Vikas is the joint managing director and CEO at YES Securities (India) Limited, Oaklins’ member firm in India. With over two decades of extensive dealmaking experience, Vikas has led several large, complex domestic and cross-border merger & acquisition and private equity syndication transactions across multiple geographies and industries. He has worked on and led strategic advisory mandates in sectors such as food & agriculture, renewable energy, infrastructure, real estate, pharma & healthcare and specialty chemicals for marquee clients that include Tata Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hinduja Group, Aditya Birla, Essel Group, Future Group, Lupin, UPL and Jain Irrigation.
Vikas was part of the team that established YES BANK’s investment banking business in 2004 and has since then worked in various leadership roles. He became part of YES Securities in 2015. Prior to joining YES BANK, he worked with Rabo India and Arthur Andersen in their investment banking divisions. He is a regular speaker and panelist at domestic and international conclaves focused on green energy, cross-border transactions and the legal/regulatory aspects of M&A in India. He has a BE (Electrical) from PEC, Chandigarh, and an MBA from FMS, Delhi.