Mr. Nair joined Gulf One in August 2006. He holds over 15 years of extensive corporate finance and private equity experience in varied industry sectors within GCC and Europe. Prior to joining Gulf One, he was a Principal in the Private Equity and Venture Capital department of Gulf Finance House (GFH), Bahrain. At GFH, he was part of a team that structured private equity deals in excess of USD 1 billion, primarily in the financial services and telecom sectors. He was also responsible for monitoring the Bank’s private equity portfolio. He joined GFH after serving as a Senior Consultant with KPMG Corporate Finance, Bahrain where he gained significant experience in managing and executing Corporate Finance transactions including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and restructuring. Mr. Nair holds an MBA degree from Bharathiar University in India, is a rank-holder Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder.