University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Archana Hingorani

CEO and Executive Director of IL&FS Investment Managers Limited

Dr. Hingorani, has over 28 years experience in the financial services business, teaching and research. Her focus has been on private equity, project finance and financial structuring, with a specialization in infrastructure, manufacturing and real estate projects. She has been with the IL&FS Group for 21 years, and has performed a multitude of roles – starting off as an economist and moving on to project finance, and asset management. Dr. Hingorani’s focus over the last 19 years has been on private equity fund management. She is one of the founding members of the IL&FS private equity business and has overseen investments with an aggregate capitalization value in excess of US$ 15 bn. In her present role as Chief Executive Officer, she leads an investment team of around 75 professionals.

Dr Hingorani is a graduate of University of Bombay and holds a MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Hingorani is a member of the India CEO Forum, affiliated with International Market Assessment, Asia (IMA), Young Presidents Organization (Mumbai Chapter), and of the United Nations Environment Programme, Finance Initiative and the Finance Commission, Asia representative. She also serves on the Advisory Council of EMPEA for Asia.

Dr Hingorani has been awarded the "Ten most influential women in private real estate investing" by PERE in 2010, "Most Powerful Women" 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Business Today (an Indian publication). Recently, Dr Hingorani was selected among the top 25 most influential women in Asia Asset Management by Asian Investor.

Dr Hingorani currently resides in Mumbai, India.

IL&FS Investment Managers is India’s largest domestic private equity fund manager with US$ 3.2 bn under management across growth, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.