Mr. M.N.Venkatesan, Director

Mr. Venkatesan is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience. He is based at Chennai. He is one of the senior Partners of M/s. M.R.Narain & Co., a leading firm of Chartered Accountants firm with a standing of 60 years. He leads the Audit of large Banks & Corporates for the Firm. He has extensive exposure as Leader of the Audit-team and in the Finalizing of the Central Balance Sheet of large banks dealing at the level of the Board of Directors of the Bank and Senior Officials of the Government and Reserve Bank of India.

He specializes in financial & management consultancy to various entities and industries, with special focus on Debt /Equity syndication.

He has been a Director in Indian Overseas Bank from 2002-2008. During this tenure he held several key positions in the Board including the following:

Chairman : Audit Committee & Shareholders' Committee
Member: Management committee , Risk Management Committee & Remuneration Committee
Trustee: Provident Fund & Gratuity Fund
He has been a Faculty in Bank Audit for over 25 years and has given lectures and presented technical papers in various seminars and conferences in the Southern region.

He has excellent rapport with almost all major nationalized banks having been associated with them for Internal Audit, Concurrent Audit, Management Audit and other assignments for over 25 years.

With an excellent relationship with banks and funding agencies Mr. Venkatesan has been very successful in giving apt financial solutions to clients for over 25 years.


Mr. G. Narender, Director

Mr. Narender is a Company Secretary in Practice for over 10 years and is based in Hyderabad. Prior to independent professional practice, He was serving as General Manager (Finance) and Company Secretary of Hyderabad Bottling Group (HBC), Hyderabad for 15 years. During the stint at HBC had acquired practical knowledge of industry and Banking Operation.

He has wide contacts with leading Banks and NBFCs and has been a financial Consultant for reputed Companies for their fund requirement, both debt and equity. Mr. Narender renders a wide range of advisory services for corporates.


Mr. Sivaram Swamy, Chief Advisor

Mr. Sivaram Swamy is a former General Manager of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB). He has more than 30 years of experience in the Banking Sector. He has worked in various capacities in various branches across India and was the Country head of the Hong Kong operations.

Presently he is serving as Faculty Advisor with IOB. He is also Co Founder and President of Stem Outsourcing, a society of retired IOB officers established to undertake outsourcing work for banks.

  • Positions held:
    • General Manager, Treasury & Accounts.
    • Director Bharat Overseas Bank Ltd.
    • Principal, ICFAI National College, Chennai.
    • Faculty Member on contract, IOB Staff College.
  • Special training undergone:
    • Management Faculty Development at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad
    • Long Range Planning at NIBM, Pune.
  • Significant contributions:
    • Author of the Bank's Manual on Organization and Management covering the Systems & Procedures for Controlling Offices of the Bank.
    • ISO 9001 certification for Treasury [Domestic], Corporate Office was obtained during 2007.
    • Integration of Bharat Overseas Bank Ltd. with Indian Overseas Bank upon acquisition in March 2007.
    • Was involved in the process of acquisition of selected assets and liabilities of Sri Suvarna Sahakari Bank Ltd by Indian Overseas Bank
    • Conducted two training programs on Credit Analysis for Corporate Relationship Managers and Customer Accounts Executives of Commercial Bank International, Dubai, on behalf of ICFAI Business School, Chennai in January 2009. Was also involved in development of course modules(in association with ICFAI Business School) on Risk Management and Retail Banking for the benefit of employees of other banks in the Middle East.
    • Was involved in development of "e- Paatshala "e learning system for use of employees of Indian Overseas Bank.
    • Has been involved in providing faculty support as speaker for different organizations, including banks, from time to time.

Mr. Sai Diwakar Santhanam, Associate Vice President

An MBA finance, with over 7 years experience in the field of corporate finance, investments and real estate capital markets. He has worked extensively in the field of real estate in raising Private Equity for projects, raising equity for a PE fund, structured finance advisory and renewable energy funding.

He is a Financial analyst with extensive experience in Research, financial forecasting, financial modelling and corporate presentations