Amplus Team

Mr. Sanjay Lalbhai


Mr. Sanjay Lalbhai is the promoter of Amplus Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Chairman & Managing Director of Arvind Ltd. Arvind is India's largest and among the world's largest manufacturers of denim. The veteran leader single-handedly steered the company from a turnover of INR 45 Crore in 1980 to a turnover of INR 7,850 Crore in 2015.

Mr. Lalbhai forayed into various diversified businesses ranging from woven textiles to lifestyle brands to chemicals & dyes, engineering, telecom and real estate. In the real estate segment, Arvind Infrastructure under the leadership of Mr. Lalbhai has executed projects admeasuring more than 2 million sqft. (5 million sqft. under development) located at Gujarat, Bengaluru, NCR & Mumbai.

He serves on the board of several leading companies in India including Adani Ports and Special Economic Zones Limited. He also serves on the board of several premier educational and research institutes, founded by the group and is the President of Ahmedabad Education Society that manages more than 13 Schools and Colleges. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Mr. Jayesh Shah

Co - Promoter

Mr. Jayesh Shah is a co-promoter of Amplus Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Director and Chief Financial Officer of Arvind Ltd, the flagship company of the Lalbhai group. A distinguished Chartered Accountant, he manages the entire array of businesses from tex- tiles to brands, to retail, telecom, engineering, real estate and others.

Mr. Shah has been instrumental to Arvind's success at every stage, from mergers and acquisitions, to expansion plans, strategic diversifications, project funding etc. One of the biggest challenges that he effortlessly executed was the financial restructuring of Arvind between the years 2000 and 2002. In the real estate segment, he has been key in assessing, sanctioning and executing projects admeasuring well over 2 million sqft. (5 million sqft. under development) located at Gujarat, Bengaluru, NCR and Mumbai.

He has been actively involved in the group's joint venture with Tata Housing for 115 acres township project. Mr. Shah has deep relationships in the financial community, commercial banks and investment banks.

Mr. Rohit Choksi

Co - Promoter

Mr. Rohit Choksi is a co-promoter of Amplus Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd. He is also partner at GK Choksi and Co. - Gujarat's largest and one of India's foremost CA firms. He heads the Tax & Business Advisory division for his company and specializes in international taxation, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment consulting and exchange control regulations.

He has advised numerous transnational organizations and leading Indian companies across sectors such as pharmaceuticals, infrastructure export trading houses, FMCG companies, IT companies, IT enabled and financial service providers, etc. in complex tax and regulatory matters.

He is also the Chairman of the Legal and Representation Committee of Ahmedabad Chartered Accountant Association. He has also ch- aired various committees of the Association and presently serves as an executive committee member. Mr. Choksi is a member of the Indian Council of Arbitration and a member of the Executive Committee of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Bar association. He is also the Ex-Vice Chairman of the Indo-American Chambers of Commerce, Gujarat.

Mr. Anuranjan Mohnot

Managing Director

He is responsible for all aspects of the business and has been instrumental to successful raising and deployment of Amplus Realty Fund - I. He has experience in various cross functional areas working with some of the leading business conglomerates in India. In his previous assignment he was the Vice President-Investments with Motilal Oswal Private Equity Advisors Pvt Ltd. managing an INR 200 crore domestic SEBI registered Real Estate Fund. He was part of the core team that setup the Real Estate Fund business for the group and was responsible for sourcing, investing, structuring and exiting the investments.

Prior to this, he worked with Future Group's $450 million India focused Real Estate Fund - The Kshitij & Horizon Fund (Now being managed by Everstone Capital). He is Graduate in Commerce, an LLB, a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary by qualification.

Mr. Darshil Shah

Associate Director - Strategic Initiatives

He brings several years of experience in Real Estate, Private Equity and Management Consulting to the Group. Being a member of the organization since inception, he has vastly contributed to the successful fund raising and deployment of Amplus Realty Fund - I & II. Currently, he focuses on strategic initiatives related to expansion and growth.

He has also been a part of Boston Consulting Group, Mumbai where he worked across multiple sectors in strategy and implementation. He is a B.Sc. in Industrial and Operational engineering from University of Michigan, M.Sc. in Finance from University of Illinois and an MBA from Indian School of Business.

Mr. Amit Kumar

Head Fund Raising & Investor Relations

He is a veteran of private banking and PE industry and is currently heading Fund Raising & Investor Relations at Amplus. Amit has had illustrious stints with Deustche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Milestone capital over the last 14 years. He is well connected with top marque investors and institutions across india. He holds a B.Com and M.Com degree from Delhi University and is an MBA in Finance from IMT Ghaziabad.

Mr. Piyush Kothari

Associate Vice President, Investment

He has over a decade of experience in the real estate industry. In his previous stint at Tata Housing, he was in charge of evaluating, structuring and monitoring projects across India. He had successfully raised Tata Housing's First Private Equity Investment for its Bengaluru project. He is an MBA from AICAR Business School, Mumbai and a Master of Commerce from Gujarat University.

Mr. Darshil Shah

Associate, Investment

He brings over 5 years of experience in due-diligence, deal structuring, term sheet negotiations, financial modeling and monitoring investment performance. Before joining Amplus, Darshil was a part of the investment banking team at Credit Suisse. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst (USA) by qualification.

Mrs. Shreekala Nair

Manager, Compliance & Investor Relations

She has over 13 years of experience in finance & operations, accounting and compliance. Prior to joining Amplus, she was associated with Kshitij Venture Capital Fund & Centre for Environment Education. She is a Graduate in Commerce and a Post Graduate in Business Management (Finance).

The Investment Committee of Amplus Realty Fund - I & II consists of:

Mr. Nilesh Shah

Mr. Nilesh Shah is the Managing Director (MD) of Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. Ltd. and is acting as an Independent director of Arvind Limited. Mr. Shah is the investment committee member of Amplus Realty Fund- I & II. Mr. Shah has over 25 years of experience in capital markets and market related investments, having managed funds across equity, fixed income securities and real estate for local and global investors.

In his previous assignments, Mr. Shah has held leadership roles with Axis Capital, ICICI Prudential Asset Management, Franklin Templeton and ICICI securities. Mr. Shah is the recipient of the inaugural Business Standard Fund Manager of the year award - Debt in 2004.

He was part of the team that received the best fund house of the year award at Franklin Templeton as well as at ICICI Prudential. Mr. Shah is a gold medalist Chartered Accountant and a merit ranking Cost Accountant. His hobbies include reading and educating investors on financial planning. He has co-authored a book on Financial Planning called "A Direct Take".

Mr. Jagdish Dalal

Mr. Dalal is a Director of Amplus Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd. He is a Graduate in Commerce and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Mr. Dalal has a distinguished academic career and has extensive administrative, financial, regulatory and managerial expertise with his vast experience in the field. He also holds directorship in many other Lalbhai Group Companies. He is deeply involved in structuring/strategizing of all major real estate projects / deals / transactions of the Lalbhai Group.

He is also actively involved in merger, acquisition, expansion, diversification, project funding and GDR Issue of the Company. As being a dynamic professional, he has always been exploring new managerial skills, administrative strategies, commercial / legal negotiation skills, business opportunities etc.

Mr. Dalal is actively involved in all strategic matters of the fund and is closely working with core team towards strategic direction of the business.