Sohan Lal Agarwal – Non-Executive Chairman and responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility
Sohan is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and having qualified in 1976. He is a seasoned Professional having over 40 years of experience in the various fields ranging from Accounts, finance with the added experience of auditing of Public & Private companies, Government companies, Insurance companies and banks. Sohan intrinsically possesses a deep, comprehensive knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations.
Sohan is currently the Managing Director of Alchemist Corporation Limited (Listed Bombay Stock Exchange), and a director of other companies.
Raj Soni – Chief Executive Officer
Raj is the 7th generation of a prominent precious metals family; he was born in India and raised in Kuwait. Raj and his family have been integral to the growth of the gold and precious metals business in the Middle East. Moving from Kuwait to the UAE in 1991 where the family established Ajanta & Empire Jewellers, which soon began to add other commodities to their business activities.
Raj then moved into Real Estate. He is now Chairman of BSRE which is currently developing a €400MM 120 Bedroom 5 Star hotel in association with Jumeriah along with 100 luxury Jumeriah branded eco-villas in Mauritius with a total project running into several hundred million euros – as featured in the Financial Times. This project is self-running which has afforded Raj the opportunity with free time which he is devoting to HOM Re.
Raj is the Chief Executive Officer / President of HOM Re and has already begun leveraging his expertise and corporate management skills in line with his role. The high level of contacts that Raj brings has already resulted in opportunities being offered to HOM Re on an almost daily basis.
David Boyce BSc, BE Civil, MBA, MRICC, C Eng, MICE, CDIR, and FIOD – Chief Operating Officer
David graduated from the University of Auckland with BSc Geology and BE Civil Engineering and he later completed an MBA from Cranfield. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Chartered Director, a Member of the Institution of Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. His has a broad international experience and networks resulting from roles in New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, Kuwait, Switzerland, Malaysia and Mauritius.
General Manager of the Commercial Division of Kuwait Construction and Processing Company, Director of Operations of Swiss Property International, CEO of the Construction and Property Division of British American Investment Group and General Manager of Rinota Project Management. Chairman of Schindler
Lifts UK, Director of Bramer Asset Management and member of the Investment Committee responsible for maximising property portfolio returns for both private and institutional investors.
Dr. Umut Utkan BS, MBA, PhD – Chief Compliance Officer
Umut has had an illustrious career which has involved working with Merill Lynch, Yapi Kredi Bank, Vakifbank and to his most recent employment at Dinosaur Bank in London. Umut’s vast academic experience also encompasses substantial professional training ranging from trading to portfolio management. In every instance Umut has achieved full compliance with the financial regulators from the Dubai Financial Services Authority, Malta Financial Services Authority, Turkish CMB, UK Financial Services Authority and the newly formed Financial Conduct Authority.
With such expertise Umut brings not only the role of treasurer but will also manage the audit and compliance functions of the business. Umut will be primarily managing the treasury services but will also leverage his broad international banking network to facilitate and nurture all divisions within the organization.