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Mr. Rajesh Agarwal – CEO

Mr. Rajesh Agarwal joined Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors as its Chief Executive Officer in April 2010 when the franchise was established. His responsibilities include investor liaison, creating new and managing existing developer and market relationships, devising investment strategy, sourcing investments, and developing and monitoring exit strategies. Mr. Rajesh has over 20 years of varied experience in the Indian financial services sector with an in-depth understanding of real estate, infrastructure, M&A and private equity businesses. Mr. Rajesh has executed over 15 real estate private equity transactions aggregating to over US$500 million.

Mr. Souvik Mukherjee – CIO

Mr Souvik Mukherjee joined Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors as its Chief Investment Officer in December 2014. He will be responsible for leading investments in terms of underwriting, analysis, research and negotiation with counterparties besides assisting in investment strategy, sourcing investments, managing investor and developer relationships and developing and monitoring exit strategies. Souvik has over 18 years of varied real estate experience across investment management, advisory and credit research. He has been involved with identifying and closing diversified equity and structured-debt transactions worth US$500 million and carries rich asset management experience having managed investments in excess of US$1 billion of AUM.

Mr. Manish Jain – Director

Mr. Manish Jain joined Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors in April 2010 and has over 12 years of post-qualification experience. His responsibilities include evaluating potential investment opportunities, financial modeling, participating in investment and legal negotiations, preparations of all internal approval documents and executing investment transactions. Prior to joining Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors, Mr. Jain was part of Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate division (2008 onwards) where he was responsible for financial modeling, transaction structuring for various private equity investments and investor liaison. Manish has also been actively involved in raising debt for some of opportunities he worked on wherein Manish extensively dealt with international bankers and lawyers.

Mr. Rajnath Gupta – Senior Advisor

Mr. Rajnath Gupta joined Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors as a Senior Advisor in June 2011. Mr. Gupta has a vast experience of 40 years in the field of construction including estimation, tendering, planning and monitoring, execution of various projects in India and abroad. At Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors his responsibilities include valuation, creating implementation programs for projects, scheduling and cost estimation for development projects. Before joining Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors, Mr. Gupta was Vice President (Contracts) with Shapoorji Pallonji And Company Private Limited (SPCPL) where he spent over 29 years.

Ms. Ruchita Jasani – Vice President, Finance

Ms. Ruchita Jasani joined Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors in 2016. She has over 15 years of post-qualification experience in finance, treasury, tax, compliance and reporting functions. She was earlier heading the Fund administration role with Motilal Oswal Private Equity Investment Advisors where her responsibilities included Finance, Tax, Compliance and Investor relations function of the Sector Agnostic and Real Estate Funds. She was involved in the full fund cycle of fund structuring, raising and exit. She was also responsible for the treasury function of Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd. before moving into the Private Equity role with Motilal Oswal.

Mr. Dhaval Vohera – Vice President

Mr. Dhaval Vohera joined Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors in February 2018. He has over 11 years of experience in evaluating and investing in real estate projects on pan India basis. Dhaval has substantial proficiency in handling activities across the entire array of real estate investment cycle i.e. deal origination, evaluation & negotiation, due diligence, structuring, documentation, project monitoring & exits.

His responsibilities include evaluating potential investment opportunities, participating in investment and legal negotiations, presentations of all internal approval documents and executing investment transactions. Prior to joining Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors, Dhaval was working with Reliance AIF Management Company Limited (part of Reliance ADA group) as Fund Manager for their Real Estate AIF schemes with focus on structured debt transactions across India. He has led investments and managed an AUM of more than US$ 200 mn. At Reliance AIF, he was a core team member of Real Estate Investments and was instrumental in sourcing the deal, structuring and executing the transaction, managing multiple investments and steering them to successful high return divestments.

Mr. Shravan Agarwal – Vice President

Mr. Shravan Agarwal joined Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors in 2016. He has more than twelve years’ of experience in private equity, equity research and investment banking, of which nine years have been in real estate and infrastructure private equity investment with the L&T Finance Group. At L&T, he was a senior member of the team managing approx. US$400mn of investments across real estate, private equity and mezzanine. He has led and managed investments of approx. US$200mn of investments and was part of active asset management team for entire portfolio.

Mr. Rajat Goyal – Vice President

Mr. Rajat Goyal has an overall experience of 13+ years across a variety of functions including private equity, strategy consulting and commercial banking with focus on sectors like Real Estate, Infrastructure and Industrials.

Prior to joining SP Investment Advisors, Rajat was an Associate Director with IL&FS Investment Advisors a US$ 1.4bn RE fund investment team, responsible for investment, asset management & divestment. Prior to that Rajat was an Associate with L&T Infra Private Equity (India focused PE Fund) with focus on equity and high yield mezzanine investments across sectors. Apart from investments, he shared additional responsibility for fund raising and investor relations for the Fund. He has led investments and managed an AUM of US$ 150 mn across sectors.

Mr. Ankit Nawal – Manager, Finance

Mr. Ankit Nawal joined Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors in Nov 2015. Earlier, He was working with Ernst & Young as Assistant manager in the Statutory Audit vertical. Ankit worked with EY since Feb 2010 and handled variety of Audit assignments for clients in Technology, Media and Logistics industry.

Mr. Jair D’Souza – Head, Leasing and Asset Management

Mr. Jair D’Souza joined Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors in August 2015 and has over 21 years of varied service delivery experience across real estate, ITES and manufacturing industries Prior to joining Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors, Jair was part of Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate as VP – Sales, where he accomplished leasing of ~5.0M sq.ft. of IT office space across various micro markets to prestigious IT clients like World Bank, Accenture, Amazon, All State Insurance, ADP, IBM, HSBC, Citibank, Ericsson, Ford Motors. Prior to that, Jair was part of ETL Infrastructure Limited, where he was involved in leasing of over 1.2M sq ft of IT office space in Chennai and 0.6M sq.ft. of retail space in Coimbatore’s first shopping mall.

Mr. Rajesh Pongot – Head, Facility Management

Mr. Rajesh Pongot joined Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors in April 2016. He was previously employed with Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate from Jan 2013. He has over 24 years of experience and is a member of the Royal Institute of Charted Surveyors (MRICS). He has previously been engaged in managing the RMZ Millennia Park in Chennai (as part of CBRE) and one of the largest malls in Kerala as part of AGS Group Management. Rajesh has also served in the Indian Navy.