Mr. Kothari, a veteran investment banker, is as well-known for his success in the financial world as he is for his immense contributions to the cause of environment and wildlife conservation in India. A nature lover at heart, he has remained committed to this passion and has guided many conservation organisations and State Wildlife Boards to success. He is the Chairman of DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd.; Founder, Chairman, and Managing Trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Trust; and Founder of the Hemendra Kothari Foundation which assists other NGOs in the areas of education, healthcare, art, culture, heritage and sports. He serves as a member of the Rajasthan State Board for Wildlife under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister and also serves on the Maharashtra State Board. He is also a Member of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), appointed by the Government of India. He is also a Member of the Advisory Council of the Global Tiger Forum (GTF). Mr. Kothari is the Chairman of The Nature Conservancy’s India Advisory Board and also founder donor to the India Programme.