Archit Lohia, CAIA, CFA, CA, Chapter Executive

Founder & CEO, Career Topper Online Education Pvt. Limited

CAIA Member since 2012

Archit is a young and passionate Entrepreneur in the financial markets and online start-ups space. At 23 years old, he qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and Law (LLB).

Archit is the Founder and CEO of Career Topper Online Education Pvt. Ltd. which provides online training, skill development courses, mentoring and counselling to professionals in the Financial Services Industry since February, 2015. This Finance Education Start-up is accelerated by Zone Startups India, one of the leading Start-up Accelerators in India, set up by BSE Institute in partnership with Ryerson Futures University, Canada.

Archit has varied experience in the Financial Services industry. He has previously worked with Ernst & Young and the Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. (BSE) in areas including, inter-alia, Regulations, Compliance, IPO Process, Information Management Systems, Investment Analysis, Audit and Finance.

During his stint at BSE, he played a major role in the Cyber Crime Taskforce, formed by the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO), which advises Financial Institutions and Exchanges across the globe on the emerging risks of cyber-crime.

Archit is a Member of Expert Group formed by the Board of Studies – Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for up-gradation of the CA Final and Post Qualification Courses of the Institute.

Archit also conducts trainings and is a guest lecturer on Alternative Investments in leading financial institutes such as National Institute of Securities Market (SEBI), BSE Training Institute, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and various other colleges.

Apart from being a member of professional bodies like CFA Institute, CFA Society India, CAIA Association and ICAI, he is also actively involved in groups like The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) and We Change (a Group founded by ex-President, Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam).