Rishi Khosla, CEO of Copal Partners, the leading outsourced research company for the financial services sector, has won Ernst & Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award for London and The South.

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Rishi Khosla, Co-Founder & CEO of Copal Partners, the leading outsourced research company for the financial services sector, has won the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, after being chosen by the independent panel of judges, chaired by former Rank Group CEO Ian Burke.


Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. It looks to recognise and celebrate the success of outstanding business people who are leading and growing successful businesses.


Sponsored by Credit Suisse and hosted by the BBC’s Jeremy Vine, Rishi competed with over 50 business leaders across London and the South of the UK. The judges made their decision based on: entrepreneurial spirit, global impact, strategic direction, innovation, personal integrity / influence and financial performance. The UK final will take place on the 8th of September. The UK winner will then go on to represent the UK at the global final in Monte Carlo on the 3rd of October.


Rishi commented: “I am very honoured to have been chosen for such a prestigious globally-recognised award. I share this award with everyone at Copal. It is an exciting time for Copal, as we look to aggressively grow our client base and product offerings.”


Rishi is one of the pioneers in the outsourced research services space. Previously, he advised Lakshmi Mittal on his private equity investments. He also has experience at GE Capital and ABN AMRO.


He has been the driving force behind the company’s growth to approximately 1,400 employees globally. He also structured the Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, and Merrill Lynch investments into Copal.


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