MD & CIO

Akshayaa has joined Alarabi Investments as MD & CIO and will be primarily responsible for establishing the PE funds in areas of growth, real assets, mezzanine, credits and buyouts.  With his 27 years of experience in investments, fund raising and asset management, Akshayaa brings some very unique skill sets of leadership, team building, rigor and maturity in expectation management that benefits Alarabi Investments in its journey. 

Prior to Alarabi, Akshayaa was heading Aam Capital – a boutique investment advisory firm based out of Mumbai.  Between 2010 and 2016, Akshayaa headed the private equity vertical of L&T Financial Services where he made 12 investments and setup a USD 400+ million AUM book.  Prior to L&T, Akshayaa has worked with Fort Worth, Dallas, USA based multi strategy fund Q Investments in their India office and at Tishman Speyer Real Estate Funds in their London and New York offices.  Akshayaa started his investment career with Bechtel Enterprises in their Mumbai office and then moved to Singapore and London to do investments in those regions.  Till date, Akshayaa has invested approx. USD 1.9 billion across 24 investments, raised USD 9 billion of structured capital for his investments and portfolio companies, has done 12 exits and generated returns north of 20%.  

Akshayaa has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Finance – both from Mumbai University and a Masters in Business Law from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Akshayaa likes to teach and has taken numerous sessions by invitation to small groups interested in corporate finance, valuation and dispute resolution mechanism. Akshayaa loves to travel, walking and listening to music.