Chief Executive Officer - Alternative Asset Management
Manoj is the CEO of Avendus PE Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd. – an alternate asset management firm which he helped establish in 2008. Under his leadership, the firm has raised two long only hedge funds that invest in listed companies in India.
He has more than 12 years of buy-side experience and over 18 years of management experience. Prior to starting Avendus PE, he managed CDPQ’s (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec – Canada’s largest pension fund) direct investment portfolio for Asia Pacific, served as Head of M&A at A.S. Watson (the US$ 11 Bn retail business subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa), and led investments for GE Asia Pacific Capital Technology Fund for the Asia Pacific region.
He made successful media investments in India including UTV and ENIL (Radio Mirchi) and served on the Boards of UTV and ENIL for several years. He holds a Master in Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.