Money & Banking

Ajay Kanwal, Naveen Chopra join TPG as Senior Advisors

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 11, 2018

TPG, the global alternative asset firm, has announced the appointment of Ajay Kanwal and Naveen Chopra as Senior Advisors to the firm.

Kanwal, who was the Regional Chief Executive for ASEAN and South Asia at Standard Chartered Bank prior to this role, will advise the firm on its financial services portfolio. Chopra, who most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Vodafone India, will advise the firm’s consumer and other related businesses, TPG said in a statement.

“At TPG, we are committed to building strong executive networks, in key sectors, to provide our deal teams and portfolio companies with the best counsel and support possible. We are pleased to have them Ajay and Naveen on board,” said Puneet Bhatia, Managing Director and Country Head for TPG in India.

Chopra brings to TPG nearly 30 years of experience in the telecom and consumer space. Throughout his more than 12-year tenure at Vodafone, Chopra helped transform the company into an integrated communications leader, playing an instrumental role in establishing its presence in the B2B space. Prior to his role as COO, he had also been the CMO of the company and headed operations for its key telecom licenses in India. Naveen continues to work with Vodafone on some critical ongoing projects till their completion. Prior to joining Vodafone, Chopra spent 16 years at Britannia Industries, a premier food products corporation in Bangalore. He had extensive and varied roles in sales and marketing, and was eventually the Head of Marketing of the company.

Kanwal began his career at Citibank and has 27 years of experience across the banking sector in both consumer and commercial banking. He held a variety of leadership positions throughout his 24-year long tenure at Standard Chartered Bank, including Regional CEO of Northeast Asia, CEO of Taiwan, and Regional Head of Consumer Banking for Southeast Asia. In these positions, Kanwal implemented numerous strategic growth initiatives and built and managed teams across many geographies.

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