Mr Sanjeev Kaushik is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer, presently posted as Deputy Managing Director of India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL), a wholly owned Government of India Infrastructure Financing Institution regulated by the Reserve Bank of India. In this capacity, he also plays the leading role for the Investment Advisor of the newly set up National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).IIFCL is a public corporation wholly owned by the GoI, Ministry of Finance and is engaged in providing low cost, long term project finance and credit guarantees to PPP and Private projects in infrastructure sectors including Roads & Highways, Rail and air transport, Ports & Shipping, Thermal & Hydro Power, Renewable Energy and others.
Prior to joining IIFCL, Mr Kaushik was handling Financial Markets in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, where he handled policy and regulatory matters relating to Capital Markets, Foreign Institutional Investment, Foreign Exchange Management and External Commercial Borrowing. He has also worked as Director of the Fund-Bank (Multilateral Institutions) Division in the Finance Ministry, where he was handling policy matters relating to IFC, WB and IMF and development financing. In his previous assignments in the IAS, he served as Secretary of Kerala State for Ports and Managing Director & CEO to set up the $2bn Vizhinjam International Seaport in Kerala – the International transhipment Terminal has been successfully awarded and is now under advanced construction, he also served as the Founding Director to establish the new Indian Institute of Management, IIM at Calicut – a leading national business school and as the District Collector of Palghat district in the State of Kerala, where he effectively implemented the Modernising Government program to make Palghat the first fully computerised district headquarters and also prepared the plan for establishing an Indian Institute of Technology in Kerala.
He is an MBA in Finance from London Business School (UK) and Mechanical Engineer from BITS Pilani, Mr Kaushik has more than two decades of experience including Global Investment Banking. He held key management positions viz Managing Director and Head of Research at HSBC Securities, India and Managing Director of Equities at Lehman Brothers, India. His profession highlights also include Equity Analyst at Bank of America Securities (Europe) and as Corporate Finance Manager at ING Barings (UK), in London.