“The next 20 years are going to be the best years in the history of India. This happens in a country only once and we’re very aware of that. We want to seize that moment.“
Sandeep Singhal, co-founder and Managing Partner at WestBridge Capital is based out of Bangalore, India. Sandeep previously also co-founded Sequoia Capital India.
Sandeep has served on the board of over 25 public and private companies. Over the last two decades, he has led investments in several companies that include Dr. Lal PathLabs, Kajaria Ceramics, Indigo, Info Edge, IndiaMART, Vini Cosmetics, KPN Farm Fresh, IBO, Enrich, Healthians, Trumeds, Wooden Street, Third Wave, Britannia, Cera Sanitaryware, Just Dial, Nazara Technologies, Applabs Technologies (acquired by CSC), MarketRx Inc. (acquired by Cognizant), What’s on Media India (acquired by Tribune Digital Ventures), Stovekraft and Interactive Avenues (acquired by IPG Mediabrands).
Sandeep is a founder and serves as the Chairman of the IIMA Endowment and a Founder and board member of the IIT Delhi Endowment. He is a Founder of The Ashoka University and The Plaksha University, through his family foundation. He also serves as a trustee on the board of Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) and has served as a trustee for IFA (the India Foundation for the Arts). Sandeep also co-founded, with GM Vishwanathan Anand, the WestBridge Anand Chess Academy (WACA), a fellowship programme to nurture and mentor some of the top chess talents in the country in their bid to become world champions.
Sandeep holds an MBA with distinction from IIM Ahmedabad, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois where he was awarded the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi.