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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 Managing Director, Structured Finance, Asia for Vistra Group. Recently, she led the successful M&A of ITCL with Vistra Group.

Navita has been active in the Financial Services space in India during the last two decades. Her specialities include Corporate Trusteeship and Transaction Structuring Advisory to Infrastructure and Financial services, Development of Financial products and Alternate asset classes for Indian markets and Banking. She serves on several Government and Industry committees for development of financial products for Indian Markets.

Previously, Navita was with Axis Bank where she held several key positions across Consumer Banking, Global Private Banking and Family Office spanning Business building, Product Development, Marketing, Financial Advisory, Branch Banking and Alternate channels. She started her career with KPMG, India, in the Management Assurance division where she handled several key clients for the firm, including Banks and Large Corporates.

She has completed her education from University of Delhi with specialisation in Financial Management and is an alumnus of IIM Kolkata with specialization in International Business.


E: Navita.Yadav@vistra.com


Martin Crawford

Martin Crawford has over 15 years' experience in leading medium and large companies in the financial services sector across the Asia-Pacific region.

With his strong background, he was appointed as CEO of OIL in 2009, where he led the successful merger of OIL with Vistra, and is presently the Group CEO of Vistra since the merger in 2011. Martin launched his career in London with strategy consulting firm Bain & Company before relocating to Australia, where he spent seven years managing the institutional funds management division at MLC, one of the largest fund managers in Australia. He then became the Regional Managing Director (Asia-Pacific) for Travelex PLC, the world's largest non-bank foreign exchange specialist. Prior to joining Vistra, Martin was appointed as CEO of Malaysian business development agency, the Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC).

Martin holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of South Australia, and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.



Arjan Schaapman

Arjan Schaapman has a wealth of knowledge in international taxation, article publications and public speaking engagements on various international taxation topics. Arjan joined Vistra since 2008 when the firm acquired ACSA, a Cypriot corporate service provider founded in 2005 by Arjan. Since then, he has successfully integrated and further developed the Cyprus office, and has been responsible for the integration of several other newly acquired businesses into the Vistra Group. He then served as Chief Operating Officer of the Group for 2 years until January 2015, for which he has led several projects to share and develop best practices across the Group. As per January 2015 he was appointed as the Group Managing Director of the Trust & Corporate division, which includes Vistra’s Corporate and Private Client business as well as its International Expansion Services.

Prior joining to Vistra, Arjan has worked in Loyens & Loeff, a leading worldwide legal and tax firm for more than 12 years in the Netherlands and Curacao as international tax lawyer.

Arjan holds a bachelor degree in Business Economics and was graduated in tax law at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.



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