Gopal is the Chairman & MD of TVS Capital Funds Limited, that has launched an India focused growth private equity fund. The vision is to develop and nurture India’s mid-cap businesses into world class companies. The fund will make investments in companies that are at the intersection of high growth consumer consumption driven opportunities and a developmental theme, such as organizing the unorganized/inefficient sectors. The fund will target to source proprietary investment opportunities, and be a strategic partner to the entrepreneur and the enterprise to help expand businesses beyond their existing roots, professionalize their operations and enhance their management team.
Gopal, a member of the TVS family, is the founder and Chairman of TVS Electronics Limited, and is a Director in TVS & Sons Ltd, the holding company and several group companies. Gopal was also a Board member in Great Lakes Institute of Management.
Gopal was the Chairman of the “Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)” Tamil Nadu State Council for the fiscal year ’07-’08. He was also the Chairman of CII National Committee for Private Equity & Venture Capital for the fiscal year ’10-’11. He has also served on various leadership roles in several business associations.
Gopal has incubated over eight businesses, and has over twenty five years of operational experience in India, along with a wide network of relationships across the world.
A passionate entrepreneur, he is also actively involved in the promotion of Entrepreneurship as an angel investor. He is associated with Chennai Angels as well as TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) where he provides guidance to the budding entrepreneurs on incubating businesses.
Gopal earned a B.Com from Loyola College, Chennai and an MBA from University of Michigan, USA.