Management Team

Sankar Chakraborti
Chief Executive Officer

Sankar is leading Acuité's transformation from a full service credit rating agency to a technology and innovation driven knowledge company. Sankar has more than two decades of experience in developing and selling data, analytics, risk management, and financial research solutions. Sankar is an Independent Director on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation. He is a member of the Working Group constituted by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India for recommending the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. He is also a member of FICCI's Capital Markets Committee and IBA's Standing Committee on MSMEs. Sankar holds a Master’s in Business Management and is a Graduate in Physics.

Sankar's hobby is travelling & photography. He loves to read about science, psychology & the economic history of India.

Suman Chowdhury

Suman Chowdhury leads the bank loan and bond rating operations. Prior to Acuité, Suman has worked in the credit ratings industry in various capacities including leadership roles for around 18 years. He has also worked as a Group Head and Deputy General Manager (DGM) in the Credit Risk Management Group of ICICI Bank, overseeing both SME and corporate portfolios. Suman is an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Kolkata and a B-Tech (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

His hobbies include reading and travelling.

Antony Jose
Senior Vice President
Centre of Excellence & Investor Outreach

Antony leads the Centre of Excellence and Rating Operations. He is responsible for improvements in existing operations and processes with an aim to deliver better quality in our services.
He has an overall work experience of over 18 years of which more than 14 years have been with the Ratings industry. He holds a Masters in Business Management.

Antony is an avid reader, loves to watch movies, and is a swimmer.

Vinaya Dongre
Senior Vice President
Operations & Human Resource

Vinaya is heading the Operations at Acuité and leads the HR, Administration, IT Infrastructure and Internal Processes. She also leads projects to streamline the sales processes and bringing about optimal productivity and efficiency for the company.

Vinaya has over 2 decades of developing and selling research and credit rating solutions to decision makers in BFSI and Corporate community. In her previous assignment, she also managed a team of 250 sales people. During her two decade long career, she has developed work flow processes and automated systems, organized world class knowledge sharing events and handled marketing and communication activities.


Vinaya is a pet lover and an avid traveller.

Deepak Dhingra
Vice President

Deepak heads the Finance function at Acuité. He holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce, an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Treasury and Forex Management. He has twenty years of experience in the fields of finance, accounts, reporting and audits.

During his two decades of work, Deepak has led teams that automated processes, streamlined workflows and has also led several litigation efforts.

Deepak is a sports lover and follows Football, Cricket, Tennis and Badminton. He loves listening to old Bollywood music.

Karan Mehrishi
Lead Economist

Karan Mehrishi is the Lead Economist at Acuité. He is the author of the business book, "The India Collective: What India is really all about”, published in the year 2014. In the year 2013, he was adjudged a Prize Finalist for the prestigious IE Business School Prize for Economic Journalism in Asia, a Prize sponsored by the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). His opinions have appeared in the Nikkei Asian Review, The Diplomat, The New Indian Express, Forbes among several other business publications. Karan was a Hearst Fellowship Fund Scholar as well as John Curley Annual Fund Scholar at the Columbia University. He received his MA. in the Business and Economics concentration from Columbia University, New York. He also holds an MBA in International Management from the House of Finance (HoF) at Goethe University, Frankfurt, spending a semester at Tongji University, Shanghai.

Karan's hobby is reading about combustion engines and automotive engineering. 

Chitra Mohan
Compliance & Company Secretary

Chitra Mohan has been with Acuité since its inception in 2005. An associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), she has over 12 years of experience in the field of secretarial, legal and corporate compliance. Apart from being a Key Managerial Personnel, she is primarily responsible for overseeing and managing corporate and regulatory compliance matters as well as internal policies and procedures.

Her hobbies include reading, listening to music and travelling.
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Our exciting journey started in 2005 with rating of bank borrowers most of whom were small and medium enterprises. At that time, credit rating was a concept known only to large issuers of capital market instruments. Since then, like a caterpillar transforms itself into a beautiful butterfly, we transformed to rate bonds, bank facilities of large corporates and issuers across industries. Along came many achievements - SEBI Registration in 2011, RBI accreditation in 2012, 50,000 ratings in 2018, 5,000 Bond and Bank Loan Ratings in 2017, launch of India's first Android and iPhone app to disseminate rating, tamper-proof QR-code-enabled rating rationales, and SMERA Terminal to name a few.

Now is the time to re-emphasize our increasing footprint across all segments of ratings through the launch of our new name - 'Acuité'.

The name has changed. The spirit of upholding highest standards of analytical rigour, continuous improvement, excellence in our processes and quest for innovation remains the same. We would like to re-emphasize that we will continue to work hard to provide independent, unbiased and timely opinion of highest standard.

Acuité means 'sharpness and clarity of thought and vision'. Let our research and ratings help you take decisions with confidence.

Sankar Chakraborti