RAJ CHINAI

RAJ CHINAI

RAJ CHINAI, SENIOR ADVISOR – MIDDLE EAST & INDIA

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Mr.Chinai is the Senior Advisor for the Middle East & India at LCR Capital Partners. Based in Dubai, he supports the firm with insight on all EB-5 based capital raising activities in the Middle East.

Raj is also the CEO of ARC Advisory Partners in Dubai, which provides high-growth businesses with advisory services and access to investment capital in the technology, real estate and education sectors.

Most recently, from 2014 to 2017, Raj was the Managing Director at Sobha Group, one of the most admired real estate development companies in the Middle East and India. Based in Dubai, he was instrumental in executing the company’s strategic growth plans in the Gulf region and globally, while working alongside the company's Founder & Chairman.

Prior to joining Sobha Group, Raj was a venture capitalist in India, initially as a founding team member and Principal with SVB India Capital Partners and subsequently with Kalaari Capital. As an investor, he has worked with and advises some of the country’s most innovative and high-growth start-ups, including Paytm, Shaadi.com and Snapdeal. He began his career in Silicon Valley, leading business development deals at Yahoo.

Raj is also the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of HBS (Harvard Business School) Angels' India Chapter, which was launched in 2011 in Bangalore, India. The group’s vision is to provide the next generation of India's most promising entrepreneurs with access to financial capital, strategic guidance and mentorship from a global base of investors and advisors.

Raj holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, MPA from Harvard and BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He is on the Board of the YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) Dubai Downtown Chapter.