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Nikhilesh Goel
Co-founder and Group CEO at Validus Capital


Bringing over 13 years of Private Equity and Corporate Finance experience across Southeast Asia, Nikhilesh’s expertise includes debt and equity financing across diverse sectors, as well as portfolio management and value creation at SME companies. He founded the M&A Advisory practice at Taipan Partners, focusing on consumer and tech sector deals across South East Asia. Prior to Validus, he led M&A deals for Masan Group and developed key experience in portfolio management and capital raising for various companies as an Investment Manager at Avigo Capital Partners.

At Validus, Nikhilesh runs the overall business operations. He has driven successful fundraising rounds, as well as forged strategic partnerships with key industry partners such as Visa and AAA-rated FMO.
Nikhilesh holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and an MBA in Finance. He is a regular speaker at Fintech and SME conferences, sharing insights in Alternative Lending, Small Business Financing and Peer to Peer Platforms.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: SME lending in a post-COVID-19 world