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    Board of Directors

    Rohit Walia

    Executive Chairman

    Rohit Walia

    Executive Chairman

    Rohit Walia founded Alpen Capital in 2005 in Dubai International Financial Centre. He is also the Executive Chairman of Alpen Asset Advisors Limited, which is an independent financial advisory and asset management firm that he set up in the DIFC in 2013.

    He was also instrumental in setting up Bank Sarasin-Alpen in the GCC and India and was the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of the Sarasin-Alpen entities from 2004 to 2013.

    Rohit has 35 years of international banking experience with financial institutions based in Middle East and Asia.

    His last assignment was with Mashreq where he was a part of the key management team, Dubai for more than 12 years. He has also worked with American Express and Bank of America. Rohit holds an MBA degree from the Schiller International University, London, UK.

    Hans Kurmann

    Member of the Board

    Hans Kurmann

    Hans has over 40 years of experience in international banking with Union Bancaire Privee and American Express Bank.

    Hans brings on board his in-depth knowledge and experience in Swiss private banking including Risk Management and Compliance. As Head of Treasury he supervised trading activities, developing investment strategies and was responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with global financial institutions.

    Eddie Villiers

    Member of the Board

    Eddie Villiers

    Eddies has over 30 years of experience in the international capital markets in a variety of roles.

    He was at Rabobank for 20 years, the last 10 years as Global Head of FI Sales and Head of Markets Europe. He was also a member of the bank's European governing body, The Executive Committee Europe. He was also a member of the Risk Committee, ALCO, FEC Committee and Client Committee.

    Eddie is also Chair of Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy.

    Management

    Sanjay Bhatia

    Managing Director

    Sanjay Bhatia

    Managing Director

    Sanjay is responsible for Client Origination at Alpen Capital Dubai and also heads the investment banking operations in Qatar. He has been actively involved in various corporate finance transactions, including debt advisory / syndications, cross border M&A / joint ventures and private equity placements.

    Sanjay has been with Alpen Capital for 16 year and has a total of 29 years of experience in Investment Banking across Middle East & India.

    Sanjay has previously worked with Ambit Corporate Finance and RSM & Co, India.

    Yogendra Khurana

    Managing Director

    Yogendra Khurana

    Managing Director

    Yogendra heads the Investment banking operations in India.

    Yogendra has been working with Alpen Capital for 11 years and has a total of 22 years of work experience in the financial services sector. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

    Prior to joining Alpen Capital, he has worked with Price Waterhouse Coopers, India as a senior manager in the M&A division. His previous employers also include Ambit Corporate Finance Ltd. and Ernst & Young.

    T. M. Lakshmanan

    Chief Operating Officer

    T.M. Lakshmanan

    Chief Operating Officer

    As the Chief Operating Officer, Lakshmanan heads the areas of Operations/IT, Products and Finance. He is also the Senior Executive Officer of Alpen Asset Advisors.

    Lakshmanan has been with Alpen Capital for 13 year and has a total of 34 years of experience in international banking in UAE and India.

    He was also the Chief Operating Officer of Bank Sarasin- Alpen entities across GCC and India from 2007 to 2013. Prior to this, he was the SVP, Head of Planning & Management Accounting for Mashreqbank Group. Prior to this, Lakshmanan was also with Citibank for 5 years.

    Sameena Ahmad

    Managing Director - Corporate Affairs

    Sameena Ahmad

    Managing Director - Corporate Affairs

    Sameena heads the Corporate Affairs function, responsible for Marketing, Public Relations and Administration across Alpen Capital group covering its offices in Middle East and India. She is also responsible for the industry research function that publishes Alpen Capital´s highly acclaimed industry research reports on various sectors across the GCC.

    Sameena has been with Alpen Capital for 12 years and has a total of 32 years of human resources/marketing experience in the financial industry in the UAE and India.

    In her previous assignment, she was an SVP of Human Resources at Mashreqbank. She was a faculty member at Xaviers Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar in India.

    Senior Team

    Hameed Noor Mohamed

    Executive Director

    Hameed Noor Mohamed

    Executive Director

    Hameed leads the Debt Execution Team and is responsible for structuring and raising debt finance in the commercial and capital markets. He also specializes in raising impact and development finance in emerging markets.

    Hameed has been in Alpen Capital for 3 years and has a total of 26 years of experience in the Financial Services and Banking Industry.

    Prior to joining Alpen, Hameed worked with Emirates Islamic Bank, Mashreqbank and ANZ Grindlays Bank in various leadership roles. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

    Krishna Dhanak

    Executive Director

    Krishna Dhanak

    Executive Director

    Krishna leads the Equity Capital and M&A Advisory function working on originating executing and placing transactions.

    Krishna has been in Alpen Capital for 12 years and has a total of 18 years of experience in M&A, private equity placements, due diligence, transaction advisory services in the Middle East and South East Asia and audit in India. He has extensive experience across multiple sectors in advising clients on structuring, pricing and negotiating M&A and equity capital raising transactions including business valuations, consolidations, financial due diligence, financial reporting and management accounting.

    Prior to joining Alpen Capital, Krishna worked with KPMG's Transaction Services team in UAE. He has also worked with KPMG in India in their Financial Services Audit division.

    Sunil Narula

    Executive Director

    Sunil Narula

    Executive Director

    Sunil Narula is a part of the Client Origination team and works on corporate advisory mandates.

    Sunil has over 23 years of Corporate and Investment Banking experience. He joins us from IDFC Bank where he worked as Senior Director – Large Corporates, MNC, IT & E-Commerce.

    Sunil has also worked with ING Vysya Bank, Induslnd Bank and Alpen New Delhi.

    Sharmin Karanjia

    Senior Director

    Sharmin Karanjia

    Senior Director

    Sharmin is a part of Debt Execution team.

    Sharmin has been in Alpen Capital for 14 years and has a total of 19 years of work experience in the financial services & investment banking experience working with institutions across the Middle East and India.

    Prior to joining Alpen Capital, Sharmin was a part of the Audit and Business Advisory Services Department, KPMG in Dubai. Prior to that, Sharmin has worked with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in India.

    Dilip Samanthilaka

    Senior Director

    Dilip Samanthilaka

    Senior Director

    Dilip is a part of the execution team focusing on Sri Lanka.

    Dilip has been with Alpen Capital for 8 years and has a total of 16 years of work experience in financial services industry having worked for organisations in Dubai, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

    He last worked as Manager Finance at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore. He was also associated with Mashreq Bank, in Dubai and Sampath Bank, Srilanka.

    Gaurang Mudbhatkal

    Senior Director

    Gaurang Mudbhatkal

    Senior Director

    Gaurang is a part of the Client Origination team and works on corporate advisory mandates.

    Gaurang has over 25 years of Wholesale and Investment Banking experience. Prior to joining Alpen Capital, Gaurang has worked with Standard Chartered Bank, Alpen Capital and Vistas Global in Qatar.

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