Experience : 8 Years
Office : VIKASA Capital, Oklahoma City
Roshan is the founder of VIKASA Capital. Inspired by vision of creating a values oriented approach to investment management, VIKASA Capital was established in Oklahoma City in 2012. Roshan utilizes his experience, across asset class, to develop the state’s first FDI Route into India. Roshan is dedicated to his community. He works with many foundations including serving on the Board of Allied Arts, Hall Center for Mind, Body, Spirit. Most of all, he likes to help to build reading rooms with Russell Westbrook and the Why Not Foundation.
Experience : 15 Years
Office : VIKASA Capital, NYC
Prior to joining Vikasa, Chris worked for five years at J.P. Morgan Chase within the Corporate & Investment Bank. He served as the chairperson to the Global New Business Initiatives Committee. His team provided oversight & control responsibilities for all new products and services with ongoing engagement to regulators, ensuring compliance with industry-wide standards.
Previously, Chris worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management for eight years in Fundamental Equity Portfolio Management. His primary responsibilities were portfolio construction, product launches and new instrument implementation. Earlier, Chris led their U.S. Portfolio Administration team for five years and worked on special projects such as the expansion of the Frankfurt office and the development of the Bangalore India office. He started his career as a Private Banker at The Chase Manhattan Bank, servicing ultra high net-worth clients. Chris has a finance degree from Syracuse University.
Experience : 13 Years
Chief Investment Officer for VIKASA. Greg is also on the Board of Directors for VIKASA Capital. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Greg was at Susquehanna International Group as a derivatives trader for six years, and he is now owner of Mullen Investment Group for the past seven years. Greg is located in Oklahoma City.
Experience : 23 Years
Chief Financial Officer for VIKASA. Michael is also on the Board of Directors for VIKASA Capital. Michael is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Texas and Oklahoma, with over 23 years of experience in accounting and financial administration. He has extensive public company experience, including corporate compliance, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions evaluation, project development, corporate and project financing, auditing, and cash management. Michael serves on board of directors for numerous for profit and non-profit entities. Michael is located in Oklahoma City.
Experience : 17 Years
Office : VIKASA, Mauritius
Devendra, is the first employee of VIKASA Capital. As, Managing Director, he oversees all the functions including strategy, investments, operations and business development. He has been instrumental in the successful establishment and growth of VIKASA India fund and VIKASA Capital Mauritius, since its inception in August 2014. He believes in nurturing a culture that is result oriented, customer focus and based on teamwork. His motto is simple but powerful ‘Business is about people, Business is about relationships’. Since joining VIKASA in 2014, he has given strategic direction to its growth. He has been a key force in giving birth to current VIKASA’s shape and form. Under his dedication and hard work, VIKASA is well poised to be a leading emerging markets firm.
Prior to joining VIKASA, Devendra has had a wide ranging experience of more than a decade in managing investment. He was instrumental in growing investment portfolios from $ 25,000 to $ 450 million in a span of three years. The portfolios were geared towards investment into Indian equities and fixed income securities. The equity focus fund which he was managing before delivered more than 30% in performance for two consecutive years. He was also instrumental in establishing a private equity fund investing in Sub Saharan African continent. During his tenure, he has also established prominent relationships with leading banks, custodians, fund managers as well as financial regulators, both in Mauritius and abroad.
Devendra is a highly accomplished professional backed by an exemplary academic record. He is a university topper for his Bachelor’s degree in management and information systems from a leading London University. He was awarded university scholarship to pursue his Master’s degree in investment and finance. Until recently, he has also added a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) to his academic achievements from a leading South African university. A great motivator and leader, when not at work, he loved to read, write, keen sportsman, believes in charity and spends quality time with his family.
Experience : 2 Years
Maggie has an active role as Office Manager at VIKASA Capital. She works directly with the founder / CEO Roshan Pujari. Maggie has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, where she served as President of the College of Allied Health Student Association in 2008. Maggie also has a background in the arts. She danced professionally for four years with Oklahoma City Ballet and recently chaired the OKC Ballet Ball annual fundraiser; which raised the most amount of funds in the history of the company. Maggie is active in the arts community and has personally hosted numerous fundraisers. Maggie also owned her own yoga studio for thirteen years and continues to be an advocate for health and wellness.
Office : VIKASA, India
Manish serves on the investment committee. He’s been working with principals of family offices to provide solutions to their private investments etc.. Manish has a background in corporate finance, corporate treasury, financial markets, project finance and family office advisory. Manish was recognized as ‘Top 100 Finance Professionals of India’ for three consecutive years. In addition, he was awarded ‘Top 40 Under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals in India.’
Experience : 4 Years
Rakhee Heeraloll serves as Assistant Fund Manager and Investment Analyst at VIKASA Mauritius. As analyst, she has good data analysis skills, the ability to think strategically and work with very detailed data while keeping an eye of the bigger picture (micro/macro- economic factors) andthe skill to develop and give succinct, informational and actionable presentations.
Prior to joining VIKASA, Rakhee has worked in Luxembourg and Belgium, gathering knowledge in French accounting.She also has a background in working with GBC-1 structures, with experience infinancial closing and reporting process and preparation of statutory tax returns. Rakhee has worked in an investment holding company as well where she got a good grasp of fund accounting (CIS Expert Funds) and reporting including the administration aspects.
She holds a degree in Finance from University of Mauritius and to accentuate her business management capabilities and same time getting financial knowledge in a more in-depth and systematic way she is currently pursuing her MBA(specialism: Finance) studies with Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, UK.
Rakhee enjoys gym classes and likes outdoor adventure.
Experience : 9 Years
Mithilesh has 9 years of working experience including 7 years in the Investment Management field. He joined VIKASA Capital in February 2014 as Fund Manager. He has been instrumental in the setting up of VIKASA India EIF I Fund and in its day to day running. He was also involved in the setting up of VIKASA’s office in Mauritius.
In his last assignment, Mithilesh was Assistant Fund Manager with IPRO Fund Management Ltd. Prior to this he was working as Investment Analyst with Bramer Asset Management Ltd. During his tenure at IPRO, Mithilesh was assisting the Fund Manager in managing USD 450 million Asset Under Management of Indian, Equities Funds and Fixed Income Funds. He was also supportive to his manager in building good relationship with Clients and other stakeholders.
Mithilesh is a diligent, hard-working and extremely reliable person to work with. He excels in developing investment strategies for funds. He is a team player and is someone that you can count on. During his spare time, Mithilesh is engaged in community work for a temple in his neighborhood. He also loves to play football and spends time with his family.
Mithilesh holds a Master degree in Investment and Finance from Middlesex University, London. He also holds a bachelor degree in Banking and International Finance from University of Technology, Mauritius.
Experience : 14 Years
Anousha serves as Business Development Manager at VIKASA Mauritius. She has 14 years of excellence in business management and customer service. Anousha specialized in digital marketing including social selling, identifying of market trends and influencing factors affecting customers within the industry. She has experience in identifying gaps in the business, develops and executes strategic recommendations that lead to market growth using digital research in tandem with social tools and platforms to target key decision makers and capture vital information for the CRM. Anousha the post-sale process to manage accounts socially and digitally to leverage cross-selling and up-selling opportunities.
Rani Pujari is Fund Accountant for VIKASA Capital Advisors India. She oversees the NAV reports and factsheets every month. Rani has a background in Fund Accounting at Northern Trust. She joined VIKASA in 2012. Rani is located in Banglore, India.
Experience : 12 Years
Dhritiman serves on the investment committee. He has a background in global investments.
Experience : 10 Years
Office : VIKASA Capital, Oklahoma City
Michael Thompson is a co-founder and creative director for a Denver based digital marketing agency that opened its doors in 2009. Michael has since moved to Oklahoma city to expand the agency and take on a roll with VIKASA Capital. With a strong focus in branding, print and web design, Michael now serves as System Administrator and Marketing Chair for VIKASA Capital.
Experience : 40 Years
Office : VIKASA Oklahoma City
VIKASA welcomed Sean to the Board of Directors in November 2018. Sean has 40 years experience in business and has served on other boards for 26 years.
Experience : 1 Year
Ronish serves as associate for VIKASA Mauritius.
Ronish ranked second in Mauritius in Accounting for his A-Levels and securing a full scholarship from the State of Mauritius, Ronish completed his BSc (Hons) Economics at the prestigious University College London. He also holds a BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and an MSc Professional Accountancy from the University of London.
Ronish has also passed the CFA Level 1 exams and has nearly completed all the exams of the ACCA. He trained in financial modelling at Fitch Learning and at Financial Training Associates in the city of London.
Ronish has interned at prestigious investment banks like Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital in London in the wake of the financial crisis. Ronish most recently worked in the private equity industry in Africa and was involved in managing multi-million dollar projects in African countries.
Experience : 32 Years
Bob is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK. He has 32 years of experience in banking, auditing and management of companies including administration and set up of Funds.
He was previously the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Halifax Management Limited, a 100% subsidiary of CIEL Group which has merged with MITCO in 2011. Prior to that he was Manager at International Financial Services Limited, a Management Company in Mauritius for Global Business and later joined Deutsche Bank in Mauritius as head of department and had the responsibility of supervising the NAV calculation and reporting for several Funds registered worldwide. He is at present an Executive Director of MITCO.
He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Trusts and Management Companies.
Office : VIKASA, Oklahoma City
Lindsey has recently joined the VIKASACapital team as Office Coordinator. She supports the Oklahoma City office by assisting Office Manager Maggie Clayton and CEO Roshan Pujari with daily functions. Lindsey has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from the University of Oklahoma. Upon graduation, she served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya before moving to Tokyo, Japan where she taught young children at an international school and participated in volunteer projects promoting environmental sustainability. Upon returning to Oklahoma City, she became active in the arts during her tenure at the Oklahoma Film + Music Office where she specialized in digital and print marketing, graphic design, event management and community partnerships. She also serves as Sponsorship Chair on the board for the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival where she has secured several sponsorships and grants for the annual event.
Experience : 5 years
Experience : 1 year
Kiran joins VIKASA as an Associate in India. She is currently working
on her MBA at the School of Business Management in Mumbai.