Head of Finance & Administration
• A finance professional for the past 29 years (including the 11+ years with Almena Financial Brokers).
• Holds Bachelor degree in Commerce from the Finance capital of India (Mumbai), majored in Financial Accounting and Auditing. Also a qualified ISO Internal Auditor, certified by the Governing Board of IQA (Internal Quality Auditor) and IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors).
• Started career in 1988 with HILTON INTERNATIONAL (Al Ain, Abu Dhabi), joined Gulf Agency Company (Abu Dhabi) in 1990, a global actor in the shipping industry, with offices in 40 countries. During the 10 years with GAC, was instrumental in implementing ERP in Finance Department apart from the budgeting and group reporting responsibilities. After a short stint with Abu Dhabi Marina “The Yacht Club”, as Chief Accountant, finally in 2006 started journey with Wafa Financial Services, the firm that was rebranded and fully restructured as Almena Financial Brokers in 2011.
• Born in 1966, he comes from Kannur, a district in the southernmost state of India called Kerala. Apart from his mother tongue Malayalam, speaks English, Hindi and Tamil.