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 18 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 a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and is a cum laude graduate from University of Maryland with a degree in economics

Abhijeet-Kudva_CircleAbhijeet Kudva
Director, Portfolio Operations

Prior to joining Zephyr, Abhijeet was Strategic Marketing Manager for Honeywell Fluorine products. He was responsible for product management and sales of Honeywell’s Fluorine products in India and other emerging markets. Prior to Honeywell, Abhijeet was a consultant at Mckinsey & Co. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Mumbai and a Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Pankaj-Raina_CirclePankaj Raina
Director, Research and Investments

Pankaj Raina joined Zephyr Peacock in March 2014. He has six years of experience in Private Equity and Investment Banking. Prior to joining Zephyr, he was a part of the investment team at CapAleph Advisors where he worked on identifying and executing early stage buyouts in the consumer segment. He started his career at Intellecap in 2008, where he spent time identifying and executing investments in the SME space with a focus on Financial Services, Agri, Food and Healthcare segments

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 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 Peacock, he worked at Standard Chartered as part of the Global Credit Team.  Amit holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Delhi.

Ananth Suri

Associate, Investments

Ananth is involved in deal sourcing, due diligence and execution of new investments. His research focus is in the food & agriculture sector. Ananth has a deep interest in macroeconomics and capital markets. Prior to joining Zephyr Peacock, he worked at Motilal Oswal as part of the Investment Banking Division. Ananth is a qualified CA and has cleared CFA Level III and awaiting Charter.

Vineela Bavineni
Associate, Investments

Vineela is focused on the Infrastructure Services and Ancillaries sector at Zephyr Peacock. Prior to Zephyr, Vineela worked with IDFC Bank and Mu Sigma. She holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and a Bachelor’s degree from IIITDM, Kancheepuram.

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 some market leaders including Warburg Pincus (India), Nalanda Capital (Singapore) and Sage Capital (India)

Eric Estes

Eric brings over 20 years’ 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
Vice President

Prasad is the Vice President of Accounting and Operations at Zephyr Peacock. He oversees Finance & Accounting, Investor Relations and Fund Administration for Zephyr Peacock funds. Prasad has over 14 years of work experience in the Banking and Financial Services sector. Prior to joining Zephyr Peacock, Prasad worked at Kotak Investment Advisors for over six years overseeing fund administration

Moumita Pramanik
Associate, Accounts and Finance

Moumita is involved with Accounting, Finance and Investor Reporting for the Zephyr Peacock and Emerald Funds. Prior to joining Zephyr, Moumita was a Team Leader in Investor Support and Fund Accounting at JP Morgan. Moumita has an MBA in Finance from Christ University.

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.

andrea-geisser_circleAndrea Geisser
Senior Advisor

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

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