Ramakrishna joined the Private Equity practice at Kotak, in November 2004 and brings with him over 15 years of experience, with the last 13 years in Private Equity and Venture Capital. Prior to his current assignment, Ramakrishna was Senior Associate with Carlyle Asia Venture Partners (CAVP), a $330 mn technology focused fund, part of the Carlyle Group.
Prior to Carlyle, Ramakrishna was with ICICI Ventures, the PE & VC arm of the ICICI Group, where he was a key member of the investment team. His investment experience spans sectors ranging from information technology and retailing to services and light engineering. Prior to his career in the Private Equity field, Ramakrishna worked for two years at the Management Services Division of Tata Motors (formerly, TELCO), as Systems Officer.
Ramakrishna adopts a value based investment strategy of controlling risks and aiming for long term growth. He believes strongly in guiding the business and growth strategies of portfolio companies with active board participation.
Ramakrishna is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (1991) and holds a post graduate degree in Management from the IIM Bangalore (1995).