Abdur Rahim Ghulam Nabi, CMA, CFM,
APM, MBA (Finance)
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Abdur Rahim is a dedicated, dynamic
and results-oriented professional combining extensive director level and
advisory experience with a proven track record of driving business growth and
increasing profits through improving operations and astute financial management.
He has over 22 years in finance, accounting, banking, sales, marketing and
innovation and has also been engaged in multiple assignments with an
assortment of World Class Consulting firms to deliver Corporate Level
Outcomes on difference subject matters which have added massive value to the
He holds the
Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM) and
Accredited Payable Manger (APM) certifications, as well as an
MBA Degree in Finance from University of Leicester, UK and a BBA Degree in
Finance from Baker College, Michigan, USA. He currently works with the Dubai
Airport Free Zone Authority as a Senior Advisor for the Assistant Director
General, Finance, Commercial & Customer Relations Division and Innovation
& Future Unit, and joined the IMA Dubai Chapter as a voluntary Board
Member in year 2015, later joined as a Director position on the Board for
the term 2016-17 and currently holds President position on the Board for the term 2017-18.
volunteering for the IMA personally rewarding as he is able to contribute
positively to the profession and society.
Hadeel Nassar CMA,
CIA, CPA (Candidate) and MA (AUS)
Hadeel is a professional managerial
and financial accountant, internal auditor, trainer/instructor, business case
author, researcher and Arabic<>English
She has extensive professional experience in the field of management
accounting in both private and public organizations in the United Arab
Emirates. She holds the certified management accountant (CMA) and certified
internal auditor (CIA) certifications, as well as a master degree in Arabic
< > English Translation and Interpretation from the American University
of Sharjah (AUS) and she majored accounting for her BA from Al Yarmouk
University, Irbid-Jordan. Now, she is pursuing her second master
in science of accounting with the American University of Sharjah.
multiple contributions to enhance the profession of management accounting in
the region using her translation skills. She participated as a jury judge in
the IMA ME Student Case Competition since 2012, also she has been invited to
represent, evaluate, speak in many of IMA Middle East and Global
Hadeel joined IMA Dubai-UAE chapter
in 2012 as the Vice President for Events followed by the Vice President for
Communication in her second term in 2013. Then for 3 consecutive years she
holds successfully the president position. She volunteers her time and effort
to keep IMA members in Dubai updated with essential business knowledge, raise
their skills through professional education events, build awareness of the
Ganesh Reddy Mandadi, CMA, PMP, OCS, MBA, EPBA
Ganesh is an Oracle Certified
Specialist with over 15 years of
diversified industry experience in Oracle ERP system implementations with rich
domain experience in financial services and corporate finance.
He has an extensive international and
regional experience gained by working in MNC’s across India, USA, Singapore,
Thailand, UAE, Papua New Guinea and among other MENA countries. He executed
over 20+ projects including couple of large scale implementation, rollout and
support projects across the regions with complex Org Structures, Intercompany
Transactions, Taxation, Consolidations with multiple feeder systems.
He possess dynamic career with high success rate and consistently recognized by the employers and clients for uncompromising professional work ethics and delivery capabilities. He comes with strong accounting
background to deal with key finance stake holders, identifying and
recommending best practices and process controls in financial processes.
He holds the Certified Management
Accountant (CMA), Project Management Professional (PMP), Oracle Certified
Implementation Specialist (OCS), as well as MBA Degree in Finance from
University of Madras, India; Executive Program in Business Analytics from
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India and a B.Com Degree in
Accounting from Andhra University, India.
He currently works with the Dubai
Airport Free Zone Authority as an Oracle Financials Principal Consultant towards
the transformation of its internal business processes and applications. He was a guest
speaker for the IMA Dubai Chapter events before joining the Board, and
currently he holds a VP-Membership position on the Board.
Stephen Curtis, CMA
Stephen is a Qualified Accountant, having been admitted to the Chartered
Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in April 2016.
Stephen is part of the Finance function
for a large publicly listed multinational corporation, primarily managing
business planning and control across the MENA regions. He has over 12 years’
experience with leading blue chip financial institutions, developing and
enhancing reporting structures, Balance sheet (€75bn) management, dealing with
state bodies, asset liquidity, statutory auditing, VAT planning and reporting,
leading finance corporate training for non-finance professionals. He also possess
extensive experience in investor road shows presentations, company formations,
company consolidations, accounting, business pricing and cash flow
He holds advanced Diploma in Stockbroking and
Investments, Ireland., Anglia Ruskin, BA in Business Studies (Hons), U.K, Chartered
Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, U.K.
His professional memberships includes, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, U.K, Institute of Management Accountants, U.S.A, Institute of Internal Auditors, U.S.A
Jayashree Keni, PGDFM, CMA
Jayashree is a finance professional
with over 14 years of international experience.
She holds a bachelors of commerce and
post- graduation in financial management from Mumbai and Delhi University. She
holds a CMA certification from Institute of Management Accountants USA (IMA).
She started her career with the firm
of chartered accountants. Moving over from various roles in finance function
from purchase to pay, order to cash and various treasury functions along with
implementing an ERP in a large semi government organization, she is currently
working as a FP&A manager with a company listed in the London stock exchange.
Having started as a volunteer for the
IMA chapter, she is now currently the secretary and serving as a board member
and involved in helping organizing the monthly events and ensuring that all
the formalities and procedures as prescribed by the chapter are adhered to.
Director - Community Affairs
Ashok Mewani – CMA, ACMA ( India )
Holding Bachelor’s degree in
commerce, Pune University ( India ). Completed CMA in 2014 from Institute of
Management Accountant. Started my career as Accountant in 2002, crafted to Financial
controller position in Marine Products Division of Wilhelmsen Ships Service,
Dubai 156 years old Norwegian based company which is world Leader in Maritime
Industry. Apart from my Finance & Accounting background, I have
introduced Gamification at workplace resulting in more Happy & Engaging place
I Love to do Creative, Innovative,
Team Building events, encourage and motivate Training programs for Finance
staff to keep them up-to-date as per new trends in the market resulting in
better performance of employees along with achieving company goals and
Rania Mubarak, MBA, MSc, CMA, CORP
Rania has over 10 years’ experience
in banking and financial controlling and she took recently the
entrepreneurship road to explore new challenges and accomplish new targets.
She earned her MBA in 2000 and a Master’s degree in Econometrics and Finance
from Paris in 2003. She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a
Certified Operational Risk Professional (CORP) she has also the ISO 22301
Business Continuity Management System (Lead Implementer) certificate.
Rania has over ten years of professional
experience working in various countries including France, Lebanon and UAE.
Besides that she worked as a volunteer on the Quebec Revenue income tax
preparation and on the Youth Leader Magazine, which won the United Nations
award in 2010.
Ahmed Sajwani MBA
At Institute of Management Accountants,
Ahmed has transitioned from serving as Treasurer (Term 2016-2017) to serve as a
Director (Term 2017-2018) where he formulates strategy, promotes the marketing
& communications body and develops the CMA program for the IMA Dubai
In his current employment,
Ahmed has recently grown to head Business Strategy at a leading global
multi-disciplinary creative experiences agency. His exposure to high value
events and his keen interest in keeping abreast with technological advances
enable him to develop his fellow IMA members’ skills and promote the
professional education body.In his professional role, he has played an
instrumental role in a successful multi-million funding round, worked in
Corporate Treasury where he managed a debt of AED 1.5 billion and Trade &
Working Capital Facilities of AED 1 billion.
He has led a team on a 15-subsidiary
group-wide Oracle ERP implementation and holds extensive knowledge in Cash Flow
management. He has also worked in a senior Finance role where he notably
achieved a reduction in OPEX by 27% and has gained exposure to process
automation and business restructuring.
awarded the Middle East Outstanding Achievement Award in 2015 by the
Association of Corporate Treasurers (UK). He was also recognized with an Achievement
Award for placing 1st in his UG studies in 2009.
At Institute of
Management Accountants, Ahmed has transitioned from serving as Treasurer (Term
2016-2017) to serve as a Director (Term 2017-2018) where he formulates
strategy, promotes the marketing& communications body and develops the CMA
program for the IMA Dubai Chapter.