Amit is the Chairperson and founder of Bain Capital’s India Office and was a part of the Asia’s leadership team for over a decade. Prior to this, he spent most of his professional career DSP Merrill Lynch, India’s leading investment bank at that time, and retired as it’s MD and Board Member in 2007.
Amit Chandra also co-founded the ATE Chandra Foundation (ATECF), with his wife Archana, which works closely with non-profits and governments to design and scale solutions that impact the most marginalised populations. The couple was listed in Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy list in 2016 and has been consistently listed amongst India’s top 25 donors and top 3 professional donors in the country in the Hurun-Edelgive Giving list.
Amit has served on the Boards of some large companies including, Tata Sons, Piramal Enterprises, Genpact, Emcure, and L&T Finance. In the not for profit sector, he has been – a trustee of the Tata Trusts, Chairperson of Give India and The Akanksha Foundation, is a founder/trustee of Ashoka University, a member of the advisory boards of Bridgespan India, and the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy. Amit is a BE, MBA, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007. He has or continues to serve on multiple committees constituted by the Central and State Government relating to Finance, NITI Aayog, CSR, and Economic Affairs.