Sucheta Dalal

Sucheta Dalal has been a business journalist for 35 years and held senior editorial positions in some of India’s top newspapers. She is the managing editor of Moneylife news portal and founder-trustee of Moneylife Foundation, an NGO involved in financial literacy and advocacy for savers and citizens. She was awarded a Padma Shri in 2006 for her investigative journalism and has been a member of the Primary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI. She has authored several books, including the best seller The Scam: From Harshad Mehta to Ketan Parekh (now a popular web series) and AD Shroff: A Titan of Finance and Pathbreakers

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Debashis Basu

Debashis Basu is a chartered accountant and award-winning journalist with 35 years of experience having worked with India’s leading publishing groups. He is the founder of Moneylife, a media portal, and Moneylife Advisory, an investment advisory and portfolio management firm. He has served as a member of the Mutual Fund Advisory Committee of SEBI and has authored several business books including the best seller The Scam: From Harshad Mehta to Ketan Parekh, Face Value and Pathbreakers. He writes a fortnightly column for Business Standard.

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Sucheta Dalal

Sucheta Dalal is among the best known financial journalists in India.

Her decades of outstanding investigative reporting, started from 1986 and spans the Harshad Mehta scam, CR Bhansali scam, exposé of Enron, bad loans in public sector banks (PSBs), Ketan Parekh scam on 2001, numerous corporate frauds and regulatory lapses. More recently, she has written a series of exposes on the IL&FS scam.

Based on her outstanding investigative journalism spanning two decades, she was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006. She directs the current news and socially-oriented reporting at Moneylife, the Foundation’s activities and grievance redressal activities.

Her work has appeared in Business Standard, The Economic Times and The Times of India, where she rose to be financial editor. In 2006, she began writing for Moneylife, a fortnightly magazine on investment started by her husband Debashis Basu where she is now the Managing Editor.

Sucheta has served as a member of the NR Narayana Murthy committee on corporate governance in 2003, was a member of the primary market advisory committee of SEBI and a member of Investor Education and Protection Fund of the Government of India. She was also a trustee of the Ahmedabad-based Consumer Research and Education Centre.

She has co-authored the best-selling book The Scam: From Harshad Mehta to Ketan Parekh; AD Shroff: A Titan of Finance and Pathbreakers 1&2.

Responding to the poor financial literacy in India, she and her husband in 2010 founded Moneylife Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in Mumbai which works primarily on financial literacy and advocates for safe and fair market practices. In 2014 joined Moneylife Advisory Services, as a director.

Among various awards, she received the Chameli Devi Award for outstanding journalism and Femina Woman of Substance Award.


Debashis Basu

Debashis Basu is the founder of the Moneylife group and a trustee of Moneylife Foundation. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification with four decades of experience as a journalist, consultant, business researcher and equity analyst and is the author of several business books.

As a media person he has worked with The Times of India, Business World, Business India, Business Today, Financial Express and has written columns for Business Standard and The Economic Times. How now writes a fortnightly column for Business Standard. 1994, he founded KenSource, a research and consulting company. In 2006, he founded the Moneylife magazine, in 2010 he co-founded Moneylife Foundation and in 2014 he co-founded Moneylife Advisory Services, an investment advisory firm, which also launched its portfolio management service in December 2019.

He has co-authored the best-selling The Scam: From Harshad Mehta to Ketan Parekh with Sucheta Dalal and has also authored Face Value: Creation and Destruction of Shareholder Value in India; Growth Alchemy: Why Smaller Firms Fail to Find Finance and How Market-based Solutions Can Help; Pathbreakers 1&2 and Plain Truth Series on Stocks, Mutual Funds and Investments.

He was a member of the Task Force of the Securities and Exchange Board of India on the creation of IndoNext market segment for smaller companies and served as the member of the mutual fund advisory committee of SEBI.

He directs the cutting-edge research on financial products at Moneylife, and runs the investment advisory and portfolio management service of Moneylife Advisory.

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