Three things you didn’t know about...

Gabriella Griffith
CFA Institute, managing director for EMEA Nitin Mehta

1 Mehta was born in Tanzania but moved to Gujarat, India when he was young. He learnt to read and write using a slate and chalk – something the iPad reminds him of each time he uses one.

2 He has a first class degree in computer science but tries to keep this a secret. “It was such a long time ago, you could graduate without even touching a computer – these days I barely know how to switch one on.”

3 His wife says he’s a risk to go on holiday with. On one holiday he was carjacked in the morning and poisoned at lunch. He had a car crash on another trip, and on their honeymoon in Rio the hotel burned down on their first night.