Board/Advisors

V.Prabhakar Ram - Group CEO

Prabhakar Ram finished his graduate degree and joined the family printing and packaging business in 1988. He was involved in a variety of roles from sales and business development to managing finance and managing operations. In 1996 he moved out from the family business to start Newgen and has been actively involved with developing the business ever since. Newgen today encompasses different parts of the content markets.

Prabhakar is also the founding member of Chennai Angels, which is a community of business owners and leaders from Chennai who are committed to provide mentoring and funding for startups.

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Girija Ram, Executive Director

Girija Ram has been involved with Newgen since inception at a strategic level, with a focus on business and investment strategy.

With over three decades of experience in building branded, lifestyle and retail businesses, she is currently overseeing the global expansion of Newgen Digital Works, the digital marketing division of the group, based in the UK.

Girija holds a masters degree in Chemistry from IIT Mumbai and a business management degree from IIM Calcutta.

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Mr P.S. Pai, Advisor

Mr Pai brings extensive experience and expertise from the Indian corporate sector to Newgen.

Mr Pai was the Executive Chairman of the Murugappa Group from 2002-2006, contributing significantly to the group's growth and profitability.

Prior to this he was Vice Chairman of Wipro group, in charge of CCLG businesses and part of the corporate board from 1997-2002.

Mr Pai holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Mysore University and a post graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from IIT, Madras

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Shankar Narayanan

Shankar Narayanan, since joining Carlyle in 2004 is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Asia Growth Partners, advising on leading growth capital investments in India. He is based in Mumbai.

Mr. Shankar Narayanan has led investments in Claris Lifesciences, Elitecore Technologies, Repco Home Finance, Tirumala Milk Products, Visen Industries, Value and Budget Housing Corporation, Edelweiss Financial Services, South Indian Bank Infotech Enterprises, and Newgen Knowledge Works.,

He received a Post Graduate Diploma in management from XLRI Jamshedpur where he was a Gold Medalist and stood first in the graduating class in the area of finance and accounting, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

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Kapil Modi

Kapil Modi - is an Associate Director advising on growth capital opportunities across various sectors in India.  He is based in Mumbai. 

He has been with Carlyle since 2008 and has been involved in various investments such as Tirumala Milk Products, Visen Industries, Value & Budget Housing Corporation, South Indian Bank, Infotech Enterprises and Newgen Knowledgeworks.

Kapil received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was awarded the Gold Medal for academic excellence at IIM Ahmedabad. He received Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Kharagpur. He was awarded Silver Medal for first rank in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

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