Private equity is increasingly the phrase used for larger Venture Capital firms. There is also a more regular career track beginning to form for many top VCs. Private equity professionals increasingly either move from an operations role or from corporate finance.
The last year saw interesting career moves for industry professionals in the emerging markets along with transition from big to small firms or shifts from industry domains to private equity. In the emerging markets with high growth, talent does get ahead, whatever the gender, which will be the challenge for the Americans.
One such high rising female in India is Vishaka Mulye. She took over from Renuka Ramnath as the new MD & CEO of ICICI Venture in April 2009. A career banker who joined ICICI group in 1993, Mulye has occupied various roles in treasury, structured products and insurance. She was the CFO of the bank between 2005 and 2007 and later the CEO of ICICI Lombard General Insurance. Her appointment at the helm of India's largest private equity fund (with about $2 billion fund under management) has catapulted her into the big league.
Jacoline Loewen, Expert on private equity and author of Money Magnet, Attract Investors to Your Business.