Sir Ron KalifaIndependent Chairman
Sir Ron Kalifa has significant experience in the payments industry. He was Chief Executive Officer of Worldpay for over 10 years, building and leading Worldpay into a premier global payments company. He is also an operating partner to Advent International and its advisers. Sir Kalifa also sits on the boards of the England & Wales Cricket Board and is a member of the Council of Imperial College, London. He was awarded an OBE in 2018 and was knighted in 2022 in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours list for his work supporting the financial services and technology industries.
Nandan MerGroup Chief Executive Officer
Nandan is Chief Executive Officer of the Group and serves on the Network International Board of Directors.
Nandan has more than 30 years’ experience in building and growing businesses, and has a strong background in payments, consumer finance and corporate banking, in addition to the Middle East and African markets. Prior to joining Network International, Nandan had an 11 year career at Mastercard, serving as Strategy Head for International Markets, President for the Japanese business and Head of Global Consumer Credit and Loyalty Solutions. He has also held senior positions at American Express, Citigroup and United Bank for Africa.
Nandan was appointed as a Director of Network International on 1 February 2021.
Darren PopeSenior Independent Non-Executive Director
Darren serves on the Network International Board of Directors and is the Senior Independent Director for Equiniti Group plc and an Independent Non-Executive Director for CYBG plc.
Darren is a qualified accountant with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, the majority of which has been spent in retail financial services. Most recently, he served as CFO and Board Member of TSB Bank plc, having led both the initial stages of its separation from Lloyds Banking Group, and its subsequent IPO.
Darren has held a number of other senior positions at Lloyds Banking Group, Cheltenham & Gloucester plc, Egg plc and Prudential plc. He previously served as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Virgin Money Holdings (UK) plc prior to its acquisition by CYBG plc in October 2018. He was also a member of the Virgin Money Holdings (UK) plc Risk, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
At CYBG plc he is currently a member of its Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Clydesdale Bank plc and Virgin Money plc Boards both of which are subsidiaries within the CYBG plc group, a member of the Clydesdale Bank plc Audit Committee, Chair of the Virgin Money plc Audit Committee and member of the Virgin Money plc Risk Committee. Additionally Darren is Chair of Equiniti plc’s Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Risk Committees.
He was appointed as a director on 13 March 2019. Darren sits on Network International’s Audit & Risk committee and Nomination committee.
Victoria HullIndependent Non-Executive Director
Victoria serves on the Network International Board of Directors and is a Non-Executive Director with Ultra Electronics plc and a Non-Executive Director with Rosenblatt plc, sitting on the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee for each. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Alphawave IP Group plc.
Victoria is a former Executive Director of Invensys plc, a FTSE 100 global industrial and software company, where she served as General Counsel and Company Secretary. She is also a former Executive Director, General Counsel and Company Secretary of Telewest Communications plc.
Victoria has experience across many diverse sectors, including an extensive corporate governance and Remuneration Committee background. Her breadth of commercial and legal experience includes familiarity with markets across the Middle East and Africa, and she has a strong legal background dealing directly in legal issues surrounding intellectual property rights, pensions, international M&As, commercial contracts and litigation. Her legal career commenced at Clifford Chance LLP in 1986 where she gained knowledge and experience working internationally on M&A for both public and private companies.
Victoria holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Southampton and was appointed as a director on 13 March 2019. She sits on Network International’s Audit & Risk committee, Nomination committee and its Remuneration committee.
Anil DuaIndependent Non-Executive Director
Anil has extensive experience operating in the pan-African financial services sector. He is Founding Partner at Gateway, a private equity fund specialising in dynamic growth markets including Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to this, Anil worked for over 35 years with Standard Chartered Bank in Asia, Africa, Europe and US, where he held various roles including Regional CEO West Africa and Regional Head of Origination and Client Coverage, Africa.
Anil currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for Liquid Telecom, African Export Import Bank and Nouvobanq.
He was appointed as a director on 22 January 2020 and is a member of the Board's Audit & Risk Committee.
Habib Al MullaIndependent Non-Executive Director
Dr Habib is one of the UAE’s most highly respected legal authorities and serves on the Network International Board of Directors.
Habib has over 34 years’ experience in UAE law and has drafted many of the modern legislative structures in place in Dubai today. He is a strong advocate for the improvement and modernisation of UAE Laws. He is a frequent commentator on the legislation and economy of the UAE and is often consulted to draft and advise on Federal and Emirate level laws.
He is the chairman of the board of trustees for the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and is Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UAE Committee. Habib created the concept of financial free zones in the UAE and was the architect of the legal framework establishing the Dubai International Financial Centre, the first financial free zone in the UAE. He also served as Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).
Habib has held numerous prominent government positions over the years, including being a member of the UAE Federal National Council, the federal parliament of the UAE, member of the Legislative Committee, in charge of reviewing federal legislation, member of the Economic Committee, in charge of reviewing fiscal and economic policy of the federation, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal and Judicial Studies, in charge of training judges and prosecutors in the Emirate of Dubai and Chairman of the UAE Jurists Association.
He was appointed as a director on 29 March 2019. Habib sits on Network International’s Nomination committee.
Suryanarayan SubramanianNon-Executive Director
Suryanarayan is the Chief Financial Officer of Emirates NBD, and serves on the Network International Board of Directors.
Suryanarayan has over 30 years’ experience in Banking and Finance, primarily in South East Asia and the Far East with Standard Chartered Bank and Royal Bank of Canada, covering various CFO roles in geographic and business structures across Wholesale Banking, Retail and Wealth Management.
Suryanarayan has been with the Emirates NBD Group in Dubai since September 2010 as Group Chief Financial Officer. During this period ENBD has acquired Dubai Bank, an Islamic lender, and the Egyptian business of BNP Paribas.
In his last appointment, he was with the Ministry of Finance and Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority in Singapore holding a dual portfolio to support development of accounting standards and corporate financial surveillance.
Suryanarayan is a Chartered Accountant from India and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Kolkata University.
He was appointed as a director on 13 March 2019.
Rohit MalhotraGroup Chief Financial Officer and Group Chief Strategy Officer
Rohit is the Group’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for overseeing financial activities across the Group as well as Strategy and Corporate Development, including M&A. Having joined the Company in October 2010, Rohit has been actively involved in the growth of the business for many years, including the acquisition of Emerging Markets Payments Holdings in 2016.
He has 20+ years of experience in the financial services and FMCG sectors and before joining Network, was the Head of Financial Policy and Processes at Emirates NBD, where he led Finance systems implementation across the Group. Prior to that, Rohit was one of the senior team leads in the Global Balance Sheet Reporting function of American Express, working closely with the Investor Relations team, and before that he managed the Financial Planning activities for Nestle’s South Asia Region.
Monique ShivanandanIndependent Non-Executive Director
Ms. Shivanandan is a recognised technology leader with over 30 years of experience within the Telecommunications, Banking and Insurance sectors. Most recently she served as Group Chief Information Officer at the global insurer, Chubb, before which she held the same position at FTSE100 insurer Aviva plc where she delivered a large scale digital transformation. Monique has also held senior positions at BT Group and Capital One Financial and has previously served as a Non-Executive Director for JP Morgan Securities in the UK.
Diane RadleyIndependent Non-Executive Director
Ms. Radley has specialized in finance, audit and risk related matters having previously led the Transaction Services Group at PwC South Africa and served as Chief Executive Officer at Old Mutual Investment Group. She has held a number of several non-executive and executive roles at major South African businesses and currently serves as a non-executive director at Transaction Capital Limited, Murray and Roberts Holdings Limited, Base Resources Limited and Redefine Properties Limited.