British International Investment
25 April 2022

Welcoming our new Head of Direct Private Equity for South Asia

We’re pleased to welcome Satish Chavva as our new Head of South Asia for Direct Private Equity. Chavva’s appointment will help enhance our portfolio development and deepen our partnerships with businesses and industry stakeholders across the region.

Based in Mumbai, Chavva joins BII’s SMART Industries team, which covers the broad sectors of Services, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Real Estate and Technology. He will lead the South Asia investment team, help originate new investment opportunities, and work on portfolio management to drive impact and create value across our portfolio companies within the region. Chavva will also provide mentorship and coaching to the team and contribute to the strategic direction of our SMART Private Equity activities.

Satish Chavva brings to BII over 17 years of financial sector experience. He joins us from Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF) where he was Director of Investments, and prior to this, he was Investment Director at TRG/Citigroup. Chavva started his early career in the IT industry with a Project Manager role for IBM and a previous role as Technical Lead for Trilogy.

He earned an MBA from INSEAD and hold a Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed a Bachelor of Technology degree at the Indian Institute of Technology.

Satish Chavva said: “I am honoured by this opportunity to join a remarkable team of people who are collectively focused on helping to generate transformational impact through BII’s investments across various markets. I am excited to lead BII’s South Asia Direct Private Equity activities, working to deepen our presence across the region and leveraging BII’s expertise to source investment that will increase economic opportunities and accelerate growth across SMART sectors.”

Commenting on Satish’s appointment, Samir Abhyankar, Managing Director, Head of Direct Private Equity, British International Investment, said: “Satish brings to BII a wealth of experience that I am confident will help drive our growth ambition in the South Asia region, and strengthen our relationship with our portfolio companies as well as our investment partners. His leadership will be instrumental in executing BII’s new five-year strategy in these markets, ensuring our private equity investments continue to deliver productive, sustainable and inclusive impact over the long-term, across the region.”

Media Contacts:

British International Investment: Toyosi Adebayo | [email protected]

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