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Geojit appoints new independent directors to its Board

Kochi: Geojit Financial Services, one of the leading investment services companies in India, has recently appointed M P Vijay Kumar and Prof. Sebastian Morris as non-executive independent directors to its Board of Directors.

An accomplished Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary with an exceptional track record, Vijay Kumar is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Sify Technologies Limited, which is listed in NASDAQ. In addition, Vijay Kumar is a member of IFRS Interpretation Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board, London, IFRS Advisory Council of IFRS Foundation and Council Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also the chairman of Accounting Standards Committee of ICAI and a nominated member of National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA).

Prof. Sebastian Morris brings to the board extensive experience in academics, research and consultancy, and administration. He is currently working as a senior professor at the Goa Institute of Management, Goa, prior to which, Prof. Morris was associated with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) as a professor of Economics for 20 years. He is also fellow of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Welcoming M P Vijay Kumar and Prof. Morris to the board, C J George, Managing Director, Geojit Financial Services, said, “Vijay Kumar comes with deep experience in stakeholder management, accounting standards and compliances, whereas Prof. Morris brings to the table vast know-how in economics research and consultancy. Their diverse knowledge and strategic insights will add immense value to our operations. Their contribution will further strengthen our strategic vision to achieve sustainable growth.”