Gaurav is Senior Private Sector Development Adviser with the UK Department for International Development (DFID). A seasoned adviser, Gaurav has about 20 years of experience across investment funds, responsible PE/VC investments, corporate development and policy reform working across domestic and international markets.
DFID invests capital directly through development capital investment programmes in India as an anchor fund of funds investor in setting-up and supporting several PE funds and via CDC, the UK’s Development Finance Institution that has a long history of investing in and supporting Indian PE fund managers. Gaurav represents DFID on the Investment Committee/ Investor Advisory Committee.
Gaurav has substantial policy advocacy experience on economic development interventions such as business climate reform, making markets work in the low income states and ensuring value for money, in partnership with the Indian Government on its reform agenda.
Gaurav holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, France and Wharton, USA and a B.Eng (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.