Cassian Ferreira

Cassian has over 17 years of progressive accomplishments in analysis, design, development and implementation of technology based application solutions. His experience includes a variety of technical platforms and the implementation of enterprise-wide client server applications.

Prior to AstraGinger, he has served companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Consulting group in Los Angeles in senior management capacity.

Cassian is an MBA from University of Toledo (Ohio), Master of Commerce (Management) from Bombay University, INDIA, Solomon Certified System Engineer and Application Developer (SCSE/SCAD), Symix certified

Baranidharan M

Barani has over 17 years of experience in Technology. He comes with extensive experience in product development, Architecting and implementing Workflow, BI and Decision Management solutions for Banking and Financial Services industry.

Prior to AstraGinger, he has served companies like Equifax, Logica and Yahoo in Technical and Senior management capacity.

Barani holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Barathiar University, INDIA

Ram Prasad

Ram has 17 years of rich experience in Retail Banking and Payments with premium multi-national banks (Standard Chartered, Barclays) and with exposure to Asia, Middle East and Africa markets. In addition, he co-founded the MEA franchise of NettPositive, a BI & Analytics start-up focused on BFS and saw through a successful buyout to Equifax Inc.

In his banking stint he has held senior leadership roles, managing large teams and balance sheets, with responsibilities spanning Strategy, CRM, Distribution, and Product & Portfolio management.

Ram is an MBA from TAPMI, INDIA and Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) from Delhi Technological University (formerly Delhi College of Engineering), INDIA


T K Kumar

A Risk Management Evangelist, Trainer, International speaker and a seasoned Banking professional, Kumar has over 35 years of experience in Corporate, Retail SME banking with Standard Chartered across Asia, Middle East and Africa. Currently, he carries a mandate to train risk management professionals of SCB (Africa) from credit analysts to directors.

In specific, Kumar’s areas of interest and expertise revolve around Risk Analysis Framework, Management and Group Structure Analysis, Industry and Business Analysis, Structuring and Risk Mitigation, Monitoring and Control and Risk Reward Analysis

Shalendra Malhotra

Shalendra brings with him over 20 years of experience in retail financial services and consumer services industry covering diverse markets across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. His focus in the recent years has been retail risk management policy, collections and underwriting. He is also trained and has extensive experience of hiring techniques such as Top Grading, Competency Based Hiring and Assessment Centers.

Shalendra has spent most of his professional career with multinational corporations such as Barclays Bank, Capital One Bank and The Royal Mail Group. In addition to consulting in the risk management space, he is also the Managing Partner of Winfort – a company which focuses on talent management.

Shalendra is a qualified CIMA & MBA from the UK and is currently based in New Delhi, INDIA.

Deepa Mogili

Deepa brings 12 years of experience in market, credit and operational risk with top-notch financial services firms - Neuberger Berman (NB) and Citigroup.

While at the asset management firm, Neuberger Berman (NB) in New York, she was a market risk manager providing oversight for Alternative products such as multi-asset funds, hedge funds and private equity. Prior to NB, she was a member of the Global Independent Risk Management team at Citigroup responsible for actively monitoring the risk profile of the Citi Alternative Investments (CAI) business, and ensuring that both regulatory and internal limits on risk-taking were adhered to. Before moving to CAI, she was with Citi Global Risk Architecture working on credit risk analytics.

Deepa has a Masters in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University, USA and an MBA from TAPMI, INDIA