CHENNAI: Sunil Subramaniam, the former deputy CEO has been designated CEO of Sundaram Asset Management Company Limited from July 1. “The change will not bring any major change in the focus of the company,” the new CEO told Express on Tuesday. Subramaniam, who joined Sundaram Mutual in September 2005, said, “My focus will remain on the retail markets, because equity markets and mutual funds remain one of the best options for retail customers to buck the effects of inflation.” Subramaniam has handled various roles - Vice President (Retail Distribution), Executive Director (Sales and Marketing), Director (Sales and Global Operations) and most recently Deputy CEO. He is also on the Board of Sundaram Asset Management Singapore Pte. Ltd. Managing Director of Sundaram Mutual Harsha Viji said, “Sunil has over the years taken a more central role in the leadership of the company, and with his elevation to CEO, he will take on an even wider role.” Other companies Subramaniam has worked with include SBI, American Express Bank and Bank of America. Currently, Sundaram Mutual Fund has assets worth about Rs 22,000 crore under management.