About Edelweiss


Edelweiss is one of India's leading diversified financial services group

Edelweiss offers a large range of products and services spanning across asset classes and consumer segments.

Its businesses are broadly divided into Credit (including Retail Finance and Debt Capital Markets), Financial Markets (including Asset Management), Commodities and Life Insurance.

The group's research driven approach and proven history of innovation has enabled it to foster strong relationships across corporate, institutional and individual clients. The Life Insurance, Retail Finance including Housing Finance, Mutual Fund and Retail Broking businesses - both online and offline formats, have paved the way for Edelweiss to cater to the large retail client segment. Edelweiss' presence now covers 211 offices in 106 cities in India and abroad with 3,907 employees. Together with 4,003 strong network of Sub-Brokers and Authorized Persons, Edelweiss group has presence across nearly 545 cities in India catering to over 450,000 clients across various businesses in retail and wholesale segments.

Senior Management Team:


  • Rashesh Shah - Chairman and CEO

    Mr. Shah, co-founder of the Company has over 20 years of diverse experience in the financial services industry in India and has been instrumental in building Edelweiss into one of India’s leading diversified financial services companies. Prior to founding Edelweiss, he worked with ICICI Limited. He serves on the Boards of various companies and has also served on the Executive Committee of the National Stock Exchange, India’s premiere securities exchange. He has in the past served on the Executive Committee of the National Stock Exchange and presently serves as Chairman, Maharashtra Council of FICCI. He currently serves on the SEBI committee to review Insider Trading Regulations. His academic qualifications include an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and a Diploma in International Trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.

  • Venkat Ramaswamy - Executive Director and Co-Head, Wholesale Capital Markets and Wholesale Asset Management

    Mr. Ramaswamy, co-founder of the Company spearheads one of the Company’s most strategic businesses Financial Markets & Asset Management. He brings significant experience and expertise on client relationships to Edelweiss. Prior to Edelweiss he worked with Spartek Emerging Opportunities Fund and ICICI Limited. His academic qualifications include an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, United States of America and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering.

  • Himanshu Kaji - Executive Director and Group COO

    Mr. Kaji is the Group Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the overall functioning of the Corporate Planning, Operations, Technology, Business Solutions, Governance, Compliance, Finance, Stakeholder Relations, Global Risk, Resources, Legal and Administration departments of the Group. He is involved in formulating strategy and providing vital inputs for the effective functioning of the Group. Mr. Kaji is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a post graduate diploma in securities law. Mr. Kaji has over 20 years experience in the financial services sector. Before joining Edelweiss in 2009, he was corporate advisor to various large companies in the financial services sector. Mr. Kaji was Honorary Treasurer & Official Spokesman and Director of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) between 1999-2002. Presently he is a member of the Secondary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI.

  • Rujan Panjwani - Executive Director

    An Electrical Engineer by qualification, Rujan Panjwani has over two and half decades of experience in the financial services industry working across all asset classes. At Edelweiss he helped set up the Group’s Treasury and Balance sheet unit. Rujan is now a member of the Assets & Liabilities Committee (ALCO) that primarily oversees the implementation of an effective process for managing Edelweiss’ interest rate, liquidity and similar market risks relating to the balance sheet and associated activities, including the adoption of policies, risk limits and capital levels from time to time. He also set up Edelweiss’ Global Risk Group – the nodal point for all risk monitoring and management. He is now a member of the Global Risk Committee – the highest decision making body in Edelweiss on Risk-related issues. He also played a role in setting up several businesses for the Edelweiss Group including Asset Management and Credit, for which he had oversight responsibilities till 2012. Prior to joining Edelweiss, Rujan was an entrepreneur.

We are the market leaders in ESOP financing for over 5 years

Incorporated in July 2005, we are a part of the Edelweiss group parentage. Our wide basket of product offerings includes corporate finance, providing loans against property, loan against marketable securities, real estate finance loans, public issue financing, SME Finance and Structured Finance. With our diversified product portfolio and dedicated product management teams, we ensure that you receive the best of products and services that meet world class standards; we are constantly upgrading ourselves to ensure that your receive nothing but the best. Our access to a wide array of cost effective funding sources ensure that you always receive maximum funds at lowest possible rates. Add to that an experienced, professional senior management team to anchor, guide and lead the business to higher altitudes and that is ECL Finance for you.

Senior Management Team:

  • Rashesh Shah - Chairman and CEO

    Mr. Shah, co-founder of the Company has over 20 years of diverse experience in the financial services industry in India and has been instrumental in building Edelweiss into one of India’s leading diversified financial services companies. Prior to founding Edelweiss, he worked with ICICI Limited. He serves on the Boards of various companies and has also served on the Executive Committee of the National Stock Exchange, India’s premiere securities exchange. He has in the past served on the Executive Committee of the National Stock Exchange and presently serves as Chairman, Maharashtra Council of FICCI. He currently serves on the SEBI committee to review Insider Trading Regulations. His academic qualifications include an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and a Diploma in International Trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

  • Venkat Ramaswamy - Executive Director and Co-Head, Wholesale Capital Markets and Wholesale Asset Management

    Mr. Ramaswamy, co-founder of the Company spearheads one of the Company’s most strategic businesses Financial Markets & Asset Management. He brings significant experience and expertise on client relationships to Edelweiss. Prior to Edelweiss he worked with Spartek Emerging Opportunities Fund and ICICI Limited. His academic qualifications include an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, United States of America and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering.

  • Himanshu Kaji - Executive Director and Group COO

    Mr. Kaji is the Group Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the overall functioning of the Corporate Planning, Operations, Technology, Business Solutions, Governance, Compliance, Finance, Stakeholder Relations, Global Risk, Resources, Legal and Administration departments of the Group. He is involved in formulating strategy and providing vital inputs for the effective functioning of the Group. Mr. Kaji is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a post graduate diploma in securities law. Mr. Kaji has over 20 years experience in the financial services sector. Before joining Edelweiss in 2009, he was corporate advisor to various large companies in the financial services sector. Mr. Kaji was Honorary Treasurer & Official Spokesman and Director of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) between 1999-2002. Presently he is a member of the Secondary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI.

  • Rujan Panjwani - Executive Director

    An Electrical Engineer by qualification, Rujan Panjwani has over two and half decades of experience in the financial services industry working across all asset classes. At Edelweiss he helped set up the Group’s Treasury and Balance sheet unit. Rujan is now a member of the Assets & Liabilities Committee (ALCO) that primarily oversees the implementation of an effective process for managing Edelweiss’ interest rate, liquidity and similar market risks relating to the balance sheet and associated activities, including the adoption of policies, risk limits and capital levels from time to time. He also set up Edelweiss’ Global Risk Group – the nodal point for all risk monitoring and management. He is now a member of the Global Risk Committee – the highest decision making body in Edelweiss on Risk-related issues. He also played a role in setting up several businesses for the Edelweiss Group including Asset Management and Credit, for which he had oversight responsibilities till 2012. Prior to joining Edelweiss, Rujan was an entrepreneur.

  • Ravi Bubna President and Co-Head Credit and Fixed Income

    Ravi Bubna has over two decades of experience in Corporate Finance, Quantitative Financing, Risk, Credit as well as General Management.

    Ravi has been instrumental in not only establishing the Group’s Financing business, but also spearheading its accelerated growth. Under his leadership, the Financing and Credit businesses have become significant contributors to the Group’s revenue mix.

    Prior to joining Edelweiss, Ravi spent over 13 years with the financial services business of the Aditya Birla Group with his last assignment was Joint President & Country Head of Birla Global Finance Limited. Before that, he was with the Parasrampuria Group of Companies as Group Head, Treasury.

    An avid photographer, Ravi has won several awards for his skills behind the camera. He is married, with one daughter.

  • Mr. P N Venkatachalam, Independent Director

    Mr. Venkatachalam has over 35 years of experience in the banking sector in India and abroad and five years of experience in the software industry in Banking & Finance verticals. He joined State Bank of India in 1967 and retired in 2004 as its Managing Director. He was a member of the Interim Pension Fund Regulatory Authority of India and a Director on the Board of Small Industries & Development Bank of India (SIDBI). He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and is a Certified Associate from the Indian Institute of Bankers.