Sanjay Nayar CEO, KKR-India


SANJAY NAYAR (Mumbai) joined KKR in 2009 and is a Member and CEO of KKR India. He is also a member of the Asia Portfolio Management Committee. He is on the board of KKR portfolio companies Alliance Tire Group, BhartiInfratel, Magma Financial Services, Dalmia Bharat Cement, and Coffee Day Holdings, and has had significant involvement with KKR’s investment in Apollo Hospitals and Avantha. He also supports expanding the range of KKR’s credit and capital markets offerings across the region.

Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup’s Indian and South Asian operations and as a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating Committee. Mr. Nayar was the Deputy Chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), a Member of the Board of US-India Business Council (USIBC), and Co-Chairman of the Banking Committee for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He also serves on the Committee of the Reserve Bank of India tasked with building a Centre for Advanced Financial Learning (CAFL).

Currently, he is on the board of Habitat for Humanity, Pratham and Grameen Capital, and is a founding member of the Brookings Foundation, India. He was recently appointed to the Board of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), and serves as the Chairman of the Indian Private Venture Capital Association. In addition, he is also on the Board of the Indian School of Business (ISB).