Raakhe Kapoor Tandon from New Delhi, India is the Founder, Managing Director & CEO of RAAS Capital (India) Pvt. Ltd, a financial services holding company. Raakhe’s career mission is to evolve as an independent Financial Entrepreneur and to build comprehensive organisations driven by innovation, creativity, finest quality human capital with an Owner-Manager-Partner entrepreneurial ethos. Under RAAS Capital, Raakhe has founded two ventures—RAAS Housing Finance (India) Pvt. Ltd, a company that is engaged in providing long-term mortgage finance to retail customers, and Rural Agri Ventures India Pvt. Ltd, an incubation/project development firm focussed on verticals in the rural and agricultural domain.
Raakhe’s latest venture is the Indian School of Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), Midtown Mumbai’s foremost institution of Entreprenuerial Studies built upon the foundation of forward-thinking and innovative curriculum to develop human capital for the future.
Raakhe has completed an MBA with a major in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2007-2009), in Philadelphia, USA. Raakhe was one of three undergraduate students who were selected to matriculate into the MBA program directly from the undergradraduate program. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Economics diploma with concentrations in Finance and Management from The Wharton School, UPENN (2004-2008).
Previously, Raakhe has been involved in several internships in Investment Banking including at Goldman Sachs (Summer 2008) in Mumbai, India. Prior to that, Raakhe spent the previous two summers with JP Morgan in New York (Summer 2007), and Mumbai (Summer 2006). She also worked with Merrill Lynch in the summer of 2005.
Currently, Raakhe is the Chapter Chair on the board of YPO Next Generation (YNG) and a Member on the Committee of the Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO), New Delhi. Addtionally, Raakhe is very active in her alma mater alumni organization and co-founded the Penn Club of Delhi in 2013. She is also on the Board of Trustees of The Three Sisters’ Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that works towards educating and empowering the girl child.
Overall, from her work experience and academic background, Raakhe has imbibed extensive learning in finance, management and entrepreneurial leadership.
Raakhe’s Father, Rana Kapoor is the Founder, Managing Director & CEO of YES BANK Ltd., a new age, state-of-the-art Private Indian Bank. Her Mother, Bindu is a Homemaker. Her elder sister Radha, a Creative Entrepreneur, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons - The New School of Design, New York, and has collaborated with Parsons to launch The Indian School of Design and Innovation in Mumbai. Her younger sister Roshini is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Management at the University of Warwick, UK.
It came as a surprise when some of my friends called me to tell me that people across the internet were discussing my presence at the IPL Final and tweeting about it. And indeed, later that evening, I was even more surprised to see that my name was trending on Twitter and other social media platforms, where people were curious to know more about me!