Mr. Chandra joined Bain Capital in early 2008 to found the Mumbai office and today is the Managing Director of Bain Capital Advisors. Mr. Chandra spent most of his professional career at DSP Merrill Lynch, India's leading investment bank. At the firm, he had direct oversight of its Global Markets & Investment Banking business. He retired from DSP Merrill Lynch in 2007 as its Board Member & Managing Director. Previously, Mr. Chandra was a partner, since inception, of NSR Advisors, which advised NSR Private Equity, a $1.3 bn fund focused on the sub-continent. Prior to his MBA, Mr. Chandra worked for over two years at India's leading engineering & construction firm, Larsen & Toubro. Mr. Chandra was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007. He is active in India’s not- for- profit space and serves as a Trustee/Board Member of The Akanksha Foundation (providing education to less privileged children), GiveIndia (India's leading philanthropic exchange), and Creditibility Alliance (working towards uplifting standards of NGOs).
Mr. Chandra received his MBA from Boston College, on a full research scholarship, and was awarded the school's Distinguished Alumni in 2007. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from VJTI, Bombay University.