Sanjay Nayar

Senior Advisor, KKR India,
Ex-Chairman, IVCA


Sanjay Nayar has 38 years of experience in the financial services (with Citibank for 25 years in India, UK, USA); and another 12-13 years with KKR in India.

Sanjay Nayar joined KKR in 2009 and was Partner and CEO till December 2020. He is now a Senior Advisor of KKR India effective January 01, 2022. He was also a member of the Asian Investment Committee and Asia Portfolio Management Committee in his previous role. He is on the board of KKR’s portfolio company, Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd.

In addition, he now serves as a non-Executive Director at FSN E-Commerce Ventures Pvt. Ltd. (NYKAA). In this role, he will be driving the expansion, MnA and joint ventures in the UAE, in addition to UK and the US

Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup’s Indian and South Asian operations and was a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating Committee from 2002 – 2009. He also served Citibank/Citigroup for 25 years in various positions in India, UK and USA.

Currently, he is a member of the Board of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), Governing Board of Indian School of Business (ISB), Executive Member of CII PE/VC Committee.

He was also on the Board of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), Washington D.C; and as recently as November 2020 stepped down from the SEBI’s NISM (National Institute of Securities Markets Board of Governors).

He is on the Advisory Board of Habitat for Humanity; Chairman of Grameen Impact Investments India (GIII); and Board Member of Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP).

He also served in the past few years as the deputy chairman of Indian Banks Association (IBA); the Committee of the Reserve Bank of India tasked with building a Centre for Advanced Financial Learning (CAFRAL); Co-Chairman of the Banking Committee of FICCI. He also served as the Chairman of the Indian Private Venture Capital Association from 2013 through 2015.