Dr. V.V.L.N. Sastry is a Jurist, who spearheads Lex India Juris as a Legal Counsel. Dr. Sastry has his legal education spanning from LL.B, LL.M, M. Phil (Business Laws), LL.D (Honoris Causa), and Ph. D in Criminal Justice, Law, and Public Policy from Walden University, U.S.A. He follows the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King and firmly believes that our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Sastry is the son of a High School Principal and holds an M.E (Master of Engineering) from the University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), and an M.B.A from William Howard Taft University, U.S.A, and MBA Essentials from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Oxford FINTECH from the University of Oxford. He has pursued Corporate Finance as a sole specialization at Columbia Business School, and is an Associate Cost and Management Accountant (ACMA, India), CIMA (UK), CGMA (UK), ACPA (U.K), FCMI (U.K), CMA (Australia), MIPA (Australia) and ACSI (London),
Sastry has a Ph.D. in Banking from Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.), another Ph.D. in Financial Management on the topic of the Subprime Crisis and its Impact on the World and Indian Economy from SKIM – SKU, Ph. D in Cloud Computing area in Computer Science from JJTU, M.P.F. from Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B), and D.B.A from Calwest University (USA). Sastry also holds 5 Honoris Causa Doctorates in various subjects conferred by Commonwealth Vocational University.
Dr. Sastry’s impeccable knowledge made him a natural blend of Jurisprudence with Economics, and Financial Management, where he also comments on economic and financial affairs as an Indian economist and Financial Analyst and contributes his knowledge on an honorary basis. He is also an Honorary Director of an investment banking company named First Call Investment Banking, India. He previously held positions with Rabo Bank, Netherlands as an Associate Director.
He is a thorough professional and is well regarded as an ‘all-rounder’ in economics, financials, technology, and legal circles in India.
Dr. Sastry has more than 18 years of experience in Banking, Investment Banking including Merchant Banking, Equity Research, Private Equity, M&A, Software, Corporate Finance, and Corporate& Criminal Laws.
Born in a Vedic pandits family, Sastry’s father, V.S. Sastry is the first in the family who pursued a postgraduate degree and in turn, got his son well-educated in the areas of law and management with a specialization in finance and criminal laws. Sastry’s grandfather, Lakshmi Narasimha Sastry is a well-known Sanskrit scholar, who taught Sanskrit to Saint Satya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh and taught the Pontiff of Sringeri, Sankaracharya.
In 1997, much before NASSCOM in India came out with Software Industry Report, Sastry brought the software industry report and was acclaimed as the First Software Business Analyst of India. Later in 2000, he once again got the distinction of presenting the Biotech Opportunities in the form of an Industry Report, which has led to the emergence of various biotech parks in India. A columnist in financial magazines, an expert analyst in various international and national business channels, and a person who gets frequently quoted in the pink (financial) press and legal press both in India and abroad on an honorary basis is what sums up the personality of Dr. Sastry.
Dr. Sastry has published more than 500 articles in various publications worldwide.
He has worked in diverse fields of law, economy, banking, financial management, and technology.