L&T Housing Finance Limited (LTHFL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings Limited. It was originally incorporated as Weizmann Homes Limited on 31st August 1994 under the Companies Act, 1956 (No. 1 of1956). It is registered as a housing finance company with the National Housing Bank under the National Housing Bank Act, 1987
Dinanath Dubhashi is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of L&T Finance Holdings since April 2016. His rich experience extends across 25 years in multiple domains in financial services such as Corporate Banking, Cash Management, Credit Rating, Retail Lending and Rural Financing. He has been with L&T Financial Services since 2007 and has been instrumental in scaling up the Retail business operations manifold, across customer segments and geographies.
Under his leadership, retail business has grown both organically and inorganically to reach an asset size of around Rs 28,000 crores, serving more than 30 lakh customers. He has also provided leadership to various functions such as Operations and Information Technology for L&T Financial Services. Prior to this, he was associated with organizations such as BNP Paribas, CARE Ratings and SBI Capital Markets in various capacities. He holds a B.E. (Mechanical) degree and a PGDM from IIM Bangalore.
Dr. Rajani R Gupte
Dr Rajani Gupte is currently the Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis International University, Pune. During the period 2004-2012 she had also served as a Director of Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) and was actively involved in establishing SIIB as one of the leading B-Schools in India. She had also served as a Dean of Symbiosis International University.
She had also served as member WTO committee, Government of Maharashtra, Department of Horticulture during the period 2002-06. She has done PhD in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune University, on the topic “the impact of trade liberalisation on the level of protection of Indian Industry”.
Prabhakar comes with a rich experience of over 35 years in the banking industry before he retired as the Chairman and Managing Director of Andhra Bank in August 2013. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of Bank of India from October 2008 to December 2011 and worked across various verticals of Bank of Baroda from October 1977 to October 2008.
Prabhakar has also worked overseas, at Zambia and UK, for eight years. He was the Chief Executive of Bank of Baroda - UK operations, Chairman of Bank of India (Tanzania) and Bank of India (Indonesia). Mr. Prabhakar has been on the boards of various banks that he has worked with including Star Union Daichi Insurance Ltd, India International Bank (Malaysia) and ASREC India Ltd. Mr.Prabhakar is a Commerce graduate from the University of Mysore and a Chartered Accountant.
S. H. Bhojani
S H Bhojani is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office since 2001. Prior to joining the Firm, he has had a long and fruitful career with ICICI Limited (now ICICI Bank Limited) for almost 28 years starting as a Law Officer and reaching the Board of Directors of ICICI Limited as Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel.
As the head of Finance Practice at Cyril Amarchand, he had been driving transactions in varied practice areas, including banking and project finance, securitisation, debt and corporate restructuring.
He is involved in structuring transactions, suggesting business and strategic solutions and providing regulatory advice to the clients. His expertise and commercial insight are acknowledged by all relevant players in the financial market. He has been named as senior statesman and has also been described "a legendary figure" in the financial legal landscape by Chambers Asia 2013.
He has also been mentioned as a 'leading lawyer' in banking by IFLR1000 (2012). He has worked very closely on important economic legislations as a member of several high-powered committees appointed by the Government of India, including: Committee on Review of Eligibility Norms constituted by SEBI.Committee on Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act (SICA) / Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR). The Advisory Group on Bankruptcy Laws.Working Group for Drafting Law for Enforcement of Securities by Banks and Financial Institutions. Working Group on Foreclosure Law (Andhyarujina Committee).Committee on Insider Trading constituted by SEBI. The Working Group on Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
He holds degree in bachelor of science, LLB and LLM.
Mr. Ashish Kotecha is an Operating Partner with Bain Capital. He is the Regional Lead for Bain Capital’s Portfolio Group in Asia covering investments in China, Japan, India, Australia and Korea. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Kotecha was the Chief Operating Officer at Tourneau - a Leonard Green & Partners portfolio company. Earlier he was with McKinsey & Company where he led engagements in the retail, consumer and private equity industries.
He has been actively involved in the investments in L&T Finance Holdings Limited, Hero Motocorp, Himadri Chemicals & Industries Ltd., Asia Pacific Medical Group, Rise Education, Camp Australia and Only About Children.
He received an MBA with honors from The Anderson School at UCLA, a Master of Commerce from Sydenham College, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai.
Chief Executive – Housing Finance
In his current role at Housing Finance, Mr. Srikanth JR is responsible for driving overall business growth in the Real Estate Finance and Home Loans & LAP verticals. Under his guidance, the Real Estate Finance business has grown significantly in the last one year. He has been with the Group in various verticals such as corporate credit risk, structured corporate finance, SME and supply chain finance.
Mr. Srikanth has around two decades of experience in the BFSI segment in various areas like corporate credit risk, commercial loans/capital market products and SME. Previously, he was with BNP Paribas in India and Dubai in various capacities in corporate banking. He also worked with CommerzBank in trade finance operations.
Mr. Srikanth is an MBA from IIM, Lucknow and holds an Engineering degree. He loves reading, movies and is a sports enthusiast.
Head - Operations
S. Muralidharan has been with L& T Financial Services since March 2015. Today he heads Housing Finance Operations.
He has more than 14 years experience in banking sector of which substantial part was in retail lending and wealth banking operations.
Muralidharan is commerce graduate from Bharathidasan University.