Mandar Kulkarni


Mandar has close to 8 years of experience that includes a mix of operating as well as corporate finance advisory roles. Prior to joining Zanskar Advisors, Mandar was at SBI Capital Markets, where he helped SMEs across sectors raise private equity funding. Before completing his MBA, Mandar worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Webaroo (GupShup) – a startup incubated at the IIT Bombay business incubator.


Mandar holds a BE (Computer Science) from VJTI (Mumbai University) and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from XLRI Jamshedpur. He loves to read, write and watch humor; and is also actively involved with couple of NGOs.


He was one of the founding team members of IDFC Capital (erstwhile SSKI Corporate Finance) and the key driver for the Private Equity syndication practice when Private Equity industry was in its infancy in India. Subsequently, he spent 3 years at GE Capital as part of the small GE Equity India team investing in Indian companies. He then did a stint as COO of Miditech, one of the leading independent Television content production companies leading every function in the company other than Creative. Mukesh then moved to Ernst & Young as a senior member of the transactions team focusing on Technology & Entertainment industry. Given his past experience and expertise, he was assigned the role of the national transactions leader for the Media & Entertainment industry at E&Y.


Mukesh has also done very brief stints in Investment Banking in SBI Capital Markets, Kotak Mahindra and Equirus Capital.


Mukesh holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata and a B.Tech. (Mech. Engg.) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Mukesh loves trekking and has been to places like Roopkund, Doditaal and Ladakh. He aspires to climb Mount Everest someday.

Mukesh Jain


Over his 22 years of work life, Mukesh has worked in senior roles in Investment Banking, Private Equity and General Management. These exposures have given him a well-rounded view of businesses and their drivers. He has served in early stage Indian firms as well as global MNCs giving him a very diverse and rich work experience.


Mukesh’s transactions experience spans Venture Capital / Private Equity syndication and Mergers & Acquisitions advisory, across sectors. He has successfully closed transactions in IT Services, Media & Entertainment, Digital Media, Telecom Infrastructure Software, Healthcare and Manufacturing amongst others. He enjoys senior level access in most Private Equity / Venture Capital funds having interacted with them over the years and closing transactions with many.



Our team comes with rich transaction & sector expertise and relationships at the decision making level of the Private Equity Fund / Institutional Investor community. The team is based on professionals with strong academic & organizational foundations, drive & work ethic.

Zanskar Advisors

Ujjawal Kumar


Ujjawal has over 2 years of experience with Cognizant that includes working as a team member in the Strategy and M&A team of Cognizant Infrastructure services and as a Consultant in the Retail division of Cognizant Business Consulting. Prior to his MBA, he has also worked for a year as a graduate trainee in the Aerospace division of W.S. Atkins, an engineering consultancy firm headquartered in UK.

Ujjawal holds a B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) from NIT Surat, an MBA in Finance and Strategy from IIM Shillong and has also passed CFA Level 2 examination. He loves to read and travel and takes keen interest in Indian Stock markets for value investing opportunities.