Srinath Srinivasan is the Chief Executive Officer of Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF). OIJIF is a Joint Venture Fund between State Bank of India and State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) of Oman. SGRF is the sovereign wealth fund of Oman. At OIJIF, he has evaluated over 300 potential investment opportunities and has invested in 5 companies across sectors. These include ING Vysya Bank, Solar Industries, NCDEX, Beaver Industries (HBL Batteries) and IndusTeqsite. He currently serves on the Board of NCDEX, Beaver Industries and IndusTeqsite.
Srinath has 23 years of experience including 14 years in Private Equity. As a private equity professional, he has invested in 28 Companies till date and has served on many Boards across Asia. During his career, he has lived and worked across Asia.
Private Equity industry in India entered a growth phase starting 2004. During this phase, Srinath was instrumental in setting up and heading the Private Equity business of Reliance Capital. In this role, he managed a USD 100 million Joint Venture fund with Temasek of Singapore (to invest in companies making products for the power sector). He also invested in non-power sector companies through a Proprietary Fund. Some of the well-known companies in which he invested include Sukam Power Systems, Ravin Cables, EMI Transmission, DTDC Courier and Cargo etc.
Prior to returning to India in 2004, Srinath worked with AIG Asian Infrastructure Fund in Singapore, where he managed investments of the Fund in infrastructure space across Asia.
Srinath has a rich operation experience in the telecom industry, where-in he has done sale of products, business development for wireless networks, implemented customer care and billing systems for Telco's and arranged project finance for Telco's.
He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Suratkhal, Karnataka. He was a State Scholar at NIT Suratkal. Srinath has done his MBA from Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.
Srinath has worked across Asia in diverse cultures and lived in Singapore for 12 years. He is fluent in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and English languages.