Advisors

We are the advisory team for Fidelity Growth Partners India . This team has significant experience as strategic advisors and operating executives and understands the opportunities and the challenges of managing a growth-stage company in India's dynamic markets. Our team consists of

 

Raj Dugar

Senior Managing Director

Raj DugarRaj is the Senior Managing Director at FIL Capital Advisors (India) Private Limited since 2007. His previously worked at The Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs, WestBridge Capital Partners (which he co-founded) and Booz Allen & Hamilton in India, Hong Kong and USA. He is based in Mumbai.

Raj holds an AB degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA degree from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Kunjan Chikhlikar

Associate

Kunjan ChikhlikarKunjan is an Associate at FIL Capital Advisors (India) Private Limited. Kunjan has nearly eight years of experience in asset management and private equity.

Most recently, Kunjan was with Lighthouse Funds in Mumbai where he completed and managed investments in the Healthcare, Education, Engineering and Agrochemical sectors. Prior to Lighthouse, Kunjan worked with IDFC Private Equity and Commonfund Asset Management.

Kunjan holds a BS in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and an MBA from The Wharton School. Kunjan is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Kavish Kothari

Analyst

Kavish KothariKavish is an Analyst at FIL Capital Advisors (India) Private Limited. Kavish has about 4 years of experience in Investment Banking and Private Equity.

Most recently, Kavish was with the J.P. Morgan Principal Investment arm in Mumbai. Kavish was working for J.P. Morgan for about 3 years where he worked across different divisions including Investment Banking Research, Investment Banking and Private Equity. Kavish’s previous experience includes Investment Banking at Tata Capital and Statutory Audit at Ernst & Young.

Kavish is a Chartered Accountant and holds a MCom degree in Management from the University of Mumbai.

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Pallav Mehta

Analyst

Pallav MehtaPallav is an Analyst at FIL Capital Advisors (India) Private Limited. Pallav has 2 years of experience in Investment Banking across M&A and capital markets.

Prior to joining Fidelity, Pallav was an Analyst at the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in Mumbai where he worked on transactions in Healthcare, Media and Services sectors. Pallav’s previous experience includes stints at McKinsey & Company and STMicroelectronics.

Pallav holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

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Kabir Narang

Managing Director

Kabir NarangKabir is a Director at FIL Capital Advisors (India) Private Limited, where he focuses on sectors that include IT and business services, healthcare delivery, education and financial services. Kabir brings over 15 years of experience in running his family owned business, management consulting and private equity.

Most recently, Kabir was with Warburg Pincus where he completed investments in a leading budget hotel chain, a port and a BPO company in India. At the firm, he worked extensively in healthcare delivery, financial services (including managing portfolio investments in Kotak Mahindra Bank, Max India) and IT Services/BPO.

Prior to that, he has worked at leading consulting firms, McKinsey & Co. (India) and the Boston Consulting Group (USA). His consulting projects were focused in the areas of strategy and business building in the US, UK and India.

Kabir holds a BA Hons degree in Mathematics from St. Stephen's College and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

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Prem Pavoor, Ph.D.

Managing Director

Prem PavoorPrem is a Managing Director at FIL Capital Advisors (India) Private Limited, where he focuses on sectors that include life sciences, healthcare, speciality chemicals and agriculture. Prem brings a cumulative 14 years of experience in management consulting, engineering consulting and technology research, both in the United States and in India.

Most recently, Prem was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Practice in New Jersey, where he advised pharmaceutical/biotech, consumer goods and private equity clients on areas that included R&D, business development, post-merger integrations and manufacturing.

Prior to McKinsey, Prem served as an engineering consultant to the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation in Japan and to a drug delivery company, Alkermes, Inc., in Boston, on design and scale-up of manufacturing processes.

Prem’s doctoral thesis work, performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston), focused on enhancing the performance of medical implants. The work is the subject of several international peer-reviewed publications and a U.S. patent. Prem was awarded the 2004 MIT-OMNOVA award for Excellence in Polymer Research for his thesis contribution.

Prem holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai, a MS and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering Practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

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Raul Rai

Managing Director

Raul RaiRaul is a Managing Director at FIL Capital Advisors (India) Private Limited. Raul has been active in Investment Banking, Private Equity and Operations with experience investing across sectors such as Technology, Health Care, Financial Services, Telecom, Education and Media.

Raul has been involved with Private Equity since 2005, initially with General Atlantic and since 2011 with Fidelity.   Raul also spent over 10 years in Investment Banking covering the Health Care, Technology, Telecom and Media sectors at Goldman Sachs, UBS and SG Cowen (based in New York and London) where his clients included large telecom and media companies including Vodafone, Verizon, RIM, Red Hat, Olivetti and Dow Jones. Raul was a member of the founding team at Vizzavi, a joint venture between Vodafone and Vivendi and served as the Strategy and Planning Director between 2000 and 2002.

Raul holds an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar) and a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Boston University. He is currently on the boards of VECV (a joint venture between Eicher Motors and Volvo), Mineral Tree (Payments), Classteacher (Education) and Cloudbyte (Cloud Services).

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Dhyanesh Shah

Associate

Dhyanesh ShahDhyanesh is an Associate at FIL Capital Advisors (India). He has eight years of experience across private equity, consulting and family business management.

Most recently, Dhyanesh was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he led projects advising large conglomerates as well as emerging firms across multiple sectors including financial services, principal investments (PE and M&A), outsourcing services and infrastructure. Prior to McKinsey, Dhyanesh was a software consultant with i-flex Solutions (Oracle Financial Services), focusing on the “Flexcube” internet banking platform.

Dhyanesh holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (industry scholar), and a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

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Arjunjit Singh

Analyst

Arjunjit SinghArjunjit is an Analyst at FIL Capital Advisors (India) Private Limited. Arjunjit has over 3 years of experience in Investment Banking, with considerable expertise in the Telecommunications, Media and Passive Infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining Fidelity, Arjunjit was an Associate, Investment Banking, at UBS Securities, Mumbai, where his clients included Reliance Communications, Vodafone Essar, Dish TV and Network18. Prior to that, Arjunjit was an Analyst at UBS Investment Bank, New York, where his clients included large Telecom and Media companies including AT&T, Verizon, NBC Universal, Frontier Communications and NTELOS.

Arjunjit holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management, with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship, from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Cornell University, Arjunjit was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honour Society.

Arjunjit holds a Series 7 license.

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Abhinav Sinha

Managing Director

Abhinav SinhaAbhinav is a Managing Director at FIL Capital Advisors (India) Private Limited. Abhinav has 15 years of cumulative experience in management consulting and private equity across Asia. He has experience across the full life cycle of investments including exits, investments and portfolio management and has invested across multiple stages and industries. Currently, he focuses on sectors such as infrastructure, manufacturing, energy and consumer.

Most recently, Abhinav worked with CLSA Capital Partners in Singapore, where he was involved in private equity investing and post-investment management in medium sized, growth oriented companies in India and South East Asia.

Prior to that, Abhinav was a Principal with Boston Consulting Group, where he led projects with large conglomerates as well as emerging firms in the industrial goods,  telecom, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods industries for 7 years. His projects were largely in areas of corporate finance, operational improvement, and organizational development.

Abhinav holds a Bachelors degree with distinction in Electronics and Communication Engineering from REC, Trichy and an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

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