BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mohammed Wassim KhayataSecretary of the Board of Directors

Mohammed Wassim Khayata

Mohammed Wassim Khayata is a reputed Finance Professional based in UAE with over 18 years of Banking Industry experience. He is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors and Group Chief Operating Officer of Finance House PJSC. He also serves on the Boards of several companies including, among others, Insurance House P.S.C., Islamic Finance House Pvt. JSC and Century Investments LLC. Prior to joining Finance House, Wassim had successful stints with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, First Gulf Bank and National Bank of Abu Dhabi. He holds an MBA from the University of Hull Business School of UK and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers-London.

T. K. RamanGroup Chief Financial Officer – Finance House Capital

T. K. Raman

A seasoned banking & financial services industry professional with over 30 years of diversified international experience across the Middle East & South Asia markets encompassing Consumer Banking, Products & Systems Development, IT Systems Management, Strategic Planning, Sales Management, Treasury, Investments, Financial Control, Compliance, Internal and External Audit functions across several leading regional and global institutions. His previous employers included National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Union National Bank, MasterCard International Inc., Ernst & Young & Price Waterhouse Coopers. T. K. Raman is an outstanding communicator & presenter with leadership skills derived from a combination of formal Toastmasters training and years of practice. An avid relationship builder, a shrewd negotiator and an admirable integrator with a collaborative management style, he is credited with building successful cross-functional teams that have delivered outstanding results. He joined Finance House in December 2009 as Group Chief Financial Officer.

Premchand KurupChief Executive Officer

Premchand Kurup

Premchand has over 30 years of industry experience, including 25 years in the management of Technology dominant businesses, his expertise encompasses Startup & Profit center Management, Strategy Consulting, Corporate Sales, Channel Management and Executive Mentoring. He is a parallel entrepreneur who has co-founded several companies in the Arabian Gulf Region focused on niche technologies

• Paramount: Cybersecurity
• Barcode Gulf: RF/ID, WLANS, Barcode
• Head Start: Retail POS & Restaurant Management Software

His seven-year stint with WIPRO in India infused in him the fundamentals of value-based business leadership. A prolific speaker, Premchand has spoken at several symposiums and delivered guest lectures in Engineering & Management Institutes. He holds an Honors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy in Madras.

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