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Shankar Narayanan is a Managing Director advising leading growth capital investments in India. He is based in Mumbai.

Since joining Carlyle in 2004, Mr. Shankar Narayanan has led investments in Claris Lifesciences, Elitecore Technologies, Repco Home Finance, Tirumala Milk Products, Visen Industries, Value and Budget Housing Corporation, Edelweiss Financial Services, South Indian Bank and Infotech Enterprises. He was also actively involved in the managing and exit of Carlyle investments in Newgen Knowledge Works, Financial Software & Systems, Learning Mate Solutions, QuEST and Sharekhan.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Shankar Narayanan spent six years at Hathway Investments in Mumbai and during that time served as Managing Director and CEO. He was also with Deutsche Bank Capital Partners, based in Hong Kong, as a Director covering South Asia and India. Mr. Narayanan has led or been associated with a number of prominent private equity investments in India, including Johnson Tiles, Exide Industries, Hathway Cable, Asianet Satellite Communications, Pushpa Polymers, Tata Infomedia, and AFL Limited. He had served on the Board of Directors of all these Companies. Prior to Hathway Investments, Mr. Shankar Narayanan worked at Citibank in Mumbai.

He received a Post Graduate Diploma in management from XLRI Jamshedpur where he was a Gold Medalist and stood first in the graduating class in the area of finance and accounting, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Mr. Narayanan is currently on the Boards of Elitecore Technologies, Cyberoam Technologies, Repco Home Finance, Visen Industries and Tirumala Milk Products Private Limited. Previously he served on the Boards of Claris Lifesciences, Value and Budget Housing Corporation, Financial Software & Systems, Learning Mate Solutions, QuEST, Newgen Knowledge Works & Sharekhan.

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