Luis has been involved in setting up 2 companies. In 2002, Luis set up IDFC Private Equity and in 2010 he stepped down as President & CEO. He was earlier a Partner at ChrysCapital. Prior to that, he spent 11 years in sales and trading and was a key member of the start-up team at HDFC Bank, India’s leading private sector bank. He has also worked at HSBC, Citibank, KPMG and Price Waterhouse.
Luis is a Director of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and was Co-Chairman of the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA), where he led the transformation of the association. He co-chairs the Global Advisory Board (Asia Cabinet) of the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and is Chairman, Board of Advisors, Centre for Civil Society. Luis was a member of the World Economic Forum's Expert Committee on Infrastructure Investing.
Luis received an MBA from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Luis is also involved with a few not-for-profit education initiatives and advises a few start-ups and early stage companies.
IDFC Private Equity
IDFC Private Equity manages a corpus of INR 60 billion (USD1.3 billion) across three funds and is India’s largest and most active private equity fund focused on infrastructure. The Funds’ investors include leading Indian and global institutional investors.
IDFC PE was set up in 2002 and is a 100% subsidiary of IDFC. IDFC was set up in 1997 and had a very successful IPO in 2005. It is India’s leading infrastructure intermediary. IDFC PE is managed by professionals with over 100 years of domestic and international experience in private equity, infrastructure, financial services and early stage companies.
IDFC PE’s past and present portfolio include GMR Infrastructure, Gujarat State Petronet, Hotel Leelaventure, Gujarat Pipavav Port, Delhi International Airport, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects, Manipal Health Systems, Ashoka Buildcon, Manipal Universal Learning, Quippo Telecom Infrastructure, Moser Baer Solar, Doshion, Goodearth Maritime, SE Forge, Deepak Cables, Green Infra and Wireless-TT Info Services.