Abhishek has nearly 12 years of experience across Investment Management, Corporate Finance& Business Consulting roles. Before joining Aavishkaar, Abhishek worked with JM Financial & Everstone Capital in Private Equity and Investment Management roles. He has extensive experience in investment underwriting & asset management in real estate especially housing sector. While working with JM Financial and Everstone Capital, he managed financial assets (loans, equity and hybrids) worth $450 million and worked on investment deals across real estate, retail and hospitality sector. He also worked on conceptualizing investment products targeting socially conscious capital and has worked on business plans for setting up affordable housing financing vehicles. He is a Master in Public Administration from School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management with an Engineering Degree from Delhi University. He also has a diploma in Securities Law from Government Law College, Mumbai. In New York, Abhishek did independent projects with OECD Responsible Business Division, The Impact, 118 Capital & advised a non-profit in successfully bidding for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in New York City. At Aavishkaar, Abhishek works with Group CEO in devising Group strategy, fund-raising and pursuing new business initiatives. Abhishek is currently spearheading the Africa Fund launch - team hiring, understanding the early-stage investing ecosystem and engaging with potential investee companies to source pipeline for the deal.