Sonali Goila

Sonali Goila

Head – Venture Capital & Private Equity
Panthera Capital Investments


Sonali Goila is a full-cycle, multi-stage investor, operator and business-builder with over 15 years of experience across emerging markets (Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia and India). She currently heads Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments for Panthera Capital, the investment arm of Fujairah Holding.

Through her various roles, Sonali has been an investor across multiple alternative asset classes over the past 15 years – Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Derivatives of Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities and Credit for high-alpha. Her experience has spanned all stages of investing from early-stage VC to late-stage PE buyouts, cross-asset portfolio building and management, capital structure modeling and financing for infrastructure projects, as well as business building in early-stage startups, and operational value-creation / turnarounds in growth stage business models.

She has also directly managed portfolios of a few family offices, out of which two have been of UAE Royal Family investors.

Events Associated With:

MEIS Oct'2022, MEIS March'2023

Participated as Panelist
on Women in Leadership – The Emerging Role of Women Leaders in Investment Sector
With Sasha Lund as Moderator