Red Sea Housing Appoints New CFO

Prabhakar Kesavan to oversee company's Industrial & Affordable Housing and Building Materials platforms

DUBAI, UAE, April 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Sea Housing Services Company (RSHS), has announced the appointment of Prabhakar Kesavan as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his new role, Kesavan will oversee the finance, accounting, tax and treasury departments of RSH's Industrial Housing, Building Materials, and Affordable Housing platforms.


Based on his 25 years of professional experience in finance, Kesavan was selected from a comprehensive list of distinguished global peers by RSHS's senior management team and the Nomination and Compensation Committee of the company's Board of Directors. In his current capacity as Group CFO, he will collaborate in delivering RSH's 2020 Growth Strategy.

Joseph Vecchiolla, CEO of Red Sea Housing Services Company, said: "Prabhakar Kesavan is a highly experienced professional with strong industry experience and leadership and an astute finance and accounting background. He is an ideal candidate for the position of CFO of RSHS to drive the company's 2020 Growth Strategy. We welcome him to our team and look forward to his contributions to the success and growth of the company."

Prior to joining RSHS, Kesavan held senior positions of increasing responsibility over a period of 16 years with Aggreko Plc, an FTSE 100 solutions provider engaged in the rental of temporary power and temperature control. In addition, Prabhakar has spent nine years holding a financial leadership position with the TATA Group, a SAR 380 billion conglomerate of over 90 companies. Throughout an illustrious career in corporate finance, Kesavan has garnered extensive experience throughout the Middle East, Africa, Australasia and Latin America, serving in financial and profit and loss (P&L) operating roles which contributed to significant organic growth and mergers and acquisitions. 

Kesavan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Madras, India and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA). Mr. Kesavan has completed various other management development courses with specialization in Finance and International Business.

With a presence in over 60 countries, RSH (Tadawul: 4230) is the world's leading designer, manufacturer, financier and manager of large-scale accommodation solutions, with specialist expertise in supplying building materials, affordable housing to economically-developing countries and fast, turnkey satellite living localities to the construction, energy and Government sectors globally.


SOURCE Red Sea Housing Services

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