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Mr. Ram has spent over four decades working in global financial institutions and is now recognized as one of the UAE’s most distinguished banking professionals. Over the past decade Mr. Ram has focused on the Islamic banking sector. His most recent banking position was Executive Vice President of Sharjah Islamic Bank.
In his successful career at Sharjah Islamic Bank, Mr. Ram headed the Corporate Banking Group, the Prime Business Group, and the Special Projects Group. He contributed significantly to the Bank’s growth in recent years and to its enhanced reputation in the region. Mr. Ram was a member of the senior management team which was responsible for the Bank’s transition from National Bank of Sharjah to Sharjah Islamic Bank.
In addition to his corporate leadership roles at Sharjah Islamic Bank, Mr. Ram also handled various high value real estate and investment financing projects for the Bank.
Mr. Ram brings his considerable experience and a wide network of high level contacts in the UAE to his new role as CEO of Al Rayyan, a leading international real estate development and investment company currently developing the premium mixed-used development Al Rayyan in the Al Nadha district of Sharjah.
Mr. Ram is an advisory board member at the British University in Dubai for finance and banking including Islamic banking and finance. He is a board member at Leaders Private School in Sharjah, and a visiting faculty member at the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies in Sharjah. He has become a well-known and highly regarded speaker on banking, finance and Islamic finance. He is regularly invited by top universities and international event organizers to speak on topics related to Islamic banking and finance. He was responsible for bringing IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to Dubai instead of Singapore in 2008 which facilitate Students studying in GCC to give IIT Entrance exam in Dubai itself & need not go to India saving time, money & hassles. Every year 300 to 400 students give IIT JEE in Dubai which is contribution to Indian communities in Gulf.