Primary Investments, Adams Street Partners,
Boston Consulting Group,
Primary Investments, Adams Street Partners,
Boston Consulting Group,
Anita Marangoly George has been an investor backing early trends with winning partners and established a distinguished track record in sustainable investments across the globe. She began her career as a Young Professional at the World Bank based in Washington DC and worked on infrastructure in Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe. She worked with Siemens AG to set up Siemens Financial Services in India and supported projects in Telecom and Power sectors. Anita spent 22 years at the World Bank Group with 14 of those years with the IFC in Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Municipal Finance and initiated the creation of IFC’s Venture group. She gained extensive and diverse global experience in institutional finance and investing in sustainable infrastructure in Renewable Energy, Logistics and Water from early stage to established companies across several geographies – Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. She is cross-culturally competent, an excellent negotiator and has built diverse and influential global networks. Her ability to focus on risk adjusted returns while helping build and grow businesses has enhanced her credibility in the sustainable infrastructure and financial sector. She has demonstrated success in anticipating trends and technological disruptions and has helped her organizations adopt new business models and platforms to adapt to new developments and to the needs of underserved populations.
Anita has had several roles in the last five and a half years with CDPQ. She established CDPQ’s office in India and soon after became Executive Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets at CDPQ. Her final post at CDPQ was as Executive Vice President and Deputy Head of CDPQ Global covering all geographies outside of Canada. Supporting investments in renewable energy, highways, telecom, and venture fund investments in Emerging Markets.
Anita has served on 10 boards of which 5 have been in the financial sector. As a board member, she has focused on helping the board anticipate and be proactive about key strategic issues that could disrupt the company, and risk and compliance from a statutory, regulatory and legal perspective. Anita has been critical in helping companies globalize and in anticipating and addressing technology and people as two essential pillars of success.
Anita George is passionate about and committed to human capital development and economic empowerment of women and girls. She is actively engaged in mentoring women and girls. Anita serves on non-profit boards and advisory boards/councils involved in Recovery and Resilience, Human Capital Development, Technology and Climate Finance, and Sustainable Infrastructure.
Founder and Partner, MegaDelta Capital
Bala C Deshpande is the Founder and Partner of MegaDelta Capital. Of her 30 years of experience Bala has two decades of investing experience. She started her investing career with ICICI Venture in 2001 and in 2008 she joined NEA to set up their India platform. Over the years, she has invested and backed many disruptive companies in the mid-market space. In October 2018, she along with two Partners founded an independent investment firm, MegaDelta Capital. Prior to her investing experience, Bala has had deep operating experience with reputed multi-national firms such as ICI, Cadbury’s and BestFoods.
Bala's investment career spans multiple sectors and she has played an instrumental role in many innovative plays and entrepreneurial journeys. These include the first Internet IPO, first 24-hour news channel, first Payment Tech company, several consumer companies that redefined the sector etc.
She is a Board member of deeply disruptive companies like Info Edge Ltd., FSS, Greytip HR, MediSys Edutech, Panacea Medical Technologies, GOQii Inc etc. With her Board participation these companies have grown exponentially, emerged as category leaders and created immense shareholder value.
She is passionate about Technology and its far-reaching implications on markets, businesses and consumers. She is keen to back entrepreneurs who redefine markets and create lasting economic value.
Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
Kanchan Samtani leads Boston Consulting Group's Principal Investors & Private Equity practice in India and leads the transaction & integration practice in Asia Pacific. Kanchan works extensively with financial sponsors and other clients on due diligence, fund strategy, portfolio value acceleration and corporate M&A.
Managing Partner, ChrysCapital
Kunal Shroff is the Managing Partner at ChrysCapital and has been with the firm since 1999. He manages the organization and plays a critical role across various functions including investments, portfolio management and client relations. He was previously at Chilton Investment Company where he covered technology stocks, and at Goldman Sachs in their principal investment area in New York where he focused on private equity and mezzanine investments. He received a BS in computer science with magna cum laude honours from Cornell University. Mr. Shroff also sits on the board of Edelgive Foundation.
Private Equity Investor & Founder, WinPE
Nupur Garg is a leading investor in private equity and venture capital and an expert advisor to large institutional investors. Nupur’s experience spans private equity investing, operations and finance in leading global organizations like IFC – an arm of the World Bank Group, Discovery Networks and PwC.
Nupur is an external expert on the investment committee for the INR 10,000 crore Govt of India Fund of Fund for Start-ups and an independent member of the investment committee at the Fund of Funds managed by NIIF, the quasi sovereign wealth fund in India. She is an advisor to and a member of the investment committee for the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) investment funds mandate given by the Dutch government for investments in SMEs in frontier markets across 75 countries. Nupur serves as an independent director on the boards of three companies, including SIDBI, the Indian DFI. She advises select fund managers on a confidential basis on matters related to institutionalization, best practices and governance. She also mentors female entrepreneurs across various platforms.
Nupur was listed among Forbes India W-Power; Self-Made Women 2020, India’s top 100 Women in Finance (AIWMI 2019) and awarded the Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices - Academia Award 2019.
In her last and most recent full time role, Nupur led the private equity and venture capital funds business in the region for IFC and is widely credited with establishing IFC’s brand and credibility as one of the most respected institutional investors in this space. Under her stewardship, the portfolio doubled in size and returns, moving from a negative IRR to delivering gains for the first time in its history.
Nupur is a CA and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, with executive education from Harvard Business School.
Nupur loves to spend time with her mother, husband and 5 year-old son, travel to new places, read and do 1000/ 1500 piece puzzles.
Managing Partner, Advent International
Shweta is Managing Partner and India Head for Advent International. She has over 21 years of experience in Private Equity. She joined Advent in 2009. She has led and is managing investments of over $2 bn at Advent India across various sectors. Prior to that she worked for almost a decade at ICICI Venture, which at the time was the largest private equity firm in India. Shweta has experience in sourcing and negotiating transactions and advising on the management and successful exiting of investments through both sale to strategic buyers and listing of companies. She has experience of working across a wide range of sectors including consumer, healthcare, FIG and IT/BPO. Before joining ICICI Venture, she was working for a year at Ernst & Young in their corporate finance division.
Awards & Achievements
-Awarded ‘India’s Top 40 Under Forty’ by Economic Times & Spencer Stuart.
- Identified top 50 women in India Inc. by ‘Forbes India W-Power Trailblazers’.
- Identified as one of the `Most Powerful Women in Indian Business`- Business Today
- Identified as one of the `50 Most Powerful Women in Business` - Fortune India Magazine
- Identified as one of the ‘India’s 30 Most Powerful Women’ – Business Today Magazine
- Awarded “Investment Professional of the Year” by VC Circle
Investments participated in
Shweta has worked on a large number of investments at Advent including Encora, BSV Ltd, Crompton
Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited, Quest Technologies, ASK Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd.,
Manjushree Packaging, Bharat Serums and Vaccines amongst others. Investments in ICICI Venture
included companies like ACE Refractories, Updater Services, Rubamin, Tata Infomedia and VA Tech
Quest Global Services Pte. Ltd.
Modenik Lifestyle Pvt.Ltd.
Manjushree Technopack Ltd.
Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd.
RA Chem Pharma Limited
Partner, Primary Investments, Adams Street Partners
Sunil specializes in fund selection, due diligence, negotiations, and monitoring of Asian investments ex-China, specifically in India, Australia, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Korea. He also actively participates in all fund investment decisions and is involved in the sourcing, screening, execution, monitoring, and exiting of growth and buyout co-investments.
Prior to joining Adams Street, Sunil worked for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore performing financial and business analyses of local and regional companies. Previously, he worked in India as an Investment and Strategy Associate in Tacogroup, the automotive technology and engineering investment arm of the Tata Group of India, where he worked on business planning, feasibility studies, and localization plans for new ventures.
Sunil manages relationships with several of Adams Street’s managers and sits on advisory boards of more than a dozen private equity firms within the Adams Street Partners portfolio. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCA) and has been a member of the SVCA Board since 2016.
He is also a member of Adams Street’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Committee.
Founder, MD & CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management
Renuka Ramnath is the Founder, Managing Director and CEO of Multiples Alternate Asset Management, a private equity manager and advisor to funds of ~ USD 1.5 bn. She has over 30 years of experience in the Indian financial sector across private equity, investment banking and structured finance.
For close to three decades in financial services, Renuka successfully built several businesses in the ICICI Group including Investment Banking, e-commerce and private equity. As the MD & CEO of ICICI Venture for close to a decade, she led that firm to become one of the largest private equity funds in India.
She is a Board member of EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. She is also the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of Indian Venture Capital Association. Renuka has been featured in many prestigious listings, including the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business (Business Today, India); India's most Powerful CEO's (Economic Times), the Top 25 Non Bank Women in Finance (US Banker's global list), Asia's Women in the Mix: The Year's Top 50 for Achievement in Business (Forbes), Top 25 women in Asian asset management (Asian Investor) and most recently has been awarded the AVCJ Special Achievement Award, 2019.
Co-Founder & General Partner, A91 Partners
VT Bharadwaj is a General Partner at A91 Partners, an Indian private investment firm that seeks to partner with founders to build enduring businesses for tomorrow’s India.
Prior to co-founding A91 Partners, VT was a Managing Director at Sequoia Capital, a global venture capital firm in India where he led investments in consumer, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Prior to that he worked at McKinsey & Co.
VT has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and a BE (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani.
VT is a trustee at Ashoka University, a board member of IIM Ahmedabad Endowment Management Company, a Founding Circle member of Museum of Art & Photography and involved with Cuddles Foundation and Swasth Foundation.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, AZB & Partners
Zia J. Mody, Co–Founder and Managing Partner of AZB & Partners, is one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. Zia is widely acknowledged for her expertise, ranking No. 1 in Fortune India’s ‘India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business’ list in 2018 & 2019, on which she has consistently ranked in the top 10 since 2011.
Zia has held and continues to hold several prestigious positions at global and national levels. She currently serves as a Member, Governing Board – International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and Member – CII National Council. She was the Vice President & Member – London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Member – World Bank Administrative Tribunal, Washington D.C.. In addition, Zia has served in various capacities on several committees and panels set up by Indian regulatory bodies including SEBI, RBI, Law Commission of India and Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Zia has been a recipient of numerous awards recognizing her individual and professional achievements as a legal practitioner and leader. She completed her masters in law from the Harvard Law School and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Zia’s practice areas include Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Restructuring and General Corporate, Compliance & Investigation, Dispute Resolution, and Regulatory & Securities Law.