Sohan Lal Agarwal – Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Sohan Lal is appointed as representative of HomCorp Investments Limited. Mr Lal is the managing director of Alchemist Corporation Limited (Listed Bombay Stock Exchange, India). He also works as an independent corporate advisor on the panel of various corporates. He 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 finance with the added experience of auditing of public & private companies, government entities, insurance companies and banks. Sohan Lal started in the year 1980 as an entrepreneur and setup business of Iron and Steel, suppled goods to various government, railway projects and other bid industries in private and public sector. He also has experience to work to GDA and other real estate projects. In 37 years of his business life, he completed and operated a number of real estate projects in the private and public sector in India and other places. Sohan Lal has completed his bachelor’s degree (B. Com) from Meerut University, UP (India), qualified as a charted accountant and passed examination of ICAI in 1976.
Raj Soni – Chief Executive officer & Director responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility
Raj is the 7th generation of a prominent precious metals family business; 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. Raj joined the family business in Kuwait in 1978 and helped expand it to London in 1981. 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 is a seasoned entrepreneur and ambitious businessman looking to develop a bespoke range of Real Estate assets. He has a personal property portfolio comprising of various residential properties.
He is now a Senior Stakeholder in two hotel projects, firstly a €400MM 120 Bedroom 5 Star hotel in association with Jumeriah along with 100 luxury Jumeriah branded eco-villas with a total project running into several hundred million euros – as featured in the Financial Times.
The second hotel project is with Sheraton with a total cost in excess of €300MM. Both of these projects are self-running which has afforded Raj the opportunity with free time which he is devoting to the Issuer.
Raj is the Chief Executive Officer of the Issuer and has already begun leveraging his expertise and corporate management skills in line with his role.
Raj completed his business studies from Polyglot Institute of Kuwait in 1978 and BEC International from Paddington Collage in 1982.
David Boyce – BSc, BE Civil, MBA, MRICC, C Eng., MICE, CDIR, and FIOD – Director & 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, and a Member of the Institution of Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He 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 SchindlerLifts UK, Director of Bramer Asset Management and member of the Investment Committee responsible for maximizing property portfolio returns for both private and institutional investors.
Shyam Garg – Non Executive Director
Shyam has had an illustrious career as an Auditor, which has involved working with Gujarat Nippon Bemetal Pvt. Ltd, Reliance Info., Prime Developers Pvt. Ltd, and to his most recent being a Partner with Manish Ginoria & Associate. Shyam’s vast academic experience also encompasses substantial professional training ranging from Auditing to Tax management. In every instance Shyam has achieved full compliance with the financial Auditors from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the University of Rajesthan.
With such expertise Shyam brings an experience that will manage the audit and compliance functions of the business as a non-executive and independent director. Shyam will be a member of the independent Audit committee and will also leverage his broad international accounting network to facilitate and guide all divisions within the organization.