Our People

Karam Butalia

Executive Chairman

  • Karam has over 37 years of experience and has led / participated in numerous deals, including some landmark transactions in Asia.
  • Prior to founding KV Asia Capital, he was the ex-global head of Standard Chartered Private Equity where he built a highly successful platform generating strong returns across all Asian markets.  Prior to SCPE, he held various positions during a 24 year tenure with Citigroup throughout the region, including Founding MD / Partner for CVC Asia Pacific Fund I and Group Head of Indonesia.
  • Karam holds an MBA from The University of Hull, MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and BA Economics (Honours) from St. Stephen’s College.