Arvind Nair, Chairman: Carpediem Capital partners
Arvind Nair is the Chairman of the Investment Manager and has over 35 years of operating and private equity experience across retail and consumer products companies.
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“Do what you love to do and give it your everything”
In a very motivational conversation with Mr. Garg, today we have Mr. Arvind Nair with us. He is an IIM Hyderabad graduate. Mr. Nair is the Chairman of Carpe Diem Capital Partners. He has also been the Ex- CEO and MD for Hitachi Homes, Domino’s Pizza, DLF Retail Mall and Jumbo electronics. Mr. Nair is extremely accomplished and very experienced. While working with Domino’s he brought back the ’30 min delivery or free pizza’ scheme. And proved it to be consumer appreciative. His current venture CarpeDiem is a private equity start-up that engages with budding leaders and entrepreneurs and builds business relations with them. His company provides funding and backs up these budding leaders too. When questioned about funding, Mr. Nair believes that entrepreneurs should delay finding as much as they can. In his opinion they should build it independently before turning to funding options. Mr. Nair believes in short term goals. He plans for his day and tries his best to finish everything off the list. He truly believes in having fun in what he does. He is motivated and very realistic.
Arvind Nair is the Chairman of the Investment Manager and has over 35 years of operating and private equity experience across retail and consumer products companies. He provides guidance and mentoring to the investment team. Further, he is a key strategic advisor and mentor to portfolio companies and their CEOs. Arvind Nair himself has been CEO of various well-regarded Indian consumer companies and has cultivated strong relationships while building an extensive network of industry partners. He was previously the Managing Director of Domino’s Pizza India, where he re-invented the business model and restructured the team to achieve a remarkable turnaround of the business. He was responsible for differentiating the Domino’s Pizza brand by introducing to India a 30minute delivery guarantee. Prior to this role, he was the global CEO of Jumbo Electronics Dubai, where he managed 18 divisions across multiple locations. As the Managing Director of DLF Retail, he led efforts for mall development and management of 20 malls and launched DLF Emporio, India’s leading luxury mall. He serves on the board of the following Fund l’s portfolio companies.