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Deepak Raj


Deepak Raj is founder and managing director of the New Jersey-based private investment firm Raj Associates with investments in real estate and public and private securities. He is also CFA and, with his wife Neera, the founder of the Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies at Columbia University.

Deepak has extensive experience as an equity analyst and an investment banker. His leadership positions during 24 years with Merrill Lynch include senior analyst in research (and member of the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team); head of their Global Consumer Products Investment Banking practice; and senior vice president and member of the firm’s executive management committee. As director of Global Equity Research, he managed a staff of approximately 700 investment professionals located throughout the world.

A chartered financial analyst (CFA), Deepak graduated from IIT Kanpur with a BTech in electrical engineering and earned an MBA from Northeastern University. He has served on the investment committee of Spring Mountain Capital.

Deepak is executive chairman of Pratham USA. He and his wife, Neera, have two grown children and live in Princeton, New Jersey.