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Sanjay Kumar
Chief Investment Officer

Sanjay Kumar joined PNB MetLife in 2008. He heads the Investment function and manages around $2 billion in equity and fixed income assets. He leads a team of equity and fixed income fund managers, dealers and research analysts.

Sanjay played a central role in transition of Investments from a third party outsourced function to an in-house managed one. He has been instrumental in designing policies and processes for Investment function, setting up and recruiting the equity and fixed income teams in the process.

Prior to joining PNB MetLife, he was with KPMG India in the Advisory Services division.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi.

Shobheta joined PNB MetLife in July 2014. She has an overall experience of 15 years in fund management and proprietary trading in Fixed Income. She manages General Account and some of the fixed income funds in Separate Account.

Prior to joining PNB MetLife, she was with L&T Mutual Fund where she was responsible for managing fixed income funds. She holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.

Deb joined PNB MetLife India in September 2009. He has an experience of over 15 years. He manages some of the equity and balanced funds. Prior to joining PNB MetLife, Deb was with UTI Mutual Fund where he worked in equity research and fund management area.

Deb is a Commerce graduate, Cost Accountant (ICMAI), MBA in Finance from IMI (Delhi), CFA Charter Holder (US) and Certified Financial Risk Manager (US).

Amit Shah joined PNB MetLife in 2008. He has an overall experience of 12 years, with eight years exposure to equity market. He manages some of the equity and balanced funds.  In addition to fund management, he also does equity research on IT, Automobiles, Consumer Goods and Banks along with Investment communication. 

Prior to joining PNB MetLife, Amit worked with KPMG in their Advisory Department where he was part of India Research Centre.

He is a Commerce graduate and an MBA in Finance from Mumbai University.

Himanshu Shethia joined PNB MetLife in July 2012. He has over 11 years of experience in research and fund management. He is responsible for managing some of the fixed income funds.

Prior to joining PNB MetLife, he was with ING Mutual Fund as fixed income fund manager looking after various funds such as Liquid Fund, Treasury Management Fund, Income Fund, and Short Term Income Fund.

Himanshu is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and holds a Master in Management Studies (Finance) from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai, and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Mumbai University.

Shashikant Wavhal joined PNB MetLife in 2011. He has 12 years of experience in the area of equity research and fund management. He covers the Capital Goods, Engineering, Power, NBFC and Pharmaceuticals sectors.

Prior to joining PNB MetLife, he was with Caledonia Investments (UK) for four years. In this role he was involved in private equity and listed equity investments for Caledonia’s India funds.  

Shashikant is a Chemical Engineer (UDCT, Mumbai), MBA in Finance (IIM, Lucknow) and a charter holder from CFA Institute (US).

Rajesh joined PNB MetLife India in Jan 2010. He has an experience of more than 15 years with 13 years exposure to equity market. He covers Metal, Banks, Oil and Gas and Cement sectors.

His previous assignment was with Mirae Mutual Fund as an Equity Research analyst. 

He is a Chemical Engineer (UDCT, Mumbai) and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai.

Prerna joined PNB MetLife in May 2015. She is responsible for tracking domestic and global macro-economic developments and assisting in investment communication. She has an overall work experience of nine years, with over five years of experience in covering macro and market research. Prior to joining PNB MetLife, she was with Religare Capital Markets.

Prerna is a Civil Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and a charter holder from CFA Institute (US).

Kapil joined PNB MetLife in November 2014 as a credit analyst in the investment team.
He has around 10 years of work experience in the domain.

Prior to joining PNB MetLife, he was with Firstrand Bank, a South African investment bank, as a credit analyst. He has also worked in various positions in CRISIL and S&P and was part of the team which rated South East Asian banks and Financial Institutions.

Kapil is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from St. Xavier’s College.

Ankur joined PNB MetLife in December 2014. He is a Fixed Income dealer and assists in fixed income investments.

Prior to joining PNB MetLife, he has worked with AVIVA Life Insurance and Reliance Life Insurance. He has more than six years of experience in Fixed Income dealing.
He has done MBA in Finance and B. Tech. in Information Technology from IIIT–Gwalior.

Sachin Dagli joined PNB MetLife in January 2010. He is responsible for equity dealing and assisting in equity investments. He has over 14 years of experience in the Indian capital markets.

Prior to joining PNB MetLife, he was with Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services as an Institutional Dealer.

Sachin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mumbai University, Executive MBA from JBIMS, Mumbai and also holds a diploma in Financial Management from Welingkar Institute, Mumbai.