Mr. Gaurav Sharma holds a Master in Business Administration degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has over eighteen years of experience both in the US and India across entrepreneurship, private equity, M&A, corporate finance and investment banking. He has a strong Media and Entertainment, Telecom, IT&ITES, Consumer and Auto sector expertise. He is currently serving as a partner in IDFC Alternatives. He was a Director and part of the founding team at Providence Equity Partners’ India office and was responsible for all aspects of the investment activities of the fund. He has also served as a part of the Investment banking team in New York office of Deutsche Bank and Charlotte office of Wachovia Capital and the Mergers and Acquisitions Investment Banking team of Deutsche Bank, New York. Mr. Sharma started his career as a Founder and CEO of Trinayana Auto.