John Berisford is President of S&P Global Ratings. He has ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the business, including commercial, analytical, control, and operations functions.
S&P Global Ratings is regulated in many of the countries in which it operates, and Mr. Berisford is a director of two of its largest legal entities, Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services Europe Limited and Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC.
Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for S&P Global Inc. In this role, he was instrumental in creating and executing on the S&P Global’s Growth and Value Plan, resulting in the creation of S&P Global Ratings and the sale of McGraw Hill Education. He led the initiative to create S&P Global’s focused Business Unit operating model while strengthening the HR function with new capabilities to support its growth and performance goals. In addition, Mr. Berisford led the succession process that enabled a seamless CEO transition in 2013.
Before joining S&P Global Ratings in January 2011, Mr. Berisford spent 22 successful years at PepsiCo where he led a number of important global initiatives and transformations. Among other strategic projects, he led the integration after PepsiCo acquired the independent Pepsi Bottling Group into its overall corporate structure.
Mr. Berisford holds a bachelor's degree in political science from West Liberty College in West Virginia and a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from West Virginia University.
Mr. Girish Paranjpe is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.
Mr. Paranjpe is a well-rounded business leader with over 3 decades of experience in the Technology and other industries, also having good exposure in Financial Services technology.
Mr. Paranjpe served as the Co-CEO of Wipro’s IT Business from 2008-2011 and was a member of the Board of Directors of Wipro Ltd. Mr. Paranjpe has had a two decade long tenure at Wipro Limited, where he lead Wipro’s IT business. Prior to this, he also held other senior positions at Wipro, as President - Financial Services Consulting and Marketing, Head - Financial services and CFO – IT Business.
More recently, Mr. Paranjpe, was Managing Director for Bloom Energy International, a silicon valley based alternative energy company.
He is currently an Operating Partner at Advent International (a Private Equity firm), where he has oversight of the firm’s proposed investments in the IT services sector. He is also the Founding Partner at Exfinity Venture Partners which invests in tech startups.
Mr. Paranjpe has represented the IT Industry in various public fora including the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Information Technology and the NASSOM.
Dr. Mor has a PhD in Economics from University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in Finance from the Wharton School, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and an BS in Physics from the Mumbai University.
He is the India Country Director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and in his independent capacity, a member of the Boards of Reserve Bank of India, National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development, Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency, and CRISIL.
He worked with ICICI from 1987 to 2007 and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2001 to 2007. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the founding president of the ICICI Foundation and during this period was also the Chair of the Governing Council of IFMR Trust and Board Chair of FINO. During 2013-14, he served as the chair of the RBI Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households. During 2011-12, he was a member of the High Level Expert Group on Universal Healthcare, set up by the Planning Commission of India. He has also served on the Boards of Wipro, the Azim Premji Foundation, and the Fixed Income Money Market & Derivatives Association of India.
Mr. M. Damodaran was a member of the Indian Administrative Service, Manipur-Tripura cadre, since 1971, and had held a number of important positions in both the Central and State Governments and in India's financial sector, before demitting office as Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in February, 2008. He was appointed as its Chief Secretary in 1992. Thereafter, he worked as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Banking Division.
During his tenure at SEBI, he was elected Chairman of 80-member Emerging Markets Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions. He is known for turning around the ailing Unit Trust of India and Industrial Development Bank of India. As SEBI Chairman, Dr. Damodaran brought improved practices to India's securities market.
He is presently Advisor in India for the ING Bank of Netherlands and an Independent Director on Boards of some of India's leading companies. He is the founder of Excellence Enablers, a Corporate Governance Advisory firm that focusses on improvement of Board performance. He is the Chairman of Glocal Healthcare Systems, a pioneering pan-India effort to provide quality healthcare at affordable costs to Indians in the underserved rural areas. He is the Chairman of the Government of India constituted Task Force for setting up the Resolution Corporation of India.
He was the Chairman of Ministry of Corporate Affairs Committee for Reforming the Regulatory Environment for doing Business in India. He is the founder Chairman of the Society and Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Tiruchirappalli.
Ms. Vinita Bali is a global business leader with extensive experience in leading large Companies both in India and overseas. She has worked with eminent multinationals like The Coca-Cola Company and Cadbury Schweppes PLC in a variety of Marketing, General Management and Chief Executive roles in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa, Latin America and the USA, in addition to Britannia Industries Ltd., in India.
Effective April 2014, Vinita is pursuing her interests in the corporate and development sectors, through a portfolio of roles and responsibilities. She is a Non-Executive Director on the global Boards of Syngenta International AG, Smith & Nephew plc, Chairman of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and on the Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Department of Nutritional Science. She also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of several companies in India – CRISIL Ltd., Titan Industries Ltd., and Kasturi & Sons Ltd; is a Member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore; and a member of the Advisory Board of PWC.
Ms. Bali is among 27 global leaders appointed by the UN to help improve maternal and child health as part of its SUN (Scaling up Nutrition) initiative. She has been recognized in forums nationally and internationally and won several awards for her various contributions to business.
Martina L. Cheung is Executive Managing Director and Head of Risk Services of S&P Global Inc. She is responsible for monetizing and leveraging S&P Global’s significant risk intellectual property (research, content, models, data, analytics and solutions) to serve clients in managing complex
Ms. Cheung most recently served as S&P Global’s Chief Strategy Officer, where she was responsible for the execution and measurement of S&P Global’s Growth and Performance objectives, positioning the Company for sustainable growth and the continuing expansion of its global footprint. As Chief Strategy Officer, Martina was also head of S&P Global Ventures, overseeing investments in early stage Fintech startups.
Ms. Cheung joined S&P Global in 2010 as Vice President of Operations and was appointed Managing Director of the Global Strategy group in 2012. Prior to joining S&P Global, she worked in the consulting industry, first in Accenture’s Financial Services Strategy group and later as a Partner at Mitchell Madison Consulting.
Ms. Cheung holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and a Master’s Degree in Business Studies from University College Galway.
Ewout Steenbergen is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of S&P Global. As CFO, Mr. Steenbergen is responsible for all aspects of the Finance department, focused on growth and sustainable shareholder value. Moreover, he is responsible for Strategy & Corporate Development.
Mr. Steenbergen was appointed CFO of S&P Global in 2016. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and CFO of Voya Financial, Inc.
Prior to his role as Voya's CFO, Mr. Steenbergen was CFO and Chief Risk Officer for ING Asia-Pacific and held a number of management roles for ING Group, including serving as regional general manager in Hong Kong and as a Chief Executive Officer of RVS, an ING Group company based in the Netherlands.
He has also held other international roles such as CEO of ING's Retail Business in the Czech and Slovak Republics and CEO of ING Nationale-Nederlanden Slovak Republic.
Mr. Steenbergen holds a master's degree in actuarial science from the University of Amsterdam and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Rochester and from Nyenrode University.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Mr. Singhania is the Managing Partner of Singhania & Partners LLP, Solicitors and Advocates with more than two decades in Legal Profession. He is ranked amongst top 100 legal luminaries of India in researches conducted by Lexis Nexis, Indian Business Law Journal, and Indian Corporate Counsels Association. He has been consistently rated as India's top Corporate M&A, Dispute Resolution and Project Finance Lawyer.
He currently serves on the Boards of Indian subsidiaries of several multinational companies' such as National Instruments, American Bureau of Shipping, etc. He is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London as well as the Supreme Court Bar Association. He is a governing body member of Indian Council of Arbitration, a member of managing committee and Co-Chairman of Law & Justice Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce in India. He is also a Board member of TerraLex, Inc. a global network of law firms with more than 19,000 attorneys in 100+ countries.
He holds a Bachelors' degree in Commerce and Law from reputed Shri Ram College of Commerce and Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, respectively. He is admitted to practice law in India and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is the former Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Committee of the American Bar Association.
Ms. Suyash leads CRISIL’s domestic and global businesses, steering its efforts to deliver high quality analytics, opinions and solutions to a wide range of clients from small companies to large corporations, investors, top global financial institutions, policy makers and governments.
Under her leadership, CRISIL has strengthened existing business portfolios, enhanced its customer value proposition and is creating new intellectual properties.
Ms. Suyash has 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to CRISIL, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of L&T Investment Management Ltd and L&T Capital Markets Ltd. She led Fidelity’s Indian Mutual Fund business from 2003 to 2012 as its Country Head and Managing Director. Prior to Fidelity Mutual Fund, Ms.Suyash was the Head of Strategy and Business Development at Citibank. During her 15+ year long tenure with the bank, she held several key positions across the corporate, consumer and investment banking divisions.
Over the years, Ms. Suyash has been recognised among the Top 50 Women in business in India and Asia by various publications. Ms. Suyash is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. She is on the Advisory Board of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, the Primary Markets and Advisory Committee, and the Corporate Bonds and Securitization Advisory Committee of SEBI. She has a keen interest in the education sector and is associated with the Board of Studies at NMIMS, NM College, and on the Advisory Board of Aseema Charitable Trust - an NGO that provides education to underprivileged children.