Mr. A. V. Rajwade, Chairman of A.V.Rajwade & Co. Pvt. Ltd., is a widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of foreign exchange and interest rate risk management in the Indian financial markets. He is highly respected as a consultant, columnist and author of books on the subject of treasury risk management. Mr. Rajwade has been a member of various committees appointed by the Reserve Bank of India including the committees on Forex Markets and Capital Account Convertibility. In his career he has conducted over 300 training programs on risk management and related topics for corporate/bank executives. He was a visiting faculty at IIM, Ahmedabad. He has also acted as an expert witness in disputes involving complex derivatives, being arbitrated in London and Switzerland.
H. G. Desai
H. G. Desai is a risk management expert. A rank holder Chartered Accountant, he has been with the company since its inception in 1981. As a currency and risk management advisor, he is well-known in the corporate world. He advises and undertakes assignments for a number of corporates in India. He has written columns on forex markets for Business Standard and Deccan Herald. He too has conducted over 400 training programs on risk management, use of derivatives and accounting standards. Besides, he is a visiting faculty at several management institutes, including S. P. Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai and Indian Institute of Management, Indore.
Prajyot Chopda
Prajyot S. Chopda has a degree in management, specializing in Finance. Prajyot joined AVRCPL in 2007, after a stint with an international financial research company. He has been actively involved in proactive management of the clients’ forex exposures as well as formulating and reviewing the treasury risk management policies for companies across both manufacturing and services sector, helping clients in implementation of standard operating practices, development of systematic MIS, analyzing, evaluating and pricing of different types of structured derivative products and advising on their appropriateness and suitability, Mark-to-Market (MTM) valuation of such products and undertaking of Hedge Effectiveness Test (HET) under hedge accounting, and Review and Audit of treasury operations.