Mumbai, April 20, 2015 – The Everstone group is pleased to announce the appointment of Roshini Bakshi and Rajev Shukla as Managing Directors in the Everstone Private Equity Team.
Based in Singapore, Roshini and Rajev will work with the Everstone investments team and portfolio companies to craft global growth opportunities, provide strategic guidance, and create value. They will also work on sourcing and managing investment opportunities in the region.
Roshini is a former Vice President and Managing Director of Walt Disney, where she was responsible for the consumer, licensing and retail business in India and South Asia. Roshini has over 25 years of experience building and driving consumer businesses and brands across various Asian markets and in global corporations including Walt Disney, Polaris Software, Mattel Toys, Unilever and the Tata Group of Companies. Roshini serves as an independent director on the boards of Persistent Systems Ltd and JM Financial Services Ltd in India. She holds an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and a BA (Hons) in Economics from St. Stephens College (Delhi).
Rajev is a former Vice President of Unilever, with 21 years of operating experience across the globe in a wide variety of roles. Rajev has served as a senior member of Unilever’s Global Skin Category Leadership team since 2008, and most recently leading the Global Skin Care Strategy & Business Development. In his prior roles, Rajev has been the Global Head of Unilever’s flagship Skin Care Brand, Pond’s, and served as Head of Unilever’s Skin Category in South East Asia & ANZ. Rajev began his career in India, with over a decade of experience leading Hindustan Unilever’s megabrands such as Fair & Lovely and Lifebuoy and is credited as the architect of Hindustan Unilever’s successful Modern Trade Strategy early in his career. Rajev holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta, and a Bachelor of Technology, Electronics & Communications Engineering from IIT-BHU.
“We are pleased to welcome Roshini and Rajev to Everstone as we continue to grow the team and invest in, and build world-class businesses in the region.” said L. Brooks Entwistle, Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Everstone Group. “Their combined experience includes working with some of the world’s largest consumer businesses and we believe their expertise can add immense value to our portfolio companies. We are confident of deriving significant growth and impact using their insights and experience.”
The Everstone Group is a premier India and South East Asia focused private equity and real estate investment firm. Headquartered in Singapore, Everstone has over 180 people working across five offices (Singapore, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Mauritius). Everstone was awarded the Private Equity Firm of the Year in India by Private Equity International for four consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).