I was born in the south of India, known for its coastlines, classical music and conservative culture; I was hence raised to avoid risk, which is somehow the opposite of what I wanted to do!
In my teenage years I took up rowing crew quite seriously, representing my club & state in several regattas, which allowed me to travel & meet people from different cultures & backgrounds; This pushed me to move as far away from home as possible for university when I went to the Birla Institute of Technology & Science to study mechanical engineering.
Within a year into an engineering course, I realized that it is not an area of interest or talent for me, which pushed me to pivot and pursue an MBA right after, at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. It was here in the MBA course, that I discovered my curiosity for business & people and how they come together.
My curiosity for business led me to become a management consultant with Kearney where I served consumer goods, telecom and private equity clients on a range of topics including sales & marketing strategy, cost transformation and organization design; Management consulting also presented me with the opportunity to work & live in many different countries including Australia, Malaysia & Singapore which I thoroughly enjoyed.
When the opportunity to join Verlinvest and work with daring entrepreneurs presented itself, I jumped on it as it perfectly met my desire to take on more risk with skin in the game and work with some truly amazing people with a mission to change the consumer world for the better.
At Verlinvest, I head our India business and have the pleasure of serving on the boards of Sula Vineyards, BYJU’S, Epigamia, Veeba Foods, Purplle.com and Wakefit. The inspiring and incredible journeys of the entrepreneurs that Verlinvest has been a part of, is what energizes me to dedicate our capital and time to partner with the next set of entrepreneurs and push the limits on driving consumer revolutions using the power of brand and technology.