Rajal Upadhyaya

Managing Director

Catalyst Principal Partners

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Rajal is a Managing Director at Catalyst and serves as a member of the Catalyst Investment Committee. Rajal has 13 years of management consulting, corporate finance, operations and business development experience. He was previously the business development director responsible for Africa for Diageo based in London, where he lead strategy development and value creation opportunities for Diageo’s businesses across Africa. Rajal previously worked as a Management Consultant at Marakon Associates in London, as an Executive in the Corporate Finance & Privatisation Unit at PWC in Nairobi and as an Associate at Pipal in Nairobi. Rajal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the London School of Economics, an MBA from the London Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.


London School of Economics and Political Science
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London School of Business
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Work History

PricewaterhouseCoopers International (PwC)