Vishal founded Motilal Oswal Private Equity (“MOPE”) in 2006 with MOFSL being the sponsor. At MOPE, he manages the organization and plays a critical part across all sectors, overseeing and assisting the various sector teams.
Since inception of MOPE, Vishal has been directly involved both in identifying businesses, as well as in supporting portfolio companies. Over the years, he has played a crucial role in defining the strategies and building a team that has taken MOPE to its present levels. He has built a platform to channelize long-term capital to create valuable enterprises and successful entrepreneurs.
Vishal has spent over two decades in the Indian financial sector across private equity, investment banking and structured finance. He brings on board his deep experience of raising, investing and returning third party capital across several economic cycles.
Prior to founding MOPE, Vishal was with Rabobank during its formative years in India, helping build its corporate finance and investment banking franchise. He was responsible for the origination and execution of structured finance, project finance, acquisition finance, private equity and M&A transactions. During his Rabobank tenure, he executed ~50 transactions aggregating more than INR 900 bn and helped build the life sciences practice in India into a key business driver.
Vishal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from St. Xaviers’ College, Kolkata and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (all-India # 21 rank).