MANAGEMENT

The team behind Twenty14 Holdings are industry professionals with backgrounds varying from acquisitions, finance, development and operations.

Adeeb Ahamed

As the Managing Director of Twenty14 Holdings, Mr. Adeeb Ahamed is responsible for the strategic governance of the company as well as serving as a member of the Board of Directors. Since founding the firm in 2014, he had led the company in acquiring more than $650 million worth of assets around the world.

Prior to launching Twenty14 Holdings, Mr. Adeeb Ahamed successfully established Lulu International Exchange, a leading financial services company, which today has 125+ branches in nine countries and Tablez Food Company, a leading F&B company, operating home-grown as well as franchise concepts across UAE and India. Mr. Adeeb has also previously held several positions in the hospitality and services sector with international brands such as Grosvenor House, AJW Marriott and Baglioni Hotel in London, UK.

Mr. Adeeb has earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Les Roches, Switzerland and a Master’s of Business Administration in International Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Shafeena Yusuff Ali

Ms. Shafeena Yusuff Ali is the Director of Twenty14 Holdings and also one of its shareholders. With a major in finance from Richmond, The American International University in London, Ms. Shafeena comes with in-depth knowledge of the F&B industry via her role as the CEO of Tablez Food Company, the F&B arm of retail giant LuLu Group International. Combining her passion for food and travelling, Ms. Shafeena has over the years introduced a variety of homegrown as well as franchised F&B concepts across the UAE and India. A true believer in innovation and providing the best culinary experience, she has gone on to create niche for herself in the ever expanding F&B industry and brings the same level of commitment and expertise to Twenty14 Holdings.

Adeeb Ahamed

As the Managing Director of Twenty14 Holdings, Mr. Adeeb Ahamed is responsible for the strategic governance of the company as well as serving as a member of the Board of Directors. Since founding the firm in 2014, he had led the company in acquiring more than $650 million worth of assets around the world.

Prior to launching Twenty14 Holdings, Mr. Adeeb Ahamed successfully established Lulu International Exchange, a leading financial services company, which today has 125+ branches in nine countries and Tablez Food Company, a leading F&B company, operating home-grown as well as franchise concepts across UAE and India. Mr. Adeeb has also previously held several positions in the hospitality and services sector with international brands such as Grosvenor House, AJW Marriott and Baglioni Hotel in London, UK.

Mr. Adeeb has earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Les Roches, Switzerland and a Master’s of Business Administration in International Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Shafeena Yusuff Ali

Ms. Shafeena Yusuff Ali is the Director of Twenty14 Holdings and also one of its shareholders. With a major in finance from Richmond, The American International University in London, Ms. Shafeena comes with in-depth knowledge of the F&B industry via her role as the CEO of Tablez Food Company, the F&B arm of retail giant LuLu Group International. Combining her passion for food and travelling, Ms. Shafeena has over the years introduced a variety of homegrown as well as franchised F&B concepts across the UAE and India. A true believer in innovation and providing the best culinary experience, she has gone on to create niche for herself in the ever expanding F&B industry and brings the same level of commitment and expertise to Twenty14 Holdings.

Krishnan Kannan

Mr. Krishnan Kannan is Twenty14 Holdings’ Head of Investments - Africa, Asia & Far East and is involved in the firm’s asset management and acquisition functions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Krishnan spent more than five years with Abu Dhabi-headquartered financial services company Lulu International Exchange, where he took up various positions including that of Area Manager and Banking Relationship Manager. Mr. Krishnan had also worked with Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., one of India’s leading banking and financial services group.

Mr. Krishnan graduated from SIES College of Management Studies in Mumbai in 2007 and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with a specialization in finance.

Fazal Mohammed

Mr. Fazal Mohammed is the Head of Asset Management - UAE at Twenty14 Holdings and is responsible for the firm’s asset management activities. He has over 9 years of professional experience in finance, real estate, interior design, and manufacturing industries in India and UAE.

Before joining Twenty14 Holdings, he worked with Abu Dhabi-headquartered Lulu International Exchange, one of the leading global financial services company, in various capacities including but not limited to – Business Development Manager, Area Manager and Corporate Planning Manager for close to six years. He has also previously worked as freelance Marketing Executive with Dubai Maksquare and as a freelance Property Consultant for Damac.

Mr. Fazal has a post graduate degree in Strategic Marketing and a degree in Commerce, Marketing, both from the University of Wollongong, Dubai, UAE.

Vijay Bhargav Narasimhan

Mr. Vijay Bhargav Narasimhan is the General Manager - Projects (UAE) at Twenty14 Holdings and leads multi-disciplinary teams across the firm’s properties.

A seasoned mechanical engineer, Mr. Vijay has over 19 years of experience in spearheading projects/programs entailing leadership, management, planning and execution. He joined from Design Group Engineering Consultants in Muscat, Oman, where he functioned as the Operations Manager, prior to which he has worked with firms like Tamiar Trans Tech LLC, ETA Group and M+W Group among others.

Mr. Vijay has earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Karnatak University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies in Pune, India.

Glenn Gawler

Glenn Gawler is the Head of Food and Beverage at Twenty14 Holdings. Glenn's passion lies in the Food and Beverage industry which started when entering the Les Roches Hotel Management School in Switzerland in 1999 where he completed the Diploma course as well as obtaining Bachelors of Art in Hospitality in 2003. From School he moved on to working with Davy's of London where he learnt valuable experiences with independent operators. He went back to hotels in 2005 and worked in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel where he worked in various departments. In 2010 an opportunity came knocking in Abu Dhabi where he had the opportunity to witness the start up of Tablez Food Company which is the restaurant division of EMKE group of companies and became the operations manager of Bloomsburys Coffee Shop.

Shanil Mohammed Valiyakath

Mr. Shanil Mohammed Valiyakath is the head of Banking and Investments - Europe and Americas at Twenty14 Holdings.

Prior to his involvement with the firm, he was part of Lulu International Exchange, one of the leading global financial services company, for five years. At Lulu International Exchange, he was responsible for the organization’s business development in UAE and then went on to head its banking relations division. Mr. Mohammed started his career with National Australia Bank in Melbourne, where he donned various roles in retail banking, credit risk and risk mitigation for close to four years.

Mr. Mohammed, who is currently pursuing his ACCA, graduated from Deakin University, Melbourne in 2009 and holds a degree in IT & Business Studies. He also has an advanced diploma in Loss Prevention & Risk Assessment and Computing (Advanced Mathematics).

Dhanesh Panicker

Mr. Dhanesh Panicker is the Projects Manager (Oman) at Twenty14 Holdings. An experienced electrical engineer, Mr. Dhanesh has more than 9 years of experience in project management, design and implementation of ID and MEP systems across various entities.

Before joining Twenty14 Holdings, Mr. Dhanesh was the Project Manager for Tablez Food Company (India). Prior to that he was the Project Engineer at Lulu Group International and Hi Tech Engineers and Consultants.

Mr. Dhanesh holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from TKM College of Engineering.

Krishnan Kannan

Mr. Krishnan Kannan is Twenty14 Holdings’ Head of Investments - Africa, Asia & Far East and is involved in the firm’s asset management and acquisition functions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Krishnan spent more than five years with Abu Dhabi-headquartered financial services company Lulu International Exchange, where he took up various positions including that of Area Manager and Banking Relationship Manager. Mr. Krishnan had also worked with Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., one of India’s leading banking and financial services group.

Mr. Krishnan graduated from SIES College of Management Studies in Mumbai in 2007 and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with a specialization in finance.

Fazal Mohammed

Mr. Fazal Mohammed is the Head of Asset Management - UAE at Twenty14 Holdings and is responsible for the firm’s asset management activities. He has over 9 years of professional experience in finance, real estate, interior design, and manufacturing industries in India and UAE.

Before joining Twenty14 Holdings, he worked with Abu Dhabi-headquartered Lulu International Exchange, one of the leading global financial services company, in various capacities including but not limited to – Business Development Manager, Area Manager and Corporate Planning Manager for close to six years. He has also previously worked as freelance Marketing Executive with Dubai Maksquare and as a freelance Property Consultant for Damac.

Mr. Fazal has a post graduate degree in Strategic Marketing and a degree in Commerce, Marketing, both from the University of Wollongong, Dubai, UAE.

Vijay Bhargav Narasimhan

Mr. Vijay Bhargav Narasimhan is the General Manager - Projects (UAE) at Twenty14 Holdings and leads multi-disciplinary teams across the firm’s properties.

A seasoned mechanical engineer, Mr. Vijay has over 19 years of experience in spearheading projects/programs entailing leadership, management, planning and execution. He joined from Design Group Engineering Consultants in Muscat, Oman, where he functioned as the Operations Manager, prior to which he has worked with firms like Tamiar Trans Tech LLC, ETA Group and M+W Group among others.

Mr. Vijay has earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Karnatak University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies in Pune, India.

Glenn Gawler

Glenn Gawler is the Head of Food and Beverage at Twenty14 Holdings. Glenn's passion lies in the Food and Beverage industry which started when entering the Les Roches Hotel Management School in Switzerland in 1999 where he completed the Diploma course as well as obtaining Bachelors of Art in Hospitality in 2003. From School he moved on to working with Davy's of London where he learnt valuable experiences with independent operators. He went back to hotels in 2005 and worked in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel where he worked in various departments. In 2010 an opportunity came knocking in Abu Dhabi where he had the opportunity to witness the start up of Tablez Food Company which is the restaurant division of EMKE group of companies and became the operations manager of Bloomsburys Coffee Shop.

Shanil Mohammed Valiyakath

Mr. Shanil Mohammed Valiyakath is the head of Banking and Investments - Europe and Americas at Twenty14 Holdings.

Prior to his involvement with the firm, he was part of Lulu International Exchange, one of the leading global financial services company, for five years. At Lulu International Exchange, he was responsible for the organization’s business development in UAE and then went on to head its banking relations division. Mr. Mohammed started his career with National Australia Bank in Melbourne, where he donned various roles in retail banking, credit risk and risk mitigation for close to four years.

Mr. Mohammed, who is currently pursuing his ACCA, graduated from Deakin University, Melbourne in 2009 and holds a degree in IT & Business Studies. He also has an advanced diploma in Loss Prevention & Risk Assessment and Computing (Advanced Mathematics).

Dhanesh Panicker

Mr. Dhanesh Panicker is the Projects Manager (Oman) at Twenty14 Holdings. An experienced electrical engineer, Mr. Dhanesh has more than 9 years of experience in project management, design and implementation of ID and MEP systems across various entities.

Before joining Twenty14 Holdings, Mr. Dhanesh was the Project Manager for Tablez Food Company (India). Prior to that he was the Project Engineer at Lulu Group International and Hi Tech Engineers and Consultants.

Mr. Dhanesh holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from TKM College of Engineering.