Meet Vaishali Kasture
Vaishali Kasture is one of those women to not only have achieved professional excellence, but has also made her ‘way of living’ an inspiration for others. With intelligence, diligence and hard work, Vaishali became the Managing Director & Board Member for Goldman Sachs Services India, a position many professionals dream of achieving. With this designation attached to someone’s name, it definitely leads people to think that the life of the person is only about walking from one board room to the other. But Vaishali made sure to strike a balance and pursued her penchant for fitness and wellbeing as avidly as her career. Vaishali is recognised as the fastest female veteran runner on the Indian Marathon Circuit, is the first amateur Indian woman to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon and was the fastest Indian woman at The Comrades Ultra marathon.
Vaishali started her career at Citibank where she was a part of the worldwide securities services (custodial services) and set up a team for India in 1993. She went on to join MPHASIS in Tokyo as Senior Project Manager, after which she became a Senior Investment Consultant at Bridgewater Ltd, Hong Kong. Gliding through the career graph that she had charted for herself and delivering results par excellence, Vaishali became a part of one of the giants – Infosys BPO Ltd as Global Business Unit Head of Banking and Capital Markets. At Infosys, Vaishali played an integral role with the core start-up team where she was responsible for setting up the BCM unit and grew the business from 7 MM $ to 50 MM$ in 3 years thus being recognised as the best end-to-end Service Provider in the Banking Domain by “The Black Book of Outsourcing”. Having reached this pedestal, there was of course no looking back. Gaining expertise in the corporate world, after Infosys, Vaishali became the Managing Director and COO (India) of Butterfield Fulcrum (World’s 5th largest Independent Hedge Fund Administrator). At Butterfield Fulcrum, Vaishali set up the India office and conceptualised and executed the Global Operating Model for the company and led the post-merger integration to obtain 35 MM $ cost efficiencies amongst other synergies.
- Leadership skills
- Navigating through corporate ladder
- The third dimension
- Overall well-being
- Striking a balance