Dr. Kshama Fernandes is the Executive Chairperson of Northern Arc Investments. She served as the Managing Director and CEO of Northern Arc Capital from 2012 to 2022. She has extensive experience in capital markets, and has been previously involved in financial advisory, consulting and academia. Prior to joining Northern Arc Capital Limited, she was a Professor and Head of Finance at the Goa Institute of Management. She has worked on consulting assignments for the World Bank, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Government of India (Ministry of Finance), and NSE.IT, and was a core committee member of the Percy Mistry Committee on ‘Making Mumbai an International Financial Centre’.
She has also developed the SEBI mandated certification programme for derivatives for the National Stock Exchange and NCDEX. She graduated with an MBA and holds a Ph.D in Finance from Goa University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. She is also a certified Financial Risk Manager.