Current directorshipsHalonix, Phoenix Lamps, LMKR, Supermax, Nilgiri's, Swaraj Automotives, Ostro Energy and Pune Sholapur Expressway Private Limited. Past Directorships as part of Actis include GVFL, Alumunus Software, Infozech, Nitrex Chemicals
“Developed markets have historically operated on certain pre-fixed norms and within certain boundaries, whereas the emerging markets are still evolving. Their growth and the challenges they throw up provide opportunities to contribute to the larger economy but also to shape society.”
Born and brought up in India, Rathinam always wanted to use his professional skills in the service of this accelerating economy and now leads Actis’ transaction execution in India.
Based in Mumbai, Rathinam joined CDC in 2000, bringing with him an invaluable perspective gained from more than ten years working with leading Indian firms and multinational companies. These included Encyclopaedia Britannica (India), TV18 India, Sprint RPG India and Samcor Glass (a joint venture between Samtel and Corning, USA) - managing their operations, finance, commercial, tax and legal matters.
Resolving issues and developing solutions for investors and stakeholders alike is how Rathinam sees his role. During his time at Actis, he has played an integral part in numerous successful deals including Paras, Punjab Tractors, UTI Bank, Add Life Medical Institute, Ortel Communications, Tema, Halonix, Veeda Clinical Research, Ceylon Oxygen and South Asia Regional Fund.
Rathinam holds a graduate degree in commerce and law from Delhi University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.