Rainy-day Woman: Vishakha Mulye
November 11, 2010
Vishakha Mulye41, MD & CEO, ICICI Venture Funds(Number of times in BT's Most Powerful list: 3)
|Biggest achievement in 2010: Launched a $1-billion infrastructure fund and mobilised $400 million in a new PE fund|
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Eighteen months ago, Vishakha Mulye was parachuted from ICICI's general insurance subsidiary to take charge of the group's venture capital arm when a mini crisis erupted after the abrupt exit of Renuka Ramnath. It was not easy for the 41-year-old, as resignations flew on to her table in the initial days at ICICI Venture.
In October last year, she raised $400 million in difficult market conditions. A year later, she was at it again, this time launching a $1 billion infrastructure fund. She has commitments of $100 million in the bag. "We will start international road shows soon," says a beaming Mulye.