Our Board of Directors


Our board of directors are thought leaders in their respective areas of business and demonstrate a wide range of experience, competencies and perspectives. They are passionate about our current strategies and help us navigate through the dynamic environment.

S R Iyer Chairman

S R Iyer is the former Managing Director of the State Bank of India and the First Executive Chairman of the Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited (CIBIL). He is also a member of the Investment Committee of National Dairy Development Board and Chairman of the Infrastructure Finance Credit Committee of Aditya Birla Finance Ltd.

Soumya Rajan Founder, Managing Director and CEO

As the founder of Waterfield Advisors, Soumya brings over 25 years of financial services experience. She has advised several of India’s leading business families on issues related to the success and continuity of their family enterprise, including managing their family investments, succession transitions, mentoring the NextGen, corporate and family governance, conflict resolution, business strategy and philanthropy.

Sanjay Teli Co-Founder and Director

Sanjay Teli is the Founder and Managing Director of the ESP Group, prior to which he has had a decade long working association with the HDFC group, Sterling group and Eureka Forbes. Career choreography is Sanjay’s core competency for senior level executives and is known for his knowledge and assessment capabilities.

Amit Patni Director

Amit Patni is the promoter shareholder of Patni Computers. He is also the Co-founder of RAAY Investments (a Single Family Office), Chairman at Nirvana Venture Advisors (Digital and Internet Venture Fund), Co-founder and Partner of Elysium Investment Advisors (a hedge fund) and Co-founder and Partner of The Hive-India (Big Data incubator).

Arihant Patni Director

Arihant Patni is the promoter shareholder of Patni Computers and the Managing Director of Patni Financial Advisors (a family office for the Patni Computers family). He is the Managing Director of Ideaspring Capital, a early stage fund focusing on enterprise technology, Co-Founder of Nirvana Venture Advisors (Digital and Internet Venture Fund) and Co-Founder of The Hive-India (Big Data Incubator).