POLESTAR CAPITAL

team has collective experience of over seven decades with bulge bracket international and local firms such as Credit Suisse, Deutsche, Rabo, Standard Chartered, GE Capital & ICICI.

Team Profile

Sanjay Singh

Sanjay Singh

Managing Director

Sanjay has over two decades of expertise in Origination, Structuring and Distribution of Fixed Income & Equity products to Global Investors. Before Polestar, Sanjay was MD & Head of Origination & Distribution of FICC products at Credit Suisse with specific focus on Private Financing & Structured Products. Sanjay was instrumental in successfully establishing the Fixed Income franchise for Credit Suisse in India and represented at senior Management Committees including the Board. The fixed income platforms of Credit Suisse ran a book of ~US$2.5 bn.

Prior to Credit Suisse, Sanjay was Head of FI Sales at Standard Chartered Bank for South Asia responsible for distribution of Rates, FX, Structured & Credit products across the region. Under his leadership, the business grew onto become the largest in the Country

Sanjay also worked with GE Capital, Corporate Finance as Regional Head Portfolio Acquisition, managing structured credit book of ~US$150mn. Prior to that, Sanjay worked with ICICI Group in various areas such as Trading, Institutional Sales, Financial Institutions.
Sanjay is an an All India ranker C.A., C.W.A. and C.S.


Abhijit Rao

Abhijit Rao

Managing Director

Abhijit has over two decades of experience in Corporate Banking, Debt Capital Markets, Syndications and Sector coverage with specific focus on Telecom & Media with some of the largest institutions like ICICI and Rabobank. In his last assignment at Rabobank, Abhijit was Head of Debt Capital Markets and a member of Rabobank India Credit Committee for over a decade.

At Rabobank, Abhijit had a wide experience of leading deals across small, medium and large corporates. In the last five years, he has led number of marquee deals in sectors as diversified as Consumer Electricals, largest Coffee chain, largest irrigation company, largest steel producer, largest agro-chemical company, largest spirit company to name a few. He also originated the first trade receivables securitisation and high yield bond for Rabobank in Asia.

Prior to Rabobank, Abhijit spent about 6 years in ICICI honing his strong credit skills and covering various mid-markets and large corporate groups. He was also part of the team that was involved in financing of some of the early PSU divestments by GOI.
Abhijit is a Mechanical Engineer and an MBA.