Managing Director, India
Aakash Sachdev is the firm’s Managing Director-India, leading its focus on the fast-growing USD 2.5 trillion Indian market and responsible for building, managing and growing the business.
Aakash has over fourteen years of experience in advising, financing, analyzing and investing in public and private sector companies, as well as setting up and building various businesses. His multidisciplinary skill set consists of extensive emerging markets expertise, an innovative entrepreneurial investment approach and resilient execution abilities.
Aakash is the Managing Director of Singapore & India based, SFG Ventures; a diversified organization with interests in industrial chemicals, textiles, renewable energy, real estate services and internet platforms.
He has implemented equity and debt capital raises at CIBC World Markets, New York; invested across the capital structure at Golub Capital, New York and operated at various C-level roles in the industrial manufacturing sector.
In addition to evaluating and investing, Aakash works closely alongside promoters and management teams, providing them with strategic and operational support, specifically in the areas of sustainable strategy formulation, deployment of process driven execution, financial structuring and business development.
Aakash is also deeply involved in his Social Impact cause, to provide equal opportunities for underprivileged children in India, to get vocational training and secure gainful employment.Education: Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, U.S.A. BBA Interests:
Aakash has a passion for all things tech and enjoys discovering new apps and gadgets. Currently on his radar are B2B internet platforms, smart home devices and enterprise process automation solutions.
"An entrepreneur’s story has no beginning or end: it's filled with the exhilarating middle bit that makes life a page turner. Every day is a new page with a new twist, and I'm grateful every moment for it"