Rohit Karan Sawhney
Chairman, Managing Director & CEO

Rohit joined the Fitch Group in 2017 as Managing Director & CEO of India Ratings & Research Ltd. Rohit is also a member of The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on Financial Markets and a member of the CII National Committee for Total Cost Management (TCM).

Rohit has almost 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Rohit joined India Ratings from The Royal Bank of Scotland where he was most recently the Managing Director & Regional Head of Global Transaction Services, Asia Pacific. Prior to The Royal Bank of Scotland, Rohit also worked at ABN AMRO Bank and ANZ Grindlays Bank in various roles across client segments, sectors advisory, branch management, products & business risk.

Rohit holds a B.A. (Honours) Economics and a M.A. Economics from The University of Delhi, India.

Venkataraman Rajaraman
Chief Rating Officer

Venkataraman Rajaraman (Venkat) is Chief Rating Officer at India Ratings & Research. He has overall experience of about 19 years in core finance and treasury, structuring, appraisal and financing of infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining the Company in 2007, he worked for International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the Sub-National Fund jointly managed by the World Bank. Before joining IFC, since mid-1999 Venkat worked on a World Bank funded Tamilnadu Urban Development Project where he was the lead member from the State of Tamilnadu and pioneered the promotion of the first non-recourse municipal bonds and pooled financing structures in India. He was a key team member in developing universal municipal banking model and had been heading appraisal and financing of sub-national based infrastructure projects. Besides, he focused on developing credit culture amongst various layers of sub-sovereign entities in India.

Venkat is a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Madras. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Management Accountant and a Management graduate (MS) from BITS, Pilani.

Ananda Bhoumik
Chief Analytical Officer

Ananda Bhoumik is Managing Director and Chief Analytical Officer at India Ratings and Research. In this role, he oversees analytical function of the firm.

Previously, Mr. Bhoumik was Senior Director and was heading the banks and financial institutions ratings team in India. Prior to joining the Fitch Group, Ananda worked with CRISIL and Larsen & Toubro. Ananda has over two decades of experience in rating agencies and has been working with India Ratings for the last 20 years in various roles.

Ananda is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an alumni of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Tarun Bansal
Head of Business & Relationship Management

Tarun Bansal is Managing Director and Head of Business & Relationship Management at India Ratings & Research. He is responsible for firm’s overall business development and maintains relationship with government, corporates, PSUs, banks, financial institutions issuers.

Tarun has over two decades of experience in financial services and has been working with India Ratings for the last 15 years in various roles. Prior to joining India Ratings, he was responsible for building asset finance business of Nagarjuna Finance.

Tarun is a postgraduate in Business Economics from the University of Delhi and a B.Tech from Delhi College of Engineering.

Rajesh Patel
Chief Operating Officer

Rajesh Patel is Chief Operating Officer with overall day-to-day operational responsibility for Ind-Ra operations in India. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He has over 20 years of experience in finance, compliance and operations.

Mr. Patel holds a degree in Commerce from Mumbai University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Mr. Patel has extensive work experience in the field of manufacturing, auditing, financial services, technology services and credit rating industry.