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Mohit Malhotra
Mohit Malhotra, CFA
Managing Director
Kaplan Genesis

Mohit Malhotra has over 16 years of work experience in portfolio and investment analysis, business valuations, corporate finance and financial modeling.

Mohit was a manager in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance practice in Dubai. He has managed assignments in the financial services, real estate, and aerospace industries, managing over thirty transactions in private placements, IPOs, M&A, and corporate advisory, besides being the training manager teaching various finance courses.

Mohit is currently on the executive committee of CFA Emirates Society.

He has a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours) degree from York University in Canada and is also a CFA charter holder. He has also completed Canadian Securities Course and the Technical Analysis Course from the Canadian Securities Institute.

Mohit is the Managing Director of Kaplan Genesis.

Martin West
Martin West
Corporate Sales Director - Middle East & Africa
Kaplan Leadership and Professional Development

Martin heads up Kaplan Leadership and Professional Development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), predominantly in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and is responsible for building new business opportunities and maintaining strong relationships with existing clients in the region.

Martin has worked in the Gulf for nearly 10 years and has specific interest in youth advancement, entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprise (SME) development, specifically regarding initiatives to up-skill and develop local capacity as well as promoting Kaplan’s double helix leadership model – to strengthen individual Technical Competence and Behavioural Confidence to sustain leadership excellence and drive organisational performance.

Prior to working in the Gulf, Martin ran his own successful group of catering businesses for 25 years in central London; he has extensive real life SME experience of identifying and nurturing talent and successfully recruiting and creating great teams in a highly charged, customer service based industry.

Qualifications

Msc Bournemouth University Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Mental Toughness psychometric practitioner.

Vishal Iyer
Vishal Iyer, CFA
Director & Product Head - CFA
Kaplan Genesis

Vishal has over 12 years of experience from which around 6 years have been spent in the corporate world. He started his career by advising clients in foreign exchange risk management after which he moved into the treasury of Adani Enterprises Ltd., one of the largest companies in India where he spent close to 4 years.

He then moved into Education field as a full-time trainer – an area he is very passionate about, with one of the leading academic institutions in India 5 years ago. As an academician, he has taught finance related subjects in prominent programs such as CFA, ACCA, CIMA, CA, CMA & CS. He has also been invited as a visiting faculty for finance by various premier universities.

He is a CFA charterholder and has Bachelors in Commerce from Gujarat University. He also holds a M.S. (Finance) from ICFAI University.

Vishal is the Director & Product head – CFA at Kaplan Genesis.

Mira Raley
Senior Leadership Consultant
Kaplan Genesis

Mira is a bilingual trainer and consultant with over 12 years of experience in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

She has delivered customer service and management training for JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Renaissance and Marriott Courtyard Hotels. She was the leadership assessor, designing assessment frameworks, recommending training needs and delivering leadership development programs for HSBC, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland. She also managed the Middle East office helping grow the business in Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE.

She has designed and delivered the Bahrain Crown Prince International Scholarship Programme, and the KAFD Jordanian Youth Leadership Programme. Managed a three year Graduate Development Programme for ALDAR, and delivered leadership training for Middle to Senior Managers in Jordan’s Civil Service, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of labour and General Investment Authority (SAGIA). Other key clients include the Civil Service in Abu Dhabi, the Ministries of Health, Transportation, and Education, as well as Barclays, and HSBC in the UK, Lithuania and Hong Kong.

Her areas of expertise include Leadership Programmes, Financial Services, Assessment Centres and Training Mira is a Senior Leadership and Assessment Consultant at Kaplan Genesis.

Rahul Sonthalia
Rahul Sonthalia, CFA
Associate Director & Product Head - Financial Markets & Modeling
Kaplan Genesis

Rahul has more than 11 years of experience in the area of macro-economic research, equity research, investment banking and training.

He has been teaching financial modeling and investment banking courses in UK, Singapore, and the MENA region.

He specializes in financial analysis, equity valuation, Financial Modeling and exam prep trainings. His experience as a practitioner allows him to deliver practical and industry relevant courses. He also trains for a number of professional qualifications, including CFA, CMA, and CISI (IISI & ICWIM) programs.

Rahul is an Economics graduate, a CFA Charterholder and a CMA. He also holds the CISI certificates for International Introduction to Securities & Investment and International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management.

Rahul is the Associate Director & Product Head- Financial Markets & Modeling of Kaplan Genesis.

Yasir Ali
Yasir Ali – CFA, CMA, ACCA, FRM, ACMA, CGMA
Associate Director & Product Head - Accountancy & Taxation
Kaplan Genesis

Yasir is Associate Director & Product Head of Accountancy & Taxation courses at Kaplan Genesis.

He has more than 15 years of teaching and training experience. He has taught cost and management accounting, taxation, financial management and business strategy papers of the ACCA and CIMA qualifications to hundreds of delegates in Pakistan, Mauritius, KSA and UAE.

He is best suited to deliver the new ACCA paper ‘Strategic Business Leader’ as he has been teaching Paper P3 (Business Analysis -now part of SBL), Paper AFM (Advanced Financial Management) and Paper APM (Advanced Performance Management) for last 10 years.

He has facilitated countless delegates in passing the CIMA case study exams. His diverse knowledge and relevant experience gives him a unique advantage in delivering training for the CIMA strategic level exams. He can tailor the delivery to mature audience and with high focus on passing the exams.

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