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Nitin Deshmukh

CEO Kotak Private Equity Group

Nitin Deshmukh is the founding member of the structured Private Equity practice at Kotak Group and has over 24 years experience in Venture Capital and Private Equity space. He has lead and managed investments in over 60 companies. Prior to taking up the assignments at Kotak in June 2004, he was Director with SEAF, a US headquartered Venture Capital fund before it joined hands with Kotak and the founding member of the India Team of Dresdner Kleinwort Capital when it started operations in India in June 2001. Prior to joining Dresdner, he had a long stint of over 12 years with ICICI Venture, the PE and VC arm of the ICICI Group from its inception in 1989 to being its Chief of Private Equity Investments heading its funding and investment management activities of various Funds, till the early part of this decade.