Mohan Natarajan

Managing Director & Head, India


Mohan has over 30 years of experience in the Indian financial markets. His experience ranges from the listed markets to other areas like structured finance, private equity and M&A transactions.

Before joining Avista, Mohan was a promoter-Director of Fortune Financial & Equities Services Pvt Ltd, a company in the advisory space for mid-market companies in India. Some of the transactions done during his tenure include a $ 150m private equity raise for a petrochemicals complex in India.

Before Fortune, Mohan was involved in starting up and/or growing three secondary market brokerage operations. His last stint was in the Edelweiss group, as head of the Private Client and Wealth Management businesses. Before that, he set up and managed the commodity trading business of the Kotak group, in addition to overseeing a host of other areas like IT, compliance and retail equity research. Before that, he set up HDFC Securities for the HDFC Bank group.

Mohan is an engineer from IIT (Bombay) following which he completed his MBA from IIM (Calcutta), both of which are extremely prestigious educational institutions in India. Further, he also went to the London School of Economics and Political Science, London under the Chevening scholarship program for a program in banking and financial services.