- Committed to effective governance, Zinnia aims to safeguard stakeholders’ interests, promote long-term sustainability while ensuring superior service to our investors.
- The directors on board have a wealth of experience. Together, they have an aggregate of over 100 years of experience in Banking and Finance, Wealth Management, Hedge Funds and Financial Services.
Meet Our Team
Nikhil Kumar, Managing Director at Zinnia Fund Advisors in Mauritius, is a driven individual with a strong belief in positivity, resilience, and adaptability. With a strong track record in investments in Indian capital markets, finance, operations, and investor relations, Nikhil excels in fund management, portfolio analysis and evaluation, reconciliation, trade capture, and NAV calculations. With a background as a Company Secretary and bachelor’s in law and commerce, Nikhil handles complex financial matters with passion and expertise, making a significant impact in the fund management business.
Varsha, an Onboarding Compliance Analyst at Zinnia Funds, excels in managing institutional client onboarding and modification requests along with monitoring the business compliance. With a BA in Law with Management and experience as a DMLRO & Compliance Assistant (registered by FSC), she fosters effective business connections and coordinates seamless service setups. Varsha is committed to staying ahead of regulatory changes and seeking opportunities to soar above and beyond.
Radhika, Trade Support Executive at Zinnia Funds is a detail-oriented professional who consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring seamless trade operations. She has been associated with a Single-family office where she was responsible for trade execution, reconciliation and cash flow management. Driven by a passion for Health Education, she founded Nutrisi Duniya, a thriving startup empowering children’s health and education. Embracing challenges with a positive attitude, she transforms obstacles into opportunities for learning and personal growth.
Himanshu Drolia is the Head of Base Metals Trading, running the Global Base Metals Trading Book for Awin Resource International Pte Ltd, the trading arm of Amer International Group – Ranked 124th in 2023 on the Global Fortune 500 list. He is also responsible for running the company’s proprietary fund which is tasked to spot investment and arbitrage opportunities globally to enhance the returns for the shareholders.
Himanshu has a rich and varied experience of over 14 years in the commodities space as a commodity banker and commodity trader. He is also an angel investor in various start-ups in the food, feed, agri tech, health tech and insurance domain.
Himanshu holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India and an MBA from Asian Institute of Management, Manila and Kenan Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, USA.
Siddharth is the Director of the UK India Business Federation, responsible for boosting trade between the UK and India. With extensive experience in business development, international trade, project management, and public relations, Siddharth has worked with global corporations in the UK, Europe, and India. He has provided guidance to over 1000 UK firms and universities across various sectors. Siddharth has organized roundtable discussions, business clinics, and webinars in the UK, fostering connections with government agencies, business associations, and academic institutions in both countries. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in international marketing and an executive MBA from a UK university. Siddharth is also actively involved as a trustee and board member for charitable organizations supporting arts and culture, the environment, tribal development, healthcare, and philanthropy in the UK and India.
Nilesh founded Aikyam Capital Advisors in November 2022 with close to 2 decades of experience in the Asset Management Industry. Prior to this, he was a Director at Wilson Investment Advisors where he was responsible for Indian Capital Markets structuring and acted as a sub advisor to overseas funds. Nilesh started his career in alternative investments in 2006 and was a part of core/founding team of Milestone Capital which was an India focused Real Estate fund and thereafter joined Edelweiss Financial Services where he spent almost a decade. At Edelweiss Nilesh started their office in Singapore to start the Alternative Investments business and enabled the pathway for various other businesses of Edelweiss to establish their presence in the South-East Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Nilesh is a CA and has graduated in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economic. He also holds a PGDBM in Finance from NMIMS, Mumbai.
Nityesh is currently the Director of Zinnia Group. He is a Barrister at Law with over 10 years of experience working: inter alia, on the structuring of corporate vehicles, advising on the set up and all other aspects of funds in Mauritius. His practice covers all areas under the corporate law umbrella including company, tax, contract, anti-money laundering and international trade laws. Nityesh studied for his law degree (LLB) at the BPP University in London, completed his first Master of Laws (LLM) in International Business in Gloucestershire, sat successfully for the Bar Professional Training Course in Bristol. In 2017, he also completed his second Master of Laws (LLM) in Comparative Dispute Resolution at the Queen Mary University of London as a Chevening Scholar. Nityesh is a member of the following organizations: the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), the Association of Fraud Examiners (US), the Federation of Integrated Conflict Management (India), the Mauritius Bar Association and the Honorable Society of the Inne Temple (UK).
Kamal Haasan lyaroo is an Executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer at Tri-Pro Administrators Ltd. He has under his responsibility the overall portfolio of clients. He has considerable experience in the structuring and administration of investment vehicles, ranging from trusts, foundations, protected cell companies, private companies to private equity funds, real estate funds and hedge funds. Kamal started his career back in the early 2000’s and worked for one of the leading fund administrators in Mauritius until 2009 when he joined Tripro. Kamal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Law and a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Leicester He is also a member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners in the UK and a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors.
Anand is the COO and Head of Products at Aikyam Capital Advisors, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the financial services sector. Anand’s knack of understanding of the Capital Markets and eye for details combined with his strong background in trading and risk management helps clients make calculated decisions. Anand started his career with Edelweiss as one of the early employees, where he spent more than a decade handling trading, trading technology, risk management and business compliance. Prior to joining Aikyam, he had been associated with Wilson Financial Service as their Group COO where he was taking care of both their domestic as well as offshore businesses. Anand has graduated in Management Studies from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics and has done his MBA with specialization in Finance.