Prime Team Board of Directors
Mr. Pradip Dubhashi
Chairman & Independent Director
Mr. Pradip Dubhashi has expertise in management consultancy and Finance related fields. Mr. Dubhashi holds a BE in Electrical Engineering and a post graduation in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He held senior executive positions in SICOM, Mahindra Group and Venky Group. He has in depth knowledge of various industries such as, Engineering, Cement, Chemicals and Specialities, Software and Biotechnology. He has consulted for both Indian as well as foreign companies. He was also nominated on the Boards of Directors of various companies including as a nominee Director of financial institutions. He has attended several courses conducted by IIMA, IEEE, NCST, ASCI and others in advanced topics in Finance, Management and Technology areas.
Mr. N. Jayakumar
Mr. Jayakumar joined Prime Securities in 1992 . He holds a B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi (1978-83) and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (1983-85). Prior to joining Prime, he was head of the Corporate Finance and Merchant Banking Group at Citibank, having previously spent several years in Money Markets and Securities Trading.
He is a recognized Speaker on various Business TV channels and fora for Equity Research, Wealth Management, Private Equity, the Indian Economy and Stock Markets.
Among his other passions are compiling cryptic crossword puzzles, mentoring young adults, ten-pin bowling(represented India in the World Championships in Malaysia in 2003) and Hindi film music.
Ms. Smita Affinwalla
Ms. Smita Affinwalla is a Founder and Managing Director of Illuminos Consulting Private Limited, a consulting firm focused on the areas of Leadership Evaluation and Development, Talent Management, Succession and Strategic HR. Illuminos is also the business associate of Cerebyte Inc. in India and the Middle East.
Her career of over 30 years has been divided between the Financial Services Industry and HR. During her Financial Services career she has set up and grown businesses both in the Retail as well as Wholesale sectors. She has also been a consultant in this space, helping her clients to structure and raise capital, through both debt and equity instruments.
She is a seasoned HR professional and has helped leading organisations build their human capital both as a Consultant and leading the HR function in major organisations. Prior to founding Illuminos, she was Head of Consulting for Development Dimensions International (DDI) India., the Group Director HR for Motilal Oswal Financial Services Group.
She serves on the Board of HDB Financial Services Limited and had, earlier, served on the Board of SICOM Limited.
She is a graduate of the University of Bombay with a BA in Economics and the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai from where she received an MBA in Finance
Ms. Namrata Kaul
Namrata Kaul has over 30 years of experience in banking and finance, spanning across corporate and investment banking, global markets and treasury functions. She has served as the Managing Director, Corporate and Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank AG, responsible for business management and client coverage. Prior to that she was Head of Asia Business for Deutsche Bank based out of London, engaged in a multi country interface. She has been involved in developing the strategy roadmap for Deutsche Bank India as part of the India Board and was instrumental in defining and executing the Asia Focus strategy for the EMEA business. She had earlier worked with ANZ Grindlays Bank in various leadership roles across Treasury, Corporate Banking, Debt Capital Market and Corporate Finance.
Namrata is a Member of the Supervisory Board of CARE International, Switzerland and serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Vivriti Capital and Bhopal Smart City Corporation.
Namrata is a postgraduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and has completed a Chevening scholarship on Leadership from London School of Economics.
Ms. Alpana Parida
Alpana Parida serves as the President of DY Works, India’s oldest and largest branding firm headquartered in Mumbai with offices in Delhi and Singapore. Previously, She served as Head of Marketing at Tanishq, a prominent jewellery brand of India. Alpana has more than two decades of extensive experience in retail and marketing communications in the US and in India. She conducts branding workshops for large corporates. She has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Cosmo Films Limited since February 14, 2014. Alpana graduated from IIM-Ahmedabad in 1985 and has a degree in Economics from St.Stephens College, Delhi University.
Mr. S. R. Sharma
Managing Director, Restructuring Business
Mr. Sharma graduated from IIT Delhi as a Chemical Engineer(1976-1981) and received his post graduate diploma in management, PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad (1983-85).
He has a wide and varied experience across multiple sectors including Industrial and Speciality Chemicals, FMCG and Financial Services. He was based in Japan for 9 years where he worked for Shinsei Bank, a leading Japanese bank which has set new benchmarks for consumer banking. He has specialized in the transformation of business processes, both customer facing and post transaction operations by leveraging the use of IT.
Among his other interests include theatre, specifically, the production of plays and musicals, active engagement in the reversal of diabetes(through an ambassadorial role in a Freedom From Diabetes program) and the tracking of legal cases, especially in the area of corporate law and restructuring / NCLT.