Non-Executive Non Independent Director
Gopal Jain is on the Board of the Bank since August 22, 2022.
He is a Managing Partner and founder of Gaja Capital, India's leading mid-market private equity firm, based in Mumbai. Gopal founded Gaja Capital in 2004. He has been a financial services professional since 1991 with significant experience in global capital markets, venture capital and private equity.
At Gaja Capital, Gopal leads the executive and investment functions and has led/co-led several of the firm's investments in financial services sector such as Avendus Capital, Suryoday Small Finance Bank and Kinara Capital. Currently, he is on the board of Avendus Capital, India's leading investment bank and new age financial services platform. He also serves on the board of high growth companies in India’s digital tech ecosystem including XpressBees & LeadSquared.
Prior to founding Gaja Capital, Gopal worked from 1999 to 2004 as a country head and partner with the View Group LP, an India-focused venture capital firm with offices in Boston and Mumbai. The View Group was a pioneering venture investor in India. The firm is credited with some of the earliest investments in technology enabled services & B2B ecommerce. View Group also set up India's first venture incubator.
At Gaja Capital, he also leads Gaja Gives, the philanthropic arm of the firm. Gaja Gives supports several social initiatives including the annual Gaja Business Book Prize.
Over the years Gopal has mentored scores of budding entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Following his broader interest of developing the Indian private equity and venture capital ecosystems, he has been a member of SEBI's Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee since 2018.
Gopal holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi.