Multiples is India’s leading private equity platform distinguished by its long and successful experience of partnering Indian entrepreneurs. Multiples was founded in 2009 and during this decade has backed 23 Indian businesses to build aspirational, distinctive, and responsible businesses. Multiples focuses on 4 core sectors of financial services; pharma & healthcare; consumer and consumer-tech and technology. Some of Multiples’ distinctive investment partnerships include PVR, Delhivery, Encube, DreamSports, Quantiphi, Licious and Vastu Housing Finance.
Irshad Siddiqui is the Head of Collections at Vastu Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. Irshad manages the Collections and Legal functions at Vastu and is responsible to maintain delinquency as well as NPA portfolio along with possessed properties.
Irshad is a seasoned professional with 17+ years’ experience in managing core collections across India in the collections process and legal, collections agency, collections team, and SARFAESI Act. Irshad has worked with ICICI Bank, Barclays Bank, Axis Bank and Shriram Housing Finance. Irshad has core competencies in collection management, customer relationship management, team management, and strategic planning.
Irshad is a Graduate of honors from Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh.
Navin D Shenoy is the Head – Concurrent Review at Vastu Housing Finance. He manages data quality and policy adherence of the cases at Vastu. He also undertakes training, shares best practices & a parallel look in underwriting to understand variations and inconsistencies between different people, markets & processes. He manages all regulatory and external audits at Vastu.
Navin is a veteran in the retail banking industry, having spent over 33 years at ANZ Grindlays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
Navin is a graduate from Mumbai University.
Mr. Vishu Ramachandran is a senior banker and business leader. He has managed significant leadership positions at Standard Chartered Bank globally for over three decades. Throughout his decades-long career at Standard Chartered Bank, Vishu has led and spearheaded the turnaround, transformation, and growth of various businesses across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He has successfully groomed next-gen leaders and cultivated top-performing teams by developing critical capabilities, forging progressive workplace cultures, and harmonizing cross-functional relationships.
His core areas of expertise include people strategy & performance management, business growth and execution, digital transformation, risk management, and capability development. Since 2015, he is on the board of Standard Chartered Bank Singapore and Chairman of the Risk Committee and member of the Audit Committee at the bank. He is also the Chairman of the board at Go Pik Connect Private Ltd. since May 2022.
Vishu is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India and a graduate in Economics and Statistics from University of Mumbai.
Atul joins us to lead Sales in the South Region and as Head of Co-lending and Alternate Channels. He will be based out of Mumbai.
He will play an instrumental role in increasing lead generation across product verticals using digital and alternate channels funneling through a marketplace model. He will also be responsible for growing the Vastu franchise in Southern India.
Atul was most recently operating as an independent consultant working with CXO’s of well-established Fintech’s. He was the founder & CEO of ValuCircles Data Solutions and Skill Junction. He has a total experience of more than 17 years in building strong businesses in retail and commercial lending space. He is a Post Graduate from Chetna Institute, Mumbai.
Manu is an established Operations professional with more than nineteen years of experience in Operations, Audit & Risk Control Management, Finance and Compliance.
His expertise lies in formulation and implementation of critical policy matters, mapping business requirements, operational goals, designing customized solutions with strong analytical skills, assessing and heading end to end projects, portfolio management while ensuring process compliances with all business rules and regulatory directives.
In his last assignment, Manu was the Chief Operating Officer at SBFC Finance Private Ltd. Prior to SBFC Finance, he has worked in Citi Financial and Karvy Financial Services Ltd under various leadership roles.
Manu is Mechanical Engineer from REC Jabalpur and in Finance & Marketing from IMT Ghaziabad
Sanjay is the Head of Treasury and Compliance Officer at Vastu Finserve. He manages treasury function and responsible for expanding the liabilities & strengthening investor relationships.
Sanjay has over ~18 years of diversified experience in fixed income & structured product markets from sovereign Gsec dealings, Corporate bond trading & investments, and private placements of NCDs in ICICI Bank’s DCM desk and accredited to set up the Bond desk in ING vysya bank. He has been managing fund raising via term loans, CPs, NCDs, structure products, ECB, Masala bonds, Securitization, MLD & Covered bonds.
He completed his Masters in International business & has vast experience in economics and markets that has helped him develop expertise to handle market volatilities, ALM management and harmonized relationships in the institutional markets intuitively while handling treasuries for Cholamandalam, MoHFL & Five-Star Business finance.
Norwest is a preeminent, multi-stage investment firm managing more than $9.5B in capital with a unique perspective on what it takes to build large businesses through varied economic cycles. The firm has invested in over 600 companies across sectors during its history of 60+ years. With offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, India, and Israel, we offer a global footprint, a qualified team, and a rare background that enables us to offer our portfolio companies high-level, long-term collaboration. Our experience makes us realistic about how businesses evolve, and we advise our portfolio companies at all phases of growth, from start-up through IPO or acquisition.
Norwest has backed strong and dynamic management teams through time and has helped create significant economic and social value for all stakeholders, including the employees, shareholders along with generating significant employment and income generating opportunities for the average Indian customer. Norwest has invested in some of the best, well governed financial services companies in India. In India, the fund has invested more than USD 1.2B in c.50 companies across financial services (Banks, HFCs, SME finance companies, exchanges, etc.), healthcare, consumer internet, technology, consumer and logistics sector. Some of the prominent Investments in India include Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, RBL Bank, Five Star Business Finance, National Stock Exchange, Swiggy, OfBusiness, Ess Kay, Xpressbees, MENSA, etc. We are long term investors, with an average investment horizon of 5 – 7 years.
Creation Investments Capital Management, LLC is a global alternative asset manager and leading impact investor in emerging markets. Worldwide, Creation's investments directly help more than million small businesses. The firm manages more than US$1.5 billion on behalf of institutional investors, family offices and high net worth individuals. Leveraging its deep industry experience, Creation partners with management teams to inject growth equity and facilitate buyout transactions in firms specializing in microfinance, small- and medium-enterprise credit, leasing, factoring, insurance, savings, payments, and mobile money. Together with its portfolio companies, and in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Creation aims to improve the lives of those at the bottom of the economic pyramid in emerging markets.
IIFL Asset Management, part of IIFL Wealth & Asset Management group, is an India-focused, global asset management firm. Our endeavour is to create investment products that generate sustainable risk-adjusted returns. A disciplined and active investment management approach combined with intensive research allows us to tap into India’s potential to facilitate long-term wealth creation.
The sizeable and growing asset management business is the market leader in alternatives and is an important pillar of the IIFL Wealth & Asset Management group, growing independently but also synergistically. Sharp focus remains on investment culture and process to achieve the goals of alpha creation for clients.
Our differentiated product suite includes mutual funds (MFs), portfolio management services (PMS) and alternative investment funds (AIFs) spanning across asset classes of public and private equity, fixed income and real estate. IIFL AMC has been a playing a pivotal role in the growth of the AIF industry in India.
IIFL Private Equity is a part of IIFL Asset Management (IIFL AMC) and has been active in the private equity ecosystem since late 2015. Across multiple strategies, IIFL Private Equity manages an AUM of more than US$2 bn from early-stage to late-stage investments across Consumer, Technology, Financial Services and Healthcare space. In a span of 5 years, IIFL Private Equity Fund has made investments in multiple unicorns in India and has also generated exits from few of their portfolio companies.
Pramod’s career spans a professional and entrepreneurial journey in Financial Services and Business Process Management across the globe. He is the founder of Genpact and was its President & CEO untill June 2011. He co-founded Asha Impact in 2014, with a vision to promote social impact enterprises. He was earlier the CEO of GE Capital in India & Asia and prior to that worked with GE Capital in Stamford, CT in the Leveraged Buy Out group. He is presently the Chairman of Clix Capital, which is a broad based NBFC, focused on providing digital platforms and financial services to commercial companies and consumers across India. Pramod also serves on the Boards of DLF Ltd, SRF Ltd and NDTV and organisations such as Help Age, Vandana Foundation, and Vishwas, ICRIER, and The Shri Ram School.
He is also the Chairman and co-founder of the Skills Academy, an organization focused on skills development in the rural and semi urban areas of India to enhance employability for the people. Pramod is a Chartered Accountant (CA) from McLintock & Co, London and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce.
After a successful career in investment banking spanning more than two decades in New York and Hong Kong, Vikram Gandhi, setup Asha Impact in 2014. At present, Vikram is a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School. 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.
Vikram is a Founding Member of Harvard University’s South Asia Initiative and also a Founder of Ashoka University. Before Founding Asha Impact, Vikram was the Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Head of Financial Institutions Business for Credit Suisse, in New York and Hong Kong. Prior his tenure at Credit Suisse, Vikram worked at Morgan Stanley, where he was Co-Head of Global FIG in New York. An MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was designated a Baker Scholar; a qualified Chartered Accountant and a B.Com with high distinction from the University of Mumbai, Vikram, in his capacity as the Founder, CEO of VSG Capital Advisors, continues to work closely with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Greenhill & Co. as a Senior Advisor.
Renuka is the Chairperson at Vastu. She has 30+ years of experience 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 pening 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.
Ms. Shyamala Gopinath has over four decades of rich experience in financial sector policy formulation in different capacities at Reserve Bank of India (RBI). At RBI, she held key positions and guided & influenced national policies in diverse areas of financial sector regulation and supervision, the development and regulation of financial markets, capital account management, management of government borrowings, foreign exchange reserve management and payment and settlement systems. She has served on several committees while with RBI. During 2001 to 2003, she was deputed as Senior Financial Expert at the International Monetary Fund. Ms. Gopinath retired as Deputy Governor of RBI, a position that she held for nearly 7 years. She served as Chairperson Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds for two years from 2012 to 2014.
Ms. Gopinath was also the Chairperson of the Board of Corporate Bonds and Securitisation Advisory Committee of SEBI.
Since 2012, Ms Gopinath has held several Board positions in large institutions and public sector undertakings such as Clearing Corporation of India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, GAIL and Ernst & Young (Global Governance Council). Until Dec 2020, she was the part-time Non-Executive Chairperson of HDFC Bank Ltd. Presently, Ms. Gopinath serves as Independent Director on the Boards of other renowned companies. She is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Raipur.
Ms. Gopinath is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and holds a master's degree in commerce from University of Mysore
Vijay has over 30 years of experience in the Banking and Information Technology sectors. Worked with the NIIT Group from the year 2000 until August 2012. During this period was responsible for M&A and corporate finance activities of NIIT and NIIT Technologies, and was involved in several large transactions involving acquisition and divestiture of companies, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and corporate restructuring. Prior to the year 2000, worked with the ICICI Group for over 15 years. Was involved, in various roles, with project finance and investment banking. Advised several companies across industries, in equity and debt raising, M&A and corporate structuring. His last position with the group was with ICICI Securities, as Head of Investment Banking. Since August 2012, associated, as Advisor/ Director, with companies in the BPO, Media, and Private Equity areas, besides role as consultant with NIIT Technologies.He is currently serving as an independent director on several boards. He holds a B.Tech degree from IIT Delhi and an M.B.A from FMS, University of Delhi.
Mr. Rajasekhara Reddy, Non-Executive Independent Director at Vastu, has over 35 years of experience in the Banking sector. He is the former Chairman and Managing Director of Andhra Bank, an Executive Director of Union Bank of India and a Chief Executive at Bank of India, New York.
He worked on several committees of RBI and Indian Banks Association. He has varied exposure in Rural and small & medium enterprises lending, NRI business, foreign exchange, and cross-country products. He is a Strong man-manager, and team builder with a firm belief that the leader should be a role model, and his actions should always be transparent, consistent, and predictable. He is presently on the board of several companies and also advises many companies on finance and management.
Mr. Rajasekhara Reddy is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and holds a Master degree in science from the University of Agricultural Sciences.
Mr. Natrajan Ramkrishna, Independent Director at Vastu, is a qualified chartered accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with over 42 years of association across various professional services firms. Over his extensive tenure, to name a few Mr Natrajan held key positions such as the Country Head of Audit at KPMG and RSM in addition to partner positions at EY and PwC.
For most part of his association and by virtue of his position he was involved with promoters and founders in shaping the broader and long-term vision of the various organizations.
He recently retired from the services of SR Batliboi LLP and works with certain companies as a financial consultant. He was also associated with iconic companies such as Infosys, Wipro and Dr. Reddy’s Lab as Engagement Partner and by virtue of which, he possesses deep insight into and understanding about the working of Boards, Audit Committees, their roles, responsibilities in evolving and implementing strategy, culture, branding and in setting the tone at the top through the communication on policies and procedures of the organization. He has an expert knowledge of the organization’s business structure, policies and processes, Risk Management and Governance structures.
Mr. Natrajan was a part of the Accounting Standards Board of the ICAI. He has been speaking at public forums on matters of importance to the profession, lecturing on Management Accounting and Taxation at some of the leading institutions offering post graduate courses in Management Studies (and all affiliated to the Mumbai University).
Sudhir N. Variyar is a Director at Vastu, he joined Multiples Alternate Asset Management in 2009 at inception. Sudhir has been in the private equity industry since 2005, and has a strong investment track record. Prior to Multiples, Sudhir was a Senior Director at ICICI Venture. In this capacity, Sudhir led investments in the financial services and energy sectors and was part of the Investment Committee at ICICI Venture. At Multiples, Sudhir is one of the investment committee members. Sudhir is on the Board of Vikram Hospitals and Delhivery Private Limited.
Sandeep Menon is the Founder Managing Director and CEO at Vastu (post change of ownership and control) He is a senior banker with over 23 years of Diverse experience in General Management, Business Strategy and Risk Management with various country level business leadership roles across Consumer Lending, SME Lending, Home Loans, Personal Loans and Commercial Finance across leading Foreign Banks and Financial Institutions such as GE Capital, Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays Bank Plc. He has built large lending business across Secured and UnSecured Lending. Sandeep was part of the founding team at Barclays Bank PLC in India as the Director and Head of Retail Assets and Banking Strategy.
Mr. Day is a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Creation Investments Capital Management. Since joining the firm in 2011, he has been instrumental in the deployment of the funds managed by the firm and has played a key role in the deal generation, due diligence, deal structuring, and negotiation of transactions in India. Mr. Day currently serves on the board of directors of seven Indian portfolio companies – Vivriti Capital, Vivriti Asset Management, CredAvenue, OFB Tech (OfBusiness), Sohan Lal Commodity Management, Kissandhan Agri Financial Services and North End Foods Private Limited. In addition, he serves as an Observer on the board of Progcap. Through his role, Mr. Day has evaluated numerous NBFCs, MFIs, HFCs, banks, fintech and other financial services companies in India catering to underserved segments of the economy.
Prior to joining the Fund Manager, Mr. Day served as a technical advisor to the microfinance institution Five Talents Uganda and was based out of Kampala, Uganda. Mr. Day began his career as part of the mergers and acquisitions group at the investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey where he focused on mergers and acquisitions advisory and private placements of debt and equity.
Mr. Day is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree in Strategy. He also received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Sujay Patil is the co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer at Vastu Housing Finance. Earlier, he was the Chief Risk Officer managing risk strategy in line with the overall organisational goals, taking into consideration the portfolio growth, segmental focus, product mix, acquisition plans, risk cost budgets and other related variables. He lead all risk initiatives of the organisation and works towards efficiently managing the portfolio and asset quality.
Sujay is an experienced Banking & Financial services professional with leading organizations including GE Capital, Standard Chartered Bank, Indiabulls and Barclays Bank. He has successfully executed varied assignments in business strategy, product launches, planning, product management, front end sales, collections, CRM, cross-sell and portfolio management.
Sujay Patil holds an MMS (Marketing) degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management studies and BE (EL & TL) from the Mumbai University.
Mohd Shakil Khan is the Chief Risk Officer at Vastu Housing Finance Corporation Limited. Shakil is responsible for managing risk and analytics at Vastu. Earlier, he was Chief Operating Officer at Vastu managing credit and operations.
Shakil is a seasoned retail lending & risk management leader and has strong expertise in retail credit risk management, risk mitigation, data analytics, compliance management, collections strategy, and optimization. Shakil, in his previous assignment at Aditya Birla Housing Finance, was heading collections. He has worked in leadership roles in Tata Capital Housing Finance, ICICI Bank Ltd, Barclays Bank PLC, Capital First Ltd, Reliance Communications Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank, and a few others. Shakil had also worked as Chief Risk Officer at Vastu in the past.
Shakil is a graduate in english literature from Hansraj College, Delhi University and has a post-graduate diploma in marketing and advertising from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan.
Satish Nair is the Head of Treasury and Corporate Affairs at Vastu Housing Finance. Satish manages the treasury function at the Vastu and is responsible to expand the liability base, arrange and execute roadshows, manage and maintain communication with the Investors, Regulators, Banks, Rating agencies, and DFIs and represent the Company with the regulators. He also manages compliance, communications, and brand outreach for the company for Vastu.
Satish is a seasoned corporate affairs and investor relations professional leading complex Integrated Public Policy, Investor, Marketing strategy, and business development. He is a veteran in the credit rating industry having spent over 13 years at Fitch Ratings, India Ratings & Research, and Brickwork Ratings in various roles covering fixed income research, investor outreach, and regulatory relationship.
Satish is a management and accounting graduate from the University of Mumbai.
Arvin Jacob is the Head - Rural Markets at Vastu Housing Finance Corporation Limited.
Arvin is heading business for rural & emerging markets for the northern and western region at Vastu.
Arvin has over 22 years of experience in managing mortgage-based business development for large financial institutions in the northern and western regions of India. He has also managed various functions in risk management, customer segmentation, collections process management and marketing. Prior to joining Vastu, Arvin was managing business at Aavas Financiers Ltd for more than 11 years.
Arvin Jacob has completed his diploma in digital marketing and analytics from the Indian School of Business and is a management graduate from NMIMS.
Rohith is a founding team member at Vastu. He in his previous role spearheaded the IT initiatives at Micro Housing Finance Corporation Limited (MHFC). He co-designed MHFC’s end to end Loan Management process from Loan Origination to Loan Closing and successfully launched a cashless/paperless transaction process that increased efficiency and reduced annual operational costs. Rohith heads Technology and Operations at Vastu.
Rohith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the College Of Engineering, Guindy.
Udit Kariwala is the Chief Financial Officer of Vastu Housing Finance.
Udit is a seasoned finance professional with diverse experience spanning corporate planning and strategy, general management, equity research, and ratings. He has a deep understanding of capital markets and the risk management domain. His earlier assignments have been with leading Indian and Multinational Financial Institutions such as HDFC Bank, Ambit Capital, Fitch - India Ratings and Research, and UBS Securities. His expertise and scope of work across assignments include financial research, analytics, curating business strategies, and investor management.
Udit holds a Bachelor of Engineering from K.J. Somaiya, University of Mumbai and an MBA from Welingkar Institute, Mumbai. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute – Virginia) and a certified FRM (GARP – Jersey City, New Jersey, United States).
Shefali Pathak is the Chief of Staff at Vastu Housing Finance.
Shefali is responsible for strategic planning, coordination, and strategic alignment of various businesses at Vastu. She is also responsible for streamlining and conducting internal and external initiatives that have a significant impact on Vastu’s business objectives. Her key focus is to integrate people, processes, and technology as an enabler to accelerate growth and deliver outcomes at Vastu.
She has an enriched experience of more than 7 years in delivering strategic projects and leading change across cross-functional highly diverse teams. In past experience, she has worked with Nike, Art Affordable Housing Finance, and Idhasoft Ltd.
Shefali is an MBA in Finance & Digital Business from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai.
Bharat is a founding team member at Vastu. He has over 15 years experience in Banking & Financial services space in credit, risk and operations function across various organizations and asset classes both in the retail and corporate lending space. Bharat has previously worked with Magma Housing Finance, HDFC Bank and Standard Chartered Bank in the Credit Underwriting function for Mortgages in the Western region. He has strong Product, Process and Risk Management domain. Bharat is a qualified Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost and Work Accountants of India and has secured an all India Rank of 13 in his Intermediate Exams.
Nikhil is a founding team member at Vastu. He has over a decade of experience in working with tech-driven initiatives. He was instrumental in setting up Netblade Solutions Pvt Ltd, which was involved in developing customised cross-platform software applications across multiple verticals and digital marketing.
Nikhil heads Information Technology at Vastu and is responsible for delivering Vastu's digital initiatives and developing and executing tech strategy and architectural direction. He took the lead in building an in-house development team that built a market-leading Pulse platform. Nikhil is focused on delivering a great digital experience that leads innovation in the consumer lending industry and building a scalable lending platform.
Additionally, he works with the Vastu Finserve team as a leadership mentor to drive performance, tech adoption, and innovation and deliver new initiatives to improve business and processes.
Nikhil has completed his BE in Computer Sciences from Mumbai University.
Vikki is a founding team member at Vastu. He in his previous role spearheaded the Finance team at L&T Housing Finance Limited and was responsible for managing the overall F&A function. He is a seasoned finance professional with strong technical skills and excellent operational experience. He brings with him rich expertise in Finance & Accounts, Taxation, Regulatory and Statutory Compliance, Investor Relations, Internal Audit, Treasury Management and Business Strategy. Vikki heads Finance & Accounts and Compliance functions at Vastu.
Vikki is a Chartered Accountant by Qualification with 8 years of Post Qualification experience.
Prasanna is a founding team member at Vastu. He has 14+ years experience in the mortgage industry across Banks and Financial Institutions in a wide range of areas encompassing sales, channel management and distribution management. Prasanna has previously worked with Equitas Finance Pvt.Ltd , Axis Bank, Future Capital Financial Services Ltd, Barclays Bank PLC and is responsible for building and growing our business as state head Karnataka. Prasanna is a B.Com graduate from Bangalore University.
Prraveen Khumar N is the Technical Head at Vastu Housing Finance. He manages the valuation vertical at Vastu. Having a quest for digital transformation, he has developed an automated system to track the strength of each collateral.
Prraveen Khumar N has over a decade of leadership experience in the field of valuation of immovable properties in financial services. He has worked with ICICI Bank, IIFL, and Equitas Small Finance Bank.
Prraveen holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
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