Prashant Purker


Prashant Purker

Managing Director & CEO,
ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited

Mr. Purker has over 27 years of experience in financial markets. He has a deep and varied experience in Indian capital markets, across both equity (including listed as well as unlisted equities) and debt capital products. He joined ICICI Venture in August 2009 and has been a member of the leadership team at ICICI Venture since then. He has served on the Board of Directors of ICICI Venture since 2010 initially as an Executive Director and since December 2015, as the Managing Director and CEO of the company. In this capacity, he chairs the Investment Committees of various funds managed by the Company. He also co-heads the Private Equity practice of ICICI Venture and chairs the Investment Committees of all the PE funds managed or advised by the company. He is a member of the Boards of some of the portfolio companies of ICICI Venture managed funds and is closely involved with the strategic growth plans of these companies. He has played a key role in the strong exits performance of ICICI Venture’s PE practice over the past 6 years (over 33 exits worth USD 855 million using diverse exit strategies) as well as the creation of the high quality portfolio of PE investments made by the company during this period. 

Prior to joining ICICI Venture, Mr. Purker was at Nomura India and Lehman Brothers India as the Managing Director & Head – Global Finance for India in the Investment Banking Division. Prior to that he spent over 5 years with ICICI Bank, where his last role was Senior General Manager and Head – Global Principal Investment & Trading Group. He has previously also worked with institutions such as Citibank, Peregrine and BNP. 

Mr. Purker holds a B.Tech degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad where he was also a rank holder.

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