Avendus Capital appoints Sameer Kamath as Group Chief Financial Officer

10th July 2017 | Mumbai | Corporate

Avendus Capital announces the appointment of Sameer Kamath as the Group Chief Financial officer. He will report to Mr. Ranu Vohra, MD and CEO, Avendus Capital.

Based in Mumbai, Sameer’s key responsibilities include financial management and reporting, risk and compliance, taxation and legal & secretarial functions. Sameer comes to Avendus Capital with an overall experience of 20 years in the industry.

Sameer joins Avendus Capital from Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited, where he had an 11-year stint and was associated as the Director and Group Chief Financial Officer. Sameer was a part of the core team that lead the transformation of Motilal Oswal from a broking business to a fully diversified financial services firm; he was mainly responsible for Strategy & Planning, Financial Reporting & Treasury, Risk & Compliance, Digital Initiatives and Investor Relations. Sameer started his career with KPMG and has also worked with RPG Industries.

Ranu Vohra, Co-Founder, MD & CEO, Avendus Capital, said, “We are delighted to have Sameer on board, as his varied experience in financial advisory will contribute to the company’s plans on expanding the business and taking it to the next level. Sameer’s inputs in the company's investments and capital structure will help the company manage its financial decisions effectively and will ensure sustained growth over the long run.”

Sameer’s expertise helped his former employer win the Best Equity broker award at UTI-MF CNC Financial Advisor Awards for five years in a row. He conceptualized and built India’s first branchless broking model through complete online interface in 2009. His hobbies include travelling, watching movies and listening to music.

Avendus Capital Private Limited provides seamless solutions to a wide range of clients by using teams across various industries, multiple product groups and geographies. Its rich experience in capital markets and strong institutional investor relationships help clients meet their financing and growth objectives.

About Avendus

The Avendus Group (Avendus) is a leading provider of financial services with an emphasis on customized solutions in the areas of Financial Advisory, Wealth Management, Structured Credit Solutions and Alternative Assets Management. Avendus relies on its extensive experience, in-depth domain understanding and knowledge of the regulatory environment, to offer customized solutions that enable clients to meet their strategic aspirations. Avendus Capital has consistently been ranked among the leading financial advisors by overall number of deals. It has a strong track record of cross-border transactions and has helped multiple clients benefit from opportunities across geographies. Avendus’s wide range of clients is testimony to its ability to serve its corporate clients throughout their life cycle – from growth stage funding to complex, large sized transactions later in the cycle.

Avendus Capital Inc. and Avendus Capital (UK) Pvt. Ltd. located in New York and London respectively are wholly owned subsidiaries offering M&A and Private Equity syndication services to clients in the respective regions.

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