Faculty for Investment Banking & Business Analytics Courses | Imarticus

Our Expertise

Our teaching staff comprises specialists and working professionals from renowned Financial Services and Analytics firms such as JP Morgan, Nomura, Genpact, Accenture, Citibank and Barclays and possess over 150 years of combined domain expertise that ensures your learning is industry-relevant and extremely job-specific.

Faculty Ratings By Our Students

Our highly experienced faculty will ensure effective knowledge transfer through case studies and experiential learning, with a focus on ‘learning by doing’ rather than traditional lecturing. In light of their own successful careers, our faculty are perfectly positioned to combine technical concepts with topical real-life examples to ensure your job readiness.

Way of Teaching

Way of Teaching

Our highly experienced faculty will ensure effective knowledge transfer through case studies and experiential learning, with a focus on ‘learning by doing’ rather than traditional lecturing. In light of their own successful careers, our faculty are perfectly positioned to combine technical concepts with topical real-life examples to ensure your job readiness.

Faculty Members

  • Olaf Ransome

    Expertise- Investment and Private Banking.

    • 29 years of expertise in Investment and Private Banking.
    • Founder of 3C Advisory Limited, which offers consultancy to deal with the challenges in the post trade world of banking & finance.


    He has also previously worked at Nomura, Luxoft, State Street, SIX X-Clear, Salomon Brothers Intl Ltd, Goldman Sachs and served as the Director at Credit Suisse. He currently works at Nordea as a consultant for the Group’s financial information reporting. Olaf holds a degree in Business Administration with a Modern Language (BA, Hons) from the University of Loughborough, and he is a graduate of the Institute of Marketing (GInstM). He is also a graduate of the executive programme at the Swiss Finance Institute and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Olaf is the author of the soon to be published book ‘The Operations Professional’s Handbook

    Olaf Ransome

    Gaurang Trivedi

    Expertise – Capital Markets and Finance

    • Research, value and manage public and private investment opportunities
    • Generalist with Financial Services, IT (Software, Business Services), Media, and Internet sector expertise


    Multi-Certified Investment and Management Professional with board level corporate strategy experience integrating business model analysis, marketing, financial and economic data to implement a price-value convergence discipline enabling business development, investment management, capital allocation, and risk control.


    Harish Thakkar

    Expertise – Global & Indian Capital Markets, Products & Operations Lifecycle

    • Advanced CISI certified trainer
    • With over 18 years of experience in Investment Banking Operations


    After setting up the Training Academies for JP Morgan, Nomura and Stockholding Corporation, he became the Lead Trainer for the BFSI Content Development at NIS Sparta. Managing 300+ FTE’s in Investment Research and IB operations has given him an in-depth domain understanding of Capital Markets.


    Lourdes Miranda

    Expertise– Middle & Back Office Operations

    • Over 6 years of experience in Investment Banking- Operations at JP Morgan Chase and SS&C GlobeOp
    • Specialization in products across Treasury and Money Markets, Credit Risk Management and Hedge Funds


    She also has a keen understanding of Trade Life Cycle desk, Reference Data Management, Risk Management (MO), KYC, AML and Investor Services as well as Online Banking Operations. She holds an Executive MBA from ITM, Kharghar and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from NMIMS.


  • Arun Upadhyay

    Expertise– Net Technology, SAS and R

    • Over 14 years in Information Technology and has conducted SAS training for Infosys, Wipro, IBM, Genpact, ICICI Bank, Reliance Mutual Fund, Bharati Axa, TMB, Kotak Bank etc
    • Certified and accredited by SAS for Base SAS, Advanced SAS, SAS Business Intelligence and SAS Data Integration


    He is a certified, accredited IT professional who has successfully trained more than 10,000 students in different technologies like SAS and R. He has cleared many Microsoft international certifications such as MCAD, MCPD, MCTS etc. and is also a Microsoft-certified trainer.


    Dharmesh Doshi

    Expertise – Equity, Derivatives, Fixed income securities, Money Market, Foreign Exchange, and their Trade Life Cycle.

    • 14 years of work experience in managing high value projects & products in Financial Market domain
    • Certified Project Manager from PMI USA and Certified ScrumMaster® from Scrum Alliance UK


    He has designed, developed and implemented trading solutions for various financial institutions including brokerage houses, stock exchanges. He has significant experience Project Management and Software Development Life cycles as well as Pre-Sales activities and Business Analysis, managing multiple projects across geographies and ensuring the delivery of new highly effective business solutions on time. Prior to joining Imarticus, he has worked in IT organizations as Program Manager where he has managed financial market projects and solutions.


    Varun Chopra

    Expertise– Business Analysis

    • Over 10 years of experience in leading change initiatives across Investment banking, Consulting and Outsourcing industries
    • Has previously worked with firms such as Nomura, Deutsche Bank and Genpact


    His key focus areas comprise portfolio management, program management, testing, business process re-engineering, transitions, target operating model design, strategy consulting and post merger integration.


    Manish Kumar

    Expertise – Business Communication & Behavioral training

    • Internationally certified facilitator from the CSIA and was one of the youngest trainers to be awarded with this certification
    • Uses the kinaesthetic approach of training, which in turn, helps to make his sessions very interactive


    His domain expertise lies in oral communication and behavioral training. Apart from training in colleges and top financial services companies in the area of business communication, campus to connect programs & team building, he has also been part of the global L&D team with Arya Progen Technologies.

  • Reshma Krishnan

    Expertise – Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions

    • Over eight years of experience in Treasury and Corporate Finance, primarily in M&A and Corporate Fundraising and set up the Industrials vertical at Avendus Capital
    • HSBC Scholar with an MBA in Finance from the Indian School of Business


    She was part of the Industrials vertical at Avendus Capital where she focused on M&A and Private Equity transactions in the Infrastructure and Manufacturing space. Her domain expertise lies in origination and deal execution particularly in the areas of financial modeling and documentation. Reshma is an HSBC scholar and has graduated with Honours from Oxford Brookes University, England and has an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.


    Richa Singh

    Expertise– Valuation & Equity Research

    • Over 5 years of work experience of Equity Research at Lehman Brothers and Nomura
    • Holds an MBA in Corporate Finance from IE Business School, Madrid & Chicago Booth School of Business and B.Tech from IIT Delhi, India


    She specialized in the Utilities & Renewable space at Nomura. While she always had a keen interest in the education space, a Business Consulting project on education at Auctus brought her face to face with the challenges in this sector and made her switch to this field full time.


    Abhinit Kumar

    Expertise – Equities, Fixed Income Securities & Core Operations

    • Over 9 years experience in Investment Banking Operations across firms like Goldman Sachs and Barclays
    • Extensive knowledge of ISDA and CSA documents related to OTC derivatives


    His domain expertise lies in Equity, Bonds and FX with excellent functional knowledge in confirmations, settlements & collateral management. Abhinit holds a degree in Engineering as well as a Capital Markets certification.


    Srinath Srivatsa

    Expertise – Analytics

    • Srinath has exceptional knowledge in the area of analytics with strong fundamentals in statistics and analytics tools.
    • He is a post graduate from IIM Ahmedabad , Masters in Pennsylvania University and graduate IIT Chennai .


    He specializes in R Programming (Statistical Modeling and Data visualization), Product Marketing & Management, Product development, Marketing Research, Scripting (Perl, TCL, Python). Building models using several machine learning techniques like Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Cluster Analysis, Factor Analysis, and Time Series Analysis.


  • Sudarshan R

    Expertise – Finance and Product Control

    • Finance Professional, with 18 years of post-qualification experience


    Well qualified (CA, CPA, CS & CWA) and experienced Finance professional and business consultant with proven track record. Highly motivated, passionate to improve business processes, and strong communication skills seeking leadership roles.

    Olga D’souza

    Expertise – Capital Market Operations

    • 5+ years of experience in Trade Management
    • Work Experience: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley


    Olga has 5+ years of experience in Investment Banking Operations.She started her career as a campus hire with Goldman Sachs for the Trade Management department. During her tenure at Goldman, she gained an in-depth knowledge of processes like confirmations, settlements, fails management and portfolio control analysis. She thendecided to pursue her MBA in HR from the University of Aberdeen,Scotland and was hired by Morgan Stanley, Glasgow where she worked for the European Securities Lending team, giving her an insight to stock borrowing, lending, collateral and risk management.


    Sandeep Reddy

    Expertise – Business Communication

    • 6+ years of experience in Training and Development
    • Work Experience: SAIL, Cognizant and HTC


    Sandeep has over 6+ years of experience in Training and Development and he is a certified trainer from LCBS (London college of Business Sciences) and American TESOL. He was also a topper in his MBA specialising in human resource management. Having great expertise in conducting both behavioural and attitudinal shift training programs for leading firms such as SAIL, Cognizant and HTC Global Services, he designs his training sessions with the right mix knowledge and fun.

Faculty Speak

“At Imarticus, all of us are domain experts and teachers simultaneously- we wear many hats! We believe those who teach need to be able to ‘do’ if the teaching has to be effective and the learning is relevant to the jobs our students are preparing for. Our teaching philosophy is one that combines real life experiences and a rigorous curriculum with high student-faculty engagement.”
– Harish Thakkar, Head of Faculty

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Student Speak

Varsha. J
Varsha. J

I want to thank the faculty for always giving us positive approach towards our studies and for their patience.”

I am very happy that I am part of Imarticus Institute. I have recommended this course to many of my friends. This email is for thanking you all for improving my skills, knowledge and helping me in achieving goals of my life.
Balbir. S
Balbir. S

Staff is wonderful and tremendously supportive.”

I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart. While at the interview, the confidence developed in me by Imarticus was most satisfying. Selected or not, I knew I had given my best with confidence. The knowledge and HR training gained was the main reason I was able to sit for my interviews. Just want to thank Imarticus for everything.


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