Our Vision
To be a preferred solutions provider to our clients and be a long term partner in their success by
enhancing their performance and setting a benchmark of excellence

About Us

Gulf Investment Consultants (GIC) is a company promoted by seasoned finance and management professionals with combined experience in management, finance and investments of decades in the Middle East.

Vast experience includes dealing with Banks, Financial Institutions, Regulatory Authorities, Corporates, Government Institutions, etc.

We inspire and transform Corporates by providing creative and unique financial solutions to their day to day and growth needs. We work closely with clients to understand their needs and consistently provide customised solutions for their various financial needs. With “Out-of-the-box solution” approach, we devise win-win solution for all stakeholders.

The key competencies of the team include:

  • Expertise in relating financial strategy to corporate strategy
  • Effective networking and associations
  • Knowledge and Expertise of financial, investment and insurance products
  • Experienced syndicate formation and management
  • Successful deal closing
  • Experience in financial training


We believe in being honest to our clients and our partners. We truly believe that Honesty is the Best Policy and our success lies in being honest.


We believe in not telling our clients what they want to hear but what they should hear. We Say It As We See It.


We believe in Promising Less but Delivering More. We want to WOW our Clients with our Delivery. We roll up our sleeves to ensure we can truly Add Value to our Client needs.


We believe in keeping client confidentiality above anything else. We don’t talk about for who we do, we want to talk about what we do.

Core Team

Our Core team


Rajiv Shah, CEO

Rajiv Shah is a management consultant and financial expert with studies carried out around the globe, with over 20 years experience in the Sector. He headed Middle East Offices of A. F. Ferguson (now Deloitte) and was Group CFO and Acting GM with Emirates National Holdings before forming Gulf Investment Consultants. Has raised funds over AED 1 bln and advised on investment decisions exceeding USD 500 mln.


Shilpa Gandhi, Director

Shilpa Gandhi, a Chartered Accountant by profession and a Corporate Banker, has extensive experience of over 15 years in multinational environments both in India and UAE with employers such as KPMG, Standard Chartered, HSBC, BNP Paribas and Mashreq Bank. She has been involved with arranging banking finance for Corporates in Abu Dhabi. She has dealt with clients across several business segments including large business houses, mid corporates, business banking clients, contracting companies and real estate clients.

Rashmi Bathija , Assistant Manager

Rashmi Bathija, with over 8 years experience in SME and retail banking