General Atlantic Team
Our global team is dedicated to helping our portfolio companies become market leaders domestically, regionally, and globally.
Head of India & Southeast Asia Mumbai
Sandeep Naik ×
Sandeep Naik is a Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s business in India & Southeast Asia. He is also a member of the firm’s Management and Portfolio Committees. Before joining General Atlantic in 2012, Sandeep served as a Partner and Co-Head of India for Apax, leading investments in the healthcare, financial and business services, and retail and consumer sectors. Earlier in his career, he was Global Marketing Manager at Medtronic Inc., a scientist at Mayo Clinic, and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He is also the Co-Founder of InfraScan Inc., a medical device business focused on detecting bleeding inside the brain using a handheld device. Sandeep was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has served on the Global Agenda Council of New Order of Economic Thinking.
Managing Director Mumbai
Shantanu Rastogi ×
Shantanu Rastogi is a Managing Director and focuses on investments in the firm’s Financial Services, Healthcare, and Consumer sectors in the India & Asia-Pacific region. He rejoined General Atlantic in 2013 after working at the firm from 2005 to 2007. Previously, Shantanu was a Principal at Apax Partners, and prior to that, he was a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Chief Operating Officer for India Mumbai
Alok Misra ×
Alok Misra is the Chief Operating Officer of General Atlantic’s India office and an Operating Principal as part of the firm’s Operations Group, where he provides strategic support and financial expertise to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies with a focus on the India & Asia-Pacific region. Before joining General Atlantic in 2013, Alok served as Group Chief Financial Officer at WNS Group, where he helped lead the company through significant expansion and transformation. Prior to that, he was Group Chief Financial Officer of MphasiS BFL Group (now part of the Hewlett-Packard Company) and served in a number of accounting and finance roles at other firms, including I.T.C. Limited and PwC. Alok is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Rajat Sood ×
Rajat Sood is a Principal at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Financial Services and Technology sectors. After joining General Atlantic’s Mumbai office in 2007, Rajat also worked at the firm’s New York office from 2009 to 2012. Prior to General Atlantic, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company in India where he worked with clients in the financial services, retail, and health insurance sectors on a range of strategic and operational issues.
Vice President Mumbai
Sharad Bhojnagarwala ×
Sharad Bhojnagarwala is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in the India and Southeast Asia regions. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2011, Sharad was an Investment Professional at TVS Capital where he focused on investments in the mid-cap Consumer sector among others. Before that, he worked in technology roles at various companies in Boston, including EMC, Lucent Technologies, Trebia Networks, and ZipDiner.com.
Vice President Mumbai
Varun Talukdar ×
Varun Talukdar is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in the India & Asia-Pacific region. Before joining General Atlantic in 2013, Varun was an Investment Professional at Premji Invest where he concentrated on investments in the retail & consumer and education sectors. Prior to that, Varun worked with the Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Estate in New York to manage and unwind its Indian private and public equity assets. He has also worked at Bayside Capital, the Miami-based credit investment arm of H.I.G. Capital, and in the Industrials Investment Banking division of Bank of America in New York.
Vice President Mumbai
Vishesh Tayal ×
Vishesh Tayal is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in the India and Southeast Asia regions. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Vishesh was an Investment Professional at ICICI Venture where he focused on investments in financial services and consumer sectors. Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate at The Boston Consulting Group in New Delhi and has also worked at Inductis, a New York-based analytics consulting firm.
Operating Director Mumbai
Asha Krishnan ×
Asha Krishnan is an Operating Director and part of General Atlantic’s Operations Group, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s portfolio companies in India and South East Asia with a focus on human capital. Before joining General Atlantic in 2019, she was a Senior Vice President in IDFC First Bank, where she headed Talent Acquisition for the bank and HR for the Operations and Technology verticals. Prior to that, Asha worked with Tata Sons, where she rendered support to Boards and Nomination & Remuneration Committees of Tata companies. Asha also held roles in the HR consulting practice of Ernst & Young and has driven multiple engagements across the HR value chain for companies spanning multiple sectors.
Senior Associate Mumbai
Akash Singhal ×
Akash Singhal is a Senior Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in the India & Asia-Pacific region. Before joining General Atlantic in 2016, Akash was an Analyst at Blackstone where he focused on private equity investments in India across various sectors. Prior to that, Akash worked at A.T. Kearney as a consultant. Akash also co-founded Kredit Konnection, a technology start-up focused on providing personal loans to new-to-credit individuals.
Senior Associate Mumbai
Harshit Sohu ×
Harshit Sohu is a Senior Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in the India & Asia-Pacific region. Before joining General Atlantic in 2016, Harshit was a Senior Investment Analyst at Multiples Alternate Asset Management, an India-focused alternate investment fund, where he concentrated on sector agnostic private equity investing. Prior to that, Harshit worked in Kotak Mahindra Capital’s investment banking arm where he focused on the financial services, and telecom, media, and technology.
Ashish Khullar ×
Ashish Khullar is an Associate at General Atlantic. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Ashish was an Associate with Multiples Alternate Asset Management, an India-focused alternative investment fund. Prior to that, he worked with Credit Suisse’s investment banking team in India. Ashish began his career at Deutsche Bank where he worked with the firm’s fixed income trading team.
Sreeja Vasantham ×
Sreeja Vasantham is an Analyst at General Atlantic and focuses on firm’s investments in India and Asia Pacific. Before joining General Atlantic in 2019, Sreeja was an Analyst at Moelis & Company, where she worked across sectors. Prior to that, Sreeja worked in Citi India’s investment banking arm.