Gautam Vir

Gautam Vir
Senior Advisor

Gautam Vir, is A Director at UHY in Dubai (UAE) , and focuses on Financial Services Advisory . He has 11 years experience as a Commercial Banking CEO and has worked in Asia,-Pacific , India, South Asia , East Europe, Middle East and Africa .From 2009 till mid 2012, he was Group Chief Executive of the State Bank Of Mauritius Group.

The bank has performed exceptionally well and rated among the best performing stocks in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2013 it was recognized by EUROMONEY ,as the Best Bank in Mauritius . Gautam was honored as a Chevalier by the President of Madagascar in 2010 . He chaired most of the international and non banking subsidiaries of the group. Prior to that he was MD and CEO of Development Credit Bank Ltd in India which was listed on the stock exchange with a highly successful IPO ,under difficult circumstances . He also transformed it into a customer focused entity, with significant recognition from the regulator.

Gautam has significant skills in addressing problem situations , building a CUSTOMER SERVICE focus, SME franchise , outsourcing ,cultural transformation, Sales Management and Re-engineering. He was referred to as the ‘Turnaround Man by the WALL STREET JOURNAL.

Between 2001 and 2005 he headed Hebros Bank in Bulgaria , (now merged into UNICREDIT BULBANK)acquired through privatization by a private equity investor and sold to a strategic investor after transformation . A 5 time multiple share holder value created. He spent his early years with Bank Of America , Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank where he was groomed in all aspects of banking , with significant experience in Consumer Banking and Back office Operations. He headed the Consumer Bank for Standard Chartered for UAE and Southern Gulf countries.

Gautam has an MBA from IIM CALCUTTA . Gautam is a Canadian citizen. Gautam has strong leadership skills and handles conflicts effectively.