Pankaj joins the firm from Connect Capital, a start-up India based incubtion-focused technology venture capital firm, where he was a director since joining in May 2000. Prior to that, he spent 4 years at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, where he started its global Indian sales effort and was a Director of Sales. While he was at MSDW he maintained the top 2 rankings in Indian sales in various global and regional polls. Pankaj started his career in Indian equities in 1993 as a senior analyst with W.I.Carr in Bombay where he helped set up the research effort and was ranked as one of the top analysts by Asiamoney. In 1994 he moved to London to take up a sales position and was ranked no1 in Indian sales by Asiamoney in 1995.
Commenting on this appointment, Barbara Trenowden said, "Pankaj's appointment should send a strong signal to the market about BNP Paribas' commitment to reinforcing its Indian equities business."