POWER AND POISE
A woman of many talents, Priti Rathi Gupta is an awardwinning business leader, the founder of a film company and a film producer as well. She epitomises the modernday woman and women’s empowerment and remains strongly rooted to her family.
A woman of many talents, Priti Rathi Gupta is an award-winning business leader, the founder of a film company and a film producer as well. Passionate about the cause of financial freedom for women, she epitomises the modern-day woman and women’s empowerment and remains strongly rooted to her family. AS SCION OF THE ANAND RATHI GROUP, PRITI RATHI GUPTA ENTERED INTO THE WORLD of finance very early in life. Having groomed herself since to be adept in the business of commodities, foreign exchange, management, investments, etc, she straddles a world that even until recently was male-dominated. In her multiple roles as the managing director and promoter of Anand Rathi Share & Stock Brokers Ltd (the security and commodity brokerage business of the Anand Rathi Group) and the founder of Anand Rathi Commodities Ltd (the currencies and commodities wing of Anand Rathi Group), not only has she earned top accolades but also balanced it all with her role as daughter, wife, daughter-in-law and mother with aplomb.
Priti Rathi Gupta is the daughter of Anand Rathi, the founder of the Anand Rathi Group, which ranks among India’s top financial service companies. Her upbringing consequently happened in an environment where finance was the buzzword. Understandably, she picked up her first lessons in finance and stockbroking rather early in life. “When I was 17, I interned with my uncle, who is a stockbroker and used to work out of Mumbai at the time. This internship helped me understand the business of finance really well, particularly how brokerages functioned,” says Priti.
All in the family
Marriage came soon after. At 19, she was married to Pradeep Gupta, who at the time was running a textile manufacturing company. However, with one of his partners taking interest in starting a sub-brokership (a franchise of a broking firm), Gupta too got into the act, and as circumstances would have it, soon found himself unwittingly