Vaishali Kasture's CV bristles with big names and key postings —Citibank, then stints with HP (formerly EDS) business MphasiS and in Japan and Hong Kong. Back in India, she found herself chased by headhunters with lucrative banking offers, but she joined Infosys BPO and helped it build its focus on non-voice business. Kasture's career isn't devoid of painful missteps, like her decision to join Prime Broking as a trader in 1996-97. "That was the biggest mistake of my life," she says.
The next move was into hedge fund administration start-up Fulcrum. When private equity giant 3i took a controlling stake in Fulcrum (and later merged it with Butterfield to create the world's fifth-largest administrator), Kasture initially hired a small group of 15 people to begin the transition of work from North America to India. "We transitioned 700 funds to India in 12 months," she says.
Vaishali Kasture, 40, MD, India Butterfield Fulcrum