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Satish Mandhana


Mr. Mandhana is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of IDFC Alternatives. He has over thirty years of experience in the areas of private equity, corporate finance, investment banking and business strategy.

In his role as the Managing Partner & CIO, Mr. Mandhana is responsible for all investments made by the IDFC Alternatives platform and currently has direct responsibility for performance of investments under the private equity asset class.

Mr. Mandhana represents IDFC Alternatives Ltd. on the Board of Directors of VIOM Networks, Green Infra and GMR Energy. Before moving into his current role, Mr. Mandhana was the Managing Partner of IDFC Private Equity. Mr. Mandhana joined IDFC Private Equity in 2006.

Prior to joining IDFC Alternatives, Mr. Mandhana was the CFO & Head of Business Strategy at JK Paper (2003-2006). Preceding his work at JK Paper, Mr. Mandhana worked as Director of CDC Advisors (1996-2003) wherein he was involved in many exits and investments including the initial investment in IDFC and privatization of Punjab Tractors. Prior to CDC, Mr. Mandhana worked with SRF Finance Ltd. (1992-1996 and part of GE Capital), SRF Ltd. (1985-1992) and Eicher Goodearth Ltd. (1982-1984) in their investment banking, business strategy and industrial engineering functions. He also had a short stint as an entrepreneur (1984-1985).

Mr. Mandhana was a member of the Government of Indiaís Working Group on Power for the Eleventh Plan (2007-12), is a member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and Confederation of Indian Industries Committee on climate change.

Mr. Mandhana is a Management Graduate from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University and holds a Bachelorís degree in Industrial Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.