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Management team

Rohit Wahi
CEO and Country Head, India
+91 (22)6625 8602

Rohit joined the FirstRand Group in 2007 and has been the CEO and Country Manager of FirstRand India since 2013. Prior to working for FirstRand, Rohit served as the CFO of Commerzbank AG in India and South Africa. He is also an accomplished CA and cost and works accountant.

Harihar Krishnamoorthy
Treasurer and Head: Global Markets
+91 (22) 6625 8703

Hari joined FirstRand India in 2009 and is currently the Treasurer and Head for Global Markets. He is a banker with three decades of diverse banking experience in India, primarily with Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank and DCB. He is a CA as well as a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.

Ankur Singhal
Head: Corporate Finance
+91 (22) 6625 8622

Ankur joined FirstRand India in 2008 and is currently responsible for the corporate finance business in India. He has extensive corporate and investment banking experience across markets in India and has been involved in setting up and growing the corporate finance business for FirstRand in India. He specialises in cross-border M&A and has been involved in facilitating and concluding several marquee transactions on the Indo-Africa corridor.   


Pritish Mohanty
Head: Risk
+91 (22) 6625 8623

Pritish joined FirstRand Bank India in July 2008 and heads the Risk function. With over 16 years’ experience, his earlier stints include brands such as BNP Paribas and ICICI bank. Pritish is an Electrical Engineer from NIT (Rourkela) with an M.Tech degree from IIT Kanpur; post which, he went on to pursue a Masters in Finance and Systems from XLRI Jamshedpur.


Karthik Natarajan
Head: Corporate Banking
+91 (22) 6625 8762

Karthik joined FirstRand India in 2012. He is responsible for the corporate banking business covering Indian corporate and institutional clients. He has worked in diverse roles with corporates and banks for over 16 years. His experience has been in corporate banking, financial institutions and trade finance operations. He is an MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai and has worked with Standard Chartered, J.P Morgan before joining FirstRand.

David Ye
+91 (22) 6625 8608
David joined FirstRand India in 2018 with nine years of finance-related experience. Prior to this, he has worked with RMB (a division of FirstRand Bank Ltd) and Barclays Africa Group CIB. He is a CA(SA) and holds a BBusSc. Finance (Honours) degree from the University of Cape Town.
Rajesh Tanna
Head: Compliance
+91 (22) 6625 8606
Rajesh joined FirstRand India in 2018 as the Compliance Head. Rajesh is a career banker with 22 years of experience with a prior stint with CitiBank. Rajesh was earlier with FirstRand India for five and a half years and this is his second innings with the organisation. His last stint at IDFC Bank was as Head Compliance – Treasury, AML and Fraud Monitoring.  Rajesh is a May 1996 batch chartered accountant.