Gaurav Malhotra works for the British International Investments – the UK government’s Development Finance Institution. He is responsible for advising and supporting CDC on their investments in Financial Institutions in South Asia. His role has largely been in management consulting and advisory for financial institutions in India. Gaurav Malhotra has a wide range of consulting experience, working for several financial institutions during his 10 years with The Boston Consulting Group in India and Europe. He has also worked for a year as the head of the strategy for an Indian family business.
Gaurav holds a degree in Engineering from Delhi University and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.
Shiv Chaudhary is a Managing Director at NVP India where he serves as an advisor on growth equity investments in Indian companies across a wide range of sectors including consumer, healthcare, technology, business services and financials.
NVP India investments that he has been involved with include Esskay Finance, Thyrocare, Snowman Logistics, Pepperfry, RBL Bank and IndusInd Bank. Prior to rejoining NVP in 2019, Shiv Chaudhary spent a year with Edelweiss Private Equity Business. Prior to this, Shiv was with NVP for 9 years.
Parin is a Managing Director at Kedaara Capital. He has over 17 years of investment experience, encompassing the full life cycle of private equity in India across a variety of industries and across private and public markets.
Parin joined Kedaara Capital in 2013 and is actively involved with its portfolio companies, assisting them across various value creating initiatives. He also serves as director on the board of Ajax Engineering and GS Lab. Before joining Kedaara Capital, Parin worked in the investment advisory team of General Atlantic (“GA”), a leading growth oriented private equity firm with over $17bn under management. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Parin worked with McKinsey & Company and Capgemini Consulting. Parin holds a PGDBM in Finance and a Bachelor of Engineering from Mumbai University.
D Arulmany is the Managing Director &CEO of Veritas Finance.Arul has more than two decades of experience most of which is in the financial services industry. He has been part of Cholamandalam DBS and has been credited with many new initiatives and has driven the company’s foray into Light Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheeler Finance among other things. He also initiated the Captive DSA model and the Franchisee Model which helped the business expand to smaller towns and reach out to more than 300 locations.He was also a part of the Strategic Innovation forum at the the Murugappa Group and he was considered by the group as a successful mentor of the Management Trainees.
Before starting Veritas Finance, Arul was associated with Aptus Value Housing Finance as President & CEO since inception. Arul joined Aptus when it was merely an idea and leading from the front, he was an integral part of building the organization, to become a formidable player in the affordable housing finance segment.He has been invited to be in the Selection Board of TAPMI and visits Major business schools regularly for lecturing the Management Graduates.
Arul has done his Post Graduate Programme in Rural Management from (PGDRM) IRMA with graduation in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Madurai Kamaraj University. He has also done his GMP from University of Michigan.
Abhijit Sen is an Independent Director of Veritas Finance. He had served in Citi India as Chief Financial Officer – India Subcontinent for over 18 years. On retirement from Citi, he is associated with E&Y as an External Advisor, for their activities in the Banking and Financial Services Sector. He currently serves on several Boards including Ugro Capital Limited, Kalyani Forge Ltd, Cashpor Micro Credit. In the past, Abhijit Sen served on the Board of National Securities Depository Ltd, IDFC First Bank Limited, and India First Life Insurance Company Limited. He has also been an External Advisor to General Atlantic. As Chief Financial Officer, India Subcontinent – Citi, he was responsible for the Finance function in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for the entire Citi franchise including Controllership, Corporate Treasury, Financial Planning, Product Control and Tax. He holds a B.Tech (Hons) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata with Majors in Finance & Information Systems.
M. Sivaraman is the former Managing Director of GIC Housing Finance Ltd. and a veteran in the financial services with more than three decades of experience spreading across Corporate Finance, Accounting and Secretarial functions.
He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and a Company Secretary (ACS) by profession. He is also a FIII (Fellow Member of the Federation of Insurance Institutes in India).
N. Mohanraj is the former Director & Chief Executive Officer of LIC Nomura Mutual Fund and Executive Director of Life Insurance Corporation. He is a seasoned professional with rich experience spanning over three decades in financial services cutting across insurance, mutual fund and investments.
As a Nominee of LIC, he served on Boards of many companies including Punjab Tractors Ltd, HEG, Larsen & Toubro, Grasim Industries Ltd and Venture Funds like UTI VF, India Value Fund and IDFC Fund.
He holds a Masters in Economics from Loyola College, Chennai.
Venky Natarajan is the Co-Founder and Partner of Lok Capital and has been involved in the impact investing for more than 16 years. He had served as a director on the boards of many financial services companies including Ujjivan, Suryoday and Equitas Finance. He holds an MBA from Cornell University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.
Mr. Hemant Kaul has over 23 years of experience in the financial services sector in India, and has particularly focused on building out retail networks. He has been the CEO of Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co Ltd from December 2009 to April 2012. He has previously served as president of Retail Banking at AXIS Bank Limited, where he oversaw the setup and expansion of its retail operationsHe has also been the chairman of TCI Finance Limited since January 2015, and Non-Executive Chairman of Transcorp International Limited since April 2017. He was also an Independent Director of Ashiana Housing Limited since May 30, 2013 He hold BSc degree from University of Rajasthan; and holds an MBA degree from Poddar Institute of Management, Jaipur.
Priyamvada Ramkumar has over 13 years of experience across investing, investment & commercial banking. She has evaluated many deals across the NBFC and housing finance space. Prior to Lok Capital, she has worked with Veda Corporate Advisors, a boutique investment bank, for 6 years, advising companies across sectors on private equity and M&A transactions. A gold medallist, Priyamvada Ramkumar completed her Bachelors in Commerce from Stella Maris College. She holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.