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,

We are delighted to inform that IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) has completed 11 years of its successful business operations in August, 2017 contributing substantially towards Infrastructure development of the country by way of its unique financial support.

The cover story of this edition encapsulates a few of India’s monumental mega structures/projects such as Chenani Nashri Highway Tunnel, Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Rapid Metro – Gurgaon, Kochi Metro, Rajasthan Mega Highways, Chenab Rail Bridge, Konkan Railways, Dhola Sadiya Bridge, etc.  In most of these projects, IFIN’s significant contribution by way of its innovative financing support has played a critical role for its successful completion well within the timelines. These projects have taken the historic infrastructure development to the next level by overcoming the geographical and engineering challenges.

Our MD & CEO - Mr Ramesh C Bawa emphasis on various reforms undertaken by the current government in the last couple of years. One being the introduction of RERA Act, which will empower homebuyers and bring transparency to the real estate sector. He mentions about the alarming rise in NPAs and various steps undertaken by RBI to tackle this situation. He lauds the focused efforts of the government for reshuffling the cabinet to ensure accountability and high standards of governance contributing to the development of the country.

Under the Special Interview section, we cover industry veteran and India’s metro man Dr E Sreedharan (Principal Adviser, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) talking about urban transport infrastructure in India, growing importance of metro rails in Tier II cities and last mile connectivity for the common man.

We are delighted and privileged to have the views of Ms Shubhalakhshmi Panse (Former Chairperson & Managing Director, Allahabad Bank), Independent Director, IFIN, on the banking sector primarily on stressed assets and increasing NPAs.

While our People & Culture section will throw some light on the importance of learning & development for employees in corporate, the impact section will take you through the incredible work done by Nalanda Foundation in association with Savitribai Phule Mahila Ekatma Samaj Mandal (SPMESM) and other agencies providing water through Tushar Samruddhi project to change the face of agriculture for 28 villages in Maharashtra.

We are very proud to announce the launch of Panorama International, a bi-yearly magazine, which will focus on global markets, business reforms and the innovative initiatives undertaken by IFIN’s international offices – Dubai, Hong Kong, London and Singapore especially for the infrastructure financing business.

On behalf of Team Panorama, we wish you a very Happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year!

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

Enjoy Reading!

Mona Mohan
Managing Editor

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