Mahesh is an investment partner at Omidyar Network, where he leads the firm’s investment management function in India. In this role, he manages India's investment portfolio and drives the evaluation, selection, and closing of investments.
Mahesh brings more than 20 years of investment experience to the firm. Most recently, he served as a general partner at True North (formerly IVFA), a highly successful private equity fund in India. During his nine-year tenure, Mahesh played a key role in helping to grow the fund from $0.6 billion to $2 billion. Among other investments, he led a control investment in a micro-finance company that has since become a small finance bank. He also co-founded the Global PE Alliance, an active network of eight geographically-focused, mid-market buyout funds across China, Europe, and South America, focused on knowledge sharing to enable greater success for each of the funds.
Prior to his time at True North, Mahesh worked for almost two decades in the US in investment, management consulting, and technology for Accelrys, KT Venture Group, Idanta Partners, McKinsey, and Honeywell.
Mahesh holds a B.Tech. in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, an M.S. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.