Milind Sarwate



Milind Sarwate is the Founder & CEO of Increate Value Advisors LLP.

“Increate” means “Uncreated” or “Undiscovered”. Milind set up Increate in 2015 as his second career as an entrepreneur, to help organizations & individuals discover, develop & deliver business & social value. For this, he contributes as required- as Advisor, Mentor, Board Member, or Investor, leveraging his 36-year experience including long stints in Marico & Godrej.

His Advisory roles in Business Value  Creation encompass the following

  • Helping Private Equity Investors enhance Investee Companies’ value, especially in Consumer / Retail Sectors, across listed and unlisted companies.
  • Mentoring promoters and corporate professionals for effective Promotership & Governance
  • Capability building and Enhancing effectiveness of Corporate functions, like Finance, HR & Strategy
  • Maximizing Value in IPOs / M&As/ Corporate Structuring

His Advisory roles in Social Value Creation cover:

  • Guiding Companies in CSR strategy and execution
  • Helping Non-Profit Organizations grow and widen their social impact
  • Being the middleware between the Social Sector and the Corporate Business sector

His Directorships include listed companies- Mahindra Finance, Glenmark, Metropolis, and 2 unlisted companies- Eternis and WheelsEMI, with focus on audit committee roles. He also plays Advisory Board role in Bruhat Insights Global, a start up in Artificial Intelligence in HR, and Educo, a School Support NGO

He invests in promising business/ social enterprises ( Largely SMEs), by way of venture and angel capital.

He has been awarded ICAI CFO Award (2011), CNBC TV-18 CFO Award (2012) & CFO India Hall of Fame induction (2013).

Milind is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary and Commerce Graduate. He is a CII-Fulbright Fellow (Carnegie Mellon University, U S A).

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