TMF Group appoints Head of Fund Services in India

TMF Group, a global professional services firm, has appointed Gaurav Rishi Mehra as part of its Fund Services team.

TMF Group’s Fund Services delivers a holistic suite of fund administration and related services across Private Equity, Real Assets (including Real Estate), Infrastructure, Debt and Venture Capital. Over the past months, the practice not only hired many senior level talents in key markets but went through major acquisitions in Europe and the US, thus pursuing the goals both to serve an international clientele and to expand its services.
 
Mehra joins TMF Group as Head of Fund Services in India, overseeing the company’s Fund Services offering in the emerging market in South Asia, aiming to maximise the region’s potential and improve existing processes to enable the company to expand its reach and proposition.
 
Mehra has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial and asset management areas, as well as valuation of illiquid securities, financial reporting, GAAP and investor relations. He has shown dynamic leadership and expertise in the design and implementation of finance change projects, as well as process improvements to enhance operational efficiencies, improve data quality, reduce delivery time and create strong governance frameworks. He previously worked as an Associate Director at KPMG, having occupied global leadership positions in leading international financial institutions such as State Street, Goldman Sachs and EY, where he developed his extensive background. He will now report to Andrew O’Shea, Global Head of Funds Services.
 
Andrew O’Shea, says: “TMF Group is continuously focusing on hiring the best people, as evidenced by the many recent key newcomers in different markets, spanning from the USA to the APAC region. Gaurav, the most recent, is an incredible professional with an impeccable track record in the financial and funds areas. His leadership skills and market knowledge, as well as his experience in the design and implementation of projects will be valuable assets in the next steps TMF Group will take to improve its funds services proposition.”
 
Shagun Kumar, Managing Director at TMF India, says: “We believe there are strong opportunities in India, which align with our plans for the Funds business. We are committed to recruit the best talents in the market, and Gaurav’s hiring is a clear sign of our strategy. Under his leadership we expect our funds team to grow significantly.”
 
Mehra says: “TMF Group a great company with a strong position in the funds market. The recent moves, such as the acquisition of Selectra in Luxembourg and VBO in the United States, show that it is committed to expanding its funds services offering. I am truly honoured to be a part of this transformation and eager to contribute with the next steps the company will take."