Gautam Kanjilal

Director M&A Services

Over the past 23 years of my career I have been fortunate to work with stellar multinational companies in diverse roles across multiple geographies. The first 10 years of my career were based in India working for companies like ICICI Bank, CB Richard Ellis and The Oberoi Hotels in the domains of corporate sales and business development. Thereafter I have worked on a diverse portfolio of projects across South Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America in management and advisory roles dealing with mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity structuring, financial feasibility studies, governmental lobbying, digital transformation and digital payments being the most recent, for companies like Xpressmoney and SBK Holdings in Dubai and Infiniti Consulting corporation in Hong Kong.

What has been your success mantra?

I firmly believe in a quote by Steve Jobs, one should ‘Make a dent in the Universe’. Therefore, in my daily life, I try to seek opportunities where a small amount of resources, time or effort can make a disproportionately large contribution. I seek opportunities with a ‘Ripple Effect’, where one action sets off an entire cascade of responses whose overall impact can be really huge.

What brings you to Virtus?

A fortuitous meeting with a few members of the leadership team at Virtus gave me the opportunity to interact with them and they instantly identified areas where my work experience could align with the organization’s immediate and long-term objectives. I am glad that this opportunity enables me to not only utilize my core strengths but also allows me to effectively deploy my past learnings as well.