SCP was founded with a strong belief in the underlying strength of the Indian economy and the growth potential of small and mid-sized businesses in India. The founding team consists of KKR, Goldman Sachs and Bain & Co alumni.

Senior Leadership Team

Heramb Hajarnavis

Managing Partner

Heramb Hajarnavis is the Founding Partner of SeaLink Capital Partners and has over a decade of private equity experience in India.

Prior to founding SeaLink Capital Partners, Heramb led KKR’s private equity investment efforts in India. Previously, Heramb was the Managing Director and Co-Head of Goldman Sachs & Co.’s Principal Investment Area in India. Heramb has also been part of Goldman Sachs in their New York, Singapore and Hong Kong offices. Additionally, he brings an operational perspective through his prior experience of being part of the senior management team at Centennial Communications Corp.

Heramb is an Aspen Institute Fellow and serves on the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on Venture Capital & Private Equity. He received an S.B. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Heramb Hajarnavis

Heramb Hajarnavis

Managing Partner

Karthik Narayanaswamy

Partner

Karthik leads operational due diligence and post investment operational value creation.

Prior to co-founding SeaLink Capital Partners, Karthik was a Principal with KKR Capstone operating out of the Hong Kong and Mumbai offices, where he was involved with operations improvement projects across investments in India. He also co-led KKR’s Green Portfolio Program across Asia, and focused on driving profitable environmental programs in KKR's portfolio companies. Prior to that, Karthik was a Case Team Leader with Bain & Company in India where he was part of the founding teams of the New Delhi and Mumbai offices and focused on performance improvement, private equity due diligence and organization restructuring. He has also spent time with Goldman Sachs Investment Partners in Mumbai and with Capital One Financial in Richmond, Virginia.

Karthik holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

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Karthik Narayanaswamy

Karthik Narayanaswamy

Partner

Ravi Sampat

Chief Financial Officer

Ravi is responsible for all fund related finance activities, finance and accounting controls and compliance matters.

Prior to joining SeaLink Capital Partners he served as the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer at India Equity Partners. His responsibilities included all fund related finance and operating activities, special situations, tax matters, finance and accounting controls and compliance matters. In addition, he was involved with deal support and portfolio support, transaction structuring, and also served as the nominee director on select portfolio companies. Prior to India Equity Partners, Ravi was a Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers/ RSM & Co. focusing on audits, tax and compliance matters.

Ravi is a Certified Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.

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Ravi Sampat

Ravi Sampat

Chief Financial Officer

Rahul Sanghavi

Executive Director

Rahul is part of the investing team.

Prior to joining SeaLink Capital Partners, Rahul was an Associate Director with Standard Chartered Private Equity where he focused on equity and structured transactions in both private and public markets across India and South East Asia. Prior to that, he was a Case Team Leader at the Monitor Group focused on growth opportunities for consumer goods, telecom, media, technology and public sector clients across Asia-Pacific. Rahul has also worked with Baring Private Equity Asia and Provident Capital Partners.

Rahul has a Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems and Entrepreneurship from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Rahul Sanghavi

Rahul Sanghavi

Executive Director