Arivazhagan G D

Position: Vice President - South Asia Region

Ari holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the College of Engineering (CEG), Guindy, Chennai, and completed his Master’s Degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India. Since 2016, Ari also holds a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) charter from GARP, USA. He is also a recipient of the National Talent Search Scholarship Award from the Government of India.

With over 8 years of experience in investment banking, venture capital, and private equity, Ari has worked across stints in both debt and equity capital markets. A majority of his investment deals have been in impact space across Micro finance, MSME Finance, Education Finance, and Affordable Housing Finance. He has also handled cross-border M&A deals and well-versed in the valuation of companies. His expertise includes deal origination, due diligence, deal structuring, commercial negotiation, deal execution, and portfolio management. He also has a short stint as an entrepreneur. Ari was one of the top 100 nominees for the “Economic Times Young Leader” award in 2016 and has also received the “Protsaha” Award for 3 continuous years of social service. A multi-lingual person, Ari likes Traveling, practices Reiki Healing, and researches Astrology.