Chanakya Capital Services Private Limited - Fund Manager
Over 3 decades of experience in banking, equity and debt investments Established CCSPL in 2008. Acted as the advisor to Acacia Partners, one of the largest FIIs in India (Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb) between 2010 to 2017 for the India equity portfolio over USD 2 billion Prior to starting CCPL, Mr. Tiwari was President (Credit) at UTI / Axis Bank. During his 7 years stint, he led expansion of the bank’s corporate credit portfolio from INR 1500 crores to INR 32,000 crores, simultaneously reducing NPA percentage from 6.50% to 0.30%. At UTI / Axis Bank, he led the turnaround of the corporate credit business of the bank to a quality and market leadership position. Between 1992 to 2001, Mr Tiwari spent 9 years at Unit Trust of India (UTI) where he pioneered and led professional equity research. He is also credited with turning around the India Fund to make it reach the top quartile among Indian offshore funds. He was a part of initial team from IDBI that established the SEBI in 1988. Mr. Tiwari hold PGDM (IIM-A) and Ph. D. (Finance) from University of North Texas Co – founder of Lumens and director of Micasa Education Pvt. Ltd. that runs K-12 schools under the brand name ‘Lumens School’. Its first school was established in 2011 at Vapi, which now has over 600 students and has become known for its quality of education.