Advisory Board

Rajesh AnkalkotiPreviously Senior Director
Alvarez & Marsal, US

Rajesh was involved with the wind-down of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., following its bankruptcy in Sep 2008. Previously with Deloitte and Andersen, Rajesh has worked in the US, Europe and India, with more than 75 companies across sectors, advising on strategic, financial and operational matters. Rajesh’s experience in India includes M&A, business consulting, risk management, corporate finance and private equity. Rajesh graduated from Mumbai University, Mumbai and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York. He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Vivek BatraChief Executive Officer
Hessnatur, Germany

Vivek has over 25 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience in the retail, consumer and fashion sectors. He worked for Mexx and Sara Lee until 2005 where he held various CxO positions managing acquisitions made by Sara Lee in Europe. As CEO of Courtaulds clothing he managed manufacturing businesses in China, India, Sri Lanka and Morocco. In 2006 he joined the founding team of FR2 Capital and and participated in raising a private equity fund focusing on European mid-caps. With FR2 he launched and managed a JV retail business in Russia and was the MD of a fashion business in The Netherlands. Vivek holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University, is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and earned his MBA from INSEAD.

Christopher CampbellPartner
CapVest Partners, UK

Christopher is a partner and member of the investment committee for the CapVest private equity funds, which invest in mid-market companies across Europe. He currently serves as Chairman of Scandza A/S and as a Director of Young’s Seafood. He has acted as chairman or director of numerous companies including United Coffee, Findus, FoodVest, Vaasan & Vaasan and XB Networks. Prior to joining CapVest in 2000, Christopher was a member of Merrill Lynch’s Mergers and Acquisition practice in New York and London. Christopher began his career in Chase Manhattan Bank in their Corporate Finance Group. Christopher graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
Christopher Campbell has acted as chairman or director of numerous companies

Rahul DhirManaging Director
Delonex Energy, UK

Rahul has over 30 years of experience in natural resources across technology, finance and business leadership. Prior to Delonex Energy, Rahul was the CEO and Managing Director of Cairn India. He led the company from its inception towards a 2 billion IPO in 2006. Under his leadership the company grew to a market value of nearly $13 billion and an operated production of over 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Rahul is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Rahul gained his BTech in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Delhi, his Masters in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin and an MBA from Wharton.

Gambhir KaushekPartner
ProspectHill Real Estate, US

Prior to joining ProspectHill, Gambhir worked as the Managing Director of WS Capital Partners for five years and as the Director of Acquisitions for DivcoWest Group for five years in San Francisco. In these roles, he both spearheaded acquisitions and capital formation activities. Between WS and DivcoWest, Gambhir has led or participated in over $1.5 billion of real estate investments nationwide. Prior to these roles, Gambhir served as an associate and vice president of acquisitions at The Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds in New York and San Francisco and as an acquisition analyst at Koll Bren Realty in Newport Beach and San Francisco. Gambhir received a BS from Georgetown University Cum Laude in 1990 and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

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