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Manisha Girotra CEO of Moelis India

Staff writer | Mumbai, India | July 13, 2012
Manisha GirotraMoelis & Company, a global investment bank, announced its expansion into India with the appointment of Manisha Girotra as chief executive officer of Moelis India.
Ms. Girotra joins Moelis & Company after a 16 year career with UBS where she was most recently CEO & Country Head in India managing its investment bank, commercial bank, markets, equity research and wealth management divisions.

Ms. Girotra started her career with ANZ Grindlays in 1992; she joined BZW, Barclays Plc.’s investment banking arm, in 1994 and shifted to UBS in 1998 as head of the Delhi office.

Ms. Girotra has worked on a number of marquee deals during her career including the largest cross-border deal in Indian history, Vodafone’s acquisition of HITL’s interest in Hutchison Essar, the sale of Zain to Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries joint venture with Pioneer Natural Resources and Newpek, and The Birla Group’s acquisition of Novelis.

Last year, Ms. Girotra was nominated to Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business Club and she has appeared in Business Today’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in India for the past five years.

A gold medallist from the Delhi School of Economics and a topper in Economics (Honours) from St. Stephen's, New Delhi Ms. Girotra holds a postgraduate degree in economics.