Kedaara

Operating Partners *

  • Sanjeev aga

    Sanjeev Aga

    Former Managing Director,
    Idea Cellular and
    Aditya Birla Nuvo
  • Pramod Bhasin

    Pramod Bhasin

    Founder and former
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Genpact
  • Pramod Bhasin

    Aditya Vij

    Former Regional Director, General Motors Europe and Former CEO, Fortis

Current portfolio

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Mahindra Logistics

India’s leading third party logistics company

Mahindra Logistics Limited (MLL) is the leading third party logistics company in India and is promoted by the USD 16.7 billion Mahindra Group, one of the most respected business groups in India.

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Au Financiers

Au Financiers

One of India’s leading retail Non-Banking Finance Companies

Au Financiers is a Jaipur-based diversified Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) focusing on secured retail lending across four attractive segments - commercial vehicles, Small & Medium Enterprise (SME), Micro SME...

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Bill Forge

Bill Forge

Diversified and rapidly growing manufacturer of precision automotive components

Founded in the mid-1980s, and led by first-generation technocrats, Bill Forge supplies precision forged and machined products, mostly used in steering, transmission, and wheel sub-assemblies, for the two- and four-wheeler...

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Parksons Packaging

India’s largest independent folding carton manufacturer

Founded in 1996, Parksons is India’s largest independent manufacturer of folding cartons and paper packaging in the highly fragmented packaging sector. Parksons is led by a best-in-class management team,...

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Manjushree Technopack

Manjushree Technopack

India’s largest rigid plastics packaging company

Manjushree is the largest rigid plastic packaging solutions provider in India, led by a first generation entrepreneur,...

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Au Housing Finance Limited

Au Housing Finance Limited

One of India's fastest growing housing finance companies

Founded in 2011, Au Housing is a leading provider small-ticket home loans to underserved customers in rural and semi-urban parts of India.

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* Part of Kedaara Capital Advisors LLP

Sanjeev Aga
Pramod Bhasin
Advisory Operating Partner, Kedaara Capital Advisors

In a business career commencing 1973, Sanjeev Aga held senior positions in Asian Paints, Chellarams (Nigeria), and Jenson & Nicholson. In 1987, he joined Blow Plast to head the Furniture business, was made Chief Executive of Mattel Toys in 1990, and in January 1993 was appointed Managing Director of Blow Plast with multi-business responsibility including the flagship VIP Luggage business.

In November 1998, he was appointed CEO of the telecom JV, Birla AT&T. He led the company through a period of fast-paced change, through expansions, mergers and acquisitions to be CEO of Birla Tata AT&T, which was renamed Idea Cellular. In July 2002, Aga left Idea to be with the Aditya Birla Group, where from May 2005 until October 2006, he was the Managing Director of Aditya Birla Nuvo, a conglomerate with interests spanning diverse group businesses.

With Idea's shareholding changing to become an Aditya Birla group entity, November 2006 saw Sanjeev Aga back once again as Managing Director. The next four years were a period of rapid growth and progress for Idea. The company improved its national market position from No.6 to No.3, joined the ranks of the 10 biggest global telcos, and importantly, became a highly regarded profitable company in a hyper-competitive sector. Sanjeev Aga stepped down as Managing Director of Idea Cellular in March 2011. Sanjeev Aga currently serves on the Board of Idea Cellular and Pidilite Industries.

Sanjeev Aga is an Honours graduate in Physics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Manvinder Singh (Vindi) Banga
Vindi Banga
Operating Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Vindi joined CD&R in 2010 after a 33-year career at Unilever. He is the former President Global Foods, Home and Personal Care and member of the Unilever plc Executive Board. He was responsible for the global consumer business and also led the creation of a Global Category Organization, responsible for innovation and marketing mix development across 170 countries for all 270 Unilever brands across Foods, Home & Personal Care. Previous appointments include President, Home and Personal Care Asia as well as Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

He has been on the Prime Minister of India’s Council of Trade & Industry since 2004. He is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Thomson Reuters, Maruti Suzuki India and Marks & Spencer plc. Mr. Banga is also on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad as well as the Supervisory Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Mr. Banga was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honors, by the Prime Minister of India in 2010. He holds a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and received the Gold Medal from both institutions.

Pramod Bhasin
Pramod Bhasin
Advisory Operating Partner, Kedaara Capital Advisors

Pramod founded Genpact, a global leader in business process and technology management services, in 1997 and was its Chief Executive Officer till June 2011. Under his leadership, Genpact pioneered in the BPO industry in many countries including India and China, and its market capitalization has grown from over US $500 million in 2005 to over US $3.5 billion when he retired. Genpact currently employs over 55,000 professionals around the globe to deliver world-class services to its 600+ clients – from a network of ~50 delivery centers located across 16 countries.

Prior to Genpact, Pramod was an officer at General Electric (GE). His career with GE and RCA spanned over 25 years across the US, Europe, and Asia. He was most recently the head of GE Capital in India and in Asia, having worked with GE Capital’s Corporate and Finance Group in Stamford, Connecticut.

Pramod serves on the boards of NDTV, and Bank of India, and is on the governing boards of several educational institutions including IIM (Indian Institute of Management), Lucknow, Lady Shri Ram College, and Shri Ram School. He has also served as the Chairman of India's National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM).

He is a Chartered Accountant from Thomson McLintock & Co., London, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University.