On 9th September 2014, under the leadership of Mr. Panchariya GFCL organized a high profile Investor Forum under the patronage of West African Investment Forum with tag line of “Invest In UEMOA” in Partnership with West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and the West African Development Bank (BOAD) whereby projects worth US$21.5 billion were presented to the EPC contractors, Developers and Bankers for investment, out of which projects worth US$19 billion have been taken up by different Investors/Developers by signing MOU/MOC in conference. Presidents from six countries, two Country Representative and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President & Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates, were present in Investor meet Forum.
His Excellency is the Chairperson of Supervisory Board of GIDC Limited, an entity set up by GFCL’s associate company jointly with the Government of Serbia for development of Infrastructure Projects in the Republic of Serbia.
Mr. Panchariya is the Supervisory Board member of Global Invest AD Ltd (GIAD) a collaborative venture between GFCL and Invest AD, Abu Dhabi Investment Company (ADIC). GIAD is currently involved in advising on Infrastructure projects in West African countries as well as other international markets.
Mr. Panchariya along with West African Economic and Monetary Union and the West African Development Bank took initiative to setup strategic collaboration arrangement for effective implementation of REP-II and other regional infrastructure projects in West African region.
Mr. Arun Panchariya is Principal of Global Finance & Capital Limited (GFCL) a London based FCA regulated entity. GFCL is a financial advisor to the West African Economic and Monetary Union and the West African Development Bank for development of a number of projects in the infrastructure development and industrial sector in the African region worth over USD 26 billion. The projects span over the sector like, road and bridges, railways, airports, maritime transport, energy, power transmission, housing, food security and water management. Besides, His Excellency is also a member of the High Level Committee formed by UEMOA, BOAD & GFCL overseeing the development of Infra projects in the region.
GFCL is also the principal financial advisor to the Government of Somalia for establishment and management of the National Infrastructure Development Fund and Development Bank. In addition, His Excellency Mr. Panchariya is advising various other government and public sector entities in financial modeling for infrastructure projects, social housing and other public private partnership projects. Some of the recent association with the projects includes a government-to-government multipurpose bridge construction project worth USD 2.9 billion in Bangladesh through Government of Malaysia and Oil & Gas Industrial Park with the state Government of Pahang, Malaysia worth USD 2.4 billion.
His Excellency Mr. Panchariya born and raised in Ahmedabad started his career by joining family business in the textiles industry and traversed through the journey as a Managing Director of a Cooperative Bank in Gujarat and later President of Euram Bank Asia Limited-Dubai. His extensive experience in financial services sector includes international corporate finance, investment banking, private banking, fund management and fund administration, FX trading, commodities trading, securities trading and brokerage, textile manufacturing, infrastructure development and housing projects.
Mr. Panchariya won the ‘Asian Leadership in Banking’ award from International Who’s Who. He was awarded the ‘AAA Platinum Business Person of the Year’ at the Asia Achievers Awards in London. Mr. Panchariya has been awarded business excellence award by AIBF at the House of Lords, London for “Africa infrastructure initiative”.
In 2015, Honourable Mr. Arun Jaitley the Finance Minister of India presented NRI in London excellence award to Mr. Panchariya.