Management Team

Mr. Sanjay Behari

Sr. Vice President

Mr. Sanjay Behari, is an MBA (Finance) from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and has 25 years of experience in Project Finance, Debt Restructuring & Debt Syndication. Prior to ACRE, Mr. Behari was associated with IFCI and SBI Capital Markets Limited where he handled financial appraisal and debt syndication and execution of varied advisory assignments for corporate and government department/agencies.  



Mr S.K.Bhandari

Vice President 

Mr. S.K. Bhandari, a law graduate and CAIIB has 35 years  experience in IFCI during which he has worked in Foreign Exchange Department, Project Appraisal, credit and had also handled stressed assets/NPAs. Mr. Bhandari headed NPA acquisition & Resolution Group in IFCI for 5 yrs and during this period IFCI have achieved remarkable results in this area. Presently he is looking after Asset Resolution, Accounts and IT Department


Mr. Mohd. Shariq Malik

Vice President & Company Secretary

Mr. Mohd. Shariq Malik is Commerce and a Law graduate and an Associate member of Institute of Company Secretary of India. He has a varied experience in corporate and recovery laws, corporate and transaction advisory, distressed assets &special situation investments, corporate restructuring and structured financing. Presently, he is the Company Secretary of the Company and is also looking after HR & Establishment Department and is also associated with Asset Resolution.





Mr. Alok Viraj Gupta

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Alok Viraj Gupta, a Chartered Accountant, has 21+ years’ experience in various industries Viz.. manufacturing, credit cards, financials services & insurance. He has worked in companies like Xerox Modi Corp, GE SBI cards, Reliance Industries & Amsure Insurance. Presently he is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company.  







Mr. Ankur Jain

Vice President

Mr. Ankur Jain is an M.B.A. (Finance) and a B.E. (Mech.). He has experience in credit analysis, risk management, distressed assets & special situation investments, Corporate restructuring and structured financing. Presently he is heading Asset Acquisition department of the Company.






Mr. PK Naik  

Vice President

Mr. P. K. Naik, is an MCA from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) from ISACA and CAIIB. He has over 29 years of experience in System design, development & implementation, IT infrastructure planning & management and IT Security. Prior to ACRE he was associated with IFCI. Presently he is looking after IT Department and responsible for Automation of business processes, IT resource planning & management and IT Security & Compliances.





Mr. Sandeep Khemka

Sr. Vice President( Mumbai office)

Sandeep is a Senior Vice President at ACRE. He joined ACRE from SSG Advisors (India) where his last designation was Director – Investments. He was associated with SSG for about 4.5 years where he was part of the team primarily responsible for investments in India. He was also closely involved in SSG’s investment in ACRE in 2014. Prior to SSG, Sandeep was with Edelweiss for about 5.5 years in various positions. In his last position he was part of the team responsible for investments in mid-market stressed companies and prior to that was involved in various fund raising/joint venture transactions at a group level. Prior to Edelweiss, he was in management consultancy for over 2 years.

Sandeep is a MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Indore, a Chartered Accountant and a graduate in commerce from Kolkata University.


Mr. Chandan Churiwal

Sr. Vice President( Mumbai office)

Chandan is an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and has 14 years of experience in lending and stressed assets management. Prior to his current role, he was working with Standard Chartered Bank and handling a large portfolio of stressed assets. Chandan has earlier worked with Yes Bank, Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd. and ICICI Bank.






Mr. Aditya Gupta  

Sr. Vice President (Mumbai Office)

Mr. Aditya Gupta has over 12 years of experience in analysing and implementing investment ideas in distressed debt. Prior to coming to Asset Care and Reconstruction Enterprise, for over 8 years he was with the ARC of JM Financial, where he took lead role in closing and managing large single credit investments in pharma, manufacturing, real estate and hospitality sector.
Prior to that he spent 4 years working in New York, where he worked in the Financial Advisory team of Deloitte and later in Kingsland Capital Management, a $2BN distressed debt hedge fund, now acquired by Hayfin Capital Management. By education, he is an Electronics and Communications Engineer from RV College of Engineering and holds an MBA from University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a CFA charter. 




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