Tapan has been involved in private equity and venture capital since the late 90’s. Currently at State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), the sovereign wealth fund of Sultanate of Oman, he is managing direct investments in UK, Central and Eastern Europe. He is a Director on the board of companies in UK, Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, Bulgaria, etc. He also advises and sits on the Investment committee of SGRF’s private equity fund JV’s in several geographies including Vietnam. Prior to SGRF, Tapan spent a considerable time as Vice President for investments in metals and chemicals sector at Gulf Investment Corporation, Kuwait, one of the oldest investment holding companies established in 1983 and held equally by the six GCC countries.
Tapan gained operational experience while working for GE, Unilever and previously also managed the Funds and PE investments portfolio for Emirates Bank International, Dubai. He first entered the world of investments by accident when as an entrepreneur along with his IITian buddies he sold his Indian information security company to a venture capitalist in the US. Since then he has managed over USD 1 billion in equity investments.
Tapan holds a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT- Delhi and an MBA from FMS- Delhi University.