Board of Directors
Meet the people behind our success story
Abhishek has over a decade of experience in private equity in India. He is deeply entrenched in the financial services industry, and has a track record of sourcing proprietary deals and concluding profitable exits.
Abhishek was previously a Principal at India Equity Partners (IEP), a USD 350 Mn India focused private equity fund. At IEP, Abhishek played a key role in investing, portfolio management of 15 companies and also concluded a few exits. Abhishek’s investments were across multiple sectors including healthcare, education, managed services, consumer and financial services, and he served on the boards of Ikya Human Capital Solutions, IL&FS Education, Sagar Ratna Restaurants, RG Stone Hospitals and Axiss Dental. Prior to IEP, Abhishek was an investment professional with the Sun Group, a private equity firm focused on emerging markets, primarily India and Russia, with USD 2 Bn in investments.
Abhishek serves as a director in companies like Collateral Medical Pvt. Ltd., Gadgetwood E-service Pvt. Ltd. etc. He has received a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta and an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
Mr. Anand Prakash, aged 48 years, is a Nominee Director of our Company nominated by Sabr India Investment Pvt. Ltd. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi, India, and Master’s degree in Economics from St. John’s College, Cambridge University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Cornell University. He also holds a Type 1 (Securities) and Type 4 (Investment Advisory) license from the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. He is a currently a Managing Director at Asia Climate Partners, where he leads the fund’s India investment strategy. Prior to ACP, Mr. Prakash was a Partner and Managing Director of FE Clean Energy Group. where he played a leading role in establishing FE Clean Energy as one of the premier private equity investors in Asia in the clean energy space.
Prior to FE Clean Energy, he worked in the United States of America at The Coastal Corporation and Sithe Energies developing conventional energy projects in North America, Latin America and Asia. He has extensive private equity investment experience in the conventional power, hydro power, wind power, solar power, biomass power, biofuels, waste-to-energy, energy efficiency and logistics sectors He is recognized as an industry leader and is a regular speaker at various climate conferences and commentator in the media on trends and current events in the sector. While at ACP, he was invited by the Ministry of External Affairs to present on “Innovative Solutions for Financing Solar Power” to Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister for External Affairs, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj. He has been a director on our Board since March 17, 2016.
Mr. Kahlon is an accomplished executive with a successful track record of over three decades. He is an ex Member of Central Board of Direct Taxes, Government of India where he championed various tax reform initiatives and played a key role in tax policy formulation and implementation. He has worked with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as an Executive Director where he was heading the investigation division and was instrumental in the investigation of security frauds and establishment and enforcement of market surveillance systems. He has also worked with Indian Revenue Service where he was involved in in various aspects of Direct Tax Administration. He has been part of various government committees for policy formulation. He has also spent time with UNTAC (United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia) as Financial Controller where he was involved in budget formation and advised the government on tax matters.
Mr. Kahlon has Post Graduate Diploma from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and a Master of Arts from Punjab University, Chandigarh.