Sid Yog is a member of the finance unit at Harvard Business School and teaches courses on Real Property Asset Management and Investing in Emerging Markets.
Mr. Yog is also the founder of The Xander Group Inc., an emerging markets investment firm headquartered in Singapore, that manages ~ US$ 2.7 Billion of equity, and invests in companies and assets in the real estate, retail and entertainment, infrastructure and hospitality sectors. In the last decade, Xander acquired and/or developed over 66 Million sqft of real estate including all major asset classes. Mr. Yog chaired the firm’s investment committee since inception in 2005 until September 2016.
In 2007, he founded Virtuous Retail, a company that developes and operates community focused retail centers, and currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Virtuous Retail South Asia, its Singapore based Joint Venture that owns and operates a portfolio of ~ 3 MM sqft of institutional grade shopping centers in major Indian cities. He is also the co-founder in 2010 of Xander Finance, one of the largest, foreign owned, licensed non-bank finance companies in India that specializes in asset backed, senior-secured, real estate and corporate loans.
Mr. Yog has been involved in global real estate and infrastructure for almost 25 years. From 1999 to 2002 he was based in Singapore and Hong Kong as Founder Director of CBREs Asia/Pacific strategic consulting practice. Earlier from 1995 to 1999, he helped set up CBREs India operations and led the consulting, valuation and research groups. During these years, he was responsible for structuring and implementing some of the largest public-private partnerships, privatization programs, and corporate master plans in Asian real estate. Mr. Yog has also worked at Bain & Company in New York, Deutsche Bank Real Estate Investment Management GmbH in Frankfurt and Feedback Ventures in New Delhi.
He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School with highest distinction and was elected a George F Baker Scholar. He was also elected President of his Harvard Business School Class. Earlier he earned an Honors degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and was elected head of the Students Union.
Mr. Yog is a member of the President’s Global Advisory Council and the Committee on University Resources at Harvard University. Previously, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association and on the International Advisory Board of the Real Estate Academic Initiative at Harvard University. He is Co-founder, Trustee and Member of the Governing body of the liberal arts focused Ashoka University in India, Trustee at the A.R.T. - The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, and Chair of Yuj Kutumb, the Yog Family Foundation.