Management Team


Amongst the most experienced Wealth Management Teams in India

Our team has gained expertise and considerable industry knowledge working at some of the world’s prestigious and well- known financial institutions, thereby becoming an invaluable resource to our clients.


Mr. Ramana Gupta :  Ramana is an astute Corporate Treasury Professional with 30+ years of experience working with the companies like Reliance Industries and State Bank of Hyderabad. Ramana, was instrumental in expanding scope and running the largest Corporate Treasury in India. Implemented integrated Global Best Risk Management policies and systems across asset, liability and derivative segments spanning all financial risks. His key strengths include impeccable market reputation, attention to detail and strong fundamentals of risk management.

Education: B.Sc., Financial Risk Manager (FRM) 


Mr. D Sampat Kumar : Sampat has more than 27 yrs of banking experience, of which 20 years in Treasury field. Started his career with State Bank of India and later moved to IndusInd Bank. Has wide experience in Forex and Money markets. Instrumental in setting up the dealing and risk management procedures for treasury in IndusInd Bank. Actively participated in market development being a active member of Management Committee – Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India. Was a regular contributor on currency forecasting to various news services like Bloomberg, CNBC, Business Line. Participated as a delegate in the prestigious 39th Annual Meet of the Board of Governors, Asian Development Bank held at Hyderabad – May 2006.

Education: B.E. – Civil (Distinction)  Osmania University, Hyderabad


Our Associates:

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 Mr. Premal Mehta :  A veteran finance professional with over 30+ years of experience in the capital markets. Prior to founding Wealth First in 2001, he was business head for Fixed Income and   Corporate Advisory at DSP Merrill Lynch. He has built and led one of the best Investment Advisory teams in India. Premal pioneered the Mutual Fund concept (current form) amongst Corporates, HNIs, Retail Investors etc. and  managed some of the first issuances of the earliest AMCs. Premal has a stellar and long standing relationship with various Capital Market intermediaries such as Investment Banks, Research Houses, Regulators, Banks and Asset Management Companies.

Education: MBA, NMIMS, Mumbai.


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Mr. Rakesh Mehta :Rakesh is a SEBI registered investment advisor with over 30+ years of experience in Indian debt & equity markets. Prior to joining Wealth First in 2001, he served some of the leading brokerage houses namely Asit C Mehta, Pranav Securities, Mata Securities and Motilal Oswal in various capacities.

Education: MBA, JBIMS, Mumbai.



Mr. Nimesh Kenia: Nimesh is a seasoned investment manager and advisor with over 20 years of experience in Indian Capital Markets. Prior to joining Wealth First in 2001, he worked with DSP Merrill Lynch. His key strengths include strong analytics and a knack for detail.

Education: IIM Bangalore , Chartered Accountant.


Ashish Shah

Mr. Ashish Shah : Ashish is a veteran investment professional with over 30+ years of experience in the Indian capital market. He is also a promoter of Wealth First Portfolio Managers Limited. He pioneered various investment concepts in Gujarat and also assisted in the development of Indian capital markets. Ashish is instrumental for pioneering Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) concept as early as 1998 & development of G-Sec, Tax-Free and Taxable Bonds cult in Gujarat.

Education: BE (Mechanical), Gujarat