Who We Are

Dr. Shaw was appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology by President Clinton in 1994, and again by President Obama in 2009. He is a two-time winner of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007, to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012, and to the National Academy of Sciences in 2014.

The D. E. Shaw group was founded in 1988 by . Our Hyderabad office opened in 1996 with 20 employees and is now home to a large part of the group’s global workforce. D. E. Shaw India has grown to be a critical part of the group’s investment management activities, providing strategic support and impacting business outcomes through deep domain expertise and cutting-edge technology.

Since our inception as a technological development center, we’ve expanded our business into a broad range of software and financial activities.

In 2023, we opened offices in Bengaluru and Gurugram, while remaining central to the information technology industry in Hyderabad, our primary hub.

D. E. Shaw India prizes a culture of collaboration across disciplines, geographies, and investment strategies. Dynamic leadership and diversely talented minds chart our course. Analytical rigor, passion for discovery, and a relentless pursuit of excellence drive us forward.


D. E. Shaw India Leadership

D. E. Shaw India is led by a three-member Operating Committee (OC). The OC works collectively to manage day-to-day operations and chart the strategic course for the firm.

This collaborative leadership model sets us apart and reflects our core principles.
Chaitanya Gorrepati, member of the Operating Committee.
Charitra Mehta, member of the Operating Committee.
Lakshmi Prasad Koneti, member of the Operating Committee.

Return to Operating Committee Members

Chaitanya Gorrepati, member of the Operating Committee.

Chaitanya Gorrepati is a managing director of D. E. Shaw India, a member of the Board of Directors of the firm, and a member of the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. Mr. Gorrepati has oversight responsibility for the Finance, Legal & Compliance, and Administration functions for D. E. Shaw India, including the Financial Operations group. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Gorrepati held positions at Microsoft, UBS, and GE. Mr. Gorrepati is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Charitra Mehta, member of the Operating Committee.

Charitra Mehta is a managing director of D. E. Shaw India. Mr. Mehta joined D. E. Shaw India in 1999 and has been pivotal in building high-end financial research outsourcing capabilities in India. In addition, he has oversight responsibility for the Human Capital group, including talent acquisition, management, and development; he also drives the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts. He holds a master’s degree in business economics from D.A.V.V., Indore.

Lakshmi Prasad Koneti, member of the Operating Committee.

Lakshmi Prasad Koneti is a managing director of D. E. Shaw India. Mr. Koneti leads the Technology team at the firm, which includes Front Office Technology for systematic and discretionary trading strategies, Enterprise Infrastructure, and Systems functions. He joined the firm in 1999; he was responsible for the development and delivery of various products in Enterprise Infrastructure (solutions for new business ventures, firmwide workflow systems, and web infrastructure) and Financial Technology (deal management solutions for private equity businesses and compliance). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.


Our People

We value our people and their extraordinary work. We go to great lengths to invest in people who think beyond the status quo, thrive in a collaborative culture, and set the highest standards for themselves. Diversity is central to our ethos, and we are dedicated to bringing together individuals with varied perspectives, experiences, and skill sets in an inclusive work environment.



A shared belief in meritocracy and responsible freedom is core to our firm’s spirit. We thrive on challenging work, aim for the highest standards, and celebrate the unconventional.

Our goal is to cultivate an environment of continuous learning and development that enables exceptional people to do their best work. We care for our employees in many ways, not just in how we operate but also in how we support their overall growth and well-being. With best-in-class facilities, active hobby groups, and a lively social calendar, we offer various avenues for our people to unwind and pursue their interests. We also offer a range of health and wellness initiatives to support healthy, happy living.

But our culture goes beyond great workspaces and benefits. At its heart are values like integrity and accountability that bind our people together and define the unique experience of working here.


Hear from Our People

Whether they’re tech specialists identifying inefficiencies or research analysts searching for patterns, all our employees have their own stories of what brought them here and what keeps them going. Listen to some of their stories to learn what it’s like to work at D. E. Shaw India.

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Core Principles

At the D. E. Shaw group’s foundation are five core principles that define our values and guide our decisions. These concepts are part of our DNA.

Hire and Cultivate Extraordinary People

The quality of our staff is largely responsible for the firm’s success and reputation, and is one of the main reasons that exceptional people are interested in working here. We don’t compromise when it comes to recruiting and developing world-class talent. We give special attention to candidates with extraordinary raw ability and long-term potential. Diversity in multiple dimensions is a key enabler of our success.

Take the High Road

We have an inviolable policy of maintaining the highest ethical and legal standards and treating colleagues with respect and professionalism. This policy protects our reputation; more importantly, it’s simply the right thing to do. In conducting our business, we consider not only the letter, but also the spirit of the law.

Set Unusually Ambitious Goals

We were built in part by trying things that others either considered infeasible or simply never thought of. A single transformative idea that ultimately reaches fruition may be worth a hundred that wind up leading nowhere, and the risk of repeated failures may be justified by the value of a single major success. When an extraordinary team sets extraordinarily ambitious goals, “unexpected” breakthroughs are to be expected.

Focus on the Firm as a Whole

Our culture is based on a collaborative environment in which individuals and groups work together to advance their mutual interests and those of the firm. Employees and groups are valued for their collective contributions to our overall success.

Analyze Rigorously and Communicate Clearly

We place an extraordinarily high value on systematic analysis and precise communication. We take an unusually rigorous and disciplined approach to the processes of planning, evaluation, forecasting, and decision-making, and we believe this has contributed materially to our success over the years.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

We believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment drives creativity, productivity, and ultimately, performance. The diversity of our employees—who they are and how they think—is a significant factor in our success.

More importantly, we believe that building a firm that better reflects the diversity of the world in which we live and work is simply the right thing to do. We are dedicated to ensuring all employees—across gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, life experience, and more—feel welcome and empowered to do their best work at the D. E. Shaw group.

At D. E. Shaw India, our DEI efforts include:

  • Compassionate leadership that embraces individualism and fosters psychological safety
  • Policies and practices that bolster a culture of inclusion and fairness
  • A strategic and holistic approach toward hiring from underrepresented groups in finance and technology

We are committed to making D. E. Shaw India a place where all employees can reach their full potential.


Community Impact

We are committed to giving back and engaging with our community through a variety of social initiatives.

We support employees’ interests in social causes through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Club, a grassroots program run by our staff. The CSR Club promotes community engagement, sparks informed conversations, and fosters social consciousness through a variety of activities, including workshops, community visits, volunteering opportunities, and fundraisers.

We also amplify employees’ charitable giving with a program that matches financial contributions made to select non-profit organizations.

As a firm, D. E. Shaw India is involved in various philanthropic projects. We engage in a variety of medium and long-term partnerships with NGOs that are innovative, sustainable, and impactful. Among our philanthropic projects: we’ve encouraged social innovation by incubating an early stage non-profit startup, transformed five government schools for underprivileged children into centers of excellence, funded a multidisciplinary center for children with special needs, and enabled dropout students to complete their secondary education through a “Second Chance” center.



We’re committed to environmental sustainability and have prioritized energy efficiency at our facilities. Our Hyderabad office has been built to LEED Gold certification standards. We were awarded an Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Platinum certification for Operations and Maintenance, and we have a four-star rating from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under the Ministry of Power, in recognition of our energy conservation practices.

We've been carbon neutral for 15 years, purchasing verified carbon offsets in an attempt to neutralize the greenhouse gas emissions that result from our day-to-day business activities.

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