Senior Advisor, KPMG and NASDAQ OMX Group. Assisting KPMG teams in the region to develop and further strengthen core businesses, by maximizing business opportunities, optimizing market synergies and complementarities across industry sectors as also strengthening relationship with the Regulators, various trade bodies and Government Departments at Centre and State Level. Experience
Ghanshyam has had an outstanding career in domestic, international banking and Capital Markets for over 37 years, during which he developed a firm understanding of the complexities of global markets. He is thoroughly familiar with the regulatory and business environment in USA, European Union, South East Asia, The Middle East, India and other major money-center locations. While working for various organisations in the region, ha has been able to establish close and mutually cooperative relationship with most Banking and non-Banking Financial Institutions, Stock Exchanges, Corporates, Regulators and Government Departments.
Over the last two decades, Ghanshyam has been a significant voice in promoting India and Indian corporates in many countries worldwide. He has travelled extensively across all continents and has been a speaker and participated in panel discussions and conferences (including World Economic Forum) in Australia, China, HongKong, India, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and several countries in the Middle East, among others. He is also regularly invited to speak, lead and participate at various seminars and panel discussions organized by industry associations, leading institutions and regulatory bodies. Ghanshyam has been a strong advocate of sound corporate governance and high standards of transparency to the corporate sector in the region.
Ghanshyam joined NASDAQ OMX Group in 2000 and up until February 2008, he was Managing Director – Asia Pacific & Middle East, prior to which he was the General Manager and Chief Executive of Majan International Bank (a subsidiary of Commerz Bank A. G., Frankfurt, Germany) in the Sultanate of Oman. He also worked on several assignments, including the British Bank of the Middle East for two years as the Chief Executive Officer for its India operations, and with the HongKong and Shanghai Banking Corporation for over ten years as Manager – South Asia & Middle East, Financial Institutions Group amongst other assignments.
In his early career, he spent over nine years with US Educational Foundation in India (as Research Assistant to a Senior Fullbright Scholar), Bank of India, Wells Fargo Bank N. A., (as Assistant Representative for India) and Marine Midland Bank, N.A, (before being seconded to Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, India in January 1986).
Directorship and Memberships
Independent Director on the Boards of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd, Jain Farm Fresh Foods Ltd., Mayar Infrastructure Development Pvt. Ltd., and Mayar Health Resorts Ltd. Powerica Ltd., Member, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Association of Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE), Founder Member Association of Outsourcing Professionals (AOP), and Member, Governing Council, Bangalore International Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation Centre (BIMACC). Vice President, Para Athletics Federation of India. Trustee, The Braj Foundation Advisor on the Abhaya Foundation’s National Advisory Council PAST: Formerly with NASDAQ-OMX Group as MD, Asia Pacific and Middle East (Jan 2000-Mar 2008) and as Senior Advisor, India (Apr 2008- Mar 2018) Former Independent Director on the boards of Dhanlaxmi Bank , Jubilant Industries Ltd (2010-2018), Jubilant Agri and Consumer Products Ltd.,(2013-2018), Avighna India Ltd (2013-2017), Estel Technologies & Communications Ltd. (2011-1018), Online Recharge Services (2011-2018), BQ Padmavathy Finance Academy Private Limited (2015-2017), Was Special Advisor to STJ Advisors LLP, UK (2010-2015) Was also Senior Advisor, INTEL Capital up until July 31, 2011 - Assisted Intel Capital team in the region to develop and further strengthen core businesses across Information Technology, Telecom and other related sectors Was also Vice President – Masters Athletic Federation of India. Was also Vice President Karnataka Athletics Association, Organising Committee Member – Marketing, Revenue and Corporate Communications, Common Wealth Games. Was also Government Nominee on the Governing Council of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) from May 2007 to January 21, 2010. Member of the CII National Council on Corporate Governance and Regulatory Framework (2004-2009), CII National Committee on Capital Markets (2004-2009) Government Nominee on the Governing Council of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (2007-2010) and Academic Council – Union Bank School of Management
- - Masters in Linguistics (an Inter Disciplinary Course) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1977)
- - Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Economics from Delhi University, New Delhi, India (1973)
- - Underwent intensive training programmes at Wells Fargo Bank N. A. and Marine Midland Bank N. A. to learn US Banking Operations; Attended BOOT Camp – Boston Investment Banking and Transactional Finance Training Programme conducted by Harvard Business School; Customer Service, Marketing and Negotiation Skills – An Intra Group Training Programme at New Jersey, New York; Management of People & Change, HSBC Bank, Hong Kong; Advanced Management Skills, HSBC Bank, London; Assets and Liabilities Management Programme, HSBC Bank, London and Media Training Programs at NASDAQ Stock Market Inc., New York.