Prasad GadkariExecutive Director and Chief Strategy Officer at National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)
Prasad Gadkari has over two decades of experience in areas of private equity, principal investments, joint ventures, project finance, and corporate & policy advisory. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at NIIF and is responsible for the Strategic Initiatives & Policy Advisory function.
Prior to joining NIIF in 2017, Prasad was the Managing Director at TVS Capital, based in Mumbai. During his stint at TVS, he was responsible for driving the PE business with a specific focus on select consumer/industrial deals and finalisation of investment and fund-raise strategy of TVS - Fund 3.
Prior to TVS, Prasad was a Partner with IDFC Private Equity, focussed on investments in core infrastructure and social sectors. Over his almost decade long stint with IDFC PE, he handled several important deals including India’s first infrastructure holding company, an oncology care chain, largest airport privatisation deal, a water management business and India’s first student living solutions company.
Prasad has also worked with General Electric (GE), where he was responsible for infrastructure investing and joint ventures in South Asia, Middle East and North Africa region. Prior to GE, Prasad was with IDFC Ltd in their project finance group, where he handled some of the earliest project financing transactions in the country. He was also a key member of the team that provided policy level inputs to the Govt of India (e.g. NHAI, JNPT) for their initial privatisation transactions.