New Delhi, Delhi India (PressExposure) February 16, 2011 -- The Giving Back Foundation today announced that Vikram Gandhi, the departing Vice Chairman, Investment Banking Department and co-Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at Credit Suisse, will spend more time on the Foundation's initiatives. Vikram is the co- founder of The Giving Back Foundation and his wife Meera Gandhi is the CEO and currently runs the organization and its programs in New York, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong.
After 22 years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse, Vikram plans to explore opportunities around his personal interest in India, Asia and philanthropy. He will spend his time supporting projects and fundraising initiatives of The Giving Back Foundation. The Foundation aims to alleviate poverty, illness, and suffering, as well as help educate young children around the world. Vikram has had a long and distinguished career in investment banking. Prior to Credit Suisse, Vikram worked with Morgan Stanley in various roles from Head of Strategy to head of FIG. In the late 1990's he was President of Morgan Stanley in India. He was recruited by Credit Suisse in 2005 to build their FIG franchise.
Vikram graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He brings a keen interest in policy, philanthropy and Asia and is the founding member of Harvard's South Asia Initiative which focuses on urbanization and water issues amongst others. Vikram has also been a Board Member of the Grameen Foundation for over five years.