S Ramesh

Managing Director & CEO
Kotak Investment Banking

S Ramesh is Managing Director & CEO, Kotak Investment Banking.

Ramesh joined the Kotak Mahindra Group in 1995. Over a career spanning more than two decades, Ramesh is a respected and influential figure in the investment banking industry in India and has formed strong relationships with leading corporates and key regulators.

Prior to being appointed MD & CEO, Ramesh was Joint Managing Director of Kotak Investment Banking.

Under his leadership, Kotak Investment Banking has established and reinforced its standing as a pioneer and leader in the Indian equity capital markets. Ramesh has been closely involved in key initiatives that have contributed to the development of the Indian capital markets and has worked on a number of landmark initiatives and product innovations.

Ramesh has extensive experience in equity financing – encompassing private equity and public markets. He has been involved in diverse transactions across a wide range of situations and complexities. As the head of the equity financing business at Kotak Investment Banking, he is credited with building the franchise of the firm and guiding it to a position of strength.

Ramesh is a people's person. He strongly believes in the power of teamwork and follows a philosophy of empowering people and being open to new ideas.

Ramesh is a member of the SEBI Committee on Disclosures and Accounting Standards (SCODA) and the Committee for Reviewing Disclosures and Application Forms in Public Issues (CRDA). He also participates in the Primary Market Advisory Committee (PMAC) set up by SEBI.

Ramesh has also been nominated as the representative for all kotak group-wide sebi related engagements since 2016.

He is a chartered accountant (ACA, ACS, Grad CWA).

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