Seizing the opportunity when professionals were allowed membership of the BSE, Mr. Rathi became its member and when the exchange professionalized, he became its President in 1999. As the President, BSE, Mr. Rathi was the driving force behind expansion of BOLT - the online trading system. He also set up the Trade Guarantee Fund and played a vital role in setting up the Central Depository Services Ltd (CDSL).
As a veteran in the financial services industry, Mr. Rathi is not just a renowned face in the financial circuits, but is also among the most sought-after speakers on macroeconomic matters related to policies, manufacturing, and their socio-economic impact. He is also very popular socially, and is active in philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Hard work, discipline and calculated risk taking ability are the keys to his success and are also his message to the youth of this nation.
Pradeep Gupta - Co-founder & Vice Chairman
Mr. Pradeep Gupta has vast industry experience in running enterprises with varied business interests. He started his professional journey with a family-owned textiles business. His interest and love for financial markets drew him towards starting his financial services firm. He stepped into financial services with Navratan Capital & Securities Pvt. Ltd. and later joined hands with Mr. Anand Rathi to establish the AnandRathi Group.
With over two decades of rich experience in financial markets, he has played a pivotal role in laying the foundation of the Institutional Broking and Investment Services arm of the group. His ground-breaking spirit has driven the firm’s dynamic growth, rapidly expanding its footprint. With his business acumen, the AnandRathi Group has setup franchisee business and branch network across India.
Under his dynamic leadership the group has bagged prestigious awards and accolades at various fronts.
An avid investor and trusted advisor, Mr. Gupta is often seen sharing his views and insights in Media on Macroeconomic aspects, Domestic and International Markets. He is also an active member of Rotary Club of Bombay.
Mr. Amit Rathi is a rank-holder chartered accountant and has an MBA from The Stern School of New York University. Joining the group in 1998, Amit set up and leads Anand Rathi's Private Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Institutional Equities businesses.
He is a member of The Bombay Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO) and also co-chairs the NYU Stern India alumni group. Amit is a thought leader in the financial markets and his views are regularly sought and featured in leading business channels and the print media. He is considered one of the top-50 Marwaris under the age of 40. (Times of India, 2007).
Amit is passionate about gadgets, fitness and spirituality. He spends his time between the gym, yoga and Hindu spiritual texts when he's not researching his next gadget splurge. Now mid-way through securing a private pilot's license, he hopes to obtain it at some point during the next bull market! In his teens, he was a much-sought-after DJ and, with decent cricketing ability, played the Mumbai Kanga League and the club circuit. His greatest weaknesses, though, are his favourite single malts shared with close friends and watching slapstick Bollywood with his two daughters aged 8 and 13.
Mr. Mantri is a rank holding Chartered Accountant. He has more than 19 years of varied experience in the field of Corporate Finance, Business Management, Project Finance and Financial Structuring. Mr. Mantri has handled various mid-sized corporate turnaround cases in corporate sectors in India and abroad. He started his corporate learning in M/s Haribhakti & Company as an Article Trainee and moved to Tata Finance Limited. Thereafter, he was amongst the first to join Anand Rathi Group during its inception and spent over 9 years in the Corporate Advisory Services and Brokerage Business. He was the Chief Executive Officer of M/s Varun Industries Limited before rejoining Anand Rathi Group in May, 2006.