Krupal Raval is the CFO for Digital Realty APAC. In this role, he oversees the range of financial functions in Asia Pacific region, including new potential joint venture partnerships and other de novo capital transactions. Mr. Raval joined Digital Realty in early 2014 as Vice President, Investor Relations, where he was tasked with strengthening investor confidence, driving up the firm’s equity and attracting new investors.
Previously, Mr. Raval served as the Vice President, Capital Markets at Alexandria Real Estate Equities. Here, he was responsible for designing and executing financial strategy, balance sheet management and corporate functions, including financial reporting, corporate finance, and investor relations and marketing. Prior to this, Mr. Raval served as a Research Analyst for Fidelity Management and Research, where he coordinated asset allocation with the firm’s portfolio managers, resulting in over $4 billion new capital invested in publicly traded real estate companies. In this position, he also built detailed earnings models for a variety of sub-asset classes, including lodging companies and mortgage REITs.
Mr. Krupal has more than 10 years of financial services and REIT industry experience. He brings a unique perspective to Digital Realty with his experience as both a sell-side analyst as well as a buy-side investor.
Mr. Krupal received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, where he was a Meinig Family National Scholar (awarded to less than 2% of each class). In his free time, Mr. Raval is an avid cyclist and long distance runner.