Kiran Deshpande is the CFO and COO at Helios Capital India. He has over 3 decades of experience in Financial Services Industry, having worked in General Insurance, Wealth Management & Asset Management Companies. Prior to joining Helios, he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Baroda Asset Management for 8 years & prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Asset Management for over 6 years. Before joining Deutsche Asset Management, he was associated with Birla Sun Life Distribution in various capacities. Over the years, he had worked across various functions including Operations, Client Services, Finance, Compliance, Risk, Corporate Secretarial, Product Development, Channel Management, Business Strategy & Planning. Kiran has managed diverse teams. Along with his team, he had set up strong processes, procedures and controls in the asset & wealth management businesses. He was also actively engaged in some of the industry led initiatives for standardised implementation. At BSDL, he had played a lead role in setting up their corporate insurance distribution business.
Kiran is a qualified Cost & Management Accountant and a Company Secretary. He is a Certified Financial Planner and a Fellow Member of Institute of India. He has graduated in commerce from Osmania University and did his Masters in Investment Management from Alagappa University. He has also completed a certificate course from Harvard Business School.
Kiran loves watching Cricket and Telugu movies during his free time.