Name: Rimpal Chawla
Designation: Founder & CEO
Company: Anitya Ventures
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Education: CFA, CFA Program, CFA Institute
Summary: Rimpal Chawla is the Founder & CEO of Anitya Ventures, a boutique investment and business advisory firm. Rimpal co-founded Vasisth Relative Value Fund, a SEBI registered Alternative Investment Fund (hedge fund) with a long-short relative value arbitrage strategy. He is also the promoter and co-founder of Ninebark Advisors, a SEBI registered investment advisory firm. He is a prolific Angel Investor and has led investments in several global start-ups and sits on the Advisory Boards of a few.

Previously, till April 2014, he was the Managing Director of Credit Suisse’ Private Banking & Wealth Management Division and the global offshore head for Asset Management & Alternative Investments. In his international banking career spanning ~ 20 years, Rimpal held senior positions with Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs & Citibank in New York, Hong Kong and India.  During this time, he worked in the areas of Private Equity, Fund of Funds, Distressed Assets and Capital Markets.

Rimpal is an Erickson International certified Executive Coach and currently coaches a few senior corporate executives on strategic business matters.  He is a charter member of TiE, memberof Mentor Club at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad for their Innovation and Entrepreneurship program and a mentor at Founder’s Institute to startup founders. He also teaches a Company Valuation course at Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.

Rimpal is a CFA Charterholder since 2004. He underwent his CA apprentice training with A.F. Ferguson & Co, New Delhi and is a rank- holder Chartered Accountant since 1996. An avid golfer and a voracious reader, he currently lives in Hyderabad with his wife and daughter.

No matter what I do, I can’t change the direction of the winds but as an entrepreneur, I can adjust the sails, enjoy the journey and eventually reach my destination.-Rimpal Chawla