Professionals
Managing Partners

Investment Advisory Team

Managing Partners

Sid Khanna | Chairman and Managing Director
Sid is the Chairman and Managing Director of IEP Fund Advisors. Prior to joining IEP Fund Advisors, he was the Country Managing Partner of Accenture in India & the Middle East. During his 30 years of rich experience in Accenture, he has consulted the Chairmen/CEOs and Boards of Directors of most leading Indian corporate groups in large transformation programs including Reliance, Tata Group, Bharti, BSE, SBI, United Phosphorous, M&M, L&T, Unilever, P&G, Godrej, HCL, Dabur, Times of India, Aditya Birla Group, Piramal Group, Sara Lee, Kodak , Abbott, Pfizer , Hoechst, Dow, Carrier, Avanta Group and Murugappa Group.

Sid was responsible for the start-up of all major Accenture businesses in India which today have over 100,000 employees. In parallel, he was also the country head of Arthur Andersen in India and was instrumental in the start-up of Jet Airways, Genpact and Bacardi (India). Currently, Sid serves on the board of Peninsula Holdings, Canara HSBC Insurance, HCL Technologies (as Lead Director), Brookings India (Founder member) and as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of KPMG India.

Sid is an Economics (Hons.) graduate from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi and a Chartered Accountant (Ranked 1st) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales.

 

K K Iyer | Managing Director
KK is the Managing Director of IEP Fund Advisors. As a Managing Partner, he is responsible for charting the operational strategy of the fund with a focus on deal evaluation and operational excellence of portfolio companies. KK works closely with investee company leadership teams to deliver transformational business improvement programmes across sales, marketing and similar business functions.

KK has nearly two decades of experience working with various businesses across sectors in process improvement, sales & marketing strategy and product development. Before joining IEP Fund Advisors, he was the lead Partner at Accenture and a key member of Accenture’s consulting practice in India In this role, KK anchored the sales support activities on a cross-industry basis for all of Accenture’s global technology outsourcing work into India. Having worked in American, European and Indian companies, he has deep understanding of life sciences, travel, logistics and construction industries.

KK serves on the Board of Innovative Foods, IL&FS Education Technology Services, Axiss Dental, RG Stone, Ocean Sparkle, Swastik Roadlines and Startrek Logistics. Actively involved in various social causes, Kumar has contributed significantly to the fundraising programme for his alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Bombay’s Class of 1984 legacy project and the "Wellness Fund" initiative.

KK holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He lives with his family in Mumbai.

 

Operating Professionals

Abhik Mitra | Operating Partner
Abhik has over 28 years of experience in the logistics, entertainment and consumer products industries. Previously Abhik was the Managing Director of the $100 million revenue Indian arm of TNT, where he was instrumental in growing the Indian business. Prior to this, held several senior executive and board positions at RPG Enterprises and Hindustan Unilever.
 
Muralikrishna Parna | Operating Partner
Post-graduate in Food Technology, MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and Senior Management leader with 24+ years of diverse experience in Chain store management, Retail operations, Marketing, Advertising & Communication, Category Management, Supply chain management and above all developing a customer focused and motivated team to deliver results.

Have worked with some of the best organizations, domestic & globally in diverse fields eg. Walmart, Metro C&C, Lintas & Godrej Experience has been with start-ups, growth organisations, small and large organisations. Currently heading Sagar Ratna Restaurants Pvt Ltd., the largest Indian restaurant chain with 90+ restaurants and impact livelihoods of 3000+ employee families in the F&B industry.

Working with passion, commitment, sincerity, having a strategic mind and a good listener are some traits which describe me.

 

Yogesh Yadav | Principal-Operations
Yogesh Yadav is Principal-Operations at IEP. In his role, he is involved with various investee companies in improving their operational effectiveness.
Prior to IEP, he has worked in various consulting organizations across multitude of sectors including infrastructure, consumer goods, aviation, automotive, retail, oil & gas amongst others. He has worked in the areas of post-merger integration, business transformation initiatives (including revenue enhancement, cost reduction, process improvements), strategy development & implementation for new businesses, analytics and technology implementation.

Yogesh has completed his PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad and B Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi.

 

Investment Professionals

Supratim Banerjee | Managing Director
Supratim Banerjee is a Managing Director of IEP Fund Advisors. As an MD, he is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing investments. Supratim has led IEP Fund Advisors investments in the Logistics and Infrastructure sectors.
Prior to IEP Fund Advisors, Supratim was a Senior Manager with A.T. Kearney’s Mumbai office. Supratim’s experience across India and Asia Pacific includes strategy, managing complex business improvements and technology implementation across industries such as engineering, transportation and financial services.

Supratim serves on the Board of Innovative Foods and Startrek Logistics.

Supratim received a Management Degree from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai

 

Pranay Adhvaryu | Principal
Pranay Adhvaryu is a Principal at IEP Fund Advisors. As a Principal, he is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing investments. Pranay has extensive experience in private equity covering healthcare, financial services, consumer, pharma and education sectors.
Prior to IEP Fund Advisors, Pranay worked for Morgan Stanley investment banking as an analyst in Mumbai and Singapore covering telecom, media and education sectors.

Pranay serves on the Board of IL&FS Education Technology Services, RG Stone and Axiss Dental. He is involved in various environmental causes through his association with Haryali. He is also part of the healthcare angel investing network in Mumbai.

Pranay is a Chartered Accountant and received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, NM College. He has also completed his Masters of Commerce with honors from University of Mumbai. He lives with his family in Mumbai.

 

Sujit Tambat | Chief Financial Officer
Sujit Tambat is Chief Financial Officer at IEP Fund Advisors. Sujit is responsible for all fund related finance activities, finance and accounting controls and compliance matters.
Prior to joining India Equity Partner, he served as the Financial Controller-South Asia with The Abraaj Group. His responsibilities included all fund related finance and operating activities, tax matters, finance and accounting controls and compliance matters. In addition, he was involved with deal support and portfolio support, transaction structuring.

Sujit has over 15 years of experience in Finance and Control function. Prior to Abraaj, he has worked across diverse sectors like Chemicals, FMCG and Fast Food Retailing working with leading brands like Pizza Hut, KFC and Church’s Chicken in India and Middle East. Sujit serves on the Board of Sagar Ratna and Axiss Dental

Sujit is a Certified Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.

 

Ankit Goel | Associate
Ankit Goel is an Associate with IEP Fund Advisors. At IEP, Ankit is responsible for screening and evaluating potential investment opportunities, managing existing investments and assisting in exit processes. He is also leading several operational efficiency initiatives, driving cost rationalisation and evaluating growth opportunities across IEP Fund portfolio companies.

Prior to IEP, Ankit was an Investment Banking Associate with Ernst & Young in the Technology and Media sector.

Ankit holds an MBA in Finance from IIM Bangalore and is a rank-holding Chartered Accountant. He has done his graduation magna cum laude in B.Com (Hons.) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

 

Ankit Agrawal | Analyst
Ankit Agrawal is an Analyst with IEP Fund Advisors. He is responsible for assisting in screening and making new investments and in evaluating potential exit opportunities. He is also driving a series of performance improvement projects including cost savings and sales improvement initiatives across IEP Fund portfolio companies.

Prior to IEP Fund Advisors, Ankit was an Associate with o3 Capital in the Infrastructure & Industrials sector. He has also worked as a Client Support Specialist with Ernst & Young India – Assurance division focusing on Telecom, Media & Entertainment sector.

Ankit is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has done his graduation from R.A. Podar College, Mumbai (Mumbai University).