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Our Management Team



He has over 30 years of experience across multiple facets of investments including fund raising for Alternative Strategies, Private Equity Investments and Exits, Venture Capital, Real Estate, Bank Turnarounds and Portfolio Management. Prior to joining Nippon Life India, he has worked with Centrum Alternatives where he was the Partner & Head – Business Development. In his last role, he has gained rich experience in driving multi-strategy Alternative Asset Management platform comprising Venture Capital, Private Debt, Public Equity, and Real Estate. He was also the CIO – Acorn Fund, , Managing Partner – Real Estate at Tata Capital Limited. Prior to this he was managing International Funds for over 8 years with organizations like Cambridge Place Investments Management , Ankar Capital Management & Antfactory.

He has done M.Com from University of Mumbai and an MBA from Duke University, USA. He is an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Mumbai Chapter and is also member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).



Has over 22 years of experience in Real Estate Investment Management, Corporate and Project Finance, Investment Banking & Project Management. He has been heading Nippon India Real Estate Investments since 2011 and is one of the key personnel behind setting up of the Real Estate investment function. He was also instrumental in setting up and anchoring Real Estate Private Equity business in his previous organization. Has well diversified experience over entire life cycle of Funds from inception to exits and strong broad-based relationship with developers and possesses rich experience in evaluating, investing and managing real estate projects on pan India basis.

He has done his Master’s in Business Management from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T) Kharagpur and B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal. Prior to joining Nippon Life India he has worked with ICICI Prudential, SBI Capital Markets, ING Vysya Bank, Shapoorji Pallonji Group & Gammon India.



Mr. Goel is currently Head-Equity Investments at Nippon India AIF. He is a Mechanical engineer from IIT Delhi and MBA (Finance & Marketing) from IIM Lucknow. He has over 15 years of experience in fund management and equity research focused on Indian equities. He has been successful in identifying themes and stocks that have provided multiplier returns. He has a track record of delivering impressive risk-adjusted returns to the investors. In his previous engagement, he was Fund Manager, PMS managing Midcap India Opportunity Portfolio Strategy at Motilal Oswal AMC.

Earlier, he was Head of Portfolio Management for Karvy Stock broking where he built the PMS business from nascence along with providing stellar returns to clients. At Karvy, he was managing the Large cap, Midcap and Non-Discretionary PMS strategies.. He has also worked with KC Securities and Kotak Portfolio Management in the past. At Kotak PMS, He was part of the buy side investment team managing over a five hundred million dollars in equity assets. Mr. Goel has vast experience in managing Equities across Large, Mid and Small cap space.



Sachin Bid is currently Fund Manager, Venture Capital at Nippon India Alternative Investments. He is responsible for fund raising, investing and managing portfolio of India centric early-stage technology venture funds. He currently serves on the advisory boards (LPAC) of multiple venture funds. Prior to Nippon India, he co-founded, built and scaled an travel start-up focused on cruising, MyDreamHoliday, which was acquired by a market leader in the space.

Prior to that, he was an investor with Ncubate Capital, a family office where he participated in incubating and supporting scale-up of consumer companies which grew from zero base to double digit monthly revenues ($ in mn) and these companies were subsequently backed by marquee private equity funds. Prior to Ncubate, he was an investor at Nine Rivers Capital investing from its Fund-I in early growth stage companies, primarily in manufacturing and engineering companies. He is a CAIA member, CFA (ICFAI) and MBA – Finance, IBS Mumbai.



Mr. Ashish Jalan is currently Co-Fund Manager and Head – Credit for the Private Credit practice at Nippon India Alternative Investments. He is responsible for transaction evaluation, deal structuring, investing, fund raising and managing the portfolio. He has deep experience in domestic credit markets with almost 15 years of experience across asset management, bank and rating agency.

Before setting up the credit AIF practice, Ashish was part of Fixed Income Investment team at Nippon India Mutual Fund for almost 9 years. Prior to joining Nippon India, he has also worked with DBS Bank, ICRA Ltd. and Global Analytics. Ashish is a Chartered Accountant and PGDM (Finance) from SPJIMR, Mumbai and an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.


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