Founder Multiples Alternate Management Private Limited
Renuka has spent over two and half decades in the Indian financial sector across private equity, investment banking and structured finance. As one of the early private equity investors in India, she played a pivotal role in shaping the market both in terms of leading pioneering investments such as buy-outs as well as opening new pockets of capital for investment in Indian private equity. In her last role as the MD & CEO of ICICI Venture for close to a decade, she has contributed in many ways to the evolution of that firm to one of the largest private equity funds in India.
Renuka brings on board her deep experience of raising, investing and returning third party capital across several economic cycles. She looks to build Multiples as a platform to channelise long-term capital, to create valuable enterprises and successful entrepreneurs. She draws motivation from the fact that supporting entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses has the potential to generate employment, to create ripple effects in the Indian economy and to facilitate the greater process of nation building. Renuka holds a Bachelor of Engineering from VJTI, University of Mumbai and an MBA from the University of Mumbai. She has also completed the AMP from the Harvard Business School.
Visionary and Mentor
Pramod is the Founder of Genpact and Chairman, The Skills Academy. Pramod founded Genpact – (formerly GE Capital International Services), in 1997 and was the President & CEO of Genpact till June 2011.He is considered the pioneer of the Business Process Management industry in India. Prior to Genpact, Pramod was an officer of General Electric (GE). His career with GE spanned 25 years across the US, Europe and Asia. He subsequently became the head of GE Capital in India and Asia, having earlier worked with GE Capital’s Corporate Finance Group in Stamford, CT, USA. He moved to India from the US in 1994 to set up GE Capital from scratch. During this tenure he started joint ventures with HDFC in consumer finance, SBI for credit cards and Maruti for auto finance. Pramod serves on the boards of NDTV, DLF and SRF Ltd, and on the governing boards of several educational institutions including IIM Lucknow, Lady Shri Ram College, and Shri Ram School. Pramod has also served as the Chairman of India’s National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) Pramod is currently working to build “The Skills Academy”, a pioneering institute to enhance employability, especially for people in the unorganized sector. He is also focussed in promoting entrepreneurship and financial inclusion through a variety of initiatives. Pramod has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, and is a qualified Chartered accountant.
Social Entrepreneur and Impact Investor
Vikram Gandhi is the Founder of Asha Impact with a mission to support and invest in entrepreneurs whose vision and goal is to use business as a means of providing life and hope to the under-served. He is also the Founder CEO of VSG Capital Advisors, and continues to work closely with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Greenhill & Co. as a Senior Advisor. He is a Board Member and Chairman of the Asian Regional Committee of Grameen Foundation, a Board Member of Janalakshmi Financial Services, and a member of the Investment Committee at Gawa Capital. He is a Founding Member of Harvard University’s South Asia Initiative and also a Founder of Ashoka University, the first liberal arts college established in India. He is a member of The Global Leaders Circle and associated with the Social Entrepreneurship initiative at Harvard Business School. He is also a Member of the Standing Council of Experts under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The Council helps in assessing the Indian financial sector and makes recommendations for enhancing its international competitiveness. Prior to Founding Asha Impact and VSG Capital Advisors, Vikram Gandhi was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Head of Financial Institutions Business for Credit Suisse, in New York and Hong Kong. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Com from the University of Mumbai. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Senior Banker and FinTech Entrepreneur
Samir Bhatia has worked with leading banks and financial institutions such as Citibank, HDFC Bank, Barclays Bank and Equifax, over the past 27 years. Samir started his career with CitiBank and did various roles in risk, financial control and corporate banking. He was part of the founding team at HDFC Bank and led the Corporate Banking Division serving Large & Medium Enterprises. He was Managing Director – India & Indian Ocean, Global Retail and Commercial Bank for Barclays Bank. Samir Bhatia was Managing Director and CEO for Equifax and was involved in the formation of the Company in India from the start-up phase, including selecting JV partners, raising capital, setting up and building Equifax in India. He is currently the Founder & CEO of SMEcorner.com, an online platform that enables SMEs to avail of financial solutions from banks and NBFCs.