Manish Kejriwal, Managing Partner of Kedaara Capital, a private equity fund dedicated to India. Kedaara partners with strong entrepreneurs and management teams to build enduring value in growth-oriented businesses and support them to achieve higher levels of performance. Kedaara also actively engages with family owned business to identify and create carve out plays which with a focused approach can create a win-win for promoters and Kedaara. Kedaara offers solution-oriented capital combining deep strategic & operational expertise in focused sectors, consultative approach and global connectivity to deliver superior returns.
Earlier in late 2003, Mr. Kejriwal founded the India office of Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., where he headed all its investments and other activities till September 2011. During this time he was a Senior Managing Director and also held multiple responsibilities in Temasek Singapore. He was a core member of its senior leadership team and a key member of Temasek Holding's Senior Management Committee (SMC), and it's Senior Investment & Divestment Committee (SIDC). At different times in his career, he also led the firm's investments in Financial Services, and in Africa, Middle-East, and Russia.
Manish brings over 10 years of experience, encompassing the full cycle of experiences in private equity in India across a variety of industries and sectors in private and public companies and in other private equity funds. He has driven investments, managed the portfolio and successfully divested investments over this period.
Prior to joining Temasek Holdings, Manish was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and had been a part of their New York, Cleveland and Mumbai offices. Prior to McKinsey, Manish had worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C, and he had spent the summer between his two years at business school with Goldman Sachs (Principal Investment/Corporate Finance) in Hong Kong.
Manish received an AB from Dartmouth College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in Economics and Engineering Sciences and where he received the Dean's Plate. He holds an MBA from Harvard University, where he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.
Manish is currently a member on the boards of Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited and Bajaj Auto Limited. Over the course of his career he has been (as director or observer) on the boards of various portfolio companies: Temasek Holdings Advisors India Pvt. Ltd., Punj Lloyd, Bharti Infratel, Bharti Tele, Tata Teleservices, Fullerton Financial Holdings and Fullerton India Credit Company.
He is an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and was named a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum in 2005. In 2007, he was profiled as one of the "25 hottest young executives in India" by India Today. He has also authored various articles on PE in India and has been profiled in various newspapers and periodicals.