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Pradip Shah started IndAsia, a corporate finance and private equity advisory business, in April 1998.
entered into a joint venture with AMP
in 2001 for the private equity business in India.
Prior to starting IndAsia, he helped establish the Indocean Fund in 1994 in association with affiliates of Chase Capital Partners and Soros Fund Management.
Before starting Indocean, he was the founder Managing Director of The Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL), India's first and largest credit rating agency.
While at CRISIL
was instrumental in technology transfer to, and the training of personnel of, Rating Agency Malaysia Berhad and The Israeli Securities Rating Company
has been honored in Israel with a garden of a hundred trees in his
Prior to founding CRISIL, he assisted in founding Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) in 1977.
Before joining HDFC, he was a Project Officer at ICICI Limited.
Pradip has also served as a consultant to USAID, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
Pradip holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Bombay.
He is a qualified Cost Accountant and ranked first in India in the Chartered Accountancy examinations.
has written articles and given talks in India and in Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Shanghai, Bali, Colombo, Tel Aviv, London, Washington, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney on credit rating, housing finance, capital markets, venture capital and other subjects.
Pradip is currently Chairman of Sonata Software Limited and of Shah Foods Limited and a Director of Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited, BASF (India) Limited, Godrej & Boyce Mfg.
Pradip joined the Board on 10th August, 2004.