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Mr. Prashant Purker

Managing Director & CEO

Mr. Purker is the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited (ICICI Venture) which is one of India's oldest, largest and most diversified alternative asset managers with a historical AUM since inception of about USD 5 billion and currently present across four verticals: Private Equity, Real Estate, Special Situations (through AION in a strategic partnership with Apollo Global Management, US) and Infrastructure (through Resurgent Ventures in a strategic partnership with Tata Power Company, India). ICICI Venture is a wholly owned subsidiary of ICICI Bank Limited.

Mr. Purker has over 29 years of experience in financial markets. He has a deep and varied experience in Indian capital markets, across both equity (including listed as well as unlisted equities) and debt capital products. Mr. Purker chairs the Investment Committees of the funds managed/advised by the Company. He also co-heads the Private Equity vertical of ICICI Venture and has played a key role in the creation of ICICI Venture's high quality portfolio of PE investments over the past 9 years and the strong exit performance of ICICI Venture's PE funds during this period.

Prior to joining ICICI Venture in 2009, he worked at Nomura India and Lehman Brothers India as the Managing Director and Head - Global Finance for India in the Investment Banking Division. Prior to that he spent over 5 years with ICICI Bank, where his last role was Senior General Manager and Head - Global Principal Investment and Trading Group. He has previously also worked with institutions such as Citibank, Peregrine and BNP. Mr. Purker has a B.Tech degree from IIT Kanpur and PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad where he was also a rank holder.

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