Mayfield India Advisor
Nikhil Khattau is an experienced banker, entrepreneur and venture investor who has built and invested in companies in India since 1995. Nikhil also has an additional 10 years of international work experience. Nikhil focuses on the agriculture, financial services, retail, consumer services and media sectors in India.
He sits on the boards of Bharat Matrimony (India's largest matrimony company), dealsandyou, Geodesic Techniques (a specialty construction company), Marico (a publicly-held packaged consumer goods company) and Sohanlal Commodity Management (an agriculture logistics company). Nikhil is also on the national board of advisors of AIESEC (The International Association of Students of Economics and Management) in India.
Nikhil was the founding CEO of SUN F&C Asset Management, one of the first private sector mutual fund companies in India. At its peak as the fastest-growing asset manager, the firm had over $350 million under management and over 100,000 investors. Under his leadership, the firm successfully acquired two other mutual funds, and built one of the top-ranked India funds. Nikhil successfully sold the business to the Principal Financial Group, USA in 2004.
Nikhil's prior experience includes working for Ernst & Young's Corporate Finance and Audit practices in New York and London from 1986-1995, where he successfully advised a number of mid-market companies on their acquisition and divestment strategies. He also helped set up the firm's investment banking advisory operation in Russia.
Nikhil received his Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Bombay University and is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.