Pravin is the Chief Executive Officer of OpalCrest. He founded OpalCrest with a vision to create a global digital commodity firm and capitalize on artificial intelligence. Pravin has spent the last two decades of his career focused in Agriculture and Energy Trading. He started in the Petroleum business focused on Middle Distillates and later moved to trading Agriculture Commodities.
Before founding OpalCrest, Pravin worked at various institutions including Reliance Industries, ADM, Deutsche Bank, Rabobank and most recently at Citigroup, where he headed their Agriculture Derivatives trading desk in London. Throughout his professional life, Pravin has established a broad array of strong client relationships by living and doing business across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
Pravin is a member of the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture Transformation Leader’s Network. Pravin received a MPA from Harvard University, USA and B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, India.
Singapore government via its Prime Minister's Office was an early investor in OpalCrest with an aim to foster innovation in deep technology under the NRF scheme. OpalCrest's ambition to be involved in Artificial Intelligence and its focus on commodities as an asset class was quite strategic as Singapore is on of the most important centers for commodity trade.