Sanjay Nayar is the CEO and Country Head for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) in India.
Established in 1976, KKR is a leading global alternative asset manager. The core of the Firm's franchise is sponsoring and managing funds that make private equity investments in North America, Europe, and Asia. Throughout its history, KKR has brought a long-term investment approach to portfolio companies, focussing on working in partnership with management teams and investing for future competitiveness and growth. Additional funds that KKR sponsors include KKR Private Equity Investors, L P (NYSE Euronext Amsterdam: KPE), a permanent capital fund that invests in KKR-identified investments; and two credit strategy funds, KKR Financial (NYSE: KFN) and the KKR Strategic Capital Funds, which make investments in debt transactions. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park, San Francisco, Houston, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney.
Prior to KKR, Nayar was the CEO of Citigroup, India and South Asia, and a member of Citigroup's Asia Executive Operating Committee and Senior Leadership Committee. Nayar is also the Deputy Chairman, Indian Bank's Association (IBA), Chairman of the Foreign Banks' Committee of the IBA, a member of the Board of USIBC, Co-Chairman of the Banking Committee for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and co-chairman of the Habitat for Humanity India Builds campaign. He has also participated in various financial sector reform committees set up by the Government and domestic regulators.
Nayar is an MBA in Finance from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University, having previously worked in the UK as a design engineer.