Global Head of Capital Markets, Vistra and Managing Director & CEO, Vistra ITCL India
Navita Yadav is Global Head of Capital Markets for Vistra. She is also the Country Managing Director for Vistra India.
Navita is responsible for developing and executing Vistra’s Capital Markets strategy globally including organic growth, expansion into new markets, development of new products and operational capabilities in international markets. In India, she drives Debt capital markets, Funds, Private clients and International Expansion businesses for Vistra. Her specialties include Structured Finance and Corporate Issuance services for Infrastructure and Financial services, Development of Financial products and Alternate asset classes for Capital Markets, Risk Management and IT platforms, Regulatory frameworks and Policy interface, Alternative Investment Funds, Commercial Banking, Private Banking and Infrastructure Finance. Over the last two decades, she has consistently driven revenue growth and profitability of Capital Markets and Financial services businesses in Asia. Under her leadership, Assets under Administration grew from USD 40 billion to over USD 125 billion while preserving a dominant market share in all Capital market business segments. Navita also carries valuable hands-on experience in M&A and integration across businesses in Asia and Europe.
Navita entered into Infrastructure Finance in 2011 to head the Corporate Trust/ Structured Finance business (ITCL) in Debt Capital Markets. She led the Company to develop the largest independent Corporate Trust platform for Issuers in Debt Capital Markets and for servicing their long term borrowing programs. In early 2016, she led the significant divestment of ITCL to Vistra, marking the first FDI in Corporate Trustee space in India. Earlier, she was with one of the largest private lenders in Asia, Axis Bank for a decade, where she held various key positions across Commercial Banking and Global Private Banking. Prior to that, Navita was with KPMG where she handled several key clients in Financial services.
Navita is the Chairperson of ‘ASSOCHAM - National Council for Bond Markets in India and President and founder of Trustees Association of India (TAI). As member of various Government and Regulator committees, Navita plays an active role in policy action for Capital Markets.
A strong advocate of innovation and creativity at workplace, she is also deeply involved in Corporate Social Responsiveness for capacity building in Education and Healthcare. She regularly contributes time and resources for promoting Startups and Entrepreneurship Cells, new Technology platforms and Corporate Governance.
Navita is a distinguished alumnus of IIM Calcutta with specialization in International Business and has completed her education from University of Delhi with specialization in Financial Management.
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