Our Team


Mrirani Sarmah

She is currently working as Assistant General Manager (Legal) in NEDFi. She has a M.Com degree, LLB and is a CS (intern) She has 14 years’ of experience in documentation, mortgaging of assets against sanctioned assistance, Determining the authenticity of Title to the security offered, besides other day-to- day legal matters. Dealing with matters of Recovery at Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) and taking actions under SARFAESI, Act on Non-Performing Assets of the Corporation. Also Worked in the Company Secretarial Department in the day to day compliances with regard to Companies Act, 2013 (erstwhile Companies Act,1956). Conduction of Board, Annual General Meeting etc. Prior to joining NEDFi, she worked for a short sting of 18 (eighteen) months in Assam Industrial Corporation Ltd. (AIDC) and 9 (months) in Peerless General Finance & Investment Co. Ltd.

Zaveer Zaman

He is currently working as Manager in North East Venture Fund. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Marketing & Finance from Tezpur University. He has more than 6 years’ experience in NEDFI in the field of project financing i.e. appraisal of project in various sectors which includes both manufacturing and services industries throughout the North eastern Region. Prior to this he also has worked with Axis Bank Ltd and has experience in the field of retail banking, business banking and Government business.


Chandra Prakash Agarwal

He is currently working as Manager in North East Venture Fund. He has more than 7 years of combined experience in the field of Finance & Accounts especially in financial reporting & statutory compliances. He possesses Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance), Master’s Degree in Business Law & Masters in Commerce and is also an Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India


Ribhu Ranjan Baruah

He is currently working as the Investment Manager at NEDFi Venture Capital Limited (NVCL). Ribhu has more than a decade’s experience spanning investment management, investment banking and research with wide project management exposure. This includes working across sectors like education, healthcare, financial services, infrastructure and IT and ITeS. More recently, he has been associated with assignments in sustainable development and responsible investing. At NVCL he is responsible for scouting start ups and steering them through the entire deal process. Besides being an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Ribhu holds a Masters in Economics from Pune University


Mr. Siddhartha Lahkar

He is currently working as Assistant Manager in North East Venture Fund. He has more than 3 years’ combined experience in the field of Project Finance and HRD. His experience includes project appraisal and recovery. He also has experience in general administration ie. employee payroll management, employee welfare and HRD statutory work. Prior to joining NEDFi he has worked as a Production Engineer in Flexible Laminate Industry for a period of 1 year and 6 months in the field of production planning and execution, MIS etc. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.


Mr. Nickson Sharma

Nickson is currently working as an Investment Analyst at NEDFi Venture Capital Limited. He has more than 4 years’ combined experience in the field of Entrepreneurial and Startup ecosystem.Prior to joining NEVF, Mr. Sharma has worked with diverse firms in India Startup Ecosystem namely the pioneer co-working space 91Springboard as Startup Community Manager, an early-stage incubator Startup Tunnel as Business Incubation manager, a venture capital analytic firm Tracxn as Startup Evangelist and a Singapore-based mobile-tech company's corporate fund U2opia Mobile which focuses on VR AR AI and latest tech startups promoting startup ecosystem in India. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in International Business from Amity University & California State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from VTU, Karnataka.

Mr. Gaurav Barick

Mr. Gaurav Barick is working as Investment Analyst in NEDFi Venture Capital Limited. He is a proud alumnus of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi & an Investment Banker specialized in Valuation, Private Equity, FDI, Equity Research, Portfolio Management and M&A. He earned an MBA-Finance from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade & currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. -International Finance from the same Institute. Mr. Barick has almost 10 years of Investment Banking & Policy Making experience with top Public and Private sector organizations. During the 10- year tenure as an Investment Banker, he has completed more than 700 Valuation & more than 30 Merger & Acquisitions across different Context & Industries.