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Sharad Mittal, Director & Head Real Estate Fund

Sharad has over 16 years of rich experience in real estate investing and fund raising. He joined Motilal Oswal Real Estate (MORE) in 2013, spearheading the firm’s real estate fund business. He has been instrumental in rebuilding and scaling up the MORE business from an AUM of Rs. 200 crore to 2,000 crore in last 4 years.

Prior to joining MORE, Sharad was with ICICI Prudential AMC where he was Vice President (Real Estate Investments), leading the commercial rental office fund and mezzanine fund. At ICICI Prudential he also successfully led the fund raising initiative, raising Rs. 1,300 crore across two funds. He has also worked with ASK Property Investment Advisors and ICICI Bank Ltd.

Sharad is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce degree from Delhi University.

Chirag Bagai, Principal

Chirag is involved in investments, fund raising & portfolio monitoring. He has over 11 years of experience in investment banking, business strategy & project management. Chirag has previously worked with Avendus Capital, Axis Capital (EnamSecurities), PRA Realty & Kotak Mahindra Bank (Private Client Group). He is an MBA from JBIMS, Mumbai and Commerce graduate from H.R College, Mumbai.

Ashish Bhasin, Principal

Ashish is involved in investments and portfolio monitoring. He comes with over 12 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. He has previously worked with ICICI Prudential AMC, ICICI Venture, Goldman Sachs and Price Waterhouse Coopers. Ashish is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate in Commerce from Delhi University.

Binit Saraf, Principal

Binit brings with him more than 11 years of rich experience in structured debt, investment banking and real estate private equity with full deal cycle experience including investing, portfolio management and managing exits. Prior to joining Motilal Oswal Private Equity, Binit has been associated with IL&FS Investment Managers, ILFS Structured Finance, ICICI Venture and Infosys. Binit is a Chartered Accountant, MBA from IIFT Delhi and holds Bachelors degree in Commerce from St Xaviers College, Kolkata. 

Saurabh Rathi, Vice President

Saurabh is responsible for investments and portfolio monitoring. He has over 9 years of experience in real estate, business strategy and corporate finance. In his past assignment, he served as the Executive Assistant to Head – Finance and Strategies with a leading listed real estate developer. He is an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and has completed his B.E. (Electrical & Electronics) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Naveen Gupta, Vice President – Fund Administration

Naveen brings more than 16 years of experience in Finance & Operations. Prior to joining Motilal Oswal Private Equity, Naveen was associated with ASK Property Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd. where he was responsible for fund administration. He has in-depth knowledge of accounting of venture capital fund, alternative investment fund, PMS, compliance and statutory issues. He was involved in entire life cycle of the fund - fund raising, investments and exits. Naveen holds a MBA degree in finance and a fellow member of CMA from Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India.

Mukund Ladda, Vice President – Asset Management

Mukund is instrumental in project planning as well as managing & developing vendor relationship for execution of various real estate projects of the fund. He comes with over 12 years of experience in various cross functional areas of construction, project planning and budgeting in the real estate sector. In his past assignment he served as a Senior Manager, Projects with Mahindra Lifespaces. He holds a PG Diploma in Advanced Construction Management from National Institute of Construction Management and Research and has done his B.E. Civil from VJTI, Mumbai.

Anand Lakhotia, Associate Vice President

Anand is responsible for investment analysis and portfolio management. He has over 6 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. At Motilal Oswal Private Equity he is responsible for full deal cycle including investing, portfolio management and managing exits. Anand has previously worked with Yes Bank Ltd and Centrum Capital Ltd in their investment banking division. He is an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and Graduate in Commerce from Calcutta University.

Pratik Ashar, Senior Analyst

Pratik is responsible for investment analysis and portfolio management. He has previously worked with BlackSoil Advisory (AIF Fund), E&Y and Protiviti (Risk Advisory). He is a graduate from Mumbai University and is also a Chartered Accountant and CFA (USA).

Gautam Kaul, Analyst

Gautam is responsible for investment analysis and portfolio management. He has a work experience of 2 years with Oracle Financial Services Software and has joined Motilal Oswal Group a year ago. He is an MBA from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and has completed his B.E.(Computers) from Mumbai University.

 

Palak Dedhia, Manager – Fund Adminstration

Palak joined MOPE in 2015 and possesses over 5 years of experience in Financial Services. At MOPE he is responsible for Accounting, Finance, MIS and other Strategic initiatives. In his past assignment he served as Associate, Accounts with Tata Consultancy Services and has also worked for Dow Chemical where he was responsible for Finance activities. Palak holds Bachelor in Commerce from Mumbai University.