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Ajit AbrahamVenture Partner

Ajit is a Venture Partner at Elevar. He engages with Elevar and its portfolio companies across India and Latin America, on people and talent related aspects.

Ajit is a Human Resources (HR) professional with nearly 40 years of rich and varied strategic and operational HR experience in a range of challenging environments. He has worked with well-established companies across different sectors – Murugappa Group, Birlasoft, Eicher Motors (Royal Enfield) as well as with companies in their formative / early days like Mahindra Holidays & Resorts, Mobil Oil Corporation’s South Asian operations, Sify Ltd and Ad2pro (his last assignment before joining Elevar). He has also been a Business Manager and an Entrepreneur, which enables him to understand the business needs of organizations and develop appropriate business-aligned people strategies and interventions.

Ajit’s experience covers the entire gamut of people practices including organizational design and restructuring, building innovative & robust compensation practices, recruitment, career and succession planning, retention strategies, putting together high performing leadership teams and formulating appropriate HR policies & processes to drive performance in organizations.

Ajit holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Madras School of Social Work, and an Advance Diploma in Human Resources from the University of Manchester. He holds a training certification from the Industrial Training Society, United Kingdom.

What are the most and least favorite parts of your job?

I love working to solve the real problems and issues in portfolio companies. Least favorite would be doing the routine administrative work which adds no value.

What makes for a good Elevarian?

Someone who is passionate about impacting the lives of the low income communities, takes ownership, extremely competent, humble and is always learning.

How is Elevar different to the jobs you’ve done before?

In my previous jobs, I worked within companies to influence changes at strategic levels to help businesses results. With Elevar, I have to influence Founders from the outside to make an impact on their businesses.