Mumbai: DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd., one of the premier asset management companies in India, announced that Aditi Kothari would be heading the Sales and Marketing functions. She takes over from Ajit Menon, who is leaving DSP BlackRock to pursue other career opportunities.
Aditi joined DSP BlackRock in 2002 (then DSP Merrill Lynch Fund Managers). Prior to joining the firm, Aditi worked in Merrill Lynch’s investment banking group in New York, primarily in M&A activities in the Financial Institutions Group. Subsequently, she worked with DSP Merrill Lynch as part of the fixed income sales team. At DSP BlackRock, Aditi initiated the firm’s various forays into the international fund advisory business and was instrumental in helping establish the first BlackRock India Fund. As head of Marketing, she has launched Winvestor – an educational and awareness initiative for current and potential women investors, IFAXpress – a transaction and information portal for IFAs, and a website dedicated to distributors. Aditi will continue to head the Marketing and e-business functions.
Aditi is a member of DSP BlackRock’s CSR committee and is actively involved in various social initiatives. She is also a member on the Advisory Board of Dasra, India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation and a trustee of the Hemendra Kothari Foundation and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Aditi is actively involved with educational initiatives in both urban and rural areas, as well as initiatives on saving India’s forests and wildlife.
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.
Aditi Kothari, EVP and Head of Sales & Marketing, DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd., said “I am honored to lead the Sales function. Reaching out and engaging with distributors and investors has always been a key focus area for me. Heading both Sales and Marketing functions opens up exciting possibilities and I look forward to working with both teams as we embark on this exciting journey.”
S. Naganath, President and CIO,DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd said, “Aditi brings with her valuable experience from leading the marketing function and this will serve her well as she assumes her new responsibilities as Head of Sales & Marketing for DSP BlackRock.”
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