Mr. Sadashiv S. Rao is the Chief Risk Officer and is a member of the Management Committee of IDFC. He has over 25 years of experience in project finance, investment banking and advisory services. Mr. Rao is a Director on several IDFC group companies including IDFC Capital and IDFC Securities Ltd. – the investment bank and broking arm of IDFC. He also serves as an independent Director and is Chairman of the Audit and member of other Committees of Indraprastha Gas Ltd- the CNG company operating in New Delhi.
Mr. Rao has been involved in evaluating, advising, structuring and raising monies for over 500 proposals through debt, equity and mezzanine finance. He was also a member of the committee constituted by the Government of India for setting up the Power Trading Corporation.
In his personal capacity, Mr. Rao is involved with Isha Foundation founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Isha is a volunteer run non profit organisation dedicated to human well being. He runs the Standard Chartered Half Marathon regularly as a Dream Champion raising funds for setting up rural schools set up by Isha Foundation. He has been involved in a number of initiatives aimed at upliftment of underprivileged sections of the society.
Mr. Rao holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a B.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.