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Sharad Mittal, CEO Motilal Oswal Real Estate

Sharad is the CEO of Motilal Oswal Real Estate (MORE). Sharad joined MORE in 2013. With over 18 years of experience in the real estate industry, Sharad has been instrumental in building MORE’s investment focus around a sustainable long term strategy.

Sharad has helped steer the growth of MORE’s real estate investment business from scratch to an AUM of more than INR 4,600 Cr. having made more than 60 investments through the platform during this time. With keen attention on active asset management of the portfolio, he has also established a strong record of profitable exits from investments. Sharad has also been proficient in raising capital commitments from both domestic and global investors.

Prior to joining MORE, Sharad was associated with ICICI Prudential AMC, ICICI Bank, ASK Property Investment Advisors and First Rand Bank.

Sharad is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on Real Estate & Housing. He is also a member of IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry committee on Urban Development, Smart Cities, Real Estate and Infrastructure. Sharad is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Sharad is a Chartered Accountant and a Commerce graduate from Delhi University.


Bharat Kedia, COO

Bharat joined MOPE in 2018. At MOPE, Bharat is responsible for management of operations for growth funds and real estate funds including institutionalfund raising, investment monitoring, fund compliance, fund accounting and administration, investor relationship. He also represents as a board member of Dairy Classic.

Bharat brings experience of Consumer and Media Industry having worked with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited as Chief FinancialOfficer, Parag Milk Food Limited as Chief Financial Officer, Publicis Groupe India as CEO, Coca Cola HBC SA as Finance Director and Kansai Nerolac Paints in Finance Team earlier in his career. He is a Chartered Accountant and also holds a degree in Company Secretary.


Binit Saraf, Principal - Investments

Binit brings with himmore than 14 years of rich experience in real estate private equity andstructured debt. He has full deal cycle experience including investing, portfoliomanagement and managing exits. Prior to joining Motilal Oswal Real Estate,Binit has been associated with ICICI Venture, IL&FS Real Estate PrivateEquity, IL&FS NBFC and Infosys. Binit is a MBA from IIFT Delhi, CharteredAccountant and holds Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St Xaviers College,Kolkata.


Saurabh Rathi, Head - Credit & Asset Management

Saurabh heads the Credit & Asset Management vertical at MORE. He has over 11 years of experience in real estate, business strategy and corporate finance. In his past assignment, he served as the Executive Assistant to Head – Finance and Strategies with a leading listed real estate developer. He is an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and has completed his B.E. (Electrical & Electronics) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Chandrakant Soni, Head - Fund Raising & Investor Relations

Chandrakant has been associated with Motilal Oswal Group since 2013 as Zonal Head – Sales & Distribution for the Asset Management Business (MOAMC). He has more than 18 years of experience in BFSI segment, having previously worked with organizations like Aditya Birla Group, TATAs and Daiwa Asset Management, Japan. Chandrakant has done his MBA (Finance) from Pune University in the year 1999.

Nihar Thanawala, Senior Vice President – Investments

Nihar brings with him a diverse experience of over 15 years inconsulting, private equity and entrepreneurship. At Motilal Oswal Real Estate,he handles the entire deal cycle including investment analysis, portfoliomanagement and exits. Prior to joining MORE, Nihar has worked withorganizations such as EY and ASK where he has handled real estate investmentsacross the entire country. Nihar is Chartered Accountant and an MBA from theIndian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

Naveen Gupta, Sr. Vice President – Fund Administration

Naveen brings with him more than 21 years of experience in Finance & Operations. Prior to joining Motilal Oswal Private Equity, Naveen was associated with ASK Property Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd. where he was responsible for fund administration. He has in-depth knowledge of accounting of venture capital fund, alternative investment fund, PMS, compliance and statutory issues. He was involved in entire life cycle of the fund - fund raising, investments and exits. Naveen holds a MBA degree in finance and a fellow member of CMA from Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India.

Anand Lakhotia, Associate Vice President - Investments

Anand is responsible for investment analysis and portfolio management. He has over 8 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. At Motilal Oswal Real Estate he is responsible for full deal cycle including investing, portfolio management and managing exits. Anand has previously worked with Yes Bank Ltd and Centrum Capital Ltd in their investment banking division. He is an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and Graduate in Commerce from Calcutta University.

Ashish Gangal, Associate Vice President - Investments

Ashish is responsible for investment analysis and portfolio management. He has over 8 years of experience in investment banking and structured finance. At Motilal Oswal Real Estate he is responsible for full deal cycle including investing, portfolio management and managing exits. Ashish has previously worked with Xander Finance, J.P.Morgan, Vistasoft and TCS. He is an MBA from SIBM, Pune and has completed his B.E. (Electronics and Telecommunication) from Mumbai University.

Pratik Ashar, Senior Analyst - Investments

Pratik is responsible for investment analysis and portfolio management. He has over 5 years of experience and has previously worked with BlackSoil Advisory (AIF Fund), E&Y and Protiviti (Risk Advisory). He is a graduate from Mumbai University and is also a Chartered Accountant and CFA (USA).

Gautam Kaul, Senior Analyst - Investments

Gautam is responsible for investment analysis and portfolio management. He has over 5 years of experience and has previously worked with Oracle Financial Services Software. He is an MBA from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and has completed his B.E. (Computers) from Mumbai University.

 

Sanghamitra Karak, Manager – Investor Relations

Sanghamitra is associated with MOPE since February 2018. She has over 5 years of experience. She has previously worked with Strategic Growth Advisors, UFO Moviez and J.P.Morgan Chase & Co. She has completed masters in Finance from ICFAI University in 2013

Bhadresh Mehta, Assistant Manager – Fund Compliance

Bhadresh joined MOPE in 2016. At MOPE,Bhadresh is responsible for Fund Compliance and Legal work. Bhadresh has overall 4 years of experience in Compliance, Legal and Corporate Secretarial.Prior to MOPE he worked with CLSA India Private Limited (CLSA), where he wasresponsible for Stock Broking, Research & Merchant Banking Compliance,Legal and Corporate Secretarial work of the Company. Bhadresh is a member ofthe Institute of Company Secretaries of India and holds a Bachelor’s Degree inLaw (L.L.B.), Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University.

Palak Dedhia, Assistant Manager – Fund Administration

Palak joined MORE in 2015 and possesses over 6 years of experience in Financial Services. At MORE he is responsible for Accounting, Finance, MIS and other Strategic initiatives. In his past assignment he served as Associate, Accounts with Tata Consultancy Services and has also worked for Dow Chemical where he was responsible for Finance activities. Palak holds Bachelor in Commerce from Mumbai University.