Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
Mr. Mehra is our Chief Executive Officer and is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Periphas Capital, a private equity investing firm focused on making investments in technology-enabled businesses, business services, industrials and consumer industries. Prior to founding Periphas Capital in 2017, Mr. Mehra worked at Goldman Sachs for thirty-one years where he most recently served as Partner from 1998 to 2016. Sanjeev was a founding member of Goldman Sachs’ Principal Investment Area (“PIA”), the firm’s private investing arm of its Merchant Banking Division (“MBD”), and over a 27-year tenure in the group, led 37 transactions with an invested cost of $4.8 billion. These included LBOs and growth capital investments in companies in the industrial, business services, technology and consumer sectors. He served as Co-Head of the US private equity business, on PIA’s Investment Committee, and as a Partner of the firm for 18 years.
Mr. Mehra has served on the boards of over 25 portfolio companies, including: Allflex USA, Inc.; Amscan Holdings, Inc.; Aramark; Burger King Holdings, Inc; Great Plains Software, Inc.; Hexcel Corporation; Interline Brands; KAR Auction Services, Inc.; Nalco Company; NetJets Inc.; SunGard Data Systems, Inc; and TVS Logistics Services Limited; among others. Prior to attending graduate school and joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Mehra was employed by McKinsey & Company as an analyst. Mr. Mehra serves on the Board of Directors of the World Wildlife Fund. Mr. Mehra earned an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Harvard College magna cum laude.