May 30, 2019

Lighthouse Announces Operating Partner Hire

Lighthouse, India’s leading, middle market private equity firm, announces the appointment of Mr. P.K. Hariharan (“Hari”) as an Operating Partner.

Hari’s experience spans nearly 40 years, first at Proctor and Gamble and then at Coty, leading some of the best-known consumer and personal care brands in India and the region. With that, he brings extensive experience in sales and distribution, marketing, and leadership training to the Lighthouse ecosystem.

Lighthouse’s founding partner, Sean Sovak, shared “We are thrilled that Hari is joining the Lighthouse family. He brings decades of experience, and our team and entrepreneurs will benefit greatly from his guidance and know how.”

Founded in 2006 by Sachin Bhartiya, Sean Sovak and Mukund Krishnaswami, Lighthouse has earned a reputation for finding and backing some of India’s leading consumer brands. It is now investing from its newly raised Lighthouse India Fund III. Its portfolio includes marquee consumer-centric brands such as snack foods powerhouse Bikaji Foods; luxury Ayurvedic brand Kama; FabIndia, leading home improvement brand; Cera Sanitaryware; healthcare products company Tynor Orthotics; online beauty giant; and QSR chain Wow!Momo.

(As published in on , May 30 2019. )

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