|Occupation CEO of SMERA|
|Name Sankar Chakraborti|
|Born November 15, 1970 (age 45) (1970-11-15) West Bengal, India|
Education B.Sc (Physics) Hons., M.B.A.
Alma mater Centre for Management Studies, BU, (M.B.A.)
Sankar Chakraborti at Entrepreneur India 2011
Sankar Chakraborti (born November 15, 1970) is the Chief Executive Officer of SMERA Ratings Limited, a credit rating agency, accredited by Reserve Bank of India, Securities & Exchange Board of India, and Ministry of MSME (GoI).
SMERA is a joint initiative of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Private Limited (D&B) and leading public and private sector, and foreign banks in India.
Early life and education
Chakraborti's father was an officer with Indian Railways and his mother is a retired school teacher. The family was based in Asansol, an industrial town in West Bengal. Chakraborti attended Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Purulia, a boarding school, where he pursued science. He graduated and then obtained an MBA from Centre for Management Studies, BU, West Bengal.
After his MBA, Chakraborti joined Capital Market Publishers (I) Ltd. (1995–1997). He also worked for Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (1997–2000), a provider of macro-economic data and decision support solutions.
Chakraborti spent nearly 14 years with CRISIL Limited (2000–2014), a credit rating agency. At CRISIL, he worked in various capacities with CRISIL Research, CRISIL Ratings and (on deputation with) S&P – Tokyo. He helped CRISIL develop its Bank Loan Rating portfolio of 10,000+ ratings customers, and states that he believes bank loan rating helps inculcate financial discipline in the borrower.
Chakraborti joined SMERA Ratings Limited in July 2014.
Chakraborti has spoken at events and seminars as an expert on research, data, information, index, news, opinion and credit rating market in India.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India appointed Chakraborti as an Independent Director on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), India's largest commercial enterprise. He is a member of the Working Group constituted by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India for recommending the strategy and approach for implementation of the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. He is also a member of FICCI's Capital Markets Committee, IBA's Standing Committee on MSMEs and a member of the Board of Studies (Finance) of SIES College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS). He was a jury member for the SME Business Excellence Award 2014 hosted by Dun & Bradstreet, The Times Group and Federal Bank.