Dr. Anantha Nageswaran

Dr. Anantha Nageswaran
Dr. Anantha Nageswaran


Dr. Nageswaran is an angel investor. He has invested in several Indian startups directly as well as through Aavishkar India Micro Venture Capital Fund, a vehicle co-founded by him. He sits on the following boards:

a. TVS Logistics – an international logistic service solutions provider.
b. Drishtee Skill Development Center Private Limited.
c. Torp Control Systems, a premier EPC service provider for Solar photovoltaic systems.
d. Kerala First Health Services – a healthcare provider in the Ayurvedic space, and,
e. Aparajitha Corporate Servcies – end-to-end HR solution provider to various business across India.

In addition to this, he is a director at the NPS Indian International School in Singapore.

Dr. Nageswaran graduated with a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) in 1985. Thereafter, he went on to earn a doctoral degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 for his work on the empirical behaviour of exchange rates.

A well-respected figure in the investment finance industry, he has worked at UBS and Credit Suisse in Switzerland, and later headed the Research for Asia at Bank Julius Baer & Co. in Singapore. He also served as the Chief Investment Officer of the bank for a while.

Dr. Anantha Nageswaran presently teaches international economics, exchange rates, and financial markets at leading B-Schools in Singapore as well as India. He regularly writes for his Tuesday column in Mint, an Indian daily business newspaper. He is also a regular commentator on global and regional economies in Bloomberg, Reuters and CNBC.