Managing Director, Bertelsmann India Investments
Pankaj is the Managing Director of Bertelsmann India Investments and brings in broad market expertise as well as a decade of investment experience to the table. Being a graduate of Bertelsmann’s Entrepreneurs Program, he has led the setup of the Indian Corporate Centre in 2011 and has been active in helping define and execute the growth strategy for Bertelsmann and its divisions in India.
Pankaj is also the Chairman of Private Equity Venture Capital Association of India (PEVCAI) at ASSOCHAM. He sits on the board of the following companies: WizIQ, Saavn, Indiaproperty, Pepperfry, i-Nurture, Kartrocket, Roposo, Lendingkart, Treebo, Eruditus as well as Bertelsmann Corporate Services India.
Before joining Bertelsmann, Pankaj has worked with the Malaysian conglomerate The Usaha Tegas Group where he led key investment projects in various sectors in India and South East Asia. Some of his projects included investments for Astro All Asian Networks, Maxis Communications, Measat Satellite Systems, Powertek, UT Real Estate and UT assets management. Prior to joining The Usaha Tegas Group, Pankaj spent around 3 years in audit, accounting and consulting assignments for Indian and International clients through his family firm SSA India.
Pankaj’s academic background includes an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Hons.) from Delhi University. He is also a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.