Aditi Kothari Desai is a director on the board of DSP Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd (DSPIM). She heads Sales, Marketing, and e-Business and serves as a member of the Executive Committee.
Aditi is passionate about the digitization of the financial sector and was instrumental in the launch of all of DSP’s digital platforms, including its investment platform, education platform, corporate platform, and distributor platform. She is focused on the future of investment management and its distribution and is, therefore, very engaged in fin tech for the wealth space. Aditi also leads financial wellness initiatives at DSPIM and was instrumental in launching Winvestor, a special initiative aimed at empowering women with confidence and financial knowledge to plan for their economic and long-term security.
Aditi joined Merrill Lynch’s investment banking group in New York in 1998, primarily working on M&A activities in the Financial Institutions Group. Subsequently, she worked in DSP Merrill Lynch as part of the fixed income sales team, and later joined DSP Merrill Lynch Fund Managers in 2002 (now DSPIM), where she worked on various projects, including establishing an offshore fund for foreign investors.
Aditi is a trustee in the Hemendra Kothari Foundation as well as the Wildlife Conservation Trust. She is passionate about viewing and saving wildlife. Apart from being an independent director at Godrej Agrovet, she also serves on the board of DASRA, a leading strategic philanthropy foundation in India.
Aditi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.