Kiran Rao ’98

Vice President, Finance & Investments
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Los Altos, CA
Operating Partner, TPG Capital

Kiran Rao is an Operating Partner with TPG Capital, a leading global private equity firm, where he is a leader on the Technology Sector team. Prior to joining TPG in 2010, Kiran was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, serving TMT and PE clients, and before that worked in Silicon Valley with Accenture, Cisco Systems, and Asera, a Kleiner Perkins software start-up. He has served on for-profit boards for over ten TPG portfolio companies, including Univision, Chobani, and Cirque Du Soleil; and on nonprofit boards, such as the Board of Trustees of the Renaissance Charter School for Innovation.

He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley as a Chancellor’s Scholar, and an MBA from Columbia Business School as a Dean’s Scholar. During his time at Cal, Kiran was elected president of the Engineers’ Joint Council, the representative organization for students in the College of Engineering, and served as director of the Berkeley Engineering Fund. Kiran is also a member of the Order of the Golden Bear.

Kiran is married to Sumi Aggarwal, a fellow Cal alum. Sumi and Kiran have two and a half rambunctious kids (2 daughters and a spaniel), and live in Los Altos.