Management Team

Sumit Shukla
Mr. Sumit Shukla

Mr. Sumit Shukla is the Chief Executive Officer of HDFC Pension Management Company Limited. Prior to this he was heading Direct Channels at HDFC Life. Sumit has been associated with HDFC group since March 2006.

Sumit started his career in Apple Finance Ltd and then moved to Kotak Mahindra Primus Ltd. In his last assignment before HDFC Life he was working as National Sales Manager in American Express.

He is a Master in Business Administration in Marketing from Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore.

Fagun Pancholi
Mr. Fagun Pancholi

Mr. Fagun Pancholi is the Chief Financial Officer of HDFC Pension Management Company Limited. Prior to this he was heading Financial Reporting team and Investment Mid Office/Back Office operations at HDFC Life. Fagun has been associated with HDFC Group since November 2005.

Fagun is a seasoned finance professional who started his career with Larsen and Toubro Limited and then moved to Lafarge India Private Limited. In his previous roles, he had experience in almost entire gamut within finance domain and exposure to diversified range of businesses.

He is a Chartered Accountant with All India Merit from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Cost Accountant from The Institute of Costs Accounts of India.

Vishwas Katela
Mr. Vishwas Katela

Mr. Vishwas Katela has been appointed as the Chief Investment Officer of HDFC Pension Management Company Limited w.e.f April 17, 2018.

Mr Katela has been previously associated with HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited ("HDFC Life") since July 2010 and has been a key member of its investment team, having managed Equity funds and covered multiple sectors. Before joining HDFC Life he has worked with HSBC Securities & Anand Rathi Financial Services as Research Analyst covering Oil & Gas Sector.


Mr Katela holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli and is an alumunus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Nagesh Pai
Mr. Nagesh Pai

Mr. Nagesh Pai is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of HDFC Pension Management Company Limited. Mr Pai has been associated with HDFC group since July 2012.

Mr Pai has over 12 years of experience in handling secretarial, compliance and legal functions across industries. Mr Nagesh Pai was previously associated with National Stock Exchange of India Limited as a Member of the Listing Division, prior to which he was associated with one of the leading Practising Company Secretary in Mumbai. He is a Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is a Law Graduate from Mumbai University.