Nehal Vora

Nehal Vora

MD & CEO, Central Depository Services (India)

Nehal Vora is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL) since September 24, 2019. He has more than 23 years of rich and varied experience in the areas of compliance and regulation involving the securities market.

He was the Chief Regulatory Officer of BSE Limited and was heading of all the regulatory functions at BSE. Shri Nehal Vora received the NetApp Innovation Award 2019 for Social Media Parsing (using Artificial Intelligence). In 2018, he was recognised as Compliance Champion at the 2018 Compliance 10/10 Awards. He also received the IMC Digital Technology Awards for Social Media Parsing. Further, in 2017, he was recognised for his work at the 2017 IDC Digital Transformation Awards under the Dx Leader Information Visionary category for innovation in digital and social media parsing and by the FOW Global Investors Group at the Asia Capital Markets Awards in 2017 for Best New Product in Market Surveillance.

Earlier as Director, Compliance at DSP Merrill Lynch Limited, he headed the compliance for broking, investment banking and fixed income business. In recognition of his commitment and dedication to the Compliance Function at DSP Merrill Lynch, he was awarded OGC Living the Mission Award in 2008.

Prior to that, he worked with SEBI for more than 10 years in varied areas of derivatives, venture capital and surveillance.

He holds a Commerce degree from from Mumbai University and a Master of Management Studies degree in Finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai.