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Arshiya Singh is a results driven and diligent financial investor with over 10 years of experience in private equity and fixed income investing across India, US, China and Australia. She is passionate about building brands and helping companies achieve their goals. Arshiya is currently a Principal at a growth equity and mid-market focused boutique private equity fund called Henderson Equity Partners. At Henderson, Arshiya specializes in the consumer sector and her areas of expertise include portfolio management, financial restructuring, turnaround situations, M&A and exits. She is deeply committed to enhancing stakeholder value and strongly believes in the India growth story. During her time at Henderson, Arshiya has successfully led the disinvestments of several portfolio companies in India and China. She is actively involved with all fundraising, budgeting and growth initiatives of her portfolio companies. Arshiya is on the Board of Henderson India.
Prior to Henderson, Arshiya was heading the strategy and business development team for a Gurgaon-based consulting firm – Cians Analytics – that provides research and analytics support to global investment banks and advisory firms. At Cians, Arshiya spearheaded a new B2C initiative which included revamping the business model and developing a strong sales pipeline. Arshiya started her finance career as a Fixed Income trader at Lehman Brothers in New York, where she was financing sovereign and corporate debt for hedge funds while providing liquidity on borrows for short sales. At Lehman, Arshiya’s role was to formulate trade ideas with the emerging market team for hedge funds that impacted US$10 billion worth of client balances. She was actively involved in recruiting and served as a mentor to new analysts from her alma mater.
Arshiya holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (UVa). She currently serves as an Advisor on the Board of the UVa India Chapter and is an active member of the Harvard Club of India. Arshiya received an award from the Women Economic Forum as part of their “Exceptional Women of Excellence” series at their global conference held in New Delhi in May 2018. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and two sons. Arshiya is a Fellow of the seventh class - Shaken Not Stirred - of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.