Rishi Maheshwari

Rishi Maheshwari

Senior Investment Analyst at the Investment Adviser

Rishi has 15 years of private equity and investment banking experience gained in the US, India and Middle East. Prior to his current role, he served as a Managing Director of The Abraaj Group’s deal execution team in South Asia. His responsibilities included investment strategy development, local relationship management (including regulators), deal sourcing & execution and portfolio monitoring (including board participation).

Prior to joining Abraaj, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in New York & Chicago before moving to India as a part of Goldman’s start-up team. At Goldman Sachs, Mr.Maheshwari was a part of the Industrials Group and was involved in 10+ transactions, including sellside and buyside M&A’s, bank & bond financings and equity offerings. Additionally, he assisted the Executive Office in various capacities regarding India operations. Mr. Maheshwari holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Indiana University, Bloomington.

Kamlesh Ratadia

Kamlesh Ratadia

Senior Investment Analyst at the Investment Adviser

Prior to joining the Investment Adviser, Kamlesh cumulatively spent six years with Goldman Sachs Asset Management providing investment research for Latin America, EMEA and India, and covering the industrials, healthcare, utilities and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining GSAM, Kamlesh spent 10 years with ENAM Group as a research analyst, providing primary research coverage of the capital goods, utility, real estate and retail sectors. Prior to that, he spent a year as an industrial trainee at Kopran and two years as a trainee accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Kamlesh received a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai in 1997 and was awarded the Chartered Accountant designation in 2001.

Ramesh Mantri, CFA

Ramesh Mantri, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst at the Investment Adviser

Ramesh has valuable experience of investing and financial analysis across sectors. Ramesh founded Ashoka Capital Advisers, which advised a fund and family offices on equity investments in South Asia. Prior to this, he was part of a two-member team that invested in South Asian equity and debt for Alden Global Capital, a US based hedge fund, for over 7 years. Prior to this he was an analyst at CRISIL, India’s leading rating agency and majority owned by Standard & Poor’s, covering the financial sector.

Ramesh is a CFA charter holder, received an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi, and has passed the Chartered Accountancy course.

Parag Jariwala, CFA

Parag Jariwala, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst at the Investment Adviser

Parag has a rich experience of institutional equity research in the banking and financial services institutions (BFSI) sector. Prior to joining the Investment Adviser, he worked as a lead analyst with Religare Capital. Before that he worked with Macquarie and other brokerage firms covering the BFSI sector. He was highly rated by marquee institutional clients for his original thinking and primary research.

Parag is a Chartered Accountant under the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He received his MBA from the K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai University. He also holds a CFA charter from the CFA Institute (AIMR).