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A culture of responsibility, accountability and innovation ensures unique and effective results for our clients in different parts of the world. Our diverse operational geography gives us the advantage of blending various local insights into favourable solutions that can be implemented anywhere and everywhere. We effectuate solutions in even the most recondite situations. A corollary of our experience, perspicacity, exposure to international markets, processes and competitive edge. We possess a financial acumen that enables us to guide and mentor clients towards transcendent sequent.

Better Insights

Our talented teams around the world are constantly applying thought and knowledge to elucidate financial structuring insights. Strategically agglomerated into a pool of diverse knowledge across industries and geographies, this resource pool makes available, to every one of our teams, cogent perspectives on global, regional and local financial solutions.

Better Decisions

To begin with, a potentiality assessment is carried out before on boarding a client. Our teams are then encouraged to exchange and debate customised solutions in a synergetic environment, to ensure that only the very best insights are applied for our clients. It is precisely this convergence of serious minds from diverse backgrounds – finance and analytics, chartered accountancy and industry specialists– encouraged by an atmosphere of intellectual friction that produces preternatural and innovative solutions.

Better Outcomes

Better decisions influenced by better insights result in better outcomes. The beneficiaries: Our global clients with ever-evolving needs. We are committed to best-in-class service and advisory excellence. Rest assured, wherever in the world they may be, each and every member of our team is dedicated to one overarching Blend commitment: 'Your success is our priority'.

KC Gupta Blend Finance
Chairman
KC Gupta
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KC Gupta Blend Finance
Chairman
KC Gupta

Before leading Blend to its global eminence, KC Gupta was General Manager (Finance) with a renowned corporate group. He brings to the table a wealth of financial expertise spanning nearly four decades.

His is a degree of professionalism formidably constructed upon the bedrock of principles, commitment, discipline and determination. In a world ridden with compromise, he stands tall as an unflinchingly principled professional who, once he commits to a task, will see it through with single-minded dedication.

Focused in business, visionary in philanthropy too. It is through his initiative and support that a school for lesser-privileged children flourishes in Rajasthan. His commitment to outreach extends to financially patronizing orphanages too.

It is said that business without ethics is mere transaction. KC Gupta probably wrote the book of ethics in business!

Ravi Gupta Blend Finance
Founder & Managing Director
Ravi Gupta
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Ravi Gupta Blend Finance
Founder & Managing Director
Ravi Gupta

A Chartered Accountant by profession, and with more than 25 years’ experience across the entire finance and management advisory landscape, Ravi Gupta is the ‘think tank’, ‘wizard’ and financial strategist at Blend. An expert in structuring complex financial matters, he gives critical direction to the Company’s innovative efforts, strategies and implementation. His capability for designing various Trade, Project and Export Finance structures is innovative and unparalleled.

Beyond business, Mr. Gupta is an avid sportsman with basketball, volleyball and football his passions. A fitness freak, that extends to his culinary inclinations as well, he is what can now be called a health foodie. An avid traveller, he is a walking-talking Lonely Planet, always on the look out for that next exotic location to explore.

Mr. Gupta’s innate people-quotient has made him a magnet for people to follow and look up to. A born leader, he has the uncanny ability of carrying teams with his infectious humour, penchant for light and happy conversations and making people feel belonged.

Vaibhavi Thakkar Blend Finance
Co-founder & CEO
Vaibhavi Thakkar
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Vaibhavi Thakkar Blend Finance
Co-founder & CEO
Vaibhavi Thakkar

Vaibhavi Thakkar holds a Masters in Commerce (Economics). But beyond academics, it was through sheer entrepreneurial instinct and perspicacity that she co-founded Blend with Ravi Gupta.

Ms Thakkar has authored Blend’s global expansion by establishing offices in international financial hubs like Singapore, Dubai and Kenya. She has also been instrumental in lengthening Blend’s footprint across other geographies, especially Europe. For lenders, she is the face of the company, leveraging her acumen and experience to raise liquidity with banks.

With academic specialization in Business Administration as well, Ms. Thakkar commands all of Blend’s operations and plays a pivotal role in strategy formulation, execution and designing of innovative financing structures. Her structuring and relationship skills have resulted in strong and long-term synergies with clients, institutions, lenders and other stakeholders across geographies.

Extremely passionate about work, there is nevertheless more to Vaibhavi Thakkar than just business. Ambitious, confident, go-getting and a fitness freak, she astutely maintains a work-life balance. Bollywood and travel are her passions – which makes her an avid globe-trotter… for leisure and business. When she isn’t taking in touristic adventures, she is getting an adrenaline rush from decoding tough and challenging territories for the benefit of Blend.

Sukesh Pansari Blend Finance
Chief Financial Officer
Sukesh Pansari
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Sukesh Pansari Blend Finance
Chief Financial Officer
Sukesh Pansari

Sukesh Pansari is a highly qualified professional – a Chartered Accountant, MBA and Cost Accountant, accomplished in Banking Law & Practices, Audit and Income Tax. He has successfully put those qualifications and deep domain knowledge into practice over 25 years – eight of those in banking, the rest at Blend.

At Blend, Sukesh helms all the key back-office Accounts and Finance functions. He is also part of the main decision and strategy making body of Blend. He provides leadership, direction and management of finance and accounting; advises on long-term business and financial planning; while establishing and nurturing relations with external partners and stakeholders.

Subhasish Saha Blend Finance
Head, Export & Structured Finance
Subhasish Saha
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Subhasish Saha Blend Finance
Head, Export & Structured Finance
Subhasish Saha

Subhashish Saha heads one of the largest teams at Blend Finance. He oversees structuring and arrangement of finance for large projects across Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and Latin America; spanning a spectrum of sectors from Education, Healthcare and Hospitality to Infrastructure, Energy and Mining.

Subhashish Saha’s corporate management skills see him interfacing with International Banks, and Multi-lateral, EPC Contractors, Traders and Aggregators in over 20 countries. Further, he manages client relationships, authoring solutions for their requirements, and leads execution of Management strategies.

Over the years, Subhashish has risen through the ranks at Blend, quickly earning the trust of Management to be elevated to leadership status, initially with the Africa Desk, before being vested with responsibilities of building the Export Structured Finance Desk.

An IIM graduate, his tenures with renowned conglomerates like Reliance and Essar have honed in him an innate ability of arranging funds for projects, structuring deals for varied industries, and an excellent reach of global lender base.

Jigar Thakkar Blend Finance
Global Head Strategies & Relations
Jigar M Thakkar
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Jigar Thakkar Blend Finance
Global Head Strategies & Relations
Jigar Thakkar

Jigar Thakkar has held down this very senior role with Blend Finance since 2007. It has seen him galvanise significant growth of the Group’s Project Finance business. His entrepreneurial streak began at 17 years of age when he joined the family business, later going on to set up new ventures.

At Blend, Jigar works closely with Management, to develop niche products and structures across units, and assist in their scale-up during implementation. He also handles key global strategic relations between clients and banks at the highest level.

His innate entrepreneurial and leadership skills have been leveraged by Blend to build the company’s global network. A dyed-in-wool ‘Blendite’, his personal vision and mission are perfectly aligned with those of the company.

A potent combination of personal worldview, academic knowledge and experiential insights have helped Jigar astutely manage critical tasks of bringing global expertise and secured financing to Blend’s global clients.

Drishti Adiani Blend Finance
Africa Desk Head
Drishti Adiani
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Drishti Adiani Blend Finance
Africa Desk Head
Drishti Adiani

Drishti Adiani is a Chartered Accountant with strong professional experience in Finance. She has more than 15 years’ experience in Debt Syndication, Banking and Tax Audit.

As part of senior management, while heading the Africa Desk, she leads from the front, with deep involvement right from macro strategies to more micro management, execution and closure of client deals.

Drishti joined blend in 2013 as a Credit Analyst, and over the years was involved in various proposals across sectors. Promoted to AVP within two years, she took on higher responsibility of nurturing relationships with clients and Financial Institutions – which played to her strengths of being a people’s person.

Heading the Africa Desk since 2018, she often travels to African countries to manage relationships, close transactions and attend conferences. She also assists management in devising overall strategies for the Company.

Isha Desai Blend Finance
Head, Alternate Capital Markets
Isha Desai
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Isha Desai Blend Finance
Head, Alternate Capital Markets
Isha Desai

Isha Desai’s long, demonstrated history in Relationship Management, Financial Advisory and credit assessment on a global scale, have seen her being vested with two extremely senior portfolios – roles she fulfils with aplomb. A Chartered Accountant with previous stints with several CA firms, as well as an investment banking entity, her skills set is rich and deep.

At Blend, Isha takes on several key responsibilities including Strategy and Structuring of clients across the sectoral landscape; building and nurturing a strong pipeline of corporate, sovereign and FI clients across geographies; developing and managing over 100 funder relationships at the highest levels; even as she leads two separate teams.

Isha’s rich experience in various funding structures makes her a key asset for the company.

Rahul Bajaj Blend Finance
Global Head of Structured Trade & Commodity Finance
Rahul Bajaj
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Rahul Bajaj Blend Finance
Global Head of Structured Trade & Commodity Finance
Rahul Bajaj

Rahul has been a part of Blend, since the past 11 years. He joined us fresh off campus in 2010, from SP Jain Mumbai. He has risen in ranks, from being a Business Development Manager, to now heading the Global Commodity Finance business at Blend. He has strong Networking Skills and a strong expertise in Business Development, Credit and Structuring deals.

Rahul’s rich experience in various funding structures makes him a key asset for the company and part of the core Management group. He currently manages many Key Client relationships with Global Companies and cultivating more than 100 funder relationships, globally. He is currently based in our Dubai Office.

In his free time, Rahul, is a foodie, music lover and is a football fan, with Chelsea FC being his favourite team.