Dhiraj Poddar is the Country Head, India at TA Associates Advisory Pvt Ltd. He focuses on investments in growth companies in India and other emerging markets. Poddar has advised on TA’s $40 million investment in Tega Industries Ltd and a minority stake in e-payment processing services provider BillDesk (part of IndiaIdeas.com). He also sits on the board of both companies.
Previously he worked with Standard Chartered PE, where he served as a director responsible for origination and evaluation of investment opportunities, leading investments, managing portfolio companies and handling exits. Before this, Poddar worked with Progeon, the ITES arm of Infosys, as part of the team that set up the KPO division. He has also served a stint with ICICI Securities as a assistant vice president.
Poddar holds a degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.