Executive Management

Mr. Khalid Jassim Mohamed Bin Kalban

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

He is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of DI. He is an Executive Director on the Board for the last 18 years.
Mr. Khalid Bin Kalban has extensive experience in manufacturing & industrial sectors as well as financial, investment and real estate sectors. He holds a degree in Business Management from USA and is a Management Major from Metropolitan State College, USA. He currently holds the following positions:

  • Board member of National General Insurance PJSC
  • Chairman of Arab Insurance Group – Bahrain (ARIG)
  • Board Member of Islamic Bank of Asia – Singapore
  • Board Member of Arcapita – Bahrain
  • Board Member of Takaful Re Limited – registered in DIFC.
  • Chairman of Al Mal Capital PSC (Private Stock Company)


Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Yagub AlSerkal

General Manager

Mr. AlSerkal with his vast experience in industrial dealings and business management is responsible for all the industrial and overseas investments of Dubai Investments.
Mr. AlSerkal previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Masharie L.L.C, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC where he successfully helped in the growth of the company’s portfolio to include 18 subsidiaries.
Prior to that, he served as an industrial engineer at Emirates Industrial Bank. Mr. AlSerkal majored in Industrial and System Engineering at the University of Southern California, US

Mr. Krishnamurthy Sundaresan

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Krishnamurthy comes onboard with more than 22 years of international professional experience (Middle East, Singapore, Japan, Australia and India).
Demonstrated success in Fortune 500 companies, public listed and privately held companies such as the Group CFO of Abu Dhabi Capital Group, a multibillion USD Private Equity Firm, as the Group CFO of Deyaar PJSC, a public listed real estate company listed on the DFM.
His last role was with Action Hotels PLC (a hospitality company listed on AIM’s London) as Group CFO based at DIFC, Dubai.
Mr. Krishnamurthy Sundaresan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a graduate in Commerce with professional certifications in Strategy and Value Creation from London Business School, SAP (FICO) from Sapient College Singapore. He is trained in Oracle 11, Great Plains and is a Six Sigma Certified Consultant.

Mr. Mushtaq Masood

Group Chief Financial Officer

Mr Mushtaq is responsible for financial strategy and manages, treasury, investment activities and financial reporting across the Group.
From 1999 to 2007, Mushtaq was associated with the Cupola Group and later on Abraaj Capital where he served as the CFO of a portfolio company. He had previously worked for Adnoc Distribution from 1992 to 1998 and started his career in the UAE in 1990 with the auditing teams of Arthur Young and Arthur Andersen. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India.

Mr. Kurian Chacko

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Mr. Kurian heads the Group’s Legal affairs and Company Secretarial matters, including its Share Department. Mr. Kurian is a senior legal professional with strong general management skills and multifaceted experience of over 30 years both in India and U.A.E, possessing the skill set, core competencies and commitment to excellence, required to make significant contributions to the organization.
Prior to joining Dubai Investments, he was with the Varkey Group in UAE as their Legal Advisor and Head of HR for six years. During his professional career, he has worked in Mumbai, India with leading Indian corporates and multinational companies such as Godrej Soaps Ltd. WIMCO, BASF etc.
Mr. Kurian is a B.Sc (Chemistry) and LLB graduate. He has also done his post-graduation in Law (LLM) from the University of Bombay, India.

Mr. Saderuddin Panakkat

Chief Internal Controls Officer

Mr. Saderuddin heads Group Internal Audit and Compliance functions. He has over 28 years of audit and assurance experience.
Mr. Saderuddin served as GM Internal Audit at Al Sayer Group, Kuwait from 1999 to 2005. Prior to that he was with Al Abbas Group, UAE as Group Internal Auditor from 1990 to 1999. In all these companies, he has established Internal Audit function.
Mr. Saderuddin is a Chartered Accountant and a holder of Master of Business Administration (MBA).