Board of Directors

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Mohandass Saini, BCE
Director

Mr. Saini has spent nearly 30 years with the Shapoorji Pallonji Group in different capacities and has been largely responsible for setting up and expanding the international operations of the group. From April 2000 to date, he has served as the Chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC, MD, is the CEO of Shapoorji Pallonji International FZE, and a Director in Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Pvt Ltd., India (“SPCPL”), Shapoorji Pallonji International FZC. Mr. Saini has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, in Patiala, India.

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Mervyn Pinto
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Pinto is an entrepreneur and an owner-operator of a shipping company operating out of India and the Middle East. Mr. Pinto has 30 years of experience as the President & CEO of different companies in India, Dubai & Vancouver. He is the founder and promoter of Minaean International Corporation.

Mr. Pinto received his Masters at LBS Nautical College. He is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Youngest Master of Indian Merchant Navy, and Businessman of the Year in Vancouver for Business in India.

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Jai Mavani, FCA
Group Executive Director

Mr. Mavani is the Group Executive Director at Shapoorji Pallonji Group and is primarily responsible for strategic financing and Merger & Acquisitions. Prior to joining Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Mr. Mavani spent almost two decades working for large consulting firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers as the National Head of Infrastructure and Real Estate Practice. Mr. Mavani received a Bachelor of Commerce from Sydenham College, University of Mumbai as well as his CA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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Hari Varshney, FCPA, FCA, O.B.C.
Director

Hari Varshney is the Director and Co-founder of Varshney Capital Corp., a merchant banking, venture capital and corporate advisory firm. He is currently a Director and/or Officer of several other public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Mr. Varshney serves on various committees and councils including St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Governors Council, UBC President’s Campaign Cabinet, and the India Advisory Council of UBC and SFU.

Mr. Varshney obtained his Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Commerce from Agra University in India. His achievements have earned him distinguished awards including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, the Order of British Columbia, and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Captain Fali Vajifdar
Dubai, UAE

Captain Vajifdar has many years experience in the aviation industry. He was a Captain for Indian Airlines, an Airline Transport Pilot, and a Fleet Technical Pilot on the Boeing 777 for the Emirates Airlines.

Management

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Mervyn Pinto
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Pinto is an entrepreneur and an owner-operator of a shipping company operating out of India and the Middle East. Mr. Pinto has 30 years of experience as the President & CEO of different companies in India, Dubai & Vancouver. He is the founder and promoter of Minaean International Corporation.

Mr. Pinto received his Masters at LBS Nautical College. He is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Youngest Master of Indian Merchant Navy, and Businessman of the Year in Vancouver for Business in India.

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Bipin Gohil
Director, Minaean Habitat (India) Pvt. Ltd.
He is a Graduate in Civil Eng, and MBA in Marketing from Gujarat University (India) with overall Work Experience of @ 25 Years in Construction Industry in India. He is seasoned professional in Business Development function and worked for well reputed, large Infrastructure Companies like, Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Pvt Ltd, HCC Ltd., ITD Cementation India Ltd, Reliance Infrastructure, and the likes. He has credible experience in identifying new business opportunities within India and Overseas.

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Zubin Merchant
Director, Minaean Habitat (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Currently working with Shapoorji Pallonji Group as General Manager [Finance] – Chairman’s Office for the last two years, is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India [ICAI]. Has 13 years of post-qualification experience in the field of finance and accounts, audits including fraud investigations. His previous stint was with Publicis the world’s third largest communication group with its headquartering in Paris. Was with Publicis for 11 years and when separating was the Financial Controller responsible for all India operations of the Publicis brand.

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Sudhir K. Garg
Managing Director, Minaean Habitat (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Garg has 25-years of experience starting, restarting and managing a diversified set of businesses as profit center heads such as Sahara Group. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Bharat Hindi University and his MBA from Indian School of Business.

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