Our People

Operations

Kapish Jain

Rohini Prakash

Yilin Koh

Johnny Liu

Pankaj Rathi

Saurabh Narain

Yee Lu

Erwina Lau

Ethan Choon

Johanne Gaiqui

Sandeep Chhabda

Shweta S.

Saurabh Narain

Manager


Saurabh Narain joined Xander in 2006 and is part of the Fund Operations team where he is responsible for operational aspects of the Xander Funds spanning finance and accounting, compliance, tax, treasury and investor reporting. Previously at Xander, he has also been involved in statutory compliance and regulations for the Firm.

Prior to Xander, from 2002 to 2006, Saurabh was a Senior Executive at Ernst & Young specializing in Assurance and Advisory Business Services where he led, managed and supervised teams on multiple engagements. Prior to Ernst & Young, from 2001 to 2002, he was an Executive at Arthur Andersen and oversaw assurance services.

Saurabh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honors from the University of Delhi.

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Rohini Prakash

Vice President


Rohini Prakash joined Xander in 2010 and is part of the Fund Operations team where she is responsible for operational aspects of the Xander Funds spanning finance and accounting, compliance, tax, treasury and investor reporting.

Previously, at Xander, Rohini was responsible for monitoring the financial and operational compliance of Xander Funds’ portfolio companies as part of the Asset Management team. Prior to Xander, she was a Senior Manager at Copal Partners, responsible for maintaining and reviewing the internal control framework as well as coordinating and managing client visits, reviews and audits. Earlier, from 2002 to 2009, she was an Assistant Manager at KPMG in their financial audits and assurance team.

Rohini is a qualified Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.

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Rajeev Radhakrishnan

Chief Financial Officer, Xander Finance


Based in Mumbai, Rajeev Radhakrishnan is Chief Financial Officer of Xander Finance. He brings with him 11 years of experience.

Prior to joining Xander Finance, Rajeev was responsible for the India Treasury function at Goldman Sachs (GS) in Mumbai. During this period (2011-2014), he was responsible for managing GS' capital, liquidity, funding and banking relationships across businesses/entities in India. He has also held the role of Financial Controller for broker dealer of GS, NBFC and Primary Dealer entities in Mumbai (2008-10). He held various roles in New York, Mumbai and Bangalore as a part of this role (Financial Controller/Business Projects) from 2006-10. Prior to GS, he had worked with Lodha and Co, Chartered Accountants, in Kolkata.

Rajeev is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Honours) from St Xavier's College, Kolkata. He is a keen runner, and has participated in a few competitive events including the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon.

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Sia Janjuan

Finance Executive


Sia Janjuan is based in the firm’s Singapore office and is part of the Fund Operations team. He is responsible for finance, accounting, compliance, tax, treasury and investor reporting for various Xander vehicles.

Before joining Xander, Janjuan was a Senior Associate in Transaction Advisory Services of Ernst & Young. Previously, he has been part of the Assurance team of Ernst & Young. Janjuan’s has several years of experience advising clients across industries including asset management, banking, real estate and logistics.

Janjuan is a Chartered Accountant from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) London. He received his Master’s degree in Finance from University of Wales in Cardiff, UK and his Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, UK.

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Kapish Jain

Chief Financial Officer, Xander Finance


Based in Mumbai, Kapish is the Chief Financial Officer for Xander Finance. In this role he is responsible for the finance, accounts, treasury, compliance and secretarial matters of the company.

He brings with him over 17 years of experience, having worked across various facets of finance covering fund raising, valuation, MIS, planning, audit, accounts & compliance. From 2012 to early 2015, Kapish was the Chief Treasury Officer at Au Financiers India Ltd, a retail finance NBFC funded by investors such as Warburg Pincus, ChrysCapital, Kedaara Capital, IFC and Motilal Oswal PE.

In his career, Kapish has twice worked in a start-up venture as founder member – at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and Reliance Retail Ltd (Financial Services vertical). As founder member, Kapish was involved in setting up the entire finance and investment operations function at ICICI Prudential Life.

Kapish is a rank-holder Chartered Accountant and also a qualified Company Secretary and has completed CPA from US.

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Pankaj Rathi

Associate Vice President, Xander Finance


Based in Mumbai, Pankaj works with the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for finance, accounts, audit, treasury, tax and corporate compliance of Xander Finance.

Pankaj has 5 years of experience in financial reporting and related compliance. Prior to Xander, Pankaj worked with JM Financial’ s NBFC arm. During this tenure, he was responsible for financial reporting of the NBFC entity and its related compliance for RBI. Prior to JM Financial, Pankaj also worked with Karvy Group for managing the finance function for one of its NBFC entities. Earlier, from 2007 to 2010, Pankaj completed his internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers (‘PwC’) in its assurance practice at Mumbai assisting clients with financial audit and advisory.

Pankaj is a rank holder from ‘The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’ and ‘The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Mumbai University.

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Erwina Lau

Finance & Compliance Executive


Erwina Lau is based in the firm’s Singapore office and is part of the finance group. She is responsible for both finance and regulatory compliance related matters for various entities within the group.

Prior to joining Xander, Erwina was a Senior Associate in the Assurance (Financial Services) department of Ernst & Young LLP. She led, managed and supervised teams on audit and statutory compliance reviews for clients in asset management industry.

Erwina received her Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) with Distinction from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is a member of CPA Australia.

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Shweta Sambhawani

Analyst, Xander Finance


Based in Mumbai, Shweta is part of finance & treasury team of Xander Finance.

Shweta has more than 2 years of experience in financial reporting and related compliances. Prior to Xander, Shweta worked with the Tata Group. During this tenure, she was responsible for financial and management reporting, budgeting and financial audits.

Shweta is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and Cost Accountant. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from JNVU University (Jodhpur, Rajasthan).

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Sandeep Chhabda

General Counsel, Xander Finance


Based in Mumbai, Sandeep is responsible for the legal function at Xander Finance.

Prior to joining Xander, Sandeep has worked with organizations including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. At Deutsche Bank Group, he was part of the Strategic Investments Group engaged in structured finance transactions and portfolio buy-outs across various jurisdictions in Asia Pacific including India. He has significant experience in financing transactions, acquisition of debt, equity of companies across sectors and was directly involved in negotiations, due diligence, documentation and structuring of transactions.

Sandeep has close to ten years’ experience and began his career at Kotak Mahindra Bank where he worked for the Asset Reconstruction Division. His responsibilities at the Bank comprised interpretation and analysis of Debt Recovery and Insolvency laws, due diligence on acquisition of non-performing assets from various banks and financial institutions.

Sandeep read law at ILS Law College, Pune and holds an LLM from National University of Singapore.

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Yee Lu

Finance Manager


Based in Singapore, Yee Lu is responsible for the administration and operations of Xander entities with a focus on finance, accounting, tax, compliance, risk and treasury management.

Prior to joining Xander, Yee Lu was a Manager in the Assurance (Financial Services) division of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she led, managed and supervised teams on financial statements audit and statutory compliance reviews for clients in asset and wealth management industry.

Yee Lu received her Bachelor of Accounting (Hons.) with Distinction from Multimedia University and is a member of ACCA.

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Ethan Choon

Finance Executive, Xander Credit


Based in Singapore, Ethan is responsible for finance, accounting, tax and compliance related matters for Xander Credit and related entities within the group.

Prior to joining Xander, Ethan was an Audit Team Leader at RSM Chio Lim where he led and handled audit of the firm’s diverse clientele which included public listed companies and large private group.

Ethan is a member of ACCA and received his Master of Science in Accountancy and Finance from Birmingham City University.

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Johanne Gaiqui

Finance Executive


Based in Mauritius, Johanne is part of the Fund Operation team and responsible for corporate administration, finance, compliance, tax, treasury management and investor reporting for various Xander entities.

Prior to Xander, Johanne was part of International Financial Services Limited (Mauritius), where she managed a portfolio of companies supervising their corporate administration and accounting work and overseeing regulatory compliance.

Johanne received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Minor: Finance) from the University of Mauritius.

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Yilin Koh

Assistant Manager


Yilin is based in the firm’s Singapore office. She is part of the Fund Operations team responsible for finance, accounting, compliance, tax and investor reporting for various Xander vehicles.

Prior to joining Xander, Yilin was an Assistant Manager at KPMG Singapore specializing in financial audits and assurance services where she led, managed and supervised teams on multiple engagements.

Yilin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has received her Bachelor of Accountancy degree with Honours from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.

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Johnny Liu

Assistant Manager


Johnny is based in the Singapore office. He is part of the Fund Operations team responsible for finance, accounting, compliance, tax and investor reporting for various Xander vehicles.

Prior to Xander, Johnny was an Account Manager at Citco Fund Services where he managed and supervised a team conducting financial reporting for several private equity funds. Prior to Citco, he was a Manager at SS&C Technologies responsible for accounting and financial reporting for private equity funds. He has also worked a number of years in fund operations at Canyon Capital Advisors, a hedge fund based in Los Angeles. Johnny began his career in audit at KPMG servicing alternative investment clients.

Johnny received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of California Santa Barbara. He is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and has completed CFA Level III.

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