Keshav joined Baring Private Equity Partners India in 2005 and is a director on the boards of several portfolio companies, including Auro Mira Energy and Secova, where he assists senior management in defining and executing their inorganic growth strategy, as well as in implementing rigorous systems and processes for financial risk management. He has also been on the boards of Cethar, Integra Software Services, Molecular Connections, Maples ESM, and Sphaera Pharma. He brings to the Team several years of capital market experience both in India and abroad, and is responsible for designing and advising on exit strategies across portfolio companies for the optimal monetization of value. Keshav also leads the fast-moving consumer goods sector, identifying and executing new investment opportunities in this core sector of the economy. Going forward, Keshav will continue his association with Predecessor Funds’ investments and will act as an adviser to the Fund. Keshav is a seasoned private equity professional with experience over the entire investment life cycle from origination to exit. He has led minority stake investments and management buy-outs of listed and unlisted companies in India, and has realized successful exits in portfolio companies through company buy-backs, secondary block sales, and strategic sales. In his prior position, Keshav managed proprietary funds and also worked for Pioneer Asset Management in the U.S. where he was responsible for public equity investments across sectors. Keshav is a graduate from the University of San Diego (Dean’s List), and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. He is a former top-ranked golfer in India, winning several national and international golf tournaments while representing the country.