Nilesh ShahFounder and PM at Envision Capital Services
Nilesh Shah is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager of Envision Capital Services, which is the sole owner of Envision Asset Management and provides non- binding investment advice to Envision Asset Management, the Mauritius-based general partner of the Envision India Fund LP.
Nilesh has 28 years of experience in corporate finance and asset management.
Prior to founding Envision Capital Services, Nilesh was the President of Kotak Asset Management, one of the most respected financial firms in India, where he led the investment team responsible for managing / advising over $1 billion of equity assets. During this period, Kotak Asset Management received several awards and was ranked as one of the most successful asset management firms in India. He spearheaded the investment team responsible for advising the Kotak India Mid Cap Fund and managing the Fortune I-III / ACE Equity Portfolios, which delivered substantial outperformance through bottom-up investments. Prior to Kotak Asset Management, Nilesh held positions as Executive Director, Head of Portfolio Management, and Head of Private Client Group Research at Kotak Securities, then a joint venture with Goldman Sachs.
Nilesh was with the Kotak Group for 13 years. He joined in 1994 and by 2005, became the youngest member of the Kotak Leadership Team comprised of the firm’s top 30 employees. Prior to asset management and equity research, he spent 8 years in corporate finance at Kotak and HDFC Group.
Nilesh holds a CFA from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), where he ranked all-India 1st in CFA Preliminary Levels, and a post graduate degree in management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), where he was valedictorian. He is the recipient of several academic and professional awards.