Mr. Bharat Banka is currently advisor to marquee business houses & funds, an avid mentor-investor in start-ups and an investment banker. With diverse experience of 23+ years in running businesses, strategy, principal investing, M&A, post-merger integration, capital markets and CXO-level roles, he brings unique value-creation abilities and business acumen.
He is Founder & Ex-CEO of $200m Aditya Birla Private Equity, which he set up from scratch in 2009. During 20 years he was with the Aditya Birla Group, he had various stints as Head – Group Finance, EA to the Group Chairman and Head – Corporate Finance at their NBFC. Before joining the Aditya Birla Group, he was an investment banker with the Indian joint venture of J. P. Morgan with ICICI.
Associated with more than a dozen start-ups as investor/ mentor, he mentors entrepreneurs at Indian Angel Network, CIO Angel Network and as Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and Founding Charter Angel at Venture Nursery. He sits on Advisory Boards of incubators at management institutes like Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai and BIMTECH, Noida and is an active member of multiple start-up Accelerators.