Bhaskar Mehta

Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Bhaskar Mehta is Chief Risk Officer at the GFH Financial Group, where he brings to his role more than a decade of experience in risk management in the financial services industry, including both private investment and the public markets across the Middle East and other emerging markets. As Chief Risk Officer, he is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and frameworks that effectively manage all risks associated with the Group’s various functions – including Credit, Market, Liquidity and Operational Risk. He serves in several of the Group’s executive management level committees, and reports independently to the Board Audit & Risk Committee.

Prior to joining the Group, he most recently has served as Head of Risk & Portfolio Analytics at Waha Capital in Abu Dhabi, where he was in charge of developing and managing all aspects of governance and risk across the business and its investments.

Previously, Mr. Mehta was at UBS, India acting as a Senior Associate in the Risk Management Department after having worked at the firm as a Research Associate, Fixed Income & Currency Structuring. He began his career as a Programmer Analyst, BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) Vertical, at Cognizant Technology Solutions, India.

Mr. Mehta is FRM (Financial Risk Management) Certified – GARP and holds an MBA – Finance & International Business, IMT Ghaziabad (India). He also holds an International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance from ICA (International Compliance Association), and has completed the Risk Management for Corporate Leaders program delivered by Harvard Business School Executive Education.