Diya is a Principal in Vestar’s Consumer Group. Prior to joining Vestar she served as SVP, Business Development & Strategy at High Ridge Brands, an independent branded personal care company with presence in hair, skin and oral care categories, where she led the acquisition of Dr. Fresh. Previously she spent ~10 years in M&A at Jarden Corporation, a publicly-traded fortune 500 consumer products company with a highly acquisitive nature.
Diya began her career in investment banking, focusing on the consumer & retail sectors, at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Banc of America Securities. She holds a BSc in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Originally from India, Diya grew up in Dubai and now lives in Manhattan.