Mr. Mahendra Swarup is presently the Managing Director of Avigo Capital, a private equity fund and is responsible for portfolio management and new investments at Avigo. He brings significant operating experience to the table. Mr. Swarup as the head of Private Treaties of Times of India Group (now Brand Capital) invested across various business cycles in over 50 ventures in diverse industries viz. Pharma and Lifesciences, Manufacturing, Engineering, Media, Consumer, Food & Beverages, Education, and Business Services. He has a deep understanding of Indian businesses, regulatory, financial and market environment. In the past, he has held leadership positions in blue-chip companies like ACC, Nestle India, Sun Group-Moscow, and PepsiCo India at the board level and senior most functional levels in operations, sales and distribution, supply chain/ logistics, exports, and HR.

Mr. Swarup serves as the President of the Indian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (IVCA). Under his stewardship, IVCA has become a major voice of the PE/ VC industry. He is associated with many educational institutions and is the Chairman of I-COMP: Initiative for Competitive Online Marketplace.