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Rajesh Chelapurath

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Chief Investment Officer of Inves...

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Local Address:  Texas , United States
BITSAA International Inc
1560 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road, Suite 200
Sunnyvale , California 94087
United States

Company Description: BITSAA International Inc. is a not-for-profit company registered in New Jersey, (Federal EIN# 22-3835037) and has been granted tax-exempt status under Section...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BITS
  • M.Sc. , Physics
  • MBA , Finance
  • Masters of Science degree , Physics
    Birla Institute of Technology & Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering degree , Electrical & Electronics
    Birla Institute of Technology & Science
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TEAM - CEERA, 13 Aug 2015 [cached]
Rajesh Chelapurath, our founder, continues to drive the firm's investment strategies and execution. Prior to setting up the firm in 2005, Rajesh worked for several years at Burnham Financial Group (Houston) in the areas of securities research and analysis, investment strategy, portfolio management, trading, and client services. Rajesh helped manage assets (equity and fixed income) for high net worth individuals, profit sharing and pension plans, trusts, and endowments.
Rajesh earned his MBA in Finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, New Orleans in 1998 and completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical & Electronics and a Masters of Science degree in Physics from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India in 1993. Rajesh currently serves on the Board of Trustees of BITSAA International, a BITS Pilani alumni organization and is the Chief Investment Officer of the BITSAA Investment Committee. He is a Charter Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), Houston Chapter and a member of the Houston Society of Financial Analysts and the CFA Institute.
BITSAA Board of Trustees - BITSAA International, 25 July 2015 [cached]
Rajesh Chelapurath (’88) - Chief Investment Officer & Trustee
Rajesh is President & Managing Member at Ceera Investments, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm that manages investment portfolios for individuals, trusts, pensions, and corporations. Prior to founding CeeraInvestments, LLC in 2005, Rajesh began his career in investment management and research when he joined the Burnham Financial Group's Houston office in 1998. At Burnham, as Investment Analyst, and later as Associate Managing Director, Rajesh helped manage assets for high net worth clients. Rajesh has also held several marketing positions at the Medical Equipment Division of Larsen & Toubro Ltd in Mumbai, India. Rajesh currently serves as a Trustee, BITSAA Intl, and the Chief Investment Officer of BITSAA Investment Committee that oversees the investment fund of BITSAA. At BITS, he was actively involved in Oasis'91 (as STUCCAN, Art n Dee), Oasis'92 (as Ex-Officio STUCCAN), and in Apogee. He is a Charter Member of TiE Houston and a Member of the Board of The Marthannie Music Conservatory College Preparatory School, Houston. He is also a member of the Houston Society of Financial Analysts, the CFA Institute, the World Affairs Council (Houston), and the Houston Entrepreneurs Forum. Rajesh graduated from BITS, Pilani in 1993 with a B.E. (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics and an M.Sc. (Hons) in Physics. In 1998, he obtained an MBA (Finance) from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, New Orleans. Rajesh is based out of Houston with his wife (Deepa Poduval, a BITS ('94) alum) and daughter, Aashna.
About BITSAA International - BITSAA International, 25 July 2015 [cached]
Rajesh Chelapurath Board Member & CIO
Rajesh Chelapurath Chief Investment Officer
Rajesh Chelapurath Chief Investment Officer
Burnham Financial Group: Biographies, 5 Feb 2005 [cached]
Rajesh Chelapurath joined Burnham Securities, Inc. in June 1998, after Graduating with an MBA in Finance from Tulane University, New Orleans.Before entering the business school, he worked for two years with Larsen & Toubro Limited, Bombay as a Marketing Executive in the medical equipment industry.His current responsibilities include: investment research, equity and credit analysis, assisting in portfolio management and marketing functions.Mr. Chelapurath earned his Bachelors degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, and a Masters degree in Physics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India.
Please contact the BITSAA ..., 9 Jan 2014 [cached]
Please contact the BITSAA Investments Team or reach out to BITSAA CIO Rajesh Chelapurath (rc[AT]bitsaa[DOT]org) if you have questions or would like to know more about the paperwork
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