Founder and Managing Director
Dhruva Advisors has been founded by Vasudha Madhavan as a specialist investment banking firm focusing on mid-size companies in Technology & Manufacturing sectors in India and the US. This firm is a logical extension of Vasudha’s wide and deep professional experience of 13 years in Corporate & Investment Banking with leading organizations like Citibank and ICICI Bank, as well as boutique investment banking, based in Mumbai and Bangalore.
Vasudha has handled several marquee client engagements for leading corporate & financial institution clients, in the areas of private equity & debt fund raising, corporate financial strategy and structured finance. She was also responsible for setting up the Private Equity business vertical for Citibank India, as part of the Corporate & Investment Banking team in Mumbai. She has also been part of Citibank’s Risk Management team for mid-size corporates, managing the bank’s lending decisions to a portfolio of companies in ITES, auto components, facilities management services, logistics, diversified manufacturing etc.
Through her career thus far, Vasudha has managed client and investor interactions across India, USA, Singapore, Hongkong, Western Europe, Mauritius etc.
Vasudha earned her MBA in Finance from XLRI, Jamshedpur and her Bachelors degree in Commerce from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.
She is also a certified Advanced Scuba Diver and enjoys photography, having held several solo and group exhibitions of her work.