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Our Team & Leadership

BoardTitans Team:

Yazad Patel – Chief Executive Officer

Yazad Patel is the Chief Executive Officer of Board Titans and overseas the firm's strategy and operations. Besides himself having held various C-level and Board positions, he is passionate about advising organizations on Strategy and Corporate Governance.

In a career spanning over 2 decades Yazad has worked across multinationals, privately held enterprises, family owned businesses as well as quasi-government entities and has been associated with the Real Estate, Retail, Marine Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy and Financial Services sectors.

Prior to leading Board Titans, Yazad has been instrumental for various Strategic initiatives and handled asset responsibilities in excess of USD 500 million. Some of his achievements include responsibilities in overseeing a reduction of 20% in corporate financing costs, saving financial default, increasing profit abilities by 35%, reducing operational overheads by 24% and implementing a USD 2 billion global alliance to gain business efficiencies.

Yazad's passion for advisory has enabled him to partner with Chairmen, Owners, Directors and Senior C-Suite Executives ranging from Start-ups, PE/VC led SMEs, mid-market companies as well as multinational conglomerates. He is also a Council Member for Investment Consulting and Real Estate at Gerson Lehrman Group.

Yazad has an MBA with Distinction from Hult International Business School, is a certified accountant (CMA), holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance & Economics and has attended Executive Leadership programs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Winner of the Standard Chartered Award for exceptional "best-in-class" Finance Performance, Yazad is an adjunct faculty at Hult International Business School, a member of the Harvard Business Publishing for Educators and speaker at various forums on Strategy, Corporate Governance, Ethics & CSR.


Board Titan’s Advisory Board consists of Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Board Directors, C-Suite Executives and senior professionals from diverse Industry, Demographic and Cultural backgrounds.

Charles Corm – Chief Executive Officer, Corm Capital

Charles is the CEO at Corm Capital. Corm Capital ® is a global multi-sector holding company founded in 1998 and active in five main sectors: finance, investments, technology, media and real estate. Backed by prestigious international advisors, Corm Capital is committed to operating to the highest ethical and moral standards. Read More

Rupert Purser – Head of Business Consulting & Risk Advisory,
Hill International Inc.

Rupert is an engineer, accountant and business transformation practitioner with over 25 years in assisting businesses manage change when in distress and when facing rapid growth, the last 17 of which have been in Greater China and recently the Middle East. Read More

Dr. Soumia Lotfi – Director, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

Soumia is strategic-minded with an extensive 10-year international background, proven track record in best practice Financial Services, Risk Management, Capital Management, Portfolio Management, Macro Economic Studies, Analytics, Market Research, Customer Intelligence and Information Management, with proven Business leadership experience as of Process development for successful engagements with offshore Read More

Shane Phillips – Managing Director, Shane Phillips Consultants

Shane is currently the Managing Director of Shane Phillips Consultants in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Helping companies build championship leadership teams has been a tradition in the Phillips family for two generations. Read More

Mario Chimento – Chief Executive Officer, Chimento Consulting

Mario has over 19 years of working experience within various industries such as Banking, Food & Beverage, Real Estate and IT, Mario has developed depth and breadth of competencies in both fields of Corporate and Private Finance, as well as in entrepreneurial business development. Read More

Karim Hachani – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Pepperweb

Karim is the Founder & CEO of Pepperweb, a digital agency focusing on UI / UX and complex developments for both private and public sector. He oversees the firms Strategy, Product Designs and is responsible for guiding and positioning its operations to deliver innovative solutions and value to worldwide clients. Read More

It is exciting times at Board Titans and we hope that we are able to be a part of your success story.

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