Raj Vikash Verma
Former Chairman and Managing Director of the National Housing Bank (NHB), Mr. Raj VikashVerma has an experience spanning 35 years in the financial sector, as well as more than 25 years in the Housing, Mortgage finance and Real Estate sector.
He has held a number of prestigious positions in course of his service career. Besidesserving as CMD of NHB and working with the Reserve Bank of India, Mr Verma has held several leadership positions, viz. first MD&CEO of CERSAI and Chairman of its Board, and the Central Registrar (both appointed by the Govt of India), Director on the Board (Whole Time Member, Finance) and Officiating Chairman at the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) (appointed by the Govt of India).
He was also Member on the Board of Trustees at the Credit Risk Guarantee Trust Fund for Low Income Housing, and Chairman at the Asia-Pacific Union for Housing Finance (APUHF) (elected by member countries), and former and first Chairman of the Board of IMGC.
He also served as Member on a number of Committees appointed by the Government of India and Reserve Bank of India, and entrusted with an important role in the formulation of various national level schemes and programmes on affordable and low-income housing, Securitisation, ECB for real estate and housing etc. As member, PFRDA, he was responsible for the regulation and oversight over the Pension Funds including framing of Guidelines for their investments operations and compliances.
Rajesh Narian Gupta
Gupta is enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of India since 1988. He has a vast experience in corporate and transactional matters including litigation. He is the Managing Partner of a full service law firm, SNG & Partners, having presence in Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore and Qatar.
Rajesh has a vast experience in corporate and transactional matters including Litigation. His area of specialization includes Banking and Finance, Commercial Laws, Real Estate and Private Client practice. He is an advisor to a number of foreign and Indian Banks, Financial Institutions, Corporate and Industrial Houses, Real Estate players. He has been a pioneer in India in Succession & Estate Planning.
Closely connected with the Banking industry, he has been involved for over two and half decades in negotiating and drafting, lending and security documentation for Banks and NBFCs. He has vast experience on the distressed asset side and was retained by Banking Industry to advice on implementation on the procedural part of the Securitization & Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002.
He was also a special invitee by the Indian Bankers Association and the Reserve Bank of India in connection with the amendment of Banking Regulation Act 1949. He was instrumental in advising leading Banks and NBFCs including HDFC Ltd, ICICI Bank, and several functional banks and private banks, on the mortgage finance and preparing the legal manuals around the product.