Ranjit M. Kripalani

Ranjit M. Kripalani

Independent Director

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc.

Ranjit M. Kripalani is one of our Independent Directors. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Kripalani served as the chief executive officer of CRT Capital Group LLC, an institutionally focused broker-dealer. Prior to joining CRT Capital Group LLC, Mr. Kripalani worked at Countrywide Capital Markets, Inc. and Countrywide Financial Corporation from 1998 to 2008, where he served in a number of roles, including as president of capital markets and executive managing director of Countrywide Financial Corp. and chief executive officer and president of Countrywide Capital Markets from 2001 to 2008.

Mr. Kripalani also served as president and chief executive officer of Countrywide Securities Corporation from 2000 to 2008 and was the executive vice president and national sales manager for Countrywide Securities Corporation from 1998 to 2000. Prior to joining Countrywide, Mr. Kripalani served as managing director and head of mortgage trading for Chase Securities, Inc. from 1995 to 1998, and as managing director and head of mortgage trading for PaineWebber, Inc. from 1985 to 1995. Mr. Kripalani also currently serves on the board of directors of Western Asset Mortgage Corp., a position he has held since 2014.


  • BA, International Relations, Tufts University
  • Graduate Diploma, Business Studies, London School of Economics