Uday Kotak is the Founder and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak). The Bank has consolidated net worth of around USD 7 billion and around 50,000 employees. For Uday, who believes that the true measure of performance is value creation, the scorecard is telling: investors who kept faith with the enterprise over the past 32 years have seen 40% CAGR on their investments over this period.
Today, Kotak is among India’s efficient, high-performing and trusted banks. Uday’s strategy for growth is defined by quality, simplicity and prudence. This conviction and a respectable distance from market exuberance has ensured that the bank is well capitalized and its asset book is of high quality.
The group’s vision for equitable prosperity extends beyond banking and financial services. The Kotak Education Foundation works with some of India’s most economically depressed communities, attempting to alleviate poverty in a sustainable way through education and livelihood programmes.
Uday holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
We are part of the Kotak Mahindra Group, one of India's leading and most respected diversified financial services institutions. With close to three decades of working with local businesses and being a part of the Indian growth story, the Kotak Mahindra Group understands India's business, regulatory and consumer landscape better than most.
Kotak Private Equity leverages the Group's research capabilities and relationships with Indian business houses to identify and invest in select companies.
Marrying Research with Relationships
Collaborating with its parent, Kotak Private Equity has developed a fine blend of combining the insights of macro research and the rigour of due diligence to build trusted relationships with Indian entrepreneurs and businesses. The Group's research capabilities and relationships help us spot macro trends and identify potential investee companies relevant to the Fund's investment strategy.