Our Team

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Mark Johnson
Founder & CEO

Mark Johnson has over 17 years’ experience in the asset management industry primarily advising sophisticated financial institutions on complex trading strategies such as hedge funds.

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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson has over 17 years’ experience in the asset management industry primarily advising sophisticated financial institutions on complex trading strategies such as hedge funds. Mark worked in the UK and Switzerland for notable firms such as Citigroup and BlueBay Asset Management. In founding moneyguru, Mark's vision was to use this experience and knowledge to empower individual investors through a state of the art portal containing both financial content as well as online investments in mutual funds.
Mark is the CEO and oversees the business with a primary emphasis on investment strategy, manager selection and portfolio construction.


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Mathias Giebken
Co-Founder & Member of the Board

Mathias co-founded moneyguru in 2016 and sits on the board offering important assistance and oversight to the business. He has over 25 years’ experience in institutional sales and asset management.

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Mathias Giebken

Mathias Giebken has over 25 years’ experience in institutional sales and asset management, working in leading positions for firms such as Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, HSBC and Auda. In 2009, Mathias co-founded AviaRent Capital Management which managed over 1 billion euros of assets under his leadership and was partly sold to a French investor. Today Matthias invests in selected companies on behalf of his own and other family offices.

Mathias co-founded moneyguru in 2016 and sits on the board offering important assistance and oversight to the business.

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Cyrus Khambata
Independent Director & Member of the Board

A former executive director of CDSL, Cyrus provides valuable advice, contacts and supervision to the management team at moneyguru through his role as an independent director on the board.

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Cyrus Khambata

Cyrus Khambata worked at the Bank of India for over 20 years, where he specialised in remedying stressed companies and significantly reduced the level of non-performing loans. For the last 20 years, he worked at CDSL until recently a division of the Bombay Stock Exchange. Cyrus was instrumental in making it one of India's leading capital market infrastructure institutions. A keen innovator, he pioneered the digitisation of India's financial markets as well as the commodities sector through the collection, storage and dissemination of essential data such as KYC information, warehouse receipts and more. Cyrus is recently retired as executive director of CDSL and managing director of its two subsidiaries.
Cyrus provides valuable advice, contacts and supervision to the management team at moneyguru through his role as an independent director on the board.




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Nissar C K
Vice President - Operations

Nissar CK joined moneyguru after over 18 years of domain experience across multiple operational functions at firms such as MN Dastur & Co. and UTI Mutual Funds. In 2009, he moved to Karvy Computershare, India’s largest Registrar of Mutual Funds.

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Nissar C K

Nissar CK joined moneyguru after over 18 years of domain experience across multiple operational functions at firms such as MN Dastur & Co. and UTI Mutual Funds. In 2009, he moved to Karvy Computershare, India’s largest Registrar of Mutual Funds. Nissar worked across several units at Karvy, including Back Office Operations, Trade Services, Internal Control and Compliance. For the last 3 years, he was a Unit Account Head overseeing operations work for the many fund houses whose back-office functions are managed by Karvy. Nissar heads operations and finance for moneyguru and ensures the smooth functioning of mutual fund transactions and client account opening.


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Harsh Thakrar
Vice President – Products

Harsh brings to moneyguru a wealth of experience in the world of mutual funds from his background at firms such as Anand Rathi as well as through his voracious appetite to understand and trade in the Indian financial markets.

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Harsh Thakrar

Harsh brings to moneyguru a wealth of experience in the world of mutual funds from his background at firms such as Anand Rathi as well as through his voracious appetite to understand and trade in the Indian financial markets. Over his last two years at Anand Rathi, he helped significantly grow their assets under management in Bangalore. He advised a large number of clients on their portfolios while simultaneously devising investment strategies to best maximise their returns. He also authored several papers on the emerging world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Harsh Thakrar is in charge of product management and spearheads the conception, buildout and oversight of the various features offered by moneyguru.