Investment Team

Mukul Gulati
Managing Partner

Mukul Gulati is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Zephyr Peacock Management India Pvt Ltd. He is responsible for the overall leadership of the Zephyr Peacock Funds. Mukul has over 20 years of experience in the investment business including private equity, investment research and general management. Previously, Mukul worked at Multex where he was involved in setting up and managing the firm’s quantitative equity research business. Mukul is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and serves on the Asia Council of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). Mukul has an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and is a cum laude graduate from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics.

Abhijeet-Kudva_CircleAbhijeet Kudva
Managing Director, Portfolio Operations

Abhijeet leads Zephyr Peacock’s portfolio management and operations group. He oversees the Fund’s engagement with portfolio companies. Abhijeet’s prior work experience includes product management and sales India and other emerging markets with Honeywell Flourine and as an operations consultant with McKinsey & Co. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Mumbai.

Pankaj-Raina_CirclePankaj Raina
Managing Director, Research and Investments

Pankaj oversees Zephyr Peacock’s investment and research program. He has over a decade of experience in the private equity and investment banking industries. Prior to Zephyr, he worked as an Investment Manager at CapAleph Advisors where he focused on identifying and executing early stage buyouts in the consumer segment. He has also worked with Intellecap (part of the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group) where he was responsible for identifying and executing investments in small and medium enterprises in the financial services, agri, food, and social infrastructure sectors. He holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School and an MBA from IBS, Hyderabad.

Viraj Shah

Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Prior to joining Zephyr, Viraj had co-founded a hyper-local shopping startup, Niffler. His startup was sold to Tapzo which was subsequently acquired by Amazon. He started his career as an analyst in the capital markets origination team at Citi. He has an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Amit Khetan

Associate, Portfolio Operations

Amit is actively involved in the fund’s portfolio management activities. Amit has over eight years of relevant industry experience in Indian and overseas markets. His prior experience included industry research, business management and marketing. Prior to joining Zephyr, he worked at Standard Chartered as part of their Global Credit Team. Amit holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Delhi.

Monica Bhaskar
Associate, Research and Investments

Monica is involved in deal sourcing, due diligence and execution of new investments. Before joining Zephyr, Monica worked at Goldman Sachs on the buy-side in Emerging Markets long-only fund and GSIP long-short fund.  She focused on investments in the automobile sector in India, and the healthcare and building materials sectors in the U.S.  She started her career as a Consultant at PwC in the Government Reforms & Infrastructure Division.  She holds a B.Tech from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Calcutta.

Sandeep Mishra
Associate, Research and Investments

Before joining Zephyr, Sandeep worked with NephroPlus (India’s largest dialysis services chain) in the Strategy/M&A division. Prior Nephroplus, he worked as a Management Consultant in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations division. He started his career with Intellecap where he advised on several early to mid-stage private equity deals in the impact sectors. He has worked on consulting and investment advisory assignments in the Financial Services and the Infra Services industry segments. Sandeep is an engineer from IIT Kanpur and holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Girish Patil
Vice President

Girish Patil has over 12 years of experience investing in private equity and public equity on the investment and corporate banking side. Girish has invested across many sectors including media, consumer, manufacturing, power equipment, IT, and education. Previously, Girish has worked with several market leaders including Warburg Pincus (India), Nalanda Capital (Singapore) and Sage Capital (India).

Eric Estes
Director

Eric brings over 20 years of experience in European and emerging markets private equity to Zephyr Peacock, including previous positions of Managing Director with Siguler Guff in London, Partner with Campbell Lutyens in London and New York, Vice President with H&Q Asia Pacific in San Francisco and Administrator with OPIC’s Investment Funds Group in Washington, DC. He began his career with the Marriott Corporation. Eric received an MBA from The George Washington University and a BS from the University of Nevada.

Prasad-Ramaswamy_CirclePrasad Ramaswamy
Managing Director, Finance

Prasad leads Finance & Accounting, Investor Relations and Fund Administration for the Zephyr Peacock funds. Prasad has over 14 years of work experience in the banking and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Zephyr, Prasad worked with Kotak Investment Advisors overseeing fund administration. Prasad is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary.

Priya M. Krishnamurthy
Vice President, ESG and Marketing

Priya oversees the environmental, social and governance program for Zephyr Funds in Asia and leads the marketing communications for Zephyr Asia Funds. She has nearly a decade of experience as a sustainability professional. Her past work includes sustainability consulting and social responsibility management. Prior to joining Zephyr, she was managing corporate responsibility at AXA in India. Priya holds a Master’s degree in environmental engineering from Stanford University and Nanyang Technological University and a Bachelor’s degree from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka.

Din Ralte
Marketing Communications Analyst

Laldinpuii (Din) is focused on marketing communications for Zephyr Funds in Asia. Prior to joining Zephyr, Din co-founded a business in the entertainment sector. She holds a Master’s degree in Management from National University of Singapore and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, specializing in marketing, from Christ University.

Nikhil Sultania
Associate, Accounts and Finance

Nikhil is involved in Accounting, Finance and Investor Reporting for Zephyr Peacock and Emerald Funds. Prior to joining Zephyr, Nikhil worked with S.R Batliboi & Associates LLP (a member firm of EY) providing assurance services to the corporates. Nikhil is a Qualified Chartered Accountant.

andrea-geisser_circleAndrea Geisser
Senior Advisor

Andrea serves as a mentor to the India investment team. He has over 30 years of investing experience and was a senior partner with some of North America’s largest private equity firms. He was a founder and managing director of Fenway Partners (1994 to 2006), a US$1Bn+ buy-out firm. Prior to that he served as a senior partner with Butler Capital, another US$1Bn+ private equity fund. During this period, Andrea executed investments representing over US$1bn in capital across a variety of industries with a focus on retail and consumer products. He has worked for the family office of the Agnelli family and was a portfolio manager with Lazard Freres. Andrea holds a PMD from Harvard University and a Bachelors in Economics from Bocconi University (Milano).

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