Meet Our Team

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Sameer A H

Founder & Managing Director
  • >12 years of Deal-making experience
  • With ICICI Securities (I-Sec) - consistently ranked among the top investment banks in India - for over 8 years
  • During his tenure with Vidura and I-Sec, he originated and executed multiple Private Equity and M&A deals and received the award of ‘Deal-maker of the Year’ in 2013 at I-Sec, the year the award was instituted
  • MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta where he graduated with B S Dua Award for outstanding Organisational Ability and Bachelors in Engineering (B.E) from NIT Surathkal
  • Prior to his MBA, he worked with Coca-Cola India for 2 years
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Arivazhagan G D

Vice President
  • >9 years of experience including 7+ years of PE, VC and Investment Banking experience
  • Before Vidura, he has worked with organizations like Rokitt Inc. (VC firm), Credit Access Asia (PE firm) and Northern Arc (IFMR Capital) where he was responsible for sourcing investment ideas, executing and monitoring the investments
  • Has worked on M&A and Private Equity deals on both buy-side and sell-side across financial services, technology, real estate, e-commerce, travel, engineering and industrial sectors
  • Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and holds MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
  • Has completed Bachelors in Engineering (B.E) from College of Engineering, Guindy and worked with Cisco Networks for 2 years
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Karuna Lulla

Co-founder & Vice President
  • >7 years of deal-making experience with Vidura Capital and ICICI Securities across multiple transactions & sectors
  • Worked on multiple PE and M&A deals at ICICI Securities for 3+ years and Vidura Capital for 4+ years
  • Garnered exposure in the Middle East while working with Protiviti Consulting and Emkaan Investments
  • MBA Gold Medalist from Institute of Management Technology, Dubai
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Prachi Malpani

Senior Associate
  • >3 years of work experience across Industries and Customized research experience with CRISIL, an S&P Global Company
  • During her tenure with Crisil, she worked closely with Industry players and investors
  • During her articleship, she worked in auditing firms servicing Engineering companies such as Crompton Greaves and L&T
  • A Chartered Accountant & Candidate - CFA level 3