Samir Abhyankar

Managing Director and Head of Financial Services Group

Samir re-joined BII in 2020 and now serves as Managing Director and Head of Financial Services Group, providing oversight and leadership to BII’s investments across the the financial services sector.

His prior roles at BII include Head of Direct Private Equity and leading the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Forestry team under the Industries, Technology and Services (ITS) Group.

Prior to joining BII, Samir was a Partner at TPG Growth and the Rise Fund helped set up their activities in Africa. He has also been an investor with Satya Capital and Citi Venture Capital International. His early career was spent at the World Bank and Marakon Associates.

Samir graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Economics and Political Science and from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a Masters in International Affairs. He completed his MBA at INSEAD.