Siddharth Yog

BA, Delhi University; MBA, Harvard University Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Xander Group

Siddharth Yog is the Managing Partner of The Xander Group Inc., an investment firm he co-founded in 2005 that currently manages ~ US$ 1.8 Billion of equity. As Chair of the Investment Committee for the Xander India Real Estate Private Equity Funds, and of the Credit Committee for Xander Finance, the firm’s high yield credit arm, Sid has been responsible for overseeing $ 1.2 Billion of investments into India, focused primarily on companies and assets in the real estate, retail and entertainment, infrastructure and hospitality sectors.

Sid has been involved in global real estate and infrastructure for the last 18 years. From 1999 to 2002 he was based in Singapore and Hong Kong as Founder Director of CB Richard Elli's Asia/Pacific strategic consulting practice. Earlier from 1994 to 1998, he helped set up CB Richard Ellis' (CBRE) India operations and led the consulting, valuation and research groups. During this time, he was responsible for structuring and implementing some of the largest public-private partnerships and privatisation programmes in Asian and Indian real estate and infrastructure. Sid has also worked at Bain & Company in New York, Deutsche Bank Real Estate Investment Management GmbH in Frankfurt and Feedback Ventures in New Delhi.

Sid received an MBA from the Harvard Business School with highest distinction and was elected a Baker Scholar. He was also elected President of his Harvard Business School Class. Earlier he earned an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and was elected head of the Students Union.

He currently serves on the boards of multiple Xander investee companies including as Chairman on the board of Virtuous Retail Limited, a pan India retail development and operating company. He is also an independent director on the board of Sinclairs Hotels Limited. Earlier, he served on the board of directors of the Harvard Business School alumni association from 2003-2004; and helped found the India Brand Equity Foundation's "Experience India" program for global students of business. He is a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Sid is a frequent guest on TV and in 2004 was profiled by CNBC as a “Young Turk”. In 2006 he was voted by Private Equity Real Estate magazine as one of 20 global stars of the future. He splits his time equally between New York, London and New Delhi.

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