A Fellow of the London Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (FIA), he holds a BSc (Hons) First-Class Degree in Actuarial Science from Cass Business School (City University) in London.

He is founder and Managing Director of a private actuarial company in Kenya, Ruparelia Consultants Limited (RCL), providing actuarial, financial modelling and risk management advice to occupational pension schemes, (re)insurance companies, government departments, public institutions, banks and other corporations. Darshan has also established and is one of the Directors of African Reinsurance Services Limited (“AReS”) – a reinsurance brokerage company under formation in Kenya.

Previously, Darshan worked for the London Government Actuary’s Department advising some of the largest occupational pension schemes in the World, including the Local Government Pension Schemes in England and Wales which collectively has over 4 million members and assets in excess of London£150 billion. Darshan also worked for Capita Employee Benefits in the London advising private sector occupational employee benefits’ schemes.