Mr. Amit Kothari is the Executive Director of Interstar Advisory Services. He leads the firm’s operational consulting services team delivering turnaround and strategic support to middle and large companies. Interstar is also a leading EYFS and K-12 education provider across multiple curricula with a network of over 15,000 students across 6 campuses which include Delhi Private School, Victory Heights Primary School and Wonder Years Nursery.
Prior to joining Interstar, Amit Kothari was the Chief Administrative Officer at the Abraaj Group, a global PE firm based in Dubai. In this position he was responsible for group wide operations. He started at Abraaj Group as a Principal in the Portfolio Management team where he developed business strategies and plans and implemented operational excellence and turnaround programs for Abraaj’s portfolio companies; identifying commercial synergies and advising Management teams on re-organizations and new recruitments across the portfolio of investments.
Prior to Abraaj, he was the Assistant to the Executive Committee Member for South Asia/ASEAN at the Holcim Group, based in Switzerland. In this position, he supported the Executive Committee across strategic and operational initiatives including the acquisition and integration of ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements. Prior to this role he was a Corporate Finance Specialist with the Group’s Corporate Finance team where he co-managed group capital market transactions and global bank relationships. He started his career as a Financial Controller.