Mr. Shah is a veteran of the PE industry and has a distinguished record of leading private equity investments and nurturing entrepreneurial teams. As a founding team member of IL&FS Investment Managers Ltd (IIML), he participated in IL&FS's development of its venture capital and private equity arm in the late 90's till 2008 when he joined Aditya Birla Private Equity and been its founding member since.
Rahul has steered investments across sectors through their entire life-cycle and has a track of producing successful exits from investments ranging from start-ups to late-stage growth deals across diverse sectors such as retail, media, technology, healthcare & consumer goods.
As a Board member, he navigated portfolio companies through economic cycles by providing strategic inputs and playing a key role in guiding the portfolio companies in the areas of cross border joint ventures, developing growth plans, effecting strategic sale and judicious financial interventions. His highlight investments include Shoppers' Stop, Godrej Food & Beverages, India Games, DQ Entertainment, Global Broadcast, UTV and Arch Pharmlabs.
At Aditya Birla Private Equity, he is responsible for investments in Anupam , BSE, and Tree House among others. Rahul is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, India