Gopal is the Founder Chairman & MD of TVS Capital Funds Limited, that has launched an India focused Growth Private Equity Fund. The Vision is to develop and nurture India’s mid-cap businesses into world-class companies. The Fund will make investments in companies that are at the intersection of high growth consumer consumption driven opportunities and a developmental theme, such as organizing the unorganized/inefficient sectors. The Fund targets proprietary investment opportunities, and be a strategic partner to the entrepreneur and the enterprise to help expand businesses beyond their existing roots, professionalize their operations and enhance their management team.
Gopal, a third generation TVS family member, is the founder and Chairman of TVS Electronics Limited and is a Director in TVS & Sons Ltd, the holding company. He is also a member of the Board of several Group Companies. The TVS Group is a $4 Billion (revenue) automotive family controlled conglomerate, now in its 100th year of service to its customers, societal stakeholders and shareholders.
Over the course of his career spanning 25 years, he has founded several companies operating in diverse sectors including computer peripherals, technology & financial services with a combined revenue of over Rs.500 Crs. and with Asset Under Management (AUM) of Rs.1100 Crs.
Gopal was a Board member in Great Lakes Institute of Management and IFMR. Gopal is an alumni of the Stephen M. Ross, School of Business, University of Michigan and he plays an active role in the school’s initiatives. He is also an Advisory Board Member of CKP Center at Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA).
Gopal was the Chairman of the “Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)” Tamil Nadu State Council for the fiscal year ‘07-‘08. He was also the Chairman of CII National Committee for Private Equity & Venture Capital for the fiscal year ’10-‘11.
A passionate entrepreneur, he is also actively involved in the promotion of Entrepreneurship as an angel investor. He is associated with Chennai Angels as well as TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) where he provides guidance to the budding entrepreneurs on incubating businesses.
Gopal earned a B.Com from Loyola College, Chennai and an MBA from University of Michigan, US.