About Us

vision Vision:

Build profitable and scalable businesses while creating wealth for all stakeholders.

mission Mission:

To Identity, finance and mentor businesses to grow exponentially.

Welcome to Vananam Enterprises, where we are dedicated to driving sustainable growth and creating value for our stakeholders through our diversified portfolio of businesses. Our mission is to be a leading force in the industries we operate in, and we achieve this through a focus on innovation, efficiency, and customer-centricity.

We offer a range of services, from finance and retail to real estate and technology, all with an unwavering commitment to excellence and social responsibility. Our team of experts works tirelessly to ensure that we remain at the forefront of our industries, leveraging the latest advancements in technology and innovation to deliver cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients.

At Vananam Enterprises, we believe in operating with integrity and upholding our core values at all times. We are dedicated to creating sustainable value for our stakeholders, and this commitment is reflected in everything we do. Join us on our journey as we continue to drive growth and make a positive impact in the world.

Leadership Profiles

Keshav Inani - CEO, Vananam

Keshav is a young and dynamic entrepreneur who finished his CA at the age of 21 and embarked upon an entrepreneurial journey early in his career.

He first worked in accounting and auditing in some of the leading audit firms for five years. Deepening his core in the field of finance, he then ventured out to act as a consulting CFO for top startups in India which eventually were taken over by large conglomerates. In a quest to further help startups and realise his entrepreneurial dreams, he decided to start ‘Vananam’, a startup focused on assisting entrepreneurs to raise funds and easing their startup journey. In addition to helping startups, he endeavours to democratise startup investing and help retail investors build wealth.

Mahendra Rathod - COO, Vananam

A mechanical engineer from M.S. University, Baroda and an IIM Bangalore alumnus, Mahendra Rathod is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience.

He has been a key resource in devising corporate and financial strategy, leading operations and M&A activities for some large corporations, including Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla Minacs, Dell and Cognizant. After gaining a rich experience in the corporate world, he found his calling in nurturing startups. He has shaped the fortunes of several startups by raising funds, mentoring, strategizing and handling operations. He’s associated with several startups in Health Tech, Insurtech, and Information Technology space.

Aside from work, Mahendra is also building a trekking community called TrekNomads. Being an avid trekker himself, Mahendra strongly feels for the rural trekking community and his NGO, TrekNomads Foundation, deploys more than Rs 5 Cr every year for the benefit and education of remote mountain village communities.

Anand Nair - Chief Investment Officer & CEO, GCC Region

Anand is a seasoned professional with nearly 16 years of experience in the realms of investment banking, international trade consultancy, and advisory services. His expertise spans across diverse fields, including project financing, capital advisory, private equity, investment banking, and the facilitation of international trade. His strong foundation in the ASEAN and UAE regions has been pivotal in his career journey.

Having previously worked with esteemed financial institutions such as HSBC and Barclays, Anand has successfully managed and executed projects for multinational corporations across multiple countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Kazakhstan, and the UAE. Additionally, he has collaborated with various institutional funds, aiding them in expanding their operations and presence within the ASEAN and GCC regions.

Anand's remarkable multilingual abilities, coupled with his academic qualifications in the form of an MBA Hons and an engineering background, have contributed to his comprehensive skill set. Currently, he spearheads Mactrade Capital, an enterprise specializing in cross-border commodity trading and trade finance solutions. Mactrade Capital primarily serves businesses operating in the sectors of agriculture, FMCG, and cosmetics.

Driven by a vision and passion for broadening the horizons of international trade, Anand is dedicated to facilitating exponential growth for manufacturing companies within the UAE market. His results-oriented approach empowers companies to navigate the complexities of international trade efficiently, helping them realize their trade objectives swiftly.

Beyond his corporate roles, Anand actively engages with the business community as a board member of multiple Chambers of Commerce. In this capacity, he offers valuable insights and guidance to multinational companies, assisting them in crafting and executing strategic plans for their UAE-based operations. His expertise extends to advising on market expansion and product diversification strategies aimed at increasing sales and fostering growth in new demographics.

Anand is renowned for his proactive pursuit of strategic opportunities and his exceptional networking acumen. He is also a respected speaker and contributor at export and investment-related events, communities, and workshops, both in the UAE and abroad. His engagements span private and public multinational corporations, as well as governmental organizations, where he shares his wealth of knowledge and insights.

Advisors to the Board of the Directors

Dr. Mustafa Saasa

Dr. Mustafa Saasa is Prominent Indian Business Magnate, Social Philanthropist, a Renowned Corporate Speaker, Premium Influencer, Mentor, Mind-set & Leadership Coach Certified by World’s No. 1 Leadership Coach – Marshall Goldsmith. Dr. Mustafa helps Leaders, Businessmen & CEOs to grow through from What they are Going Through & increase their Results by Working Smarter in Today's Economy. Dr. Saasa is continuing Business Legacy which was started 1958. He is a serial Entrepreneur having diverse business experience globally. He is known for his CSR Work in Education & Water

Dr. Mustafa Taherali Saasa is Chairman and Managing Director of Raj Group of Companies, UAE. He is also Board of Directors as Chairman of Corporate Affairs & Communications of Freehold Mediation & Information. He is Chairman of Sell Force International LLC in Dubai & Sarrahraj Enterprise Pvt Ltd in India. Raj Group has subsidiaries and associates in Panama, Montevideo (Uruguay), Warsaw (Poland), Rotterdam (Holland), Istanbul (Turkey), Kigali (Rwanda), Accra (Ghana), Singapore, Ahmedabad (India) having Global HQ in Dubai – United Arab Emirates.

Raj Group is into Trading, Manufacturing & Services. Trading is the Legacy Business which his late Father Taher Ali Abdul Husain Saasa started in 1958 in the field of Building Material and later on diversified in Project & Turnkey Supplies, Energy Conservation & Waste Management Systems etc...having manufacturing units - 1 in USA & 2 in India. Mainly Telematics Manufacturing in California – USA, Herbal Cosmetics & Plantable Newspaper Pencils in India. The Third Vertical of Services has 4 Divisions. 1) Dispute Resolution in Freehold Properties, 2) Succession Planning for Large Size Family Run Businesses, 3) Dr. Mustafa Saasa is a Leadership Coach, mentoring to Top Tier in an Organization & 4) Pre mium Influencer & Advisory Services globally.

Stephan Pouyat

Stephan Pouyat is a reputed businessman in the field of finance with a passion for the Sustainable Capital Development Goals as a mean to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

He is the Founder of BleuMotion and CEO of GreenPowerHouse, a Green Hydrogen SPV of BleuMotion and Blended Financial Vehicle. He is also Managing Director of ‘The Digital Economist’, and a Board Member of 1BussinessWorld.

Mr Pouyat has 20 years of international capital market expertise, specialized in collateral management, cross-border liquidity and multiple asset classes custody, including post-trade equities, fixed incomes, funds and ETFs. M. Pouyat is a strategic advisor and board member of several companies operating in different industry sectors which all aimed at having an impact on humanity, and a writer and co-author of many financial business transformations, including 'Capital for the Common Good' and ‘Scaling the Sustainable Finance Market’.