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Lav Agarwal

Principal, India Team Lead


Lav Agarwal is a principal in the OEP team. He joined Apax Partners in 2021 and is currently based in Mumbai, India.

Prior to joining Apax Partners, Lav worked as Director of Growth at Danaher Corporation, where he was responsible for driving growth in Danaher portfolio companies in India, Middle East and Singapore regions. Previously, he worked at Medtronic PLC, as head of strategy for Asia Pacific, based out of Singapore and as Business head for a Cardiology business in India. He also worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company's Delhi office, where he advised clients on sales and marketing topics.

Lav holds an MBA from India School of Business, an MS in Chemical Engineering from University of Florida, and a BTech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Living our values

“Growing up in a small town in northern India, I was deeply influenced by my Grandfather, who was a decorated Police officer and had earned several gallantry awards. He instilled in me the values of being tenacious, being courageous in the face of adversity and to always do the right thing. Therefore, the value of ‘choosing right over easy’ resonates strongly with me.”



Lav's Story

Lav was attracted to Apax because of the entrepreneurial nature of the firm, the quality of talent and the impact one can have on the business landscape in India. He is impressed with the humility of his colleagues and the depth of expertise in the team. He loves unlocking growth in organisations by working closely with management teams, helping them realise the potential of their businesses.