Founder & Chairman, TCG CREST
Dr. Purnendu Chatterjee is the Founder and Chairman of The Chatterjee Group (TCG). Founded in 1989, TCG is a premier private equity firm, with investments and operations spanning several continents and industries. From 1989 to 2000, Dr. Chatterjee had been closely associated with Soros Fund Management, and he served as an Investment Advisor to entities in the Quantum Group of Funds for over 13 years. In this role, Dr. Chatterjee had been responsible for investments of over $3 billion around the world.
As a Partner at McKinsey & Company Inc., Dr. Chatterjee advised leading companies on strategic, organizational, and operational issues.
Under Dr. Chatterjee’s leadership, TCG has garnered over 3 decades of experience in leveraged acquisitions of operating companies and other private-equity transactions. TCG has compiled a highly successful investment record in India in a number of key areas, including: Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Information Technology Services, Software, Engineering, Petrochemicals, Chemicals, and Real Estate.
As one of the primary founders of the Indian School of Business, Dr. Chatterjee is passionately committed to promoting Entrepreneurship as the key to India’s economic development. He is a trustee of The Asia Society and is a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Board at the University of California, Berkeley. He also serves on the Boards of several Group portfolio companies.
Dr. Chatterjee received a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Chatterjee is also the founder and Chairman of TCG CREST.