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KP Balaraj is a co-founder and Managing Director of WestBridge Capital India Advisors Private Limited.
KP has previously served on the boards of 7Strata Inc., Apna Paisa Private Limited, Astra Business Services Inc., Brainvisa Technologies Private Limited, Digital Signage Networks India Private Limited, Firstsource Solutions Limited, Flight Raja Travels Private Limited, Indecomm Corporation, Intercept Technologies India Private Limited, K12 Techno Services Private Limited, Manappuram Finance Limited, Manappuram Finance Tamil Nadu Limited, Pearson India Education Services Private Limited, Royal Orchid Hotels Limited, Sequoia Capital India Advisors Private Limited, Tarang Software Technologies Private Limited, TravelGuru, Vasan Healthcare Private Limited and Tutorvista Education India Private Limited.
KP was earlier part of Goldman Sachs where he served as a member of Goldman-backed funds and operating companies that focused on private equity in Asia.
KP holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Business Management from Brigham Young University, Hawaii, where he graduated as valedictorian of his class. He is a former top ranked national tennis player, having represented India at the international level.
Sumir Chadha is the founder and Managing Director of WestBridge Capital US Advisors, LLC.
Sumir has previously served on the boards of Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited (formerly known as SKS Microfinance Limited), Astra Business Services Inc, Celetronix USA Inc., Cotton County Retail Limited, Emagia Corporation, Global Logic Inc., Guruji.com, Intercept Technologies Private Limited, MarketRx Inc., Minglebox Communications Private Limited, Pangea3 Inc., People Interactive (India) Private Limited, QuickHeal Technologies Private Limited, Saffronart Management Corporation, Satellier, SCIOinspire Holdings, Inc., Sequoia Capital India Advisors Private Limited, Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Limited, Star Health Investments Private Limited, Strand Life Sciences Private Limited, Tarang Software Technologies Private Limited, Times Internet Limited, WestBridge Advisors Private Limited, Workadia, LLC and Zavata, Inc. and also as Chairman of the Board of Applabs Technologies Private Limited.
Sumir was previously part of the Principal Investment Area (PIA) at Goldman Sachs in Singapore and New York for three years. At Goldman Sachs, Sumir was involved with private investing in India in 1998. He also focused on making US venture capital investments for two years based out of New York. Sumir has also spent two years at McKinsey & Co. in New York and New Delhi, where he was part of the early team that helped establish McKinsey in India in 1994.
Sumir currently serves on the India Advisory Board for Harvard Business School, and on the Advisory Board of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University. Sumir also co-chairs the Capital Markets committee of the US-India Business Council (USIBC). Sumir has previously served as Chairman of the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA).
Sumir holds an MBA from Harvard Business School with Distinction, and a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University.
SK Jain is a co-founder and Managing Director of WestBridge Capital India Advisors Private Limited.
SK has previously served on the boards of Brainvisa Technologies Private Limited, Comviva Technologies Limited (Bharti Telesoft), Jataayu Software Limited, July Systems Inc., Paras Pharmaceuticals Limited (as an observer), Sai Advantium Pharma Limited, Sequoia Capital India Advisors Private Limited, Tribi Embedded Technologies Private Limited, Unicon Financial Intermediaries Private Limited and Zenasis Technologies, Inc.
SK was earlier a co-founder and CEO of MeraNet, a college networking site which was started while he was at business school. Prior to MeraNet, he worked with the Pentium Pro Design Group at Intel and the Semiconductor Product Group at Motorola.
SK holds an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad where he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for academic excellence. He also holds a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Delhi as well as an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Sandeep is a Co-founder Managing Director of WestBridge Capital India Advisors Private Limited.
Sandeep is currently a member on the board of DFM Foods Limited (NSE: DFMFoods), Nazara Technologies Private Limited and Vini Cosmetics Private Limited. He has previously served on the boards of several listed public companies that include Dr. Lal Pathlabs (NSE: LALPATHLAB), Kajaria Ceramics Limited (NSE: KAJARIACER), Just Dial Limited (NSE: JUSTDIAL), eClerx Services Limited (NSE: ECLERX) and led significant investments in Info Edge Limited (NSE: NAUKRI), Cera Sanitaryware Limited (NSE: CERA) and Ceat Limited (NSE: CEATLTD). He has also served on the boards of various private companies that include Applabs Technologies (acquired by CSC), MarketRx Inc. (acquired by Cognizant), WhatвЂ™s on Media India (acquired by Tribune Digital Ventures), Mauj Mobile, People Interactive (Shaadi.com), GVK Biosciences, Stovekraft, Strand Life Sciences, Just Dial Global, Celon Laboratories, Carzonrent India, Reametrix Inc. and led the investment in Interactive Avenues (acquired by IPG Mediabrands). Sandeep is also currently a member of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of Fireside Ventures Investment Fund I.
Sandeep holds an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois where he was awarded the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi.