Ajit Nedungadi founded and currently heads TA Associates in Europe. He is also the managing partner and chair of the investment committee. He has more than 19 years of experience in the private equity industry. Ajit’s primary focus is in the technology industry, but he has also sponsored investments across the asset management, insurance brokerage, medical device and healthcare services, and consumer/e-commerce sectors.
Prior to joining TA in 1999 in Boston, Ajit was at Trilogy Software, Investcorp International, and Credit Suisse First, Boston. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and economics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University, and an MBA degree as a Baker Scholar from the Harvard Business School.
Aliya Kanji serves on the Advisory Board for Princeton International Relations and Regional Studies, the Center for Global India at Princeton, the Mpala Institute at Princeton, the Jackson School at Yale, and the Harvard Business School Alumni Board.
She graduated from Princeton University in 1997 with a Cum Laude degree in Economics and obtained Certificates in Political Economy, Latin American Studies and Spanish. She graduated from Harvard Business School in 2002 with a Masters in Business Administration. She worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company before joining the management team of Saks Fifth Avenue to launch their electronic commerce business. Aliya pursued her interest in luxury retail as the Head of Marketing for DeBeers Diamond Jewellers in London. In 2009, Aliya left DeBeers to start a residential real estate development business, AKN Properties Incorporated. In 2022, Aliya graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and set up a private practice as a Nutritional and Lifestyle consultant.