Has been working with other team members since 2008

Harsha Raghavan

Managing Partner

Career Background

  • 24 years of investment experience across India, US and Europe. Wide network of relationships across corporate groups, banks and government
  • Overall experience investing > $3.0 billion across multiple continents. Track record of value creation through intensive engagement with portfolio companies
  • Founded Fairfax's investment activities in India as CEO of Fairbridge Capital and Director of Fairfax India with responsibility for all capital allocation decisions in India
  • Renowned for ability to transform businesses. Directed Thomas Cook acquisitions of 26 businesses globally and served as the interim CEO of Bangalore International Airport to oversee major capex program and rebuild management team

Board Engagement

  • Currently serves on the Boards of Hindustan Foods, Jyoti International Foods and Camlin Fine Sciences
  • Extensive prior Board experience at Fairfax India Holdings, Thomas Cook India, Quess Corp, Bangalore Airport, Sterling Holiday Resorts, Fairchem, Sanmar, National Collateral Management Services Limited, Nations Trust Bank, and others

Work Experience

  • 2010-2018: Fairbridge Capital, Founding MD & CEO and Fairfax India Financial Holdings, Director
  • 2009-2010: Steer Capital (Mumbai), Founding MD
  • 2008-2009: Candover Partners (Mumbai), Managing Director and Head of India
  • 2004-2008: Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area (NY/ London/ Mumbai), Co-Head of Principal Investment Area India
  • 1996-2000: Indocean Chase Capital (Mumbai), Vice President

Education

  • 2004: Master of Business Administration, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • 1996: Master of Science, Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
  • 1994: Bachelor of Art, Computer Science and Economics, U.C. Berkeley