Shiv Gupta is the founder and CEO of Sanctum Wealth Management.
Shiv was part of the RBS Group for 15 years where he most recently oversaw RBS’ Private Banking business in India, prior to its acquisition by Sanctum. He also served as a member of the RBS India Executive Committee.
Shiv had a stint as the Co-head of Coutts’ Middle East business, operating from Dubai, and was one of the founding members of the Coutts International South Asian business, based in Singapore. Prior to RBS, he worked with the Private Banking divisions of BNP Paribas and Citibank, in Singapore and Switzerland.
Shiv holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons) from Hindu College, Delhi University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s General Management Program (GMP).
Anila Ahuja is the Market Head, North, at Sanctum Wealth Management, and a part of the Founding Management Team.
Based in New Delhi, Anila heads a team of wealth managers and associates who manage clients in Delhi and other parts of the Northern Region in addition to Kolkata.
Anila has over 20 year of experience in the wealth management industry in India. She has been a part of the RBS Group for over 12 years. Prior to joining the RBS group, Anila has worked with Standard Chartered Bank and Mashreq Bank.
Born in India, Anila holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons) from Lady Shriram College, Delhi University. She completed her Masters in Management Studies (MMS) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai University.
Anila is a strong advocate of continuous learning. She says, “Always be learning – even the experts will tell you that the more you know, the more there is to learn.”
Puneet Periwal is the Market Head, West at Sanctum Wealth Management, and a part of the Founding Management Team.
Puneet heads a team of wealth managers and associates who manage clients in Mumbai and other parts of the Western Region.
Puneet comes with over 15 years of experience in the wealth management industry in India. He has previously worked with Kotak Mahindra Bank and Citbank N.A. Puneet was with RBS Private Bank for four years prior to the buyout by Sanctum Wealth Management.
Born in India, Puneet holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from NM College and a Master’s degree in Management Studies from Mumbai University, with a specialisation in Finance.
Puneet believes that a product or price advantage can always be easily duplicated. But a strong customer partnership culture, driven by customer value-creation, can’t be easily copied.
Ranjit Menon is the Market Head, South at Sanctum Wealth Management, and a part of the Founding Management Team.
Based in Bengaluru, Ranjit heads a team of wealth managers and associates who manage clients in Bengaluru, Chennai and other parts of the Southern Region.
Ranjit’s work experience of over 20 years spans various functional roles across multiple geographies in India. He has worked in Banking, Asset Management and Life Insurance firms such as Bank of America, ABN Amro Bank, Franklin Templeton Asset Management, Max New York Life Insurance and Old Mutual Kotak Life Insurance.
Prior to the buyout, Ranjit was with RBS Private Banking for two years.
Born in India, Ranjit holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia. He is also a Commerce graduate from Delhi University.
Ranjit believes that a sound understanding of the cultural ethos of a client can create an unmatchable advantage when offering the same service to different clients.
Prateek Pant is the Head of Product & Solutions at Sanctum Wealth Management, and is part of the Founding Management Team.Prateek oversees the Indian product platform to deliver client solutions in diverse areas of investments, wealth planning and real estate services.
Prateek has 20 years of experience in Banking & Financial Services in India and Middle East. Prior to RBS, he worked with Franklin Templeton, Commercial Bank of Qatar, HSBC, ABN Amro & Bank of America across functions in Branch Banking, Asset Financing, Credit Cards and Wealth Management.
Prateek holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (B.E) from University of Mumbai and also a Post-Graduate Management degree (MMS) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Prateek’s approach to solving issues is client centric and solution oriented. He says, “For our clients, we play the role of a financial doctor to diagnose their financial health and prescribe suitably, it should never be the other way around.”
Neeraj Sirur is the Chief Operating Officer at Sanctum Wealth Management, and a part of the Founding Management Team.
Based in Mumbai, Neeraj oversees all aspects of operations for Sanctum, including Technology, Change Management, Operations, Risk & Assurance, and Corporate Services.
Neeraj comes over with an experience of 24 years in Financial Services of which 12 years have been with the RBS Group. Prior to this, he was with HSBC, as a Private Banker, managing High Net worth clients in key cities in Southern India, before moving to an Operations and Compliance role within the same organisation.
Born in India, Neeraj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Banking & Finance) and an MBA degree from the University of Poona.
Neeraj’s view of values is simple. Do the right thing. Always.
Caroline is the Head of Human Resources at Sanctum Wealth Management, and a part of the Founding Team.Caroline is the primary interface between the business and HR experts to provide advice on people matters. She is also responsible for ensuring effective delivery of the firm’s staff engagement agenda.
Caroline joined RBS over eight years ago as an HR Delivery Manager for the Western region in India. In 2008, she took on her current role supporting HR for Private Banking, and subsequently Group India Operations and the Country Executive’s office. Prior to RBS, she worked at Tata Finance and American Express in a similar HR capacity.Caroline holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University and a Master’s degree in Labour Studies from the Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies.
Caroline is an advocate of “intent”. She says any problem can be solved and anything achieved if the intent is strong and well-placed.