Board of Directors

Mr. Ranjit Shahani

Chairman and Independent Director

Mr. Ranjit Shahani is a global business leader with over forty years of experience in industries such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, health technology, and special chemicals. He served as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Novartis, India.

Mr. Ranjit holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Masters in Business Administration from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

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Mr. Sumit Bose

Independent Director

Mr. Sumit Bose was a member of the Indian Administrative Services. He served the Government of India in several capacities such as Union Finance Secretary (as Secretary, Department of Revenue), Secretary (Expenditure), Secretary (Disinvestment) as well as Secretary in the Thirteenth Finance Commission.

Mr. Bose holds a Master of Science, (Social Policy and Planning) from the London School of Economics, a Master of Arts (History) from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.

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Ms. Padmini Khare Kaicker

Independent Director

Ms. Padmini Khare Kaicker is the Managing Partner of B.K. Khare & Co. Chartered Accountants, one of the reputed accounting firms in India.

Ms. Kaicker has over 25 years of wide and varied experience serving large and mid-sized clients in variety of businesses such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, IT, Hospitality, Real Estate, and Retail Sectors. She holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics. Apart from being a Chartered Accountant from ICAI, she is also a Certified Public Accountant (USA) and a Diploma in Business Finance from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India.

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Mr. Nikhil Chopra

CEO & Whole Time Director

Mr. Nikhil Chopra is a business leader with over twenty years of experience and a consistent record of sustainable growth and shareholder value creation.

For over two decades, he has spearheaded breakthrough ideas focused on creating greater access to high quality treatment and medicines, and gained a significant competitive advantage over peers, especially in therapies such as Respiratory, Urology, HIV, and Paediatric Care. He previously worked as CEO-India Business for Cipla Ltd. He holds an M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Gujarat University.

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Mr. Sanjay Nayar

Non-executive Director

Mr. Sanjay Nayar is Chairman of KKR India. He joined KKR in 2009 and was Partner & CEO of KKR India until January 2021. Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup’s Indian and South Asian operations.

He was a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating Committee from 2002 – 2009. Mr. Nayar also served Citibank/Citigroup for 25 years in various positions in India, UK, and USA. Mr. Nayar is a member of the Board of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), the Governing Board of Indian School of Business (ISB), is an Executive Member of CII PE/VC Committee, and as recently as November 2020 tenured from SEBI’s NISM Board of Governors after six years. He has obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) from the Delhi College of Engineering and an MBA (Finance) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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Mr. Gaurav Trehan

Non-executive Director

Mr. Gaurav Trehan is Partner and Head of the Private Equity business for KKR India. Prior to joining KKR, he spent more than 15 years with TPG Capital Asia and was a partner in its India office.

Mr. Trehan acquired a BS in mathematics/applied science and economics from UCLA.

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Mr. Prashant Kumar

Non-executive Director

Mr. Prashant Kumar is a Managing Director of the KKR private equity team. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Kumar was a Director and Member of the Investment Committee at ChrysCapital, a leading India focused private equity fund.

Prior to ChrysCapital, he has worked at Warburg Pincus where he led investments in various sectors, Karsch Capital Management, a New York-based hedge fund and SUN Capital, an emerging markets focused private equity firm. Mr. Kumar holds a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, and a Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Ms. Ananya Tripathi

Non-executive Director

Ms. Ananya Tripathi is a Director with KKR Capstone. She leads the team’s value-creation efforts across KKR India’s private equity portfolio companies. Prior to joining KKR Capstone, Ms. Tripathi headed the category business at Myntra and was also the chief strategy officer.

She was previously an associate partner at McKinsey & Company. Ms. Tripathi is a gold medalist across both, her Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, and her engineering degree from the Pune University.

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