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Abhijeet leads Zephyr Peacock’s portfolio management and operations group. He oversees the Fund’s engagement with portfolio companies. Abhijeet’s prior work experience includes product management and sales India and other emerging markets with Honeywell Flourine and as an operations consultant with McKinsey & Co. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Mumbai.

Abhijeet Kudva

Managing Director, Portfolio Operations

Arpit is involved in investment research, deal sourcing, diligence and execution at Zephyr. Prior to joining Zephyr, Arpit was with a financial advisory firm where he worked on a range of early-stage to mature companies in India and overseas. He has advised financial institutions to drive investment decisions and has executed a diverse set of projects across private and public markets. Arpit started his career at Tata Steel after completing his engineering from IIT Roorkee. He is now pursuing a CFA charter.

Arpit Sharma

Analyst, Investments and Research

Laldinpuii (Din) is focused on marketing communications for Zephyr Funds in Asia. Prior to joining Zephyr, Din co-founded a business in the entertainment sector. She holds a Master’s degree in Management from National University of Singapore and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, specializing in marketing, from Christ University.

Laldinpuii Ralte

Marketing Communications Analyst

Malavika handles ESG management, monitoring, and evaluation for Zephyr Management L.P, as well as investment reporting for Zephyr Peacock India. Previously, she worked with the early-stage incubator, Villgro, as part of their deal-flow and partnerships team. Malavika has an M.A in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and a BA in Liberal Arts from Symbiosis International University.

Malavika Ravi

Associate, ESG

Mukul Gulati is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Zephyr Peacock Management India Pvt Ltd. He is responsible for the overall leadership of the Zephyr Peacock Funds. Mukul has over 20 years of experience in the investment business including private equity, investment research and general management. Previously, Mukul worked at Multex where he was involved in setting up and managing the firm’s quantitative equity research business. Mukul is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and serves on the Asia Council of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). Mukul has an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and is a cum laude graduate from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics.

Mukul Gulati

Managing Partner

Nikhil is involved in Accounting, Finance and Investor Reporting for Zephyr Peacock and Emerald Funds. Prior to joining Zephyr, Nikhil worked with S.R Batliboi & Associates LLP (a member firm of EY) providing assurance services to the corporates. Nikhil is a Qualified Chartered Accountant.

Nikhil Sultania

Associate, Accounts and Finance

Nisha handles administrative, finance and corporate compliance functions for Zephyr’s Bangalore office. She is also actively involved in client services for the Zephyr Peacock’s domestic fund. She has over 15 years of experience in the office management, administration and secretarial works. Prior to joining Zephyr, Nisha worked at Infosys BPO as Executive Assistant to the Executive Council Board members. She holds a diploma in Secretarial Practice and Office Administration.

Nisha Biju

Administrative Executive

Pankaj oversees Zephyr Peacock’s investment and research program. He has over a decade of experience in the private equity and investment banking industries. Prior to Zephyr, he worked as an Investment Manager at CapAleph Advisors where he focused on identifying and executing early stage buyouts in the consumer segment. He has also worked with Intellecap (part of the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group) where he was responsible for identifying and executing investments in small and medium enterprises in the financial services, agri, food, and social infrastructure sectors. He holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School and an MBA from IBS, Hyderabad.

Pankaj Raina

Managing Director, Research and Investments

Prasad leads Finance & Accounting, Investor Relations and Fund Administration for the Zephyr Peacock funds. Prasad has over 14 years of work experience in the banking and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Zephyr, Prasad worked with Kotak Investment Advisors overseeing fund administration. Prasad is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary.

Prasad Ramaswamy

Managing Director, Finance

Before joining Zephyr, Sandeep worked with NephroPlus (India’s largest dialysis services chain) in the Strategy/M&A division. Prior Nephroplus, he worked as a Management Consultant in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations division. He started his career with Intellecap where he advised on several early to mid-stage private equity deals in the impact sectors. He has worked on consulting and investment advisory assignments in the Financial Services and the Infra Services industry segments. Sandeep is an engineer from IIT Kanpur and holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Sandeep Mishra

Vice President, Research and Investments

Saurav is actively involved in the management of Zephyr Peacock portfolio companies. Prior to joining Zephyr, Saurav founded a start-up in the food sector. His past experience includes working as a brand manager for BlueStone.com, a jewellery eCommerce firm and as an engineer for Infosys. Saurav holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi and an Engineering degree from West Bengal University of Technology.

Saurav Singh

Associate, Portfolio Operations

Shilpa is Executive Assistant to Zephyr Peacock’s Managing Partner. She also provides support to department directors. Shilpa has over 11 years of experience in coordinating and leading administrative and operational functions for executive management. Prior to joining Zephyr, Shilpa has worked with Intel Technologies, Embassy Office Parks Management Services, and Sumved Soul Private Limited in Bangalore.  Shilpa has a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Delhi University. 

Shilpa Manjunath

Executive Assistant

Thomas (Tom) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr Management, L.P. Prior to founding Zephyr, Tom was President and CEO of Rockefeller & Co., the investment management arm of the Rockefeller family. Previously, Tom was employed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. where he was President of Rowe Price New Horizons Fund and Director of Research. Tom has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from Yale University where he majored in Latin American Studies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Tom is also a Director or Trustee for several not for profit institutions.

Thomas C. Barry

CEO & Founder

Zephyr Management is a global emerging markets investment manager, specializing in the creation and management of highly focused private equity funds

Since its inception in 1994, Zephyr has sponsored and/or managed 26 investment funds in both public and private securities markets representing approximately $1.2 billion in combined commitments and assets under management

Emerging Markets Focus

The firm has initiated several private equity funds investing in several African countries, South Korea, Mexico, India, and Sri Lanka since its founding. Zephyr's funds serve medium size enterprises that are often ignored by larger private equity players. Zephyr funds provide growth capital to established companies with proven business models and sustainable competitive advantages.

Investment activities are currently focused on India, Sri Lanka and Africa.

Zephyr Peacock India

Zephyr Peacock India provides equity financing for fast growing, small to medium sized companies led by strong entrepreneurs and management teams.

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Emerald Sri Lanka Fund

Emerald Fund provides equity financing for fast growing, small to medium sized (SME) Sri Lankan companies led by strong entrepreneurs & management teams.

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Zephyr Acorn provides equity

Zephyr Acorn provides equity financing and business support to innovative early-stage companies in East Africa.

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Active Portfolio Support

The firm's special expertise lies in bringing global best practices to medium-sized growing companies by assisting them in conceptualizing sustainable business strategy, management development, compensation, ESG, expansion outside of their home country, capital structure and positioning for stock exchange listing or trade sale.