Mr. Jayram Visanathan

Mr. Jayram Viswanathan is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay with over 17 years work experience. He commenced his career as an Audit Supervisor with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Bombay in 1995.

This was followed by an 8 year stint, starting in 1996, with Ford Credit India (a joint venture between Ford Credit USA and Kotak Bank) in the business of Retail & Wholesale Financing wherein he was responsible for establishing policies & procedures and the Internal Audit function. He then moved to a Systems Implementation assignment with Ford Credit Australia and was subsequently appointed Treasury Manager. He eventually went on to become Financial Controller & Compliance Officer.

In 2005, he moved on to Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company, Pune, India’s second largest Life Insurance Company in the private sector, as Associate Vice President – Finance where he was responsible for Financial Budgeting, Planning and Reporting to Regulatory Authorities along with implementing Business Process and Systems changes.

In 2006, he was recruited by National Bank of Kuwait as Group CFO of Investment Services and Treasury Group and subsequently internally transferred to NBK Capital as Associate Vice President Finance. Key focus areas in the assignment were to support operational, accounting and financial aspects of the Asset Management & Broking Business, manage the accounting, reporting, planning & budgeting of NBK Capital and three individual NBK subsidiaries as well as monitoring the Investment portfolio of NBK Capital to ensure compliance with investment committee policies/guidelines.

In 2008 he joined National Technology Enterprises Company, a 100% subsidiary of Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), in the business of Venture Capital and Incubation of local technology projects as CFO with responsibility for all aspects of the Finance function besides providing inputs on Investment proposals as a member of the Investment Review Committee.

He currently serves as Financial Controller at Kuwait Real Estate Company, since 2012, where his responsibilities include Budgeting, Planning, Cash Flow Management, Accounting, Financial Analysis, Reporting, Compliance with regulatory matters, handling banking relationships, System implementation, managing Statutory & Internal auditors and providing inputs on IFRS reporting.