Leadership

"Brief profiles of our firms top Management."

Our Founders

Jodh Raj Laddha

Jodh Raj Laddha

Chairman Emeritus

The founder and patriarch of the JRL Group is a classic first generation entrepreneur. He is a man who started with small, dreamt big and used a combination of grit and perseverance to create JRLFS.

He is also a very active member in social life and spends time on various social activities. He leads some of the most prestigious Social services trusts in India which has significant influence on community work. He is currently serving as President of “Akhil Bharatvarsiya Maheshwari Mahasabha”. He has also been felicitated with First Bharat Gaurav Lifetime Achievement Awards in US on June 9, 2012.

Arun Laddha

Arun Laddha

Director

Mr. Arun Laddha has more than three decades of experience in financial services industry. He comes with an understanding of handling clients’ wealth across asset class and is well-respected within the fraternity.

He is closely connected to various Corporate and HNI’s and is also a very active member in various business associations like Indian Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta Chamber of Commerce, Bharat Chamber of Commerce and social organizations, as he is President of Dakshin Calcutta Maheshwari Sabha and member of Akhil Bharatvarshiya Maheshwari Mahasabha and part of various business delegations abroad. JRLFS has been awarded the ‘Best Financial Advisor’ in Regional Category by CNBC TV 18, under his leadership.

Manoj Laddha

Manoj Laddha

Managing Director

Mr. Manoj Laddha has over two decades of experience in the Indian Financial Services Market and has a deep understanding of Corporate Finance & Investment Banking.

He has extensively traveled globally and leads the India entry strategies for MNC’s in countries such as Japan, Singapore, USA and UK. JRLFS has been awarded the ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ by Acquisition International, under his leadership. He is managing the overall strategy for the group. Very keenly involved in start ups and is a partner in Unicorn India Ventures. He is actively involved in the financial services industry and is part of FICCI national level committee for NBFCs.

Our Team

Ashish Agarwal

Ashish Agarwal

Director - Delhi

Mr. Ashish Agarwal is a commerce  Graduate, CA and MBA Finance. In his career spanning more than 20 years, he has advised several corporates on their strategic and financial needs, especially debt and capital raising and mergers & acquisitions.

He is well connected to Corporate, HNI’s & Family Offices. He is also associated with leading industry chambers as a speaker on various topics such as NBFCs, SME funding, Renewable energy and Infrastructure Financing. He is with the Group since last 8 years and is based out of Delhi.

Vibhor Kedia

Vibhor Kedia

Head – Investment Banking

Mr. Vibhor Kedia has done his Masters in Economics and completed his MBA from NMIMS. He carries with him an experience of about 15 years in Investment Banking and Corporate Advisory.

He has successfully raised Private and Public Equity for Emerging Corporates across India in spaces such as Consumer, BFSI, Manufacturing and ITeS. Also, he has been involved in several M&A deals including cross border transactions with global multinationals. He has visited campuses such BHU, IIM (Indore) for mentoring aspiring students. He has also selectively invested in startups in technology space. He is with the Group since the last 6 years and is based out of Mumbai.

Ashish Bhalla

Ashish Bhalla

Head – Venture Capital, Strategic and International Businesses

Mr. Ashish Bhalla has done his masters in Finance and is Accountant by profession. He has spent 15 years covering international markets, doing cross-border deals between India and other countries. He was involved in raising funds from institutional investors for Indian capital markets, private equity, credit and venture funds.

In last 10 years, he has been advising global investors on India focused investment & business opportunities on strategic JVs and M&A. Ashish has worked several years outside India in the USA and Singapore, heading the global operations. He has extensively travelled to all major countries to promote cross-border business between India. In his last assignment in India, he was the head of the global business at ArthVeda Capital in Mumbai. Prior to that, he was a Director & Fund Manager at ASK Capital Management in Singapore for an India focused real estate fund of $ 200 million. Prior to this he was based out of US with ICICI Bank/Securities .He is with the group for last 2 years and is based out of Mumbai.

Vijai Mantri

Vijai Mantri

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Strategist – JRL Money

Mr. Vijai Mantri is the Co-Founder of JRL Capital, which is the wealth management and retail distribution arm of the JR Laddha group. He is a rank holder Chartered Accountant and has also has an AMP from Indian School of Business(in collaboration with Kellogg and Wharton Business School).

He was the EX-CEO of Deutsche MF / Pramerica for over 8 years. He was also the founder of HDFC Mutual Fund. He appears regularly on various business channels and print media, giving views on matters of personal finance and investments. Many of his articles have appeared in leading business dailies. Overall, he has 25 years of experience in Mutual Fund and Capital Markets. In his last assignment, he has successfully co-founded and ran a FinTech company called Buckfast. He started his career in 1993 with Aditya Birla Group and worked in various verticals around NBFC, mutual fund distribution amongst others. He is currently based out of Mumbai.