Amit Chandra has been appointed non-executive director of Tata Sons. Mr Chandra joined Bain Capital as managing director in early 2008, and is a part of the firm’s leadership team in Asia.
Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr Chandra spent most of his professional career at DSP Merrill Lynch, a leading investment bank in India. At the firm, he had direct oversight of its global markets and investment banking business, which included the firm's substantial principal investment businesses. He retired from DSP Merrill Lynch in 2007 as its board member and managing director to move to private equity.
Mr Chandra was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007 and was named in Asia's Heroes of Philanthropy list by Forbes in 2016, along with his wife Archana. He currently serves or in the past has served as a member of the board of directors of a number of leading companies like Tata Sons, Genpact, L&T Finance, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Piramal Enterprises and Tata Investment Corporation. He is also active in India’s not-for-profit space and is or has been associated as a trustee of Tata Trusts, a founder / board member of Ashoka University and a board member of GiveIndia (India's leading philanthropic exchange), and with The Akanksha Foundation. He is also a member of the advisory boards of Bridgespan in India, the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthrophy, and Swades Foundation.
He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from VJTI, Bombay University, after which he worked at India's leading engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro. He then received his MBA from Boston College and was awarded the school's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007.