Gauri is a Co-Founder of Iolas Capital, a family run private equity firm based in London with a portfolio of companies in the construction and building services sector. Gauri is the Commercial Director at FHP ESS, part of Iolas Capital Group, a UK-wide mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy who draw on almost 50 years of experience providing building services engineering support to the property industry.
Gauri trained as a Chartered Engineer at a top Mumbai University before moving to the London to complete a Masters in Management. Gauri progressed her career in construction initially growing the White Stuff real estate portfolio from 20 to 103 stores then progressing to Hugo Boss where she ultimately led the North Europe property function with £50m of Capex and c.100 projects per year, setting global construction standards and included being the youngest board member for the region. Gauri then shifted her focus to consulting for brands such as Godiva.
As a business owner, Gauri works with like-minded team members who are passionate to make a change in the industry and use business as a vehicle for doing good.
Gauri understands the importance of diversity in the workplace and is passionate about opening the doors to our industry and debunking the myths of who can join the industry. She is involved in speaking at schools about women in engineering and construction and is a member of WISE.
Gauri is also a mother of a 6-year-old. She loves to paint, is a trained Indian classical dancer and loves walking and cycling over the weekends with her husband and little one. She also volunteers as an in-house mechanic for a cycling club over the weekend.