FLAME University


Story of the pioneer of Liberal Education in India

Mr. Manish Chokhani is one of India’s most respected financial market experts having built /led multiple institutions. He is best known for his role as MD and CEO of ENAM Securities, an iconic home-grown investment bank that was regarded as the trusted “house banker” to some of India’s best known business groups including Infosys, Zee, Birla, Reliance, Vedanta, Raheja and Future groups.

In 2011, Mr. Chokhani led Enam’s $400 Million merger with Axis Bank to create Axis Capital Ltd (ACL) that has led as MD and CEO until November 2013. In 1998, Mr. Chokhani co-founded Enam AMC that manages the wealth of some of India’s leading business families and also manages offshore institutional funds. He also served as Director of the $1 Billion ZA Capital Fund and as an Advisor to the $400 Million India Capital Fund. He has helped several other leading institutional investors in devising and implementing their India investment strategies, including as Chairman of TPG Growth India from 2014-16. Mr. Chokhani has served 3 terms as Co-Chairman of the Capital Markets Committee at the Indian Merchants Chamber. He is an active member of the World Presidents Organization and is a Fellow of the All-India Management Association.
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mr. Chokhani was one of the youngest M.B.As to have graduated from the London Business School. He has served on the School’s International Alumni Board as well as on the scholarship panels. He has been a Visiting Faculty member at IIM-K and enjoys teaching. An avid sportsman, Manish represented his college teams in cricket, tennis, badminton and sprinting. He is a trained singer who also enjoys reading, painting, travel and Vipassana, the Buddhist meditation technique.