Nikhil Khattau is an experienced banker, entrepreneur and venture investor who has built and invested in companies in India since 1995. Nikhil also has an additional 10 years of international work experience. Nikhil focuses on the agriculture, financial services, retail, consumer services and media sectors in India.
He sits on the boards of Securens Systems (monitoring and surveillance), Matrimony.com (world’s largest marriage portal), Joguru, Inc. (trip planning platform named “Triphobo”), Marico Ltd. (packaged consumer goods, listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange) and Kaya Enterprises (listed, specialty skin care).
Nikhil was the founding CEO of SUN F&C Asset Management, one of the first private sector mutual fund companies in India. Under his leadership, the firm successfully acquired two other mutual funds, and built one of the top-ranked India funds. Nikhil successfully sold the business to the Principal Financial Group, USA in 2004.
Nikhil’s prior experience includes working for Ernst & Young’s Audit and Corporate Finance practices in New York and London from 1986-1995, where he successfully advised a number of mid-market companies on their acquisition and divestment strategies. He also helped set up the firm’s investment banking advisory operations in Russia.
Nikhil received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai and is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.