Team

SANJIT DAS GUPTA

Sanjit is one of the co-founders of Dovetail Capital and wears multiple hats spanning from product development to operational support to business development.

Sanjit has more than 24 years of experience in the corporate world in fields as diverse as corporate finance and strategy to capital markets. He was responsible for setting up the Custody Division in Kotak Mahindra Bank and in his last role there, he was heading the Trade Finance Operations and Capital Markets Operations divisions managing a total team-size of 750 people.

Prior to Kotak Bank, Sanjit had worked in different roles in Citibank India and Citibank Singapore, SBI Capital Markets Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Tata Internet Services Limited and Stock Holding Corporation of India (SHCIL).

Sanjit is an MMS (Fin) from JBIMS, Mumbai and BME (Mech) (Hons) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Mahesh Shekdar

As the Founder, Mahesh provides leadership at the product level to the group and apart from leveraging his relationships for product innovation and development. He has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Banking across product lines

Prior to Dovetail Capital, he was a part of the Financial Institutions Group at Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited India Head of the Domestic Asset Managers vertical. He has more than 21 years of experience across various departments of the Bank. In his previous avatars he has been associated with Standard Chartered Bank and HDFC Bank. With his deep understanding of various products, Mahesh brings on board a deep understanding of the banking landscape in India critical to the long term success of the company.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degreefrom University of Mumbai, Mumbai.

Dev Sampat

As a co-founder Dev looks at business development and investor relations for the group. He has more than 13 years of experience in Capital Markets and Securities Services(Custody, Clearing and Fund Accounting) businesses.

Prior to Dovetail, Dev was heading the custody and clearing business at Kotak Mahindra Bank. He built the business from scratch at the Bank and has spent more than 12 years at the Bank. He brings with him relationships and deep understanding of the business.

Dev has done MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and Business Economics(Honours) from University of Delhi.
He undertook schooling at prestigious Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi

He is fond of chess and basketball and is an avid reader.

Vivek Singhania

Vivek brings in vast knowledge and understanding of the Investment Compliance framework across multiple geographies.

Prior to Dovetail Capital, he was a part of the Financial Institutions Group at Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited India taking care of Global Custodian tie ups and network relationships. Prior to that he has spent 9 years with Citibank and was co-heading Custody Operations in his last profile. Vivek’sdeep understanding of various products, compliance and core operationswill surely benefit Dovetail.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Kiran Pawar

Kiran has experience in Banking and Capital Market. He has more than 15 years of experience in Securities Market (Derivative clearing & settlement,PCM Business) and Cash Management.

Prior to Dovetail Capital, Kiran was part of the derivative clearing and settlement business of FPI,Mutual Fund, NRI& Trading Member Clients at ICICI Bank Ltd.

Prior to ICICI Bank Ltd, he was associated with TCS eServe Ltd (Formally known as eServe International Ltd). Kiran was part of the Cash Management business.His deep understanding of various banking products and derivative clearing and settlement operations will definitely benefit Dovetail for its long term success.

He holds a Master in Finance Management degree from University of Mumbai, Mumbai.

Vicky Agarwal

Vicky Agarwal brings in rich experience in the Financial Services Industry. He has spent more than 12+ years handling Operations at financial institutions such as National level Exchanges, Broking Firms and Banks.

Prior to Ohm Dovetail Private Limited, he was part of the Capital Market Division at ICICI Bank catering to working capital requirements of exchange members. His prior engagements have been with Edelweiss Financial Services Limited, National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange of India and Birla Sunlife Insurance Co Limited. Vicky Agarwal brings on board a deep understanding of Exchange Operations across all segments of the markets.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Rohan Bandiwadekar

Rohan comes in with more than 14 years of experience in the banking industry across various roles. A sales and marketing professional with rich experience in Business Development, Credit, Transactional Banking, Product & Wealth.

Prior to OHM Dovetail, he was a part of the Commercial Banking division at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, Rohan has worked with Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited heading the E-Commerce Vertical & with Citibank as a Wealth Manager.

He holds a Masters in Marketing from MET, Mumbai. He is fond of cricket and is an avid reader.