I am currently CEO of Marmore Mena Intelligence, a research subsidiary of Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz), a leading asset management company based in Kuwait with AUM exceeding $3b. I also function as Economic Advisor to Kuwait Financial Center, Markaz.
In a career spanning more than 33 years, I dedicated nearly 22 years in the Gulf region (Riyadh, Bahrain and Kuwait). Prior to this stint in the Gulf region, I worked with several leading institutions based in India including the largest mutual fund Unit Trust of India (UTI) and the largest engineering consultancy MECON.
I provide regular strategic research opinions on markets, economy, sectors and other business angles through various blogs, columns and speeches. I specialise in big picture research with a keen interest in asset management, investment research, capital markets, energy markets and GCC.
I obtained CFA Charter from the CFA Institute, USA (2003) and a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from the Global Association for Risk Professionals, USA (2005). Also a Fellow member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (1987). I actively associated with CFA Institute as a volunteer since 2003. I was the founding board member of CFA Bahrain Society and founding President of CFA Kuwait Society. I was also a member of Education Advisory Committee of CFA Institute (2012-2019).
I attended a 2-week Investment Management Workshop at Harvard Business School in 2007. I enjoy motor biking, playing online chess, watching Cricket and reading books.