Vikas Khemani

Current Position

Founder and CEO, Carnelian Asset Management & Advisors Pvt Ltd  

Founder and Trustee, Plaksha University


B.Com, C.A. C.S. & CFA Chartered Holder


Vikas has 25 years of experience in capital markets & financial services. Before founding Carnelian, he was CEO of Edelweiss Securities Ltd where he spent 17 years incubating and building several businesses to leadership position including Institutional Equities, Investment Banking and Equity Research. 

Vikas is a passionate leader with keen interest in building scale businesses, Investing, nurturing talent, and building leaders. He has deep interest in psychology, spirituality, fitness, politics and policy. Vikas runs marathon and practices vipassana.  

He has been associated with several industry bodies and committees including the CII National Council on Corporate Governance, FICCI Capital Markets Committee, and Executive Council of Bombay Management Association. He is also a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a global forum for entrepreneurs and CEOs. He was awarded Young Professional Achievers Award for the service sector by ICAI in 2014.