Our Team

Our Team consist members with diversified education qualifications viz, MBA's, Company Secretaries, IIT'ians, Post Graduates and Graduates. Our Senior Management team

J N Gupta

Co-founder & Managing Director

J N Gupta is the Founder and Managing Director of Stakeholders Empowerment Services (SES), a not-for-profit proxy advisory, corporate governance & ESG research company. He h...

J N Gupta is the Founder and Managing Director of Stakeholders Empowerment Services (SES), a not-for-profit proxy advisory, corporate governance & ESG research company.

He has over 44 years of diversified professional experience in the public and private sector and is a former Executive Director of Indian securities market regulator SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India). Mr Gupta is a B Tech (Electrical Engineering.) from IIT Kanpur (1977), CAIIB (1984), and Certified Financial Analyst, ICFAI (1991). He is a member of International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN).

Under his leadership, SES, which began its journey in 2012 without any clients, today serves 100+ clients that include institutional investors such as most domestic mutual funds, insurance companies, banks and marquee foreign institutional investors and is regarded as a leading authority on matters concerning corporate governance and ESG research in India. He is currently member of SEBI’s Primary Market Advisory Committee and Capital Markets Committee of FICCI, a leading industry body in India.

Mr. Gupta works pro bono in Stakeholders Empowerment Services since inception.

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Devendra Bhandari

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Bhandari, FCS, is a Non-Executive Director of Stakeholders Empowerment Services. Prior to joining SES, he worked at senior positions in Aditya Birla Group companies for 30 year...

Mr. Bhandari, FCS, is a Non-Executive Director of Stakeholders Empowerment Services. Prior to joining SES, he worked at senior positions in Aditya Birla Group companies for 30 years before retiring as Joint President & Company Secretary of Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd in July, 2013. He was also a member of Legal Affairs Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce, Corporate Laws & Legal Affairs Committee of FICCI  and the Secretarial Standard Board of ICSI. He has rich experience of legal and secretarial function and has handled various capital raising programs, mergers, demerger, amalgamation and other corporate activities for the group.

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Arjun Gupta, CFA

Co-founder

Arjun is a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Kanpur and a CFA charter holder. He started his career as a process engineer with Rio Tinto, Australia in 2008 and later worked w...

Arjun is a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Kanpur and a CFA charter holder. He started his career as a process engineer with Rio Tinto, Australia in 2008 and later worked with the Performance Improvement team (servicing the Financial Services industry) at Ernst & Young, India before founding SES in 2012.

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Amarendra Singh, CFA

Co-founder

Amarendra is a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Kanpur and a CFA charter holder. He has also cleared CAIA level 1. Prior to starting SES in 2012, he worked with Deutsche Ban...

Amarendra is a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Kanpur and a CFA charter holder. He has also cleared CAIA level 1. Prior to starting SES in 2012, he worked with Deutsche Bank, Mumbai in Equity Derivatives team and Credit Derivatives team for London Markets for four years.

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