Team

Rajesh Kakkar

Rajesh Kakkar

Strategic Advisor |

Sanjeev Keskar

Strategic Advisor |

Mansi Doshi

Advisor - Healthcare & Pharma |

Mayank Nayak

President |

Rajesh Kakkar Strategic Advisor

Rajesh Kakkar has over 35 years of experience in Corporate Strategy, Strategic Planning, Business Development and as Chief Executive. He is a Management Graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and is a B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

He was the Chief Executive – Global Strategic Technologies Ltd. where he handled JK Group’s initiative in the Aerospace, Defence and Homeland Security space. He created several new business areas like UAV and security laminates and strategic alliances with several global companies. He also executed the acquisition and integration of Delopt a high-tech aerospace and defence electronics company.

He started his career in sales and marketing with Grindwell Norton Ltd. in diverse industrial products like abrasives, refractories and performance materials. His years with ICI India Ltd. included Explosives where he created and fructified a new business opportunity in a ‘commodity’ market.

As Vice President – Strategic Planning & Business Development with the Samtel group, his role included strategic planning, environment scanning and implementation. He drove Samtel’s acquisition of Thales’ CRT unit in Germany, a relatively rare example of an Indian company taking over a high tech company in a developed country and becoming an Indian MNC. He was responsible for the group’s foray into avionics and defense displays. Samtel’s joint venture with the India’s major aircraft maker, HAL marked a new landmark in this business. He formed a joint venture with Thales to expand Samtel’s defense business to the global market.

Sanjeev Keskar Strategic Advisor

Sanjeev Keskar is Chief Executive Officer of Arvind Consultancy. After his successful stint of 35 years in corporate jobs, Mr. Keskar incorporated Arvind Consultancy, an advisory firm in the field of developing High Value Added Eco- System for Semiconductor and Electronics Industry
in India in Nov. 2020.

Prior to this, Mr. Keskar was Managing Director India at Arrow Electronics for India, a leading Electronic component global distribution company from June 2015 to Oct 2020, where he contributed to more than 2X growth of revenue. Earlier he was Managing Director Sales at
PMC-Sierra for five and half years.

He was also elected Chairman of IESA (India Electronics and Semiconductor Association) for
year 2013-14.

Prior to PMC Sierra, he was Country Manager, Sales, at Freescale Semiconductor from 2005 to 2009 where he led design win and revenue growth for the India Sales. Prior to that Mr. Keskar was the Country Manager, India, for AMD Far East Ltd. from 2001 to 2005. There he started the
company’s India operations as the first Country Manager and established AMD India in four years with all major OEM and Channel engagements. Mr. Keskar has also worked at National Semiconductor as Country Manager (1996 – 2001). From 1985 to 1996 Mr. Keskar worked at Max India Ltd. (Avnet India) as Regional Manager, Continental Device India Ltd. as Pune Branch Sales Executive and at SAJ – Froude a Pune based Dynamometer manufacturing
company as Astt. Manager.

Mr. Keskar is “Chief Mentor” of STPI IOT Open Lab at Electronics City, Bangalore.
Mr. Keskar received a Master’s degree in Management Science in Marketing and a Bachelor’s
in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Technology, from Pune University.

Mansi Doshi Advisor - Healthcare & Pharma

Mansi Doshi, is a practicing clinical pharmacist with over 20 years of experience in medicines optimisation and services development in the UK and India. She aptly applies her expertise in medicines use to map developments in health and pharmaceutical care, from research and formulation development to eventual use in practice and pharmacovigilance to support evidence-based medicines information, improved use and health outcomes.

Mansi continues to practice and work across borders, teaches clinical pharmacy at university, is a member of the Academic Advisory committee of one of the National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education & Research in India and is an executive committee member, editor, and collaboration lead for the Academic Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) based in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Mayank Nayak President

Corporate Advisory & Early-Stage Investments

Mayank has over 15 years of experience in Investment Banking, Portfolio Management and Research &
Analytics. He has worked with Brand Capital (Times Group), Resurgent India, Bank of America and
Sutherland Global before joining Steer Advisors. He also co-founded Sunstone Capital, a boutique
investment banking firm with a focus on consumer facing and tech-enabled businesses.

Over years, Mayank has advised several companies from Technology, Consumer, Packaging and Logistics
industries and at Steer, he spearheads the startup advisory practice.

Mayank holds an MBA from IBS, Hyderabad and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications
from DAVV, Indore.

Mayank is a certified scuba diver and likes to read and play tennis in his spare time.

Arvind Kumar

Sr. Vice President |

Sujit Nene

Vice President |

Bakan Shah

Asst. Vice President |

Srivatsan Muralidharan

Asst. Vice President |

Arvind Kumar Sr. Vice President

Arvind has 12 years of work experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, and Equity research.

Prior to joining Steer, he worked with a Healthcare Fund – Fulcrum PE where he was involved in portfolio management of two domestic formulation companies, one diagnostic company, one Consumer healthcare, and two consumer companies across two funds. He worked closely with the senior management in the fundraising activities of portfolio companies. He was instrumental in a fundraiser for a domestic formulation investee company has worked closely with the company on operational turnaround over a period of 1.5 years.

In his Investment banking career spanning 8 years, he has worked on many Healthcare, Consumer & Industrial transactions and has a good understanding of the healthcare delivery space and domestic formulations.

Arvind holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management Indore and is an electrical and electronics engineer from the University of Madras.

Sujit Nene Vice President

Sujit’s experience includes both Investment Banking and Private Equity / Venture Capital investments.

Over the past 15 years, he has worked in the areas of investment analysis, investment terms, business development in Bonanza Corporate Solutions Pvt Ltd and Sidbi Venture Capital Ltd. He has dealt with many corporate(s) in various sectors such as I.T. Real Estate, Auto ancillary, Retail and Logistics.

Sujit has accomplished his MMS (Finance) from LalaLajpat Rai Institute of Management, Mumbai University after graduating in BE (Instrumentation) from Vidyavardhini’s College of Engineering & Technology, Mumbai University, Mumbai.

Bakan Shah Asst. Vice President

Bakan’s responsibility includes assisting corporate on Fund Raising through Private Equity, Venture Capital, Structure Debt & M&A.

Bakan holds 9 years of experience of Business Development.

Prior to Joining Steer, Bakan was working as a Gujarat Head in Ajmera Associates Ltd – (A Equity Broking firm) doing business development in Retail & corporate segment. He has also worked with Crisil Limited as a Business development Officer for Rating Product.

Bakan holds a CFA degree from ICFAI University (2005-2008). He is bachelor of commerce from Gujarat University (2002-2005)

Srivatsan Muralidharan Asst. Vice President

Srivatsan’s responsibility includes assisting clients on fund raising through Private Equity, M&A and Structured Debt.

Prior to joining Steer, Srivatsan was a part of a boutique investment banking firm for 6 years. He was actively involved in Equity and Transaction advisory across sectors such as Infrastructure, IT, Renewable and logistics. His area of focus included Business & Risk Analysis, Strategic Planning, Assisting in Due Diligence Activities, Deal Structuring, Valuations and preparation of deal documents: Pitchdeck, Information Memorandum etc.

Srivatsan has done his FRM from Global Association of Risk Professional (USA) and has a Diploma in International Banking from Indian Institute of Banking & Finance. He is a graduate in commerce from SIES College of Commerce & Economics.

Rachit Kothari

Sr. Associate |

Preetish Mohan

Associate |

Sonal Jain

Associate |

Kajal Parmar

Associate |

Rachit Kothari Sr. Associate

Rachit’s responsibility includes assisting clients on fund raising through Private Equity, M&A and Structured Debt.

Prior to joining steer, Rachit has around 2 years of experience in the Corporate Finance and Private Equity industry and an internship with a sell-side institutional equity research firm to cover the Sugar sector
He has completed a PGDM from N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research specializing in finance and graduated with Bachelors’s in Financial markets from K. C College

Preetish Mohan Associate

Preetish’s responsibility includes assisting clients on fundraising through Private Equity, M&A, and Structured Debt.

Prior to joining Steer, he had interned with Hitachi Lift India Pvt. Ltd. in the Accounts and Finance department. Apart from this, he has also interned in the green energy space with KNP Arises where my responsibilities included gathering clients and setting up and facilitating remote operations. He has done his Bachelor’s from Lucknow University, Lucknow, and an MBA in Finance from SP Jain Global.

Sonal Jain Associate

Sonal’s responsibility includes assisting clients on fundraising through Private Equity, M&A, and Structured Debt.

Prior to joining Steer Advisors, she assisted in the operations of my Family Business for a year.

Previously she held a position at Dhruva Advisors as a Research Analyst for 7 months in the Transfer Pricing division. She has also worked at an accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in their Tax and regulatory Services Business Unit. During her tenure at PwC, she dealt with several Indian-Listed logistics companies.

Sonal graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Management Studies from Mumbai University specializing in Finance.

Kajal Parmar Associate

Kajal’s responsibility includes assisting clients on fund raising through Private Equity, M&A and Structured Debt.

Prior to joining Steer, I did my internship in the Private Equity department of an Investment Banker based in Mumbai. My role involved assisting in preparation of Information Memorandum, research notes and collaborating with incubators.
I completed my MBA in Finance from IES Management College, Mumbai and graduation in commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics.