Amara Partners

Parag Shah


Mr. Parag Shah is Founder and Partner of Amara Partners, an early-stage Private Equity fund. Amara Partners provides growth capital to businesses and supports entrepreneurs in business transformation, innovation, change management and institutionalization.

Prior to this venture, in a career spanning over 24 years, Parag has held various positions with the Mahindra Group. He has extensive experience in building new businesses, startups, turn arounds, joint ventures, and mergers & acquisitions. In his last role, Parag was Member of the Group Executive Board and Head, Mahindra Accelo. Parag was one of the chief architects and Managing Partner of Mahindra Partners, the 1 Bn USD Private Equity and Venture Capital division of the Group which was responsible for incubation, turnaround and investments in several sectors like Cleantech, Retail, Boat Manufacturing, Consulting, Media, Healthcare, Conveyor Systems, AI & Analytics. He was an Executive Committee member of various councils of Mahindra Learning University. He was the Group lead for business representation in Israel.

Parag is a Director on several companies such as Mahindra Accelo, Mahindra Waste to Energy, Indian and Eastern Engineer Company, MME (Sharjah), PT MASI (Indonesia), Global Chess League (Geneva) & PSL Media and Communication. He is also an Independent Director on the board of HDFC AMC Ltd.

Parag holds a BS Degree in Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology with special electives in Psychology and Manufacturing Technology. He is also a graduate of the General Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Parag has been recognized by Economic Times & Spencer Stuart as India’s Top 40 Business Leaders under the age of 40.  He was also featured by India Today as ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ in their anniversary issue. Parag has been an Executive Committee Member of the CII National Committee on Private Equity and Venture Capital, FICCI Solar Energy Task Force, CII National Committee on Renewable Energy, American Alumni Association, CII National Healthcare Council in addition to other external associations. He is also an angel investor & is on the advisory board of Trustees of The IndUS Entrepreneurs, Mumbai (TiE).

Parag is affiliated with various NGO associations such as Sabarkanta Relief Committee and S&G Charitable Trust. He has also been a Founder Director of “Executives Without Borders”, an NGO based in USA

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