Mr Goel is a Director of Essel Group and the founder of Essel Group ME. He has more than 13 years’ experience of building and leading international businesses. He founded Dish TV, one of India’s first direct-to-home television platforms which now boasts over 20 million subscribers. He has also served as an Executive Director for Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd, the Mumbai-listed media and entertainment company, and E-City Bioscope, the Indian leisure and real estate business. Mr Goel is also Chairman of Simba Energy Inc., the TSX-V listed oil and gas exploration junior focused on the onshore frontier basins of Africa, and he sits on the company’s Board of Directors.
Mr Gupta joined Essel Group in 2012 to oversee the company’s expansion into the EMEA region and the eventual establishment of Essel Group ME in 2015. He has over 20 years of corporate experience in the natural resources and industrial sectors. He has held senior roles at Jindal Saw Pipes, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of iron and steel pipe products, Gap Steel, the Dubai based steel company and Meta Copper, India’s largest manufacturer of copper products. Mr Gupta is also the Chief Executive Officer of Simba Energy Inc., the TSX-V listed oil and gas exploration junior focused on the onshore frontier basins of Africa.
Mr. Dalal is Vice Chairman of IL&FS Investment Managers (IIML) and has been with IL&FS for 16 years. Mr. Dalal has 23 years of financial markets and investment experience. While at IIML, Mr. Dalal had made investments in private equity transactions with an aggregate capitalisation value in excess of USD 9.5bn. Prior to IIML, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of IL&FS’s Asset Management Strategic Business Unit. Prior to that, Mr. Dalal was at the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI). He serves on a number of boards and is a member of the India CEO Forum, which is affiliated with the IMA (International Market Assessment Group). Mr. Dalal received a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Bombay University (India) and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Northeast Louisiana University (United States).
Mazin Al Khatib joined Warburg Pincus International LLC in 2012 as a managing director. Mr. Al Khatib is responsible for the firm’s fund raising and investor relations activities with a focus on the Middle East. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Al Khatib was managing director and head of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi and Levant placement and relationship teams at Investcorp Bank since 2000, as well as a member of the Management Committee. Prior to joining Investcorp, Mr. Al Khatib held senior management positions at Standard Chartered Bank and Citigroup in the United Arab Emirates.
He received his M.B.A. in management and a B.S. in computer science from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
George Mushahwar is the Managing Partner of Zaya Advisory.. He also serves as an Independent Board member in a number of Government Related Entities and Private Family Businesses. George was designated as the Secretary General of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in June 2008. George joined DIFC Governor’s Office to support the Governor with all aspects of running the Centre, with its different bodies, and with the Governor’s many other broad responsibilities in different boards, government related entities and other companies under DIFC Investments. In 2008, George was also named “Acting CEO” of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). Before 2008, George was the COO of the Dubai based TECOM Investments, where he was responsible for managing its investment portfolio in addition to his operative responsibilities ranging from policy setting, legislative and regulatory aspects to portfolio management. He has also served on the Boards of many companies in UAE and abroad, including Tunis Telecom, Interoute, Axiom, Emirates International Telecommunications, DIFC Investments, TECOM Investments and Standard Aero in the USA.
Mr. Arora has an extensive experience of 22 years in various roles relating to capital markets such as Investment Banking, Corporate Advisory, Institutional and Retail sales of Fixed Income and Equity, Asset Management, Private Banking. He has gained his expertise in Asia and MENA and has done extensive marketing in Europe, South Africa, US, Japan and Australia while he was associated with institutions like Kotak Mahindra Bank, IL&FS Investmart, Deutsche Bank, ICICI International and Mashreq Bank-Private Banking. Ajay is a rank holder Chartered Accountant with post graduation in Management and also holds Business and Marketing diploma from Ross Business School, University of Michigan.