Kiran Asher established Al Ansari Trading Enterprise LLC in 1975 as an engineering merchandise trading Company. Under his leadership, Al Ansari Trading has evolved into a group of 11 companies in various industries across GCC and India.
He is actively associated with Indian associations in Oman – Indian Merchants’ community, Indian Social Club, India Economy Forum and Indian Schools in Oman. He has held various offices including:
Ex-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Indian Schools in Oman
Ex-Chairman of the Education cell of Indian Merchants’ community, who also manages temples in Oman. Presently he is a Senior management committee member.
Current Board Member of the Oman Cricket Club
Kiran Asher also played a vital role in establishing a fraternity of Indian Businessmen at JAFZA at Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. This fraternity is responsible to act for the close co-ordination between the Free Zone Management and the Fraternity of Indian Business institutions in the Free Zone.
In February 2011, he was conferred with the prestigious ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Award’ at the Hands of Mrs Pratibha Devi – the President of India. This is the highest recognition given to a non-resident Indian, by the Government of India.
Jesal Asher is responsible for establishing corporate governance structure within the Group and ensuring that what once was a family business, continues to function professionally and keeping all stakeholders needs in mind. She has also focused on geographical expansion and enables diversification across our product and service lines.
Prior to moving to Oman in 2014, Jesal spent 11 years in New York as a Partner at KPMG heading up the Northeast Enterprise Risk Management practice. In that role she was involved in creating the methodology, training, establishing a team and serving many of the Fortune 100 clients in varied sectors – financial, insurance, retail, and publishing.
Jesal is a graduate of the London School of Economics and obtained ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualification in London while working at PriceWaterhouse Coopers.