Until recently taking over as the CEO of the Aditya Birla Private Equity, Mr. D Muthukumaran was in Group Corporate Finance at the Aditya Birla Group for 12 years, prior to which he was in an international investment bank for a year and in a Big 4 Accounting firm for 8 years. Muthukumaran has specialized in business strategy, portfolio management, identifying value creating opportunities, fund raising in debt and equity capital markets, structured finance, leverage buy-outs, private equity, regulatory and tax structuring and the full cycle of acquisitions. At the Group Corporate Finance at the Aditya Birla Group, Muthukumaran was driving Mergers and acquisitions and long term capital raising across the businesses, Group investors relations and Chairman MIS. Aditya Birla Group has successfully executed over two dozen and evaluated many more acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate finance transactions in most of which Muthukumaran has played a key role. Aditya Birla Group is driven by the long term value creating strategy, presence across value chain, market leadership, cost competitiveness, innovation and free cash generation. Both in the Investment Bank and in the Big 4 firm, he worked in the full cycle of M &A – Ideation, execution, due diligence, negotiations, financing and deal structuring. Muthukumaran holds degree as Chartered Accountant, Cost & Works Accountant and Bacherlors of Commerce from University of Madras.