Pavan Ahluwalia Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Pavan Ahluwalia

Pavan Ahluwalia is an Indian investment manager who is the founder and managing director of Laburnum Capital, an India-based investment manager. He is the son of Montek Singh Ahluwalia, an Indian economist and former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India.


Pavan Ahluwalia was born on Tuesday, 15 November 1977 (age 45 years; as of 2022) in Washington, D.C., United States. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. A few months after his birth, his parents relocated to Delhi, India, as they wanted to raise their children in India. He attended Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from 1995 to 1999. After pursuing his graduation, Pavan worked as an intern in Digvijay Singh’s office when he was serving as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. In 2003, he joined the office of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as an intern. Thereafter, he obtained a Master of Public Administration (MPA, International Development) from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US (2004-2006). From 2004 to 2006, he pursued a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California. [1]Pavan Ahluwalia – LinkedIn

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black


Pavan Ahluwalia belongs to an affluent family.

Parents & Siblings

Pavan Ahluwalia’s father, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, is an Indian economist who served as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India from 6 July 2004 to 26 May 2014. His mother, Isher Judge Ahluwalia, was an Indian economist, public policy researcher, and professor. Isher Ahluwalia died on 26 September 2020 after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. Pavan has a younger brother, Aman Ahluwalia, who is a lawyer.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Isher Judge Ahluwalia

Pavan Ahluwalia’s parents, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Isher Judge Ahluwalia

Wife & Children

Pavan Ahluwalia got married to Sarah Jacob, an Indian journalist and news editor, on 28 March 2013 after dating her for a few years. Many prominent politicians attended their wedding reception. Sarah is a Christian. She was associated with NDTV for around 22 years. Together, the couple has two daughters.

Sarah Jacob


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Pavan Ahluwalia started his career in August 1999 as a consultant in the research department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. While working there, he authored a paper modelling “contagion” in currency markets. He worked there for around 8 months and resigned from his position in the firm. In October 2000, he joined McKinsey & Company in New York as a business analyst. As a part of his job duties, Pavan advised management teams on corporate strategy in New York and Mumbai. He worked in the company for around two years. Pavan started working as an associate at Old Lane Partners in New York, United States, in September 2006. At the firm, he covered India and parts of non-Japan Asia for a $5 billion hedge fund. On 19 August 2009, Pavan founded Laburnum Capital Advisors Private Limited, an investment management firm in Delhi. He is also the managing director of the firm.

Pavan Ahluwalia working with his team of Laburnum Capital Advisors Private Limited

Pavan Ahluwalia working with his team of Laburnum Capital Advisors Private Limited

Pavan also holds a directorship in Affordable Quality Health, a not-for-profit company based in Hyderabad, and Quality Healthcare Access Private Limited, a non-government organisation based in Delhi.


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