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Mala Gaonkar

Lone Pine Capital (UK)

Mala is a partner and managing director at Lone Pine Capital, a $6 billion private investment partnership that consists of three equity hedge funds. She oversees the fund's media, technology, and telecommunications investment portfolio.

Earlier, Mala served her fellowship at JP Morgan Partners and worked on investments in telecommunications and media, evaluating both early-stage technology ventures and leveraged transactions.

Prior to her graduate studies, Mala was with the Boston Consulting group, where she devised new product development and market entry strategies for clients in the United States, Germany, and India. She also served as a consultant with the World Bank in Mongolia, working with a United Nations team on the privatization of Mongolian industry; and as a research analyst with a hedge fund at Templeton Investment Counsel, Inc.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Mala received both her AB in economics, magna cum laude, and her MBA from Harvard. She received both a Harvard College scholarship and a Ford Foundation grant for her thesis research.

Mala’s community interests have included mentoring inner-city students and teaching at Mother Teresa's Children's Home in Kolkata. She was appointed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to be a trustee of the Tate, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Clinton Climate Initiative.

Mala Gaonkar is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 2 and served her fellowship under mentor Michael Hannon at JP Morgan Partners in New York.