Ajay Candade joined KKR in 2015 and is a Director in KRR’s private equity team, based out of Mumbai. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Avendus, nominated by KKR. At KKR, he has been involved in investments in TVS Logistics, Magma Fincorp and Avendus Capital. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Avendus Capital and Magma Housing Finance.
Prior to joining KKR, Ajay worked with Warburg Pincus in Mumbai, where he was involved with investments in Alliance Tire, Continental Warehousing Corporation Limited, ICICI Bank, Max India, and Max Healthcare. Earlier, he has worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, in New York and Mumbai.
Ajay is an alumnus (MBA) of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania from where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT, Madras, where he graduated as a Governor's Gold medallist.