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Investment Committee - IREF III

Pranay Vakil, Chairman at Praron Consultancy India Ltd

OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE SECTOR

Mr. Pranay Vakil is the Chairman of the Investment Committee. He is the Chairman of Praron Consultancy (India) Private Limited& brings over 25 years of rich real estate experience. Mr. Vakil was the founder of Knight Frank in India and served as its Chairman. He is the Co-Chairman of the Real Estate Committee of FICCI & also serves as a Chairman of Housing & Real Estate Committee with Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC).

He is a Chartered Accountant and a Lawyer by qualification and currently serves as an independent director for Godrej Properties and Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals Corporation Limited.

 

Motilal Oswal, Chairman & Managing Director, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd.

OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN CREATING, LEADING AND MANAGING BUSINESSES

Mr. Oswal is the co-founder of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd and a first-generation entrepreneur. He is also the Chairman of Investment Committee. He comes with over 20 years of experience in creating and managing businesses. He has been felicitated with numerous awards and recognition-

  • Excellent Business Achiever in Financial Services’ award by ICAI
  • Udyog Rattan Award’ by the institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi
  • Rashtriya Sanman Patra’ for being amongst the top 50 income tax payers in India for the period 1995-99

Mr. Oswal has served on the governing board of the Bombay Stock Exchange and many committees of BSE, NSE, SEBI and CDSL.

Vishal Tulsyan, Managing Director & CEO, Motilal Oswal Private Equity Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

OVER 18 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN PRIVATE EQUITY, CORPORATE FINANCE AND STRUCTURED FINANCE

Mr. Tulsyan is the founder Managing Director & CEO, Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE). Over the last 10 years, he has built MOPE into a successful Private Equity Company in one of the most volatile economic environment. He has played a key role in driving MOPE’s success through organization-building skills, robust network and a keen understanding of strategic and financial business issues. Under his leadership MOPE is currently managing INR 2500 crore across Private Equity & Real Estate, and is one of the few Indian Funds who has shown successful exits.

Vishal has more than 18 years of experience in financial services. He was earlier with Rabobank where as a director, he was responsible for the origination and execution of structured finance, project finance, acquisition finance transactions, and private equity and M&A products.

Mr. Tulsyan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (all-India rank holder) and was a top ranking student of the prestigious St. Xaviers College, Kolkata.

Somak Ghosh, Independent Member

OVER 22 YEARS OF RICH EXPERIENCE IN BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

Mr. Ghosh is the founder of Contrarian Capital India Partners; an early stage investor in businesses addressing issues of affordability and accessibility. He has an over 20 years of rich experience in banking and financial services. Earlier, he was with Yes Bank as Co-Founder & Group President, Government & Development Banking; set up Yes Banks Corporate Finance, Infrastructure Finance, Realty Finance & Debt Syndications businesses. Has worked with Rabo India, ICICI Ltd., Reliance Industries & Ispat Europe in various capacities in India & Europe. He is an Advanced Leadership Fellow 2011 from Harvard University & MBA from FMS Delhi.

Sanjaya Kulkarni, Independent Member

OVER 37 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE INDIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES SPACE

Mr. Kulkarni was one of the promoters of 20th Century Finance Corporation Limited, which eventually became Centurion Bank and was later merged with HDFC Bank. He has over 37 years of experience in the Indian financial services space. Mr. Kulkarni is an investor in early stage companies and an advisor to various companies on strategic, financial & corporate transformation issues. He also serves as the Chairman/Director on the Boards of various listed companies like Tree House Education, Agro Tech Foods, Su-kam, Time Technoplast etc. He is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and a Bachelor in Technology from IIT Mumbai