Occupation Partner of TPG Growth
|Name Vish Narain|
|Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Stanford University|
Vishwarupe (Vish) Narain is an Indian private equity investor. He is the Partner in India for TPG Growth. The Company was formerly known as Texas Pacific Group. The company has invested about a billion dollars in India in financial services, healthcare, clean energy and retail sectors.
Early life and education
Born into a family of businessmen and educationists (Great-grandson of Jamnalal Bajaj who was a very close associate of Mahatma Gandhi and grandson of former educationist, Gandhian economist, Congress General Secretary under Nehru, Member Planning Commission, Ambassador to Nepal, Governor of Gujarat Shriman Narayan), Narain studied at The Doon School, a sixty-year-old school located in Dehradun, that trained many political and corporate leaders of India.
He did his MSc in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1997). After working in US and in Europe with consulting companies, Narain got an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, California.
Prior to joining TPG in 2007, Narain was an investor with Bessemer Venture Partners in New York City. Previous to that, he was an Engagement Manager at the global management consultancy firm, McKinsey & Company, in London, San Francisco and New York. He consulted large businesses in America, Europe, South America and Asia, governments of Colombia and Venezuela in South America on telecom projects and the British government. Previous to that, he was consultant at Deloitte Consulting before going to Stanford. Narain, country-head of TPG (Growth) India since June 2012, has led about 200 million-dollar investments in India and South-East Asia.
Narain serves on the board of AGS Transact Technologies, Sutures India Pvt. Ltd., and Flexituff International Limited. He is a Non-executive Director and an investor at Global Gene Corp.
Narain was named by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (2014).
Narain has been named fellow 2015 by the Aspen India Leadership Institute.