India Affiliate Governance Team

The Governance Team is the highest governing authority of the India Affiliate of Institute of Risk Management, vested with the responsibility of working towards IRM's global vision, mission, and strategy. The Governance Team works in conjunction with the global team and other executives who manage the IRM qualifications and examinations. Promoting accountability and integrity in enterprise risk management education, is of paramount importance for the Governance Team.

Hersh Shah, SIRM
Chief Executive Officer

IRM India Affiliate

 

Chairman

 

IRM India Regional Group

Hersh Shah, a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University (H.R. College of Commerce & Economics), is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and an alumnus of IIM-Bangalore. He is a Technical Specialist elected by the Institute of Risk Management, UK. He has over 11 years of experience in audit and assurance, risk management, consulting and corporate finance including structuring of strategic alliances & partnerships with specific focus in the education sector.

Hersh was previously associated with KPMG Risk Consulting where he worked on many enterprise risk consulting assignments. Hersh was also selected amongst the 'Top 6' of the firm as part of the Ideas for Innovation Initiative by the CEO's Office at KPMG India. He has travelled extensively to South Africa, USA, UK, China and the Middle East for his professional assignments. Post KPMG, he also helped in setting up an entrepreneurship business school in Mumbai. He was also one of the 450 people to be selected in 2014 for a social entrepreneurship train journey across India which helped him decipher rural and semi-urban India. Hersh also setup a microfinance NBFC within a large FS group where he scaled up the portfolio to over 100+ crores leading a team of 250+ people across India.

Hersh has delivered sessions in Enterprise Risk Management for over 7000+ students across India in the area of risk management since the age of 21.
Sanjay Himatsingani
Director, Training & Business Development, Institute of Risk Management, UK

Strategic Advisory Board Member – IRM India Affiliate

Sanjay Himatsingani works with clients to ensure that everyone from the CEO to the front-line team have the knowledge and skills necessary for the organisation to improve their Risk Maturity and embed risk management. Through programmes of individual workshops and long-term learning and development plans, organisations become more proactive in managing risks, employees become more engaged, and teams become more productive. Sanjay has extensive experience working with a number of national and multi-national businesses within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

As a seasoned learning and development consultant, he combines his years in the business and training worlds into developing bespoke and tailored programmes for organisations globally. Clients include Barclays Bank, UBS, Saudi Aramco, BP, Network Rail, General Medical Council, NHS, Ministry of Defence, National Grid, Prudential and Ecclesiastical.
Bheru Choudhary
Independent Director

IRM India Affiliate

 

Senior Partner

 

IC Universal Legal

 

 

 

He is a graduate in Commerce and received his Bachelor’s degree in Law in 1990 and qualified as a Solicitor (stood first in the exam) from the Bombay Incorporated Law Society in 1992. Thereafter, he qualified as a Solicitor from the Law Society of England & Wales in 1994 to practice law in the Supreme Court of England & Wales and Supreme Court of Hong Kong.

His expertise lies in real estate (including Slum Redevelopment Project), Media and Entertainment, Corporate and Commercial laws, Litigation, and Arbitration. He advises several film producers and distributors on issues arising in the entertainment industry as also leading film celebrities in India on diverse contractual documentation and agreements and advising on issues such as defamation. He advises project developers on raising funds from reputed financial institutions and banks including by way of undertaking projects in joint ventures.
Dr. Rabi N. Mishra Ph.D
Senior External Advisor

IRM India Affiliate

 

Director, College of Supervisors / Former Executive Director, (Supervision & SupTech), Reserve Bank of India.

 

Harvard Fellow in Economics.

Author of the Book "Systematic Risk & Macroprudential Regulations - The Global Financial Crisis & Thereafter"


A central banker for more than three decades and a half, Dr. Rabi N. Mishra was the Executive Director at RBI, INDIA’s Central bank. In this capacity, he was looking after the areas of Supervision (and SupTech) of Commercial Banks, Urban Cooperative Banks & Non- Banking Financial Companies in India. He had earlier held the positions of the Head of Risk Monitoring, Financial Stability, and the Central Training Institute of RBI. He was also the Administrative Head of RBI in the provincial states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jharkhand.

He is currently the Director of “College of Supervisors” a new capacity-building institution established by the Reserve Bank of India for the personnel in the Supervision, Regulation, and Financial Stability space in India and other jurisdictions. The aim of this institution is to create capable functionaries who can help reduce the probability of distress in the financial systems.

He has worked as a member on the Boards of two Commercial Banks in India and a few Committees of the Financial Stability Board. He had the opportunities to work closely with the IMF and the BIS too. He had helped set up of the Macro-Financial Surveillance Architecture for India as well as Oman. He has a Ph.D. in Economics and had a stint as a Post-Doctoral research fellow at the Economics Department of Harvard University. His professional expertise hinges on Macroeconomic Policy issues, Regulation/Supervision, Financial Crisis Resolution, Macro-Financial Surveillance, Risk Management, and Executive Learning Management.
Kosha Parekh, IRMCert
Head of Academics & Operations

IRM India Affiliate

Kosha is the Head of Academics & Operations at the IRM India Affiliate. She has completed IRM's Level 1 Examination and Level 2 Qualification in Enterprise Risk Management. Prior to this she completed her law degree from Government Law College, Mumbai, the oldest law school in Asia, is an Advocate registered with the Bar Council of India, and has practised in the field of Real Estate law at IC Universal Legal for about 5 years.

Her expertise lies in maintaining overall governance on academics and operations, developing new academic programmes, automating processes, conducting research, developing case studies and supporting organisations with their talent needs.

During her career, Kosha also assisted a Senior Professor in preparation and revision of three core law textbooks, used by students across India for law study preparation. Kosha has also completed all 8 grades of the Trinity School of London’s Speech and Drama examination.