Edelweiss Capital Ltd, a diversified financial services company, has appointed Sanjiv Misra as an independent director.
Misra is a finance professional with more than 25 years of Asia-Pacific and global experience. He has worked with organisations like the Citigroup, Salmon Brothers and Goldman Sachs. Before joining Edelweiss, he was the president of Phoenix Advisers Pte Ltd, an advisory and principal investing firm.
He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University (SMU), the SMU Enterprise Board and the Board of Directors of the National University Health System (NUHS), Global Investments Ltd and the Investment and Audit Committee, Ministry of Health Holdings (MOHH), Singapore. Misra also serves as a member of the Investment Committee, SMU; chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, NUHS, and a senior advisor of the Apollo Management.
Prior to joining Phoenix Advisers, Misra worked with the Citigroup for 11 years where he headed key businesses. His last assignment as the head of the Asia Pacific Corporate Bank led him to manage a team of more than 400 bankers in the Hong Kong hub and across 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific.
Misra also headed the Asia Pacific Investment Banking at Salmon Smith Barney. Prior to joining Salomon Brothers in 1997, he had spent more than 10 years in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs & Co in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. During this stint, Misra was responsible for establishing and heading the firm’s business presence in India, including the establishment of Goldman Sachs’ joint ventures in the country.
“We are delighted to have Misra on the Board of Edelweiss Capital. His deep insights drawn from his experience in setting up and leading financial services businesses across the globe will be valuable in guiding Edelweiss as we move to the next growth orbit,” said Rashesh Shah, chairman & CEO, Edelweiss Group.
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