“Being the longest running team member Rohit Chanana has been a responsible senior member of the team at Hero Corporate Service and then at the Investment Office of Hero Enterprise. He worked closely with me for some of our key transactions and structures etc for the group. Rohit worked tirelessly and brought a sense of responsibility to the role. I wish him well in his new journey.”
Sunil Kant Munjal
Chairman – Hero Enterprise
Rohit, I enjoyed a lot working with you. Your dedication can move mountains and then it’s fun too. Best wishes.
Pankaj M Munjal
Chairman and Managing Director – Hero Cycles
Rohit and I have worked together for many years. Both as a client and a professional co-advisor, I found him very knowledgeable, incisive, practical and very open to ideas. It is a pleasure working and interacting with him. His human and interpersonal skills are also outstanding. I wish him the best.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner – AZB & Partners
Rohit is the quintessential corporate finance specialist. In his new avatar running Sarcha Advisors, he brings over 30 years’ diverse experience – helping startups; raising funds; making strategic investments; monitoring asset managers; partnering CEOs in M&A transactions; assessing restructuring strategies; and in various ways, helping create value for stakeholders while staying true to his lofty value system.
Founder & Managing Director – CRISIL
I have had the privilege of knowing Rohit for almost his entire period of leadership of Hero Corp investment office.
Rohit made sure that Hero Corp did not miss any opportunity. He always found time to receive investment proposals. His style was consistent… listen carefully, ask pertinent questions and give a reasoned decision.
As he embarks on a new career, his ever sharp and analytical mind will continue to make him excel. My best wishes to Rohit.
Founding Partner – Arpwood Capital
Rohit is one of the few family office heads in the country who has overseen full cycle of large scale wealth creation and deployment. He has a deep understanding of both the psychological makeup of large families, as well as how to manage money at a fundamental level.
Co-Founder and Managing Director – Avendus Capital
I have known Rohit for over three decades and ours has evolved from a business relationship into a friendship that I cherish.
He is a proven deal maker with the key skills of thinking win-win which have allowed him to master structuring and enhancing partnerships. The most impressive that I am aware of are his negotiated JVs with Daimler and Ergo, buy out of Honda by Hero at 50% discount and craft-full leadership in the PE partner selection process.
On a personal level, Rohit is a remarkable professional driven by values having a selfless approach and focused on outcomes.”
Former Asia Pacific CEO – Standard Chartered, Present Chairman – Centrum Group
I have known Rohit for several years now. He is a very seasoned professional who has seen every aspect of business exigencies and has answers to most of them. His advice to us on working with family offices and his support for Fireside has been invaluable. Most of all, I admire his positive attitude to life and his ability to make friends with all he interacts with. Wishing him the very best for his future endeavors.
Managing Partner – Fireside Ventures
I met Rohit Chanana in relation to a business transaction and was immediately impressed by his incredible knowledge and his values. He is a tough negotiator but extremely fair and always sees matters from both sides. I am a great admirer of him.
Chairman – Ekatra Hospitality Ventures
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rohit for the last few years and am delighted to see him leveraging his knowledge, relationships and experience to support Founders and Family Offices on their institution building journeys. His focus on values and alignment of interest is particularly important in today’s fast-paced environment.
Managing Partner – Trifecta Capital
Rohit sir has been an absolute pillar of support and guidance for us at Josh Talks. His values and principles helped us rethink those of our organizations and his calm yet energetic personality has a way that inspires Supriya and me always. Rohit sir has helped us craft our philosophy, vision, and values that guide some of the biggest decisions that we make within the organization today. He has this mind-blowing ability to articulate complex problems into simple statements and is always there to help us solve them. It is an absolute honor to have Rohit sir by our side and he is more of a dost to Supriya and me than anything else.
Shobhit Bangha & Supriya Paul
Founders – JoshTalks
Rohit sir is one of the most pragmatic individuals I’ve ever met. He’s in a true sense a dost, who’s always there for you whatever happens. He’s counseled me on how to run the company in a professional way, literally converting a small startup like Innov8 into a very disciplined company. I hope he’s able to guide, mentor and turn lives of entrepreneurs in a way that he’s done for me.
Founder – Innov8, Angel Investor
Behind a very pleasant manner, Rohit Chanana combines a sound understanding of business and finance with a good ability to listen to and to understand the motivations of all stakeholders in a complex deal. I have observed him apply this valuable combination, hands-on, in several situations to produce good outcomes.
Former Member Planning Commission and Former Chairman BCG India
Rohit Channana is a gentleman and business strategist par excellence. I have watched him at work for decades and he has always demonstrated insights and identified solutions which come home. In his many corporate responsibilities, he has always come up with result oriented packages. I wish him all of the best.
Dr. Vinayshil Gautam
Founder Director – IIM-K; 1st Head Management. Dept. IIT-D; Ex-KPMG
Rohit and I know each other for a very long time. He is a thorough professional, those who work with him, immediately see the tangible benefits to themselves and to their businesses. I am glad to see him taking the next step forward with his new venture “SARCHA ADVISORS”. I am sure this will be another successful feather in his professional hat. My best wishes to both Rohit and Sarcha Advisors.
Late Mr Akhil Bansal
Deputy CEO – KPMG India
My interaction with Mr. Chanana started with the complex multi-party transaction involving the buyout of Honda’s stake in Hero Honda. He singlehandedly led and marshaled the entire process including complex structuring and negotiations with the sellers, private equity investors and lenders on various aspects of the transaction including valuation, financing terms and legal documentation without the support of any investment banker which is normally expected in such large deals. He also guided and coordinated with all the legal, tax and accounting advisory teams representing various parties to ensure a smooth closure. It was truly admirable and inspiring.
Senior Partner – AZB & Partners
I have known Rohit in a professional capacity for many years now. He is an extremely knowledgeable person and more importantly very passionate about his work. what I like about him is his eye for detail and want to get the depth of the things. As he embarks on his new innings, I wish him the very best and the key ingredient needed for his new venture is something that he has loads of – i.e. TRUST.
Good luck Dost.
CIO Fixed Income & Head – Products Kotak Mutual Fund
I have known Rohit for over ten years and had great interactions, he is a man of integrity and values, very disciplined and focused. He has a knack of solving complex issues by using frameworks. I wish him all the best in his new role.
Partner – Bain and Co
Have known Rohit for over a decade. He is an extremely bright and highly committed professional. He totally goes out of his way to analyze proposals threadbare and make wholesome decisions on investments. As a person, he believes in the value of relationships and has a sixth sense for people. Wish him all the luck. Am sure will do extremely well in whatever he sets his mind to.
Co-Head Conglomerates & Corporate Groups – Kotak Corporate & Investment Bank
It has been truly a privilege to know you as a person. You have combined values of life into modern management which is truly inspirational. You have been extraordinary in being on top of details and knowledge of the transaction and using the combination of the same to find a win-win proposition for all. Will you all the best in your new endeavor!!
Managing Director & Head (Business & Relationship Management)
India Ratings & Research Private Limited (Fitch Group)
I’ve seen Rohit from close quarters and have always been very impressed by his eye for detail, his ability to get deep under the subject, his experience across varied subjects and his ability to stitch the bid picture end to end. All these make for a much needed disciplined advisory to steer the ship in stormy waters.
Senior Executive Director – Kotak Wealth Management
I have known Mr. Chanana for over 5 years now and have come across him as being someone with excellent acumen across asset classes and financial products. He also brings in tremendous experience and business sense which enables him to make financial decisions that are sound as well as practical. He has also been a wonderful friend and advisor to me personally. I wish him the very best in his new endeavor.
Good luck Dost.
Sr. Director – Crisil
Congratulations sir on this new venture! Wishing you all the very best in all your endeavors! Your value system led approach is unique.
CFO – OYO