RAKESH SARAF, ICD.D

Advisory Board Member

Rakesh Saraf is a senior private equity and infrastructure investments professional. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Chennai, India; a Master of Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai, India; a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation; and is an ICD.D Charterholder since 2008.

He has over 30 years’ experience in investment management, governance, strategy, growth/scaling up, risk management and HR/compensation.  Draws from a diverse set of experiences rooted in hands-on principal investing across multiple strategies, industries and numerous direct equity situations. General management techniques are grounded by strong quantitative analytical investment skills. International experience in all facets of investment management, spanning both Private and Public Market investments.

He was a Senior executive at Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board and Alberta Investment Management Corp., where he represented both organizations at the Board of Directors of investee companies that included RTL-Westcan, Klemke Mining Corporation, and NCSG Ltd, and was a Director of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.

He is currently a Board member of UBC Investment Management Trust Inc., a company that has been entrusted with the responsibility of investing UBC’s Endowment Fund and the Staff Pension Plan; BeneSys, Inc., a provider of Taft-Hartley Trust Fund Administration and Information Technology services; Skyline Renewable LLC, an independent wind power producer; and POI Business Interiors a Workspace Interiors and Office Furniture Company

He also serves his community as Member, Board of Governors and Senator at University of Alberta and, serves on the Investment Committee of Edmonton Community Foundation.