Tarun Ghulati

Founder/President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Extensive global leadership experience in financial services with an exceptional track record as a fund raiser, asset manager and deal maker. Lived and worked in 7 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, primarily as an International Manager with HSBC, its select group of global managers.​​​​
  • Global CEO of UTI International Ltd-subsidiary of India's largest asset management company. Managed assets in excess of USD 2.4 billion from offices in London, Guernsey, Singapore, Dubai, Bahrain and Mauritius.
  • Led HSBC Premier, managing HNW relationships with with over USD 40 billion of assets and was also Head of HSBC International Personal Banking, ensuring a seamless proposition across countries for international customers.
  • Led HSBC's Operations for 15 countries across Asia Pacific, ensuring their profitable functioning through implementation of annual operating plans in line with the overall Strategic plan.
  • Led HSBC's Credit & Risk for 14 countries across Asia Pacific monitoring, analysing and managing credit and risk internationally and ensuring profitability of country operations.
  • Regional Head Sales & Distribution and Credit & Risk, Citibank India.
  • Sat on over 30 boards in the UK, Singapore, Guernsey, Mauritius, Kenya and Botswana.
  • Committee Member of the London Chamber of Commerce Asian Business Association. 
  • Member of the UK Trade and Investment Global Entrepreneur India Advisory Group. 

Preeti Rana

Founder/Chief Creative Officer

  • A seasoned Marketing professional with over 12 years of experience in the sector with an enviable track record as a marketer, creative director, entertainment guru, media coordinator and IT consultant.
  • Founded RaRa events in 2008, an integrated marketing company which has an international footprint with affiliates and partners in the UK, India, Dubai, and Bahrain.
  • Handled public affairs mandates for corporate entities, managed international brand building campaigns, undertaken client acquisition and retention activities, assisted in creating movie and music distribution reach, organised international sports events, award events, fashion shows and improved business outcomes through digital marketing and social media campaigns.
  • Holds a Masters in Distributed Computer Systems from the University of Greenwich, UK.

Joel Rault

Advisor for Africa

  • ​As Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Joel Rault represented the President of the Republic, the Government and each of the Ministers of the Republic of Mauritius.
  • His diplomatic portfolio covered France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and the countries of French-speaking Africa.
  • Joel is a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, where he chaired the Group of the 50 Small Island States, and represented Mauritius at the OECD Development Center, the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, the International Exhibitions Bureau and the FAO.
  • Joel holds a DESS in Business Law and International Taxation and an MBA. He is also an emerging leader of the Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Before his appointment as Ambassador, Joel was a successful tax specialist, General Manager of Tourism, Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, Special Adviser to the Ministry of Finance and Member of the Board of Directors of one of the most important banks in the Indian Ocean , among others.
  • He is currently the Chairman of Hermès Advisory, a consulting firm based in Mauritius, Paris and London. The firm offers a wide range of services to both private and public organisations.

Siddhaant Mohta

​Global Ambassador

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​Graduate of the London School of Economics, with five years experience in Business Development.
  • Lived, studied and worked in India, Nepal, Thailand, UK, Poland and Sweden
  • Consultant to Dentons, the largest law firm in the World, on India related matters. Manages Indian origin relationships for the firm.
  • Interned in various different roles at financial, political and corporate institutions including HSBC, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Ariadne Capital, ArcelorMittal, Foresight Group, Cobra Beer and the House of Lords.
  • Associated with numerous 'Next Generation' initiatives and philanthropic foundations and NGO's active in India, such as Pratham, Consortium for Street Children, Routes 2 Roots and Allsport Foundation. 
  • On the Events Committee of the Indian Young Professional Network in the UK.
  •  Was part of the LSE Entrepreneurs Society Committee and the LSE Alternative Investments Conference Committee.