True North is a uniquely structured firm with a successful track record of transforming businesses in India.
The True North team consists of a balanced mix of investment and business professionals, who between them, bring several hundred years of investing and operating experience. The 33-member True North team is one of the largest in India and is unique in the size and role of its business transformation team- many of whom have been with True North since inception, the core members form a highly stable team. Rich in talent, they share a range of diverse experiences. Committed to values-based decision making and collective functioning, the team maintains a low profile, working steadily and silently to achieve its goals.
Vishal has been the Managing Partner since the companys inception in 1999. He plays a crucial role in defining the strategies, building the team and managing all the stakeholder relationships. He has also been involved in investing in new businesses, as well as in supporting portfolio companies. A Commerce graduate and qualified Chartered Accountant, Vishal earlier worked with Andersen for 11 years, rising to the position of Director, Corporate Finance.
The Fund Management Team is responsible for identifying emerging industries; identifying, evaluating, concluding and monitoring investments; identifying roll-up opportunities, balance-sheet management for portfolio companies and managing exits.
The Business Management Team provides an operational perspective at the time of underwriting. Post investment, the team actively engages with portfolio companies in providing entrepreneurship, attracting and mentoring talent, evolving business strategies, developing and monitoring business plans, and facilitating institutionalisation of business processes.
Board of Advisors
The Board of Advisors consists of individuals from different backgrounds with immense knowledge, experience and networking strengths which are invaluable for underwriting and building admired businesses.
The Corporate Management Team is responsible for finance, treasury, deal closing, management of banking and investor relationships for the Firm.