Nimesh is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and a Chartered Accountant with more than 18 years of experience in banking and financial services. Currently, he is president of LetsVenture Plus, a growth platform designed specifically for discerning investors to access exclusive investments across growth-stage private companies, unicorns and global funds. It is the first and only platform in India that provides wider access to private markets to HNIs and family offices with an innovative solution built on trust, transparency and technology.
Prior to taking over at LetsVenture Plus, Nimesh led the Investor Relations function at Kotak Mahindra Bank, the 7th largest company in India in terms of market capitalization ($40 bn). Earlier, he was part of the strategy team that planned and analyzed new initiatives, alliances, partnerships and inorganic opportunities for Kotak Group. Some marquee transactions he has worked on include the Kotak Mahindra Bank merger with ING Vysya Bank, a 15% share purchase of MCX (India’s largest commodity exchange) and other financial and strategic stake purchases. He held various roles with the bank, ranging from proprietary investment desk, management and reporting to piloting expansionary projects. He co-founded Svasti Microfinance in Mumbai, with which he was associated for a couple of years. Before joining Kotak Mahindra Bank, he worked with ICICI Bank in their Finance department.
While at Kotak Mahindra Bank, Nimesh has received the following awards and accolades, both individually and as part of the Investor Relations team:
1. Recognized for excellence in Investor Relations by CFO100 in January 2020.
2. Runner up for “Best Investor Relations Officer (Large-Cap)” in the inaugural IR Magazine Forum & Awards 2019.
3. Runner up for “Best Investor Relations Team (Large-Cap)” in the inaugural IR Magazine Forum & Awards 2019.
4. “Professional Achiever Award in Banking” by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in January 2018.
5. IR of Kotak Mahindra Bank ranked 2nd in India by FinanceAsia in the fiscal year of 2017.
Besides being a banker, Nimesh is a professional entrepreneur, mentor and leader. He aims to inspire and instill empathy, integrity and positivity in his team and guide with visionary ideas. He values empowering those around him to grow and elevate their peers along with them. Nimesh believes that strong and accomplished leaders do not create followers — they create more leaders.
On a personal front, Nimesh is an avid reader and coin collector. He loves to spend quality time with his family and is also a proud father to his 12-year-old son. He enjoys playing games like chess with him and uses it as an opportunity to teach life lessons. He is always in pursuit of new cuisines and fine wines to try and you can often find him in a cafe with coffee in his hands. In his free time, he likes to socialize and network with people.