Raj Shrestha came to Johnson with over three years of project management consulting experience. After returning from Nepal on a 10-month research grant to study the socioeconomic impact of microfinance as a Fulbright Scholar, he worked for Robert Half International with clients in financial services and corporate finance. Most notably, he played a key role in the risk management team that assisted with the Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney merger of its retirement services divisions. Other clients include Credit Suisse, Societe Generale, and most recently PepsiCo.
Raj has spent the first 18 years of his life overseas residing 10 years in Asia, 5 years in Africa, 2 years in the Middle East and 1 year in Europe before returning to the United States. His international experiences, along with his interest in corporate finance, were key factors in his decision to pursue an MBA/MPA dual degree at Cornell. Raj is also a Fellow at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs where he is pursuing a concentration in Economic and Financial Policy.
At Johnson, Raj is an active member of the Old Ezra Finance Club, General Management Club, and the Global Enterprise Club. He also holds executive positions as the V.P. of Finance for the South Asian Business Club, Treasurer for the Cornell Public Affairs Society, and the Finance Commissioner for the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly. Raj is pursuing a career in corporate finance with a company that has an international presence and works in or with emerging economies.