Mr. Kikani is a Senior Partner of AION India Investment Advisors Private Limited. Prior to joining AION he spent 15 years with ICICI. As part of ICICI Bank’s senior management team, most recently he served as the Global Head of Structured Finance & Special Situations at ICICI Bank, where he oversaw India focused investment teams based in Mumbai, Singapore and London. Prior to this, Mr. Kikani established and headed the corporate and investment banking business for ICICI Bank UK PLC focusing on leveraged and structured finance transactions, both outbound and inbound for Indian companies, with teams based in the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kikani has amassed deep experience in investing in Indian enterprises in the areas of project finance, structured finance and debt restructuring. He was a founding director of ARCIL, India’s first and largest ARC, and has been part of the CDR decision making body which approves restructurings, also known as the CDR Empowered Group. Mr. Kikani has led five of the largest multibillion dollar debt restructurings in India over the past decade in the oil & gas and iron & steel sectors. Mr. Kikani has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and an MBA from the University of Bombay and is a charter holder member of the
CFA Institute, USA.