Franklin India Growth Adv
Franklin Templeton International TrustOne Franklin ParkwaySan Mateo, CA 94403-1906
Sukumar H. Rajah,Lead Manager since January 30, 2008
Sukumar Rajah is director and chief investment officer-equities for Franklin Templeton India AMC Ltd. The Franklin Templeton AMC is the largest local equity manager in India. Mr. Rajah is responsible for overseeing the equity investments of the India locally managed and distributed equity products. Mr. Rajah was part of the original equity team at Pioneer ITI of India in 1994, which was acquired by Franklin Templeton in 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Rajah was assistant vice president of Indbank Merchant Banking Services, Ltd. responsible for advising the Indian Opportunities Fund, which was jointly managed by Martin Currie and Indbank. Before this, he worked for Tata Steel in the Decisions Support Systems Group from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Rajah earned his postgraduate degree in management (Indian M.B.A), specializing in finance and marketing, from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He earned his bachelor of engineering degree, specializing in industrial engineering, from the University of Roorkee.
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