Managing Director, LuLu Financial Holdings
Adeeb’s business acumen and entrepreneurial prowess have helped position the organization as a responsible financial services provider in the markets it operates in. From establishing the first LuLu International Exchange branch at Abu Dhabi to overseeing the strategic and rapid growth of the company’s physical and digital network in 11 countries, Adeeb is a thought influencer and sector leader whose contributions to the global payments industry remain unparalleled.
Our Key Team Players
Richard M WasonChief Executive Officer
Narayan PradhanCHRO & VP (GCC)
Lathish VichitranGeneral Manager - LuLu Exchange (Oman)
Nikhil BasheerHead of Operations - LuLu Exchange (Oman)
Binu GopinathCompliance Officer - LuLu Exchange (Oman)
Richard M Wason
Richard M Wason
Chief Executive Officer
Richard M Wason is the Chief Executive Officer of LuLu Financial Holdings. He has over 30+ years of experience in the money transfer and foreign exchange business, with broad experience in all aspects of risk management and financial management. Wason has worked in a number of positions in GCC, UK, India, Hong Kong and Philippines and has varied expertise in a number of subjects including anti-money laundering, systems and processes, accounting and control, security and risk management and taxation.
CHRO & VP (GCC)
Narayan Pradhan is the Chief Human Resource Officer and Vice President - GCC. He has over 30 years of experience as a banking professional and joined LuLu International Exchange in 2012 as General Manager. A Master in Business Administration (Finance), he also holds two more Master degrees in Commerce & Arts. He is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) with additional professional qualification in Human Resource Management. He is also a postgraduate in International Banking & Finance with specialisation in International business operation. Prior to joining LuLu International Exchange, Pradhan has worked with Union Bank of India, one of the premier Government Banks in India in almost all key segments in various capacities. Pradhan has travelled widely across the countries and has good insight of international money transfer and exchange business. He has undergone various training programmes in reputed institutes on International Trade Finance, HRM, industrial financing etc. both in India and abroad. He was promoted to Vice President in January 2015 and presently oversees GCC & India operations.
General Manager - LuLu Exchange (Oman)
Lathish Vichitran, General Manager of Lulu Exchange Oman has over 18 years of experience in money exchange, operations management, business development, sales and marketing, client servicing, credit appraisal and team management. He started his career with Lulu International Exchange UAE in the year 2009 and was among the initial team members who were instrumental in developing the global operations. Prior to joining Lulu Exchange, he worked with GE Money. He holds a B.Sc. in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University.
Head of Operations - LuLu Exchange (Oman)
Nikhil Basheer holds a Master’s in Software Engineering and has been associated with the organization for the past 12 years. He started his career with Lulu Exchange in 2010 and was instrumental in developing Oman operations. He was promoted as the Head of Operations for Lulu Exchange Oman in 2020.
Compliance Officer - LuLu Exchange (Oman)
Binu Gopinath is the Compliance Officer of Lulu Exchange Oman, and the designated Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) to FIU-Oman and approved Compliance Officer to Central Bank of Oman. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Certified Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He has over 19 years of experience in the financial industry.