MUMBAI: Bhartiya Group has announced the appointment of Shailesh Pathak as its new executive director.
Pathak will be responsible for the company's foray into new ventures in city development and affordable housing, as well as public-private partnership initiatives.
He will also lead the Group's relationships in finance, industry and international bodies and report to the group founder and chairman Snehdeep Aggarwal.
Welcoming Pathak to the company, Aggarwal said, “We are extremely pleased to have an eminent professional like Pathak join the Bhartiya team. With his strengths in finance, infrastructure and public policy, Pathak will spearhead our foray into new ventures. We are confident that given his in-depth know-how and vast experience, he will propel the Group to greater heights adding a new dimension to our business vision.”
After starting his career as an investment banker with ICICI in 1986, Pathak worked with SREI Infrastructure Finance as president – corporate strategy for four year before joining Bhartiya Group, where he focused on international capital for Indian Infrastructure. Prior to this, he was managing director, PE Indian Infrastructure Fund out of London/Geneva.
Post ICICI, he subsequently joined the government in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and served in various capacities during his 16 year tenure. He served as managing director of state infrastructure development corporation and secretary PWD for six years. Rejoining the private sector in 2006, he came to IDFC as head-PPP, and returned to the ICICI group to lead private equity investments into infrastructure as senior director-investments with ICICI Venture, Mumbai for two years.
Pathak is an MBA from IIM Calcutta and holds a bachelor’s degree from Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi. He is also a law graduate.