About us

Software solutions for global financial industry

Dion Global Solutions is a trusted global financial technology company with expertise in building solutions for wealth management; retail trading and settlements; FATCA, CRS and other tax compliances; financial messaging and workflow; OTC derivatives; and GRC audit. With presence in over 17 cities across 12 countries for over two decades, we have built in-depth global fintech expertise to serve the specific and localised needs of financial services firms.

We have over 500 clients in more than 85 countries supported by a worldwide staff of nearly 500, including more than 250 in product development. Our solutions cater to the specific needs of investment, retail and commercial banking, institutional trading and investment and private client wealth management and stockbroking.

Vision
To be a leading provider of products and solutions to the financial services marketplace - driven by innovation, delivering superior value for all stakeholders globally

Mission
We aim to build value for our stakeholders:
• Build innovative technology solutions for our customers and help grow their business profitability while meeting increasing demands of their customers and complying with regulatory requirements.
• Create a stimulating work environment that enables our staff to increase their knowledge and create a clear career path for themselves
• Increase revenue and profit margins and create value for our shareholders.

Board of directors

Maninder singh grewal

Non-Executive Chairman

Non-Executive Chairman of Dion Global, Maninder Singh Grewal has over 30 years of experience in the IT space. His exposure to computing and IT started from course at IIT Kharagpur where he graduated with degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1973.

Commencing 1989, he was Wipro’s principal vendor in the North. He was instrumental in migrating the Ludhiana Stock Exchange to electronic trading. In addition, his company worked for the Army extensively implementing computer networks for many Brigades and a full Armored Division.

He joined Dion (formally Religare Technova Ltd) in 2006, has been instrumental in its growth. He was the CoChair of the NASSCOM Noida Council and anchors the NASSCOM National Annual Tech Conference and helped conceptualize a Data Analytics Conference. Both are now scheduled annual events on the NASSCOM calendar.

Maninder was a member of the panel of MOH for the creating a National Standard for Medical Records. He mentors start-ups for growth and value creation and believes that going digital is now a core tool for managing disruption. He travels widely and is an avid Bridge player.

Rashi Dhir

Independent Director

Mr. Rashi Dhir is a Senior Partner at DMD Advocates and heads the Firm’s Corporate and Tax Transactional Group. With 22 years of corporate and international transactional experience, he brings a unique blend of business thinking and strategy to structuring, negotiating and closing complex commercial and corporate transactions.

Rashi works as an advisory for various multi-national companies in areas pertaining to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, asset management, project financing, corporate restructuring, structured investments, securitization, structured finance, capital markets and general corporate matters. He also works with his clients to create risk management systems, and legal and compliance infrastructures. Having worked for over 15 years in New York, Rashi’s transactional experience ranges over multiple jurisdictions, including United States, India, APAC, Europe and South America.

Rashi is an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, Boston, USA and an LL.B. from Delhi University, India. He is an active member of USIBC and co-chairs the Tax Committee of USIBC.

Vandana Nadig Nair

Independent Director

An Independent Director at Dion, Dr. Vandana has around 27 years of work experience across teaching, Business HR roles, consulting and entrepreneurship. She completed her Ph. D. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Central Michigan University.

A few years later, Dr. Vandana joined Hindustan Unilever Limited in the Human Resources function where she was responsible for introducing some innovative leadership development practices to help leaders understand their strengths and gaps. She then joined a boutique IT Company, Torry Harris Business Solutions, where she helped grow the nascent organization and put in place critical systems and processes in HR.

In 2000, she setup a niche firm, called CoCoon (www.cocoonconsulting.com), that designs and delivers strategic talent-related solutions. At CoCoon, Dr. Vandana has played a significant role in growing the leadership development practice.

In 2012, Dr. Vandana set up Phicus Social Solutions (www.phicus.org), a Section 8 company that focuses on helping social impact organizations, projects, programs and individuals grow and scale. At Phicus, she works closely with heads of social impact organizations in charting their growth roadmap, across sectors including education, HIV aids, anti-trafficking, a range of social enterprises as well as heads of foundations and CSR arms of corporates.

In 2015, she co-founded ElderAid Wellness Pvt Ltd, a social enterprise that provides at home health, wellness and concierge services to senior citizens. At Elderaid, she drives strategy and partnerships while providing brand ambassadorship.

Amit Sethi

Independent Director

Amit Sethi is a 30 year veteran of the financial services, technology, outsourcing and consulting industries. During his career, Amit has worked globally across North America, Asia, and the Middle-East in various executive roles and as a management consultant.

Amit held a series of executive positions with companies such as Bank of America, Visa, KPMG, Oracle, and iGate in the US and co-founded 2 Silicon Valley start-ups. He also worked for HSBC and AF Ferguson in India. He is currently the Managing Director for a global payment services company, where he is responsible for the company’s business and corporate development activities in emerging markets and overseeing its captive software development centres in India.

Amit graduated from Delhi University, and is a Chartered Accountant and MBA from the University of Rochester, New York.

Executive leadership

Michel Borst

MICHEL BORST

Chief Executive Officer

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Michel is the Chief Executive Officer of Dion Global Solutions.

He has over 20 years of successful sales, consulting and management experience in the IT and Financial Services Industry. Prior to joining Dion, Michel was the Vice President for the Financial Services Industry at SAP for the Asia Pacific region. Previously, he was the Managing Director for the Financial Services Industry at Microsoft Enterprise & Partner Group, also in Asia Pacific.

Michel has worked with a number of global IT and consulting companies including IBM and Accenture. His international and regional experience across a variety of sales, design, implementation and operations roles gives him unique insight into the business and technology requirements of today’s financial institutions.

Gopala Subramanium

Gopala Subramanium

Chief Financial Officer

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Gopala has more than 15 years of experience in the financial service industry managing the finance & business intelligence function, and holds expertise in the area of financial reporting and analysis, business modelling/projections, driving & monitoring AOPs, budgets, performance, sales behavior and various cost saving/control initiatives.

As the Chief Financial Officer at Dion, Gopala leads financial operations of the company globally and also plays an instrumental role in developing the company strategy.

Nistha Sareen

Nishtha Sareen

Head – Human Resources

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Nishtha is a performance driven professional with enriched experience in Human Resources management spanning talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management, HR process & compliance. She is responsible for managing the HR function for Dion. Nishtha has rich experience in managing the entire gamut of HR functions including conceptualizing and effectuating measures / modifications in the operating procedures to optimize resource and manpower utilization and has hands-on-experience in formulating & implementing innovative HR systems and policies, conducting training programs towards enhancing employee productivity and building committed teams. Prior to Dion, Nishtha worked with Religare Enterprises Ltd and Kotak Life Insurance handling various aspects of the HR function. She holds an MBA degree in HR and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Honors) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, Delhi (India).

Andreas Wagner

Andreas Wagner

Chief Technology Officer

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Andreas Wagner is the Chief Technology Officer of Dion Global Solutions.

Andreas is responsible for establishing the company’s technical vision and lead all aspects of the company’s technological development.

He has over three decades of software development experience with more than 25 years in the financial services domain. He has worked with technology companies like CSK software and Swissrisk GmbH. With his rich technical expertise, Andreas ensures that the company's technology strategy is aligned with its current and future business needs to give the organization a competitive edge.

Andreas holds a degree (cum laude) in computer sciences of the Technical University of Darmstadt/Germany and has professional training in informational engineering at IBM.

We have a footprint across all major financial centers across time-zones

Dion Global offices
450+

staff across 18 offices globally
500+

customers in more than 85 countries
250+

strong development team
9

development centres spread across timezones
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