Gana SK brings extensive experience spanning 25 years in the alternative asset industry and the entrepreneurial realm, serving in various capacities such as a VC professional, Founder/Entrepreneur, and Advisor.
Throughout his career, he has held key leadership positions and gained valuable fund life cycle expertise with notable organizations including ICICI Ventures, JumpStart up, Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund, and StartupXseed Ventures. Additionally, he has contributed as a founding member to three startups in diverse domains like group messaging, quantitative trading, and micropayments. He has further made contributions through angel investing and advisory roles in numerous startup ventures.
Educationally, he holds an honours degree in Chemical Engineering from NIT, Trichy and an MBA (PGDBM) from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
General Counsel and Principal TNESSF Additional Charge
General Counsel and Principal TNESSF Additional Charge
Janardhan completed his LLM at the National University of Singapore and earned his bachelor’s degree from Dr. Ambedkar Law University.
He was seconded to the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board for a duration of three years.
Before joining TNIFMC, Janardhan gained proficiency in government consulting during his tenure at Athena Infonomics.
His contributions include the design and standardization of infrastructure project structures, bid criteria and evaluation methodologies.
Karthic, a Chartered Accountant, has amassed over 6 years of extensive experience in both Corporate Advisory and Venture Capital. Before joining TNIFMC, he held a pivotal role at Inflection Point Ventures (IPV), overseeing early-stage deals for the company.
Commencing his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Corporate Advisory and International Tax team, Karthic worked diligently. During his tenure at PwC, he collaborated closely with numerous Fortune 500 companies across a wide array of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, information technology, and real estate.
In addition to his Chartered Accountancy qualification, Karthic pursued his graduation from Loyola College, Chennai. Furthermore, he holds a certification in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination from West Virginia University.
Krishna Chaitanya K is a seasoned entrepreneur and fund management expert, boasting over two decades of experience in investing in emerging markets globally. His extensive skill set spans origination, execution, and portfolio management, as well as fundraising for private equity, debt raising, debt syndication, debt structuring, and project appraisal.
In his latest entrepreneurial venture, Krishna achieved impressive growth in the assets of the operating lease platform, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 30%. He successfully secured two rounds of funding, leading the company to profitability. Additionally, he set up a promising pipeline of additional leased assets valued at approximately US$300 million, resulting in substantial returns for initial investors.
Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavours, he held the position of CEO at an Asset Management Company with a focus on the infrastructure sector. During this tenure, he effectively concluded private equity transactions exceeding US $2 billion, spearheading a majority of them. Furthermore, he managed structured financing transactions amounting to over US$500 million. In parallel, he provided advisory services for a range of transactions in emerging markets, particularly within the economic and social infrastructure sectors. Notably, he designed and implemented a unique 'Impact Investment Model' across the investment life cycle.
Krishna Kumar R A is an investment analyst with Tamil Nadu Shelter Fund. He has more than 4 years of work experience spread across consulting and investment banking. Prior to TNIFMC, he was an analyst at EY GDS.
Krishna started his career with L&T finance as part of the Real estate funding team (Chennai). He later moved to Sundaram Alternative (Cat-II AIF) in the Real Estate team, where he had assisted the Fund Manager in managing more than 800 Crores portfolio projects and in appraisal of various new proposals.
He has completed his MBA (Finance) from BIM, Trichy and he also holds a Mechanical engineering degree from Sona College of Technology, Salem.
Malathi Helen holds a B.Sc. in Nutrition & Dietetics and an MA and M. Phil in Sociology from Annamalai University. Additionally, she has a Diploma in Project Management from LIBA. With a remarkable career spanning over 24 years in the developmental sector, she has gained extensive experience in both the Government sector and externally aided World Bank Projects. During her tenure, Malathi Helen served as a Communications, Governance, and Accountability Specialist in a World Bank aided Community Driven Development (CDD) Project. In this role, she actively engaged in the Environmental and social impact assessment processes for rural livelihood projects.
Furthermore, she made significant contributions, being involved in the preparation of the Draft Third Gender Bill and being appointed as the Nodal Officer for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 5 – Gender and Equality. Notably, she played a pivotal role in establishing essential support systems for women, including the introduction of the women helpline 181 in Tamil Nadu and the establishment of 32 one-stop centres across all Districts in Tamil Nadu. These centres provide crucial rescue and facilities, along with comprehensive medical, legal, and counselling services to women victims.
Monisha has transitioned from an engineering background to a successful career in Human Resources and General Administration, amassing over 4 years of valuable experience in the field.
In her current role, she provides essential support to the Head of Operations and the executive team, ensuring the effective accomplishment of company goals and objectives while maintaining operational efficiency.
An alumnus of Anna University, Chennai, holding both a BE and MBA degree, she has demonstrated exceptional leadership, teamwork, and project management capabilities during her tenure. Additionally, she possesses in-depth knowledge of regulatory frameworks such as SEBI, Company Law, and RBI Regulations. Notably, she excels in drafting and business proposal writing, showcasing a strong grasp of MS Office 365 tools.
Sathanbabu is a seasoned investment professional with extensive experience throughout the deal life cycle, particularly in various real estate deals. Additionally, he possesses a wealth of experience as a credit analyst, accumulating a total of approximately 15 years in the field.
Before joining TNIFMC, Sathanbabu was associated with Piramal Capital, where he effectively managed a portfolio of real estate investments amounting to over Rs 1,000 Crore (Debt/Equity). Prior to his tenure at Piramal, he held a significant role at ICRA Limited (a Moody’s Investor Services Company), leading the assessment of large corporate ratings in the steel and mining sector within South India. In this capacity, he rated and evaluated over 100 entities across various industries in the South Indian region. His expertise in credit rating extends to a wide range of entities, encompassing partnerships, listed entities, and corporations, among others.
Education-wise, Sathanbabu holds a PGDM from IIM Kozhikode, where he was honoured with the Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, securing the Institute Rank 1. He pursued his Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy. Furthermore, he is also a CFA Charterholder and remains actively engaged as a volunteer with CFA Society, India.
Shanmugapraveen serves as an Investment Analyst at TNESSF, bringing a strong foundation as a Chartered Accountant and holding a PGDM from PSGIM.
With a robust background, he has accumulated five years of valuable experience at Leap Green Energy and TVS Motors. His expertise lies in areas such as valuation, financial modelling, due diligence, and taxation. Furthermore, Shanmugapraveen has extended his skills by offering consultation services to startups, focusing on financial management and fund raising.
Satish possesses over 15 years of experience in the investment and strategy domains, having worked with esteemed organizations such as Reliance Energy, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, and IMU.
During his tenure at Reliance Energy, he played a pivotal role in a significant M&A deal involving a 1600 MW utility in Jordan. Additionally, at JPMorgan, he served as an Equity Research Analyst, specializing in the Utilities and Industrials sectors.
Satish also contributed to the $300 million proprietary trading arm of DSP Merrill Lynch. Beyond his corporate roles, he ventured into entrepreneurship by founding his own startup in the e-commerce domain.
Academically, Satish holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NIT Trichy and pursued his MBA from IIM Bangalore.
Sree Pruthvi B is a dedicated Social Expert at TNIFMC, leveraging her extensive academic and professional background to make a meaningful impact. She holds a master’s degree in Rural Development and Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and earned her bachelor’s degree in commerce (Hons) from M.O.P Vaishnav College, Madras University.
In her prior roles, Sree Pruthvi B made significant contributions by working on social policy projects and policy research with Poverty Learning Foundation (PLF). Additionally, she actively engaged with rural communities to develop sustainable livelihood projects while collaborating with Mahila Abhivruddhi Society (APMAS) in Hyderabad.
Divya Kumari, in her role as Manager-Human Resources, skilfully oversees the entire employee life cycle and manages HR processes within the organization. She possesses an MBA in Human Resources from ICFAI-Hyderabad, complemented by her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Sophia College, Mumbai.
In her diverse career, she has not only excelled in HR but also previously served as a Camp Host at Taj Safaris, showcasing her adaptability and versatile skill set. Prior to that, Divya has made significant contributions at Patrika and IDBI Asset Management Limited, further enriching her professional experience.
Elayaraja has been a valuable member of the admin team at TNIFMC since June 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a specialization in Bank Management. Additionally, he has acquired a range of diplomas in areas such as Computer Applications, Desktop Publications, and Multimedia.
Before joining TNIFMC, he served as the Admin Manager at the UR Group of Constructions for a duration of three years, where he gained considerable experience and honed his administrative skills.
Notably, Elayaraja received prestigious awards during his collegiate and school days, including the Rajapushkar Award for scouting, presented by the Governor of Tamil Nadu. He also received the Rashtrapati Awards for Scouts & Rover-scouts, a significant recognition bestowed by the President of India, showcasing his commendable contributions in scouting.
Maheswaran K. brings an extensive 10-year background in finance and accounts, showcasing expertise in fund management, notably during his tenure at Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited.
He holds esteemed qualifications, being a Cost and Management Accountant (CMA) and an associate member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India. Maheswaran K. also holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, further solidifying his academic foundation.
Ms. M. Nageswari brings a wealth of experience as a finance professional, with a remarkable tenure of over 12 years. Currently on deputation from the Treasuries & Accounts Department, she holds the esteemed title of an Associate Member of the Cost and Management Accountant association.
She holds the distinction of being a qualified Company Secretary, accompanied by a master’s in business management. With an impressive career spanning over 12 years, she has amassed extensive experience in Banking, Corporate Law, and SEBI Regulatory Compliances for Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs).
Her role as a Company Secretary involves crucial responsibilities, including direct engagement with Directors, Government Departments, and various Statutory Authorities.
Ramu has been an integral member of the admin team at TNIFMC since March 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Madras and is also equipped with a Diploma in Computer Applications.
With a diverse professional background, Ramu brings a wealth of experience in office administration, having worked in prominent organizations such as HDFC Ergo Insurance, Reliance Retail, and Professional Couriers. These experiences have enriched his skill set and prepared him well for his role at TNIFMC.
Vijaya Rajendran has double Masters – M.Sc. (Maths) and M.Sc. (Information Technology). He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications as well. His skills include Programming Presentation. He has served the Government of Tamil Nadu for 33 years during which period he has held various positions as Research Assistant, System Analyst and rose to be Senior Systems Manager.
He specializes in School Education Department and has designed Tamil Keyboard Driver. He has developed many training programmes for School Education Department and has maintained server systems and electronic file processing systems.