Prashant Khemka, CFA


Prashant founded White Oak Capital Management in June 2017. He is the former CIO and lead portfolio manager of GS India Equity at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) during March 2007 to March 2017, and also for the Global Emerging Markets (GEM) Equity during June 2013 to March 2017. As lead PM, he managed all mutual funds and separate accounts under these strategies.

Prashant began his professional investing career in 1998 at SSGA in Boston as senior portfolio officer of Enhanced International equity in the quant group. He joined GSAM in 2000 as a research analyst in US Growth Equity, and by 2004 he rose to become Senior Portfolio Manager and Co-Chair of the Investment Committee. Prashant returned to Mumbai in 2006 to start GSAM India business and served as the CIO and CEO/Co-CEO of their domestic Asset Management Company. In 2013, in addition to India he was also made the CIO and lead PM of GEM equity. He won several accolades as the CIO and Lead PM of GS India Equity. He and his fund won several awards including AAA rating from Citywire and Elite rating from Fund calibre among others.

Prashant has a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University and an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University in the United States, where he received the Matt Wigginton Leadership Award for outstanding performance in Finance. He was awarded the CFA designation in 2001 and is a fellow of the Ananta Aspen Centre, India.

Investment Professionals

    Ramesh Mantri

    Senior Investment Analyst

      Parag Jariwala, CFA

      Senior Investment Analyst

        Rishi Maheshwari

        Senior Investment Analyst

          Rohit Chordia

          Senior Investment Analyst

            Ayush Abhijeet

            Investment Associate

              Sagar Arya

              Investment Associate

                Trupti Agrawal

                Investment Associate

                  Chaitanya Kapur

                  Trading Associate

                    Akshay Jogani

                    Investment Associate

                      Aman Kapadia

                      Management Trainee

                      Business and Operations Team

                      Ajith Punnakkal

                      HEAD – OPERATIONS

                      Ajith has 24 years of experience in investment operations, fund accounting, risk management, regulatory reporting, accounts and client servicing. Prior to joining White Oak Capital, he has worked with Edelweiss Financial Services as Vice President at their Prime Brokerage, Securities and Fund Services business advising Foreign Portfolio Investors on accessing Indian capital markets and on-boarding related matters. Before that, he was working with IIFL Capital (Singapore), a regulated investment manager under the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), as the head of operations and client services at their Singapore office. Earlier, he has handled various assignments based out of Dubai and Mauritius with Kotak Mahindra group for their India bound asset management business.

                      Ajith is a graduate in commerce from the University of Madras.

                      Sandeep Saraf

                      HEAD – COMPLIANCE

                      Sandeep has 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career with Kotak Securities Limited and worked for close to 5 years. Prior to joining White Oak Capital, he headed Compliance and Legal functions at Ladderup Finance, Religare Wealth Management and Crest Wealth Management. Over the years, he has handled compliance, secretarial and legal profile for multiple businesses including broking, portfolio management service, AIF, FPI, merchant banking, wealth management and insurance broking.

                      Sandeep is a Company Secretary under the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He is a graduate in Law and Commerce from the Goa University.

                      Bibek Sengupta

                      SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

                      Bibek has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining White Oak Capital, he was co-head of sales and distribution at Goldman Sachs Asset Management India responsible for Institutional clients and Private banks. He started his career with Benchmark Asset Management, pioneers in quantitative and passive asset management.

                      Bibek holds a Law degree from Symbiosis Law College, Pune.

                      Heena Parag

                      AVP – OPERATIONS

                      Heena has 10 years of experience in diverse areas of Finance and Operations. She has handled functions including risk management and surveillance, compliance, accounting, budgeting, operations management and business process improvements. She has worked with both Corporate and Government. Before joining White Oak Capital in June 2017, she has worked with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of Bihar and Ambit.

                      She has done her Executive MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.

                      Nazneen Shaikh

                      ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

                      Nazneen has 5 years of experience in financial services industry. Prior to joining White Oak Capital, she has worked as an Executive Assistant at Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors Limited. Earlier, she has worked as an Executive at CIMB Securities (India) Private Limited and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

                      Nazneen is a graduate in commerce from the University of Mumbai.