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IVCA appoints Rajat Tandon as President

Updated: Oct 03, 2016 15:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 3 (ANI): The Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) has appointed Rajat Tandon as its new President.

Rajat brings substantial experience from Nasscom both in the start-up and regulatory spheres which are of relevance to IVCA's work. He comes with a tech background and has actively supported the start-up movement in India which is one of the key priorities of the Government.

Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman,IVCA thanked the outgoing President, Arvind Mathur for his work during the last three years.

"We are pleased to bring Rajat Tandon on board. His key priorities will be the continuing promotion of regulatory reform, and deep engagement with the widening member base of IVCA." His past experience (promoting Start-ups at Nasscom) will be of great value to our members and the broader eco-system of venture capital and private equity," said Gopal Srinivasan.

Paddy Sinha, Vice Chairman, welcomed Rajat Tandon on board and said, "Rajat has a terrific opportunity to build the private equity and venture capital eco-system in India. There is a lot to be done to promote primate equity and venture capital and we are sure he will add further momentum to the work of IVCA."

"I am excited to have the opportunity to serve India's private equity and venture capital community. This is the most exciting field that adds tremendous value to economic development, growth and job creation. I look forward to meeting members and regulators to help achieve further milestones in the development of private equity and venture capital in India," said Incoming President, Rajat Tandon.

Prior to IVCA, Rajat was part of the leadership team at NASSCOM, the Indian IT and ITES/BPO body. As Vice President, he lead NASSCOM's 10,000 startups initiative, supporting technology startups in India. He is very passionate about creating value for entrepreneurs, funding partners and the ecosystem. (ANI)