Arvind is a Partner at New Silk Route (NSR), where he has led the firm’s investments in VRL Logistics and Varsity Education Management, and has managed investments in Cafe Coffee Day, Ortel Communications, and 9x Media. Investments he is involved with which have successfully gone public in India include VRL Logistics, Cafe Coffee Day, and Ortel Communications.
Prior to joining NSR in 2010, Arvind served as Executive Director at JP Morgan Private Capital Asia, the Asian private equity arm of JP Morgan, where he was part of the founding team. He previously served as Director of TVG Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on telecom, media and information technology investments across Asia, where he started the firm’s India office. Prior to returning to India, Arvind served as a Principal at New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in the US, where he focused on investing in companies in the information technology and telecom sectors. Prior investments he has worked on which went public, or were successfully acquired, include Sasken Communication Technologies, Neutral Tandem (Inteliquent), Decru (Network Appliance) and TiVo. Arvind began his career at McKinsey and Company, where he developed strategic initiatives for leading global companies in the information technology and financial services industries, and he has also worked at Morgan Stanley Venture Partners and Pequot Capital Management.
Arvind received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi honours. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) and is a Trustee of One Billion Literates Foundation, a non-profit initiative focused on imparting English literacy to underprivileged children. Arvind is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s India Leadership Initiative, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.