WHO WE ARE
Who we are as a company is the result of few likeminded and highly passionate professionals coming together to work for a common cause. Each one of us brings a rich industry experience which adds up to a dedicated team of Riqueza Capital.
Our DNA consists of ex-Bankers, Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, Shipping Professionals and MBAs.
MD and Founder
Piyush Gupta founded Riqueza Capital Group in 2014. Piyush brings a deep understanding of International financial markets through his previous assignments in Hong Kong, Middle East and India ranging from managing Investments, Offshore Structuring, Corporate Finance and Trade Finance. Previously, he has worked with Société Générale, SHK Asia Dynamic Fund, Kitara Capital, ICT Oman and Amicorp Group. He is an Aerospace Engineer from IIT Bombay. Piyush is responsible for overall management and growth of Riqueza Capital Group.
Among various interests, Piyush is a vivid traveler and he loves reading books. Piyush is settled in Dubai with his wife Shefali and son Vihaan.
Managing Director - Structured Trade Finance
A shipping professional, with over 16 years of cumulative experience, Sankalp brings along in-depth understanding of local laws, regulations and business practices that has ensured smooth and efficient delivery of services that has been unmatched in the industry. Previously, Sankalp has worked with Gearbulk, a Norwegian shipping company for over 12 years. Post that Sankalp was leading the business development efforts for Amicorp Group in India. He is a certified Master Mariner holding MBA from Middlesex University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science from Mumbai University. Sankalp is responsible for Group’s Business Development in the Indian market. He caters to the specific structural requirements of private and public corporations and HNIs requiring cross-border investments, acquisition, trading and other transactions.
Sankalp loves playing tennis. He is settled in Noida, India with his wife Bhavna. They are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Saisha and a son, Saiansh
Chief Operating Officer
Ajay Handa joined Riqueza Capital Group in 2020. He is an Engineer (B.Sc. Engineering (Honours) Mechanical) from PEC, Chandigarh and a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers(CAIIB), Mumbai. He has over three decades of experience in the fields of Corporate credit/finance,Trade finance, Factoring(Export/Domestic), Resources mobilisation, IPO management, Corporate restructuring and Project execution with prominent Public sector/Foreign Banks, Public/Private/Multinational NBFCs, and prominent corporates. He has worked with Syndicate Bank, Chinatrust Commercial Bank, IFCI Factors Ltd, Bibby Financial Services, Tinna Group of companies and Blue Star Ltd.
Among various interests, Ajay takes keen interest in Light vocal/Instrumental music.He is settled in Gurgaon with his wife Indu, an ex-Banker.
Accounting & Administration
Sayali Pandey is a CA final candidate having almost 4 years experience in accounts and auditing. She will be responsible for accounting work and administration work of Riqueza Capital group.
She is a public speaker and have conducted lectures on parenting and feminism. She loves playing badminton & reading books. She idolizes Late Dr.APJ Abdul kalam. She is settled in Dubai with her husband.
With an experience of almost five years into marketing and communications, Aditi Saini who originated as an engineer from Jaypee University, Solan helped some multinational companies to reach out to masses by positioning and building their strong brand image on social media as well as in physical markets. Aditi is responsible for adopting various marketing promotional tools to target customers and retaining them by maintaining a healthy and long term relationship with the existing ones.
Aditi has a flair for creative activities and hence she chose marketing as her profession to best show her talent. She is a fitness freak, an expert into candle making and is an excellent motivational public speaker. She lives in Noida with her husband.
A fresher from K.R Mangalam University, Vishesh has done his bachelors in business administration. With interest in finance and sales, he is looking after business development at Riqueza Capital. He loves new opportunities which make him learn new things. He idolizes his father and wants to become like him.
Vishesh is extremely passionate about photography and travelling. He chooses Mountains over beaches. A long drive and good music is how he describes his ideal weekend. His favorite book is The Secret, which talks about Law of Attraction and Positive Thinking and he applies it every day in his life. He lives life based on a quote – “When you realize needing nothing, attracts everything.
Director- Business development
A Banker with over 18 Years of Comprehensive experience in Corporate Banking, HNIs relationship, SME Debt restructuring & Consumer loans. Yogendra has spent over 8 years working with ICICI Bank in SME & CBG groups, handling various regions across West & North India. He has previously worked with Eicher Limited, Yamaho Motors & JSW Steel Limited and was responsible for regional business development. He is responsible in Riqueza for providing various trade finance structures to reduce cost of borrowing & improve liquidity for Corporates & for arranging fresh debt or existing debt restructuring. He is a Mechanical Engineer from Delhi & Post graduate diploma in Sales & Marketing Management.
Yogendra loves to travel wildlife Sanctuaries, play cricket & watch Discovery & Nat Geo. He is settled in Delhi/NCR, India with his wife Sandhya and two kids named Aditya and Adhiraj.
Over a decade of experience in various strategy and Business development roles, Nayan has established strategic partnerships in the financial and corporate world in the Americas, Europe and India. Nayan holds degree in Finance from London School of Business and Masters in Strategy & Marketing, from Aberdeen Business School, Scotland. Previously, he has worked for Siemens, Rolls-Royce, Wood Group and LK Housing in various senior roles. With strong business roots & experience, Nayan specialises and leads Energy, Oil & Gas, Real Estate & Infrastructure verticals of the business. Nayan leads deal sourcing, evaluation and investor relations and holds board observer positions in various businesses.
A business turnaround artist, startup mentor and growth leader, Gaurav has worked closely with well renowned industry leaders of regional and global businesses and provided expertise in business planning, growth strategy, M&A. With over 20 years of enterpreneurial experience, he has developed a strong network with leading corporate houses, retail and investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds and advisory firms in Asia, Americas and Europe. Graduating with Distinction in Masters-International Business from Aberdeen Business School, Scotland, he has been honoured with various awards for Management, Business Development and Client Excellence. Gaurav leads the software & technology, manufacturing, healthcare, education, aviation and startup verticals. Gaurav leads deal sourcing, evaluation and investor relations and holds board observer positions in various businesses.
Lead Generation Specialist
Having an MBA degree specialised in marketing from Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, Abhinandan Kumar has developed a keen interest in marketing and sales.
With an experience in corporate world for over the last one year, Abhinandan currently works as a lead generation specialist and is a part of marketing team of Riqeza Capital.
As an individual, he is passionate about reading self-help books and technological innovations. He thrives on challenging situations that help in professional growth.
He loves playing football and resides in New Delhi with his parents.
His favourite quote is “Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth”
Lead Generation Specialist
Having a background of a gold medalist athlete in school and Degree Holder of English (Honors) from Delhi University, Shivani Nanda continued further in her career to work for maxbupa health insurance as a health insurance lead generation specialist for a period of 2 years. Her role as a Lead Generation Specialist in Riqueza capital is to generate prospective leads for the company. She is an extrovert personality who loves to meet new people & explore new experiences, interactions and learnings from each of them. She is ambitious ,fun loving,adventurous. She loves being around nature and her favorite pass time is gardening.
Her idea of spending holiday is to dance on loud music and watch wrestling just for Roman Reigns.
She is married to her childhood friend – Mr.Manav Arora and is based in New Delhi.
Rakesh started his career as a Product Manager (International Markets) in one of the leading Electrical Manufacturing companies of India. His keen interest in Finance and Financial industry made him join ICICI bank as a Relationship Manager for companies who had overseas transactions. During his tenure at ICICI bank, he was responsible for on-boarding of MSME/SME’s who had overseas transactions and gained the expertise in the field of Forex, Trade and Treasury. He was a part of a very special project whose motive was to on board and cater to all the budding start-up’s across Bangalore. Later he joined Edelweiss Financial Services and relocated to Mumbai as a Treasury Consultant for the clients who were into imports and exports. He has overall more than 5 years of experience in corporate world. He is an Electrical Engineer from GCE, Karad and completed his PGDM from IIM Indore.
Rakesh is an avid reader and a Cinephile during his free time. He loves hiking, travelling across different cities and is a big time foodie. He always follow EPL and F1 with his favourite teams being Liverpool and Ferrari respectively.