CA Hariprasad Nair, CFO, Bateel International
An established Chartered Accountant from India, Hariprasad Nair, CFO, Bateel International has 26 years of unmatched experience working in leadership roles in the Strategic Financial Management of large & mid corporates across India, Australia & South East Asia & GCC. He joined Bateel International in 2007 when the finance division of the organization was merely confined to accounting & financial reporting; he was instrumental in reforming the support functions of the Company by establishing efficient financial control across the organization, recruiting and training highly talented Regional & Corporate Finance team Under his mentorship, today, the company's finance division functions as a business partner to internal business units and is involved in every phase of planning, decision-making, and resource & capital allocation.
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Top 10 CFOs in Dubai – 2022
In this modern era, business and world economy is evolving rapidly given the advancing technology trends and consumerism impregnating the entire ecosystem, respective of growing urbanization and industrialization. Significantly expands the horizon of C-suite level leaders as well, levied with humongous responsibilities to lead the organizations, be it well-established or just startups. And, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) proficiently help gravitate these holding themselves responsible for overseeing all the financial operations of an organization, including accounting and financial reporting. Enriched with the Communication, Decision making, Leadership, Management, Problem-solving, Time management, and Data skills, a CFO as the top financial executive of an organization, keenly manages the Cash Flow, Company Liabilities, Company Performance, Department Supervision, Financial Relationships, Finance or Raising Capital, Financial Obligations, and Record Control for the entity.
Dubai,the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, is a popular business hub and a wealthy state for investors today, provided free trade, a low tax rate, and zero income tax benefits.The economy of the United Arab Emirates (or UAE) is the 5th largest in the Middle East (after Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt), with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $501 billion (AED 1.84 trillion) in 2022. Also, though trade remains at the core of Dubai's economy, with the city operating two of the world's largest ports and a busy international air cargo hub, Petroleum, Financial Services and Real Estate are the major industries efficiently driving the country's economy presently. It has also been stated that Dubai's real estate sector has seen strong growth, both in terms of the number of transactions, (which were up 60 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2022), as well as the value of transactions, (which grew more than 85 percent year-on-year over the same period). The CEOs positioned amidst these industries definitely need to be acknowledged for domineering the organizational growth amidst the region for their dexterity in business management.
In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of `Top 10 CFOs in Dubai - 2022' is provided to the readers in corporate and different sectors, for informing on the excellent services leveraged by the Leaders in diverse domains. The listing is prepared by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Ben Jones, Chief Financial Officer||Kent||A finance professional with experience in mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, private equity, and capital raising|
|Bijoy Bose, Chief Financial Officer||Sharaf Retail||With a humble start from Electronics retail as Head of Finance, moving as business head of Yellow Hat, and then currently serving as the CFO in the firm which has multiple brands and presence in the Middle East and the Far East|
|CA Hariprasad Nair, Chief Financial Officer||Bateel International||A diligent finance leader implementing innovative finance & business strategies for a luxury gourmet brand in Dates & Confectionary and Premium Casual Dining|
|Jeemon Jose, Chief Financial Officer||Faisal Jassim Group||A Chartered Accountant with 18 years of enriched experience in financial planning and analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, tax planning, corporate taxation, international transfer pricing and financial management of large corporates|
|Murtuza Unchwaniwala, Chief Financial Officer||Al Barari Real Estate||A dedicated leader in the finance industry delivering efficient financial solutions & strategies for organizational growth|
|Nazerane Soris Antony, Group Chief Financial Officer||Advanced Industries Group||One of the founding members of Siyaram Silk Milks and has updated himself with various professional qualifications including Chartered Global Management Accountant of AICPA & CIMA, UK|
|Neeraj Bhardwaj, Chief Financial Officer||First Response Healthcare||Holds over 21 years of experience in the areas of accounting and financial management, bank financing, strategic planning, cost optimization, enterprise resource planning, business partnering, GCC VAT, and more|
|Ramanathan Narayanasamy, Chief Financial Officer||Dubai Insurance||A professional holding 35 years of experience in the Insurance industry and also serves as a CFO since 21 years|
|Rishi Gupta, Chief Financial Officer||BitOasis||An advertising professional working with a global brand with having experience in growing Souq from a startup to a MENA unicorn as a finance family founding member|
|Fatima Talat, Chief Financial Officer||NA SA Informatics FZE||She has 25 years of experience leading and managing a number of successful Starlims projects in a variety of industries/verticals worldwide|