Scient Capital is fully capitalized and backed by marquee individuals with stellar academic and professional track records. The Board of Directors includes individuals from IIT Bombay & IIM Ahmedabad.


Hrishikesh Parandekar has joined as a Non-Executive Director on our Board. PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad and is a graduate from Podar College in Mumbai. He has over 23 years of experience working in financial services and consulting.

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Hrishi was previously CEO of Ambit’s Wealth and credit/NBFC Business. Prior to that, Hrishi was Group Head for Karvy Group’s Wealth and Asset Management Businesses.

Hrishi has also worked in senior positions in Morgan Stanley as well as McKinsey.

Swapnil Pawar

Swapnil Pawar has a diverse experience of over 12 years across Strategy Consulting, Investment Advisory and Asset Management. He has completed his graduation from IIT Bombay in Aerospace Engineering and his Masters in Business Administration from IIM Ahmedabad.

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He started his career with The Boston Consulting Group in Mumbai in 2004. Here, he worked with clients across various industries including BFSI, engineering and technology.

His interests include Macroeconomics, Quantitative Strategies and Corporate Finance. He has also authored a book titled ‘Anatomy of Froth – Demystifying the Global Financial Crisis and Lessons to Learn’.

Chhavi Moodgal

Chhavi Moodgal has 13 years of experience in the Indian financial services industry advising corporates on capital structuring, fund raising, financial advisory as well as mergers and acquisitions. She has helped market fund raising transactions to institutional as well as HNI investors.

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She has worked with global investment banks such as UBS and Kotak Investment Banking. Prior to Scient Capital, Chhavi was Director, Equity Capital Markets at Standard Chartered Bank.

She has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a degree in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women.

Kanika Khorana

Kanika Khorana has worked at the Wealth and Asset management arms of an Indian diversified financial services conglomerate for nearly seven years. Her work experience includes setting up and managing various investment products including Alternate Investment Fund (AIF), Portfolio Management Services (PMS), Foreign Institutional Investment (FII) and High yield debt products.

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She has worked across the structuring and regulatory aspects of all of these investment vehicles and has deep knowledge of investment product management in Indian context. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from IBS,

Hyderabad and a Bachelors in Engineering from Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Pune.