Uday Khemka is Vice Chairman of the SUN Group of Companies. Mr. Khemka has over 19 years of investment banking and investment experience. Prior to SUN, Uday worked with Credit Suisse First Boston in its capital markets group in London focusing on India, and with Morgan Stanley in its mergers and acquisitions area in London and New York. From 1990 to 1991, he established and led Morgan Stanley's investment banking activities in India. In 1994, he established one of India's first private-sector asset management businesses in a joint venture with one of the United Kingdom's leading asset management institutions, F&C Management. Since 1996, he has led SUN's investment management activities and the creation of focused fund franchises in SUN's core markets. This has included making principal investments into a variety of early- and mid-stage companies as well as helping establish funds such SUN Capital Partners, WestBridge Capital Partners (now Sequoia Capital India)India's leading venture firm and SUN-Apollo, one of India's leading real estate private equity firms. He has also served on the Board of a wide variety of Luxembourg-listed investment funds investing in emerging markets around the world, as well as serving on the Board of SUN Group flagship companies in India and Russia such as SUN Interbrew Ltd and SUN Energy. He is on the Board of Governors of the Indian School Of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad and has been elected a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Uday has taken an active role in building his family's diverse philanthropic activities. The mission of the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation is to develop and promote institutions and initiatives that make a substantial impact on poverty, deprivation and disempowerment of the human and natural environment. The Foundation's sole international objective is to address environmental issues, particularly climate change mitigation. In 2006, it was a sponsor for the Iceland Climate Change Action Summit. The Summit, hosted by the President of Iceland, brought together key players from the Young Global Leader, Climate Change Expert, and Philanthropic communities to launch the Climate Change Philanthropy Action Network. The foundation has also been funding numerous climate change mitigation initiatives in India, including a three-year multi-stakeholder strategy process for a sustainable energy future for India. In addition to his role at the Khemka Foundation, Mr. Khemka's community interests include his chairmanship of Youthreach, an Indian charitable institution that seeks to harness the power of the private sector to empower charitable and NGO organisations across India.
Educated at Eton, he received his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).more » « less