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Management Team

Sankar Chakraborti
Chief Executive Officer

Sankar is leading SMERA's transformation from being world's first SME focused credit rating agency to a technology and innovation driven full-service Credit Rating Agency and a knowledge company. Sankar has more than two decades of experience in developing and selling data, analytics, risk management, and financial research solutions. In his previous assignment, Sankar played a pivotal role to bring over 14,000 borrowers under the purview of credit rating. During the year 2006-2007, Sankar was based in Tokyo and interacted closely with prospective foreign investors across APAC region. Sankar holds a Masters in Business Management and is a Graduate in Physics.

Sankar is a fan of football and pursues photography as hobby.

Mrinal Singh
Senior Vice President
SME Ratings & Gradings

Mrinal leads the Business Development & Operations for the SME Ratings & Gradings Division. Mrinal, in his previous organisation, was part of the team which introduced new products like techno-economic viability reports, credit reports on domestic companies, due diligence for banks and corporates. He was also a part of the core group which spearheaded the outreach of the Performance and Credit Rating Scheme of the Ministry of MSME. Mrinal has a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relation and Personnel Management.

He keeps special interest in sports, plays basketball, football apart from music and travelling.

Antony Jose
Senior Vice President, Operations
SMERA Bond Ratings

Antony leads the Centre of Excellence and Rating Operations for SMERA Bond Ratings and is responsible for improvements in existing operations and processes with an aim to deliver better quality in our services.
He has an overall work experience of over 17 years of which more than 13 years have been with the Ratings industry. He holds a Masters in Business Management.

Antony is an avid reader, loves to watch movies, and is a swimmer.

Vinaya Dongre
Vice President
Central Operations

Vinaya is heading the Central Operations function at SMERA which involves streamlining the sales processes and bringing about optimal productivity and efficiency for the company.

Vinaya has over 2 decades of developing and selling research and credit rating solutions to decision makers in BFSI and Corporate community. In her previous assignment, she also managed a team of 250 sales people. During her two decade long career, she has developed work flow processes and automated systems, organized world class knowledge sharing events and handled marketing and communication activities.

Vinaya is a pet lover and an avid traveller.


Mohit Jain
Vice President
SMERA Knowledge Center

Mohit Jain leads the Knowledge Center Division at SMERA. He is also responsible for Business Development in the large corporate segment. He has over a decade of experience in the areas of credit rating, risk modelling, advisory and product development. Prior to joining SMERA, he worked in the role of product development and risk management solutions. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and is an MBA (Finance).

Mohit enjoys travelling to new destinations.

Suman M
Vice President, Business Development
SMERA Bond Ratings

Suman heads the Business Development team responsible for mid-corporate segment for SMERA Bond Ratings. He has more than 18 years of experience in consumer banking (unsecured and secured assets) business, and channel & distribution. He has also been a co-founder of a start-up e-commerce firm. Suman is a science graduate, holds a diploma in hotel management and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Sales.

Suman loves to go on long drives and is a huge fan of retro music. Cooking seems to be his stress buster.

Shivkumar K Y

Shivkumar heads the Finance function at SMERA. He has worked across various fields of finance including reporting, banking and treasury, and financial planning and analysis. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds an advanced diploma in Management Accounting from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Shivkumar is passionate about chess and has won multiple awards during his educational days. He also holds an international FIDE rating in Chess.

Chitra Mohan
Compliance & Company Secretary

Chitra Mohan has been with SMERA since its inception in 2005. An associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), she has over 12 years of experience in the field of secretarial, legal and corporate compliance. Apart from being a Key Managerial Personnel, she is primarily responsible for overseeing and managing corporate and regulatory compliance matters as well as internal policies and procedures.

Her hobbies include reading, listening to music and travelling.
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