Rohit is the Founder and CEO at Nactus. He has experience of nearly 16 years in Investment Banking. Rohit had last served in Citibank India as a Director in Global Markets. Prior to Citibank, Rohit has also served in various capacities in much esteemed institutions including JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank and ICICI Bank, to name a few.
It was while searching for good tutors for his son that he realised the need for a platform which can improve the learning experience for both the educators and the students. It was not long before he decided to hang up his boots and follow on his passion to organize the unorganized learning industry in India. Rohit is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by qualification.
Pooja is an Interior Designer by qualification and has a professional experience of nearly 20 years. She is a very passionate about the field of education and is very keen to improve the experience of parents and institutions.
Pooja helps in the shaping macro strategy of Nactus about its business and future direction. She also contributes strongly to the product development initiatives and administration of the company.
Apart from the Founders, Nactus also has a strong representation from independent shareholder directors who not only help to provide a Macro Strategy advisory to the Board of Nactus as regards its business and future direction but are also well equipped with vast experiences in managing teams and structuring large deals. Their participation on the Board at Nactus will help us ensure that all stakeholders in Nactus including customers, employees and business partners have a positive experience with Nactus. These eminent shareholder directors are :
Gautam is Head of India Research for UBS and is based in Mumbai. He is the India Strategist and also leads the mid-cap product in India. Prior to UBS, Gautam worked as a portfolio manager based in Singapore where he managed investments for an Asia ex-Japan long-short equity fund. He was also a Director in Principal Finance at Deutsche Bank where he managed multi-asset positions in equity / high-yield credit. Gautam also has seven years of experience in sell-side research with JP Morgan and Citigroup covering infrastructure, power, materials, real estate and autos. He holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta and is a Chartered Account.
Sandeep is Head of Credit Trading, Asia ex Japan for Nomura based in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in trading Asian Bond Markets including High Yield, Investment Grade, Convertibles, Loans and Local Markets. He joined Nomura in 2009 and became one of the youngest Managing Director at the firm. Prior to Nomura, he worked at Deutsche Bank in Singapore as the Head of High Yield Credit Trading for Asia ex Japan.
Sandeep holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore and was placed on the coveted Director’s Merit List. He topped his college and also secured University Rank for his B. Com (Hons) Degree from Delhi University.
Bala is a Joint General Manager at ICICI Bank and is based in Mumbai and works in the Wholesale Banking Division at ICICI Bank. Prior to ICICI Bank, Bala was the Chief Operating Officer for the Corporate Banking Front Office for Barclays India where he oversaw strategy and performance reporting for Corporate Banking division. Bala has also worked at JP Morgan India for about four years in their credit trading division and at other leading Indian players in the area of debt origination and structuring. He is an MBA from IIM Lucknow and BE (Mech) from NIT Rourkela.
Bala is an active investor in start-up companies.
Apart from the board members, Nactus is also driven by the young energy of its team across product and business development roles which is strongly motivated and committed to the growth and success of Nactus. The team is constantly on endeavors to bring innovative ways to let every knowledge provider and every learner know the value and change Nactus could bring to their life. Key among them are: