Sanjay Nayar

Sanjay Nayar

Founder and Chairman

Sanjay Nayar

Sanjay is one of the most well-known and seasoned investors in the Indian private investing landscape – with over 38 years of experience in the financial markets.

After spending 14 years with KKR India as the CEO, he served as Senior Advisor to KKR; he has also previously served on the Asian investment and portfolio management committees of KKR.

He has been on the boards of various KKR portfolio companies and served as Chairman of Avendus Capital.

In addition, he also serves as a Non-Executive Director at NYKAA, and will oversee organic and inorganic expansion in the UAE, UK and the USA.

Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup's Indian and South Asian operations and was a member of Citigroup’s Global Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating Committee.

Marquee affiliations: Member of the Board of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), Governing Board of Indian School of Business (ISB), member of Advisory Board of Habitat for Humanity, Chairman of Grameen Impact Investments India (GIII); and Founder – Board Member of Center for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP).

Previously served as: Member of NISM (SEBI’s National Institute of Securities Markets), Member of the first AIF committee led by Narayan Murthy under the SEBI, President of the IVCA, served on Board of EMPEA – Washington DC from 2015 to 2019.