P Pradeep – Partner/Executive Director, Aavishkaar Venture Management Services Pvt Ltd

Pradeep is the Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director of Aavishkaar Venture Management Services Pvt Ltd. Pradeep oversees all new investments, portfolio management, exit planning for the Funds advised by Aavishkaar, which are mainly focused on small and early stage enterprises and financial inclusion companies.

Pradeep has been associated with Aavishkaar since its inception in early 2002 and has over 15 years of operational and investment experience in sectors such as agriculture, agro processing, renewable energy, healthcare services and delivery, micro-finance and financial services. Pradeep leads the investment process at Aavishkaar and provides leadership to the investment team during due diligence and post investment mentoring process. Currently, Pradeep represents Aavishkaar’s interest on the boards of various portfolio investee companies.

Earlier, Pradeep worked for over half a decade at an integrated sugar complex where
he had been closely involved in the financial structuring for greenfield domestic and overseas projects. Pradeep started his career at Apple Credit Corp Ltd, focusing on hire-purchase and leasing of automobiles. He holds an MBA (Finance), and is a Bachelor in Applied Sciences (Engineering).