Dinesh Vaswani is the founder and Managing Director of Acuitas Capital Advisors, a multi-family investment office focused on advising families on their investment portfolios in India.
He has over twenty-five years’ experience both investing in and operating companies in India and the U.S. He was a Managing Director at Temasek Holdings, where he led investments in both private as well as public companies across a range of industries including infrastructure, real estate, hospitality and business process outsourcing. He also
established Bessemer Venture Partners’ operations in India and led the firm’s first four investments inthe country.
Dinesh’s operating experience includes as a start-up entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, as the CEO of Blue Star Infotech’s US operations, as the founding head of IT at Blue Star and as a consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
He has served on a number of boards of public and private companies, both promoter driven as well as professionally managed. Companies includeFirstsource (listed BPO company), Mindtree (IT services, subsequently listed), Venture Infotech (credit card processing) and Borosil (listed glassware manufacturer).
He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BBA cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a former Chair of the Bombay Chapter of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).