In addition to his tyre businesses, which come under the Zenises banner, Harjeev Kandhari has taken on an additional non-executive chairman role at Walpole Capital, a venture capital firm based in London.
Kandhari has previously worked with Merrill Lynch in investment banking and with New Media Spark in technology venture capital where he was instrumental in setting up EO.com, one of the first platforms to do IPOs online. He currently lives between Dubai and London and sits on numerous boards in a non-executive capacity.
Walpole Capital commented on the appointment: “Mr Kandhari brings a wealth of experience and relationships to Walpole. He is one of the few individuals that we know that has married so well his experiences in investment banking and tech venture capital with his ability to build and grow entrepreneurial businesses. As we look to infuse more technology based ideas in growing our investee companies we believe that his ability to advise us on this will prove invaluable. Moreover his ability to see horizontally across various industries rather than just through a single industry vertical will allow our investee companies to benefit greatly from his expertise.”
Harjeev Kandhari added: “I am very proud to be associated with such a talented group of individuals. Not only are they thought leaders in their individual fields they share the same passion to create social impact that I do. Their belief in the social purpose that companies must have is integral to their process for selection and growth of investee companies. I believe this form of ethical investing is the future and I look forward to being a part of it.”
The WallpoleCapital.com domain was reserved on 4 July 2014 and is registered to Harjeev Kandhari at same address as Zenises headquarters in Dubai.