Shri Santosh Kumar Mohanty is an IRS Officer of 1991 Batch and is presently posted as a Whole Time Member, Securities and Exchange Board of India in Mumbai. He was holding additional charge of directorship of NISM from 5th August, 2019 till mid September 2021.
Prior to taking charge as Whole Time Member, Shri Mohanty held the position of Executive Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India, on Deputation. As Executive Director, he has handled the Commodity Derivatives Market Regulation Department, Department of Debt and Hybrid Securities, Corporate Finance Department and Office of Investor Assistance and education etc.
As a Whole Time Member of SEBI, Shri Mohanty looks after the Market Regulation Department, Commodity Derivative Market Regulation Department, Office of International Affairs, Regional Offices apart from discharging quasi-judicial responsibilities.
Prior to joining SEBI on Deputation, Shri Mohanty served as Director at the erstwhile Forward Markets Commission where he was in-charge of the Market Policy and the Legal Affairs Division. As an IRS officer he has served for more than 25 years at Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Jamnagar in various capacities.
Shri Mohanty is an MA in International Studies from JNU, New Delhi and holds an L.L.B. and PG Diploma in Securities Law from Mumbai University.