Vivek joined New Silk Route Advisors in February 2007 and focuses on private equity opportunities in the Indian sub-continent out of the Mumbai office.
Prior to joining NSR, Vivek was Chief Financial Officer of Tata Realty and Infrastructure where he was mandated to lead the Tata Group funding of a US$ 5 billion initiative to exploit the growth in the Indian Realty and Infrastructure Sectors,. He joined Tata in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer of Tata Teleservices Ltd. Vivek supervised the finance function at Tata Teleservices Ltd., which implemented a US$4.5 billion wireless telecommunication project across the country. As a CFO, Vivek structured the funding of complex, capital-intensive projects and restructured distressed assets with different groups of senior lenders and creditors.
Prior to joining Tata, Vivek was a Director on the Board of Hughes Telecom India Ltd. in 1997 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the company in 2001 and Chief Executive Officer in 2002 prior to the takeover of the company by the Tata group.
Vivek started his professional career in 1984 with Ispat Industries Ltd., as a Senior Officer and was nominated to the Board of the company in 1994. He played a proactive role in the development of Ispat Group, which is today an industrial conglomerate and ranks among the top business houses in the country.
Vivek has been nominated as member of various committees in leading trade and industrial associations such as Bombay Chamber, FICCI and CII. He is well known amongst the Indian Financial Institutions, Indian and Foreign banks and International Multilateral Institutions.
Vivek graduated with a degree in Commerce from Calcutta University and completed his post graduation as a Chartered Accountant.