Rahul Desai is currently Senior Vice President & Head of Treasury, M&A and Investor Relations at Aditya Birlas Retail Sector comprising of its Apparel & Supermarket Businesses. He has a rich and varied experience of over 20 years in various capacities including Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Treasury, Investor Relations, Risk Management & Legal.
Rahul has over his career handled over 10 successful M&As & demergers & divestment spanning the globe from India, UK, US, France, Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore among others. Rahul led the team for one of Indias largest all cash acquisition of Aircel Towers by GTL Infrastructure Limited in 2010 which was a USD 2 Billion all cash transaction. He was instrumental in the formation of Indias First Telecom Tower Company GTL Infrastructure Limited which was formed out of a demerger of GTL Ltd.
In addition to this Rahul has a rich experience in fund raising from both overseas and domestic institutions & has been instrumental in successfully completing many such transactions. Rahul has done his Masters in Management from Somaiya Institute of Management in Mumbai & is a commerce graduate from the HR College of Commerce in Mumbai. Rahul has also been giving lectures at the Somaiya Institute of Management and the Bombay University on various subjects.