Rajeev Gupta

Managing Director - Arpwood Capital Pvt Ltd.

Rajeev Gupta has an impressive career spanning over 30 years in the manufacturing, investment banking and private equity sectors. With 7 years in the manufacturing sector, he spent 5 years as CEO of Cosmo Ferrites Ltd, a scale challenged manufacturer of magnetic components characterized by rapid technological change.

His career in the investment banking sector spans across 18 years. During this time, he served as the M&A and Investment Banking Head and Board member of DSP Merrill Lynch. In 2011, he set up an M&A boutique, Arpwood Capital, that he currently serves as the Managing Director for.

His experience in the private equity sector saw him as a Global Partner of the Carlyle Group & India head of Asia Buyout Fund. He was instrumental in making one of the largest PE investments in India, which was exited for a substantial profit.

As an alumnus of IIM-A, batch 1982, Rajeev holds a Masters in Business Administration. He completed his B.Tech from IIT, BHU in 1980. Later in 1994, he went onto be a part of an Executive Development Program at the Wharton School.
Rajeev holds positions at several Boards - EIH, TVS Capital, Dalmia Cement, Cosmo Films, VIP Industries, Vardhman Special Steels. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Bain & Company, Essar Oil Ltd Upstream Business Council.

He holds a private pilot license and enjoys reading on Economic and Industrial Strategy.