Mohandas PaiChairman, Aarin Capital and Manipal Global Education

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In a career spanning over 30 years, Mohandas Pai has served in the areas of finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, education, social impact innovation, environmental conservation, policy formulation, heritage preservation, philanthropy, and the venture and startup ecosystem.

Mohan is currently the Chairman of Aarin Capital, Chairman of Manipal Global Education, an Advisor to the Board of Manipal Education and Medical Group, a Member of the Boards of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India and Havells India, Governing Council Member of the Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL) promoted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a Member of the Board of Ascendas Property Fund Trustee, the Trustee-Manager of Ascendas India Trust, Member of the Boards of Manipal University and the Institute of Public Enterprises, Member of the Board of Governors of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), Chairman of the Regulatory and Financial Technology Committee of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”), and Founder-Trustee of the Akshaya Patra Foundation.

He was awarded the Padma Shri award by the President of India in 2015 and the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award in 2004. Mohan was previously a Board Member and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Infosys, an Investment Committee Member of the SIDBI India Aspiration Fund and the $1.8 Billion India Fund of Funds, a Board Member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”), Chairman of the SEBI Primary Markets Advisory Committee (“PMAC”), Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) Foundation, Chairman of the FICCI Skills Committee and Higher Education Committee, and President of the All India Management Association (AIMA).

Mohan holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce as a University Rank Holder from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore, a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from Bangalore University, and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as an All-India Rank Holder. He is based out of Bangalore, India.

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