Rashesh Shah is Chairman and CEO of Edelweiss Group, one of India's leading diversified financial conglomerates with businesses ranging across Credit Business (mortgages including housing finance, structured collateralized credit, distressed assets credit, SME and agri finance, rural finance and other loans), Agency Business (financial markets, asset management and agri and commodity services) and life insurance.
Rashesh started Edelweiss in 1996 that has since grown into one of India's leading diversified financial services conglomerates. With an asset base of Rs. 29,000 crore and net worth of Rs 3,757 crore Edelweiss Group is present across all significant areas of financial services including credit, financial markets, commodities, asset management and life insurance. The Group has 248 offices in 128 cities, including eight international offices in New York, Canada, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mauritius, Nigeria and Chad with headquarters in Mumbai, India. Finance Asia magazine has ranked Edelweiss as India's Best Managed mid-cap company in 2013 and 2014.
Rashesh is passionate about financial services and the role it can play in translating India's vast savings into investments; thereby powering economic growth and development. Under his leadership, Edelweiss has combined technology, innovation and growth oriented entrepreneurship with a strong focus on risk management to become one of the more successful, stable and well respected financial services companies in India.
An MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Rashesh also holds a Diploma in International Trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. A voracious reader, a fitness enthusiast and an avid runner, Rashesh has participated in a triathlon and continues to participate in marathons across the globe.Back to agenda