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

Laldinpuii Ralte

Vice President, Marketing and ESG

Mukul Gulati is the President & Chief Investment Officer of Zephyr Management, L.P. 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). 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

President & CIO

Nikhil leads 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

Vice President, 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

Om is involved in investment research, deal sourcing, diligence, and execution at Zephyr. He has prior experience with Grant Thornton and WorldQuant. Om graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 2022.

Om Pawaskar

Analyst, Investments and Research

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

Parth supports marketing communications for Zephyr Peacock. Prior to joining Zephyr, Parth has experience in public relations and journalism. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Xavier Institute of Communication and a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from National Law University Odisha.

Parth Shukla

Marketing Communications Analyst

Rahul oversees development and implementation of growth strategies at Zephyr. Prior to joining Zephyr, Rahul worked at Udaan Capital where he led credit operations. He also has prior experience with Reliance Nippon Life Insurance and ICICI Prudential. Rahul co-founded a business in the tourism sector. He holds an MBA in Marketing and Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Rahul Gupta

Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Suman is involved in investment research, deal sourcing, diligence, and execution at Zephyr. She has prior experience with L.E.K. Consulting and Apollo 24/7. She graduated from IIT Kharagpur with a major in Economics in 2023.

Suman Kumari

Analyst, Investments & Research

Sunit focuses on accounting, finance and investor reporting at Zephyr Peacock. Before joining Zephyr, Sunit worked as a consultant at Grant Thornton Bharat LLP. He previously worked with SRB & Associates and MKPS & Associates.

Sunit Kumar Sharma

Associate, Finance

Thomas (Tom) is the Chairman 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

Chairman & 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.