Testimonials

Testimonials

The following is a selection of what clients and fellow professionals with long standing relationship have to say about our founder Chetan Shah. Raiscient’s corporate services continue to earn similar accolades from its customers and counter-parties.

M. Musallam PhD, Chairman
SKAB Group, a Saudi Arabian real estate and business conglomerate

I commissioned Chetan and his firm to advise on a merger of two entities. Chetan creatively demonstrated with integrity a great knowledge. I would recommend Chetan.

Niraj H Shah, Senior Investment Officer, Global Agribusiness
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Chetan … one of the few investment bankers I knew who were willing to call a spade a spade when needed. Unsurprisingly, clients appreciated his honesty and integrity and he made longer term client relationships than most. I would strongly recommend him to anyone wishing to join his team or become his client.

Bruno Boustani, Chief Strategy Officer
Obeikan Investment Group, the largest educational publisher in the Middle East and a leading industrial group in Saudi Arabia

I have worked with Chetan on several investment mandates. I got to appreciate his professionalism, ethics, goal oriented (approach) and dedication to work. Chetan reflects systematically in his daily work his personal values, modesty and inner peace. His calm demeanor makes him approachable, breaks the ice quickly with third parties, emanates to others confidence and trust…

Amit Mukherjee, Managing Director
Lazard (2003)

I was very impressed by the depth of his knowledge and temperament. His quality of advice was always well thought through and researched so much that I could rely completely on his judgement. I am sure these qualities …will continue to bring Chetan success.

Julien Sweeting, Senior Associate
Trowers & Hamlins, international law firm (2012)

I was able to introduce a global Fortune 500 client to Chetan to undertake one of the first CMA approved employee share schemes for multinationals operating in Saudi Arabia. Chetan’s team performed admirably under his leadership and I would not hesitate to recommend Chetan on another occasion. Chetan was very hands on during the entire process…

Kaviraj Nair, VP Innovation
PepsiCo India

Chetan has very good business acumen and the depth to which he gets into, on any issue always used to amaze me. He has an eye for detail and can manage the complexity of details without losing the big picture. This is extremely critical while evaluating any deals and I learned a lot…

Wael Al Hawari, Retail Director
Innova Health Care, a leading pharmacy chain in Saudi Arabia

I had the privilege to work with Mr. Chetan Shah in our organizations and it was a great experience every time. Mr. Chetan Shah has outstanding technical and business knowledge along with amazing management and leadership attributes. While managing projects and operations, Mr. Chetan Shah builds loyalty, ethics and leads by example…

MunawaraliCassoobhai, CPA, CA, FCA (England and Wales), Partner
KPMG (2011)

Chetan is a great professional to work with. He is thorough yet does not lose sight of the bigger picture. I found Chetan to possess excellent inter personal skills and emotional intelligence. He has good business and commercial acumen.

Ruma Mukerji, Director Finance
PepsiCo US

Chetan is one of the most knowledgeable people I have worked with, and one of the most organized. I hold his keen eye for detail and leadership skills in high regard. Chetan was also very well-liked by his clients and by his team.

Madhu Kaushik, Executive Director – Market Risk
Nomura
I was particularly impressed by Chetan’s knowledge, business insights, people skills, attention to detail and his in-depth understanding of the real-estate and hospitality sector.

Manish Dhariwal, Chief Financial Officer
PPAP Automotive Ltd

Chetan demonstrated a great ability to earn and retain clients, lead team members and add value to them and provide innovative and long term financial solutions within corporate advisory and M&A areas.

Deepak Sahijwala, Business Editor
Afternoon Dispatch & Courier, a leading Indian newspaper

Chetan’s strength always came from his detailed analysis and deep insight into the subject of finance. In my opinion he is amongst the rare breed, who not only understands numbers, but can also draw forecast… Amongst the best finance brains I have ever worked with…

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