Radhika Gupta is an Indian business executive. She is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of Edelweiss Group, a capital investment company.
Radhika Gupta was born on Wednesday, 14 September 1983.age 39 years; by 2022) Consulate General of India, Islamabad, Pakistan. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. Since Radhika Gupta’s father was in a transferable job, she completed her schooling in different schools in different countries. She is an alumnus of Delhi Public School (India), American International School of Abuja (Nigeria) and Marymount International School Rome (Italy).
After completing her schooling in 2001, Radhika Gupta joined the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. There, from 2001 to 2005, he pursued his graduation in BSE (Computer Science Engineering) and B.Sc. (Economics) in Management and Technology under the Jerome Fisher Program.
parents and siblings
His father, Yogesh Gupta, was a diplomat serving in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
His mother Aarti Gupta is a teacher.
She has a younger brother Anubhav Gupta, who is an IT professional.
Her husband, Nalin Moniz, is the Chief Investment Officer of Alternative Equities at Edelweiss. The couple got married on 15 January 2008.
relationships / affairs
Before marrying Nalin Moniz, Radhika Gupta was in a relationship with him.
work while studying
While studying at the University of Pennsylvania, Radhika Gupta decided to find a part-time job to fulfill her life. In an interview, Radhika said,
At that time it was very expensive to survive without income. A book on economics cost about $300. It was a relief that I was studying on an educational grant given by the US government.”
During his first year of graduation, he worked as a computer lab assistant at the university. In her second year of graduation, she was appointed as a teaching assistant by the university as she was the topper in her class. From 2004 to 2005, Radhika Gupta did an internship with Microsoft.
After completing her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, Radhika Gupta was hired by an American firm called McKinsey & Company. There, from 2005 to 2006, he worked as a business analyst and created market strategies for the company’s clients, working in the technology, pharmacy and retail sectors. In 2006, Radhika Gupta started working as a Portfolio Manager with AQR Capital Management. He worked with the company till 2009. In 2009, during the global recession, Radhika Gupta, Nalin Moniz and a friend of AQR Capital Management decided to quit her job in the United States and move back to India to set up her own financial firm. Named Forefront Capital Management in Mumbai, Maharashtra. During an interview, Radhika gave the reason for leaving America and coming back to India and said,
I love change, in fact, I thrive in chaos. Being an entrepreneur and living on my own has been the biggest change. Entrepreneurship not only helps in changing your outlook but also teaches you to be more resourceful. It teaches you patience. Also, India is a much more exciting market for me because the amount of impact you can make here is huge.”
In 2014, after running Forefront Capital Management for four years, Radhika Gupta and her associates decided to sell the company to the Edelweiss Group. After the merger of the two companies, Radhika Gupta was working in Edelweiss Group as its business head. From 2014 to 2017, he held the position of Business Head, Edelweiss Multi-Strategy Funds Management Pvt Ltd. Ltd. In 2017, following Vikas Sachdeva, he was promoted and made the Managing Director and CEO of Edelweiss. During an interview, after becoming CEO, Radhika Gupta claimed that she was not sure about applying for the position, but it was her husband who encouraged and motivated her to apply for the post of CEO . In an interview, she said,
When the post of CEO fell vacant, I was confused whether I should apply for this position or not. My morale was going down because I thought that out of all the applications, why would those who were more experienced than me choose me? It was Nalin who asked me to apply for this, as he believed that I was definitely the best person for the job. I started climbing the corporate ladder. I turned into a sari in a room full of suits, but I didn’t want to stop it from raising my hand for occasions.”
In 2019, Edelweiss, led by Radhika Gupta, was selected by the Government of India to assist the government in managing its corporate debt ETF accounts. The government chose Edelweiss over big banking sector players like HDFC Asset Management Company and ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company.
- In 2022, Radhika Gupta was awarded the Young Global Leader Award which was given to her by the World Economic Forum.
- In 2021, her name was included in India Today’s list of Most Powerful Women in Indian Business.
- In the same year, he was given the Impact Creator Award, which was given to him by the Government of Maharashtra.
- In 2021, his name was mentioned in India Today’s list of The Next 100 Indians of India Tomorrow.
- In 2021, his name was mentioned in The Economic Times’ list of 40 Under 40 Business Leaders.
- In 2020, her name was mentioned in Fortune India’s list of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.
- In 2020, LinkedIn entered the top voice (finance and economy, global).
- In 2019, Business Today named her in the list of 30 Most Powerful Women in Indian Business.
- In the same year, AIWM India entered the list of Top 100 Women in Finance – Leading.
- In 2005, the University of Pennsylvania presented him with a Faculty Commendation Award for Outstanding Achievement.
- In the same year, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania awarded him a Senior Design Thesis Award – Winner, Computer Science.
- In 2005, the University of Pennsylvania presented her with the Alice Paul Award for Outstanding Contribution as a Female Leader.
Facts / Trivia
- According to Radhika Gupta, in 2006, she had suicidal thoughts after being rejected by more than seven companies, and she even told her friend about committing suicide by jumping from the 19th floor of the girls’ hostel, in which She lived Describing the incident, he claimed,
One after the other, seven companies rejected me. It shattered me mentally. I started having serious doubts about my abilities because I didn’t know where I was going wrong. Sitting in my room on the 19th floor, I told my friend, that’s it, I will commit suicide by jumping from the window. My friend immediately rushed to the authorities and I was admitted to the psychiatric ward. I was only released when I begged him to let me go because I had an interview with McKinsey, the company I was eventually hired for. ,
- In 2019, at the age of 36, Radhika Gupta became the youngest CEO of India.
- In 2021, Business Today Magazine published an article on Radhika Gupta.
- In the same year, the Indian Navy invited Radhika Gupta to give a presentation to naval officers at the Naval War College in Goa.
- Radhika Gupta was invited to deliver a speech at the Influencer Program organized by LinkedIn in 2021.
- In 2021, State Bank of India (SBI) invited Radhika Gupta to organize an educational session for over 60,000 women employees of SBI through which they can increase their savings by investing.
- In 2022, India Today published an article on Radhika Gupta.
- Radhika Gupta is the author of the book Limitless: The Power of Unlocking Your True Potential. The book was published in 2022.
- According to Radhika Gupta, she was bullied a lot by her classmates because of her disability. She also claimed that she was bullied for her heavy Indian accent which lowered her confidence. She further said that her classmates used to call her “the girl with the crooked neck” and that as a child she was compared to her mother for her looks. In an interview, she said,
I was born with a twisted neck, and if that wasn’t enough, I was a constant new baby, moving nations every three years. In seventh grade, I was the awkward new kid, surrounded by peers making fun of my heavy Indian accent. He called me ‘Apu’ after the character of The Simpsons. They even gave me derogatory names like torticollis or crooked neck. I shared my childhood insecurities about my looks, my struggle with rejection, and my later attempt to commit suicide. I let go of all the things I had with me. And my word spread far and wide – I came to be known as ‘the girl with the broken neck’. He compared me to my mother, who worked as a teacher in my school. She is a stunning woman, and people always told me how ugly I looked in comparison to her; My confidence dropped.”
- Radhika Gupta once said in an interview that she was overweight when she was in her mother’s womb; Hence, the weight of his body put excessive pressure on his neck which resulted in a crooked neck. He said,
I was overweight. When I was in my mother’s womb, my excessive weight put a lot of pressure on my neck. So, I was born with a crooked neck. By the time I was a chubby little kid, the flexion of my neck was barely visible, but as I got older, the extra baby fat started coming off, it’s more for me and everyone else became chief. So, yes, you can say that I am one of those people who really regretted losing weight. ,
- Radhika Gupta is a polyglot and speaks three languages. He is fluent in Hindi, English and Italian.
- Radhika Gupta has played Bridge, a card game at the tournament level.