Having completed his bachelor’s Degree from The Kuwait University in Commerce and Political Science in 1980 his experience spans over three decades. During his illustrious career, he has had many professional achievements and also had the distinction of attending professional courses from prestigious universities like Wharton, IMD and Cranefield.
He is the Chairman of Nafais Holding which has investments in Education, Healthcare, Construction and Electronics Sectors. Under his leadership Nafais Holding has grown from KD4.5 million to a current value of more than KD 50 million. This achievement was concurrent to successfully leading the recovery of the Al-Wazzan Holding Group during the 2008 crisis as their CEO at the time.
As the Deputy Chairman at Mowasat since 2012, he successfully oversaw their accreditation with Joint Commission International (JCI). JCI is the highest accreditation in health care globally and Mowasat Hospital is the only organization in Kuwait to attain it.
Under his leadership as Vice Chairman at Muwared United Investment Co. the company achieved the best performance in the institutional portfolio management for a KD200 million portfolio for PIFSS for up to 4 years.
He was also been the Chairman of Kuwait National Hotels & Tourism for 8 years. He established 3 hotels in Kuwait, Sharjah and Jeddah and through investment acquired Saudi Arabia Hotel Corporation and Holiday Inn in Al-Salaam Jeddah.
After this he took on a new initiative in 2000. Takaful, the first Islamic insurance company in Kuwait. He is its Vice chairman to date and successfully got the company listed on KSE as well.
He has been the CEO of Burhan Construction for almost 2 decades. There he maintained a steady growth for the company and successfully made the company a regional player. At the same time he started the Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company in 1968 and led the company for 38 years. He remained its Chairman and board member until the International Fund bought the shares and took over in 2006. He joined MUSHRIF again in 2017 and currently he holds the position of CEO at MUSHRIF
Ravi is globally experienced finance executive, highly competent in demanding roles with institutional enterprises and private conglomerates across the Middle East. He operate as an inspiring leader with sound interpersonal and analytical skills, able to objectively clarify complex situations and implement tactical initiatives that empower, motivate, and engage others to work to agreed corporate objectives. His core expertise lies in leading major financial institutions and corporations across the investment banking, Islamic finance, manufacturing, trading, restaurants, real estate, oil and gas and service industry sectors, optimizing commercial performance across complex legal entities and geographies.
Able to access in-depth accounting, finance, legal and investment knowledge, he adapt to diverse organizational structures utilizing a powerful transformation capacity to restructure businesses and support start-up enterprises or recent acquisitions requiring due diligence and investment appraisal. In particular, he is seen as a specialist in leading high-performance teams to achieve market leadership, commercial success and corporate turnarounds, applying an analytical and innovative approach to operational improvement, financial management and strategic planning. Ravi holds a Master of Commerce (1st Class Honors) and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calcutta. He is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a CPA, a Certified Company Secretary and a Certified Professional Workplace Coach. Fluent in the English, Tamil, Bengali, and Hindi languages with basic Arabic knowledge.