commercial Banking and Global Private Banking. Prior to that, Navita was with KPMG where she handled several key clients in financial services.

She has completed her education at the University of Delhi, specialising in financial management and is an alumnus of IIM Kolkata with specialisation in International Business.



Martin Crawford

After taking up the position as CEO of Offshore Incorporations Limited (OIL) in 2009, Martin led the successful sale of the business in 2011 to the PE owners of Vistra. Following the merger, and adoption of Vistra as the combined brand, Martin was the Group CEO until June 2018. In that time, Vistra expanded from five to 46 jurisdictions, with a commensurate increase in revenues and employees. In June 2018 Martin transitioned to the role of Non-Executive Director on the company’s Board.

Prior to Vistra, Martin spent over 15 years leading medium and large companies across the Asia-Pacific region in offshore financial services, foreign exchange and asset management, with a particular emphasis on PE-owned portfolio companies. Martin spent his early career in Australia in a number of sales and marketing roles before moving to Europe to further his academic studies. He worked with strategy consulting firm Bain & Company in London before relocating back to Australia where he spent seven years managing the institutional funds management division at MLC, one of the largest fund managers in Australasia. Prior to his move to Asia, he was Regional Managing Director (Asia-Pacific) for Travelex PLC, the world's largest non-bank foreign exchange specialist.

Martin holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of South Australia, and a MBA from IMD in Switzerland.



Onno Bouwmesiter

Mr. Onno Bouwmeister was appointed as Group Managing Director for Vistra Alternative Investments and also a member of the Executive Committee in 2016, having been Orangefield Luxembourg’s Managing Director for three years. He had joined Orangefield in 2008 as Principal Relationship Manager and then progressed to become its Commercial Manager after four years. He was ultimately appointed as Managing Director of Orangefield in 2013.

After graduation, Mr. Onno Bouwmeister joined the international Dutch law firm, Kneppelhout and Korthals, where he specialised in corporate law. Prior to this he begin his career in finance with Rabobank International in 2003 where he worked for over three years on their securities desk.

Mr. Onno Bouwmeister holds an LLM in Corporate Law from the University of Utrecht. He is a Dutch Bar Association qualified Lawyer. He is a Dutch native speaker and is fluent in English.



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