ABOUT US

Centrum is a diversified financial services organization with deep experience in financial markets. It has expertise across the Equity & Debt spectrums with capabilities in Equity Capital Markets, M&A Advisory, Corporate Finance & Advisory, Primary & Secondary Debt Placement, Project Finance and Corporate Debt Restructuring. Its retail arm provides integrated solutions for Private Wealth Management, Stock Broking, SME & Housing Finance. Centrum is one of the largest Forex Companies in India with a large presence at airports PAN India.

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Our People

Leaders

  • Chandir Gidwani

    Chairman Emeritus

    Chandir Gidwani is a Chartered Accountant by training and a first generation entrepreneur by passion. He is also an astute investor and an accomplished banker. His core strength lies in partnering with clients and businesses and providing them with integrated financial solutions.

  • Jaspal Bindra

    Executive Chairman

    Jaspal Bindra is a veteran Banker with over 30 years of experience in MNC organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, UBS and Bank of America.

  • Late. Khushrooh Byramjee

    Founder

    Khushrooh Byramjee a CA from UK, was a man of great integrity who had an unerring knack of overcoming challenges.

Board Of Directors

Sitting from L to R - Subhash Kutte, Chandir Gidwani, Mahakhurshid Byramjee, Jaspal Bindra, Manmohan Shetty Standing from L to R - Manish Kumar Verma, Rishad Byramjee, Rajesh Nanavaty, Ibrahim Belselah, K.R. Kamath, R. S. Reddy

Awards

  • Voted as the Best Domestic Private Bank in India 2016 by Asiamoney

  • Voted as the ‘Best Foreign Exchange Company’ for 3 consecutive years at the India Travel Awards 2014 - 16

  • Best Equities Fundamental Research at Zee Business’s “India’s Best Market Analyst Award 2014”

  • Best Banking Analyst - Zee Business’s “India’s Best Market Analyst Award 2016”

     

  • Best Analyst – Industry Earnings Estimator - Metals & Mining Sector by Thomson Reuters

Key Milestones

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2016

2017

1997

  • Centrum was founded by Chandir Gidwani and the Late. Khushrooh Byramjee.
  • Centrum started its operations as a Money changer in 1997 and in the same year diversified its services to offer Merchant Banking

2001

  • Commenced our Project Finance Business

2003

  • Expanded our Forex business by setting up an office in the Middle East

2006

  • Started our Institutional Broking business. Currently, we have over 120 companies under our coverage

2008

  • Acquired Club7 Holidays as an extension to our Forex business. Acquired a FINRA license to commence operations in USA & UK

2010

  • Formed a JV with Commonwealth Finance Corporation (CFC) in Hong Kong to offer Asset Management Services to clients in India & Hong Kong

2011

  • Set up Centrum Wealth Management to offer holistic Wealth Management, Portfolio Management and Family Office Services to HNI clients

2013

  • Acquired 'Visas of the World' as an extension to its Forex business

2015

  • Launched www.centrumforex.com an online portal to buy & sell foreign exchange and prepaid travel currency cards

2016

  • Commenced operations in Insurance Distribution, Housing Finance, SME Finance and launched its maiden Private Equity Fund -Kalpavriksh Launched an innovative Mobile wallet cum physical Rupee Card - Centrum Pay
  • Entered into a strategic alliance with Doha Bank to offer the bank's clients with our Forex, Wealth Management and Investment Banking Services

2017

  • Tied up with Lakshmi Vilas Bank to offer Wealth Management Services to the Bank's HNI Clients. Commenced operations in Micro Finance