Gaurav KumarManaging Director, Head of Distribution MEASA at Principal Global Investors
Gaurav joined Principal Global Investors in June 2013 as Managing Director, based in the firm’s Dubai office, with a key responsibility to establish and build the fund distribution franchise in Middle East and South East Asia. Before joining PGI, Gaurav was a Partner with a boutique alternative investment company focused on the MENA region. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors for Eastspring Investments Limited (formerly known as Prudential Asset Management Limited) in Dubai, where he was responsible for setting up and managing Prudential’s Funds activities across the Middle East. He has more than 17 years of work experience and was with the Prudential group for over ten years, starting his career with M&G Investments in London. In his last few assignments with Prudential he worked as Head of Portfolio Management for Asia based in Singapore, prior to which he was Head of Product & International Business for Prudential ICICI, India.