Abhay Pandey – CEO
Founder and CEO of MAST Consulting Group, Abhay is a visionary entrepreneur, with over 15 years of hands-on techno-consulting experience, across geographies and industries. With a keen eye on identifying unmet needs across industrial verticals, Abhay started MAST Consulting in 2016 to provide enterprises with solutions focused on Digital Strategies, Customer Experience, Enterprise Risk management (People, Process & Technology), Data Center Infrastructure (distributed and hybrid), Cloud adoption, Sustainability governance and more.
Abhay’s business acumen, grit, determination, and confidence in his vision led to the first company, MAS Tech Consulting, developing into a profitable home-grown UAE start-up, with a global footprint, all while being self-funded. Under his leadership the company’s client portfolio has grown to include market leading brands.
Continuing his entrepreneurial journey, Abhay further diversified the Group beyond its Techno-Consulting practice, adding MAS Tech General Trading as well as MAST Advisory Services into its fold, to complement their portfolio with end-to-end solutions including system integration, feasibility studies and more.With a proven track record of success over the past 5 years, the MAST Consulting Group is now also adding AI capabilities along with launching tech-led convenience applications in the B2C and B2B space in the form of MAST DigitALL, MAST B2B, MAST Connect as well as an Insights division.
S Kumar Subramania – Sr. VP
As the Senior Vice President at MAST Consulting, part of the MAST Consulting Group, S Kumar Subramania brings 30+ years of rich industry experience to the table, including 15 years in leadership roles. Kumar channels his decades of expertise and extensive knowledge towards the organization’s core interests; including, but not limited to, effective digital adoption and top-tier consulting.
A highly respected senior leader within the technology and consulting space, Kumar is equally at ease with architecting pertinent solutions as he is with strategic business consulting. Kumar’s key strength lies in successfully transforming innovative ideas from concept to reality, and further into a thriving, robust business. A key example of his strategic leadership capabilities was Kumar’s tenure with Veeras Infotek Private Limited UAE, where he was pivotal in the company’s growth and eventual integration with Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic in 2018. Following the successful integration, he went on to become the General Manager of the parent company.
With a focus on building “organizations” rather than “businesses”, Kumar’s stellar career track record underscores his ability to not only develop innovative business models that lead ideas from concept to market, but also ensure their ongoing growth with a strict emphasis on people, processes and a healthy sustainable P & L.
Along with industry certifications like ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certification, and the Prince2 Certification, Kumar’s tech and consulting strengths extend across Innovative Solutions Design & Framework Architecture; Sustainability Consulting; Financial Planning, Audits & Assessments; Quality Assurance; Project Cost Control, Resource Augmentation, and more.
Armed with an entrepreneurial DNA and a deep understanding of the Middle East market, Kumar brings a culture of excellence and success to his current role at MAST Consulting, and will be guiding the organization through its next growth phase, expanding its client portfolio and influence across multiple industries.
P. K. Ray – Group CFO
Mr Prosanta Kumar Ray has been an inspiration in building MAST Consulting Group into a comprehensive service provider in Cyber Sec, Data centre and allied spaces. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, MBA from University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), CIMA (UK) pass out and holder of Valuation Certificate from the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. He has spent considerable period in donning variety of portfolios in private and public sector organizations over 35+ years including heading finance functions in MNC over 10 years. His major is in project finance, project management and valuations besides being involved in providing leadership in setting up of new ventures. He always has been the foundation in bringing cost effective innovation to market.
He is amiable with keen intellect and has passion for insatiable learning across.
Anil Sahore – Head of Advisory – Regulatory and Compliance
Anil is an industry thought leader with three decades of enriched Consulting, IT Audit and Compliance experience working with KPMG, Wipro Consulting etc. In his last engagement with KPMG as Technical Director for 9+ years, Anil was leading IT Audit and Assurance vertical, end-to-end business process transformation, strategy formulation, process reengineering, Cyber Tech Consultation. Anil handled a wide range of engagements across the globe and specializes in executing government transformation engagements, management of large IT projects and programs.
- ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor; (CQI-IRCA approved Lead Auditor)
- ISO 27001:2013 Lead Tutor; (CQI-IRCA approved )
- ISO 9001:2015- Lead Auditor (CQI-IRCA approved Auditor/Provisional Lead Auditor)
- ISO 27701:2019- Auditor (CQI-IRCA approved)
- BS 25999- Lead Implementer;
- CISA (Passed); BCPS (BCMI); CEH (EC-Council);
- Lead Auditor- International Safety Management Code (ISM Code);
- Lead Auditor-International Ship and Port Facility Security Code
- Certificate Program in Public Procurement ( World Bank),
- Certificate Program in Contracts Management ( World Bank)