Ajay Shah joined Silver Lake in 2007 as the co-founder and Managing Partner of the firm’s middle market private equity fund, Silver Lake Sumeru. He is also the Chairman and CEO of SMART Global Holdings (SGH), a publicly held portfolio company and Senior Operating Partner of Sumeru Equity Partners. Previously, he founded Shah Capital Partners and is a Principal of that firm.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Shah was the co-founder/ CEO of Smart Modular Technologies, which he led through its public offering. Prior to that he was in senior roles for Advanced Micro Devices and Samsung Semiconductor.
Currently, Mr. Shah also serves on the Board of Directors of Velocity Technology, Locaweb, Telesoft Partners, and Alpha Petroleum. Outside of his investment activities, he is also on the boards of The National Audubon Society, a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum, serves on the board of The Indian School of Business and is a Trustee of the American India Foundation.
Previously Mr. Shah has served on many public, private and non-profit boards such as Flextronics, Inc., Power One, Stanford School of Engineering and KQED Public Television.
He has a B.S. in Engineering from University of Baroda and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University.