A seasoned financialmarketsprofessional, BenaiferMalandkar is theCIO of RAAY Global Investments– the family office of the Amit Patni Group of Patni Computers. The promoter family divested their stake in May 2011 to I-Gate Corporation at USD 1.5 bn. She is responsible for investment management of the group including identification, evaluation, deal execution, and monitoring every investment across a gamut of diverse asset classes including public markets.
Additionally, she is a Director on the Board ofBombay Shirt Companyand an advisor to the Board of Waterfield Advisors,a fast growing Multi Family Office firm. She has also served as a Director on the Board of Nirvana Venture Advisors, aDigital & Internet Venture Fund.
Benaifer’s forte lies in end-to-end setting up of new businesses and following that up with a robust performance. She has a demonstrated track record in identifying early stage and unlisted company investments, succession planning, and estate management. She has raised funds for early stage and mid stage companies, and been instrumental in the leading the business strategy for a few ventures to achieve sustainable profitability.A well networked professional, she is recognized for business and market intelligence, a critical skill in the investments field.
Across the multiple organisations that she has worked in, including Citibank, ICICI Prudential AMC,Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and SMIFS securities, she has consciously chosen new roles, thereby wide-basing her exposure and proficiency. With experienceof over 17 years in various corporates she has gathered considerable understanding and comprehension ofportfolio management, equity and debt markets, asset management,and retail & private banking industries.
She is often invited to speak at national and international industry events of repute and often writes opinion pieces in various publications.Benaiferreceived her post graduation degree in Masters in Business Administration from JDBIMS, Mumbai.