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Office Bearers

Mr. Alhaji Babale Umaru Girei

President WASME
Chairman, Standard Microfinance Bank, Nigeria

Mr. Babale Umaru Girei, President of WASME, holds a B.Sc Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Commercial Accounting. He attended a number of International programs at IMD International, Arthur D. Little, Kellogg School of Management, Harvard Business School and many other Institutions. Mr. Girei spent most of his working life in Development Banking and Finance. He also served on the Boards of many companies and corporations. He retired in September 2010 as the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Agriculture of Nigeria after serving for 8 years. He is currently the Chairman of Standard Micro Finance Bank Limited in Nigeria and the President of WASME.

Mr. Dumisani J. Msibi

WASME - Vice President - Africa
Group Managing Director, FINCORP, Swaziland

Mr. Dumisani J. Msibi is an Accountant by profession with extensive experience in banking and finance. He joined FINCORP in 1997 and has previously served as the Deputy Managing Director; Company Secretary; Manager Finance and Credit Analyst at FINCORP. In 2010 he was seconded to the subsidiary company, First Finance, as General Manager with the responsibility to set up First Finance Company which has to date become a well-known financial services provider of the first choice. He has been part of the core team that has transformed the FINCORP Group from its humble beginnings at the early stages to become a reputable development finance institution offering broad based financial services. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the SADC DFI Network and also serves as the Executive Committee Member of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) representing Southern Africa Region. He further serves as a Board Member of the Federation of Swazi Employers and Chamber of Commerce (FSE & CC). Mr. Msibi was the first Chairman of the Board of the Youth Enterprise Fund for 4 years up to June 2013.

Dr. Rajesh Kazi Shrestha

WASME - Vice President, Nepal
President Nepal Chamber of Commerce

Dr Rajesh Kazi Shrestha business journey started 4 decades ago. Since then he has come a long way. His hard work has been recognized with various medals and token of appreciation by the Government of Nepal for his contribution in the business sector of Nepal. He is honored as Commercially Important Person (CIP). He also received Doctorate honored by International Journal of Non-Aligned Countries & Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). He is a former assistant minister of Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Supplies. He is currently the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Nepal.

Mr. Zillur Rahman

WASME - Vice President, Bangladesh
Chairman & CEO of Rahman Group, Bangladesh

Mr. S.M. Zillur Rahman is the Chairman & CEO of Rahman Group, one of the top companies in Bangladesh, which has five sister concerns specialised in different verticals such as export-import, real estate, restaurant, textile & garments and international manpower recruiting consultancy. He is the founder president of Bangladesh Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BQCCI) besides holding membership of various trade bodies like Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Bangladesh Association of Int’l Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA), Dhaka Chamber of Commerce &Industry (DCCI) and Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). Mr. Rahman has been honoured with many awards in recognition of his contribution to society and business. Born in 1972 into a prominent family, Mr. Rahman grew up in the capital city of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Mr. Rahman’s marvellous success in business is rooted in his eagerness and devotion for the same right from his younger days.

Mr. Indra D. Narayan

WASME - Vice President, India
Founder, Indra D. Narayan & Co

A fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Mr. Narayan is Founder and Senior Partner of reputed Chartered Accountant Firm Indra D. Narayan & Co and has experience of over 27 years as a Chartered Accountant. His experience has emanated almost entirely from the variety of operations having been handled all these years. Over the years he has acquired a high level of expertise in dealing with matters relating to Direct Taxation, Corporate Governance and Company affairs, audits including bank and management audits, business advisory services and other assignments in addition to his acumen in handling merger, acquisition, etc. A Rotarian, Mr. Narayan is widely traveled and an active participant in social activities. He is a member of governing bodies of international professional organizations in the area of business development, financing and education and also associated with several charitable organizations working for the cause of disabled and underprivileged children.

Dr Sanjiv Layek


Working as Executive Secretary at World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) located at Noida Delhi-NCR. After working senior positions in the corporate sector in leading Corporate for about 9 years, he joined the academic world in 2006. Contributed organisation in teaching, research, consultancy, projects, Ranking, Accreditation and Award process. Organised and attended many national & International level seminars / workshops. He has contributed articles, research papers in various leading journals and executed various projects of Dept. of Science and Technology and AICTE. He is having competency in SPSS, SAP applications. He was awarded by Yenepoya University, Mangalore and Parle Sales and Services Ltd. (a division of Parle Agro Ltd.) for Panel Expert and outstanding performance. He worked as a Chief Editor of IAMR Journal of Management & Entrepreneurship.