Investment Sub Commitee
The Investment Sub Committee has a key role in ensuring adherence to a focused,
disciplined and consistent manner to achieve optimum results.
The Investment Sub Committee is made up of four senior professionals. Each member
has the specialist skills to bring objective, disciplined, and consistency to the
review of each of Yatra Capital's investment opportunities. The Investment Sub Committee's
role includes maintaining pricing discipline, ensuring that all transactions adhere
to Yatra Capital's strategy and assessing the risk and return profile.
We believe that this consistent approach to deal evaluation enhances Yatra Capital's
ability to extract additional value in transactions and generate higher risk adjusted
David Hunter is Managing Director of Hunter Advisers, a property fund consultancy
which offers advice on the launch and operation of property funds in the UK and
overseas. Coupled with this role, he has a number of non-executive positions on
international property companies, focused on delivering value for shareholders.
Until 2005, David was a leading Pan-European property fund manager with over 20
years' experience and an exceptional track record of building and running fund management
David was President of the British Property Federation in 2003-04 and led the industry
delegation which successfully negotiated with the UK Government for the introduction
After qualifying at a general practice firm in 1968 Malcolm was one of the first
in his profession to gain an MBA by taking a full time two-year course at the Ivey
Business School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Joining King & Co
in 1970, he headed the investment part of the business for 23 years. In 1993 Malcolm
restructured the asset management side of the business, which grew the properties
under management from GBP 850 mn to the current level of more than GBP 8 billion
when he retired.
He was Senior Partner from 1987 to 2005 and International Chairman from 1992 - 2006.
In 1992 he conceived and engineered the merger of King & Co with J P Sturge to form
King Sturge. During his time as Senior Partner, the company's turnover increased
from just over GBP 11 mn to approximately GBP 100 mn and a staff of nearly 1,600.
He was the senior Non-Executive of Redrow Plc and was a director of RICS Business
Services. He is non-Executive Chairman of a Jersey based private property company;
non-Executive of two other private property companies and Managing Director of a
family property company. He was a pro bono member of the property advisory committees
of both Imperial College London and Sue Ryder.
Harkirat began his banking career at the Citibank training centre in Lebanon. He
then moved to Grindlays Bank, where he was the country head, India for foreign exchange
and securities. Following this, he worked in Deutsche Bank for 18 years, starting
the bank's operation in India in 1981. He led Deutsche Bank's first foray into venture
capital with an investment in India's first venture capital company 'Indus Venture
Capital India Private Limited'.
After leaving Deutsche Bank, he was appointed Special advisor to the managing board
of Rabobank International. In 2002, Rabobank and Harkirat were granted approval
for establishing a private bank in India and Harkirat was appointed CEO and Managing
Director for the new entity until end 2003.
Harkirat is a member of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Bank
Management in India, a member of the advisory board of GEMS, a private equity fund
based in Hong Kong, the chairman of the finance committee of the Indian Merchants
Chamber and a member of the CEO Forum of the Economic Intelligence Unit of The Economist.
Dr. Archana Hingorani
Dr. Archana Hingorani, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, IL&FS
Investment Managers Limited, has over 25 years experience in the financial services
business, teaching and research. Her focus has been on private equity, project finance
and financial structuring, with a specialization in infrastructure, manufacturing
and real estate projects. She has been with the IL&FS Group for 17 years, and
has performed a multitude of roles - starting off as an economist and moving on
to project finance, and asset management. Dr. Hingorani has worked on some of the
pioneering private finance transactions in India and has participated in negotiating
and structuring project contracts, especially in the infrastructure and real estate
sector. Dr Hingorani?s focus over the last 15 years has been on private equity fund
management. She is one of the founding members of the IL&FS private equity business
and has overseen investments with an aggregate capitalization value in excess of
US$ 10 bn. In her present role as Chief Executive Officer, she leads an investment
team of around 55 professionals. Dr. Hingorani is a Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
with post-graduate qualifications in Management (MBA) as well as a Ph.D. in Corporate
Finance from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She is also a member of United Nations
Environment Programme, Finance Initiative, CII National Committee on Infrastructure
Finance and is on the Advisory Council of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association