Mr. Ameet Desai

Independent Director

Mr. Ameet Desai is the Advisor to Chairman at the Adani Group and has industry expertise in sectors such as ports, thermal energy, transmission, renewables and pharma.

Until recently, Ameet was the Executive Director and Group CFO and led listing of 4 out of the 5 listed entities. He has been a member of the Board of 3 of the listed entities.

During his thirteen years at Adani, he successfully led 2 public issues and a QIP raising over US$ 2 bn, and mobilized over US$ 350 mn in private equity. He also raised over US$ 10 bn domestic and international loans and bonds. As a member of the leadership team `APEX’, he is responsible for strategy and policy at the Group Level.

Prior to the Adani Group, Ameet was Global Head of M&A and Business Planning for Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., the largest Indian pharmaceutical company where he led cross border acquisition deals in Japan, Germany, US and France besides a divestment deal. He also completed a prestigious out-licensing transaction with a Global Pharma Company. He also had P&L responsibility for Allied Business. As a member of EXCOM (Executive Committee), he had responsibility for strategic planning and policy framework of the Company.

In the previous role at Core Healthcare, Ameet built-up the organization as CFO with distinction to have done GDR issuance. He also ran Operations, implemented complex manufacturing projects and was responsible for critical regulatory compliance with Indian and International health authorities.