Himanshu Gulliani, CAIA, Chapter Head

Corporate Strategy and Partnerships, National Bank, Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID)

CAIA Member since 2009

Himanshu is currently working as Head of Corporate Strategy, Partnerships and Ecosystem Development with National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) which is an Infrastructure focused specialised Developmental Finance Institution set up by Government of India in 2021. 

His role involves inter alia, defining business strategy and developing strategic roadmaps for the organization for future while leading the development of the annual operating plans. He is tasked with taking strategic initiatives for the organisation, working on developing and launch of new products, managing governance by overseeing management reporting to the Board and other relevant authorities for important verticals, portfolio and designated roles. Himanshu works to identify potential risks and communicate the findings to relevant stakeholders. He is required to present strategy results to the Board and other stakeholders. Further, he works on identification and development of strategic partnerships while liaising with external government or non-government partners for policy advocacy /building partnerships including launch of joint ventures and subsidiaries. Himanshu is also required to work on the development of ESG related aspects of the organisation.

In his last assignment, Himanshu worked at  IndusInd Bank Ltd. (one of India’s leading private sector banks) as the Head of Credit Advisory where he was working on creation of asset underwriting frameworks, strategic transactions, complex/large credit transactions, credit/business strategy and policy formulations. He has been instrumental in setting up and running of the Sustainable Banking unit which is responsible for bank’s ESG- linked businesses, operations and risk management. His work at sustainable banking unit involved developing climate finance linked products, DFIs/multilateral partnerships, ESG risk evaluation, ESG/Climate Risk policy formulation and management, helping in the bank's pursuit of carbon neutrality, emission reductions, bank’s ESG ratings and disclosures.

Himanshu has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector and he has worked with organisations like Macquarie Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and Societe Generale Bank across their investment banking, project finance, money markets and international banking divisions in India, Dubai, UAE and Sydney, Australia. He has financed and managed banking assets across various infrastructure sectors viz. power, roads, ports, air ports, city gas distribution, electricity distribution, power transmission, mining, renewable energy, railways/metros, water, sewage/waste treatment, smart cities & defence.

He holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma from the Fore School of Management and Business Economics (Hons.) from Delhi University. Himanshu has been a CAIA Charter holder since 2009 and he has also completed other certificate programs in Finance including certificate in ESG investing from CFA Institute. He helped the CAIA management team in establishing CAIA's India Chapter and he has been actively contributing to the chapter ever since.