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Lalit Matai

Operating Partner,
SE Asia Garment Manufacturing

Lalit Matai serves TAU as an Operating Partner focused on deal origination, due diligence, and post-investment transformation improvements.

An apparel, textile and fashion retail industry professional since 1992, Lalit has spent the last two decades understanding the dynamics of international apparel and textile markets, as well as the fashion retail industry and supply chains. Having worked between eastern and western cultures and business practices, Lalit leads dynamically from a cross-cultural competence.

Lalit spent the last 17 years working with the Trisula Group in Indonesia. Trisula Group has operations in textiles, apparel, fashion retail, furniture, and property development. His key role was to strategize international market expansion for the Trisula Group and its subsidiaries. As Group Director, Lalit led Trisula Group’s apparel operations, achieving tenfold expansion over his time with the company. In 2012, Trisula Group’s apparel and fashion retail operations were listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. Until July 2014, Lalit served as director on both the Trisula Corporation board and the publicly listed Trisula International TBK board. Prior to joining Trisula, Lalit was involved in the apparel industry elsewhere in India, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Lalit received the equivalent of a Masters of Business Administration from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India and a Bachelor in Business Studies from Delhi University.

Lalit believes it is crucial to develop and maximize human capital for sustainable long-term success in any organization. He has deep faith in human potential and trusts that transformation is possible in individuals, businesses, and societies. Lalit works from the paradigm that the ultimate business of any business is “People” and leads by cultivating valuable human relationships. To support human potential development, Lalit pursued professional coach training with Newfield Network in Colorado, USA in 2009. Lalit is a certified ontological and transformational Coach.

Lalit lives in Jakarta, Indonesia with his wife and two teenage boys. Lalit has faith in spirituality and enjoys an occasional game of golf.

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