Vaidya Nathan is a Resident faculty at the Indian School of Business, Mohali. Prior to joining ISB, he was a Resident faculty at the School of Business, University of Connecticut and continues to hold a Visiting Faculty position there. Before becoming an academic, he was an Investment Banker with JPMorganChase Bank in Hong Kong, New York, and Singapore and has advised financial institutions and corporates in Asia-Pacific region on hedging and risk management. He specializes in Credit Derivative, Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income products. He has also advised corporates in Telecom, Media and Technology space on mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, acquisition financing, capital structure advisory, alternative investments, and debt restructuring. He is also a Consultant with the World Bank.

He holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute, Charlottesville, and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) by the Global Association for Risk Professionals (GARP), New York. He holds a PhD in Finance and has done his Post Doctoral Fellowship from Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. He is a columnist with the Financial Express (http://archive.financialexpress.com/columnist/kvaidyanathan/1). He is the author of two books: Credit Risk Management for Indian Banks (Sage Publications, London) and Credit Derivatives (McGrawHill Education, New York).

He won the Most Outstanding Faculty Award at the University of Connecticut, School of Business in 2014. He won the ISB Alumni Endowment Research Fellow award in 2019. He was appointed Chairman-LOCF Committee for Economics by the University Grants Commission (UGC). He has been Associate Dean (RCI Programs) in the past. He is currently Faculty Director-PGP Finance.


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow (Finance), Santa Clara University 2013
  • Ph D (Finance), EDHEC Risk Institute 2012
  • Chartered Financial Analyst , CFA Institute 2006
  • PGDM , Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad 2001
  • B.Tech, Electrical Engineering (Electrical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 1996


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