“Actis has an enviable track record of investing in its markets. It has been on the ground longer than most, learnt lessons on do’s and don’ts and established itself as the premier growth markets private equity firm.”
Viraj grew up in India and although he moved to the US aged 17 to study engineering, his heart always remained in Asia. After a career in investment banking at Citigroup and Goldman Sachs in India and the UK, Viraj was keen to move back to growth markets; believing they offered the most dynamic growth environment for the foreseeable future.
His passion for finance and desire to move to the buy-side prompted him to move to Actis in 2008, where he joined a team of bright, down-to-earth people, who shared his enthusiasm for growth markets. Its people and its track record are what made Actis into a door-opening brand.
Viraj has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and an MBA from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.