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Tapan V. Gandhi, CFA

Managing Director, Endowment & Foundation Practice

Tapan Gandhi is a Managing Director and Private Investment Specialist for the Endowment & Foundation Practice at Cambridge Associates.

Tapan joined Cambridge Associates in 2019 and has more than 25 years of business and investment experience. In his role, he leads private investment manager idea generation and oversight.

Tapan has been invited to speak about investing at various reputed industry forums including Institutional Investor, CFA Society of Washington DC, and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). He also serves as an advisor to the Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform and as a Board member for the Virginia Council of Economic Education.

Prior to joining Cambridge Associates, Tapan has raised and deployed a mid-market private equity fund, led strategy and corporate development for Lehman Brothers in India, led deals in Capital One’s mergers and acquisitions group, and formulated growth strategies for Fortune 500 companies while at Strategy& (formerly known as Booz & Co.). He has also led and closed 11 deals and done due diligence on over $50 billion worth of deals. He has created two frameworks—one on capital allocation and one on generating alpha in India.

Tapan received his MBA from Yale University. He also received both his Masters in Management Studies and his Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University. He is a CFA® charterholder.

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