Mr. Anand Kumar holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University, United States of America. He is a Co-Founder and Partner of Gateway Partners, an investment firm focused on growth capital and strategic opportunities across markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has over 28 years of experience in Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance in South and Southeast Asia with a strong network of relationships in the region. Prior to co-founding Gateway Partners in 2014, he has held leadership positions in several leading investment banks including Standard Chartered Bank and Morgan Stanley. He is on Board of various companies in India and abroad including TVS Supply Chain Solutions Limited and Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited.