K.N. Vaidyanathan

K.N. Vaidyanathan

Advisor and Adjunct Senior Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies

KN 'Vaidy' Vaidyanathan is the EVP & Chief Risk Officer of the Mahindra Group since Dec 2011. Immediately prior to the Mahindra Group, Vaidy was the Executive Director at the Securities and Exchange Board (SEBI) of India, in charge of institutional investors portfolio, including domestic (MF) and foreign (FII). Vaidy has over 25 years experience in financial services, primarily in the realm of asset management. He is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and holds a Bachelors's Degree in Commerce from the University of Madras. Vaidy is on the Finance Board of IIM Ahmedabad and on the Board of Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship of IIMA. He is the Chairman of RMNext, an association of Risk Management Professionals in India. He has been appointed as a member of Mutual Fund Advisory Committee of SEBI.
Education

MBA, Indian Institute Of Management, Ahmedabad

Expertise

international economics, international financial regulation

Last modified: April 18, 2019

Recent projects

T20 PolicyBrief_Beneficial Ownership Courtesy: T20 Argentina 2018
2 July 2018 T20 Argentina 2018

A global framework for tracing Beneficial Ownership

In a policy brief for Argentina's G20 Presidency in 2018, K.N. Vaidyanathan, Akshay Mathur and Purvaja Modak discuss the challenge and propose policy recommendations for transparency in cross-border financial transactions
The logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is seen on the facade of its headquarters building in Mumbai, March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files Courtesy: Reuters
24 August 2017 Gateway House

India’s capital markets at 70

India’s equity markets are a success story in the country’s 70th year of independence, and there are two prominent state institutions responsible for this, the Securities and Exchange Board of India and the National Stock Exchange. SEBI has played an extraordinary role in bringing in market efficiency, but as the equity market regulator, it must have the corporate surveillance function as well
India 2015: USA vs China
5 March 2015

India 2015: USA vs China

Neelam Deo and K. N. Vaidyanahtan discuss India's ambitious growth agenda in 2015 and factors it will be influenced by

g20akshay Courtesy: The Prime Minister's Office/Flickr
12 September 2013 Gateway House

G20: The new Bretton Woods?

Global institutions responsible for price discovery and speculation in commodities are suspected of fuelling price hikes. With the world experiencing turmoil in the food and energy markets, fixing the global pricing architecture for commodities should be the priority for the G20
Courtesy: PMO
4 November 2011

Resetting Economic Governance at G-20

G-20 leaders meet this week to try and stave off Europe's projected financial annihilation. The key question: can they think creatively and strategically to establish a robust and fair economic governance framework?