Economic and Finance Advisor, Bharatiya Janata Party
P N Vijay is a leading Investment Banker with over four decades of experience in domestic and international Capital Markets, Banking and Finance. After completing his Masters degree from the prestigious IIT, Madras, he joined State Bank of India, in 1972. He specialized in corporate credit appraisal before moving over to Grindlays Bank (now part of Standard Chartered Group) Merchant Banking in 1978. He rose to the position of Head of International Finance. He then moved over to Citibank as Country Head Merchant Banking in 1986. In 1990 he started his own investment banking firm P N Vijay Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. It offered a wide range of capital market services to companies and wealth management services to high net worth individuals. He sold his company in 2013.
During his career spanning over four decades, P.N.Vijay has been associated with many public offerings of companies. He also helped set up the first off shore Venture capital fund for India. He has done many sophisticated international offerings for leading Indian companies.
P.N.Vijay has experience as Independent Director in leading companies for over a decade. He also advises large Groups on Strategy
P.N.Vijay as chief of the BJP Economic Cell between 1999 and 2004 was involved in key initiatives like strategic sale of PSUs, FDI in Insurance, introduction of VAT, etc. He has also served on the Investor Protection and Education Fund Committee of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and on the Competition Commission Advisory Committee.
P N Vijay is well known in the Media first as an Investment Expert and nowadays as a BJP Spokesperson on Economic issues.
He is associated with several spiritual organizations but is an office-bearer with the Ramana Maharshi Kendra, New Delhi, Shree Puthige Mutt, Udupi.