Nupur Garg is a leading investor in private equity and venture capital and an expert advisor to large institutional investors. She is the founder of WinPE (https://winpeforum.com), a not-for-profit initiative to enhance gender diversity in the investing ecosystem.
Nupur serves as an independent director on the boards of companies including Indigo Paints Limited, Kerala Infrastructure Fund Management Limited and SIDBI, the Indian development finance institution. She is an external expert on the investment committee for the INR 10,000 crore Fund of Fund for Start-ups for investing in the Indian start-up ecosystem; and an independent member of the investment committee at the $1 bn Fund of Funds managed by the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), the quasi sovereign wealth fund sponsored by the government of India. She is an advisor to and a member of the investment committee for the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) investment funds mandate given by the Dutch government for investments in SMEs in frontier markets across 75 countries. Nupur advises select fund managers on a confidential basis on matters related to institutionalization, best practices and governance. She also mentors female entrepreneurs across various platforms.
Nupur was listed in the Forbes W-Power list of Self Made Women in 2020, among India’s top 100 Women Leaders in Finance (AIWMI 2019), awarded the Women Empowerment Entrepreneur Award 2019-20 and the Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices – Academia Award 2019.
In her last and most recent full time role, Nupur led the private equity and venture capital funds business in the region for IFC and is widely credited with establishing IFC’s brand and credibility as one of the most respected institutional investors in this space. Under her stewardship, the portfolio doubled in size and returns, moving from a negative IRR to delivering gains for the first time in its history.
Nupur is a CA and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, with executive education from Harvard Business School.
Nupur loves to spend time with her mother, husband and 5 year-old son, travel to new places, read and do 1000-piece puzzles.