Deepak Raj

Mr. Raj is founder and managing director of the New Jersey-based private investment firm Raj Associates that has investments in real estate and public and private securities. He is currently the chairman of Pratham USA. He is also a CFA and, with his wife Neera, the founder of the Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies at the Columbia University. Mr. Raj has extensive experience as an equity analyst and an investment banker, including 24 years with Merrill Lynch. As director of Global Equity Research, he managed a staff of approximately 700 investment professionals located throughout the world. He graduated from IIT Kanpur with a BTech in electrical engineering and completed his MBA from Northeastern University.