We have a team of over 50 dedicated and experienced professionals based across all our offices. Our team members hail from a variety of backgrounds, with diverse experience in multinational corporations, renowned global consultancies and leading investment firms.

Senior Private Equity Team

Sameer Sain

Sameer Sain is the co-founder and CEO of Everstone. He is based in Singapore, he is actively involved in managing the firm and overseeing the business in each location, dividing his time between all the Everstone offices across multiple regions. Before Everstone, Sameer spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director in the Investment Management Division and held the position of Head of Institutional Wealth Management and the Special Investments Group (International). Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, he spent eight years managing public market portfolios for Goldman Sachs clients, investing globally across multiple asset classes. Sameer holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

Atul Kapur

Atul Kapur is co-founder and CIO of Everstone. Based in Singapore, he divides his time between all the Everstone offices to successfully oversee investments in each location. Before Everstone, Atul spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing Director in the Principal Strategies Group, based out of London. Prior to this, Atul worked in the Principal Investment Area group of Goldman Sachs in both Asia and Europe, deploying the Goldman Sachs Capital Partners family of funds. Atul holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Avnish Mehra

Avnish Mehra is Vice Chairman, Private Equity, of Everstone Capital, the private equity business of Everstone Group, which manages c. USD 7 billion of capital. He is also responsible for leading investments in the global technology, media and telecom sectors and overseeing cross border private equity investments. Avnish is a member of the Investment Committee of Everstone Capital.
Prior to Everstone, he played a leading role as Senior Director, in establishing the India business for Advent International, before which he was with Advent in Europe in the technology and media team. Avnish has also worked with leading firms in Asia and Europe, including HSBC, CIBC, ABN and Virgin Media. Avnish holds a Bachelor of Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, with a Master of Economics from Cambridge. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder from the CFA Institute in the USA.
Avnish is actively engaged on the boards of multiple current investments like Omega Healthcare, Apexon, Innoveo, Everlife, Translumina, Cprime, and MediaMint, having also been involved with past investments such as Sahyadri Hospitals, Servion, and Acqueon among others.

Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar is Vice Chairman Everstone, CEO EverYondr and an Operating Partner for our Private Equity activities. Vinod has extensive experience in telecom, digital infrastructure and cloud services, having led several global firms, including his previous roles as CEO of Vodafone Business and CEO of Tata Communications. Vinod has a Bachelor of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He has served on the Board of the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Human Capital Leadership Institute.

Roshini Bakshi

Roshini Bakshi is Managing Director at Everstone. She co-leads Deal Teams within Consumer and Healthcare (Wellness) sectors. Roshini also supports Everstone portfolio companies across sectors in the areas of human capital management and marketing. She is also responsible for working with Deal Teams on the articulation of the Impact thesis and implementation of the Impact Management framework across the investment process. Roshini heads Impact for the firm and is a member of the Firm's Responsible Investing. Roshini holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St Stephen's College, Delhi, with a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Suneel Kaji

Suneel Kaji is a Managing Director at Everstone. He is based in New York. Sunil brings over two decades of private market experience in control and structured investing across the US and Asia. Prior, Suneel was with University of Texas Investment Management Company (“UTIMCO”), where he was a senior member of their private investments team. Prior to UTIMCO, he had been a Founding Partner of Accordion Capital, the principal co-investment affiliate of Accordion Partners, a New York-based private equity consultancy. He previously worked with the private equity teams at DLJ in New York and Hong Kong and at Goldman Sachs in New York. Suneel started his career in investment banking at Salomon Brothers in M&A and Leveraged Finance. Suneel is an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Bachelor of Science in Economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Amit Manocha

Amit Manocha is a Managing Director at Everstone. Amit is based in Singapore. Amit is responsible for leading deal teams in consumer sectors (including QSR within the food & beverage sector) across India and Southeast Asia. Amit also works closely with the co-founder and CEO on various investment and strategic matters. Amit has more than 23 years of experience in private equity, corporate finance and financial management. Prior, he worked with Coca-Cola, GE Capital, and HCL Technologies. Amit holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Puncham Mukim

Puncham Mukim is Head of Private Equity, India at Everstone. He is based in Mumbai. Puncham leads teams specialising in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and consumer sectors. He has over 17 years of investing experience, including four years at Warburg Pincus and J.P. Morgan in India. Puncham holds a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Mumbai and a Master of Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management.

Arjun Oberoi

Arjun Oberoi is a Managing Director at Everstone. He is based in Singapore. Arjun leads investments in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals sector. He is also the Vice Chairman of EverLife. Arjun is an experienced investor with a proven track record of investing in the healthcare sector globally with more than 15 years of leadership experience with companies including Stryker, Sanofi and Pfizer. Arjun was the global head of healthcare for Actis, founded Cure Capital in 2017, and began his corporate career as a consultant with McKinsey. He is a board-certified physician in the UK, holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a Medical Degree in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh.

Vishal Sharma

Vishal Sharma is a Managing Director and leads the Operations team at Everstone Capital. He is responsible for the implementation of the Everstone Operating Playbook across portfolio companies, working with deal teams and portfolio leadership to define the value creation thesis and steering the implementation of the thesis in a structured manner. Vishal has 18 years of deep business transformation experience including consulting with the Boston Consulting Group. In addition, he worked in IT offshoring work across India and North America in organisations such as Sapient Corporation. Vishal holds a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a Master of Business Administration from the Indian School of Business, where he was part of the Dean’s Merit List.

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh is Managing Director at Everstone. He works with the investment team specializing the tech (services and SaaS) and digital consumer businesses. Prior to Everstone, Sandeep has several years of investing experience across Eight Roads (proprietary private equity investment arm of Fidelity International) and Matrix Partners, leading and managing several investments and exits across SaaS, consumer internet and healthcare businesses in India and US. Sandeep also has significant strategy consulting experience across McKinsey & Co. and the Boston Consulting Group where he advised large conglomerates in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, consumer and IT sectors. Sandeep has done his post-graduation in management from IIM, Bangalore, where he was part of the Director's Merit List and is an engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur, where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal for excellence in academic performance.

Corporate Team

Pratibha Jain

Pratibha Jain is Head of Strategy, Group General Counsel and a member of the Management Committee at Everstone. In addition to overseeing all legal matters across the Group, Pratibha also leads strategy for the Group. Before joining Everstone, Pratibha was a Partner at Nishith Desai Associates, where she founded their New Delhi office and led their Funds and Regulatory practice. She has over two decades of international and Indian experience and has worked with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong, with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in Hong Kong, and with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and Mumbai. Pratibha holds a Master of Laws from the Harvard University, a Bachelor of Civil Laws from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Delhi. She heads the Regulatory Committee of IVCA and is Co- Head of the American Bar Association’s India Committee.

Sanjoy Chatterjee

Sanjoy Chatterjee is Global Head of Business Development and President of Americas. He is based in New York. Prior, Sanjoy worked as an independent consultant, leading business development efforts for CellNet Data Systems, USA. He also spent four years as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company – gaining significant experience in the consumer, energy, and entertainment sectors. Sanjoy holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Rajesh Mehta

Rajesh Mehta is Managing Director and Chief Business Officer. He is based in Mumbai. Rajesh has over 25 years of experience working with renowned global and Indian companies, including Ashmore Group, Tata Sons, HSBC, and KPMG. Rajesh holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai and has completed an advanced programme in management at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. He is also a certified Chartered Accountant.

Shelly Smith

Shelly Smith is the Head of Investor Relations at Everstone. Prior to joining Everstone, Shelly gained over six years of experience in financial services working across the Equities, Investment Management Division and Special Investments Group at Goldman Sachs in London. In her last role with the Special Investments Group, Shelly was responsible for raising capital for GS propriety funds from institutional and high net worth individuals across Asia and Europe. Shelly also coordinated the alternative investment road shows, seminars and other client workshops across Europe.

Francoise Chung

Francoise Chung is Executive Director and Head of Fund Administration. She has over 15 years experience working in Mauritius, with eight years spent in the Licensing Directorate at the Financial Services Commission (FSC), a regulatory government body for non-banking financial providers. Francoise holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham in the UK.

Senior Advisors & Operating Partners

Suresh Vaswani

Suresh Vaswani is a Senior Advisor at Everstone. Suresh partnered Everstone to co-invest in the information technology sector and provide strategic and operational expertise in current and prospective investee companies worldwide. He is also on the board of portfolio companies. Suresh has over three decades of leadership experience across global IT/technology majors which includes Dell, IBM and Wipro. Suresh is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur with an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Ajay Kaul

Ajay Kaul is a Senior Advisor at Everstone. Ajay supports the growth in the quick service restaurant (QSR) business of Everstone's food platform, F&B Asia. Ajay is a food and beverage (F&B) industry veteran and the former chief executive officer of Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd (the parent company of Domino's Pizza India and Dunkin' Donuts India). He has spent more than a decade in the F&B industry, during which he took Domino's in India to become the largest market for Domino's outside of the US. Ajay's overall work experience spans almost 28 years, including at American Express and TNT India and Indonesia where he had business leadership roles. Kaul is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT D) and XLRI Jamshedpur.

Kuldip Kaura

Kuldip Kaura is a Senior Advisor at Everstone, advising on Everstone's portfolio companies. He has over four decades of experience in the areas of engineering and mining. Before joining Everstone, Kuldip served as CEO at Vedanta Resources, one of the world's largest natural resources companies, where he was actively involved in its listing on the London Stock Exchange. He has also served as Managing Director and Country Manager for ABB India, a pioneer in power and automation technologies. Kuldip graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science and has participated in Executive Education programmes at both London Business School and the Swedish Institute of Management.

Dr. P.S. Pasricha

Dr P.S. Pasricha is a Senior Advisor at Everstone. Dr. Pasricha is leading advisor to numerous corporate and non-corporate entities in India, with nearly four decades of experience in the areas of security management and systems, traffic and transportation management and urban development planning. Dr Pasricha enjoyed a distinguished career as Director General in the Maharashtra Police Department, retiring after 38 years of service. Within this role, he associated with numerous international and national level government bodies and other prestigious institutions, including the World Bank, London School of Economics, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Urban Affairs and Indian Roads Congress, to devise strategies, policies and institutional frameworks for the smooth running of affairs. Dr Pasricha holds a Doctorate in Management and specialises in strategic planning, organisation development, governance, business and leadership development.

Jaspal Singh Sabharwal

Jaspal Singh Sabharwal is a Senior Advisor at Everstone. Jaspal advises on the operations of various portfolio company operations, with a focus on skills development and the F&B space. Before joining Everstone, Jaspal worked for Coca-Cola for 10 years, managing the franchise business across India, the Maldives and Bhutan. He also has three years' experience working with the Investment Company Institute. Jaspal holds a Master of Management from McGill University and a Diploma in Practicing Management from INSEAD, France.

Puneet Pushkarna

Puneet Pushkarna is a Senior Advisor at Everstone. Puneet is also a General Partner of Solmark, a private equity fund formed by a group of tech entrepreneurs. He also sits on the corporate boards of several companies and educational institutes including the IIM. Prior to his current role, he was the President of Headstrong which got acquired by Genpact in 2011. Puneet was the co-founder of TechSpan, a Goldman Sachs backed design thinking and business solutions consulting organization and was also part of the founding team that helped grow HCL America into HCL Technologies. He is Chairman Emeritus of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Singapore Chapter, and is also a member of the Board of Trustees for TiE Global. Puneet holds a Master of Business administration from University of Buffalo and a Bachelor of Technology degree.

Dr. Naveen Agnihotri

Dr. Naveen Agnihotri is a Senior Advisor at Everstone. He drives the digital strategy, growth and operational efficiencies through optimal use of modern online technologies and data. His focus is on creating value across the portfolio companies through the smart use of digital tools, platforms, technologies, services, and processes, and creating synergistic digital ecosystems.

Dr. Agnihotri has a deep background in technology, especially AI and data. He has a PhD from Columbia University, where he worked with Nobel laureate Eric Kandel on how patterns in the brain lead to the storage of memories. He then continued his research at MIT, where he created algorithms that make computers behave more like the brain.

He left MIT to create the world's first self-serve AI modelling service, which grew to acquire more than one petabyte of data per year across 30 countries. Naveen has over 20 years of experience and his approaches have led to optimized outcomes in various industry sectors including financial services, IT, healthcare, security, and logistics, and across various business operations including production, sales, marketing, purchasing, and back-end operations.