CFO at Asia Pacific, Digital Realty Data CentresCloud
Krupal Raval is the CFO, Asia Pacific for Digital Realty. 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. He also serves as the regional Portfolio Manager, overseeing a portfolio of over 1 million square feet, which has grown nearly 20% during Mr. Raval’s tenure in APAC. Mr. Raval joined Digital Realty in early 2014.
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. During his tenure at Alexandria, the firm raised $2.1 billion of equity and debt capital. 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, including becoming Digital Realty’s largest shareholder. Mr. Raval started his career at the top-ranked Citi REIT Equity Research team, which was the lead underwriter for Digital Realty’s IPO in 2004.
Mr. Krupal has nearly 15 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 spends time with his family.