Director, Aura Art eConnect Pvt Ltd.
Rishiraj is a CA and CFA (AIMR US), who takes keen interest in researching investment ideas in general and guiding collectors and corporates for building an art collection in particular. Rishiraj co-founded Aura Art in 2006 (www.auraart.in), which is well positioned to become India’s leading fully-integrated Art Promotion House. Rishiraj works closely with Collectors, Corporates & Wealth Managers to assist in managing art collections and providing Art Infrastructure Services, besides working with Realty Developers, Space Designers & Consumption Buyers to provide Integrated Art Solutions.
His 11 year stint at Arthur Andersen / Ernst & Young (1997-2008) honed his professional capabilities, besides skills in Taxation, Structuring and Investment Banking, enabling him to take a holistic view of any Transaction / Business. His sector focus revolved significantly around Healthcare, Pharma, Real Estate and E-Commerce, with Healthcare and E-Commerce continuing to be areas of significant interest, in addition to Art.
Born in Mumbai in 1976, Rishiraj did his schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School and BCom from NM College. He secured 32nd rank on all-India basis at Inter-CA level and highest in India in Maths (99%) and English (94%) during his ICSE exams.
Rishiraj authored a series of articles on Technical Analysis for finance weekly, over a period of one and a half years. He continues to be a regular speaker at various forums on “Wealth Creation through Art”.
Rishiraj is involved in various community service projects, besides an active interest in spirituality. He is a Meditation Trainer and is affiliated to the Heartfulness Institute.