CG Corp Global

Forbes listed billion dollar multinational family conglomerate with 112 companies, 76 brands and over 10,000 employees. The group has diversified business interests including financial services, FMCG, education, hospitality, consumer electronics amongst others.

N. E. Group

A family business conglomerate based in Nepal active in various verticals including Hospitality, Consumer Goods, and Financial Services. The comapny is the chosen JV partners in Nepal for several leading multinational companies including Unilever and Religate Group.

Satin Creditcare

A publically listed top 5 largest microfinance institution (MFI) in India in terms of Gross Loan Portfolio, with over 458 branches. The company services over 2.5 million active low-income households in its network across India.

Frontline Strategies Ventures Limited

A Private Equity firm with over 15 years of experience in Indian growth capital. The company has delivered over 20% IRR over 12 years with over 15 exits across several verticals.

Our Investment
Strategy

We invest in companies with a ready team, product and recurring revenue that have the ability to disrupt industries and scale quickly.

In addition to a financial investment, we provide companies the tremendous resources and reach of the Fund’s General Partner network of companies.

The fund also specializes in taking companies to frontier territories with over 40 years of operational expertise and on-the-ground presence in markets such as India, SE Asia and the Middle-East.

Further, we provide companies with the operational and sectorial expertise of our advisory and entrepreneurial boards who are proven industry leaders and company builders

We focus on efficient scaling of businesses which leads to more attractive metrics for late-round investors.

Atim Kabra is the Founding Partner of Frontline Strategy Limited, the investment manager/advisor for two Mauritius based India centric Private Equity funds namely –India Industrial Growth Fund Limited and Strategic Ventures Fund (Mauritius) Limited.

He has over 20 years of well rounded “equities exposure” including Portfolio Management, Equity Sales and Equity Research with global institutions like ABN AMRO Bank, ANZ Grindlays Bank.

He quit ABN Amro in 2000 to set up Frontline Strategy Limited and Strategic Ventures Fund (Mauritius) Limited. Atim has lived and worked in India (Delhi and Mumbai), and USA (New York region for 10 years). He now divides his time between India and Singapore, where he is currently based.

Atim has majored in economics from Delhi University and also has a Masters in Management Studies from Bombay University.

Rahul Chaudhary is the Executive Director of CG Corp Global and a director in Taj Safaris, Allila Hotels and leads the CG Hospitality vertical covering 110+ Properties and 5,000+ keys in 20 countries

Rahul has a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from the Miami University and PDP in Hospitality Administration/Management from the Cornell University

Rabindra is the Director of NE Group since August 2010.

Currently, he is also Director at Unilever Nepal, National Ice Cream Industries Pvt. Ltd, Super Religare Reference Laboratories (Nepal) Pvt. Ltd.

Prior to joining N.E. Group, Rabindra was a Financial Analyst at the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup in San Francisco, USA. Has also worked with Bear Stearns Companies, Unilever UK. Pursued B.A. in Economics from Stanford University (USA); A-Levels from Winchester College (U.K.); Other information: He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi (Professional Business) and Kappa Alpha Order (Social)

Vipin Aggarwal is seasoned professional of proven track record in Fund Management,Fund Raising,Commodities trading,Real-Estateand Capital Markets with over 20 years experience. He has served reputed companies in his career.

He currently works as Principal Partner with a leading India Private Equity fund,India industrial growth fund. Prior to the Fund he worked (2006-2009) as Executive director Omaxe limited, a Delhi based Real estate listed company,(2001-2006) he founded India’s largest commodity broking house.

Very well networked with Global and National investors and companies; He has been instrumental in raising substantial capital for companies in the form of Debt and equity.

Vipin has been on Board of Delhi Stock Exchange in past and is currently on board of Zamil Solar (One of the largest Saudi Based industrial conglomerate) where he helped set up one of India’s largest Solar PV power plant in Gujarat. He is also on the board of SEMCO ltd a large Indian company in Defence, Railways.

A passionate angel investor, he has invested and successfully seed funded more than 25 ventures. He is an alumnus of Columbia University NewYork , IIM(A), ISB, and Kurukshetra University

Mallika Chaudhary was a consultant with Ernst & Young (Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services), and Axis Risk Consulting Services, a Genpact Company.

She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and Master of Forensic Accounting from the Univeristy of Wollongong, Australia. She holds a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Commerce from Delhi University

Dinesh Kamath is the CFO of Prstellar Ventures and the Finance Controller for Frontline Strategy Limited.

He has over 17+ years of experience in the finance & accounting and audit & tax functions of corporates. At Frontline Strategy, he has handled the statutory, accounting, regulatory and legal compliances. He has experience in interacting with Banks and financial institutions in India for structured debt products.

He has a Bachelors of Commerce degree from Bombay University, and is also a Graduate Cost & Works Accountant

Dr. Binod Chaudhary is the Chairman of CG Corp Global and the only Forbes-listed billionaire from the Himalayan republic of Nepal.

Besides business, Binod is an internationally renowned philanthropist. He led the rehabilitation works of Chaudhary Foundation after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorate from His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Founder, Art of Living) on behalf of Sri Sri University.

Some of the important positions Binod has held are: Member of Nepal’s First Constituent Assembly, President Emeritus of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FNCCI), Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal, World Economic Forum’s Global Leader for Tomorrow (1995), and Member of World Presidents Organization (WPO/YPO).

Ravi B Shrestha is the Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of NE Group, Nepal and is a leading personality at the forefront of Nepali Private and Public Sectors.

A Past President of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FNCCI). By gaining the presidency of the FNCCI, Ravi and his father became the first father-son Presidents in the history of FNCCI. He is also a past President of Nepal-Korea (ROK) Chamber of Commerce & Industries and has also served the Government of Nepal as the Assistant Minister of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation in 2002.

His awards and decorations include Prasidda Prabal Gorkha Dakchin Bahu “Second”, Gorkha Dakshin Bahu “Third”, Birendra-Aishwarya Padak, Cavalliere Ufficiale dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Knight Officer of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy).

HP Singh is a leading personality in the Microfinance industry in India and the Chairman of Satin Creditcare Services Pvt. Ltd.

He has over two decades of microfinance experience and pioneered the unique concept of daily collection of repayments of loans. Besides an expert in lending (especially microfinance) he has experience in the field of auditing, accounts, project financing, advisory services and company law matters.

His financial engineering experience of almost three decades has helped the Company in operational strategy and efficiency. He is actively involved in SCNL’s day-to-day operations and has been a vital source of inspiration since the Company’s inception in 1990.

He has participated in HBS Accion Program on Strategic Leadership for Microfinance in 2009 and leadership program organized by Women’s World Banking at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

Mr. H P Singh is a law graduate and a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1984

Atim Kabra is the Founding Partner of Frontline Strategy Limited, the investment manager/advisor for two Mauritius based India centric Private Equity funds namely –India Industrial Growth Fund Limited and Strategic Ventures Fund (Mauritius) Limited.

He has over 20 years of well rounded “equities exposure” including Portfolio Management, Equity Sales and Equity Research with global institutions like ABN AMRO Bank, ANZ Grindlays Bank.

He quit ABN Amro in 2000 to set up Frontline Strategy Limited and Strategic Ventures Fund (Mauritius) Limited. Atim has lived and worked in India (Delhi and Mumbai), and USA (New York region for 10 years). He now divides his time between India and Singapore, where he is currently based.

Atim has majored in economics from Delhi University and also has a Masters in Management Studies from Bombay University.abcd

Shahzaad Dalal is a Non Executive Director of IIML and has over 30 years of financial markets and investment experience. He is responsible for developing the Infrastructure Business of IL&FS Group in key international markets/sectors. While at IIML, Shahzaad was the Vice Chairman and led fund raising activities and investments in private equity transactions. Prior to IIML, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of IL&FS’s Asset Management Strategic Business Unit.

Prior to that, he was working with ICICI and was actively involved in the initial public offerings of Indraprastha Gas and Shoppers’ Stop. He is a member of the India CEO Forum, which is affiliated with the IMA (International Market Assessment Group).

Shahzaad received a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Bombay University (India) and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Northeast Louisiana University (United States).

Raman Roy is Chairman and Managing Director of Quatrro Global Services. He has been appointed as the Chairman of NASSCOM for 2017-18

Raman is fondly referred to as the “Father of the Indian BPO Industry”. Post pioneering off shore Back office capabilities for American Express and GE Capital (now Genpact) and Spectramind (now Wipro BPO), Raman established his fourth ‘startup’, Quatrro. Raman is a founding board member of the “Indian Angel Network”, board member of the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Chapter in NCR etc. He was also appointed by the Indian Prime Minister’s Office to the Working Group tasked with developing recommendations to improve the supply of suitable talent to the IT & BPO industries.

Raman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce.

Rakesh Sood is a former Indian diplomat, columnist, writer and expert on foreign affairs. He was appointed then Prime Minister’s (Mr. Manmohan Singh) special envoy for disarmament and non-proliferation in September, 2013. He studied physics at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and went on to join the Indian Foreign Service in July 1976.

He has served as India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan and Nepal. At the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sood was Joint Secretary heading the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division

Dr. Rajiv Agarwal is the Director of Pictet Bank, Singapore. Experienced manager of 15+ years including three years as CEO; Led diverse teams, concluded complex negotiations and played active role in reform process in India. Possesses in depth knowledge of global business environment including international laws.

Has deep understanding of diverse fields like taxation, public sector, health care, securities market, export promotion and textiles. Has strong relationships with key persons in both the Government and Private Sector.

Nirvana Chaudhary is the Managing Director of CG Corp Global where he heads the Foods and Beverages, Electronics and Financial Services verticals of the group. He was elected Vice President of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) in 2016. Nirvana also leads the philanthropic arm of CG Corp Global —Chaudhary Foundation— which has built over 3000 schools and homes for survivors of the April 2015 earthquake of Nepal.

Nirvana is the founder of Himalayan Climate Change, the youngest Founder Member of Entrepreneur Organization Nepal Chapter, and Founder member of Young Presidents Organization. Nirvana is also the Honorary Consul General of Maldives to Nepal. He is often sought by youth organizations, schools, universities and young entrepreneurs as a motivational speaker. Nirvana is an alumnus of The Doon, Harrow and MIT schools.

Abhay Deshpande is the Founder and CEO of MartJack (Enterprise Class eCommerce Platform and India’s first SaaS Company). He holds the unique distinction of raising multimillion $ funding from 50+ global angel investors. Under his leadership the company grew from 0 to 175 employees, acquired marquee customers such as Wal-Mart, Unilever, Pizza Hut, Lulu, expanded from India to MENA and APAC markets.

Also, In September 2015, Abhay led the merger of MartJack with Capillary Technologies. The investment was led by top investors Warburg Pincus and Sequoia Capital.

Mark Edleson is the founder of Alila Hotels & Resorts and the driving force behind the group’s green initiatives and community involvement projects in Asia.

In Two Roads Hospitality Asia, he oversees the new developments, corporate strategy and brand direction in Asia.

Mark has over thirty-six years of experience in finance, real estate development and the leisure industry in Southeast Asia.

Before concentrating on the hotel and leisure sectors, Mark was a partner in a corporate financial advisory firm based in Jakarta for ten years b

He has been associated with a number of successful brands in the leisure industry including as a founding partner of GHM Indonesia, a hotel management company that operated a number of boutique hotels. He was also a founding partner of Mandara Spa Asia — the leading global operator of resort spas.

Mark is a graduate of Stanford University and formerly a Vice President of Citibank

Kesri Kapur joined Americana, a large multi-category food conglomerate, in July 2016 as Group CEO. He has over 23 years of experience in retail across the Middle East and Australasia, including Singapore, UAE, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Brunie and India and a proven track record in managing listed companies, joint ventures, relationships with leading franchisors spanning multi geography and multi currency environment. He has been Instrumental in privatising RSH and creating significant value for the shareholders

Prior to Americana, Kesri was Head of Asia for the Al Futtaim Group, and CEO of RSH and Robinsons, a multinational conglomerate specializing in the distribution, retailing and operation of department stores, fashion, sports and lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. He successfully managed various businesses during the Asian financial crisis in 1997 – 2000 and SARS in 2003.

Kesri is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, General Management Program 2009, University of Rajasthan, MBA 1990-1992 and secured Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University, 1985- 1989

Richard Collier Keywood was previously the Global Vice-Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Network Executive Team. He also works with the Government of UK as the Dormant Assets Commissioner. He served as Head of Tax at PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Services United Kingdom for 5 years where he was admitted as a Partner in 1992.

He is a specialist in corporate and international taxation with a particular focus on US companies in Europe, corporate restructurings, corporate trading models, mergers and acquisitions. Richard is a trained barrister and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and has specialised in tax since 1984.

V. Raman Kumar is Chairman of Aeries Group. Prior to it, he was the Founder and Chairman/CEO of MModal Inc – a leading healthcare technology company which he sold to JP Morgan in 2012; he is currently on the Board of Frontline Strategy as well

Raman is an active private investor investing across sectors in India, US and the Middle East – some of his prominent investments are Zicom – Unisafe ( India – UAE ), Genesys International (India), Vestec Inc (Canada), Zyfin (India – Qatar) in addition to investments in a number of start ups like Empays, Pescafresh, Snaplion etc. He was the winner of Ernst and Young’s entrepreneur of the year and Hall of Fame awards for Maryland, USA in 2007

Douglas K. Mellinger serves as a Managing Director and Head of Marketing at Clarion Capital Partners, LLC. He is the Founder and a Partner of Zeno Ventures. He served as a Managing Director of Palm Ventures LLC He co-founded Foundation Source Philanthropic Services Inc. in 2000. He served as a National and International Director of the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE). Doug founded PRT Corp. of America, Enherent Corp.’s predecessor, in 1989 He served as the International President of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization in 1997 and 1998. He serves as the Chairman of Sequest Technologies and Palm Renewable Energy and as a Member of the Board of The Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and on the Advisory Board for the London Business School. Douge served as the Chairman of the National Commission on Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C and as a Director of EDGAR Online Inc. since February 8, 2006 and Goldstone Technologies Ltd. until March 2005. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year for New England, Chief Executive of an Inc 500 company twice and created one of the top 100 software companies. Doug is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Entrepreneurial Science

Neel Nilakantan is the MD of Andromedia Solutions providing Financial Technology solutions. He is the Former Group Head of Visa, Mastercard (Digital Payments, Digital Banking).

He has More than twenty years of experience in Product Development, Product Management and Business Expansion, relating to Card Payments, Payments Processing, Digital Platforms, Mobile Wallets, Retail Banking and Technology Services across Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa with MasterCard, Visa, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, Mashreq Bank and CMC Ltd (now part of Tata Consulting Services). Neel is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (class of 1988-1990) and holds a Bachelors degree in Science from teh Ramjas College (Delhi University)