Editorial Team

IL&FS Financial Services


Managing Editor
Mona Mohan

Co - Managing Editor
Lubna Usman
Baiju Mathew

Associate Editor
Anju Chopra

Editorial Consultant
Vikram Khanna

Editorial Co-ordinator
Dhwani Chandel
Priyanka Chavda
Rhea Dsouza


Publication Design
Tidal 7


Parksons Graphics


Dear Readers,

The ‘Affordable Housing’ sector is at an inflexion point and is anticipated to be the next big growth driver of Indian economy. The sector has witnessed a substantial 27 percent surge in new project launches, with Mumbai taking the lead. This follows after the asset class received the much-awaited infrastructure status from the government. Our cover story encapsulates the significance of this sector in the economy while meeting India’s growing housing needs and providing employment to millions.  

The last quarter of the financial year 2017 - 2018 witnessed a number of important events on economic, political, and regulatory front. Our MD & CEO, Mr. Ramesh C. Bawa view that the Union Budget was a well-rounded, pragmatic, and inclusive growth-oriented budget assimilating various sectors - industrial and social, which will undoubtedly give a significant push to India’s higher and sustainable economic growth.

Another landmark for India and Hong Kong was the approval of Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA), in November 2017 which is expected to boost investment opportunities between the two large nations. An article on the same throws light on DTAA and its significance in boosting investment and trade between India and Hong Kong.

We are honoured to feature, Mr. Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, President, SGX in our ‘Special Interview’ segment. He shares his insights on the role of SGX in the growth of Asian bond market and his plans for the upcoming financial year. We also have Ms. Priya Shetty, Head, Corporate Advisory, IFIN being featured under ‘New Leadership Interview’.

Dance is no longer a form of entertainment but is highly recommended as an alternative to many fitness regimes. Our sports and wellness section takes you through the journey of Dancerise and how it’s gaining popularity among the fitness lovers. In our people and culture section, we talk about how IFIN is constantly striving towards creating a culture of inclusiveness and empowerment within the organisation.

The goat farming project near Khed-Sinnar highway has transformed lives of women in the region immensely, the impact section covers the journey of these women’s economic development and social emancipation. We also have an interesting story of a company that relies on crowdsourcing for floating customer-oriented range of products – Just Herbs, India’s first premium beauty and personal care brand founded by Arush Chopra.

Do share your suggestions and feedback at ifinpanorama@ilfsindia.com

Enjoy Reading!

Mona Mohan
Managing Editor

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