Team

Gaurav Podar (Director)

Gaurav Podar is based in Mumbai and has over 11 years of experience in private equity and special situation investing in India.

Prior to ADV, Gaurav was a Vice President with Tata Opportunities Fund, the flagship Private Equity Fund of the Tata group.  Since 2007 Gaurav has spent nearly 8 years looking at investments across sectors for various funds of Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO).  He was also involved in the setting up of AION Capital Partners, Apollo’s special situation platform for India which has been set up as a partnership with ICICI.  Gaurav was involved in all aspects of the investment process for AION including sourcing, diligence and portfolio management as well as managing various fund raising and investor relation activities.

Gaurav is a Management graduate and also holds his Bachelor's in Management Studies from the Mumbai University. He is fluent in English and Hindi.