Manish Kejriwal is the Managing Partner of Kedaara Capital Advisors LLP, a private equity investment fund focused on India. The firm enjoys a strategic partnership with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Previously, Mr. Kejriwal founded the India office of Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., where he headed all its investments and other activities till September 2011. 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 global investments in the FIG sector, and its investments in Africa, Middle-East, and Russia. Manish brings over 15 years of experience,encompassing the full cycle of experiences in private equity across a variety of industries and sectors in private and public companies and in other private equity funds.
Prior to joining Temasek, Manish was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and was part of their New York, Cleveland and Mumbai offices. He helped found “The Private Equity Practice” during his years in New York and was instrumental in conceiving and co-authoring the widely followed “NASSCOM McKinsey reports.” Prior to McKinsey, Manish had worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and with Goldman Sachs (Principal Investment/Corporate Finance) in HK. Manish received an AB from Dartmouth College where he graduated Magna Cum Laudewith 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. He is passionate about driving a few select education initiatives reflected by his ongoing involvement in the United World College movement and as a founder trustee at Ashoka University. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and was named a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. Manish also serves as a member of the Alternative Investments Policy Advisors Committee, constituted by the Securities& Exchange Board of India (SEBI).