Shivanandan Ashok Dalvie is the founder of Cotton Tree Management Limited. Cotton Tree advises on private equity investments in technology enabled companies in the consumer, industrial and business services sectors across Asia and with focus on India.
Prior to founding Cotton Tree, he was a partner with AEA Investors, a U.S. private equity firm with $16 billion under management. Over his two decades at AEA Investors, he led investments across multiple industry sectors including consumer, industrial, technology, media and business services. He joined the firm in New York in 1997 and moved to Hong Kong in 2007 to lead its Asian business. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing all aspects of the Asian business from leading the investment team to overseeing operating partners and managing relationships with limited partners.
Prior to AEA, he was in the mergers and acquisitions group of Credit Suisse First Boston in New York where he advised a diverse set of international clients. He also previously worked with Microsoft Corporation in Redmond as a Product Manager and was an executive with ChrysCapital in Mumbai.
Shivanandan is an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in computer science and economics with Honors from Yale University.