HomeAbout UsOur TeamSales Leadership Team Company Profile Corporate Governance Nippon India Mutual Fund Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited Vision And Mission Statement Disclosure of AUM Financial Reports Other Initiatives Our Service Providers Our Team Board of Directors Debt Fund Managers Equity Fund Managers ETF Fund Manager Functional Leadership Team Management Team Sales Leadership Team Postal Ballot Sponsors Trustees Voting Policy Stewardship Code Sales Leadership Team Page Content Speak this Section Stop Mr. Saugata ChatterjeeCo- Chief Business Officer Saugata Chatterjee is Co- Chief Business Officer at NAM India. Saugata has also successfully built the SME and HNI segment. Under his different roles and leadership responsibilities over the last 5 years, the distribution team has come a long way with increased focus on opportunities, strategic approach and sharper execution. He was with Reliance General Insurance where he was instrumental in setting up the business channels and headed the channel sales during the period 2005 to 2009.Prior to joining us, he was with the Reliance Group, Saugata was associated with ICICI Bank Ltd, Mumbai where he worked as Product Head ( Bancassurance – General Insurance – Retail and Corporate).Mr. Aashwin DugalCo- Chief Business Officer Aashwin is a finance and marketing professional who brings with him 19 years of rich experience in banking and the mutual fund industry. He possesses deep understanding of institutional as well as retail markets. He has been with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) for about 8 years. Aashwin has managed various key positions in TATA AMC Ltd, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd and ING Investment Management Pvt Ltd. Prior to joining Nippon India, he was associated with TATA AMC Ltd where he was designated as Regional Vice President - North.Mr. Sanjiv GudalHead - Retail Business Development & Rural & Emerging Markets Group Sanjiv heads the Retail Business Development & Rural & Emerging Markets Group nationally and is responsible for driving the Alternate Channel & Acquisition of IFA's. Earlier to this role, he was a Senior Zonal Head for west. Sanjiv is a commerce graduate who brings with him over 21 years of rich experience in financial sector. He possesses deep understanding of retail marketing, creating brand awareness and brand equity, developing and tapping of high net worth clients.Sanjiv vision is to establish NAM India as a market leader in the PSU sector for selling non-banking products and creating a business pipeline for the MF vertical.Sanjiv has managed various key positions in M.G. Brothers, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd, Fortis Financial Services Ltd (Ranbaxy Group) and LLOYDS Finance Ltd. Sanjiv had been instrumental in driving the business with his people focus and in-depth understanding of the complex business dynamics.Mr. Akash Singh Rana Senior Zonal Business Head – West 2 Akash Singh Rana is the Zonal Head Distribution for West 2 handling Gujarat, Rest of Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Akash is a Law Graduate and did his PG Diploma in Management, he brings with him over 23years of rich experience in Banking, Distribution and Mutual fund industry across North and West zones in various capacities. He is associated with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) since last 10 year and worked as Regional Head - Uttar Pradesh then as the Senior Regional Head - Gujarat and MPCG.Prior to joining Nippon India Akash has managed various key positions with prestigious organizations like ICICI Bank Ltd for 8years plus and his last assignment was Regional Head - Branch Banking and Aditya Birla Sunlife for around 4years plus. Mr. Brijesh SharmaSenior Zonal Business Head – North Brijesh Sharma is a management graduate and is the Zonal Head- Distribution for North Zone which comprises of Delhi/NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Brijesh brings with him 20 years of rich experience of banking & financial services. He is been with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) , first as – Regional Head of Punjab & Haryana then as the Regional Head of Punjab, Haryana & Rajasthan before taking mantle of North Zone.Prior to joining Nippon India, Brijesh has managed various key positions with prestigious organizations like ICICI Bank for 8years and HDFC Bank for around 5years. Mr. Ashok NanjundarajZonal Business Head South Zone Ashok Nanjundaraj is a Management graduate and is the Zonal Business Head South Zone which comprises of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. Ashok brings with him 20 years of rich experience of Banking & Financial services and Telecom Industry. He has been with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) since last 5 years, first as – Regional Head of Tamil Nadu, then as the Senior Regional Head of Tamil Nadu before taking over as Zonal Business Head of South Zone.Prior to joining Nippon India, Ashok has managed various key positions with prestigious organizations like ICICI Bank for 5 and half years and Tata Teleservices for around 6 years.Mr. Manish RanjanZonal Business Head – West 1 Manish Ranjan is the Zonal Business Head for West 1 Zone handling Mumbai Business. Manish is an MMS Graduate from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai University. He brings with him over 15 years of rich experience with Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited), spanning across various geographies and markets . He is a homegrown leader who has started his career with us as a Management Trainee in Kolkata and then moved to Nagpur & Goa as a Branch Manager. He then worked at MPCG Region in various capacities for 5 years with last assignment being Regional Head-MPCG. He was assigned with the task of driving the Business Development Channel for West Zone for 1 year before moving to the role of Regional Head for Mumbai IFA& ND Segment. Later he moved to Pune as Senior Regional Head managing Rest of Maharashtra and Goa region. His last assignment was Senior Regional Head for Mumbai.Mr. Gurbir ChopraSenior Zonal Business Head (East) Gurbir Chopra is a Senior Zonal Business Head for East at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He holds an MBA degree in Finance & Marketing and has graduated from Faculty of Management Studies, College of Materials Management, Jabalpur. He has more than 23 years of experience across NBFC and Banking Sector and has completed over 14 years with us.rketing.e.