Sanjay Nayar

Nominee Director, KKR

Sanjay Nayar joined KKR in 2009 and is a Member & CEO of KKR India. He is based in Mumbai. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Avendus, nominated by KKR. He is also a member of the Asia Portfolio Management Committee and Asian Investment Committee. 

He is on the board of KKR's portfolio companies Radiant Healthcare, Bharti Infratel, Magma Financial Services, Coffee Day Holdings, and has had significant involvement with KKR's investment in Apollo Hospitals. He also supports expanding the range of KKR's credit and capital markets offerings across the region. 

Prior to joining KKR, Sanjay served as CEO of Citigroup's Indian and South Asian operations and was a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating Committee. 

Currently, he is a member of the board of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and SEBI’s National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) Board of Governors. He serves on the boards of Washington D.C.-based EMPEA and the Indian School of Business (ISB), and is a founding member of the Brookings Foundation, India. 

Sanjay was additionally the deputy chairman of the Indian Banks Association (IBA) and served on the Committee of the Reserve Bank of India tasked with building the bank’s Centre for Advanced Financial Learning (CAFRAL). He was the co-chairman of the Banking Committee for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and served as the chairman of the Indian Private Venture Capital Association.


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