Sanjay Nayar (Mumbai) joined KKR in 2009 and is a Member and CEO of KKR India. He is also a member of the Asia Portfolio Management Committee and the Asia Investment Committee. He is on the board of KKR’s portfolio companies Magma Financial Services, Gland, Apollo Hospitals, and Coffee Day Holdings, Avendus Capital and Max Financial Services, and has had significant involvement with KKR’s investment in Avantha. He also supports expanding the range of KKR’s credit and capital markets offerings across the region.
Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup’s Indian and South Asian operations and as a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating Committee.
Mr. Nayar was the deputy chairman of the Indian Banks Association (IBA), a member of the board of USISPF, and co-chairman of the Banking Committee for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and SEBI’s Board of NISM and Alternative Investment Fund (AIF). He also served on the Committee of the Reserve Bank of India tasked with building a Centre for Advanced Financial Learning (CAFL).
Currently, he is on the board of Habitat for Humanity, Pratham and Grameen Capital and ISB, and is a founding member of the Brookings Foundation, India. He was recently appointed to the Board of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), and served until recently as the Chairman of the Indian Private Venture Capital Association.