As Senior Director and Head of the Financial Marketing Services (FMS), Sailaja is responsible for long-term strategy, new client acquisition, ideating and executing new service offerings and key technology initiatives to drive innovation and BU growth. She manages delivery operations and client servicing for over 100 clients.
Sailaja is experienced in building and leading high-performance teams across multiple geographies. She started her journey at Acuity in 2007 as an Associate Vice President in the Equity Research vertical, providing support to a global bank as a sector specialist. In 2010, she moved to manage a 60-member team supporting one of Acuity’s largest buy-side engagements for a global asset manager.
She subsequently focused on building the FMS BU and client base from scratch. Currently, she oversees a team of 500+ analysts from three locations in India and Colombo, Sri Lanka. The team services over 100 clients across the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Acuity, Sailaja worked as an Equity Research Analyst at CRISIL and Manager of the Credit Division at ICICI, one of India’s largest private-sector banks.
She is also the Co-chair of the Parents Encouraging Parents D&I Network and a member of Bangalore’s CSR Committee.
Sailaja is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, and an active member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.