Risk and Strategy Director
Before joining Linklease as its Strategy and Risk Director, Mathew was a member of Gulf Finance’s Executive Committee as its Head of Credit and Strategy.
In this senior position, Mathew played a critical role in driving Gulf Finance’s strategic expansion into Saudi Arabia through his specialist expertise in underwriting, risk modeling and new product development.
Mathew joined Gulf Finance in 2010 as its Head of Credit where he built a specialist credit team to ensure the successful delivery of loans valued at $USD 400 million across multiple product lines within the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Earlier, Mathew worked for GE Capital in Canada. As an Account Manager, he advised key clients on alternative business models, company reevaluation options, capital expenditure, and other critical financial and strategic issues.
Prior to that, Mathew undertook a variety of roles with well-known Canadian businesses including Rogers Wireless Telecommunications and TD Canada Trust. These roles included leading auditing teams, rehauling internal auditing systems and processes to align with global best practices, and advising high-net-worth individuals.
Mathew has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from York University’s Schulich School of Business in Canada.