Corporate Governance

Executive Team

Mehtab Ahmed Malik

Group Chief Financial Officer

Mehtab A. Malik joined AZI Group on August 1, 2007 as Group Financial Controller. He is Meticulous and highly accomplished professional with over 23 years of hands on experience providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in uniquely challenging situations. He worked on top management positions of world class manufacturing, bank, automotives, leasing, healthcare, real estate and investments industries. He is dynamic, result oriented leader with strong track record of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations.

Mehtab is always keen in utilizing analysis and team approach to derive organizational improvements and implementations of best practices. He has superior interpersonal skills to make high-stakes decisions using experience based judgment, strong work ethics to overcome multiple complex business challenges. He has experience of leadership for a sizable manufacturing business where he held position of Group COO supported by strong team of nine General Managers.

Mehtab has long and illustrious career in Finance, Budgeting, cost Management as well as profitability analysis, business models, team building and performance improvement. He is responsible for arrangement of all Finance and FX requirement of the group. He is active member of the investment committee of the group and involved in all investment decisions inside and outside the group. He has team of six Finance Managers. He holds commerce bachelor degree and Chartered Accountant.

Mohammed Ghareeb

Group HR & Admin Manager

Mohammed Ghareeb was appointed as the Group HR & Admin Manager in October, 2011. He is responsible for implementing HR strategies and policies throughout the group. His long and illustrious career of 19 years in Human Resource and Administration has enabled him to gain experience in various aspects of Human Resources like Manpower Planning, Recruitment, Organization Development, Change Management, Strategic HR, Training and Development, Career Management, Performance Appraisal, Labour Welfare, Compensation & Benefit Management & General administration.

Mr. Ghareeb beginning his career as in 1988 with Ministry of Justice & Islamic Affairs and Ministry of Information. He has many academic qualifications from U.K, India & Bahrain. A long and illustrious career has seen.

Mr. Ghareeb gain experience in various aspects of Human Resources, holding management roles from 1988 onwards. The depth of knowledge of various functional units of HR and processes that Mohammed Ghareeb has gained in his diverse roles has prepared him for his recent task of handing the group HR & Admin functions with AZI.

Liju Arekuzhiyil Babu

Group IT Manager

Liju Babu joined Al Zayani Investments at the beginning of 2022 and is currently heading the Group IT Department of the Al Zayani Investments Group.

A dynamic expert with over 17 years of extensive experience in managing IT operations and a proven track record of handling varied products and services using SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and Cloud technologies. Effective leader with exceptional skills in hiring and training cross-functional teams across multiple time zones to maintain SLA (Service Level Agreement) and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).

Liju has extensive experience with varied ERP implementations and a solid grasp of process analysis and design. He is well experienced in architecting technological solutions aligned with business and information systems and has demonstrated expertise in strategic management and driving new IT initiatives.

Liju is an accomplished Planner, Thinker, and Implementer with competence in managing delivery frameworks and new technology implementations for streamlining associated processes in accordance with quality standards. He contributes to the accomplishment of organizational goals by developing vendor networks and forging strategic alliances and collaborations.

Hasan T. AlMaskati

Group Legal Manager

Hasan AlMaskati was appointed as the Group Legal Manager of Al Zayani Investments Group in August 2017 and he is consulting and assisting the management in all legal matters concerning the company.

Mr. AlMaskati has 15 years experience in the field of legal services and practices Commercial and Corporate Transactional Law. Further, he has worked extensively in matters involving litigation, trade, commercial disputes, collection and recovery, aviation, travel, automobile and real estate. He also has extensive experience in contract negotiation, review and drafting.

Mr. AlMaskati holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and he is a registered lawyer at Bahrain Ministry of Justice

Ashish Rawat

Group Risk Management Manager

Mr. Ashish Rawat was appointed as the Group Risk Management Manager of Alzayani Investments B.S.C (Closed) in May 2021, with a proven track record of establishing and managing functional areas such as Compliance, Risk management, AML/CFT approved by Regulatory Authority and experience in Treasury and Operations. He is proficient and well-versed with skills in governance, risk management, fraud prevention, financial crime controls, internal audit, regulatory compliance, information systems/Information technology assurance, revenue management while maintaining a high level of compliance with applicable internal and external requirements.

Mr. Ashish adapts easily to fast-paced high-stress situations requiring attention to details and follow-through. He demonstrates success in organizing tasks, increasing efficiency, and obtaining maximum results from the available resources. He is a keen learner and believes in continuous learning & professional development.
Mr. Ashish is holding a master’s degree in business administration and has various globally recognized certifications from UK, USA, and Bahrain, including ICA advanced diploma in GRC, CRMA, CAMS-RM, CFE, CAMS, CRCMP, FFRM. He also holds a Master of Hotel Management degree and had worked in international hospitality brands.

Mahmood Shamlooh

Group Credit Control Manager

Mahmood Makki joined Al-Zayani Investments Group of Companies in 2006 and due to his exceptional performance, he has been promoted several times until he was appointed as Group Credit Control Manager in 2022.

He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, in addition to many other professional and academic qualifications.

Mahmood Makki has many professional skills and experience supported by professional and academic qualifications in the fields of finance in the banking sector, the automotive sector, and the real estate sector. He possesses a strategic, developmental, and creative management mentality that aims at continuous development and elevating of the Credit Control Department performance to the highest levels through continuous improvement in the company's internal policies and the company's policies in external dealings. Not to mention his focus on developing, motivating, and investing in the human capital which is the first pillar of the company. He streamlined the process and performance of Al-Zayani Investments’ credit portfolios throughout all its affiliates and continuously keeps hands on their process and performance.

Asad Ali Shiraz

General Manager - Investments

Responsible for the investment portfolio of AlZayani Group and AlZayani family members. The current portfolio is invested across various asset classes with the majority invested in real estate. The team's mandate is to create a balanced portfolio in terms of risk and return, diversifying across geographies and various asset classes.

Asad has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, covering the entire spectrum of Investment Banking activities ranging from advisory to private equity to real estate finance. Within each segment I have assimilated in-depth knowledge of processes involved, serviced top-tier clients, worked with the top institutions in that segment and have been part of landmark transactions.
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