Hemant Kothavade

Hemant Kothavade

CEO at KCG India

Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai Mentor

Hemant is passionate about developing innovative technology solutions to solve institutional or consumer challenges. Over 20+ years, he’s created industry-leading products and businesses in Capital Markets and as a Consultant to CXOs. He has also mentored startups on issues ranging from strategy and operational effectiveness to scaling up.

Currently Hemant is CEO of KCG India, a pioneer of algorithmic trading in capital markets. He’s successfully built this India franchise from the ground up.

Earlier, as COO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Mgmt, he leveraged global technology and products to scale the India business. Prior to that, he drove Citi’s efforts in New York to penetrate the global hedge funds market with new services. Also in New York, as a consultant with Booz Allen he led client engagements on strategy, technology and organization development.

Hemant holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University as well as MS and BE degrees in Computer Science.