Ravindra is an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management (Bhubaneswar) and has completed his MS-Finance from ICFAI. He is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, AIMR) and certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM, Global Association of Risk Professionals). Starting his career in 2009, he has accumulated a rich experience within the capital markets, discharging wide range of functions. He initially started working as equity research analyst at the leading rating agency CRISIL, followed by a stint in Investment Banking at HSBC, and eventually in Investor Relations at Vedanta Resources. His experience includes the initiation to thematic reports on industry and sectors (Equity Research); the successful acquisition of a platinum mining company by a South African gold mining company (Investment Banking); along successfully completing a variety of fund raising and assets acquisition transactions. At Vedanta Resources, he spearheaded the strategy to increase analyst coverage; prepared the investment case for the Vedanta Group; and was part of the team that assisted in Vedanta Ltd – Cairn India merger through a $1+ billion bond issue and multiple bond buy-backs. He joined the Dickenson Seagull IR practice in March 2017 as its Associate Director, with a wide range of responsibilities. He adds considerable bandwidth to the leadership team of the firm, and strengthens its advisory and consulting aptitude.