Shwaitang Singh
President

Shwaitang is an Electrical Engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He has close to 3 years of experience in Investment Banking Operations and Technology at JP Morgan Chase & Co., where he was part of the firm’s Corporate Development Program. He has worked extensively in International Settlements and Clearing and overseen development of numerous products that have led to significant cost rationalization in the bank’s operations. Shwaitang was also active in the firm’s recruitment program having led student teams across IITs and business schools in India. He is an avid student of Finance and has cleared 2 levels of the CFA examination. When he is not reading books and debating, he enjoys swimming and playing basketba

Rachit Seth
Coordinator – Investment Banking and Private Equity

Rachit is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and post graduate from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He has 4 years of experience in Credit Risk Management across Consumer Lending & Corporate Credit Ratings domain, and academic research in quantitative finance. He started his professional career in 2008 with Citigroup and later moved on to JPMorgan Chase, where he supported strategic analytical projects for consumer lending businesses – Citi Mortgage N.A. and Credit Cards. He was responsible for development of risk segmentations, models and formulation of business strategies for the retail portfolios. Prior to joining ISB, Rachit worked as a Ratings Analyst at Brickwork Ratings, India’s fifth SEBI licensed Credit Rating Agency. In his role as the lead analyst he was responsible for engaging with senior executives, conducting credit research, industry research, risk assessment and recommend credit ratings for Banking & Financial (BFSI) sector. Rachit has always contributed and been an active member of various employee centric initiatives throughout his professional career. He has keen interest in financial markets, loves spending his leisure time swimming and experimenting with cooking.

Vineet Bhalla
Coordinator – Corporate and Consumer Banking

Vineet is an Economics graduate from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. He has a post graduate diploma in Wholesale Banking from S.P Jain Institute Of Management and Research, Mumbai and brings with him three years of corporate banking experience with Standard Chartered Bank in Mumbai and Gurgaon. He worked with Standard Chartered as an Associate Relationship Manager within the Financial Institutions segment handling a client base comprising of Broker Dealers, NBFCs and Developmental Organizations. He was involved in revenue generation across banking products such as structured lending, transactional banking, securities services and financial markets products. During this time, he also cleared the CFA Level 1 exam. While managing a revenue base of over $30 million, he was also leading the service manager team for North India for the Financial Institutions department. Vineet is a sports buff and enjoys watching short films, stand-up comedy and listening to music.

Kartik Teltia
Coordinator – Placements

Kartik is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate from the Delhi University. He has about 5 years of experience. He started his career at Ernst & Young where he worked on Statutory audits, Limited reviews, tax audits IPO and Rights issue management & IFRS reporting for several leading companies across multiple industries including healthcare, automobiles, energy, software and nonprofit organizations. He also led a team to provide retirement benefits consultancy to multinationals, employing more than 200,000 employees and investments of more than USD 200 million. Prior to coming to ISB, he was engaged in setting up transaction advisory services and an Insurance Broking business. He loves playing cricket and volleyball and enjoys travelling.

Nilesh Agarwal
Coordinator – Industry Relations

Nilesh is a Chartered Accountant with 4.5 years work experience in assurance and financial advisory. Besides being an all India rank holder at PEE-II examination, he is also cleared level-III Chartered Financial Analyst. This finance enthusiast, who loves everything about stocks, however owes his first love to the legendary game of cricket. His professional experience encompasses business processes analyses, financial statements interpretation and assurance of regulatory compliances for clients in Auto and Software sector. He also has hands-on experience with IFRS convergence. He has been involved in team management role comprising team performance forecasting and tracking, cross selling, resource planning and allocation, pricing and fee negotiation. Apart from the above, he is also actively involved in his family cotton textile business, where his share of responsibilities includes monthly profitability analysis, business model review, product pricing and cost structure analysis, working capital management and regulatory compliance.

Kushal Paliwal
Coordinator – Alumni Relations

Kushal graduated as a Computer Engineer from the University of Mumbai. His desire to work in the financial industry saw him reject a couple of campus IT placement offers to look for employment by himself. He has close to 4 years of experience as a Senior Trader at Ariston Capital, a boutique investment firm in Mumbai. He brings with him vast proprietary trading experience across the Indian and Global equity, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities markets. He was responsible for developing the firm’s first algorithm-based trading model and has consequently deployed models across the broad spectrum of the global financial markets. He also developed a trading application which overhauled the firm’s prior trading mechanics and saw him being awarded the ‘What an Idea!’ award for his innovation and outstanding contribution. An avid sport enthusiast, when he is not busy tracking the markets or laughing his guts out to stand-up comedy, he can be found on the tennis court or the football field.

Mehul Ketkar
Coordinator – Learning & Development

Mehul is a Mechanical Engineer from ISM Dhanbad. He has 3 years experience in Supply chain Management and Procurement at one of India’s major power producer. Experienced in tender evaluation, he has helped his organization’s procurement policy evolve from an OEM sourcing to a local sourcing model. Interested in project evaluation, he also holds a certification in Project Management. A sportsperson at heart, he is an active football and table tennis player. His singing ability deserves special mention too: he can surprise you by singing duet songs all alone, or by mimicking famous singers too.

Arka Sarkar
Coordinator - Placements

Arka is a computer science engineer by profession. After completing his graduation from Jadavpur University (Kolkata), he joined D.E. Shaw India, an US based Hedge Fund and worked there for about four years. Before he came to ISB he worked in the pricing team and his work involved daily valuation of all the firm's assets belonging to various portfolios. This included building settlement pricing models for commodity forwards and programming valuation model software for derivatives (like options, CDS, IRS, Variance Swap and many other exotic products like Dividend Swap and Correlation Swap) - that are used for day-to-day PNL accounting in the firm. On the technology front, he worked in web-based technologies along with various reporting frameworks, ETL etc. While these last four years were difficult times in Wall Street in terms of various financial and regulatory challenges, this made his stint in D.E. Shaw all the more exciting as he got to work with the real world changes in the daily operations of a top ranked hedge fund and got to experience the impact of this crisis on various trading strategies of the firm. Among other things, Arka is a huge soccer fan, loves to read literature, passionate with his guitar and spends most of his time tuned in to classical rock music.

Rahul Naiyer
Coordinator - Events

Rahul is an Economics graduate from Hans Raj College, Delhi University and a trading enthusiast. He traded his first stock at the age of 16. Post College he worked for about 3 years at the proprietary trading desk of Jaypee Commodities Ltd as a Derivatives Trader -Trading complex derivatives in Currency, Commodity and Equity Markets globally (NYMEX, LME, NASDAQ etc). In a very short span of time, he emerged as one of the highest profit makers in the firm. He was part of the team selected across a group of 500 traders to take a course in Technical Analysis conducted by an internationally acclaimed Technical Analyst, Mr Kenneth Shaleen. This interaction eventually shaped the core of his trading strategies. He was also involved in the development of the trading platform (Fastrade) for United Stock Exchange of India and in Market making for National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX). Rahul has consistently undertaken a lot of social service initiatives. He joined an international community service organization – Lions Club International where he worked to procure free treatment for poor in the villages of Uttar Pradesh and was awarded ‘Best Volunteer’ in 2011.