Sandeep Singhal, a co-founder and Managing Director of WestBridge Capital, is based out of Bengaluru. He also co-founded and was Managing Director of Sequoia Capital India. Sandeep serves or has served on the boards of more than 25 public and private companies.
Sandeep is a founder and serves as the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad Endowment and a founder and board member of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi Endowment. He is a founder of the Ashoka University and the Plaksha University, through his family foundation. He also serves as a trustee on the board of Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment and has served as a trustee for the India Foundation for the Arts. In addition, he co-founded, with Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand, the WestBridge Anand Chess Academy, a fellowship programme to nurture and mentor some of the top chess talents in the country in their bid to become world champions.
Sandeep holds an MBA with distinction from IIM Ahmedabad, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he was awarded the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship, and a BTech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi.