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Chirag Negandhi
Jt. MD & Co-CEO
Chirag is the Joint MD & Co-CEO at Axis Capital.
Beginning his career in 2005 as a lead analyst, he advanced to become the youngest MD’s in the industry by 2014. He has been consistently recognized for his insights in the real estate and media segments by leading financial journalists. After becoming Co-CEO in 2018, he has helped develop and sustain Axis Capital’s position as the dominant ECM house in Indian capital markets. He has continued to scale new heights, raising upwards of USD 20 billion in equity for India Inc’s top tier amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He has successfully envisioned and established Axis Capital as a full service go-to banker for India Inc- advising on the largest PE buyout and corporate restructuring transactions in India in 2020.
Chirag has completed his education from Purdue University, Indiana, where he graduated in the top percentile of his class.
A sports enthusiast, Chirag loves tennis, squash, and cricket. A strong champion of women’s rights and development opportunities, Chirag founded a family trust in 2016 to provide educational opportunity to girls from socially and economically disadvantaged communities of India. Chirag is also a recipient of the prestigious ET 40 under 40 awards.
Chirag Negandhi
Jt. MD & Co-CEO
Chirag is the Joint MD & Co-CEO at Axis Capital.
Beginning his career in 2005 as a lead analyst, he advanced to become the youngest MD’s in the industry by 2014. He has been consistently recognized for his insights in the real estate and media segments by leading financial journalists. After becoming Co-CEO in 2018, he has helped develop and sustain Axis Capital’s position as the dominant ECM house in Indian capital markets. He has continued to scale new heights, raising upwards of USD 20 billion in equity for India Inc’s top tier amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He has successfully envisioned and established Axis Capital as a full service go-to banker for India Inc- advising on the largest PE buyout and corporate restructuring transactions in India in 2020.
Chirag has completed his education from Purdue University, Indiana, where he graduated in the top percentile of his class.
A sports enthusiast, Chirag loves tennis, squash, and cricket. A strong champion of women’s rights and development opportunities, Chirag founded a family trust in 2016 to provide educational opportunity to girls from socially and economically disadvantaged communities of India. Chirag is also a recipient of the prestigious ET 40 under 40 awards.

Key People

Umesh Agrawal
Managing Director- Healthcare
Nitin Idnani
Executive Director – Real Estate, Ports & Airports
Suraj Krishnaswamy
Executive Director – Energy
Amit Jain
Managing Director – Pharma