Deepak Natraj

Deepak started his career in 1990 with the Big Four Accounting & Consulting Firms providing audit, transaction diligence and business advisory services for over a decade. In July 2000, he joined a leading global IT outsourcing major to head the M&A function. In time, Deepak also managed the pricing side of large outsourcing transactions, incubations and was the first Chief Risk Officer of the company.

Under Deepak's watch, the company committed and/or deployed over US$110mn in various strategic projects including the incubation of its business consulting arm, cross-border acquisition of an IT outsourcing company, several purchases of IP for the banking platform and the engineering services businesses and an outsourcing take-out deal in the financial services reporting space. Additionally, the company won the first large scale outsourcing project by a European major bank having revenue potential of over US$200mn.

Deepak conceptualized and implemented early compliance by the company with section 404 of the US Sarbanes Oxley Act, whereby the company became one of the first foreign filers outside of the US and well ahead of the mandated regulatory deadline.

In February 2008, Deepak joined a Sequoia Capital funded start-up in remote IT infrastructure management services in Chennai, India as CFO. The automated platform created by the start-up was sold in early/mid-2010.

Since July 2010, Deepak has been associated with Dr Ranjan and the Manipal Education and Medical Group. Deepak has been engaged in evaluating potential investment opportunities in Life Sciences, HealthCare, Education Services, eCommerce and Information Technology.

Deepak is a Commerce Honours graduate from the University of Delhi (1986) and is a Chartered Accountant (1989).