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  • Naveen agrawal

    Partner (UAE), Indiassetz

    Founder & MD, Kanak Management Consultancy

    [ Ex. Chief Representative, FirstRand Bank ]

    Naveen is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, and Cost Accountant with over 20 years of experience across the financial and banking industry. His professional repertoire includes exposure to diverse banking verticals viz. Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Private Banking and Asset Management, catering to diverse geographical markets across India, Sri Lanka and the Middle East. Naveen specializes in Business Strategy, Management, Planning and New Business Development and has an established track record of instituting new businesses in the financial services sector.

    Naveen began with Larsen & Toubro Ltd. and Petronet India Ltd. before entering the banking industry with ICICI Bank.

    At ICICI, Naveen served as part of the Stressed Assets Management Group and later was deputed to the Middle East as Vice−President, ICICI Bank, Dubai where he was responsible for operational functions and identifying and nurturing strategic partnerships for the bank in the Middle East.

    In 2005, Naveen was deputed to Sri Lanka where he served as Country Head of ICICI Bank. Naveen was instrumental in instituting the banks operations, developing business plans and policies, obtaining approvals and licenses, establishing physical and technological infrastructure, staffing, developing products and processes, and ensuring legal and administrative compliance. Naveen successfully executed his role based on a sound understanding of the regulatory environment in Sri Lanka, including Central Bank requirements, and market dynamics, including customer and competitor analysis. Naveen spent the second year of his tenure promoting the smooth functioning and progressive growth of the branch.

    In 2007, Naveen was appointed CEO of ICICI International Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of ICICI Bank Ltd and nodal entity of the ICICI Group for Offshore Asset Management initiatives, primarily in the Indian capital market. Naveen’s key responsibilities revolved around creating organizational structures, executing infrastructural requirements, developing distribution networks, and product development, including conceptualization and delivery, with the aim of increasing Assets under Management and has successfully sourced funds from Canada, US and Japan.

    In July 2008, Naveen transitioned as Chief Representative of the Dubai Representative Office of the FirstRand Bank, one of Africa’s largest financial institutions with physical presence in 11 countries and transactional presence in more than 35 countries across the continent. At First Rand, Naveen directed strategic corporate relationships to successfully serve the banking needs of various corporations in the Middle East − Africa corridor.

  • Sharath J

    Technology Partner, Indiassetz

    Co-founder & Director, GIEOM Technologies Pvt. Ltd., IDEAS and

    BFI Technologies Pvt. Ltd