S. V. Prasad

S. V. Prasad, is a Director, in the Mumbai office of Quest SearchConsult Pvt. Ltd.

He has more than 3 decades of work experience in the financial services industry with all round experience in banking, investment banking, broking, life & non-insurance, private equity and private banking

SV has been CEO of 2 of the top 5 asset management companies in India and instrumental in their attaining leadership position. He has worked for nearly two decades, as CEO of leading companies such as Birla Sun Life, JM Capital and the Indian subsidiaries of Zurich Financial Services & Schroders, SV has been involved in investment management and allied areas such as life & general insurance, pension, private banking, private equity etc.

The earlier part of his career was in investment banking and banking with stints in Standard Chartered Bank, ANZ Grindlays Bank and JM Financial

During his investment banking stint, SV has advised a wide range of multinationals including Procter and Gamble, Hindustan Unilever, Mico Bosch, Kodak, and leading Indian business houses such as the Tata’s, Birla’s, Mahindra’s, the Bajaj Group, Reliance, UB and Ranbaxy.

SV has closely worked on a number of policy initiatives with the Government and the Securities Market and Banking Regulators Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

He has been a member of the Index Committee of Bombay Stock Exchange for more than 10 years and the Listing Advisory Committee of National Stock Exchange for more than 8 years.

He has also been a member of the capital market regulator SEBI’s Mutual Funds Advisory Committee and was the Founder Chairman of the National Committee of Mutual Funds of CII, one of India’s premier industry associations.

He was involved in the formation of the industry associations of both the investment banking as well as asset management industries and served as Director on the Board of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI); Founder Chairman of the Valuation Committee of AMFI and initiated a number of reforms in the important area of valuation of both debt as well as equity securities

SV also runs his own boutique strategic consulting firm Chime Consulting advising Indian as well as MNC firms

An institution builder, he has worked in start ups, established businesses, effected turnarounds, identified and handled acquisitions, ensured seamless integration of taken over units, smoothly handled sale of the company and worked in multinational, Indian as well joint venture entities.

SV regularly contributes papers and writes in leading newspapers and magazines on various aspects of the corporate world. He is also invited by leading Indian Management Schools to deliver guest lectures from time to time on Corporate Strategy and related subjects. He has recently started teaching a full course on Corporate Strategy in leading Business Schools in India and abroad.

A graduate in commerce and a post graduate in management (MMS) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, with ranks in graduation as well as MMS, SV has done executive management programs on corporate strategy in Harvard and Wharton Business Schools, IMD Lausanne and the Australian Graduate School of Management

He has a wide range of other interests such as reading, music, sports and traveling. He is married and has a daughter.

He can be reached at svprasad@boardquest.in and by phone at +912266545610 and +91 9820058124.

Madhavi Batra

Madhavi Batra is a Senior Consultant at Quest SearchConsult. Over the past seven years she has managed and led searches predominantly in the Financial Services space. She has worked on mandates across different business segments including Investment Banking, Treasury, Corporate Banking, Institutional Broking, Private Banking and Retail Banking as well as support functions like Legal, Human Resources, Compliance, IT, Audit etc. She has successfully worked on client mandates on a Pan India Basis as well as in the Middle East.

Ashnima Lopes

Ashnima Lopes is a researcher at Quest SearchConsult and based in Mumbai. She undertakes research based assignments and also works on Client Execution. She also assists the Head of Administration & Financial Control in her job responsibilities.

She has a bachelor degree in Accounting & finance and is pursuing a Masters from Mumbai University.

Masooda Majal

Masooda is an Executive Consultant at Quest Search Consult. She joined over a year back and has managed and successfully placed exceptional candidates in diverse sectors, including but not restricted to, Banking, Financial Services, Broking, IT, Pharma, Media, Real Estate and Education. She has an acute sense of perception that allows her to source the right fit for each profile. She has successfully worked on client mandates on a Pan India basis across all levels.