Ghanshyam Dass

Ghanshyam has had an outstanding career in domestic, international banking and Capital Markets for over 45 years, during which he developed a firm understanding of the complexities of global markets. He is thoroughly familiar with the regulatory and business environment in USA, European Union, South East Asia, Middle East, India and other major money-center locations. While working for various organisations in the region, he has been able to establish close and mutually cooperative relationship with most Banking and non-Banking Financial Institutions, Stock Exchanges, Corporates, Regulators and Government Departments.

Over the last two decades, Ghanshyam has been a significant voice in promoting India and Indian corporates in many countries worldwide. He has traveled extensively across all continents and has been a speaker and participated in panel discussions and conferences (including World Economic Forum) in Australia, China, HongKong, India, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and several countries in the Middle East, among others. He is also regularly invited to speak, lead and participate at various seminars and panel discussions. Ghanshyam has been a strong advocate of sound corporate governance and high standards of transparency to the corporate sector in the region.

In his early career, he spent over nine years with US Educational Foundation in India (as Research Assistant to a Senior Fullbright Scholar), Bank of India, Wells Fargo Bank N. A., (as Assistant Representative for India) and Marine Midland Bank, N.A, (before being seconded to Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, India in January 1986).


  • – Senior Advisor, KPMG (January 2008 to January 2020)
  • Senior Advisor, INTEL Capital (April 2008 to July 31, 2011)
  •  Senior Advisor, STJ Advisors, LLP, United Kingdom (January 2010 to December 2015)
  •  MD, NASDAQ OMX – Asia Pac & Middle East (January 2000 to February 2008)
  • Senior Advisor, NASDAQ Stock Market (April 2008 to March 2018)
  •  GM & CEO, Majan International Bank, Oman, (Commerz Bank invested co.) (April 1998 to December 2000)
  • CEO, The British Bank of the Middle East, India Operations (April 1996 to March 1998)
  • Manager, FIG – South Asia & Middle East, HSBC Group (January 1986 to March 1996)
  • CII National Council on Corporate Governance & Regulatory Framework (2004 to 2009)
  • Member, Hardware Task Force of Govt of Karnataka (2003 to 2006)
  • CII National Council on Capital Markets (2004 to 2009)
  • Govt Nominee, Governing Council of the ICSI (2007 to 2010)
  • Vice President, Karnataka Athletics Association
  • Vice President, Masters Athletic Federation of India

Formerly Independent Director & Member

  • Dhanlaxmi Bank (2009-2012)
  • Jubilant Industries Ltd. (2010-2018)
  • Jubilant Agri and Consumer Products Ltd. (2013-2018)
  • Avighna India Ltd. (2013-2017)
  • Estel Technologies & Communications Ltd. (2011-1018)
  • Online Recharge Services (2011-2018)
  • BQ Padmavathy Finance Academy Private Limited (2015-2017)
  • Member Academic Council – Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) (2003-2005)
  • The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
  • Founder Member – Association of Outsourcing Professionals (AOP) and Association of Biotech
  • Led Enterprises (ABLE)

Initial years (1975 through 1985)

  • US Educational Foundation of India
  • Bank of India
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N. A., San Francisco
  • Marine Midland Bank, N.A., New York

Currently he is associated with: 

  • Vice President, Para Athletics Federation of India
  • Trustee, The Braj Foundation
  • Advisor on the Abhaya Foundation’s – National Advisory Council
  • Governing Council, Bangalore International Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation Centre
  • (BIMACC)
  • Member USIBC
  • Primus Partners
  • Grant Thorton India.

Currently an Independent Director of: 

  • Powerica Ltd. (2011 onwards)
  • Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (2009 onwards)
  • Jain Farm Fresh Foods Ltd. (2016 onwards)
  • Mayar Infrastructure Development Pvt. Ltd. (2010 onwards)
Shri_Ghanshyam_Dass at Transaction Square