Ajay Shah

Senior Advisor


  • Prior Experience

    Ajay Shah is a Senior Advisor with Celesta Capital. Ajay also 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, Ajay 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.


    • Velocity Technology

    • Locaweb

    • Telesoft Partners

    • Alpha Petroleum

    • The National Audubon Society

    • The Indian School of Business


    MSc. Engineering Management - Stanford University B.Sc Engineering - University of Baroda

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