Manab Sen

Published on 08/13/21 | | 373 Words

The BuyGist:

  • Manab has over 40 years of prolific experience, mostly within the emerging Indian Tech sector through the 1990s and 2000s.
  • He has done it all - commercial banking, investment banking, private equity, consulting and entrepreneurship. 
  • Apart from being our India Specialist, he is also the seasoned voice of reason at The Buylyst.

Background and Motivation

Manab has over 40 years of experience in global financial markets. That includes 20+ years of C-level assignments, 6 hands-on start-up situations, Private Equity investments, and Restructurings & Turnarounds. Manab’s experience covers Investment Management, Banking, Financial Services, Information Technology, E-commerce, and Cloud Computing in the US, the Middle East and in India. His career covers Fortune 500 companies, family-owned enterprises, and start-ups. 

Manab started out as a Credit Analyst with State Bank of India before moving over to the American Express Bank in Mumbai as a Trader. After a dozen years of solid number-crunching experience, he was entrusted the role of CEO of a diversified financial company, which he built from ground up with partial funding from one of the largest industrial groups in India. Having caught the entrepreneurial bug, he did it again a few years later. Both companies completed successful Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).

In the mid-nineties, Manab moved to the Middle East as Global Head, Corporate Finance of a local Investment Bank. He was charged with directing and managing US Dollar Private Equity investments into emerging markets – largely into India. In a few pioneering transactions, he successfully leveraged international PE arbitrage opportunities to unlock extraordinary returns for investors by folding Indian companies into a US holding-company structures. During these years, Manab covered the entire gamut from turnarounds, cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions, and exits through business sales, IPOs and Restructurings.  Manab also supervised an Indian Equities Mutual Fund, achieving award-winning results (#1 Indian equities fund for 1 and 3 years rated in 1999 by MicroPal – an S&P company).

After moving to the USA, Manab continues to be involved in several India-based investment opportunities helping clients realize the potential India has to offer. India is close to his heart, which is why he enjoys taking month-long annual trips there to get an undigested, uncensored, insider view of the dynamic economy. We try to incorporate that knowledge, experience and passion into all our India-related research and investment theses. Manab is our resident India expert.

In his spare time, Manab is an average golfer – on a good day. ;-)

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