Rudra has over 22 years experience in Leadership of Technology Businesses, Asset Management, Fintech, eCommerce, Digital Payments, Venture Investing, Private Equity, Blockchain, and Investment Banking. He has concluded business and investment transactions in the UK, USA, Germany, Sweden, India, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Dubai, as Principal and as Advisor.
He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Rezolve Limited (UK), a recent Fintech & Commerce unicorn which is on its way to a listing on the NASDAQ by the end of 2021.
In his last role, he was the Executive Director and CFO of Paytm eCommerce Private Limited – a business last valued at ~$3 Bn dollars with investors like Alibaba, SoftBank, eBay and SAIF/Elevation Partners – (2018-2021). He was also leading the expansion of Paytm Group across the Middle East and Africa and signed several key JV agreements pre Covid with substantial financial and government owned institutions of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Prior to that, he was the Country Head and Managing Director of Saxobank in India (2011-2016) (Asset Management, Fintech, Remittances, Macro Research).
He founded RD Capital a multifamily office advisory business where he managed substantial family office capital in India using algorithmic trading strategies of clearly mispriced assets across two major exchanges of India. RD Capital continues to advise large corporate clients on strategically important projects.
In the early part of his career, he worked on Wall Street at Citigroup and spent several years working in Private Equity and M&A, across USA, Europe and Asia.
Rudra is an active investor in early stage greentech companies.
Important Boards and Advisory Boards
1. Swordfish Investments LLP (UK) – Advisory Board of Private Equity arm of one of UK”s largest family offices.
2. 1 Play Sports (Singapore) – Director – hyper growth, Media tech company in Singapore.
3. SD Wellness Private Limited – India’s only luxury fitness company (Investor & Chairman of the Board)
4. Khushii NGO – one of India’s largest private charities – Elected Honorary President
He is an MBA from Cornell University, and has a business & economics Undergraduate degree from India’s pre-eminent Shriram College of Commerce.