Debanik joined ISS in 2019 and currently leads the India Research team which is responsible for the preparation and publication of high-quality analyses and voting recommendations for ISS clients with exposure to the Indian equity market. Based in Mumbai, Debanik has more than 10 years of experience in the Indian corporate governance landscape and has dealt extensively with corporate boards, investors and regulators on matters of risk management, stakeholder engagement, stewardship, and sustainability.
From 2009 to 2012, Debanik worked for the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) where he conducted due diligence of M&A deals and corporate restructurings for Indian companies and developed proposals for a broad range of policy matters. Debanik has also published various thought leadership pieces on critical governance trends that have appeared in leading newspapers and business journals.
Debanik holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore.