Viren Malhotra is an acknowledged “Scale-Up Expert” among industry peers, specifically SMEs.
In his career spanning over two decades, Viren has donned many hats, from investor to entrepreneur to business advisor. He has been instrumental in helping businesses grow organically and scale new heights. He currently works as an independent consultant. With a strong skill set combining market analysis and business planning, Viren has advised many SMEs ranging from textiles to EPC to Engineering to home furnishings.
Viren’s advisory expertise comes from his deep 15 year experience at leading global advisory firms like PwC and Deloitte. At these firms he advised notable companies such as Asian Development Bank, ICICI Bank, Max India, Crompton Greaves Limited and Ashok Leyland.
This advisory experience couples with Viren’s strong understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape in India. As an entrepreneur Viren co-founded an e-commerce portal to provide a global platform to Indian artisans to showcase and retail their handmade products.
On the investment end, Viren headed the India High Yield Debt and Loan Portfolio Business at CarVal Investors, a hedge fund that manages 14 Bn $ in assets globally. During his innings there, he invested in/bid on Indian assets of USD 500 Million.
An IIM-Kolkata and Delhi College of Engineering alumnus, Viren is married with three children. When not advising Clients, Viren spends time seeing the world- his recent travel experiences include Wine tasting in Californian Vineyards, Whale watching in Sri Lanka, Soaking in the sun on Australian beaches, River rafting in Shivpuri, Dune bashing in Dubai and Trawling through Renaissance art in Italy.