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Avishek Gupta is Managing Director & CEO of Caspian Debt. He heads Caspian Debt that makes debt investments across a wide variety of sectors including food & agribusiness, financial inclusion, clean energy, healthcare, education, etc.
Prior to Caspian Debt, Avishek helped set up a wholesale structured finance business in small business lending and affordable housing finance sectors. He has worked on a wide range of financial products ranging from pure debt to quasi-equity as well as structured products like securitisation and pooled transactions. Earlier, Avishek managed the incubation of a portfolio of start-ups operating in sectors like dairy, agriculture, rural tourism, drinking water and clean energy. Prior to this, Avishek set up a technology backed dairy supply chain company that supported rural financial institutions offering cattle insurance, loan and healthcare to dairy farmers residing in remote rural locations across three states in India.
Avishek holds a B.Tech (Dairy Technology) and M.Sc. (Dairy Chemistry). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).