Samir has an extensive general management experience of over 30 years. He has served as the President and CEO of major businesses of General Electric in South Asia and as the CEO & Managing Director of Tyco Electronics in South Asia, for over 11 years.
After close to 3 decades in industry, Samir quit his corporate career for an entrepreneurial innings as a Private Equity fund manager. He co-founded Forum Synergies which invests growth capital in Indian SMEs in select verticals.
Samir has driven business strategy, business model transformation and explosive growth through organic as well as M&A initiatives; built world-class teams, brands and distribution channels; fostered engineering and process innovation and established globally competitive sourcing models.
Some of his key achievements include leading successful start-ups, negotiating M&A deals with Indian companies and multinational corporations (MNCs) from Korea, Germany and the U.S.A., setting up joint ventures and turning around loss-making companies within short periods of time.
Managing Director, Castle Harlan Inc.; Associate Director, CHAMP Private Equity; Executive, McKinsey & Company; Executive, Gutteridge